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PIGYS sale on Island Friday through Sunday

SUMMER IS COMING--While we begin this work week with some filtered sunshine through the morning cloudiness, we are being told by forecasters that a dry and warm stretch with lots of sunshine is coming our way this first week of summer, so that will b...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Summer has arrived and hopefully, the gift of warmth and sun. I have always liked Father's Day because it means summer is arriving. These days I am grateful for my community of friends and people who...

 

Lots of reunions being planned for summer

MAYBE NICE?--As we have seen, our June weather is definitely Spring weather; as in “springing a leak from every cloud” kind of weather! They say we may be in for a few dry days this coming week, but with temperatures in the low to mid-60s,...

 

LCC to hold limited in-person commencement ceremony

Lower Columbia College (LCC) will hold its 86th annual commencement ceremony in-person on the LCC campus on June 17. The ceremony will be held in the Wollenberg Auditorium beginning at 6:00 p.m. Due to the ongoing pandemic, graduates and their...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Exciting Summer News: I learned at the Chamber of Commerce office last week that our two award winning robotics teams from both high schools, Wahkiakum and Naselle/Grays River, will be the Grand...

 

Litter prevention campaign aims to curb roadside debris

Every year, more than 12 million pounds of litter ends up on Washington’s roadways and up to 40% - almost 5 million pounds - comes from unsecured cargo blowing out of trucks and cars. This debris isn’t just unsightly, it’s dangerous to...

 

Cathlamet Woman's Club has national recognition

On June 7, Greater Federation of Women's Clubs District President Paulette Stinson presented Caroline Walton, Cathlamet Woman’s Club president, a certificate of award for the club being recognized nationally as a Top Ten Projects Recipient. The...

 

Davis Rogan returns to Cathlamet

The Hotel Cathlamet will showcase Live And Direct From Bourbon Street, legendary New Orleans jazzman and piano artist Davis Rogan, in the Hotel Lobby at 5 p.m., Sunday June 26. The Tavern at Hotel Cathlamet will be open for the occasion. A freewill...

 

The Rewards of Reading!

These winners of the Cathlamet Public Library Beanstack adult challenge that ended in March have picked up their prizes; Cathy Seifert, Jessica Vik and Darren Plank. More prizes can be won in the...

 

Food drive results announced

Sue Zabel of Jabber Shack has announced the results of the community challenge to collect donations for the Cup of Sunshine food drive to benefit local food banks. The total amount collected was...

 

May Student of the Month

The Wahkiakum Lions Club has named Cooper Grasseth as their May Student of the Month. Cooper has been involved in FFA while in high school. He loves being outdoors, especially hunting and fishing....

 

April Student of the Month

The Wahkiakum Lions Club has named Courtney Carlson as their April Student of the Month. Courtney has plans to attend LLC and then go on to a four year college. She would like to create her own...

 

Cathlamet wifi ribbon cutting

Representatives of the Chamber of Commerce, Wahkiakum PUD and Port District 1 gathered last Thursday to cut a ribbon marking the start of public wifi in Cathlamet. Mayor David Olson cut the ribbon...

 

Rose Festival fleet moves up river

Portland hosted its annual Rose Festival last week, and there was a parade of naval vessels head up the river for the celebration. Photo courtesy of Frans Eykel....

 

Poison hemlock growing locally

Poison hemlock has been sighted growing locally. A native of Europe, this plant is in the parsley family. It grows to 6 to 10 feet tall. Stems are stout and purple-spotted. Plant typically is...

 

New exhibit at Redmen Hall begins Saturday

SOGGY--This past Saturday, when we hoped it would be nice and dry for the car show, we actually had over an inch and a quarter of rain by early evening; a real “sog-fest." This Sunday began wet and breezy but at least it stopped raining for awhile...

 

Downriver Dispatches

All over our west county area, the high grass is winning. Some farmers have started their first cut of the summer, but then the rain keeps coming and messes with the whole process. But on the other...

 

Market season begins

The Elochoman Marina Farmers Market started on Friday. There were plants, homemade soaps, handmade bowls, macramé and more. The market will run through the summer, every Friday from 3-6 p.m. Photo...

 

Winner of North Coast Writer's Residency announced

The Writer’s Guild of Astoria and Astoria Visual Arts (AVA) have announced the winner of the 2022 North Coast Writer’s Residency: Jennifer D. Munro, of Albany, Oregon. The residency will take place the first week of November with a reception and...

 

WordFest restarts June 14 at Keebler Coffee in Roxy Theater

WordFest will meet on Tuesday, June 14, 6-8 p.m., at Keebler Roasted Coffee in the Roxy Theater, at 1101 Commerce Avenue in Longview. The event will feature five local writers reading from their works. Retired internist PJ Peterson will read from...

 

From the National Office of the Veterans of Foreign Wars

Submitted and edited by VFW Wahkiakum Post 5297 When we talk about the American flag ... our flag ... we are not just talking about a piece of red, white, and blue cloth. We are talking about our country. We are talking about you and me and our...

 

June has a lot of activities scheduled

NOT GREAT--Those who were counting on a nice Memorial weekend in which they could spend three days in the sun, certainly were disappointed. Most of us definitely saw more rain than sunshine as this month came to a close. Here's to a sunnier June....

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Wow! The car show is here. Pre-registration is closed, but you can still enter the day of the show. Becky and Erinn will be taking entries at 6 a.m. Judging starts at 9 a.m. and every class has a trophy. Also there will be a People's Choice award...

 

Hospital CEO to retire

Larry Cohen, MSHSM, Chief Executive Officer, Ocean Beach Hospital and Medical Clinics (OBHMC) made public this week his plans to retire effective July 29. His retirement marks the end of a...

 

Downriver Dispatches

I woke up today to sun. May I simply say I feel joy again? And gratitude to the Lord of all. Photo of the Week: My friends, I have goofed with names again and can only apologize to those who feel...

 

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