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Skamokawa store and Duck Inn are closed

WET ONE--This past weekend was fairly soggy and not exactly the kind of weather one wants in order to get out and take a walk to get a bit of fresh air. Hopefully the forecast of nicer days will come true and we'll all be able to get out in our...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Getting Rid of Boredom As the days go quickly by and the virus that has kept us home is making its way across the world, we shelter ourselves for protection of ourselves and our loved ones. We start...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office! Hope everyone is staying safe. At this time the fair board is canceling the Easter Bingo and the April Flea Market. We have not canceled the "Cruzin to the Fair" yet. We are still looking for Fair Royalty and some...

 

Red Cross seeks blood donors

From P. Michael Drake, CFRE Executive Director, SW Washington Chapter American Red Cross The outbreak of COVID 19 in our SW WA community and the restrictions adopted to help control its spread has caused a severe shortage in our blood supply. We...

 

WHS graduate leads Idaho college hoops team

Two days before the Lewis-Clark State College Warriors women's basketball team was headed to the NAIA Division 1 National Championship Tournament, the event was canceled due to concerns about covid-19...

 

Food Bank changes noted

The Wahkiakum Food Bank has made changes in their operations to stay within the Coronavirus guidelines, protecting clients and volunteer staff. These changes were recommended by Wahkiakum Health and Human Services to protect everyone on the campus....

 

Lions Club Student of the Month

The Wahkiakum Lions Club has named Naia Freeman as the February Student of The Month. Lion president Terri Elfers presented Naia a certificate of achievement and a check to honor her as her parents...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

This county is so impressive- from the helpers to the farmers, to the workers, the volunteers, the parents and the kiddos: Just in case nobody has called to tell you today- You are doing a great job. You matter. You are appreciated. You are loved....

 

Challenge of Champions has been canceled

The Wahkiakum Fair Foundation made the difficult decision to cancel the Challenge of Champions pro bull riding event scheduled for July 17, 2020. This decision was made due to the impact covid-19 restrictions on public functions will have on raising...

 

Free grocery delivery service offered by Lions

The Wahkiakum Lions Club has organized many volunteers to provide a free grocery delivery service to residents of Wahkiakum County. They’ve created Wahkiakum Lions Club Helping Hands to support and protect the county residents for whom this novel...

 

Another cancellation

Due to updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, the Astor Street Opry Company has decided to cancel their upcoming performances of The Real Lewis and Clark Story. They will provide updates as they have them....

 

Fibre Federal offers members emergency financial support

To alleviate financial challenges resulting from the coronavirus outbreak, Fibre Federal Credit Union is offering a variety of financial support options. Concerns about reduced income, missed work, or other financial matters are prevalent at this...

 

Consumers warned of new con artists

In light of the ongoing developments related to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, and its impact on financial markets, the Securities Division of Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) is reminding investors in Washington to beware...

 

More cancellations have been announced

NICE WEEKEND--You'll probably be reading this after some rainy days, but boy, last weekend sure was nice! The cold mornings weren't so great but those sunny afternoons made for the perfect time to till gardens and mow lawns and get out and do some...

 

More cancellations

The Cathlamet Seed Exchange, scheduled for March 28 at the Cathlamet Community Center, as well as the Rosburg Seed Exchange, scheduled for March 21 at Johnson Park, are both canceled for now with new dates to be determined for later this spring. In...

 

Town council offers remote access to council meetings

The Cathlamet Town Council will implement remote access to town council meetings via ZOOM, effective immediately. You can download the app or join meetings in one of the following ways: · Join via computer, tablet or smartphone:...

 

LCC taking further precautions to reduce spread of COVID-19

Reducing the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and protecting vulnerable populations is their highest priority. Lower Columbia College is taking several additional precautionary steps toward this end. · Campus will be closed to all...

 

Master gardeners available

While the WSU Extension office is closed, faculty and volunteers are available to help you. WSU Master Gardeners are ready to help answer your gardening questions. It's that time of year when everything starts growing and as problems occur, they...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Silly Things People Say This article is dedicated to the faithful readers of The Wahkiakum County Eagle who have a sense of humor; as for the rest I have no idea what to tell you. I am writing slowly because I understand some of you can’t read...

 

Fibre Federal Credit Union supports meal programs

Fibre Federal Credit Union is stepping up to help ensure children don’t go hungry while schools are closed. Fibre pledges to donate up to $55,000, which will be disbursed to help each of the 24 school districts within its service areas across seven...

 

Library closure update announced

While Cathlamet Public Library is closed, library materials checked out and due on or after March 10, have had their due dates extended until April 30, 2020, and will not be accruing fines. That due date will be moved into the future if the closure...

 

State campgrounds to close through April 30

On March 22 the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission (Parks), Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced the closure of all state campgrounds across Washington to help reduce the spread...

 

Conservation district to hold teleconference meeting

Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, the Wahkiakum Conservation District monthly meetings will be held the first working Monday of the month via teleconference line. Those interested in attending should contact District Manager, Darin Houpt at...

 

Call ahead as lots of cancellations in store

WILD WEATHER--Last Thursday was a super gorgeous day and everyone was enjoying the sun and basically scoffing at the idea of the "snowflake" on their weather apps on their phones, until Friday morning, and then there it was: snow! It seems like...

 

Eligible donors urged to continue to give blood amid COVID-19 concerns

The Washington State Department of Health, alongside partners at Bloodworks Northwest, is encouraging eligible donors to continue to give blood. Growing concerns about COVID-19 is leading to an increased number of canceled blood drives, which is...

 

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