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County imposes ban on outdoor burning

Wahkiakum County Public Works Department has mandated a short term ban on outdoor burning in the county effective Friday, April 16. Here is the announcement: County Officials are Implementing an Emergency Burn Ban in Wahkiakum County, WA. Due to...

 
 News    April 22, 2021 

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....

 
 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...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 22, 2021 

New position approval spurs salary concerns in county courthouse

A request to create a new position at a new pay rate has spurred county officials to begin a new analysis of their salary schedule. The position, said Auditor Nicci Bergseng, is called Auditor Recording/Election Coordinator and would be paid at step...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    April 22, 2021 

PUD OK's wi-fi pact, considers other issues

On Tuesday, the Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners held their bi-monthly meeting. General Manager Dave Tramblie gave an update about engineering for the Deep River water project. Tramblie concluded that by performing the engineering in...

 
 News    April 22, 2021 

Corrections/Clarifications

Last week's print edition incorrectly states that the county health department would hold a vaccination clinic on Friday. The clinic was actually held on Saturday; 120 shots were given....

 
 By Sydney Brown    News    April 22, 2021 

Working families tax credit head 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...

 
 News    April 22, 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 22, 2021 

WSDOT opens bypass at SR 401 slide site

On April 15, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announced that a one-lane bypass has opened on SR 401 where a slide closed the highway near the Megler-Astoria bridge. The WSDOT’s contractor, Big River Excavating, finished...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    April 15, 2021

Port 1 joining wifi project, buying transformer

The Wahkiakum County Port District 1 Board of Commissioners met briefly last Thursday to go over a variety of issues affecting the Elochoman Slough Marina. The port will officially join a consortium...

 

Emergency temporary bypass road on SR 401 opens near Naselle

Late Thursday afternoon, the Washington State Department of Transportation announced that a one-lane bypass has opened on SR 401 where a slide closed the highway near the Megler-Astoria bridge. Here is the WSDOT announcement: Extended drive times...

 
 By Eagle staff    News    April 15, 2021

Health department schedules vaccination clinics Tuesday and Wednesday

Wahkiakum County Health Department will hold covid-19 vaccination clinics in Cathlamet this Tuesday and Wednesday mornings starting at 9 a.m. Any Washington resident age 18 or above is eligible to receive their first dose of the Moderna vaccine at...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 15, 2021

Commission adopts resolution supporting US 2nd Amendment

Wahkiakum County commissions on Tuesday made good of their intention announced last week to adopt a resolution opposing infringement of rights guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. The resolution came at the reques...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    April 15, 2021

Covid-19 update

Editor’s note: The print edition incorrectly states that the county health department will hold a vaccination clinic on Friday. The clinic will actually be on Saturday, April 17. We most sincerely regret the error. By Rick Nelson Wahkiakum...

 

On the job training

A youngster joined the crew as volunteers from the Puget Island Fire Department collected donations last weekend to support Doernbecher's Children's Hospital. Volunteers from Cathlamet and Skamokawa...

 
 By Sydney Brown    News    April 15, 2021

Senate passes carbon cap after debate on green energy, transportation

Washington State Journal A controversial statewide cap on carbon emissions scraped through the Legislature in a 25-24 vote late April 8 after lawmakers passed a Climate Commitment Act that majority Democrats say will boost the state’s economy and...

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    April 15, 2021

Klassic Kuts offers hair styling services

Last week, Klassic Kutz, a hair styling salon and barbershop in Cathlamet, celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony led by the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce. Owner, hairstylist and...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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