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Chamber Crab & Oyster feed at Norse Hall on Saturday

NICE--We started last weekend with some very chilly temperatures, below freezing on Saturday and Sunday morning, but the sunshine that followed was nice to see in place of the cloudy, often drizzly day we had on Friday, at least out our way! This...

 

Valentines smorgasbord serves quite a spread

News from Naselle: Sports calendar for the Naselle Comet teams this week: Saturday, District IV 1B Championship game with Taholah at Montesano at 8 p.m.; Tuesday, middle school boys basketball in Naselle with Willapa Valley at 5:45 p.m. Go Comets! Ma...

 

LCC Fighting Smelt recognized

January 27-28 at Pacific University, the Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team was acknowledged as the third place speech team among community colleges in the Northwest Forensics Conference. The Northwest Forensics Conference...

 

Wahkiakum middle school honor roll released

John C. Thomas Middle School has announced the second quarter honor roll. The following students qualified: 6th Grade - 4.0 GPA was earned by Connor Cox, Nathan Garrett, Lilian Hale, Reagen Hoogendoorn, Pierce Leavitt, Vera Tsybikova and Avery...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Next Wednesday, February 21, from 2-4 p.m., will be our first Wahkiakum Outdoors presentation with Andrew Emlen. He will be focused on the two species of pelicans which inhabit the Lower Columbia River region. Andrew is a well-known birding expert...

 

Robotics club demonstrates robots to seniors

The advancement of technology has changed a lot in the last 50 years. The Wahkiakum 4-H Robotics Club brought their robots to the Senior lunch in Cathlamet on Thursday, February 8 to talk about what...

 

Entertainment News

On Sunday, February 18, at the Skamokawa Grange there will be an Open Mic & Jam Session. 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...

 

Birth announcement

Willow Kathryn McNally was born at Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital in Vancouver, Wash., on February 5, 2018 to David and Brittany McNally of Cathlamet. She arrived at 8:25 a.m., weighing 8-lbs 12-oz and measuring 20" long. She is welcomed by big...

 

Northwest Voices event to be held on March 5

The next NW Voices event will be held on Monday, March 5 featuring poets Donald Levering and Joseph Green. They will present a workshop from 3:30-5:00 p.m., at LCC in Main 145 and a reading at the Longview Public Library beginning at 7:00 p.m.,...

 

WHS tech, ag students are busy in January

Wahkiakum High School Vo-Ag Instructor Here is a quick look at some of the activities that our CTE and FFA program have participated in over the month of January. The activities that are included in...

 

Wahkiakum 4H Robotics competes at state

This past weekend Wahkiakum 4H Robotics went to the Showare Center in Kent for the FIRST Tech Challenge State Championships. While our team and robot performed better than it ever has, we finished as one of the "also-rans." Team members shared their...

 

Cathlamet Yacht Club selects new commodore

Cathlamet Yacht Club Past Commodore Allen Bennett presents the Commodore Flag to the new Commodore Dave Scogin at the January 27, 2018 Commodore's Ball held at the Kelso Red Lion Inn. The club has 59...

 

Proposed bill would provide free college tuition to some students

OLYMPIA (Feb. 8) -- A proposal to establish the Evergreen Free College Program would phase in funding to pay tuition for students from low and middle income families. SB 6101 applies to state residents enrolled in a state university or community...

 

Bill to tax oil in pipelines, update state oil spill contingency plans advances in state Senate

OLYMPIA (Feb. 6) -- A bill that would tax oil in pipelines to fund oil spill prevention planning passed out of a state Senate committee —but only after a proposed tax hike was dropped. The legislation, SB 6269, would levy taxes on oil transported...

 

Senate passes Takko legislation to boost tourism statewide

Bipartisan legislation establishing a new statewide Tourism Marketing Authority (WTMA) passed the Washington state Senate Saturday. The bill would direct the group to develop and implement a tourism-marketing plan to drive tourism dollars to all...

 

Fair funding to be updated

Fairgoers and organizers could soon have new reasons to celebrate thanks to two of Rep. Brian Blake’s bills that would designate fairs as economic drivers for their communities and ensure funding for their operations. House Bill 2725, which passed...

 

Public invited to participate in online transportation survey

The Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments (CWCOG) as the Longview-Kelso-Rainier Metropolitan Planning Organization and lead agency for the Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Planning Organization invites the public to participate in a...

 

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone, near and far

WET BEGINNING--If fog and drizzle are your friends, then you really liked how this week began, as Sunday was a gloomy, foggy, drizzly kind of day, which was just right for those who needed an excuse to sit inside all day in their sweats and watch...

 

Elocution contest, smorgasbord ahead

News from Naselle: Sports calendar for the coming week for the Naselle Comet teams: Saturday, the 10th-District IV 1B boys and girls basketball playoffs at Ilwaco. Call school for times; Monday, the 12th-middle school boys basketball in Naselle with...

 

Grays River Valley Center News

With Valentines just around the corner, it's time for people to shower their loved ones with affection. This Saturday, February 10th from 2-4 p.m., you and your children are welcome to join us for Valentines crafting hour. There will be light refresh...

 

WHS student of the month

The Wahkiakum Lions Club has honored Justin Hoven as their January Student of The Month. Justin is pictured with his parents and Lion Brian McClain as he received his certificate of accomplishment...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

We love our volunteers! On Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, February 14th from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., we will recognize those who are at the foundation of our Community Center. This is also an opportunity for you to come in and find out how you can volunte...

 

Chamber prepares for crab feed; sets meeting

The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce is preparing for one of its biggest events of the year, the 33rd Annual Crab and Oyster Feed. The event will be February 17 at the Norse Hall on Puget Island in Cathlamet. Tickets are $32 and sold at Bank of the...

 

Next In Their Footsteps event announced

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop has announced the next In Their Footsteps free speaker series event. California Condors: An Oregon Treasure by Travis Koons will be held on Sunday, February 18, at 1:00 p.m. This is part of the...

 

Spring black bear special hunt applications due Feb. 28

Hunters must purchase and submit their spring black bear special hunt applications to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) by midnight on Feb. 28. Hunts will occur in specific areas of western and eastern Washington. Hunters who subm...

 

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