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WDFW celebrates National Hunting and Fishing Day virtually

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is celebrating National Hunting and Fishing Day all month long with a virtual event each day in September. "In previous years, we've worked with volunteers, sponsors, and conservation partners...

 

A photo safari?

Puget Island resident Sarah Lawrence has trained her camera on a variety of local wildlife in the past few weeks. Above, a white-tail buck explores a Puget Island field. Along the left side, ospreys...

 

Fire danger is high, take great care

NICE AGAIN--We may have had some drippy times at the end of last week but the weekend wasn't too bad, so the traffic was still pretty thick heading to the beach, as everyone is anxious to get out and about while Summer is still here. If the forecast...

 

Target shooting ban in effect for all WDFW lands

To help prevent wildfires, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is alerting the public of a temporary target shooting ban on all department-managed lands statewide. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) also announced target...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Appelo Archives Center Hires New Director The Appelo Archives Center is located at 1056 State Route 4 in Naselle. It has a new director named Annika Kay. She was born in Anaheim, Calif., and raised...

 

PCA has work scheduled

According to information received from Suzanne Holmes, President of the Pioneer Community Association, the PCA has worked with the State of Washington for more than a year to successfully secure funding to do much needed repairs on the historic...

 

Archives center hires new director

The Appelo Archives Center has announced that their new director is Annika Kay. “I like to think of preserving history by embracing progress. Remembering and honoring those before us and keeping records of the past, while looking to the future of...

 

Continuing Education courses offered at LCC

Registration is open for fall quarter Continuing Education courses at Lower Columbia College. Visit them online at www.lowercolumbia.edu/ce to learn more or email mharris@lowercolumbia.edu. They offer a variety of courses including Child Care...

 

Fair website showcases entries

The county fair website has been updated to showcase entries. Find the site at https://wahkiakumfair.org/virtualfairshowcase/. “As a follow up to the Wahkiakum County Fair I would like to thank everyone that submitted entries,” said Fair Board...

 

Grain harvest

Puget Island's grain harvest took place this last week. Left Grower Jared Vik and, right, John Vik keep watch as barley pours into a truck to be hauled away on the east Puget Island. Photographer...

 

FOS still accepting donations for auction

HOT, HOT, HOT!--Last weekend started out on a very toasty note, as temperatures were in the upper 90s at this house and even the "cool" side of the house registered 95, which is not exactly my idea of a cool day! With the traffic going non-stop in...

 

Poet, photographer cover the lower river

I don't usually stick my neck out and do reviews, but this time I will. I quite like The Tidewater Reach: Field Guide to the Lower Columbia River in Poems and Pictures, a collaboration between Robert...

 

FOS announces October virtual auction

The Friends of Skamokawa will host an online auction, “A Cornucopia of Treasures” via 32auction.com Oct. 9,10 a.m., through Oct. 18, 5 p.m. Visitors will be able to preview items for bid on Oct.1. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to...

 

Updated: Hunter ed class canceled (corrected)

Due to Covid-19, there will be no hunter education class held in Cathlamet this year. There are a couple of options available. One is the deferred option. This is a one-year, once-in-a-lifetime option. The other is the on-line class with a newly...

 

A different model for Fall Pledge Drive

After closing the station during the Spring Pledge Drive, Membership Director Janet Fryberger, pivoted the messaging and donation to on air and on line, respectively. KMUN is modifying that model for this important fall drive August 17 through...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Give Me Your Input I have often been approached by readers of The Wahkiakum County Eagle who have ideas for stories, some of which in no way, shape, or form can I print. I do not usually have trouble getting the stories of interest to the readers of...

 

Pacific County opens rental assistance

Pacific County Health and Human Services will begin accepting applications from individuals for rental assistance on Monday in a project supported by a grant awarded by US Department of the Treasury. Grant funds are administered by the Local...

 

Celebration of Life for Cora Irving

A celebration of life service will be held for Cora Irving on Saturday, August 29 beginning with a graveside service at Greenwood Cemetery at noon. Friends and family are invited to attend to help celebrate her memory. Her obituary was published in...

 

WHS school supply list announced

Wahkiakum School District believes that organization is key to success in both high school and college. These skills are learned and require practice. The school district will provide all students with a planner on the first day of school. Students...

 

WSU Kid's Garden Workshop: Edible Flowers

On August 21, from noon-12:30 p.m., WSU Master Gardener Tracy Morgan will talk about the surprising number of edible flowers that you may already have growing in your garden and explain how to use them. Register for free by contacting Gary Fredricks...

 

Celebrate anniversary of women's right to vote

The Cathlamet Woman’s Club invites the public to “Come Stroll With Us On Main Street” in celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the 19th Amendment and women’s right to vote. Grab your fancy hat and meet at the Hotel Cathlamet from 11:30...

 

Youth football season delayed

Due to restrictions caused by the Covid-19 virus, Wahkiakum Youth Football will attempt to follow the WIAA schedule and play football in late winter/spring of 2021. Therefore, there is no fall football planned. For further information contact Brad...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Where It All Goes Years ago I decided that I could save money by taking my trash to the KM Transfer Station. I saw all the recycle for glass, plastic, cardboard, etc. Although I was familiar with recycling, I wondered where all the rest of the trash...

 

Please make sure your pet is ID'd

NICE ONE--We certainly had a nice weekend with a bit of heat thrown in there for you sun lovers, so I'm sure you all enjoyed it. The late night hours cooled things off a bit and the early morning hours weren't bad either, so for folks like me who...

 

WSU Kid's Garden Workshop: How to Save Seeds

Do you have a favorite tomato, pepper, or other veggie that you'd like to grow next summer? On August 14 from 12-12:30 p.m., WSU Master Gardener Alice Slusher will explain about gathering and storing seeds for next year and beyond. Register for free...

 

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