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 By Rick Nelson    News    January 20, 2022 

Valley residents share concerns of erosion threats

Residents of Skamokawa's East and Middle valleys on Tuesday asked Wahkiakum County officials to take steps to end threats to their properties resulting from flooding earlier this month. Marshall and...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 20, 2022 

Council acts on grants, speed limit reduction

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council on Tuesday approved the expense of extra engineering services for two construction projects and took care of some housekeeping business. The council approved contract amendments with the firm Gray & Osborne to...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    January 20, 2022 

PUD hears reports on damage, new disconnects

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners learned there would be a second round of disconnects this week, listened to reports, and approved a cost of living increase for their new general manager on Tuesday. General Manager Dan Kay spoke about...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    January 20, 2022 

Port 1 commissioners okay boundary changes

The Wahkiakum County Port 1 Board of Commissioners met briefly last Thursday to do a little housekeeping and talk about potential business. Commissioners authorized Port Manager Jackie Lea to sign paperwork to resolve a boundary issue with the Town...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    January 20, 2022 

School board covers topics from robotics to enrichment levy

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors covered a lot of ground Tuesday, talking about transportation, the coming levy, the lawsuit, transportation, and more. Superintendent Brent Freeman was most animated when he began to talk about...

 
 By Karen Bertroch    News    January 20, 2022 

Diking/Enhancement district studies flooding, seeks a new member

At the last Grays River Diking and Enhancement District’s meeting on January 12, the board of commissioners had a quorum with two members present: Poul Toftemark and Steve Blaine. The third member, Brian Livingston, is not available for meetings...

 
 By Juan Morfin    News    January 20, 2022 

Senate OKs boost for election officials safety

Election officials will get more protection from harassment if SB 5148 becomes law. The bill was approved in the Senate Jan. 12 with 48 yeas and 0 nays. It will be up to the House to approve or amend...

 
 By Azeb Tuji    News    January 20, 2022 

Bill increases availability of sexual assault nurse examiner training

Harborview medical center is currently the only hospital in Washington State that provides training for nurses to become sexual assault nurse examiners, also known as SANE. A bill in this year’s state Legislature is aimed at taking down barriers...

 
 By Azeb Tuji    News    January 20, 2022 

Chemicals in cosmetics targeted in new law

For a large portion of Washingtonians, the use of cosmetic products is a part of their everyday routine, but some of those same household products often contain harmful chemicals that cause a variety of health risks. A bill now making its way...

 
 By Azeb Tuji    News    January 20, 2022 

Families press for end to hazing

Sam Martinez, a freshman at Washington State University, was found dead from alcohol poisoning at his fraternity house just weeks into the 2019 school year. He was the victim of a hazing tradition at his fraternity. Now his mother is pressing for...

 
 By Juan Morfin    News    January 20, 2022 

Bill aims to help homeless & former foster care college students

Homeless students at community and technical colleges across the state will get the help they need if HB 1601 becomes law. If passed, the bill would provide homeless students and students who age out of the foster care system help with access to laun...

 

Bill would post warnings about cold water shock

March 23, 2021 was a sunny day in Lewis County. Zachary Lee Rager, an 18-year-old Centralia teen wanting to take advantage of the pleasant weather, headed to a familiar hang out with some friends, a bridge connecting the banks of Chehalis River....

 

More aid for college students proposed

College students struggling to balance the cost of higher education with everyday expenses will have the burden slightly alleviated if lawmakers pass a bill increasing access to funds through the Washington College Grant program. The House College &...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Fire Protection District No. 1 Commissioners, Fire Hall, 5:30 p.m. Fire District No. 4, 7 p.m. Cathlamet First Aid Division, Fire Hall, 7 p.m....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 13, 2022

Heavy rain releases torrents of water

A day of heavy rainfall last week has left Wahkiakum County residents dealing with flooding and other storm related incidents. Heavy rain arrived last Wednesday and kept coming into Thursday, melting...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 13, 2022

Commissioners okay subdivision, hear epidemiologist concerns

Wahkiakum County commissioners approved a short plat for a 33-residential lot development outside Cathlamet and heard a variety of concerns about a proposal to hire an epidemiologist when they met Tuesday. The development will lie on pasture land...

 

Covid-19 update

Friday update: On Thursday, Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services reported four more case for county residents, bringing the total to 280. Fifteen are considered active. ----------- Six more cases of covid-19 were reported this week, with five...

 
 By Juan Morfin    News    January 13, 2022

Bill aims to help homeless & former foster care college students

Homeless students at community and technical colleges across the state will get the help they need if HB 1601 becomes law. If passed, the bill would provide homeless students and students who age out of the foster care system help with access to laun...

 

Inslee calls for swift action on housing, homelessness, climate change

Immediate action must be taken to address climate change, the housing crisis, transportation, and education, Gov. Jay Inslee said in his annual State of the State address Jan. 11. “We face a variety and dimension of demands greater than ever as we...

 

Lawmakers propose Women's Suffrage Day

Women fought a decades-long battle for the right to vote, and now lawmakers want to memorialize the crusade by designating March 22 Women’s Suffrage Day. The 19th Amendment, prohibiting voting discrimination on the basis of sex, was passed over a...

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. Food Addicts, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 6-7 p.m. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, Noon. Puget Island Fire Department, drill night, 7 p.m....

 

Creamery expands with kitchen, meeting rooms

There has been a kind of cycle of expansion and contraction at the Little Island Creamery in recent years, as the owners and their employees have sought to define and refine their mission, their...

 

The rain came

The rain came; the snow melted and the waters rose. Photo by Rick Nelson....

 
 By Azeb Tuji    News    January 6, 2022

2022 Washington legislative session now underway

The 2022 session of the Washington State Legislature opened Jan. 10 with legislators saying they want to help strengthen economic well being, manage COVID-19 risks, provide help with childcare, housing, and mental health support and mitigate the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 6, 2022

Commissioners considering epidemiologist, discuss hunting seasons with WDFW

Wahkiakum County commissioners gave tentative approval of adding an epidemiologist to the county health department staff and discussed hunting seasons and wildlife herd issues with regional state fish and wildlife officials when they met Tuesday....

 

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