Wahkiakum County Eagles Archives

Articles from the May 12, 2022 edition

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island life

Above: A family of geese navigating along Birnie Marsh. Right: A goldfinch perched in a tree on Puget Island. Pictures of Ian Brandon…

Jackson Inlet considered for weed control in 2023

As the environment in the Lower Columbia River region changes, Wahkiakum County’s Noxious Weed Program is trying to keep pace. Originally created years ago to control toxic and similar weeds on farmland, the program has now t…

Commissioners and Corps examine Gray’s Bay Shoal

It will likely take an act of Congress for the US Army Corps of Engineers to dredge sediment from Gray’s Bay. Residents of the Grays River and Deep River valleys have been urging the Corps for years to remove sediment from the river channels…

Virulent bird flu now in our region

An outbreak of bird flu has been affecting poultry in North America since last fall or early winter, but it wasn’t until the first week of May that it started showing up a bit closer to home. , in the backyard farms of Pacific County, in…

A special flag

Last Tuesday, VFW Post 5297 raised a new flag at Cathlamet Fire Station after presenting it to Cathlamet Fire Chief Vernon Barton. The flag was previously hung on the bridge of a C-17 which…

Fifty years of case law can be overturned

To the Eagle: How sad for the women of our once freedom-loving country. Four men, two of whom clearly lied during their confirmation audition and a woman straight out of The Handmaid’s Tale who very clearly lied during hers, are about to topple…

The robotics team is grateful for their support

To the Eagle: The outpouring of support for our Wahkiakum 4-H robotics team and High School Mecha Mules has been heartwarming. We have 20 sponsors to date. We would especially like to thank the Sons of Norway, Helgeland Lodge #30 for their tremendous…

Problems can be solved if we work together

To the Eagle: A letter last week summed up the greatest threat to our great democracy with the writer more than suggesting that if he disagrees with you, it follows he shouldn’t to love you. There was a time when we Americans welcomed…

Keep your kids fenced in

To the Eagle: I can sympathize with the guy who recently mourned the occasional slaughter he witnessed of waterfowl crossing the road. I would classify this barbaric rural behavior as the rule rather than the exception. You can be sure that many families…

Covid-19 Update

By Diana ZimmermanWith no new official cases of covid-19 reported in the past week, the cumulative count in Wahkiakum County remains at 313 according to Wahkiakum Health and Human Services, with…

Students study salmon farming

Students from Wahkiakum High School FFA and Career and Technical Education (CTE) recently visited the Deep River net pens (above) and helped by releasing salmonids. Students learned how to measure PPF…

Journalist launches pie-baking challenge

Part of my family’s tradition is that a young Ronald Reagan, during his radio days, would come to my maternal grandfather’s restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa, where he must surely have enjoyed…

Flea market on Saturday at the exhibition center

QUITE WET – As I begin this column, the sun is actually shining, but there have definitely been some wet times during the day, and on the face of it, we have more of that kind of weather heading our way. So while we can see dry days now and…

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Walking Group, Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m. Food Addicts, Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, 6-7 p.m. Cathlamet Fire Department, 7 p.m. Seniors’ Luncheon, Rosburg Hall, noon. Puget Island Fire Department, Drill Night, 7 p.m. P…

What’s going on at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office! Hope everyone had a great Mother’s Day weekend. This Saturday is the Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tables are still available for only $10. Call the office to reserve yours (360) 795-3480. Or just come down…

Downstream shipments

Carlton Appelo’s 100th birthday is today: when we talk about Carlton, there’s no doubt that he left his mark on Wahkiakum County in so many ways. His father was the founder of Wahkiakum West Telephone Company. Carlton took it over after his debut…

Carlton Appelo

By Bonnie LaDoe, Portland, Oregon Although I bought all of Carlton’s telephone books with the historical supplements, I didn’t know about it until the late 1990s while visiting Glenrose Hedlund…

Remember Carlton

By Kayrene Gilbertsen Carlton Appelo had a passion for his community and its history: past, present and future. He enjoyed telling stories, sharing ideas, and working to make the county friendlier. I first worked with Carlton as a Port 2 clerk…

WSDA launches annual invasive pest hunt

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) begins its annual hunt for pests that threaten the state’s environment and agricultural industry. Trappers will set up thousands of traps across the state to watch for the introduction or spread…

Darin Dow

Darin L. Dow, 57, of Naselle, died September 27, 2021. He was born in Longview on February 24, 1965 to Betty Lou and Daryl Dow. He joined the Air Force after high school in 1984 and spent two years there. He returned to Cathlamet in 1986 and settled in…

Vanessa Leigh graduated

Vanessa (Elliott) Leigh graduated from WSU Vancouver with Suma Cum Laude honors with a bachelor’s degree in Ecology and Environmental Science on May 7, 2022. She is shown here with her grandmother, Lore…

LCC Announces Lawetlat’la Volcano Celebration

Community members are invited to Lower Columbia College (LCC) on May 18 for an interactive celebration of our local volcano. The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the annual LCC Earth Science celebration of May…

FOS will organize a fundraiser and present a patriotic exhibition

The Friends of Skamokawa have announced the following events: Their “Shred Day” fundraiser will be held at the Bank of Pacific parking lot in Cathlamet on May 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is a limit of two bank boxes per car. No clips…

Work in the community garden

Master gardener Joyce Orr and fellow volunteer Denise Doughty were enjoying some sunshine last Wednesday as they prepared the community garden for planting. Orr was sowing lettuce in the…

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