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2 very different writers headline May WordFest

Two very different mystery writers are featured for the May WordFest set for next Tuesday viz Zoom, 7-8 p.m. Ellie Alexander is the author of the Bakeshop Mystery series, set in Ashland, home to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and featuring artisan...

 

Fundraiser at Grange Saturday

HERE WE GO!--We're almost a week into another new month, and I have to tell you that I'm sure somebody has sped up the ole time machine, as these days are flying by! Our last weekend was mostly just cloudy on Saturday after rain on Friday night and...

 

Availability and public comment for amendment to 2021 Unified Planning Work Program

The Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments (CWCOG), as the Longview-Kelso-Rainier Metropolitan Planning Organization and lead agency for the Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Planning Organization, invites the public to comment on a prop...

 

Early Explorers of the Pacific Northwest – A Long Time Coming

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop, has announced the next virtual “In Their Footsteps” free speaker series event. “Early Explorers of the Pacific Northwest – A Long Time Coming” by Robert Heacock will be on www.youtube....

 

Downriver Dispatches

One day Spring was coming and the next it was here. Plants are popping up and growing at a fast clip. Some of mine are already surrounded by grass I have to get after or the plants will never be...

 

Registration now open for virtual White-tail Run

The 2021 Great White-tail Run will be a virtual, anywhere goes event held May 15-22. This is a virtual walk or run 2 mile, 5K, or 10K event to raise money for Wahkiakum 4-H. Participants can complete their run/walk May 15--22. All registered...

 

Library to reopen in time for book sale

The Cathlamet Public (Blanche Bradley Memorial) Library has been closed to public entry since December 1, 2020 due to COVID-19. According to Librarian Carol Blix, patrons have been able to check out materials for curbside pickup, but not enter to bro...

 

Attention local businesses

The Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments (CWCOG) will conduct a series of business forums over the course of the year, focusing on recovery and resilience for businesses in the region. Forums will generally cover updates on grant and loan...

 

Student of the Month

Lions Club President Brian McClain is pictured presenting a certificate of achievement and a check to Deschayni Nielsen, The Wahkiakum Lions Club April Student of The Month. She will attend WSU in...

 

Summer lunch program seeks your suggestions

Organizers of the Wahkiakum Summer Lunch Program are inviting the public to offer suggestions and to participate in the process. The countywide program provides lunches to children and households June 21 – July 29, Monday - Thursday. Last summer th...

 

Candidate filing week opens 5/17

According to information received from Wahkiakum County Elections, Candidate Filing week for the 2021 election cycle will open on May 17 and run through May 21. Candidates are encouraged to file online through the Candidate Filing Portal; however,...

 

Chamber starts Shop and Dine passports

The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a new Shop and Dine program, hoping to get people out and about visiting local shops and restaurants. “This was the brainchild of Shannon Britt, who is our chamber president,” Director Stacey Lane...

 

Understanding Bird Songs: Nature Matters

Spring is in the air and birds are beginning to sing all around us. We are captivated by these songs and humans have marveled at bird songs since the beginning of time, but how can we begin to understand the many complex vocalizations that birds...

 

Wahkiakum Mecha-Mules earn award at regional tournament

This unusual season of the First Tech Challenge robotics competition has ended after five months of practice, building, coding, more practice, presentations, 18 competition matches and then a final pr...

 

Meet Our Seniors: Nathan Vallejo

Wahkiakum School District has been a kind of educational bookend in Nathan Vallejo's life. He started kindergarten at J.A. Wendt, and 11 or so years later returned for his senior year and to earn his...

 

Meet Our Seniors: Alexander Tantum

Alex Tantum knows there is a bigger world out there. He came to Cathlamet two or three years ago, when his stepfather found a job opportunity, but he was born in Florida, and lived in Tennessee and...

 

Meet Our Seniors: Navarre Stewart

Navarre Stewart knows how to make the most of his spare time. He's creative, curious, and busy. If he isn't building models, which is usually, he's taking on some kind of creative writing project,...

 

Island life

A group of steers pause while grazing to check out their neighbor. Photo by Rick Nelson....

 

Be responsible pet owners, please

GRAY BEGINNING--It's a gray and drippy Monday morning to start the week and it looks like we will be fairly cloudy with a couple more drizzly days in the week ahead. However, if the forecast proves true, we will see temps in the 70's on Thursday, onl...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office! Thank you to Joe Blalock, Kay Walters, Diane Dyer and Pete Cooper for starting on the walkway from the office to the T-Building. And a huge thank you to Joe Blalock for finishing. The county commissioners purchased the...

 

Permit application deadline for special hunt May 26

Hunters can submit special hunt applications from April 26 through May 26 for 2021 deer, elk, mountain goat, moose, bighorn sheep, and fall turkey seasons in Washington. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will conduct a random...

 

Johnson Park news

Proposed opening plan The advisory board of Johnson Park has voted to open three days a week; Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Opening day will be April 27. This will be by appointment only. Anyone wanting to use the facility...

 

Learning Gardens plant sale scheduled for May 6 and 7

The Wahkiakum Learning Gardens will hold their annual plant sale on May 6 and 7. This year, in addition to the usual vegetable starts, they will offer flower starts and indoor plants. The plant list may be accessed on the Wahkiakum Gardens Facebook...

 

On-line Workshop: Making a Hummingbird Feeder

On May 1 at 9 a.m., WSU Master Gardener Karen Adams will discuss hummingbirds and demonstrate how to make a hummingbird feeder. Optional Hummingbird Feeder Kits are available for $12 each, pickup on May 8 in Longview. To order and for more...

 

Library to reopen on limited basis in May

The Cathlamet Public Library will reopen to the public starting Tuesday, May 4, initially with one patron or one household at a time (up to 6 people) able to enter for 30 minutes or less. Face masks, social distancing, and hand sanitizing are...

 

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