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Flea Market at fairgrounds Saturday

COOLER--I don't know about you but these cloudy mornings, with sunny afternoons and more moderate temperatures, like in the 70s, is just right for me! I think the plants enjoyed a break from the intense heat as well, as there were many trees and...

 

Downriver Dispatches

I hope everyone enjoyed their July 4 holiday weekend. Lots of fireworks in Grays River Valley. From east to west we had big shows of color and lights. It was about an hour of sitting in my yard to...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office; hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July. Now it is time to start thinking about the fair; it is right around the corner and it is coming fast. Animal entries are due in my office by July 23. I am sorry to say but...

 

Astori-US Day comes to downtown July 16

Over 20 businesses will host performances, projects, sidewalk sales, tastings, and more in Downtown Astoria all day on July 16 for AstoriUS Day. They will celebrate the heartfelt ways that everyone has lifted each other up over this past year with a...

 

New KMUN frequency in Cannon Beach area

The new KMUN translator in Cannon Beach has finally found it's new home and strength in Cannon Beach. You will now find KMUN at 89.3FM in the Cannon Beach area. The signal should be very strong and clear, as the radio waves are transmitting at 250...

 

Music scholarship opportunity announced

The Southwest Washington Symphony is offering scholarships to private music students residing in Cowlitz, Columbia, Clatsop, Pacific, or Wahkiakum counties based on student/family needs. For the scholarship year beginning September 1, 2021, the...

 

Island life

An osprey watches over three chicks in a nest along Welcome Slough, Puget Island. There's always one chick who is fearless and sits at the edge of the nest. Photos courtesy of Sarah...

 

Inslee implements statewide burn ban

Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday declared a statewide state of emergency relating to the growing risk of wildfires, including a statewide prohibition on most outdoor and agricultural burning through September 30. "Washington is facing a historic drought...

 

Be careful with fireworks, it's dry

HOT HOT HOT--Hot was the word for this past weekend and the start of this week, so for all you sun lovers, I hope you got your fill of it, as the rest of us folks who don't enjoy it as much, have had plenty of it! Being nice and warm is one thing,...

 

Downriver Dispatches

That heat we had will hopefully not come again. Yesterday's breeze from the ocean was heaven. That heat burned the new growth on a couple of my rhododendrons. And my lovely pink rose just wilted away....

 

WSU Workshop: Living on the Land

Living on the Land teaches small acreage landowners in Southwest Washington practices that will improve their property and protect the environment. This course deals with the real-life issues landowners must address when trying to manage their land....

 

WSU Master Gardener On-line Workshops: July

On Tuesdays at noon, WSU Master Gardeners present free weekly on-line 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, Linux, iOS, or Android from...

 

Island life

Puget Island resident Tim Larcher looked out a window in his house and photographed a new born white-tail fawn having a meal. Photo courtesy of Tim Larcher....

 

PIGYS event this weekend on P.I

PRETTY NICE--We had a very toasty Monday and if the forecast holds true, we've got another batch of hot days as well, so I hope you're all staying well hydrated and as cool as possible. However, our Tuesday morning "drizzle" was definitely a...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. Fair Books should be out soon. The fair royalty will be kicking off soon and they will be out selling Fair Passes and Raffle tickets. I will know what the raffle is next week. Don't forget to stop by the farmers...

 

Downriver Dispatches

It’s hot. That means my grass is “browning” and watering flowers is my focus. My pink rose is wandering all over the place and blooming. So stunning. Anyone who wants to stop by and just check it out is welcome. You do not have to knock on the...

 

Hospital adds occupational therapist to clinics team

Submitted by Carol Nahorsky Ocean Beach Hospital & Medical Clinics (OBHMC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Ryan Farwell, OTR/L, CSRS, CHES to the position of occupational therapist at the Ocean Beach Wellness and Rehabilitation Center. The...

 

WSU Master Gardener On-line Workshop: Protecting your home from wildfires

Dryer summers and more homes being built in heavily wooded areas increase the need to learn about ways to reduce the damage from wildfires. On June 30 at 6 p.m., WSU Master Gardener Judy Masura will explain ways to create a fire-wise landscape....

 

Silver Buckle Gaming Series

Submitted by Valerie Antijunti Welcome back riders to the Wahkiakum Silver buckle gaming series. Due to my current chemo treatments I have had to delay the start of the series to August 7. We will still have five shows. This year's show dates are...

 

WSU Master Gardener On-line Workshop: Summer Pruning

When is the best time to prune? It depends! On June 29 at noon, WSU Extension Master Gardener Art Fuller will discuss the importance of summer pruning, types of pruning cuts, and what tools to use. You will learn the best time to prune and what...

 

The Sheriff's Corner

By Wahkiakum County Sheriff Mark Howie Regular life is coming back! I’m not sure if I know what “regular” life is anymore, but one thing is for certain: Summer is here, the sun is out, people are everywhere, kids are playing outside with...

 

New exhibit at Redmen Hall

SOGGY--We ended last week with a gorgeous day, as Saturday was just super sunny, but we have started this week, with a whole lot of rain this Sunday! The first part of this week may be on the damp side, but not to fret, as our Monday morning has...

 

The bulls are back

The Wahkiakum Fair Foundation will host The Challenge of Champions Pro Bull Riding Tour for the fourth year on Friday, July 16. The event takes place at the Wahkiakum County Fairgrounds in Skamokawa. The gates open at 4:30 and the bull riding starts...

 

Workshops offered for small businesses

Lower Columbia College, in partnership with the Cowlitz Wahkiakum Council of Governments, will host two workshops for small businesses. Registration is required and there is no fee to participate. The first workshop is on small business planning and...

 

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