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Downriver Dispatches

Ghosts of Grays River: The Jesse Baker Jr. Saga Part I Near the corner of State Route 4 West and North Hull Creek Road sits the oldest home in Grays River built around 1870 by Samuel Walker. The...

 

PAPA presents "Dukes Of Swing" benefit concert

Put on your dancing shoes and join the Peninsula Association of Performing Artists in a night of music and dancing at the historic Fort Columbia Theater as PAPA presents The Dukes of Swing, Saturday, October 5, from 5-8 p.m. The 18-piece Dukes of Swi...

 

September 28 is next State Parks free day

In honor of National Public Lands Day, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to visit a state park for free on Saturday, Sept. 28. No Discover Pass will be required for day-use visits by vehicle. National Public Land...

 

Fall web worms cover leaves as they dine

Fall is here, the tree leaves are drying and rattling in the wind. Already many are drifting to the ground. Looking up to the canopy, you can observe the wispy nests of the fall web worm. In late...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Our local HCA Community Based Specialist, Rochelle Cothren, will be at the community center again on the first Wednesday of the month, October 2 from 10-noon. If you have an open application in the Washington Health Plan Finder for Washington Apple...

 

Car seat law changes focus on children's safety

Changes to Washington’s child passenger restraint law (RCW 46.61.687) take effect January 1, 2020. Car crashes are a leading killer of children ages 1-13. Using the right seat can reduce the risk of fatal injury by 71 percent. To help reduce...

 

Dogs will compete this weekend

The last lure coursing event for this year takes place this weekend at Misty Rivers Plantation, 117 Cross Dike Road on Puget Island. The event, sponsored by the Willamette Valley Basenji Club and...

 

Master Gardener training offered

Join the Cowlitz County Master Gardeners as they share reliable gardening information and environmentally sustainable gardening techniques with the adults and children in the community by becoming a WSU Cowlitz County Extension Master Gardener...

 

Beekeepers workshops offered

Workshops teaching beekeeping skills will be offered October 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 6-9 p.m., in Longview. Designed to build basic beekeeping skills, the class covers topics including bee biology, equipment, seasonal management requirements,...

 

CHH & H hires new Hospice administrator

Community Home Health & Hospice has announced Kevin Hudson, MHA, as their new Hospice Administrator. The Hospice Administrator is responsible for overall management, clinical outcomes, and performance of the Hospice program. This includes overseeing...

 

WDFW approves three-day razor clam dig

Razor clam diggers can return to Long Beach for a three-day opening beginning Sept. 27. State shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig on morning low tides after marine toxin tests showed the...

 

LCC announces lecture series

Lower Columbia College has announced the line-up for the Fall 2019 Community Conversations lecture series focusing on “Preparedness” – what does the future hold, and how do we get ready for it? Topics include earthquakes, self-defense,...

 

Local credit union supports college with multi-year commitment

Fibre Federal Credit Union has partnered with selected colleges and hospitals within its field of membership for a multi-year grant program. From 2018 to 2020, Fibre Federal will distribute $87,000 in grants to four college foundations and eight...

 

Saturday will be a busy day in Skamokawa

WILD WEATHER--As the weekend ended and the new work week began, we had some torrential downpours that carved a path down a lot of driveways, followed by some gloomy weather, which looked to bring more rain but then the sun came out, so it was a mix...

 

Downriver Dispatches

A Wedding for the Ages When was the last time you were invited to a wedding in which you did not know either the bride or groom? Ron Relethford and Laura Knight, both 62, from the Seattle area placed...

 

FAFF to sponsor concert

The Finnish American Folk Festival group will sponsor another concert at their new Community Center in Naselle on Saturday, September 21, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Food will be served downstairs after the concert and donations will be taken at the door...

 

Beekeepers workshops set

Workshops will be held on October 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 6-9 p.m., at the Cowlitz County Training Center, 1942 First Avenue in Longview. Designed to build basic beekeeping skills, the class covers topics including bee biology, equipment, seasonal...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Wahkiakum Outdoors will offer a very interesting presentation at 6:30 p.m., on September 24 at the Hope Center (3rd and Maple Streets) regarding the important role of the Cathlamet Amateur Radio Club in our communities’ safety. They are integral...

 

Community input sought by Town of Cathlamet

The Town of Cathlamet is seeking resident input for a community survey. The purpose of the survey is to gather information about Cathlamet concerning the Town's qualities, services, and the future feel and character of the community. The survey...

 

Silver Buckle Series

By Valerie Antijunti We had a great Silver Buckle Gaming series this year. We had the last ride on Sept. 14 with a very good turn out. We even had six new riders for our final show. The Texas Barrels 50/50 jackpot was won by Makayla Davis. She won...

 

Free CERT training offered in Pacific County in October

The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency (PCEMA) is offering a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course in South Bend. The Training is strategically scheduled to precede the “Great Washington ShakeOut.” Training is...

 

Two days of sturgeon fishing get green light on lower Columbia

Anglers will have two opportunities later this month to reel in a white sturgeon on a stretch of the lower Columbia River. Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington agreed to open the mainstem Columbia River from the Wauna powerlines upstream to...

 

Entertainment News

On Friday, September 20, at the Skamokawa Grange there will be a Open Mic & Jam Session. Musicians and singers are invited to share their talents, everyone is invited to listen and enjoy many types of music. Admission is free. Sign-up to play at...

 

Changing seasons

A red fallen leaf from a Japanese maple predicts the change of seasons and arrival of fall. Photo by Rick Nelson....

 

FOS wine tasting and auction Saturday night

LOOKING SOGGY--We may have slipped into some Fall like weather a bit early, as our week began cooler and wetter this past Sunday, with a couple of really good "gutter testers," as I call them. It looks like more of that kind of weather may be...

 

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