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Online forum for state senate candidates set for July 15

The Wahkiakum Republican and Democratic Subcommittee for Debates/Forums will host an online, virtual debate/forum July 15 for Legislative District 19 State Senate candidates. The debate/forum follows an earlier forum for candidates for the Wahkiakum...

 

Please abide by the rules for health

MIXED BAG AGAIN--This past weekend was certainly a bit of everything, and as usual, we wound up with the "mostly cloudy" part on the Fourth of July until later on in the evening, when the skies cleared up and we saw the sun about 7:30 p.m. When we...

 

Contractor to chip seal SR 4, SR 401

Travelers who use State Route 4, SR 401 and US 101 to go between Longview and the Astoria/Megler Bridge will need to plan ahead for delays as work to resurface several sections of the roadway gets underway. Beginning Tuesday of this week, the...

 

Kid's Garden Workshop: Painting Plant Markers

Looking for a fun time for your family? On July 10 at noon, Washington State University Master Gardener Tracy Morgan will demonstrate to youth how to make painted rocks for garden markers in your veggie garden. The program can be accessed on-line by...

 

Downriver Dispatches

The Power of Water: Grays River Grange Landslide In some of the previous articles I have discussed the power of water and how it has affected our lives. It is more evident in Wahkiakum County every...

 

Coming Events: Community Center in Cathlamet

Have you read any good books lately? I have been trying to read more as a personal goal, but mostly to try and break up my slight attachment to technology. I’d like to hear what books you are reading- or what ways you tune out the technology. I...

 

Holmes honored

The Cathlamet Woman's Club honored their 2019 Citizen of the Year, Suzanne Holmes, with the planting of a rose bush in the Julia Butler Hansen garden last Thursday. This year's red rose symbolizes...

 

Celebrate safely on this Fouth of July

MIXED WEATHER--This past weekend started a bit drippy for many of us and the "brief shower" listed on our weather apps lasted much longer for some of us, as often times we find that West Valley is "very special,"as in, "always different" than most,...

 

Downriver Dispatches

The Power of Water: Essential to Life In a previous article in Downriver Dispatches I wrote about the power of water in the sense of its ability to physically change our lifestyle through weather...

 

Pandemic curtails funds for VFW post's programs

The local Veterans of Foreign Wars, Wahkiakum Post 5297, operates in Cathlamet. We meet on the first Tuesday of every month at the Cathlamet Fire Hall, although our last 3 meetings were conducted by telephone conference call. Currently, there are 62...

 

Most fireworks injuries occur on the 4th of July

In 2019, the Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) received 349 reports of fireworks related incidents by hospitals, clinics, and fire agencies in Washington State. Of the 349 reports received, there were 269 injuries and 80 fires, accordin...

 

On-line Workshop: July Garden Tips

On July 7 from 12-12:30 p.m., WSU Master Gardener Alice Slusher will talk about what tasks are important in your yard and garden in July, as well as pests and plant diseases you may encounter. She will give advice on how to manage problems in the...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Health and wellness certainly have taken on a new shape and form in the past three months, eh? I’ve taken a lot of interest in noticing the daily reminders of how adaptable people truly are. When I take my son to daycare and I see all those little...

 

Summer reading program theme announced: Imagine Your Story

Readers ages 5-15 will explore all things imaginary (including fairytale and fantasy) this summer as Cathlamet Public Library presents “Imagine Your Story” during their reimagined summer library program. Due to COVID-19 issues limiting the number...

 

Dian Cooper announces her coming retirement

After leading Cowlitz Family Health Center for the past 38 years, longtime CEO Dian Cooper, formally announced that she will retire within the next 12 months. To ensure a smooth leadership transition, she will continue as the CEO until her successor...

 

Food bank reopens to public

The Wahkiakum Food Bank will be open July 7 from 2-4 p.m., on Tuesdays for drive-in pick up. They will no longer be delivering food boxes on the Wahkiakum on the Move buses....

 

Downriver Dispatches

Spokane Woman Founds Father’s Day There are many events that may have inspired the idea of Father's Day, and one was the start of the Mother's Day tradition in the first decade of the 20th century. Sonora Smart Dodd (1882-1978) is the officially...

 

More businesses set to open locally

ANOTHER MIXED WEEKEND--There's nothing like being in the 80s one minute, and within an hour, in the 60s, followed by rain the next day, only to be followed by sunshine; what a way to end spring and start summer. With a little luck, the forecast of...

 

Final big push needed for Census count

According to information received from the Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments, Wahkiakum County is approaching the self-response rate it achieved during the 2010 Census and needs a final big push to surpass that goal. The county is currently si...

 

Wright named national delegate

Cathlamet resident Ron Wright has received a letter from the Washington State Democrat Party notifying him that he has been elected to National Delegate for the Washington State Democrats. "On behalf of Joseph R. Biden. You will be representing...

 

State Parks adds free days for later this year

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announces two additional free days in 2020, which replace the two free days lost to COVID-19 related closures in April. On free days, visitors don’t need a Discover Pass for day-use visits by...

 

WHS honor roll announced

The Wahkiakum High School second semester honor roll for the 2019-20 school year has been announced. Students earning a 4.0 grade point average were: 9th grade: Abigail Ames, Brodie Avalon, Sofiya Goldinov, Miya Kerstetter, Hannah Mendez, Reigha...

 

Fireworks sales set to begin June 28

Sale of consumer fireworks begins June 28 at 12:00 p.m., and ends on July 5, at 9:00 p.m. A number of cities and counties have restricted or banned the sale and discharge of fireworks. Other counties have modified the type of fireworks that can be...

 

Middle school honor roll announced

John C. Thomas Middle School recently released their Fourth Quarter Honor Roll. The following students made the grade. 8th Grade: Students earning a 4.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) were Nathan Garrett, Lilian Hale and Avery Wilste-Hiatt. Those earning...

 

Amateur Radio Field Day 2020 set for this weekend

Amateur Radio Field Day is upon us again. It comes up every year on the fourth full weekend of June, when amateur radio operators test their emergency skills to make contact with as many other...

 

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