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Downriver Dispatches

The Importance of Cats in Wahkiakum County In the United States, cats are a more popular house pet than a dog. There are nearly 90 million domesticated cats in about 34 percent of U.S. homes. It has...

 

Legislature bans free single use plastic bags

By Leona Vaughn, WNPA News Service OLYMPIA (March 9)--Consumers will need to remember to bring their own reusable shopping bags if they want to avoid the fee that a new law will put on plastic bags. Senate Bill 5323 will ban retailers and grocers...

 

Plenty of fishing opportunities are offered this month

Several fisheries are set to open in the weeks ahead, and the year’s first general hunting season isn’t far behind. With a new season of outdoor adventures about to begin, Washingtonians might want to consider purchasing 2020-2021 recreational...

 

Sheriff's Report, March 12, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: March 2 — 5:55 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance responded when a caller reported that a Beaver Creek resident was n...

 

Mike Mouliot

Michael (Mike) C. Mouliot died on March 8, 2020 in the comfort of his home with his family by his side. Mike was born in Bakersfield, California. When he was 13 he met the love of his life, Jo...

 

Death Notice for Mike Balch

Michael Edward Balch 61, of Cathlamet, died March 7, 2020 at University of Washington Hospital in Seattle. Dowling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....

 

Postponement announced

The Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “The Tortoise & the Hare” has been postponed. Auditions have been re-scheduled for Monday, May 11 with performances on Saturday, May 16, at 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m....

 

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park recruits for YCC program

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park is currently recruiting for the 2020 Youth Conservation Corps (YCC), a non-residential work-based education program for young men and women between the ages of 15 and 18. The 10-week YCC season starts June 15...

 

Garden workshop: Advanced composting

Composting Happens! Whether you plan or don’t plan your compost pile it will happen! Join WSU Master Gardener Art Fuller on April 1, at 6 p.m. to learn the whys, what manure does, how manure effects your compost pile, worm castings and worm tea,...

 

Cathlamet library to host free Google Partners Job Seeker, Small Business Workshops

Cathlamet Public Library will host a free workshop on digital skills using resources from Grow with Google on the main floor of the library on Saturday, March 28. The Help For Job Seekers workshop will be held from 2-3 p.m., and Building Small...

 

Event cancellation announced

According to information received from the Friends of Skamokawa, they have canceled the first of its lecture series due to recent health events and concern about the COVID-19 virus. “A Kayaker’s Solo Journey” featuring Kyleen Austin, had been...

 

Next In Their Footsteps event set

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop has announced the next In Their Footsteps free guest speaker series event. History of Powder Horns, with Scott Morrison, will be held on Sunday, March 15, at 1:00 p.m. Scott Morrison took a class...

 

Library dog report

Ben Bertroch, a rescued dog owned by Karen Bertroch, has been volunteering for the Agnes Appelo Memorial Library at the Appelo Archives Center in Naselle. Karen volunteers in the library sorting,...

 

Another event canceled

According to information received from Howard and Judy Brawn, the St. Patrick’s Day sidewalk parade scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, and sponsored by Misty River Irish Wolfhounds, has been canceled due to concerns about the spread of the COVID-19...

 

Comets capture 3rd in state tourney

The Naselle boys basketball team brought home a third place trophy from the State Class 1B tournament in Spokane last week. They started the tournament on Thursday with a 57-50 win against...

 

Curlew knocks Naselle out of girls tournament

The Naselle Comet girls ended their season with a 53-26 loss to Curlew in the opening round of the State 1B tournament last Wednesday. Lauren Katyryniuk scored eight points. Bella Colombo had seven....

 

Willapa Bay tributaries will close to fishing due to projected low steelhead returns

Fishery managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) recently announced the closure of Willapa Bay tributaries in an effort to meet preseason expectations for spawning wild steelhead. Affected rivers include the tributaries of...

 

Lady Mules place 3rd in state tournament

The Wahkiakum Mules girls basketball team, or the hardest working team in the west, proved they could play with anybody this year, and brought home a third place trophy from the State 2B tournament in...

 

Lake Roosevelt ends Mule boys tourney hopes

By Diana Zimmerman The Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team's season ended on Wednesday in Spokane when a three point shot with less than two seconds left on the clock put Lake Roosevelt on top 62-59...

 

Governor orders restrictions on gatherings and food and entertainment facilities

Following are two news releases from Gov. Jay Inslee's office regarding mandated closures and restrictions on public gatherings: Sunday, March 15 release: Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement tonight (Sunday, March 15) that further expands...

 

Updates for town council, county commissin, Port 2 commission meetings

Two local governmental boards have set up procedures to attend meetings by phone, and the Port District 2 commission meeting set for Tuesday has been postponed two weeks. Here are details as of Monday afternoon: Cathlamet Town Council meeting...

 

COVID-19 response by Wahkiakum County--senior lunches going drive-through

Following is a brief update on covid-19 response from Chris Bischoff, executive director of Wah. Co. Health and Human Services: Senior Lunches We have directed the three senior lunches to no longer provide sit down meals for seniors. At this point,...

 

Gov. Inslee announces details about closures and gatherings

Here's a press release with details about the closures and limitations on gatherings announced earlier today by Washington's governor: Gov. Jay Inslee announced today (Monday) an emergency proclamation that mandates the immediate two-week closure of...

 

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