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WordFest celebrates storytelling through film

WordFest will meet on Tuesday, August 9, 6-8 p.m., at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 1428 22nd Avenue in Longview. Filmmaker Ron Walker of Astoria will discuss filmmaking as a form of storytelling, showing excerpts from films he has made over the...

 

WSU Master Gardener On-line Workshops: August

On Tuesdays at noon WSU Master Gardeners present weekly on-line free programs. No need to register, just pop in. Connection information (you must have a Zoom account and be signed into it--sign up for one at zoom.us), then join from PC, Mac, Linux,...

 

Wahkiakum County Fair is fast approaching

STILL TOASTY--As I begin to write this column, it’s still in the mid-80s but we may see temps in the 70s during the week before heading right back up come the weekend, so I hope all you sun lovers are enjoying this dry spell. A few days ago, they...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. Wow, the fair is coming fast! The fairgrounds will be closed from Friday August 5 through Wednesday, August 10 for paving. If you need anything please leave a message and I will get back to you. The Fair Royalty are...

 

Bigfoot family on display in Skamokawa

WORD OF THE WEEK; HOT!--It seems summer is upon us as we are seeing all these toasty temperatures this week, which was really not enjoyable for somebody like me who doesn't like the heat, but I know...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Photo of the Week: Justin Laine sent out a great family shot of everyone in the family at a Finn Fest six years ago. The girls' costumes are so sweet. This shot reminds us how fast time passes and...

 

WSU Master Gardener On-line Workshops: August

On Tuesdays at noon WSU Master Gardeners present weekly on-line free programs. No need to register, just pop in. Connection information (you must have a Zoom account and be signed into it--sign up for one at zoom.us), then join from PC, Mac, Linux,...

 

Summer golf lessons offered by Wahkiakum High School coaching staff

Free Skyline summer golf lessons will be conducted by the Wahkiakum High School coaching staff beginning August 8, Monday through Friday from 4-5:30 p.m., and on Saturday from 9-10:30 a.m. Lessons will continue the week of August 15 depending on...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. Wow! Fair is only three weeks away and the fairgrounds are going to be very busy. We are going to get the new building going up and the pavement going in. So please call or make an appointment to be at the fairgrounds....

 

Public invited to comment on rule for Clean Fuel Standard

New climate policy will reduce carbon pollution from transportation – Washington’s largest source of greenhouse gas emissions The Washington Department of Ecology is seeking public comment on the proposed rule for the Clean Fuel Standard, a new...

 

Summer reading program

Pufferfish and sharks in a bottle were the crafts last week enjoyed by Oliver Coleman, Alba Mango Thapa, and Randy and Emmaline Vik during the Oceans of Possibilities Children's Summer Reading...

 

Chalk Art Contest Results

The following is the list of winners from the 2022 Armstrong Memorial Chalk Art Contest at Strong Park, which was held July 15 as part of the Bald Eagle Days festivities. In the 16 and older...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. Wow, we are only four weeks away from the fair. Hope everyone had a great time on Bald Eagle Days. If you got down to the Marina the Duck Inn showcased a couple of the bands that will be at the fairgrounds. Steelhead...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Happy Thursday to Finns and all others who are busy getting ready for next week's Finnish American Folk Festival that starts Friday, July 28. There is also a Memorial at Rosburg Hall for Bob...

 

Dog activities on Puget Island over the weekend

A variety of dog activities will take place at Misty Rivers Plantation, 117 Cross Dike Road on Puget Island this weekend. On Friday and Saturday the Willamette Valley Basenji Club will host their Annual Basenji Specialty Show. This is an AKC...

 

LCC to hold Summer Open House on July 22

Lower Columbia College will hold a 2022 Summer Open House from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, July 22. The event is free and open to the public. The purpose of the event is to provide a sampling of available programs and services at LCC, and allow future and...

 

Hunter ed classes scheduled

A new Hunter Education Course is scheduled for July 30 and August 6 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Elochoman Slough Marina covered area. This is a traditional course designed for new or inexperienced hunters, however, anyone who wishes can take the...

 

American Pickers to film in Washington

The American Pickers are returning to Washington. They plan to film episodes of The History Channel hit television series throughout the area in October 2022. American Pickers is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique...

 

Kathy Briggs appointed to Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities

Kathy Briggs of Cathlamet was recently appointed to the Advisory Council of the Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities of Southwest Washington (AAADSW), representing Wahkiakum County. Ms. Briggs has experience working with CASA of Cowlitz County as a...

 

Bald Eagle Days are this weekend

NICE BEGINNING--We wound up with a real nice weekend and as this week begins, we’re off to another nice, dry, warm day and I do hope you’re all taking advantage of this wonderful stretch of “finally Summer” weather! It’s too bad we all...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Dear Readers: It's Monday and it is getting hot. So, here's a flower garden report. Recently I realized I have a ferret around my property. The first time it was on my deck. The second time, it was...

 

Burn ban goes into effect Friday, 12:01 a.m.

County officials are implementing a burn ban in Wahkiakum County, effective 12:01 a.m., Friday, July 15, 2022. Officials from Wahkiakum County will enact a ban on all outdoor burning. As of July 15, 2022, all land clearing, residential and silvicultu...

 

Suicide Prevention Lifeline number launches July 16

Starting July 16, callers can reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by dialing 988, and calls placed without an area code will no longer work in Washington. To make it easier for people to access help during times of crisis, the Federal...

 

Summer reading with the library

The Cathlamet Public Library's Children's Summer Reading Program continues with Wednesday Events at Erickson Park. On July 6 the theme was lighthouses and shipwrecks. A fun experiment called for...

 

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