Is .08 blood alcohol content too much to drive?

To curb traffic fatalities, lawmakers are proposing reducing the legal limit for driving while intoxicated. SB 5002 amends the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) for driving a motor vehicle from .08% to .05%. Typically, consuming less than one...

Legislation would impose fines for untreated sewage discharge

A proposal to fine counties and cities when untreated sewage is released into Puget Sound is part of an effort to save dwindling salmon runs.  The bill, proposed by Rep. J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm, imposes a 1-cent-per-gallon fee on municipal discharges...

Writer's Guild hosts three regional authors at upcoming reading

The Writer’s Guild of Astoria will host an author reading on Saturday, March 23 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in honor of Women’s History Month. The event is free to the public and will feature three authors from the lower Columbia region: Marianne...

Brownsmead Flats will play Naselle Community Center this weekend

The Finnish American Folk festival will present this weekend a concert featuring Brownsmead Flats, a musical group specializing in what they call “Crabgrass” style music, a unique fusion of acoustic folk and bluegrass. Focusing on tight and...

"A pitch-black room, fog in your mask, smoke so thick you couldn't see"

On Saturday, Feb. 10, personnel from all four Wahkiakum County fire districts, including Puget Island, District 4, Skamokawa, and Grays River, along with firefighters and emergency medical staff from...

"Tangoes and French tunes and Hungarian tunes..."oh my!

It doesn't take long to get a sense for the kind of performers Bela R. Balogh and Courtney Von Drehle are. It took about five seconds into our phone call for me to realize that these guys like to...

Helen Ohrberg

Helen Marie Ohrberg, 93, of Centralia died on Feb. 7, 2024. Helen was born in Mandan, North Dakota, to Egil and Edith (Weisser) Haugen on Dec. 18, 1930. They moved to Puget Island in 1945 and Helen graduated form Wahkiakum High School in 1948 . On...

Dick Johnson

Richard D. "Dick" Johnson, age 85, of Cathlamet, Washington died Dec. 21, 2023. Dick was born Dec. 1, 1938 in Hamilton, Montana to Howard & Clara (Blodgett) Johnson. After teaching and coaching...

Vera Smith

Vera Jean Smith was born July 11, 1927 in Aberdeen, Washington to Edwin and Ellen McEachern. She was their only child. Jean passed away at home on November 26, 2023 at the age of 96. She married...

Skamokawa News

VALENTINE’S DAY IS OVER! As I write this, I’m looking forward to going out to dinner at one of our local restaurants with friends for Valentine’s Day but of course, by the time you read this, the big holiday will be over. I’m hoping you had...

Downriver Dispatches

ISN’T LIFE MIRACULOUS? It’s February, and that means it’s not only a time for pruning roses and trees (at least in my calendar), but also time to watch for Hank Nelson’s calves to appear in his field. With sixty acres on the Grays River, he...

nPower Girls provides STEM experience for students

When the first year of the Career Connect Washington grant came through for the Washington State University Wahkiakum County 4-H Extension Program, the Wahkiakum Schools programs had already begun with Jessica Vik, but it took some time before the...

Student of the Month

The Wahiakum Lions Club was proud to honor Amirah Abdul Kariem as the January student of the month. Amirah is involved is basketball and volleyball, is involved in the mentoring program and...

Cathlamet seniors find connection on Puget Island

Nancy Nelson has a big idea. After several years of pandemic isolation, she wants to help seniors in Cathlamet to connect with each other, find friendships and explore new activities. She started...

A tough row to hoe

The Wahkiakum Mules boys basketball team is taking the long road to the State 2B tournament after a 53-43 loss to Toledo last Wednesday night in the first round of the District 4 tournament sent them...

Hale is going to state

Wahkiakum Mules wrestler Lilian Hale placed third at regionals and is heading to the state tournament this weekend in Tacoma. Hale was joined at the tournament by fellow wrestler Lilly Snead. “Lilly Snead had a great match,” said coach Kyliegh...

Sheriff's Report

February 4 9:03 a.m. The Cathlamet ambulance aided a Cathlamet resident who was complaining of chest pain. 9:23 a.m. An East Cathlamet resident who had fallen was assisted by the Cathlamet ambulance. 11:40 a.m. An Elochoman Valley resident reported...

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