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Wahkiakum County Fair opens today at 9 a.m.

COOLED DOWN--Lately, I have thoroughly enjoyed the cloudier, cooler mornings before the sun came out in the afternoon as that meant things did not get so hot here as they have been inland, and that's fine by me. The heavy marine layer even gave us...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office! The Fair is here. Here is a list of things that will be at the fair this year: Thursday August 17th is Senior Citizen day and all seniors 60 and over are free all day. 4-H events all day, The Museum of Curious Things,...

 

Successful blood drive gathers 41 units of blood

It has been an interesting week for me. I had a message on Facebook out of the blue from a cousin and his wife asking if I planned to be home the following day. We had probably not seen each other for 25 years, and they were on their way from Califor...

 

Cathlamet Public Library has Ozobots kits again

The Cathlamet Public Library has the popular Ozobots kit for youth patrons to use for a limited time this summer. The Ozobots http://ozobot.com/ kit can be programmed to race and do other maneuvers. T...

 

Coming Events

We are all gearing up for the Wahkiakum County Fair starting this Thursday! It looks to be great weather to enjoy all the fun activities. We have a new rolling bookcase so we will be able to display our Free Books outside again. The Book Exchange...

 

Grange spelling bee at fair on Saturday

The Grays River Grange will sponsor a spelling bee during the Wahkiakum County Fair. On Saturday August 19, Kids Day, those 12 and under are admitted free all day. The Spelling Bee will take place on the Main Stage, scheduled for 2 p.m. As is the...

 

Entertainment News

On Friday, August 18 at the Puget Island Farmers Market, 59 W. Birnie Slough Rd., Stephen Harvey, folk, blues and Celtic from 3-6 p.m., on the Up-Beet Stage. Call Rob Stockhouse for further information, 360-560-3785. On Saturday, August 19 at River...

 

Robotics Club visits local fire department

Firefighting can be a tough and dangerous job. Our community is made up of wonderful volunteers who come running when a call for help is made. The robotics club met with Chief Mike Beutler of Puget...

 

Wahkiakum Events

August 17-19 Wahkiakum County Fair, Skamokawa Fairgrounds, Patty Dursteler,– 360 795-3480 19 Rat Rodded, Rusted And Underconstruction Roadkill Saloon, April - 360 606-0179 September 2 Oktoberfest--Cathlamet: River Mile 38 Brewery, 360 355-4662...

 

WDFW offers free bird hunting clinics in southcentral, southwest Washington

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Hunter Education program is offering free hunting clinics geared towards teaching participants the basics of hunting turkey, waterfowl and upland game birds in southcentral and southwest...

 

Dugoni, Lawson keynote 4th annual writers conference

The fourth annual Southwest Washington Writers Conference Saturday, September 9, at Centralia College features two best-selling keynoters, thriller authors Robert Dugoni and Mike Lawson. Conferees also can select three of 18 workshops to attend,...

 

State seeks volunteers to count people who bike and walk

The number of people who choose to walk or ride bicycles as their mode of transportation is increasing in Washington each year. Just how many? Here is an opportunity to help the state find out. Volunteer registration is now open for anyone who wants...

 

Princess Bowcutt bake sale to be held Saturday

BEASTLY--I hope you all survived the record heat of last week and also the hazy, smoke-filled skies that descended around a lot of local areas, as it was pretty nasty out there for a bit. I was thankful for the wind on Friday, which not only caused...

 

Local musicians host open mic program

Another incredible Pig Roast/Pot luck and Campout at Poul and Zenaida Toftemark’s. If you didn’t make it, you really missed out. The food was delicious, the music, the games, the karaoke on Friday and Saturday nights, swimming, etc., made for a...

 

Pig roast in Rosburg

Last weekend was the 20th annual three day community party hosted by Poul Toftemark and his wife Zenaida at their property in Rosburg. The event is always open to everyone and the pair shared food,...

 

Portland Tango in Skamokawa

Portland Tango enjoyed a camping trip last weekend at Vista Park which included dancing Friday and Saturday nights away at the Skamokawa Grange. Photos by Diana Zimmerman....

 

Warriors and Widows Salmon Derby set

The 3rd Annual Warriors and Widows Salmon Derby will be held August 30-31, according to Cathlamet area resident and VFW member, Bob Roche, who is organizing the event. "We believe it is the only salmon derby in the nation specifically for men and...

 

Approaching eclipse will bring heavenly show to our area

On Monday, August 21, people will be able to view a total solar eclipse as it moves eastward through the U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina. A total eclipse occurs when the sun, moon, and the earth meet in a straight line, thus allowing the moon to...

 

Canning lid testing offered

Canning season is here as an abundance of food is being harvested. You can have your canner lid tested to be sure that your food is correctly canned. Lids can be tested, Tuesdays 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. (August 15 – September 19) for $4.00 at the WSU...

 

Entertainment News

On Friday, August 11 at the Puget Island Farmers Market, 59 W. Birnie Slough Rd., Open Mic from 3-6 p.m., on the Up-Beet Stage. Call Rob Stockhouse for further information, 360-560-3785. On Saturday, August 12 at River Mile 38 Brewing Co., Open Mic...

 

Call for artists for Cathlamet Art Festival

The first ever Cathlamet Art Festival is seeking fine art and crafts vendors for Saturday, September 16, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Tsuga Gallery is sponsoring this event which will kick off Friday, September 15, with a welcoming reception and music....

 

News from Astor Street Opry

The 33rd season of Shanghaied in Astoria is showing now through September 9, performing Thursday-Saturday, with one Sunday matinee left, September 3. This award winning, locally written and performed show is a local and tourist favorite, with...

 

Jobs fair to be held

The public is invited to the 7th Annual Southwest Washington Jobs Fair to be held August 21, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., at Warehouse '23, 100 Columbia Street #102, Vancouver. Employers interested in participating at the jobs fair should contact the...

 

Hunter education classes to start

Hunter education classes will be held August 26 through September 2, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the DeBriae Room at the Cathlamet Fire Department, 255 S. 2nd St. All hunters born after January 1, 1972 must take the course in order to apply for a permit....

 

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