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Kites might fly at Vista Park on Saturday

CHANGING--After a warm and sunny weekend, with just a bit of mist Sunday morning, it looks like we may be in for some real weather changes for the weekend. Friday looks to be the start of several days of rain, so while it's not great for those with w...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Good morning. The air this morning has the scent of fall. September is always a good month. We're now transitioning into fall with school started and the Rod Run over. Now we can look to Halloween,...

 

Silver Buckle Gaming Series

First I would like to thank all of the riders for coming to our August 7 and September 11 gaming shows. you all did a great job, good rides. We hope to see you on September 25 for show #3. This year...

 

Mayoral candidate forum set for September 22

According to information received from the Wahkiakum Votes 2021 team members, consisting of Mary Vik, Deb Lincoln, Phyllis Wesley and Ron Wright, a voter education forum will be held Wednesday, September 22, beginning at 7 p.m. David Olson and...

 

Wahkiakum Community Garden Summer 2021

By Winnie, Joyce, Sue, Juanita, Kim, Denise, Chris and Jon Hard to believe that summer is gone. Now is time to prep the garden for fall and winter. In spite of some strange weather early in the season and the long dry spell, the Community Garden has...

 

Amateur Radio Salmon Run September 18-19

Submitted by Ron Wright Every year in September amateur radio clubs hold a contest to see who can talk to other operators in all 39 counties in the state, and to see who can make the most contacts...

 

Fiber festival this weekend in Skamokawa

CLOUDY BEGINNING--As this week begins, it's a bit cloudy but still fairly warm, so it's pretty good weather to be working outside. The rest of the week looks to be a mix of sun and clouds and comfortable temperatures, so those days will be...

 

Downriver Dispatches

September 11 is National Emergency Responders Day. This week it seems appropriate to honor our own emergency responders as we get close to the 20th Anniversary of September 11, 2001. I remember that...

 

Covid-19 utility moratoriaum ends 9/30

The emergency proclamation preventing shut-off of water, electricity or natural gas services is slated to end Sept. 30. It is among the many emergency measures enacted by Gov. Jay Inslee in the wake of covid-19. State leaders and utility operators...

 

In Their Footsteps – Virtual Something Worth Doing

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park will kick off a new “In Their Footsteps” season with Jane Kirkpatrick’s “Something Worth Doing” on https://www.facebook.com/LewisandClarkNationalHistoricalPark Sunday, September 19, at 1:00 p.m....

 

Fiber arts festival planned Sept. 10-12 at fairgrounds

Wahkiakum County fiber arts enthusiasts will present the Wahkiakum Farm 2 Fiber Festival to showcase their crafts in a three-day event, Sept 10-12 at the Wahkiakum County Fairgrounds in Skamokawa. Events and classes planned for Friday, Sept. 10,...

 

Boat festival canceled

The Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, originally planned for September 10-12, 2021, has been canceled due to the shifting COVID-19 landscape. On August 20, the Northwest Maritime Center (NWMC), the non-profit organization that puts on the Wooden...

 

Back to school

Students went back to the classroom at Wahkiakum School District last week. Paraeducator Becky Dault was all business keeping youngsters safe in the crosswalk in front of Julius A. Wendt Elementary...

 

PCA birthday celebration postponed

According to information received from the Pioneer Community Association Board of Directors, the 125th birthday celebration of the Cathlamet Pioneer Center, scheduled for September 18, has been postponed to a later date. Updated information will be...

 

LCC announces fall Continuing Education courses

Registration is open for fall quarter Continuing Education courses. Visit online at www.lowercolumbia.edu/ce and click on the shopping cart to learn more or email mharris@lowercolumbia.edu. Online Learning -- Over 300 non-credit i...

 

WDFW announces 62 days of tentative razor clam digs in 2021

Shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) recently announced 62 tentative dates for razor clam digs at beaches along the Washington coast beginning in mid-September and running through the end of the year. Final...

 

Sunset on the Columbia

Tuesday's sunset created a pastel sky over the Columbia. Photo courtesy of Genie Cary....

 

WorkSource offers job access

WorkSource has scheduled three opportunities for the public to gain access to employment activities on September 9 and 10. A virtual community resource fair is set for Sept. 9, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. to discuss housing and utility assistance, childcare,...

 

Seeking photos of old Riley barn

SOME DAMPNESS--Our past weekend was pretty nice, after thick fog in the morning hours. A couple days prior to that though, we had some "heavy mist" here and I thought that was just great! Not everybody got damp like we did west of Skamokawa, but...

 

Downriver Dispatches

School Starts Today! It's an exciting day so let's sit on the porch, get you some coffee and catch up. From Darlene Bjornsgard after Carol Penttila's celebration on Saturday: "It was a beautiful day,...

 

Free WIFI project in the works

Steve Hart, a volunteer and a member of the Wahkiakum Amateur Radio Club, climbed the new WIFI tower installed near the Skamokawa Internet Services Office in Cathlamet last Thursday, moving the...

 

Fiber arts festival planned Sept. 10-12 at fairgrounds

Wahkiakum County fiber arts enthusiasts will present the Wahkiakum Farm 2 Fiber Festival to showcase their crafts in a three-day event, Sept 10-12 at the Wahkiakum County Fairgrounds in Skamokawa. Events and classes planned for Friday, Sept. 10,...

 

Wahkiakum students begin September 1

COOLER--We have started out this week with some morning drizzle, which was nice to settle the dust for a bit and give the leaf feeding plants a little moisture, so that was great.However, it's usually back to dryness by noon and depending on where...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Dear Readers: Good morning. Have you poured a cup of coffee to read the paper? I can't start my day without it. We sure had a busy, fun weekend. Great to have the fair open again. The Loggers Reunion...

 

Town announces contest for new flag design

Mayor Jacobson invites Cathlamet residents of all ages to create a flag design that best represents what Cathlamet means to them, what the town is known for, and/or what makes Cathlamet unique, which he hopes will inspire pride and excitement among c...

 

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