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 By Diana Zimmerman    News    November 26, 2020 

Covid-19 case surge continues in county

A little over a week ago, the Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office was notified by Wahkiakum Health and Human Services that some of their employees had been in contact with two people who had tested positive for covid-19. “We’re talking close...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    November 26, 2020 

Wahkiakum schools deal with covid cases

By Diana Zimmerman On Nov. 16, Wahkiakum School District learned that an individual at the school had tested positive for covid-19. On Monday, they learned that a second person, a member of the same tight cohort, had tested positive, as had a close...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    November 26, 2020 

4 new covid-19 cases reported on Monday

Wahkiakum Health and Human Services was notified on Monday that four more residents had tested positive for covid-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 20 in Wahkiakum County. Two were related to a case at Wahkiakum School District...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    November 26, 2020 

Christmas Stars bring happiness to young ones

By Diana Zimmerman When NovaLee Knopp joined the Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Department as a reserve deputy 20 years ago, she was surprised to learn that some of her duties came with the unofficial...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    November 26, 2020 

Holiday lighting festival set for Saturday

The annual Winter Festival and Tree Lighting Ceremony is set for this Saturday, November 28 in downtown Cathlamet. Santa Claus will be at the Community Center from 3–6:30 p.m. and small family groups are welcome to stop by and say hello from the...

 

Corrections/Clarifications

Last week's report on the meeting of the Cathlamet Town Council contained two errors. “Excise” tax is the correct term, not “excess tax;" and the council did not pass a motion to contract with ecological land services, it failed and was...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    November 26, 2020 

Covid-19 update

On Friday, Wahkiakum Health and Human Services was awaiting test results for approximately 30 people who had been in close contact with the four Wahkiakum County residents that tested positive for covid-19 last week. Some were symptomatic, and WHHS...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    November 26, 2020 

New attorney comes to Cathlamet

What do music, magic, debating, basketball, and law all have in common? Meet Tom Garvey, Hanigan Law Office's newest associate. Garvey, 30, transplanted to Washington in 2015 after graduating from Kan...

 

The Eagle Calendar

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, meetings and events usually listed here have been canceled or changed to online participation until further notice. The Eagle was advised of the following events: Online Recovery Meeting, Lower Columbia...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    November 19, 2020

Covid-19 confirmed in 16th Wahkiakum resident

Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services (WHHS) has received positive test result notifications for four new covid-19 cases in Wahkiakum County residents. The 16th case was reported late Tuesday. Wahkiakum School District Superintendent Brent...

 

Covid-19 update

Four more cases of covid-19 were confirmed in Wahkiakum County residents for a total of 16 as of Tuesday. There have been 748 tests conducted in the county so far. Pacific County added 26 new cases on Tuesday for a total of 191. Of those, 61 are...

 

WHS Veterans Day assembly goes virtual

Last Thursday, Wahkiakum High School held its annual Veterans Day assembly, but because of the pandemic, they held it minus one key ingredient, an assembly of Wahkiakum students. In order to make it...

 

Council: Is sprinkler ordinance too restrictive?

On Monday the Cathlamet Town Council was joined by representatives from Port District 1, the county’s building and planning department, Chamber of Commerce, fire department and River Mile 38 to deliberate whether a current fire sprinkler ordinance...

 

PUD commission hears storm reports, possible Westend expansion

By Diana Zimmerman Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners heard about recent activity at the utility, approved the budget for 2021, and spoke with George Caan, director of the Washington PUD Association about succession planning. General Manager...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    November 19, 2020

Commissioners limiting meeting room access to combat covid spread

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday acted on a variety of business, including agreeing to reduce in-person access to their meetings. The board supported Commissioner Gene Strong's suggestion to limit visitors to just the people speaking on...

 

The Eagle Calendar

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, meetings and events usually listed here have been canceled or changed to online participation until further notice. The Eagle was advised of the following events: Online Recovery Meeting, Lower Columbia...

 

Early deadlines next week

Because of the Thanksgiving Day holiday, The Eagle will publish a day early next week. That means that deadlines for news, advertisements, letters to the editor and other items are advanced to Friday, 12 noon. This will give The Eagle’s staff time...

 

School board hears variety of reports

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors got a quick update on school business at their November meeting on Tuesday. Landon Luce, a student at Wahkiakum High School who was elected by the student body to be the executive liaison, will be...

 

Busy county board considers wi-fi plan, endorses new chair of legislature's resources committee

On Tuesday, Wahkiakum County commissioners learned more about a project to extend wi-fi in Cathlamet, agreed to send a letter of support for a representative who hoped to succeed Brian Blake as the chair of the Rural Development, Agriculture and...

 

Governor announces tighter restrictions to combat covid-19 spike

Gov. Jay Inslee on Sunday announced new social and business restrictions because of the spike in covid-19 cases. The link below leads to a governor's office news release; a link in the story leads to a specific list of the restrictions....

 

Contractor removing trees, rock along SR 4 near Oak Point starting Tuesday

A contractor will begin removing trees and rock along SR 4 in the Oak Point area on Tuesday, with 20 minute delays possible for motorists. Following is the Washington State Department of Transportation Monday announcement about the work: Plan for...

 

Covid-19 confirmed in 13th Wahkiakum County resident

Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services (WHHS) has received a positive test result notification for a 13th covid-19 case in a Wahkiakum County resident. The individual is in self-quarantine and is symptomatic," Chris Bischoff, director of...

 

Port commission supports Cathlamet wi-fi proposal

Wahkiakum County Port 1 Commissioners adopted three resolutions and received an update on ongoing work and activities around the port property. In quick succession, commissioners approved a resolution to adopt the 2021 budget, totaling $938,201 in...

 

Covid-19 update:

As of Tuesday, there were 12 confirmed cases of covid-19 in Wahkiakum County, with 710 tests conducted so far. The number of positive cases in Pacific County went up exponentially over the last week when they added 28 last Thursday, and four more on...

 

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