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Wahkiakum County celebrates National 4-H Week

Local 4-H members are showcasing their projects and awards in the front window of Jabber Shack on Main Street in Cathlamet, in celebration of National 4-H Week, October 3-10. Susan Zabel invited 4-H...

 

Great ShakeOut includes AHAB siren warning

At 10:21 a.m. on October 21, Pacific County will participate in the largest earthquake drill ever: ShakeOut! Earthquakes can happen anywhere, so everyone should know how to protect themselves when an earthquake occurs. Coastal earthquakes can be...

 

WSU Master Gardener Workshop: Worm Composting

On October 13 at 6 p.m. Master Gardeners will present Worm Composting. Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android: https://wsu.zoom.us/j/7756056320?pwd=RzVxbTl0dXpyUjJjSDdsWnJuTXdydz09 Meeting ID: 775 605 6320 Password: 12345 Phone Call: +1 253 215...

 

Evaluating Mason Bees cocoons

On October 14 at 6 p.m., Billie Bevers, Washington State University Master Gardener will present a workshop on how to evaluate mason bees cocoons for disease. During the spring and summer other bees, diseases and parasites can invade mason bee...

 

Mules Homecoming was a special one

WET BEGINNING--As I begin this column, it's a very drippy Sunday morning. However, we all know how quickly these forecasts can change. The "mostly dry" week has now changed and so there's only a couple of dry looking days in the current weather...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Sad News: Lois Nelson, mother of Eagle Publisher, Rick Nelson, passed away just a couple days ago. Wife of former publisher, Bob Nelson, she worked in The Eagle office for many years. She and Bob...

 

Many businesses now moving to winter hours

DAMP--As this week begins, it's just a tadbit cloudy and it's looking like rain will be arriving before long. It looks to be quite wet in the coming days, so I hope you've got your boots and umbrellas by the door as I think you're going to need...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. Thank you to all who entered in the fair. If you would like to pick up your premium check I will hand them out this Saturday, October 2, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., in the fair office at the fairgrounds. So come on...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Rain has come! And fall is here! Seasons have a reason. I think transitioning to a slower pace is the reason for fall. Plants and animals hibernate, so we should, too. It's a great time to pause and...

 

Statewide plastic bag ban begins Friday, Oct. 1

Washington’s ban on single-use plastic bags goes into effect Friday, Oct. 1. The law forbids food service businesses, restaurants, retail, small and temporary vendors, and grocery stores from providing single-use plastic carryout bags to...

 

2021 Horse Gaming Series

We are now half way through this year's Silver Buckle Series. It was nice to see two new riders in the lead line class; they are our future gamers. This week in the lead line class we had newcomers Eleana Soka and Madi De Moss and returning rider...

 

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness and Action Month. The Charlotte House, a program of St James Family Center, invites all of Wahkiakum County to show support to victims and survivors of domestic violence. This year’s theme is “The Power of...

 

Lure coursing event to be held this weekend on Puget Island

The hounds will be running this weekend, October 2-3, at Misty River Plantation, 117 Cross Dike Road on Puget Island. The event is sanctioned by the American Kennel Club (AKC), sponsored by the...

 

WSU Master Gardener On-line Workshops: October

On Tuesdays at noon, 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 PC, Mac,...

 

Salmon recovery board awards grants for salmon stream projects

The Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board on Sept. 23 announced the award of $21 million in grants across the state to aid in salmon recovery. The grants, given annually, went to 105 projects in 29 of the state’s 39 counties. The grants...

 

Kreidler hosts Climate Summit 2021, free virtual event open to the public

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler will host a virtual Climate Summit on Oct. 6 to highlight the latest science, best practices being deployed in the private sector, and regulatory approaches to combating climate change. Climate Summit 2021 is a...

 

Island life

A white-tail deer goes to work, cleaning up fallen apples in a Puget Island orchard. Photo by Rick Nelson....

 

Covered Bridge Dinner has been canceled

WILD ONE--This past weekend had us listening to rolling thunder, accompanied by some flashy lightning and we saw and heard some very heavy rains, along with howling winds! I was happy that we didn't lose power throughout the nastiest part of this...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Rain and wind: I worked hard last week to prune, weed eat and clean up debris in my yard. The apples that fall from the tree at the top of the hill behind my house continue to increase as they fall...

 

Johnson Park news

Johnson Park is pleased to announce an event coming up, it has been a long time, come and have a fun night, Bingo for everyone. Saturday, September 25, 2021. 6-8 p.m. Hot dogs, chips and pop for sale, looking forward to seeing you! Three cards for...

 

West starting 3rd year of college

Nicholas West, shown here with his parents, Derek and Christine West of Cathlamet, is starting his 3rd year of college at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota in Winona Minnesota. His major is...

 

Average 4.17% rate change approved for 2022 Exchange health insurance market

An average 4.17% rate change has been approved for next year's Exchange health insurance market. Twelve insurers will sell plans on Washington's Exchange in 2022. Rates and plans for additional insurers selling only outside of the Exchange are still...

 

Secretary of State urges all eligible Washingtonians to register to vote

National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, Sept. 28, and Secretary of State Kim Wyman is encouraging all eligible Washingtonians to register to vote in time for the Nov. 2 General Election. “Your vote matters – especially this year....

 

WSU Master Gardener On-line Workshop: How to Run a Successful Meeting

Everyone knows how to run a meeting, until it goes wrong. On September 28 at noon WSU Extension Agent Gary Fredricks will give you tips on how to run an efficient and effective meeting. Learn tips to prepare before the meeting to avoid difficulties,...

 

Aerial views of Skamokawa

Aerial views of Skamokawa courtesy of Dwight Blackshear and friends, pilots, Joe and Teresa....

 

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