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 News    April 8, 2021 

The Running of the Eggs

The Wahkiakum Lions Club hosted its annual Easter egg hunt last Saturday with a change of venue, moving the hunt from Skamokawa Vista Park to athletic fields at Wahkiakum High School. Staff photos by...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    April 8, 2021 

Council supports tribal recognition; OK's feasibility study for sewer expansion

On Monday, The Cathlamet Town Council passed a resolution in support of recognizing the Chinook Indian Nation after decades of “neglect” by the United States, in order to encourage Congress to do the same at the federal level. The town’s...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 8, 2021 

Internet service provider expands business

By Diana Zimmerman When Steve Carson, the owner of Computer Link NW LLC, moved to Skamokawa in recent years, he hoped to continue to provide service to his customers outside the area, but he soon realized he would need better internet service to do...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 8, 2021 

PUD office now open to the public

General Manager Dave Tramblie was not in attendance on Tuesday at the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners meeting, so Counsel Tim Hanigan presented his report. The PUD opened their office to the public a couple weeks ago. Customers are still...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 8, 2021 

Commissioners plan gun rights resolution

Wahkiakum County commissioners plan to consider a resolution voicing opposition to any possible legislation that would infringe on a person's Second Amendment right to bear firearms. Commissioner Dan Cothren raised the issue at Tuesday's commission...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 8, 2021 

Covid-19 update

With no new covid-19 cases in Wahkiakum County for the last month, the cumulative number remains at 104, with zero active cases. “We are still the lowest in the state by a little bit,” Wahkiakum Health and Human Services Director Chris Bischoff s...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 8, 2021 

Health officer discusses covid response

The disruption and danger of the covid-19 virus to society should ease as the population becomes vaccinated, Wahkiakum County Health Officer Dr. Steven Kraer said Tuesday. "I think the vaccine is our ticket to get back to some sense of normalcy,"...

 
 By Sydney Brown    News    April 8, 2021 

Bill kick starts effort for state universal health care

Universal health care for every state resident who wants it could come to Washington by 2026. A bill under consideration now in the state legislature establishes a healthcare commission to develop a comprehensive plan for a publicly funded health...

 
 By Sydney Brown    News    April 8, 2021 

Legislature considers childcare reforms

Early childhood care and education in the state would see sweeping reform through the expansion of affordable child health and learning services, if a bill in the state Legislature wins approval. “This is a gamechanger for kids and families across...

 
 News    April 8, 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...

 
 News    April 8, 2021 

Bypass work begins at SR 401 Megler slide

On Monday, the Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) emergency contractor Big River Excavating began clearing debris to make way for a temporary road around a damaged section of SR 401 south of Naselle with the intent of...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 1, 2021

Stephanie Olsen: She's there on the hardest days

Stephanie Olsen shows up on some of the hardest days that many of us face during our lives--after the loss of a loved one. A funeral director by trade, it's her immense kindness and gentle nature...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 1, 2021

Covid-19 update

Wahkiakum County has gone three weeks without a new case of covid-19, and as of Monday, there were zero active cases. According to the Washington Department of Health, 1,610 tests have been conducted so far. In Cowlitz County, there have been 4,614...

 

Island life

This juvenile bald eagle was on a dead tree 10 feet away from the bridge coming onto Puget Island this week. "I pulled over before the PI sign and walked back to stand right in front of it," said...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 1, 2021

School board hears vaccination, maintenance concerns

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors met March 23 to listen to reports and discuss several issues including the bus depreciation schedule, assessments, continued building needs and funding, and more. One of the directors said she had...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    April 1, 2021

Golf club course is a hidden gem

Wahkiakum County is home to many cultural and geographical gems hidden in plain sight; unknown to many who routinely pass through on their way to the ocean or live in the area but are unaware. One of...

 
 By Sydney Brown    News    April 1, 2021

WA Senate Demo spending plan would boost spending 12 %

Funding for health care, education and efforts to curb houselessness are promised in a $59.2 billion state budget proposal from the Washington Senate Democrats unveiled March 25. “This is an ambitious set of priorities that will guide a...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 1, 2021

Tribal recognition, sewer rate study on tap for council meetings next week

The agenda for next Monday's meeting of the Cathlamet Town Council will likely include time for consideration of a resolution to support efforts of the Chinook Indian Nation achieve status as a federally recognized tribe. Federal recognition would...

 

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 Andrew Weiler    News    March 25, 2021

Female brewers take over River Mile 38

On Saturday, River Mile 38 Brewing Co.'s female staff members brewed their own beer to celebrate women in the industry as a part of the Pink Books Collaboration Brew Day. For Amanda Doolin and her...

 

WSDOT opens both lanes of SR 101 near Astoria bridge

At 5 p.m. Friday, March 26, Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) crews reopened both lanes of US 101 at milepost 1.2, just north of the Astoria-Megler Bridge, following emergency culvert replacement work. Travelers should plan for...

 

WSDOT planning detour

While a section of unstable roadway forced the closure of State Route 401 on Feb. 23, the Washington State Department of Transportation is continuing work to reopen at least one lane of the highway, as soon and safely as possible, a department...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    March 25, 2021

Park water system set for improvements

Wahkiakum County and Port District 1 are evaluating how to improve water quality at County Line Park. The county owns the park property; Port 1 has contracted with the county to operate the facility. The park's water system has failed several recent...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 25, 2021

Covid-19 update

As of Tuesday, there had been no new covid-19 cases for two weeks in Wahkiakum County, leaving the cumulative number at 104. According to the Washington Department of Health, 1,574 tests had been conducted so far. Nearby in Cowlitz County, 4,481 peop...

 

Proposed phone tax would pay for suicide prevention efforts

Connecting people considering suicide with immediate help is the aim of a proposed law that funds a 988 emergency number with a new tax on phone lines. HB 1477, introduced by Rep. Tina Orwall, D-Des Moines, is aimed at tackling issues within...

 

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