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Free Goats to Good Home

I need your help to rehome four female retired pet creamery goats located in Rosburg. Possibly someone who already has goats and would like to add a few more? They require a shelter and fenced area to graze. They are fed cattle feed and hay daily. They need fresh water daily. After five years, I can not continue to take care of these goats by myself. Currently a neighbor boy feeds them daily. You are welcome to come visit the sweet goats, just let me know.


SR 401 Closed

WSDOT ALERT NEW: SR 401 – is CLOSED between the Astoria-Megler Bridge (milepost 0.0) and Knappton Road (milepost 9.0) due to debris covering the roadway

DATE/TIME: Oct. 27, 2021 – 2:35 p.m. LOCATION: SR 401 – between the Astoria-Megler Bridge (milepost 0.0) and Knappton Road (milepost 9.0) is CLOSED in both directions – Pacific County

DESCRIPTION: State Route 401, between the Astoria-Megler Bridge (milepost 0.0) and Knappton Road (milepost 9.0) is CLOSED both directions due to a debris slide covering the roadway. Geotechnical crews are on scene working to assess the situation. There is no ETA for reopening the roadway at this time. Travelers who need access on either side of the closure on SR 401 can detour using SR 4 and US 101.

START: Oct. 27, 2021 – 11:30 a.m.
END: Unknown CONTACT: Celeste Dimichina, WSDOT communications, 360-905-2057

Rural Health Report 2020

Disparities are common for rural residents in all areas of life, including all things health related from birth to death.

The National Grange recently prepared the Rural Health Report 2020 that gives a thorough review pre-COVID, during COVID and just how hard we could fall after the pandemic is over.

The report highlights systematic issue of rural health disparities, how telehealth remains unreliable for a disconnected rural public and how Granges in rural communities are stepping up.

Rural Health Report 2020

Futurewise seeks board members.


Hello, my name is Ginger Wireman.  I’m on the board of the statewide organization Futurewise.  We are the group that brought the Growth Management Act to WA to prevent urban sprawl and protect farms and forests.  In the last several years we’ve added affordable housing and transportation to our focus because they are directly related to sprawl, habitat loss, and climate concerns. 

Futurewise is 30 years old and we are working to build a board that is both culturally and regionally diverse.  

We have no representation from SW Washington. I spoke to the WSU Extension Chair in Clark Co. a while ago and he suggested reaching out to Granges. 

I recieve the WSU Magazine and know your Grange Master Mr. Novoselic has done projects related to conservation and wonder if there are others who have a similar conservation bent in your group (recognizing he is probably already very busy)!

If you can think of anyone in your Grange or another in your region, please feel free to share this inquiry.  

Thank you so much and stay safe!  

Ginger Wireman 509-518-9377