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Cumulative number of covid cases rises to 71 on Tuesday

Four more Wahkiakum County residents have tested positive for covid-19, according to a press release from Wahkiakum Health and Human Services on Tuesday, bringing the cumulative number of cases in the county to 71. Of those cases, 18 are considered...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    January 14, 2021 

Sea lion follows high water to Grays River

It was an unlikely sight for motorists on SR 4, when an errant Steller sea lion was seen testing out his land legs Jan. 6 while taking a walk on the highway in the Grays River area. The sea lion was...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    January 14, 2021 

Local woman recounts experience with covid

Kellie Mendez had been staying at a friend's house when she developed a headache on December 12, but she didn't give it too much thought. There isn't anything too unusual about a headache. But when...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 14, 2021 

Rains flood SR 4, county roads

Wahkiakum County commissioners dealt with the impacts January's heavy rain when they met Tuesday. The board voted to declare a state of emergency to allow fast track repair of a failing culvert on Salmon Creek Road. Public Works Director Chuck Beyer...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    January 14, 2021 

Covid-19 update

As of Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases of covid-19 in Wahkiakum County had risen to 64, with 12 considered active. Three had been hospitalized, and 1,110 tests had been conducted so far, according to the Washington Department of Health....

 
 By Andrew Weiler    News    January 14, 2021 

Restaurants work to serve meals outdoors

Local restaurant owners are eager to reopen and are developing outdoor solutions, but the question remains whether outdoor dining will happen in Wahkiakum County. Abiding by state and local...

 
 By Sydney Brown    News    January 14, 2021 

Policing, racial injustice, governor's power on Legislative agenda

This year's legislature won't just be about numbers and budgets: it will explore social inequities, the proper role of policing and just how much authority the governor is due. Gov. Jay Inslee said his budget proposal specifies funds for marginalized...

 
 By Sydney Brown    News    January 14, 2021 

Use of police force elicits emotional testimony

A proposed ban on the use of chokeholds, unleashed K-9 dogs and other use-of-force tactics by law enforcement is just the beginning of an effort by several state lawmakers to address police violence and its impact on marginalized communities. If...

 
 By Patric Haerle    News    January 14, 2021 

Covid relief tops state budget priority list

Desperately needed covid-19 relief is a top priority for this year's Legislature, and Republicans and Democrats generally agree it will be necessary to get that aid out as soon as possible. The parties are split, however, when it comes to increasing...

 

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...

 

PUD Commissioner Gene Healy takes oath of office

Gene Healy took the oath of office on December 15, 2020, to begin another six-year term as District #1 commissioner for the Public Utility District of Wahkiakum County. Healy, a native of Wahkiakum...

 
 By Eagle Staff    News    January 14, 2021 

Family Health Center has a new director

Jim Coffee was recently announced as the next Chief Executive Officer for the Cowlitz Family Health Center, which operates the clinic in Cathlamet. He has been the deputy director and chief operations officer at CFHC and will replace CEO Dian Cooper...

 

Two more cases of covid-19 on Thursday; total rises to 66

Two more Wahkiakum County residents tested positive for covid-19 on Thursday, according to a press release from Wahkiakum Health and Human Services, bringing the cumulative number in the county to 66. Both individuals are in self-quarantine. There...

 

One confirmed case of covid on Friday; total rises to 67

Wahkiakum Health and Human Services reported that another Wahkiakum County resident had tested positive for covid-19 on Friday, bringing the cumulative number of cases in the county to 67. Of those cases, 13 are considered active. The individual is...

 

Local teen, her family deal with cancer

Life can turn on a dime, it's said. I heard this story on a Wednesday morning. Before the day was over, it had taken a surprising and brighter turn, I'm pleased to say. Let's start at the beginning. I...

 

High water closes SR 4 west of Grays River

The Washington State Department of Transportation has closed SR 4 in the Seal River area near Rosburg because of high water. There is no estimated time for reopening. Here is the announcement that came Tuesday evening: WSDOT ALERT: SR 4 - CLOSED in...

 

Flooding in the Grays River Valley

Four or more inches of rain (perhaps even more) over two days brought flooding to the Grays River Valley. Photo by Darrell Alexander....

 

Covid-19 update

As of Wednesday morning, the number of Wahkiakum County residents to test positive since March for the covid-19 virus had grown to 60. Wahkiakum Health and Human Services considers 14 of those cases to be active. “Recovered is more of a math...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 7, 2021

County officials concerned about regional health plan

Wahkiakum county officials said Tuesday they would lobby against a proposal to replace county health districts with region-wide districts. Officials fear they will lose local control over public health issues if decisions are made at a regional...

 

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...

 

Inslee modifies covid recovery protocols

On Tuesday, Governor Jay Inslee announced a new phased regional recovery plan for the State of Washington. The goal of the plan is to ease some restrictions, addressing the continued need for hospital capacity and health care during the pandemic...

 
 By Rick Nelson    News    January 7, 2021

County board gets start on new year

Wahkiakum County commissioners elected Gene Strong chair of the board for 2021 and acted on other business when they met Tuesday in their first meeting of the year. Lee Tischer, attending his first meeting as a newly elected county commissioner, was...

 

One more covid-19 case on Thursday; total number rises to 61 in county

One Wahkiakum County resident tested positive for covid-19 on Thursday, according to a press release from Wahkiakum Health and Human Services, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 61. Of these cases, 15 are considered active. The...

 

Total number of covid-19 cases rises to 62

Another Wahkiakum County resident tested positive for covid-19 on Friday, bringing the total number of cases to 62, with 16 considered active. The person is in self-quarantine. There is no known connection to Wahkiakum School District or St. James...

 

Two more cases on Monday for a total of 64

On Monday, Wahkiakum Health and Human Services learned that two more Wahkiakum County residents had tested positive for covid-19, bringing the total number of cases to 64. The health center is considering 12 of those cases to be potentially active,...

 

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