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110th Wahkiakum Fair to be held August 16-18

MOISTURE--When I went to bed last Friday night, it was lightly misting out here in West Valley. When I woke up, it was good and wet outside, and then the skies really opened up and we got some real ra...

 

School starts soon; farmers market underway

News from Naselle: The Naselle-Grays River Valley School Board meeting will take place next Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Football and volleyball practices both begin this week in preparation for their first games. It won’t be long before the kids will be...

 

Grange presenting reading, martial arts, roller derby

The Skamokawa Grange #425 will be open all three days of the Wahkiakum County Fair August 16 - 18 to host readings, martial arts, a spelling bee and roller derby. The Grange remains a vital part of the community through its community activities to...

 

Wahkiakum Events

By The Wahkiakum Chamber Of Commerce August Fridays--Farmers Market 3-6pm Every Friday Thru Sept. 30, Elochoman Slough Marina ~ Mackenzie Jones ~ 360.795.3501 *** Libraries Rock! Children’s Summer Reading Program 2:30-3:45pm (Wednesdays Thru Aug)...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

100 Main Street Cathlamet 360.795.7870 Monday through Wednesday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Friday 10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. (2nd Fridays is the book club, every Friday is Brown Bag Lunch at 11 a.m., and check out the weekly 7 p.m.,...

 

Wahkiakum Warriors & Widows salmon derby set

The fourth annual Wahkiakum Warriors & Widows Salmon Derby will be held Aug 29 and 30 with a welcome salmon dinner at the Elochoman Marina. Organizers want to provide a unique Northwest experience for the Warriors & Widows from the Warrior...

 

Registration open for mini cheerleader camp

The Wahkiakum Mule Cheerleaders are hosting a Mini Mule Cheer Camp for students entering K--8th grade. The camp will be August 28-31 for grades K-3, 4:30-5:30 p.m., and grades 4th-8th 5:30-6:30 p.m., at the Wahkiakum High School track. Parents will...

 

Police increasing DUI patrols in SW Washington

Law enforcement agencies across Washington will increase DUI (Driving Under the Influence) patrols August 17 through September 3 to keep drivers safe during what is typically the deadliest time of the year on the state’s roadways. The Washington...

 

Climate report: 2017 3rd driest year on record

By The Columbia Basin Bulletin It's official: 2017 was the third-warmest year on record for the globe, behind 2016 (first) and 2015, according to the 28th annual State of the Climate report. The...

 

Open mic night Friday at Skamokawa Grange

NICE WEEKEND--The light raindrops we had at the end of last week gave way to sunshine this past Saturday, which was just in time for the many activities taking place in the area, so I'm sure that made everybody happy. More sun and dry weather is...

 

Students to register for class, athletics

News from Naselle: Summer is half over, and the time has come to prepare for another school year. Though students are not in class, a lot of activity happens prior to the school doors opening. Here is a list of important dates for registrations:...

 

2018 Bald Eagle Parade Awards

Grand Prize Trophy Portland Yacht Club Float Animals 1st--Ridin' Rebels 4-H Horse Club Marching group 1st--WHS Cheerleaders 2nd--Wahkiakum Lions Club Antique cars 1st--Tim Hoven & Jerry Kakonsky antique mail Jeeps undergoing restoration 2nd--Wayne...

 

Ribbon cutting at Cathlamet business

D's Art, Antiques & Collectibles celebrated her grand opening with a ribbon cutting, along with friends and representatives from the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce on Friday....

 

Fair starts next week!

The Wahkiakum County Fair Board has dedicated this year's fair to Neil and Jean Beerbower. The pair have been volunteering at the Wahkiakum County Fair for decades. They have spent many hours...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Wahkiakum Community Center 100 Main Street Cathlamet 360.795.7870 Hours: Monday through Wednesday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (2nd Fridays is the book club, every Friday is Brown Bag Lunch at 11 a.m. and check...

 

The Liberty Theatre classical series set to begin Sept. 22

The Liberty Theatre located at 1203 Commercial St., Astoria, will present their second year of classical performances and school workshops. Their first season presented seven workshops within Astoria and Warrenton High Schools, which reached 100+...

 

Wahkiakum Events

By The Wahkiakum Chamber Of Commerce August Fridays--Farmers Market 3-6pm Every Friday Thru Sept. 30, Elochoman Slough Marina ~ Mackenzie Jones ~ 360.795.3501 *** Libraries Rock! Children’s Summer Reading Program 2:30-3:45pm (Wednesdays Thru Aug)...

 

GRBHO to host community forum

The Great Rivers Behavioral Health Organization is seeking consumer voices to attend a Speak Out at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15, at the Cathlamet Community Center, 101 Main Street. The Great Rivers Quality Review Team (QRT) are people who have...

 

Coast Guard urges owners to label their paddlecraft

In the month of July search and rescue crews responded to an average of one unmanned-adrift paddlecraft in the Puget Sound region every day, and now the Coast Guard seeks the help of all owners of kayaks, canoes and other paddlecraft to label their v...

 

Initiative 1639 certified for November ballot

Secretary of State Kim Wyman certified Initiative 1639 for the November General Election July 27. I-1639, titled by its sponsors as “Gun Violence Prevention,” is the first of three initiatives submitted this summer to complete the verification...

 

Statewide shooting ban added to other fire-prevention strategies on WDFW lands

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has added a temporary statewide restriction on firearms which began Saturday, Aug. 4, to fire-prevention rules already in place on WDFW-managed lands. “Weeks of dry weather have raised the...

 

Entertainment News

Live Music Saturday, August 11 at River Mile 38 Brewing Company, Christine Darby, guitar and vocals, 5-8 p.m., Crow’s Nest Stage, 285 Third St., Cathlamet. For more information call 360-366-4662. On Friday August 10, at the Skamokawa Grange there...

 

National Night Out draws local interest

Wahkiakum County residents turned out for National Night Out at the Puget Island Fire Station on Tuesday evening. It was an opportunity to get a closer look at the fire engines, interact with local...

 

Art and boat festivals will fill the weekend

HOT ENOUGH?--When it's 76 degrees by 10 a.m., here in West Valley, I know it's going to be a warm one. I am sure the heat lovers are rejoicing but I opted to hide in the basement this last Sunday, as I had gotten toasty enough just trying to get the...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. Wow! What an awesome show from the "Challenge of Champions." Hope everyone there had a great time. It was pretty spectacular to see the support for the first big event our arena has had. Next year the seating will be...

 

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