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Sheriff's Report, March 26, 2020

Wahkiakum County law enforcement officers and emergency response personnel handled a variety of reports during the past week, including: March 16 — 10:42 a.m. A Skamokawa resident reported that eight horses belonging to a neighbor were in her...

 

Fibre Federal Credit Union supports meal programs

Fibre Federal Credit Union is stepping up to help ensure children don’t go hungry while schools are closed. Fibre pledges to donate up to $55,000, which will be disbursed to help each of the 24 school districts within its service areas across seven...

 

Library closure update announced

While Cathlamet Public Library is closed, library materials checked out and due on or after March 10, have had their due dates extended until April 30, 2020, and will not be accruing fines. That due date will be moved into the future if the closure...

 

State campgrounds to close through April 30

On March 22 the 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 Washington to help reduce the spread...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    March 26, 2020

Distillery making sanitizer for medical community, first responders

John and Lauri Koehler, who live on Mill Creek Road and operate a craft distillery for the production of potato vodka, are temporarily turning their passion into creating another product in order to help local medical facilities and first responders...

 
 By Meadow Meeder    News    March 26, 2020

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

I sat staring at the blinking bar on an empty document for about two hours before I could type anything. I was searching for the right words, but they don’t exist. Nothing can prepare a person for what is happening right now. As I listen to the...

 

Wahkiakum PUD suspends disconnects

Wahkiakum PUD has announced that it will temporarily suspend late fees and disconnection of utilities for non-payment, effective immediately. Wahkiakum PUD recognizes the economic impact that COVID-19 is having on the community, and they have made...

 

Conservation district to hold teleconference meeting

Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, the Wahkiakum Conservation District monthly meetings will be held the first working Monday of the month via teleconference line. Those interested in attending should contact District Manager, Darin Houpt at...

 

Senate-House dispute kills data privacy bill

By Cameron Sheppard WNPA News Service OLYMPIA (March 13)--Groundbreaking data privacy legislation designed to give consumers more access and control over their own digital data died on Thursday, even though it had been passed in both the House and...

 

In bloom

The garden at the Julia Butler Hansen House in Cathlamet now features a flowering tulip tree and bunches of camellias. Photos courtesy of Pearl Blackburn....

 
The Seal of the state of Washington

What's open and closed?

Gov. Jay Inslee has issued a Stay at Home, Stay Healthy order in Washington state which will be effective for a minimum of two weeks. The order requires every Washingtonian to stay at home, except...

 
Washington State Department of Commerce

Commerce announces $1.8 million to rural counties for COVID-19 pandemic response

Food, rental assistance, small business support, health services among eligible uses of funding to rural WA counties. Funding is estimated, pending approval of state and local distribution...

 

Washington scrambles to boost supply of life-saving protective items for healthcare workers

Millions of N-95 masks and other types of personal protective equipment are being delivered to Washington State as public health and emergency response officials scramble to obtain the equipment...

 

4-H, NASA among many curating activities and curricula for remote learning during closures

Learning begins in wonder. Here are some ways children grades K – 12 can explore activities and enrich learning while schools are not in session....

 

Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn....

 

USDA Implements Immediate Measures to Help Rural Residents, Businesses and Communities Affected by COVID-19

USDA Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Rural Development will keep our customers,...

 

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