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Museum open for two more Saturdays

NOT NICE--As this week began, the smoke and fog combo that hit Sunday morning was really something to see, as that's just about all that you could see at my house! It was defintely not a good time to be outside and warnings were given to stay inside...

 

LCC announces fall lecture series line-up

Lower Columbia College has announced the line-up for the Fall 2020 Community Conversations lecture series focusing on “Big Ideas.” In this fully only online series, local experts weigh in on some of the biggest issues facing us right now, and...

 

Downriver Dispatches

We are going to be okay During World War II in the Nazi occupied Netherlands, many of the populace were starving. One man whose family was going hungry decided to try to sell one of his family’s heirlooms, his grandfather’s gold pocket watch. He...

 

Suicide prevention in focus for September

Submitted by the Wash. Dept. of Health OLYMPIA -- Everyone has a role in suicide prevention. In observance of National Suicide Prevention Month, the Washington State Department of Health and University of Washington’s Forefront Suicide Prevention h...

 

Local internet provider completes expansion

Skamokawa Internet Services completed a recent expansion which will greatly increase the number of homes and businesses that can access the service. Skamokawa Internet is primarily a wireless internet service provider using fixed transmitters to...

 

Beach nourishment at Pancake Point

Mike and Liz Beutler Express their enthusiasm for the prospect of beach nourishment on the waterfront of their home at Pancake Point on Puget Island. Pilings of the Pancake Point Jetty appear to the...

 

Local investment network meeting scheduled

The Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments (CWCOG), in conjunction with Washington State University Extension and the Cowlitz Economic Development Council, will host a virtual kick-off meeting of the Local Investment Network on September 23 from...

 

Abundant razor clams provide 'digging while distancing' opportunities

Shellfish managers have scheduled 39 razor clam digs on ocean beaches for dates through December. State shellfish managers have also approved the first four days of razor clam digging starting Sept. 16 after marine toxin tests showed the clams are...

 

Remembering 9/11

Here's the view last Friday, Sept. 11, about 2 p.m. from the Rosburg Post Office. The American flag and POW/MIA flags are at half staff with smoke in the air. "It seems rather appropriate," commented...

 

I-5 bridge closure delayed; now set for this Saturday

The Oregon Department of Transportation has rescheduled the start of the I-5 Interstate Bridge Trunnion Replacement Project for Sept. 19 following its postponement because of wildfires. The northbound span had been set to close at 12:01 a.m....

 

Kreidler: Beware of cheap health insurance offers

People who have lost their employer-sponsored health insurance should be extremely cautious when considering offers that promise great coverage for bargain-basement premiums, Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler warned this week. They should watch...

 

Wyman: Registered voters don't need to request mail-in ballot

Washington state voters may received a postcard from the U.S. Postal Service encouraging voters to “plan ahead” for the Nov. 3 General Election. Among the recommendations is to request a mail-in or absentee ballot at least 15 days before Election...

 

Fire danger extremely high in local area

TOASTY--We got a heavy dose of Summer weather just as we go into the school year and what we always think of as Fall sports, but as we can see, these high temperatures mean more swim suits, flip flops and beach time, and not coats, umbrellas and...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Fishing in Southwestern Washington This past month I have witnessed a prolific amount of people along the Columbia River fishing. This is not an unusual event as it is not only the commercial fishermen trying to make a decent wage, but also the...

 

Museum extends Saturday openings

The Wahkiakum County Historical Society board of directors has announced that public opening hours for the Wahkiakum Museum have been extended Saturdays (1-4 p.m.) through the end of September. This decision has been made following the successful...

 

Veterans plant ceremony to honor POW/MIA

On Sept. 18 at 9 a.m., Wahkiakum Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5297 will have a short POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony at the flagpole at the county courthouse in Cathlamet. The public is invited. The VFW request face masks to be worn and that...

 

Praying for Cathlamet

A worship team from the Three Rivers House of Prayer of Longview visited Strong Park in Cathlamet on Saturday to pray for the community and leaders. "Jesus promised if we prayed for a city we could...

 

On-line Workshop: Putting Your Garden to Bed-Preparing for Spring!

Get a head start on next year’s garden now! On Thursday, September 10 from 6-7 p.m., WSU Master Gardener Art Fuller will tell you the steps to put your garden to bed this fall to ensure next year’s successful garden. A free 45-minute...

 

Kim O'Neill named 2020 LCC Alumna of the Year

Lower Columbia College (LCC) and the Lower Columbia College Foundation (LCCF) have announced the selection of Kim O'Neill as the 2020 LCC Alumna of the Year. The annual LCCF award was created to...

 

I-5 bridge work will impact traffic Sept. 12-20

The nine-day closure of the northbound span of the I-5 Interstate Bridge is set to begin Saturday and run Sept. 12-20, when crews will replace mechanical parts that help lift and lower the bridge. According to information from the Oregon Department...

 

Have a safe holiday weekend, everyone

NICE--We had a nice weekend but while we had the sunny days, those evenings got pretty chilly so we know the seasons will soon be changing. While we had just a bit of a downturn on Monday morning, which brought a smattering of showers, it didn't...

 

Downriver Dispatches

What is happening with the SR4 Slide? Celeste Dimichina, the communications consultant for The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), has informed me of an update on the State Route 4...

 

New videos show tsunami impact along the coast

To help communities along Washington’s coastal residents visualize and prepare for the next tsunami, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has released a new series of tsunami simulations. Using detailed tsunami models,...

 

Organizers pleased as virtual fair winds up

“It was a learning curve for all of us,” Wahkiakum County Fair Board President Joe Blalock said of this year’s Virtual Wahkiakum County Fair. Blalock, who is not only on the Fair Board, but is involved in 4-H, said that between seeing what the...

 

Lure coursing set for final week of September

The hounds will be running again at Misty River Plantation, 117 Cross Dike Road on Puget Island, the weekend of September 26-27. Spring and early summer events were canceled due to the covid virus lockdown, but the sponsoring group has received...

 

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