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Memorial service canceled

The memorial service for Curtis Jacobson, scheduled for March 28 in Long Beach, has been canceled due to concerns about the coronavirus. A private family service will be held at a later date. His full obituary was published December 19,...

 

Eligible donors urged to continue to give blood amid COVID-19 concerns

The Washington State Department of Health, alongside partners at Bloodworks Northwest, is encouraging eligible donors to continue to give blood. Growing concerns about COVID-19 is leading to an increased number of canceled blood drives, which is...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

In order to be proactive about the current situation, the Community Center will be closed until further notice. We will keep you posted as we learn more. Local restaurants will be doing take out orders and they are doing a great job at keeping up...

 

WFFN and WSU Extension to present farm roundtable

Wahkiakum Food and Farm Network and WSU Wahkiakum County Extension will present a farm roundtable on Thursday, March 26 at 3 p.m., on COVID-19 and emergency/contingency planning for your farm. Local Puget Island farmer and epidemiologist, Dr. Mark Sc...

 

Liberty Theatre announces closure until late April

For the safety of patrons, volunteers, and staff, and to meet the requirements of the large event ban in Oregon, the Liberty Theatre will be closed until late April. More information is coming soon. Those holding tickets to a canceled show are asked...

 

LCC taking further precautions to reduce spread of COVID-19

Reducing the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and protecting vulnerable populations is their highest priority. Lower Columbia College is taking several additional precautionary steps toward this end. · Campus will be closed to all...

 

Spring blossoms

Blossoms from flowering trees are starting to decorate the region in another sign of approaching Spring. Photo by Rick Nelson....

 

Downriver Dispatches

Sanity check The outbreak of the corona virus has left many with some fears that are unfounded and at times silly. This virus is a serious threat to everyone, but it would be wise to get the facts straight before making assumptions and creating a...

 

Sheriff's Report, March 19, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: March 10 — 3:05 p.m. A caller requested assistance with a vehicle unlock in Cathlamet. She called again to...

 

Closures in the Community

1. Johnson Park Super Sale, March 21. 2. Liberty Theatre, Astoria, until late April. 3. Wash. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife online meetings. 4. Cathlamet Library, until further notice. 5. Lower Columbia College, through April 24. 6 Wahkiakum PUD office...

 

FCC Consumer Advisory: Covid-19 Scams

The Federal Communications Commission today launched a COVID-19 Consumer Warnings and Safety Tips webpage to alert consumers to the proliferation of scams related to the coronavirus...

 
U.S. Small Business Administration

U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance Now Available to all Washington Small Businesses Economically Impacted by COVID-19

The WA State Department of Commerce wants businesses in our state to know that the SBA has amended its original disaster declaration to apply to all Washington small businesses, regardless of...

 

Inslee names retired Navy Vice Admiral Raquel C. Bono head of Washington state COVID-19 health care response team

Bono is currently a senior fellow with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. As the former chief executive officer and director for the Defense Health Agency, Bono led a joint,...

 

Campsites closed in all Washington state parks through all of April

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission (Parks), Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced the closure of all state campgrounds across...

 

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