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Downriver Dispatches

An Acquired Taste Over the decades I have had the opportunity to taste authentic cuisines from all over the world. One thing I have found in almost every culture is that they all use some form of grain and make that into bread, tortilla, or any other...

 

Astoria hiking club headed to PI

Puget Island residents might notice a larger number of people than normal walking and biking their roads August 15 when the Angora Hiking Club holds its Westport Ferry to Puget Island bike/hike. The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 12 noon....

 

Island life

Two chicks and an adult keep watch from a Puget Island osprey nest. Photo courtesy of Sarah Lawrence....

 

Depoe awarded a 4-H scholarship

Wahkiakum 4-H has awarded Haley Depoe a scholarship in the amount of $1,600 to continue "making the best better" in our world. She has been a 4-H member for seven years and participated in Foods and N...

 

Elfers receives Gold Centennial pin

Terri Elfers received her Gold Centennial pin from Lions International as President Brian McClain honored her at the last meeting for bringing in two new members that have now started their second...

 

Hunter ed classes canceled

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...

 

LCC announces campus and hybrid courses

Lower Columbia College (LCC) has announced that a limited list of on-campus and hybrid courses being offered for fall quarter is now available on the LCC website at . All on-campus instruction will follow approved health and safety protocols. Note:...

 

On-line Workshop: Extending the Growing Season

On August 11 from 12-12:30 p.m., WSU Master Gardener Art Fuller will talk about ways to get more veggies from the garden even as the weather is turning cooler. Register for free by contacting Gary Fredricks at garyf@wsu.edu or 360-577-3014 Ext. 3...

 

Spectrum bringing broadband to Cathlamet

Spectrum this month announced the launch of its high-speed broadband and full suite of Spectrum services for residential and business customers in Cathlamet. Spectrum’s high-speed network means homes now have access to Spectrum Internet®, with...

 

Museum to reopen Saturday, 1-4 p.m.

TOASTY--As this week began, we started off very sunny and warm as there was no haze, no morning mist, only direct sunshine coming in my windows and it warmed up very fast. We were in the low 90s in no time! With sunshine forecast for the entire...

 

I-5 Interstate Bridge closing for construction

The northbound span of the Interstate Bridge between Vancouver and Portland will close Sept. 12–20 as crews replace mechanical parts that help lift and lower the bridge. During the closure, travelers crossing the Interstate Bridge in both...

 

Children's library contest entries due tomorrow

Cathlamet Public Libary Children's Summer Reading Program "Imagine Your Story" contest entries are due Friday, July 31. Librarian Carol Blix reminds participants, "Please make sure stories, poems and art submitted have the author or artist's name,...

 

Organization collecting supplies for foster kids

The demand for resources among youth impacted by foster care is greater than ever during the pandemic as Treehouse kicks off its annual back-to-school drive season. “Literally any organization or group can host a drive, and it can be done...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Only Time Will Tell A century from now historians and the curiosity seekers will look back and ponder at the things that have occurred in the last year between 2019 and 2020. This recent pandemic, regardless of one’s opinion, has reshaped our...

 

Hokkanen receives scholarship

Wahkiakum 4-H has awarded Novella Hokkanen a scholarship in the amount of $1,200 to continue "making the best better" in our world. She has been a 4-H member for nine years and has participated in...

 

Museum announces reopening

The Board of Directors of the Wahkiakum County Historical Society Museum has announced a limited reopening of the Museum. The Museum will reopen to the public Saturdays only, 1-4 p.m. beginning Saturday August 1 through Saturday September 5. The Muse...

 

WSU Master Gardener On-line Workshop: August Garden Tips

On August 4 from 12:00 – 12:30 p.m., WSU Master Gardeners Alice Slusher and Art Fuller will go over crucial garden tasks for the month of August, and help you solve problems that may occur in your garden, landscape, and lawn. Do you know how to be...

 

Library's Newsbank Resources include SW Washington newspaper articles

Cathlamet Public Library patrons are now able to access news articles from several local newspapers: The Chinook Observer, and the Longview Daily News, updated daily. Go to the Newsbank Resources slide page on the library website:...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Odd Behavior Explained In a previous article in The Wahkiakum County Eagle, I wrote about the importance of cats in the county. This story was partly inspired by the feral cats I saw at Deep River...

 

Foundation grants Community Home Health & Hospice $50k

In June, The Health Care Foundation awarded Community Home Health & Hospice with a $50,000 grant. The gift was a matching grant, meaning Community first raised $50,000, in part from individual donations and the Friends of Hospice Southwest...

 

Moten awarded 4-H scholarship

Wahkiakum 4-H has awarded Abigail Moten a Wahkiakum 4-H Covered Bridge Scholarship in the amount of $1,400 to continue "making the best better" in our world. Abigail has been a 4-H member for 12...

 

Not shy

This deer didn't care that the photographer was watching him eat fuschias outside her Rosedale home. "He just munched and then walked away!" said photographer Genie Cary....

 

Lions Club berries available to order

NICE--We're finally getting a bit more summer-like weather and with that, it means our gardens need a little extra drink and it also means more people out and about on the waterways, so be extra careful out there. Then of course, the increased...

 

WSU Master Gardener on-line workshop: Planning a Cool Weather Garden

On July 28 from 12:00 – 12:30 p.m., WSU Master Gardener Alice Slusher will discuss what you need to know about starting your cool season garden for the fall. July is the month to start your garden, and you’ll learn what to plant and when to...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Wahkiakum County seems to be quite the anomaly in these ‘times of Covid.’ Our low numbers of cases, our cooperation and our efforts are something to be proud of. Yes, there are stresses and changes. And yes, these are incredibly trying times for...

 

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