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 By Rick Nelson    News    June 3, 2021

Resources board approves purchase for county timberland

Wahkiakum County's ability to earn revenue from state managed trust timberland took a jump Tuesday as the state Board of Natural Resources approved a purchase of 266 acres of timberland to add to the county's trusts. For much of his five-term...

 

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 Rick Nelson    News    June 3, 2021

Commissioners' Summary

Wahkiakum County's board of commissioners handled a variety of business at their meeting Tuesday, including: --Rebecca Hompe and Wendy Edwards of the Wahkiakum Animal Advocates Group (WAAG) described the growth and activities of the group and...

 

Six more test positive; total rises to 146

Six more Wahkiakum County residents have tested positive for covid-19, according to a press release from Wahkiakum Health and Human Services on Monday. This brings the cumulative total up to 146, with 26 considered to be potentially active. There is...

 

Puget Island life

Puget Island farmers made hay this week as the sun shined. Photos by Rick Nelson....

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 27, 2021

PUD applying for grant for water main extension

The Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners was happy Tuesday to agree to a request for a letter of support for a Wahkiakum PUD application for grant funds to extend the Western Wahkiakum Water System (WWWS) to an unserved area west of the Deep...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 27, 2021

Officials respond to covid questions

Wahkiakum County commissioners hosted an energetic discussion of pandemic response issues when they met Tuesday. Two men and a woman who were unidentified questioned county officials about covid-response issues after hearing Wahkiakum County Health...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 27, 2021

Citizens question school officials about covid issues

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors got a bit of feedback about masks, the policy around attending sporting events, and the district's decision to provide a location for a student vaccination clinic at their most recent meeting on May...

 

Hendrickson receives justice award

Wahkiakum District Court Administrator Kristy Hendrickson received the Washington Courts Innovating Justice Award for dedicated work during the Covid-19 pandemic. Wahkiakum County lacks broadband...

 

VFW to host Memorial Day event Monday

The public is invited to a Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday at 9 a.m., at Greenwood Cemetery in Cathlamet. The event, hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Wahkiakum Post #5297, will pay tribute to those men and women that made the ultimate...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 27, 2021

Covid-19 update

With four more cases of covid-19 reported on Monday, the cumulative number rose to 129 in Wahkiakum County, with 14 considered active. There were six new cases on Friday and four on Monday, and Wahkiakum Health and Human Services Director Chris...

 

Candidates file for 2021 elections

Town of Cathlamet Mayor: Incumbent Dale Jacobson and, both council members, Robert Stowe and David Olson. Council: Position 3. CeCeila Raglin; Position 4, Jeanne M. Hendrickson, and Position 5, Laurel Waller. Port District 1 Positon 3: Brett Deaton,...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 27, 2021

Requests for public records becoming major task for officials

By Diana Zimmerman “The future always comes to Wahkiakum about 10 years late,” Prosecuting Attorney Dan Bigelow said. “An awful lot of other counties in Washington have had to hire a full time person to deal with public records requests.” He...

 

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 Notes

The Naselle/Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors held its monthly meeting on May 18. In personnel matters, the board acknowledged the resignations of Brian Macy, athletic director, Kathryn Green, assistant girls’ basketball coach,...

 

Corrections/Clarifications

Tyson Hjaltalin was incorrectly identified in last week's edition. His name is Tyson, not Jason, as was printed. Tyson is the son of Jamie Hjaltalin....

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    May 27, 2021

Skyline Golf Course gets simulator; youth clinics planned

Nick and Martie Vavoudis have donated a SkyTrak Golf Simulator projection studio system with full cage at Skyline Golf Course. The donation is made in the spirit of providing a free of charge teaching tool for children learning to play golf or are...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    May 27, 2021

Dollars for Scholars holding online auction

Starting today (Thursday), Wahkiakum Dollars for Scholars will host an online auction to help support the Wahkiakum High School (WHS) class of 2022. In their 20 years of fundraising, the local Dollars for Scholars chapter has raised over $513,825.00...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 27, 2021

Commissioners' Summary

Wahkiakum County Board of Commissioners handled a variety of business at their meeting Tuesday, including: --Commissioners had planned last week to act on a resolution supporting federal recognition of the Chinook Tribe; however, the resolution...

 

Two more test positive; covid-19 total at 131

Two more Wahkiakum County residents have tested positive for covid-19, according to a press release from Wahkiakum Health and Human Services on Thursday. This brings the cumulative total of covid-19 cases in the county to 131, with 15 considered...

 

Two more test positive on Friday; case count up to 133

On Friday, two more Wahkiakum County residents tested positive for covid-19, according to a press release from Wahkiakum Health and Human Services. This brings the cumulative total of covid-19 cases in the county to 133, with 16 considered...

 

National Guard Mobile Vaccine Team comes to Wahkiakum

Members of the Washington National Guard Mobile Vaccine Team 9 came to Wahkiakum County Sunday and conducted covid-19 vaccination clinics in Skamokawa and on Puget Island. The guardsmen administered...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 20, 2021

Commissioners hear Oneida residents' concerns

Oneida Road residents are seeing a return of congestion problems on the county road to occur with many recreational fishing seasons. At the Tuesday meeting of the county board of commissioners, area resident Corbett McMasters asked county officials...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 20, 2021

Westend residents press PUD for water main extension

A few Westend community members attended the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners meeting in person or via Zoom on Tuesday to encourage the PUD to move forward on a project to bring water to the Deep River area. Westend resident Karen...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 20, 2021

Covid-19 update

There was one more case of covid-19 reported in Wahkiakum County last Thursday, another one this Thursday, and six more reported Friday, bringing the cumulative total to 125, with 11 considered potentially active. “We do have a couple more [cases]...

 

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