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July 22 Silver Buckle Series; Skamokawa Fairgrounds Patty Dursteler; – 360 795-3480 August 5-6 Wooden Boat Festival, Cathlamet: Elochoman Slough Marina, Julius Dalzell, – 503 484-7103 17-19 Wahkiakum County Fair, Skamokawa Fairgrounds, Patty...

 

Sheriff's office sponsoring National Night Out Aug. 1

The Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Department is sponoring the annual National Night Out event to be held August 1. National Night Out is a community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our...

 

Fairgrounds improvements

Above: Volunteers are preparing to paint the T-Building at the Fairgrounds in Skamokawa for the coming 2017 Wahkiakum County Fair and Neil Beerbower, in silhouette, can be seen here, putting up...

 

Friday is last day to get animals registered for fair

BEEN WARM--By the time you read this, you may have experienced a little drizzle this morning, but forecasters weren't sure, and if it were to show up, it wouldn't be much. While some areas haven't had any sprinkles, we did manage a few last week...

 

Naselle schools seek Mandarin teacher hosts

News from Naselle: The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District is looking for two host families for their two new College Board Mandarin teachers. These teachers will arrive on July 29. For more information please contact Quinn Donlon, Principal o...

 

Hobie Cats at Vista Park this weekend

Hobie Cat enthusiasts will be at Vista Park in Skamokawa this weekend. The one or two person catamarans will begin racing at noon on Saturday and at 11 a.m. on Sunday. Participants in the sport have enjoyed coming to the park for more than 20 years....

 

Entertainment News

On Friday, July 21, at the Skamokawa Grange there will be a July Open Mic Music Night #4. Musicians and singers are invited to share their talents, everyone is invited to listen and enjoy many types of music. Admission is free. Sign-up to play at...

 

Wahkiakum Events

July 14 Tsuga Gallery Anniversary & Kick-Off Of Bald Eagle Days, Tsuga Gallery; Nell Coulson 360 849-4116 14-15 Bald Eagle Days; Community Festival Cathlamet: Main Street;Wahkiakum Chamber – 360 795-9996 15 Kiwanis Club Breakfast; Cathlamet:...

 

Bald Eagle Days are this weekend in Cathlamet

DRY SPELL--Last Friday was the beginning of the burn ban for our area, and with all this dry weather we've been having, and blazes all over the western states, it's definitely not the time to be lighting a fire to burn any brush. As we head into...

 

Make your donations of food or cash to the pantry

It’s definitely summer. The hay fields are full of activity, and I am missing the rain. My house has been filled with family for nearly two months, and it looks like that will change by the time this paper is published. Back to quiet times again,...

 

Grays River Valley Center news

Grays River Valley Center is getting ready for the annual Community Potluck. We welcome everyone to come and join us on Sunday July 23, from 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. Serving will start at 12:30 p.m. and continue to 4:30 p.m. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be...

 

FOS to sponsor new exhibit

The Friends of Skamokawa will sponsor a summer exhibit called ‘For the Love of the River.' They asked the artists of Wahkiakum County to make something expressing their views of the Lower Columbia Basin. There are photographs, sculptures, poetry,...

 

New Washington distracted driving law starts July 23

Are you ready to be “hands-free” while driving in Washington? In just a few weeks, a tougher distracted driving law with increased penalties will go into effect in Washington state. As a driver, it’s important to know what the new law prohibits...

 

Summer lunch now serving meals

Volunteers are serving meals for the Wahkiakum Summer Lunch program Mondays thru Thursdays at noon in the J.A. Wendt Multipurpose room until August 16. The program started on July 5, and volunteers...

 

Tsuga Gallery celebrates 6th anniversary

This Friday night, July 14, Tsuga Gallery will celebrate its sixth anniversary of opening. There will be a reception at the Gallery, starting at 5 p.m. The reception is also the kickoff for Bald...

 

Snap Circuits electronic discovery kits available at Cathlamet Library

Children can learn about electronics while exploring Snap Circuit kits at the Cathlamet Public Library. These exciting, hands-on project kits introduce kids to electric circuits, and are recommended for budding inventors eight years old and older....

 

Entertainment News

On Friday, July 14, at Puget Island Farmers Market, Austin and Emlen: Blues, Folk and American Roots, will perform from 3-6 p.m., on the Up-Beet Stage, 59 W. Birnie Slough Rd., Puget Island. For more information call Rob Stockhouse at 360-560-3785....

 

School in the garden

Top right: Volunteer and school board director Robin Westphall explains the Three Sisters bed at the Wahkiakum School Garden. It's based on a Native American practice of planting corn, squash, and...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Please be sure to stop in to the Community Center during Bald Eagle Days this Saturday! We will have all departments of Health and Human Services represented to offer information. And while you are here, enter a chance to win a new car seat. The winn...

 

Bald eagles harass cormorants, so Corps stops culling program

Bald eagles continue to harass double-crested cormorants at East Sand Island in the lower Columbia River estuary, essentially bringing all nesting activity on the island to a halt. Throughout June, bald eagles have driven the cormorants from the...

 

Kreidler fines WalMart for selling warranties without license

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler disciplined and issued fines in May totaling $52,750 against insurance companies and people who violated state insurance regulations. WalMart sold tire warranties to Washington state consumers without being a...

 

Flea Market Saturday at the fairgrounds

PRETTY NICE--The first weekend in July was pretty doggone nice, as we had temperatures in the 70's and a nice breeze, so that was much more to my liking than those higher temps we had a short while ago. It was also looking dry for the big 4th of July...

 

Group planning to continue senior lunch

I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful 4th of July. Speaking for myself the whole weekend was incredible, filled with family laughs, love and fun. These times are so precious and even though the whole family wasn’t present, it was so special...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

I hope your Fourth of July was fantastic! As we gear up for summer activities, I wanted to point out that I made an error in last week’s announcements. I mistakenly listed our Family Bingo Night for July 20th. That is incorrect. The Bingo night is...

 

No parking reminder for Bald Eagle Day

The Bald Eagle Day Festival is Friday and Saturday July 14-15. Main Street will be closed for all parking and through vehicle traffic from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., for the street fair on Saturday. The Chamber is requesting that all vehicles and...

 

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