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 News    April 2, 2020 

County health department requests reports of covid-19 symptoms

The Wahkiakum County Health Department would like to better understand the effects that the Coronavirus might have on Wahkiakum County Residents. The Health Department is asking people with COVID like symptoms to call our call center and answer a...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 2, 2020 

WC H&HS: Mask use carries issues

Masks for all are still not indicated, Wahkiakum Health and Human Services Director Chris Bischoff said in a meeting on Monday. Masks are considered personal protective equipment, and right now, PPE is in short supply. “The highest priority for...

 
 News    April 2, 2020 

COVID-19 Confirmed in Wahkiakum County Resident

Wahkiakum County Health & Human Services has announced the first positive test for covid-19 in an individual in the county. The person is in self-quarantine and currently does not require medical care. H&HS is working with the individual to identify...

 
 News    April 2, 2020 

Ferry hours reduced

This week, in response to the spread of covid-19 virus, county officials reduced the hours of operation of the ferry Oscar B. Effective Monday, the ferry will operate 5 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. and 3:30...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 2, 2020 

Educators struggle with lessons in time of quarantine

It’s been nearly three weeks since Washington State Governor Jay Inslee announced statewide school closures, and Wahkiakum School District and Naselle Grays River Valley School District are continuing to make adjustments, especially in finding new...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 2, 2020 

Census data collection concerns councilor

A last minute understanding about US Census data collection has drawn concern from Cathlamet Town Council Member David Olson. Census day was yesterday (Wednesday) when people were to have responded to census questionnaires. Olson learned this week...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 2, 2020 

Local youth finds success in horse reining

Wahkiakum sophomore Landon Luce tied for sixth recently in reining cow horse competition at a National Reined Cow Horse Association World Show. Luce, the son of Cara Elliott and Casey Luce, has been...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 2, 2020 

County treasurers quizzed on potential tax date deferral

Editor's note: After this story was written, we received word from Wahkiakum County Treasurer Tammy Peterson that the Wahkiakum officials have extended the tax payment deadline to May 31. Please see separate article on this website for that...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 2, 2020 

Port 2 passes County Line Park to Port 1

Commissioners Lee Tischer and Austin Burkhalter of Port District 2 met by the online program Zoom on Tuesday and charged through their agenda in a seven minute meeting. Action items included: --Commissioners adopted a resolution formally passing...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 2, 2020 

PUD commission declares covid-19 emergency

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners met briefly on Wednesday to adopt a resolution that delegates authority to General Manager Dave Tramblie during the public health emergency brought on by the novel coronavirus, covid-19. The...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 2, 2020 

Clinic director outlines testing criteria

The Wahkiakum County Eagle contacted Family Health Center Director Dian Cooper after receiving a complaint from an individual who said she had “pushed and fought” to receive testing for covid-19 at their office in Cathlamet because she had been...

 
 News    April 2, 2020 

State scrambles to boost protective supplies for healthcare workers

By Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service OLYMPIA (March 27) -- Millions of N-95 masks and other types of personal protective equipment are being delivered to Washington State as public health and emergency response officials scramble to obtain the...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 2, 2020 

Lions, volunteers offer delivery services

The Wahkiakum Lions Club and some other members in the community have joined forces to create Helping Hands, which is now providing delivery services in Wahkiakum County. "I think we had our first customer today,” volunteer Terri Elfers said. She...

 
 News    April 2, 2020 

The Eagle Calendar

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, all county buildings are closed to the public and meetings and events usually listed here have been canceled until further notice....

 
 News    April 2, 2020 

Property tax deadline extended to May 31 in Wahkiakum County

Here is a press release from Wahkiakum County Treasurer Tammy Peterson regarding the payment of property taxes.--Editor To respond to the economic impacts stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, Wahkiakum County Treasurer Tammy Peterson encourages prope...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 26, 2020

School board deals with covid-19

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors met on Tuesday, with some attending at the usual location in the high school library, while others checked in via Zoom, an online application that allows for audio and video conferencing. Directors...

 

US Rep. Herrera Beutler to Host Telephone Town Hall with Public Health and Economic Assistance Experts on April 1

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler will host a live telephone town hall on Wednesday, April 1 at 5:30pm Pacific Standard Time. This telephone town hall will feature experts who will provide information on public health and economic assistance for...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 26, 2020

Local officials evolve response to covid-19

Wahkiakum County and the state of Washington have entered the era of the ark. To halt the rapid spread of the corona-19 virus, Governor Jay Inslee has limited gatherings to two people and ordered...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 26, 2020

Cathlamet Market adds new curbside service

Like many other stores in the US, Cathlamet Market Fresh employees recently had their own experience with panic shopping, but according to Store Manager Michael Kirby, it’s beginning to show signs of easing. Meanwhile, some shoppers are starting...

 

State requires sex ed, takes gun safety measures, bans free plastic bags

By Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service OLYMPIA (March 20)--At the end of the state legislative session this month, lawmakers had passed nearly 400 bills — averaging at least five new laws per day — focused on a variety of policies including; comp...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 26, 2020

Port 1 authorizes emergency powers

The Wahkiakum County Port 1 Board of Commissioners met briefly on Tuesday to adopt a resolution declaring a local emergency and defining the delegation of authority. Commissioners voted to pass the resolution, as a response to the public health...

 

Courthouse functions have new procedures

Wahkiakum County Courts (Superior Court, District Court, and County Clerk) understand many people are concerned about the COVID-19 health threat. They are working to make good decisions that protect the public and afford access to the courts. They...

 

Red Cross seeks blood donors

From P. Michael Drake, CFRE Executive Director, SW Washington Chapter American Red Cross The outbreak of COVID 19 in our SW WA community and the restrictions adopted to help control its spread has caused a severe shortage in our blood supply. We...

 

Washington legislators make tampons tax-free

By Leona Vaughn, WNPA News Service OLYMPIA (March 11)--Women in Washington state will soon be relieved of paying sales tax on products that are fundamental to their feminine health, thanks to action by lawmakers this week. Senate bill 5147 will...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 26, 2020

Distillery making sanitizer for medical community, first responders

John and Lauri Koehler, who live on Mill Creek Road and operate a craft distillery for the production of potato vodka, are temporarily turning their passion into creating another product in order to help local medical facilities and first responders...

 

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