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Public invited to submit art highlighting dangers of releasing pets and plants into the wild

The Washington Invasive Species Council and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) invite artists of all ages to participate in an art contest through May 14 as part of the “Don’t Let it Loose” campaign. The campaign explains the dan...

 

Master Gardener Plant Sale and Tomatopalooza will be held online

WSU Cowlitz County Master Gardeners will hold their annual fundraiser, Plant Sale and Tomatopalooza from Sunday, May 9 through Thursday, May 13. Pick up orders in the parking lot of the Hall of Justice on 1st Ave, Kelso, on May 15. This year it will...

 

Farmers market begins May 4

NICE BEGINNING--As this week begins, it's a sunny Sunday morning around here, but it also started out very nippy, as it was only 24 degrees when we got up, so, we are truly hoping the warmer weather scheduled for the rest of the week, comes true. Tho...

 

April is Invest Local Month

Communities around the region have declared April of 2021 to be Invest Local Month. Investing locally directly impacts the community you live in; it builds resilience and wealth in our communities, creates ripple effects of economic impact, and can...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. By now if you entered in the 2019 Car Show you should have received your registration in the mail. If you did not and would like one please email the fair office and I will get...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Tuesday at 8:15 in the morning: What a gorgeous, full blown, stunning and arguably the most beautiful spring morning yet this year. The almost breathtaking blue sky has no clouds. The air is clear...

 

Spring Festival set for May 1

Join Naselle Lutheran Church at their Spring Festival on Saturday, May 1, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. This event will feature "Made in Naselle" soups and salads to go, baked goods, quilts and other handcrafts plus a garden area with plants and flowers...

 

Free legal clinic scheduled

The Charlotte House, a program of St. James Family Center, will host a free legal clinic on Friday, April 16, at 2 p.m., in Cathlamet. Lisa Walgdovel, an Attorney with Northwest Justice Project, will help individuals with specific family law...

 

2021 The Sounds Of Spring

The birds are chirping, lawn mowers are putt-putt-putting, weed eaters are whining and the rototillers are chugging. It’s fever time to get yards and gardens shaped up. Wahkiakum Community Garden is prepping for the new season of growing. Volunteer...

 

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,...

 

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