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Special hunt permit application deadline extended to May 21

Hunters can now submit special hunt applications through midnight Thursday, May 21 for deer, elk, mountain goat, moose, bighorn sheep, and fall turkey 2020 seasons in Washington. "The original deadline was May 18," said Eric Gardner, WDFW Wildlife...

 

Drive-In WiFi hotspot available for free internet

In response to the impacts of COVID-19, new drive-in WiFi hotspots provide free temporary, emergency internet access for Washingtonians who do not have broadband service to their homes. The WSU...

 

Student of the Month

The Wahkiakum Lions have announced Zayne Meneou as their April Student of the Month. He enjoys riding horses and roping. When living in Arizona he was in 4-H and has shown animals and participated in...

 

Finn Fest postponed until 2022

The 2020 Finnish American Folk Festival, usually occuring every two years, has been canceled. According to organizers it will take place on July 29, 30 and 31, 2022, in Naselle. For more information call 360-484-3602 or online at...

 

The Birds-Sequel

Genie Cary visited the Hansen National Wildlife Refuge and spotted a small bird tentatively identified as a tree sparrow....

 

Weiler awarded media fellowship

Former Cathlamet resident and Wahkiakum High School Graduate is one of five journalists who were awarded a NewStart fellowships to study Media Solutions and Innovation at the West Virginia University...

 

Mother's Day is this Sunday; treat her

MIXED BAG--This past weekend was certainly a mixture of weather, as it seemed to pour down rain one minute and then the sun would come out and it looked great again; until the next cloud burst showed up. I'm told the end of this week may see some ver...

 

Special hunt permit application deadline May 18

Hunters can submit special hunt applications from April 20 to May 18 for deer, elk, mountain goat, moose, bighorn sheep, and fall turkey 2020 seasons in Washington. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will conduct a random drawing...

 

Downriver Dispatches

In Remembrance of Edwin Warren Wirkkala I barely knew Ed Wirkkala, but I did have the honor of speaking with him on several occasions and I was able to interview him at the 9th Annual Loggers'...

 

Community Garden plant sale set for May 13

Due to the vicissitudes of life resulting from the Corona pandemic, the annual Community Garden Plant Sale format will be changed this year. They will hold an open-air sale at the garden on Wednesday, May 13, rather than on a Saturday. The sale will...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

To be of service is one of the most fulfilling aspects of civic life. At times, not everyone will find themselves in the position to help and sometimes those who didn’t need help, suddenly do. There is a balance within a community that is...

 

More cancellations have been announced

ALMOST GONE--If you are getting this on Thursday, then this is the last day of yet another month; where did April go? So, tomorrow, Friday, is May Day; Happy May Day, everybody! Here's hoping you can surprise somebody with some flowers, like we used...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Astoria-Megler Bridge The mouth of the Columbia River was a devious and dangerous place for early explorers. Most exploring the west coast couldn't see it at all, and many who did find it were...

 

WHS senior is a semifinalist

Nai’a Freeman, a senior at Wahkiakum High School, has been selected as a semifinalist in the US Presidential Scholar’s Program, which was established in 1964 to “recognize and honor some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating high...

 

Happy Birthday, Mason!

Cars and even a couple fire engines lined the street on Sunday, as friends paraded past Mason Wilson's home on Sunday to celebrate his 18th birthday. Mason is a senior at Wahkiakum High School, and...

 

Wahkiakum Autism Walk receives $5,300 donation

After the 2nd Annual Wahkiakum Autism Walk was cancelled due to the Covid-19 virus, the organizer’s decided it would be best to wait until next year before attempting any fundraising activities. That is when Beau Renfro, owner of Renfro Ventures...

 

GWTR canceled

The Wahkiakum County 4-H Council has decided to cancel this year’s Great White Tail Run. The annual event benefitting the local 4-H program will continue next year on May 15. The art design contest winners will be awarded prizes and their entries...

 

WSU Kid's Garden Workshop: Making Homemade Paper from Plants

On May 1 from 12:00 – 12:30 p.m., WSU Master Gardener Karen Adams will teach children (ages 6-16) how to make homemade paper. Send a friend a card and some flowers when you make plantable paper. The program can be accessed on-line by Zoom or by...

 

Commerce provides $9 million in rent and energy assistance

The Department of Commerce last week provided up to $1,000 in rental assistance and up to $500 in energy assistance for households that qualify for the federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The crisis funding will be...

 

Vista Park re-opening Tuesday

Port District 2 of Wahkiakum County has decided to reopen Skamokawa Vista Park for limited day use effective May 5. Manager Jeff Smith said that in accordance with Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 20-25.2, the port encourages all visitors to observe...

 

WSU Master Gardener workshops

On Tuesdays from 12:00 – 12:30 p.m., WSU Master Gardeners present weekly on-line programs focused on gardening in Cowlitz County. The programs can be accessed on-line by Zoom or by calling in by phone. To register for free, contact Gary Fredricks...

 

Food banks are all open for those in need

MIXED BAG--Last Friday saw us enjoying a truly stunning day with temperatures reaching in the mid-70s and boy, that was nice! But, what a difference a few hours makes, as we woke up Saturday morning to a cloudy and damp morning. It wasn't a whole...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Life Is Good! Many years ago while living in Oklahoma and playing music for a local church, one of the parishioners asked me if I would share a song at his wedding. I wrote a song specifically for...

 

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