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FOS calling for artists and crafters

Friends of Skamokawa is seeking vendors and crafters to participate in their Annual Holiday Open House, “Deck the Hall.” The event will be held from November 24 through December 17 at 1394 W SR 4, Skamokawa, at Friends of Skamokawa’s River...

 

Haunted House to open Friday at fairground

NIPPY--Last weekend was sunny and nice during the daytime but those late night temperatures were below freezing out here in West Valley, so we were definitely feeling the "nip" in the air. Unfortunately, the sunshine will be replaced with more rain...

 

Naselle Library hosting interesting programs

News from Naselle: Naselle Comet sports calendar for the coming week: Today (Thursday), cross country League meet at Ocosta at 3 p.m., high school volleyball at Firm Foundation at 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, high school football at Taholah at 1 p.m.;...

 

Grays River Valley Center News

Grays River Valley Community Center @ Johnson Park welcomes you to come and enjoy your Community Center.Coming up we are excited to have our Winter Harvest Dinner. The Grays River Valley Center is selling tickets.We sold out last year, so don't...

 

Robotics club tours water plant

Recently the Wahkiakum 4-H Robotics Club went on a field trip to the Cathlamet Sewer and Water Plant. Their mission on this field trip was to learn one way humans and the water cycle are connected....

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

We are pleased to announce that we have hired a new coordinator for the Community Center. Her name is Kelly Shumar and she and her family have recently moved to Grays River. Kelly brings with her an impressive work history and is extremely enthusiast...

 

Wahkiakum Lions Club honors

The Wahkiakum Lions recently honored Casey Wilson as the September Student of the Month. Casey is a 3-sport athlete and also gives volunteer time with youth sports. He plans to attend Boise State...

 

Annual neewollaH (sic) Days festivities to be held October 31

Join the Chamber of Commerce at the Bank of the Pacific in Cathlamet, 56 Main Street, for neewollaH Days, at 4:00 p.m., on October 31. There will be goody bags for all kids in costume plus drawings for bigger prizes. Refreshments will also be...

 

Girl Scout troop invites members

Girl Scouts and volunteers are invited to join a newly forming troop in Cathlamet. Girl Scouts is about building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Membership is only $25 a year. and financial assistance...

 

"Slow Down, Move Over" emphasis patrol Oct. 18-20

Washington State Patrol (WSP) troopers will conduct a statewide “Slow Down, Move Over” emphasis from October 18-20. The purpose is to help both troopers and citizens get home safe by bringing awareness to the “Move Over Law.” In the last two...

 

Seafood Direct Marketing Course for fishermen starts Monday

In cooperation with the University of Alaska SeaGrant, WSU Wahkiakum County Extension is offering a tuition-free course in Direct Seafood Marketing for commercial fishermen and their families. Upon completion participants will be able to: •...

 

Wahkiakum High School FFA holds dinner/auction

On Wednesday, October 11, students participating in the Wahkiakum High School FFA held their first ever dinner and auction of the year. The students had several goals with the dinner: First and foremost, it was a great opportunity to teach the...

 

Washington hunters reminded to be aware of noxious weeds

As hunters head into the backcountry this fall, several state agencies are asking them to watch out for noxious weeds, to report any they find and to take easy steps to prevent their spread. The Washington Invasive Species Council, Washington State...

 

Event to raise funds for Puerto Rico set for Oct. 21

GOT DAMP--We ended last week with a bit of rain and started the weekend that way too, which of course, was not ideal for those with outdoor plans, but the moisture was certainly needed. The week started with some cool temperatures and quite a bit of...

 

Covered Bridge dinner was a fantastic evening

The 10th Annual Covered Bridge Dinner was just as phenomenal as I remembered it. I had not attended for the last five years due to caring for my husband. The cooks, the music, the setup crews, the donors of the auction items, our illustrious...

 

Grays River Valley Center news

Grays River Valley Community Center @ Johnson Park is gearing up for a lot of events and fun, check it out. We welcome you to come and enjoy your Community Center, and all of the activities. Come join us for a Spook-tacular Crafting Hour on October...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. All premium checks have been mailed and need to be cashed before November 15. If you have not received yours please call the office. The fair board paid 30 cents per point again this year. Thank you to everyone who ent...

 

Retiring health director plans to stay active

Wahkiakum Health and Human Services Director Sue Cameron retired last Friday after working in public health for 42 years. Cameron got her start at Portland State University with a class in...

 

Chocolate Extravaganza is set for October 27

The Charlotte House, a program of St. James Family Center, will host their 18th annual Chocolate Extravaganza at the Hotel Cathlamet on October 27 from 3 to 7 p.m. This annual fund raiser helps support their community sexual assault and domestic...

 

Chess club hosting tournament

The John Thomas Middle School Chess Club will host an open chess tournament on November 4. There will be four rounds of play. Registration runs 10-10:45 a.m., and rounds are at 11 a.m. and 12:30, 2:00 and 3:30 p.m. Games are limited to 30 minutes...

 

Entertainment News

Puget Island Farmers Market: Friday, October 13. Joanne Rideout, Jerry Middaugh and Mary Garvey, 3-6 p.m., on the Up-Beet Stage 59 W. Birnie Slough Rd., Cathlamet, call 360-560-3785. River Mile 38 Brewing Co.: Saturday, October 14, Fred Knight, 5-8...

 

Study examines ocean effects on chinook

Productivity of wild chinook salmon from the Columbia River to northern Alaska is subject to large-scale atmospheric and ocean circulation trends, especially the North Pacific Gyre Oscillation, according to a recent study. Other studies of coho,...

 

Corps hosting meeting on 20-year dredging plan

The US Army Corps of Engineers large lower Columbia River ports are hosting a series of open house-style public scoping meetings to gather input for an update of their 20-year shipping channel maintenance plan. The last of those meetings will be...

 

Master Gardener training offered

Washington State University Extension in Cowlitz County is offering Master Gardener Volunteer training starting in January in Longview. Participants receive over 90 hours of training covering in-depth community gardening topics from edible and...

 

Bee keeper workshops offered

Washington State University Extension will offer workshops on Beekeeping October 23, 25 and 30 and November 1 from 6-9 p.m. Designed to build basic beekeeping skills, the class covers topics including bee biology, equipment, seasonal management...

 

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