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 News    May 6, 2021 

Evening walk

Sights and smells, especially from the lilacs, abound on an evening walk around the neighborhood. Photos by Rick Nelson...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 6, 2021 

As vaccination rate slows, restrictions may start to ease

Health officials across the nation are starting to consider widespread easing of restrictions designed to halt the spread of the covid-19 virus. The rate of vaccination has slowed locally and nationwide, Chris Bischoff, director of Wahkiakum County...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 6, 2021 

PUD Board considers Deep River water lines

On Tuesday, the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners listened to a quick report about activities at the PUD, discussed the general manager search process, whether or not to record meetings for public access, and continued the conversation...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 6, 2021 

Covid-19 update

Another Wahkiakum County resident tested positive for covid-19 on Tuesday, bringing the cumulative total of cases to 115. Nine of those cases are potentially active. Cowlitz County is reporting 5,379 total cases, with 160 considered active. They...

 
 News    May 6, 2021 

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 Sydney Brown    News    May 6, 2021 

Legislature sends $59 billion budget to the governor

• Major transportation funding goes undone • Funnels billions to public health, childcare As the end of the mostly virtual legislative session drew near April 25, Washington state lawmakers passed a hefty $59 billion budget that will funnel m...

 
 News    May 6, 2021 

Corrections/Clarifications

In last week's edition, photos of two Wahkiakum High School seniors were switched. Here they are with correct identification....

 

Earth Day

Earth Day Students in Cathlamet schools celebrated Earth Day on April 22 and also the school garden's seventh birthday, garden manager Robin Westphall said. Fifth graders planted apple trees in the...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 29, 2021

WSDOT planning local highway projects

Motorists traveing SR 4 will experience two major projects this year. The Washington Department of Transportation (WDOT) has scheduled paving work from Skamokawa to Longview and the start of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 29, 2021

Commissioners act on elections position, hear weed spray concern

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday set the salary for a new elections supervisor position and planned a meeting of county officials to consider adjustments to their salary schedule. They also heard concerns about herbicide application; they...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 29, 2021

Covid-19 update

On Monday, Wahkiakum Health and Human Services reported that six more people had tested positive for covid-19 in Wahkiakum County, bringing the cumulative total to 114. Of those cases, 10 are considered active. As of Tuesday, there had been 5,242...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 29, 2021

Local officials pan plan

Wahkiakum County officials and District 19 legislative representatives had little good to say about legislation reclassification of possession of small amounts of drugs. The legislation reclassifies possession as a misdemeanor, sending people into...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 29, 2021

Legislators report on session

The budget passed by the state legislature last week contains funding important to Wahkiakum County, District 19 legislators (Senator Jim Wilson and Representatives Jim Walsh and Joel McEntire) told the board of commissioners Tuesday. The budget...

 
 By Sydney Brown    News    April 29, 2021

Legislature sends $59 billion budget to the governor

• Major transportation funding goes undone • Funnels billions to public health, childcare By Washington State Journal As the end of the mostly virtual legislative session drew near April 25, Washington state lawmakers passed a hefty $59 billion...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 29, 2021

School board accepts resignation, approves travel

In a special meeting on Tuesday, the Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors quickly moved through four matters, approving the resignation of middle school science teacher Jen Barry, a one year leave of absence for elementary school teacher...

 
 By Sydney Brown    News    April 29, 2021

Governor gives protections to tenants, reduces help for landlords

Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law an automatic right for tenants to have an attorney, though it came with a catch — Inslee sent back two parts of the bill regarding landlord rental assistance. In a memo after the April 22 bill signing, Inslee said...

 
 By Sydney Brown    News    April 29, 2021

Working families tax credit heads for approval

A tax credit for working families in Washington passed the Senate in a bipartisan vote April 11, with lawmakers on both sides saying the exemption for low-income earners was a long time coming. “Expanding and fully funding the Working Families Tax...

 

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...

 

N/GRV School Board Meeting Notes

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors held its monthly meeting on April 20. In personnel matters, the board acknowledged the resignations of Rachel Suomela, registrar, Robert Eaton, head football coach, Kathryn Green,...

 

Signs of spring

With the arrival of the spring equinox comes the return of birds; and an osprey couple has returned to a nest on the Puget Island bridge. Photo courtesy of Sarah Lawrence....

 

Outdoor burning ban is extended

Department of Natural Resources along with Pacific, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Cowlitz, Clark, Skamania, Klickitat and County Officials are extending an Emergency Burn Ban in Wahkiakum County, WA. Due to lack of precipitation and dry conditions prompted a...

 

Six new covid-19 cases reported

On Monday, Wahkiakum Health and Human Services (WHHS) Director Chris Bischoff reported six new cases of covid-19 among Wahkiakum County residents. Bischoff said the patients were associated with the Naselle/Grays River Valley School District, and...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 22, 2021

School board discusses IT strategic plan, funding inequities

By Rick Nelson The Wahkiakum School District board of directors discussed the need for an information technology (IT) strategy plan and what Superintendent Brent Freeman called funding inequities when they met Tuesday evening. The district needs to...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 22, 2021

Covid-19 update

Wahkiakum County's number of cases inched up by two cases to 108 this week as cases mounted in nearby counties. In a Monday morning briefing, Chris Bischoff, director of Wahkiakum County Health and...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    April 22, 2021

Town planning work on water main

On Monday, the Cathlamet Town Council passed a motion to enter into contract with ARC Architects to perform on call work in 2021 for a variety of projects. “I’m very supportive of this. We have a number of projects that this is vitaly necessary f...

 

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