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Boot Drive is this weekend

Members of local fire departments will hold a boot drive this weekend in Cathlamet locations to collect donations for Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland. Fire fighters and emergency responders will have the boots out on Main Street, the...

 

Lots for free activities to enjoy in the county

NICE SURPRISE--I was so happy to see that our Easter weekend weather was not the drippy one that we had all feared, but instead we enjoyed some very wonderful sunshine and warmer temperatures, so that was awesome! Nothing cheers a person up like...

 

WSU honor roll announced

Washington State University released its Fall 2020 President’s Honor Roll List. Included was Mckensi Jo Fluckiger. She is the daughter of Kelly Madsen of Longview and Glen Fluckiger of Puget Island....

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Thank you to all who came out and played bingo; we had a blast! Congratulations to Iris Hokkanen for winning the TV. Congratulations to all the bingo winners and to all that won raffle prizes. A huge thank you to the following sponsors: Warrenton Wal...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Beautiful Easter Day: It is a beautiful morning. My coffee is fresh, my dog and the birds have been fed, and I hope all my readers are also enjoying the early hours of the day. Easter was a family...

 

Student of the Month

Jenna Mellis is The Lions Club February Student of The Month. She is shown here with Brian McClain, Lions Club President. Jenna has had two promotions in the Army and has a goal to pass BCT in the...

 

April WordFest features local, regional poets

The April WordFest program will feature poets of the lower Columbia region, including Cathlamet's Dayle Olson. Heading the event will be Astoria Poet Florence Sage. Her new poetry collection, "The Man Who Whistled, The Woman Who Wished," tells the...

 

Meet our Seniors: Braxton Johns

Braxton Johns has been active in sports at Wahkiakum High School, playing football, taking on track and golf, but his favorite activity is easily wrestling. "It's taught me a lot," Braxton said. "It...

 

Meet our Seniors: Mary Jane Neves

Mary Jane Neves is looking forward to attending Lower Columbia College in the fall, where she can continue to explore and find out just what it is that she likes. She isn't totally sure what that is...

 

Meet our Seniors: Ellie Hiatt

Ellie Hiatt ran cross country for the Wahkiakum Mules during her freshman and senior years. "I did pretty well," she said. She did, indeed. Ellie frequently placed in the top runners this year,...

 

Easter egg hunts are scheduled

NOT SO NICE--As this week begins, it's a wet and blustery Palm Sunday, so it's a good day to hunker down inside after making sure all one's outside objects have been securely fastened down. However, forecasters are saying some dry days are ahead...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Are you ready for some bingo? Easter Bingo is finally here Friday night in the youth building at the fairgrounds, starting at 6 p.m.; doors will open at 5 p.m. Cards are 3 for $10 and play all 20 games. The big raffle will be a TV and as always we...

 

State Parks announces two free days in April

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to celebrate the spring season and Earth Day with two free days at state parks in April. On free days, visitors do not need a Discover Pass for day-use parking. The first free...

 

Downriver Dispatches

So it's Monday again. They just keep coming, don't they? For many of us, they are days to make lists, get started on work for the week and think about the trash pick up on Tuesday. What if we saw Mond...

 

Small business grants now available from DOC

The Washington State Department of Commerce on March 29 opened applications for Working Washington Grants: Round 4. Business owners can find information about the program and a link to the application portal at commercegrants.com. This is the fourth...

 

SR 101 now 2 lanes near Megler bridge

At 5 p.m. last Friday, Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) crews reopened both lanes of US 101 at milepost 1.2, just north of the Astoria-Megler Bridge, following emergency culvert replacement work. As replacement work continues,...

 

STEAM Kits for Ages 3-8 available at the library

Cathlamet Public Library now has free ‘Grab and Go' STEAM kits available to support STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) thanks to the Washington State Library. These kits provide adult family members with the resources to...

 

WSU Master Gardener On-line Workshops: April

On Tuesdays at noon, and Wednesdays at 6 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 PC, Mac,...

 

WSU Master Gardener On-line Workshop: Growing Strawberries

Do you want to grow strawberries this year, but have questions? On April 10 at 9 a.m., WSU Master Gardener Billie Bevers will present classes on how to successfully grow strawberries. Connection information (You must have a zoom account--sign up for...

 

Falling in Erickson Park

According to Cathlamet Public Works Superintendent David McNally, the town has been logging trees at Erickson Park in response to Glengate residents' concern about trees potentially falling on their...

 

Wolfhounds parade

Thirteen folks marched the sidewalks of Cathlamet on St. Patrick's Day with seven Irish Wolfhounds. Above, Terrance Maloney with Brawn's Misty River Drifter. Photos were taken by Jean Kelsey. Above:...

 

Fire department has two new trucks

WET--I wish the forecast had been wrong and our Spring weather had shown up with more sun than rain, but it was pretty wet off and on this past Saturday. I hate to complain about it much though as many areas of our country were dealing with...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. Glad to see us moving in to Phase 3; hopefully we will be able to get doing more things out at the fairgrounds. We will hold Easter Bingo on April 2 starting at 6 p.m., the doors will open at 5 p.m. The big raffle...

 

Studded tire removal deadline is March 31

With spring almost here drivers have just one more week to remove studded tires from their vehicles. The Washington State Department of Transportation reminds drivers that state law requires all studded tires to be removed by the end of the day Wedne...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Movin' On: Yesterday was Sunday and the traffic changed on Loop Road in front of my house. For the 17 years I've lived here, I've watched weekend visitors drive by to the bridge. First, they go by to...

 

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