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Mule teams have been doing well

ANOTHER WET ONE--As I begin my column, we are once again looking at the possibilty for some local flooding, so I hope everyone gathered what they needed just in case we have our "usual" underwater spots which prevent us from getting to the store. As...

 

Walsh, McEntire hosting virtual town hall March 6

19th District Reps. Jim Walsh and Joel McEntire invite citizens to join them for a one-hour virtual town hall meeting on March 6 at 4 p.m. to discuss issues related to the 2021 legislative session. The remote town hall event will be conducted using...

 

WDFW: Leave bird feeders down

Continued reports of sick or dead birds at backyard feeders across Washington and other northwest states are prompting the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to recommend people continue to leave their wild bird feeders down another...

 

WSU Master Gardener On-line Workshop: Growing Blueberries

Do you want to grow blueberries this year, but have questions? On March 2 at noon WSU Master Gardener Art Fuller will present how to successfully grow blueberries. Learn which varieties do well in this area, how to plant them and take care of them...

 

WSU Master Gardener On-line Workshop: Soils and Fertilizers

Great gardening starts with good soil. On March 3 at 6 p.m., WSU Master Gardener Art Fuller will present managing your soil for a successful garden and correct use of fertilizers. A free 1-hour presentation will be followed by the opportunity to ask...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Today is Monday. Hope you're having a good day when you read this. If you have some news you'd like to share, especially with a photo file attached, do contact me. Contact info is above this article....

 

First annual Farm to Fiber Festival seeking participants

A new event is being planned for the fairgrounds this year. The Farm to Fiber Festival will be an annual event bringing fiber enthusiasts, youth and fiber animal breeders together for education, demonstrations, sales and competitions. They are...

 

Jordyn Watson

Jordyn Watson, who has been attending school in Wahkiakum County since the fifth grade, seems at home in her position as an outside hitter for the Mule volleyball team. Prior to her freshman year,...

 

Daniel Martin

Daniel Martin is ready to go. He's been studying German, and along with other members of the Wahkiakum High School German Club, started fundraising last year for the biannual trip to Germany, set for...

 

Jenna Mellis

"I know what I'm doing, but I don't know what I'm doing," Jenna Mellis said. "That's what I like about life. Surprises." There are a lot of surprises when you are one of eight kids, and four of them...

 

Were you prepared for the weather?

NOT NICE!--I'm pretty sure that our snow/sleet/wind event last weekend lasted much longer than a whole lot of people wanted it to, as while that first batch of snow is pretty, after that, it can just wind up being a real nuisance. Besides, when you...

 

Tax forms available

Cathlamet Public Library now has instruction books for 2020 tax forms, so both tax forms and instructions are available. Since the library is offering curbside delivery only, knock on the front door during open hours, Tuesdays-Saturdays between 2...

 

Downriver Dispatches

THE MORNING AFTER: It's Monday morning after a rough, cold weekend. Ice storms are no fun, and that one was a beauty. I have been through those before in Haines, Alaska, with two small kids, as the...

 

WSU Master Gardener On-line Workshops: March

On Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m., and Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m., WSU Master Gardeners present weekly on-line free programs. No need to register, just pop in. Connection information (you must have a zoom account--sign up for one at zoom.us), then join from...

 

Tsuga honors Mike Rees

Tsuga Gallery is honoring member Mike Rees, who passed away on December 13 in Seattle after a fall. The Cathlamet gallery is hosting a display of his photographs in their windows until the end of...

 

Meet our Seniors: Hannah Musick

Hannah Musick wants to be a doctor. "That's the path," she said with certainty. She got hooked on the idea of medicine in eighth grade, and her passion for the notion has only grown. "Now I'm too...

 

Meet our Seniors: Kaden Anderson

Kaden Anderson is in business. He started his first lemonade stand in elementary school, and has been growing the profits from that venture ever since. It turns out that while his classmates were...

 

Meet our Seniors: Kaleo Silva

Kaleo Silva is headed to Washington State University in the fall to study mechanical engineering. “I think the thing that made me want to do engineering was taking physics last year,” he said....

 

Fairgrounds flea market canceled

ALL PREPARED?--If weather apps are to be believed, by the time you read this, you may be playing in some "white stuff" as snow was to begin falling on Wednesday, and continue for several days with nighttime temperatures in the teens. We all know...

 

LCNHP recruits for 2021 Youth Conservation Corps program

How would you like to work, learn, play, and serve in a national park? Lewis and Clark National Historical Park is currently recruiting for the 2021 Youth Conservation Corps (YCC), a non-residential work-based education program for young men and...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Introducing Karen Bertroch I am pleased to be the new writer for the column Darrell Alexander has been doing so well. I know many, like me, will miss his pieces. I hope to bring information and news...

 

Voice of Democracy youth essay winner

On February 5, Wahkiakum VFW Post 5297 presented Colton Vik, 1st place winner of Voice of Democracy youth essay competition, with a certificate and a cash award of $200. Left to right, Bob Roche,...

 

Death Notice for Kenneth Ford

Kenneth Ford, born August, 1947, died January, 2021....

 

WHS announces 1st semester honor roll

The Wahkiakum High School first semester honor roll for the 2020-2021 school year has been announced. 4.0 grade – point average: 9th grade: Klauvinia Cernal, Nathan Garrett, Galina Goldinov, Svetlana Goldinov, Lilian Hale, Solei Langan, Pierce Leav...

 

CWCOG announces monthly business pulse survey

The Cowlitz Wahkiakum Council of Governments (CWCOG) is requesting assistance from area businesses to understand the effect of the pandemic-related restrictions on our community. Participants are asked to complete a brief 15 question survey....

 

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