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 By Rick Nelson    News    June 4, 2020 

Cathlamet pool: Council to vote on opening for 2020 season

Town of Cathlamet officials have backed away from a Monday evening announcement that the town swimming pool wouldn't open for the 2020 season. Instead, the council is seeking public opinion about opening the pool or keeping it closed for the summer,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 4, 2020 

Town council considers comp plan extension, change order protocol

Members of the Cathlamet Town Council acted on an update of the town's comprehensive plan and debated change order procedures and how to allocate CARES Act funds when they met Monday. The council vote...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 4, 2020 

PUD commission hears project progress

The Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioners met briefly on Tuesday to listen to reports. General Manager Dave Tramblie said that the tree trimming contractor and the pole testing bids were on hold until the current health issue was resolved. The PUD...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    June 4, 2020 

Covid-19 update:

As of Tuesday night, 110 people in Wahkiakum County had been tested for covid-19, and the number to test positive remained at four according to the Washington Department of Health. Pacific County held steady at nine, while the number of positive...

 
 News    June 4, 2020 

Corrections/Clarifications

In last week's edition, we mixed up two organizations, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. On the front page photo, VFW Post 5297 cancelled their Memorial Day Ceremony, placed the flags on the graves, and played taps on Memorial...

 
 News    June 4, 2020 

Governor announces new phased reopening plan; face covering set for businesses

From the Washington State Governor's Office Gov. Jay Inslee announced last Friday the expansion of "Safe Start — Washington’s Phased Reopening Plan." The expansion came as the current Stay Home, Stay Healthy order ended midnight Sunday. The...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    June 4, 2020 

County commission okays CARES Act work

Wahkiakum County commissioners on Tuesday approved a budget for spending a large portion of their federal CARES Act funding to address issues arising from the covid-19 pandemic. Commissioners had planned to approve a formal request to the state...

 
 News    June 4, 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 or changed to online participation until further notice. The Eagle was advised of the following...

 
 News    June 4, 2020 

Remains identified

Remains discovered by boaters on May 22, washed up along the shore of the Columbia River about a mile east of Nassa Point, have been identified as James V. Ponto, 49, of Portland. The remains were recovered by the Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s...

 

Memorial Day

Memorial Day at Greenwood Cemetery. Flags marked the graves of veterans. Despite the cancellation of the annual memorial day program by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5297, Esther Roche appeared on...

 
 By Eagle staff    News    May 28, 2020

Chamber postpones Bald Eagle Days festival

The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday that it is postponing the Bald Eagle Day festival to July, 2021, because of complications and concerns from the covid-19 pandemic. Chamber members are trying to brainstorm some activities to keep...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 28, 2020

County officials seeking Phase 3 opening

By Rick Nelson Wahkiakum County could move to the less restrictive Phase 3 covid-19 opening, if county officials get their way. On Tuesday morning, Chris Bischoff, director of Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services (H&HS) told the board of...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 28, 2020

Covid-19 update:

As of Tuesday night the number of people to test positive for covid-19 in Wahkiakum remained at four, with 101 tested. Cowlitz County had 73 positive cases, Pacific County had nine. Across the river, Columbia County had 16 cases, and the number of...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 28, 2020

Teachers adopt new methods for remote work

The school year is beginning to wind down for the teachers, students, and parents of Wahkiakum School District, who have experienced a rather unusual period of remote learning brought on by a...

 

May 28, 2020 through June 4, 2020

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 or changed to online participation until further notice. The Eagle was advised of the following...

 

Boat ashore

A 37-foot Tolleycraft boat with two people on board ran ashore along the Columbia River in the Altoona area sometime in the early morning hours on Sunday. A deputy sheriff and medics from the Grays...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 21, 2020

School board hears maintenance reports; virtual graduation plan

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors met Tuesday night to approve several items, listen to presentations from the technology director and the business manager, and get updates about graduation, the food program, and the conversation...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 21, 2020

Port 1: Wait and see for Wooden Boat Festival

Wahkiakum County Port 1 Commissioners met last Thursday to discuss the annual boat show, a possible multifunctional building, a grant application, and water at County Line Park. According to Port...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 21, 2020

Cathlamet pool will open, virus permitting

The Cathlamet Town Council covered lots of ground when they met Monday, with topics ranging from CARES Act funding and swimming pool to maintenance of town parks. The town will receive $25,000 in CARES Act funds which can be used in a variety of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 21, 2020

Senator: State faces challenging finances

As Washington state responds to the covid-19 pandemic, the Washington Legislature will have to address a huge revenue shortfall in a special session later this year, Sen. Dean Takko, D-Dist. 19, told local officials at a Tuesday roundtable meeting....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 21, 2020

County fair board considering virtual fair

After a lot of discussion on Monday, the Wahkiakum County Fair Board voted to move in a new direction this summer with a virtual county fair, because of all the uncertainty surrounding covid-19 and when it will be safe for people to gather again....

 

Columbia Street closing for water main project

Because of the start of a water main replacement construction project, Columbia Street will be closed approximately from Jacobson Road to SR 4 starting next Tuesday. A contractor working for the Town of Cathlamet will replace a water main that runs...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 21, 2020

PUD received few responses to system consolidation survey

The Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday morning to listen to reports, discuss feedback from the community about their recent public hearing on a proposed financial consolidation, and authorize a contract with a new consultant for...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    May 21, 2020

Candidates finish filing for election

Candidates finished filing for 2020 elections last Friday with Wahkiakum County set for two races for positions on the county board of commissioners. As of Friday, filings included: County Commissioner #1, Mike Backman, incumbent, Independent, and Le...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 21, 2020

Covid update: County's case load holds at four; large gatherings pose risk

As of Tuesday night, the number of positive cases for covid-19 in Wahkiakum County remained at four, with 88 people having been tested, according to the Washington Department of Health. In Pacific County, the number of positive cases was nine, with...

 

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