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Yoga classes available at Skamokawa Resort

CALMER--We were all very relieved to have a much calmer weather pattern this past weekend, which gave us some milder temperatures and some sunshine and also some awesome sunrises and sunsets. After the snow and the relentless rainfall and flooding,...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Today I hope you will pause and think of Wilho Saari from Naselle. He has had a stroke and is now under hospice care at Columbia Memorial Hospital. He is a man who loves his family, Finnish music,...

 

Watch out for price gouging on COVID-19 at-home test kits

Attorney General Bob Ferguson is urging consumers to be on the lookout for price gouging on at-home test kits for COVID-19. If you see price gouging, report it to the Attorney General’s Office at https://www.atg.wa.gov/file-complaint. In the past...

 

Results from regional robotics tournament

Submitted by Ronn Wright We went to the regional tournament in Olympia, competing with 28 other schools such as Olympia HS and Union HS with high hopes. In a complicated system that rates teams on...

 

Public Servant Law Enforcement Award

On Jan. 5, Raedyn Grasseth, left, was presented the Public Servant Law Enforcement Award by local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5297 Commander Bill Tawater, right. According to Wahkiakum County...

 

WDFW approves seven days of razor clam digging during evening low tides beginning January 14

Razor clam devotees can make their way to coastal beaches as shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) confirmed the next round of digging can proceed as planned from Jan. 14 through Jan. 20. “Even though it was...

 

Learn computer skills free from 4-H Tech ChangeMakers

Local 4-H teens are offering free training for area adults interested in gaining new skills in technology. 4-H teens will teach an introductory session in Cathlamet at the River Street Meeting room, 25 River Street, on Saturday, January 29, noon to...

 

19th District lawmakers to host Virtual Town Hall meeting, Jan. 15

Reps. Jim Walsh, Joel McEntire, and Sen. Jeff Wilson are inviting 19th District citizens to join them for a one-hour Virtual Town Hall meeting, Saturday, Jan. 15 at 4 p.m. Those who would like to participate must register in advance for the...

 

Free legal clinic offered

The Charlotte House, a program of St. James Family Center will host a free Legal Clinic on Friday January 21 at 2 p.m. in Cathlamet. Lisa Walgdovel, an Attorney with Northwest Justice Project, will help individuals with specific family law...

 

WSU Master Gardener On-line Workshops: January

On Tuesdays at noon WSU Master Gardeners present weekly on-line free programs. No need to register, just pop in. Connection information (you must have a Zoom account)--sign up for one at zoom.us), then join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android:...

 

County urges people to report storm damage

NASTY WEATHER--I wrote last week that the rains were coming and that I had hoped we wouldn't get hit too hard, but unfortunately, that didn't happen. Sadly, our area and most of our state, simply got hammered with the relentless rainfall that melted...

 

Downriver Dispatches

We deal with flooding Stream Sense "Water, water, everywhere, and not a drop to drink," is from the Samuel Taylor Coleridge poem, "Rime of the Ancient Mariner." The recent flooding brought to mind...

 

2022 Eagle Poetry Corner

In December, The Eagle invited local poets to submit poems for our Annual Poetry Corner to start the new year. Thanks, poets, and enjoy! Upside Down When you think of sitting in a chair You think of sitting on your derriere. Maybe putting up your...

 

Winter Warmth drive continues through Jan

MELTING--As I begin this column, we still have plenty of snow on the ground in West Valley, with a layer of ice on top, but we are also seeing some raindrops, so the hope is that we see green grass soon. Of course, we are also hoping for some rather...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Snow seems to be the word for the New Year! Nine days of snow is overboard a bit. It sure was fun for kids out of school and many off work at home with kids and grandkids. There's another slide on SR...

 

Comet's Corner

Naselle/Grays River Valley School District’s Mission Statement says: “Our mission is to create a caring educational environment where relevant life-long learning is promoted, citizenship is honored, and each student is inspired to excel.” In...

 

Lions Club offering equipment for elderly

I became a great big fan of the Lions Club in early November. I found myself in a bit of a bind, unable to travel too far, and looking at a long wait for an online order. I needed a wheelchair and I...

 

COVID-19 vaccine information available online in 40 languages

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) now has COVID-19 vaccine information available online in 40 languages. The new webpages include information on getting a COVID-19 vaccine, safety and effectiveness, vaccine requirements, school and...

 

The all new 101.5 The Blitz is on the air

After nearly eight weeks of playing Christmas Music, 101.5 has officially become “Solid Rock, The All New 101.5 The Blitz.” The Blitz General Manager/Program Director John Paul said, “We’ve been hearing from people who are unhappy with all...

 

New reading challenges available at the library

Cathlamet Public Library is just finishing Beanstack reading challenges for 2021, and winners of the adult challenge prizes will be notified soon. "New Horizons" is the theme of the new Winter challenges being launched for the new year, from January...

 

Lions Club names Students of Month

Wahkiakum Lions Club reports that with the sports activities and other scholastic challenges that students are involved in, it is difficult to find a time to be able to meet with them. Kassandra Hongel is the Lions Club October Student of The Month....

 

Introduction to Bigleaf Maple Sugaring webinar offered

Bigleaf maple syrup is delicious with a unique flavor that is arguably better than the syrup produced from sugar maples in the northeast. Hobbyists have been producing bigleaf maple syrup for years for personal enjoyment, and this high-value syrup...

 

Shoeboxes were a big hit; Happy New Year!

WHITE CHRISTMAS--For all those folks who were wishing for a white Christmas, it certainly looked like you got your wish! I had hoped we'd just get a couple of inches but Sunday's snowfall was quite...

 

WDFW offers special hunt drawing for early hunter reporting

Hunters who report their 2021 black bear, deer, elk, or turkey hunting results by Monday, Jan. 10, will have the opportunity to win one of nine deer and elk incentive permits for fall 2022, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) officials...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Jean Kandoll Johnson: For my classmates and school friends who knew Jean Kandoll Johnson. Jean Helen (Kandoll) Johnson died in Astoria on December 13, 2021. She was born February 13, 1944 in...

 

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