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 By Andrew Weiler    News    October 22, 2020 

Cathlamet resurrects municipal court after 10-year hiatus

On Monday, the Cathlamet Town Council unanimously passed a motion to enter into a contract with Wahkiakum County to reactivate the town's municipal court after approximately 10 years of inactivity....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    October 22, 2020 

Covid-19 update:

Wahkiakum County’s positive case count for covid-19 went up to 10 over the past week, with 643 tests having been conducted so far. Cowlitz County has had 779 cases, with 173 considered active. They have 115 confirmed cases and three probable in...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    October 22, 2020 

PUD board hears about storm response, discusses office closure

The Wahkiakum County PUD Board of Commissioners learned about the PUD’s response to a recent storm and got a general update on projects at their meeting on Tuesday. A couple PUD employees who were headed into Cathlamet to pick up vehicles and...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    October 22, 2020 

Neewollah Days will have a whole new look

There have been some changes to this year’s Neewollah Festivities, which are set to begin at 3 p.m. on Friday, October 30. The event has been moved to the Wahkiakum High School parking lot for better safety and to provide room for social distance,...

 

Off they go

Ballots enter the drop box at the courthouse in Cathlamet. Wahkiakum County Elections Officer Kaelee Dearmore said Wednesday that the office was having "super incredibly high volume" of ballots...

 

Corrections/Clarifications

Because of an editing error, Jim Roberts’s letter to editor was printed incorrectly last week. The beginning should have stated: I wonder in utter amazement how anybody that claims faith can support the likes of our candidates. Easy for me to say...

 

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 Diana Zimmerman    News    October 22, 2020 

Grays River man sentenced for child pornography

Grays River resident Patrick Shane Hargitt, 37, pled guilty to two counts of possession of depiction of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct in the first degree on July 6 before Judge Heidi Heywood in Wahkiakum Superior Court. On September...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    October 22, 2020 

Election 2020

The Wahkiakum County Republican and Democratic team held a forum for Legislative District 19 candidates on October 14, which can be viewed on YouTube. Jim Walsh, R, incumbent, is being challenged by Marianna Everson, D, for LD19 Representative,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 22, 2020 

Commissioners approve new mental health job description for schools

Wahkiakum County commissioners approved creation of a new behavioral health position to work in local schools when they met Tuesday. Commissioners handled a variety of other business and set a schedule for working on departmental budget requests for...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    October 22, 2020 

Walk in the woods yields 63 lb. tortoise

By Diana Zimmerman, With Andrew Emlen "I had an interesting afternoon yesterday," Skamokawa resident Andrew Emlen wrote on Facebook recently. "I went on a long ramble through the woods above our farm,...

 

Ballot collection

A ballot collection box is in place on the wall of the county courthouse. Other boxes are installed in Skamokawa and Rosburg. Photo by Rick Nelson....

 

Wahkiakum has 9th covid-19 case

Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services (WHHS) has received a positive test result notification for a 9th COVID-19 case in a Wahkiakum County resident. The individual is in self-quarantine and is symptomatic, according to a WHHS Thursday morning...

 

Covid-19 update:

There are now eight confirmed cases of covid-19 in Wahkiakum County, with 611 tests conducted so far. Pacific County has two more cases for a total of 107. The two new cases include one male between the ages of 10-20 linked to a previously reported...

 

Cathlamet woman charged with unemployment injury fraud

Wahkiakum County resident Linda Lashell Jordan, 52, was arraigned on Monday in Wahkiakum Superior Court before Judge Donald Richter, for one charge of theft in the first degree. Jordan has been accused of wrongfully receiving more than $186,000 in...

 

Elections officals prepare for 2020 general election

The Wahkiakum County Auditor’s Office was visited by Heather Sorgen, from the Washington Secretary of State’s Certification and Training Department on Monday afternoon, to certify the logic and accuracy test results on Wahkiakum County’s...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    October 15, 2020

Chamber, commission critique business aid for covid-19 expenses

Tuesday was a day for discussions for Wahkiakum County commissioners and a variety of representatives of local organizations who came together for two online Zoom meetings. Economic relief for business was a major topic during the meeting of the...

 

Corrections/Clarifications

In last week's article about Samantha Boyce, it was incorrectly stated that the corrections officer/dispatcher for the Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Office had been named the 2020 Western States Detention Officer of the Year by Jail Con, a conference...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    October 15, 2020

Eagle writer earns awards

She did it again. As she has done before, Wahkiakum County Eagle reporter Diana Zimmerman received prizes for articles entered in the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspaper Contest. The awards were: First place, Sports...

 

Body of man who jumped from bridge found at Cape Horn

Last Thursday, a caller notified the Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Department that they had discovered a deceased body, half buried, while walking along the Columbia River in the Little Cape Horn area. Deputies and the coroner responded. Fingerprints...

 

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...

 

Lea takes over county weed supervisor duties

When the Wahkiakum County Noxious Weed Control Board realized mid-season that they were without a coordinator, they found Andy Lea. Luckily for them, he grew into the job. Ironically, it has been a...

 

Election 2020:

The Wahkiakum County Republican and Democratic Team continue to present candidate forums, viewable on YouTube. On October 6, they hosted candidates for the 19th Legislative District's Senate...

 

Port 1 commission talks maintenance issues

Commissioners for Wahkiakum County Port District 1 held a budget and rate hearing last Thursday, discussed some maintenance issues, and adopted an amended reservation policy. All the lights at the...

 

Wahkiakum has 10th covid-19 case

On Friday, Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services received another positive test result notification for covid-19 in a Wahkiakum County resident, bringing the county’s total to 10. The individual is symptomatic and in self-quarantine. The...

 

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