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 By Rick Nelson    News    August 6, 2020 

Candidates add votes in 2nd round of vote counting

Updated vote tallies late last week for Washington's primary elections produced no changes in results for local, regional or state wide races. In primary elections, the candidates with the top two vote counts advance to the general election. Also,...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 6, 2020 

Council OK's parking lot concept; closes town dock; addresses other issues

By a 4-1 vote, members of the Cathlamet Town Council adopted a conceptual plan for developing their parking lot at the corner of Main and Butler streets when they met Monday. Among the other items of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 6, 2020 

Primary election

By Rick Nelson Washington's primary election on Tuesday weeded out candidates for state and legislative office, with the top two vote tallies advancing to the general election. Wahkiakum had two races on the ballot, both for county commissioner, and...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 6, 2020 

Health department, school officials planning re-opening

For several months, staff at Wahkiakum Health and Human Services have been working quietly alongside Wahkiakum School District as they grapple with all the complex issues involved in starting the new school year in the midst of a pandemic, and for...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 6, 2020 

PUD begins plan for manager's retirement

After a quick report from the general manager, the Wahkiakum PUD Board of Commissioners received an update on the broadband project from their consultant and began a discussion about setting up a policy for succession following the general...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 6, 2020 

Covid-19 update:

The number of confirmed cases of covid-19 in Wahkiakum County remained at five as of Tuesday night, with 371 tests having been conducted so far. Cowlitz County is reporting 457 cases with 244 considered active. Pacific County is up to 44 positive...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    August 6, 2020 

Skamokawa couple face animal cruelty charges

Wahkiakum County Engineer Paul Lacy and his wife, Daria were scheduled to be in Wahkiakum District Court on Wednesday morning for a preliminary hearing. The pair have been charged with 11 counts of animal cruelty in the second degree and two counts...

 

Protocols changing for Wahkiakum's courts

Wahkiakum County courts (Superior Court, District Court, and County Clerk) continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, and to collaborate with state and local officials to ensure the health and safety of all participants. Jury trials may resume in...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    August 6, 2020 

County replacing culvert on road near Deep River

Wirkkala Road near Deep River will be closed to traffic August 17-19, Wahkiakum County officials said Tuesday. The county road department will replace a small, failing culvert with a 9-foot diameter pipe. In June, 2019, Wirkkala Road resident Nick...

 
 News    August 6, 2020 

Andrew Weiler joins Eagle as product developer

Former Cathlamet resident Andrew Weiler has returned to town and joined the staff of The Wahkiakum County Eagle as a product developer. Weiler graduated from Wahkiakum High School in 2010, earned a...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 30, 2020

Officials consider adding new restroom along SR 4, address other issues

By Rick Nelson Members of Wahkiakum County's board of commissioners would like to see an increase in public restrooms available to travelers. On Tuesday, they explored the concept with...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 30, 2020

Covid-19 update: Wahkiakum has no 6th case; upticks increase the risk

Last week, due to an internal error, the Washington Department of Health reported a sixth confirmed case of covid-19 in Wahkiakum County. The error has since been corrected, and Wahkiakum’s total count for confirmed cases remains at five as of...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 30, 2020

Commissioners close courthouse, later re-open

Two days after Wahkiakum County officials opened the courthouse to the public, they closed it again. Three days later, they voted to open again. The officials learned that their janitorial contractor lacked sufficient personnel to provide the...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 30, 2020

Senate candidates speak in forum

The Wahkiakum Republican and Democratic Subcommittee for Debates and Forums recently hosted a virtual debate on Zoom for Washington's 19th Legislative District State Senate candidates. Jeff Wilson, a...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 30, 2020

New stylist at work in old barbershop

Lisett Pena has opened House of Shades II in the old barbershop on Main Street, and already local clients, old and new, are keeping her busy. "I'm super grateful for the wonderful support in the...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 30, 2020

District 19 candidates speak on issues

The Wahkiakum County Republican and Democratic Team presented another candidate forum on Wednesday, this time with candidates for Washington State Legislative District 19 Representative, positions 1 and 2. Incumbent for position 1, Republican Jim...

 

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...

 

N/GRV School Board Meeting Notes

The Naselle/Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for a budget hearing on July 21 followed by a regular meeting to conduct the district’s business. The district's business manager presented the proposed budget for the coming...

 

Jury trials may resume in August, several are currently scheduled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 29, 2020 Wahkiakum County Courts (Superior Court, District Court, and County Clerk) continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, and to collaborate with state and local officials to ensure the health and safety. Jury trials...

 

No 6th covid-19 case in Wahkiakum County

Wahkiakum County Director of Health and Human Services (H&HS) on Thursday corrected a mistaken report that the county had experienced a sixth case of covid-19 virus. "A state Department of Health (DOH) employee likely misread the report and entered...

 

Rosedale, east Cathlamet water shut off Monday night for construction

The Town of Cathlamet will shut off water tonight (Monday) to mains serving east Cathlamet and Rosedale in order for a contractor to work on a water main extension along SR 4. Here are the details from a Town Hall notice: THIS SHUT-OFF IS EXPECTED...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    July 23, 2020

Courthouse opened Monday, closed Wednesday for cleaning

Two days after Wahkiakum County officials opened the courthouse to the public, they closed it again. The officials learned that their janitorial contractor lacked sufficient personnel to provide the schedule of cleaning required under the state...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 23, 2020

Cathlamet schools plan for start of classes

The Wahkiakum School District Board of Directors met on Tuesday to approve the budget for the 2021-2022 academic year, learn about a possible opportunity to fund remodeling, and get an update on preparations for school in the middle of a pandemic....

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 23, 2020

Motorbikes make poker run for festival

The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce hosted their first annual Poker Run on Saturday, in lieu of Bald Eagle Days, which were canceled because of the pandemic. The event raised money for Dollars for...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    July 23, 2020

Virtual fair will use pictures, videos

It will be a wholly different Wahkiakum County Fair this year, much of it thanks to youth who are leading the way. Wahkiakum County Fair Manager Patty Dursteler has been working on new computers and a much improved internet service at the...

 

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