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School starts soon, hope you're ready

LITTLE DAMP--As this work week begins, we are just a little damp in West Valley, which makes for a gloomy start to the day, but on the other hand, moisture for our parched lawn is deeply appreciated, and it settles the dust as well. However, it wasn'...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Through the Fog of Time Part I Imagine yourself driving east on State Route 4, and as you cross the Grays River bridge just east of Shannon Road, when a sudden fog immerses the car and the car comes...

 

Ribbon cutting at the Cathlamet Pharmacy

Staff of the Cathlamet Pharmacy cut a ribbon last Friday to celebrate the grand opening of the remodeled store. Winners of drawings were Carolyn Wilson, Sara Monte, Mike Kochan and Marilyn Schleis....

 

Advisory issued for county

Wahkiakum County Health Department has issued an Air Quality Advisory for Western Wahkiakum County due to a couple small fires north of Wahkiakum County near the Pacific/Lewis county line. Wahkiakum County is currently experiencing unhealthy air...

 

WSU Master Gardener Workshop: Seed Saving

Do you have a favorite tomato, pepper, or other veggie that you'd like to grow next summer? On September 12 at 6:30 p.m., WSU Master Gardener Alice Slusher will explain about gathering and storing seeds for next year and beyond. The class will be...

 

Hunter education course set

A Hunter Education Course will be held: · Sept. 7 -- 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. · Sept. 11 -- 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. · Sept. 12 -- 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. The course will be taught by Jerry Bain at the Cathlamet Fire Department in the DeBriae Room. This is a traditional...

 

New AA group formed

The Grays River Grateful AA group held their first meeting on August 21 at the Grays River Grange Hall from noon to 1 p.m. This will be a regularly scheduled meeting, held every Wednesday, for the purpose of helping any who wish to stop drinking...

 

Cubelets are here!

The Cathlamet Public Library has Cubelets for a short time. They are robotic building blocks that can be configured to do many things. Children are invited to come to the library for fun and learning during open hours now through Aug. 30, Tuesdays...

 

Liberty Players to perform

Harold Pinter’s “Betrayal” will be performed August 28, 29, and 30, 7 p.m., at the McTavish Room of the Liberty Theatre, 1203 Commercial St., Astoria. Presented by The Liberty Players, Betrayal is the story of an illicit affair that unfolds in...

 

Class reunion

Members of the Wahkiakum High School Class of 1969 gathered at Silverman's Nursery, Skamokawa, on Aug. 10 for their 50th year reunion. Seated in front are, l-r, Art Pedersen, Joan Harvey Chester, and...

 

LCC Continuing Education schedule released

Registration is open for fall quarter Continuing Education courses at Lower Columbia College. Call 360-442-2600 or online at www.lowercolumbia.edu/ce to learn more. Continuing Education is taking course proposals for new courses and instructors. If...

 

Grease sing-along set for August 31

Enjoy a summer night singing along to Grease! on August 31 at 8 p.m., at the Liberty Theatre, 1203 Commercial St., Astoria. Tickets are $8 general admission. Leather pants and slicked hair encouraged, but not required. Subtitles provided for anyone...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Rosburg School Road Project Approved Wahkiakum County commissioners unanimously approved Professional Engineer Paul Lacy's proposal for the Rosburg School road. The plan calls for the widening of the...

 

Next State Parks 'free day' is Aug. 25

In recognition of the National Park System’s 103rd birthday, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is offering free entrance to state parks on Sunday, Aug. 25. Day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks by...

 

The Wahkiakum County Fair starts today

WETNESS--As this week begins, we are seeing some dampness in West Valley, which is one of those "good/bad" things, depending on what you had planned. For many, the rain means an automatic watering of our lawns and flowers without doing it by hand,...

 

School supply drawing

Shopko and Bi-Mart have paired up to donate 10 backpacks for back to school kids, and there will be a drawing for them at the Wahkiakum County Fair. There are five backpacks for girls and five backpacks for boys. Each backpack contains two folders,...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Whether you grew up here or you transplanted, there is something very connecting about the folks who hold space in this beautiful nook of the planet. Wahkiakum is a culmination of beauty, history and grit. We take care of each other out here. The...

 

Comedy competition coming to Columbia Theatre

The Best of Seattle International Comedy Competition comes to the Columbia Theatre Friday, August 16, 7:30 p.m. The evening will feature five former contestants or winners of past competitions. Tickets are $35. For more information call the Box...

 

Unsold deer and elk tags available August 22

Hunters who purchased a multi-season permit application earlier this year, but were not selected in the April drawing, are eligible to buy the unsold 2,610 deer and 116 elk multi-season tags on a first-come, first-served basis on Thursday, Aug. 22....

 

NCC to hold rummage sale

From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on August 16 and 17, the North Coast Chorale will hold a rummage sale at the Performing Arts Center (PAC) 16th and Franklin St., Astoria. One will be able to find a variety of items ranging from art to collectables. Next on...

 

Ready to sail

Hobie Cat enthusiasts were back at Vista Park for the annual Todd Christenson Memorial Regatta last weekend. The longest race is reserved for the final day, and usually averages about three hours as...

 

Cancer treatment center offers valuable care

To The Eagle: I understand the concerns folks may have about the loss of chemotherapy services at Ocean Beach Hospital, especially the loss of Dr. Law. He is a fine man and a very experienced oncologist. If anyone in the area is wondering about the...

 

Overnight bridge closures begin Monday

TOASTY--For those who love the heat, we certainly have had plenty as temperatures were right up in the 80s for the weekend, so many of the outdoor events, like the Wooden Boat Festival and Ugly Car Show in Cathlamet, didn't have to worry about...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Paradise found in the Westend Just a little west of the Rosburg Store hidden in plain sight lies eight and a half acres that was once just pasture land. There were no trees on the property. That was...

 

Paddle Quest: Going Batty

On August 24 Lewis and Clark National Historical Park will host a paddle quest from 5-7 p.m. The quest will commemorate NPS Founders Day, when the National Park Service was first established in 1916. After the paddle, visit with ecologist Dr. Tara...

 

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