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Burn ban to take effect 8 a.m., Friday, June 21

NICE--Last weekend wasn't too bad, as Saturday started out with some cloudiness but by noon, the breeze blew those clouds away and the sun came out, which made for a decent day. Anytime temps are in the 70s, I'm a happy camper, as once they reach...

 

Congratulations to the 2019 graduates

WARMED UP--We've had some wild weather recently, with last Friday being really wet, wild and windy at times, which meant falling trees on SR 4 and people's yard things getting blown all over. The pounding rain certainly did not do my flowers any...

 

Flea Market sale at Fairgrounds Saturday

NICE--This past weekend some of the mornings were a bit cloudy and gloomy but the sun came out so all the goings on over the weekend were enjoyed in the afternoon and evening sunshine. It was a bit breezy at times, but hey, it keeps us from being...

 

Car show in Skamokawa at fairgrounds Saturday

BEGINNING--As the Memorial Weekend began, the weather was none too favorable. Thankfully, after the fog lifted on Saturday morning, we had some sunshine which suited most of us who wanted to enjoy some outdoor activities that day. I'm positive that...

 

We had some crazy weather on Saturday

UNEXPECTED--We certainly had a crazy weather day last Saturday and it depended on where you were as to just how violent it was. We started out the day with fairly decent weather, then we got some sun breaks and folks were posting some awesome picture...

 

Great White Tail run Saturday on refuge

T'WAS HOT!--As this paper came out last Thursday, we saw our temperature jump to 87 degrees in West Valley and I'm telling you, that was pretty toasty for the early part of May! We weren't the only ones dealing with warmer temperatures and several...

 

Flea market at fair grounds this Saturday

NICE OUT--As the work week began, we were enjoying the blue skies and sunshine after some morning fog. While the moisture was a bit heavy, it's the sort of combo of damp and sunny that seemingly makes the grass grow right before our eyes! Monday was...

 

Mother's Day is coming up on May 12

NOT BAD--We had enough sunshine to mow the lawn this past weekend, although we had a few sprinkles the next day. However, I hear that was not the case in Cathlamet on Saturday morning as it was actually raining for a bit. Funny how a few miles can...

 

PUD meeting at Grange hall tonight at 6 p.m.

CLOUDY START--It was a fairly gloomy Easter morning, but around midday it turned out real nice, so it was a pretty great day to celebrate Easter. Monday morning was nice as well, but it clouded up by noon and soon the drizzle started to fall. So, it...

 

Egg hunts and Easter Bingo in Skamokawa

WET/CHANGES COMING--We have certainly had some wet and breezy days lately, which also came with some heavy squalls of hail, but thankfully, our forecasters are telling us that we're supposed to be getting some sunshine for several days. I'm sure I'm...

 

Flea Market at Fairgrounds and music at Grange Hall

WILD ONE--The end of last week saw us with a bit of everything out here, as it was sunny one minute, then blowing and raining the next, then a rainbow shown in the skies with sunshine and dark clouds and then it got dark and the thunder rolled and...

 

April is a busy month in the Wahkiakum area

NICE ONE--I hope you were able to get out and about this past weekend as it certainly was a nice one, at least here. Some folks said they got rained on, but for a change, we were pretty dry out our way, albeit a little chilly in the early hours....

 

Temporary burn ban has been lifted

GRAY SKIES--As this work week began, our morning skies were a bit on the gloomy and gray side but at least it was just a little damp, that is until later on in the day and then it rained pretty good. It's one of those things we hate to see, but right...

 

Open mic Saturday at Skamokawa Grange Hall

GORGEOUS--With blue skies and sunshine and temperatures in the 60s, it meant those with outdoor chores were in seventh heaven. Even if you didn't want to start a garden or work out in the gorgeous weather, it was definitely time to take a walk and...

 

SON breakfast, music at Duffy's for St. Paddy's Day

SUNSHINE--This past weekend started out with two of my favorite things: sunshine and no snow! With several days last week ending with very cold, freezing temperatures and a couple of mornings beginning with quite a bit of snow, it was fairly...

 

Be sure to spring ahead this Saturday before bed

WEATHER--I was happy to see some warmer temperatures at the end of last week and it was very pleasant to see some sunshine coming through the windows that was not accompanied by freezing temperatures outside! However, that all changed as the days...

 

Redmen Hall to reopen Friday with vintage fair

COLD--As this work week began, it was definitely on the nippy side with temperatures below the freezing mark this past Monday morning, but I was happy not to see any snow, as the forecast was up in the air about how far up and over this latest storm...

 

Three dinners set for this Saturday evening

QUIET START--As this week begins, it was just at freezing in West Valley, but other than that, this past Sunday was mostly cloudy but there were even a few sun breaks, so that was nice. I understand the weather for the end of the week may be a bit mo...

 

Crab & Oyster Feed at Norse Hall on Saturday

IT'S WHITE--It depended on where you live as to how much snow you got this past Friday night and weekend, as some had half a foot or more, while some had a few inches, and some were saying they had just a "skiff" of snow and some had absolutely...

 

Flea market to be held at Fairgrounds Saturday

WEATHER--Temperatures dropped on Sunday night and by Monday morning, we had a slight trace of snow/ice on the lawn, but that little bit was gone by eleven so we certainly didn't get any big snow storm, which was fine by me! People in higher...

 

Valentine dinner at Fairgrounds Saturday

NICE BEGINNING--This week began with some cool temperatures and lots of fog in West Valley, but the sun that followed was certainly enjoyed! We had the same thing at the end of last week, as Saturday was dry and decent too, so having a whole weekend...

 

Jam session at Skamokawa Grange on Sunday afternoon

NICE START--It was a nice sunny day on Monday, so that was great. This followed a decent night in which we were actually able to witness the lunar eclipse, which we had really not expected to see, but were lucky enough to have just enough visibility...

 

Lasagna dinner fundraiser at Rosburg Hall on Sunday

EVERYTHING--Now that we are at mid-month, we have been having a bit of this and that, like some hail, some slick icy conditions, some wet and windy conditions and even some sunshine with moderate temperatures during the daylight hours so that's not t...

 

Numerous people are gone, but will be remembered

WET/COLD--We ended one year and began another with a couple of things in common: they were both freezing cold and they both delivered outstanding sunrises and sunsets, and I mean just extrodinarily gorgeous ones! I was happy to see the 20 degree...

 

American Legion Crab & Oyster Feed set for Jan. 26

FIRST COLUMN--Here we are already, writing the first column of a new year! Funny, but it seems like yesterday that I said the same thing, but nope, the year just really flew by and it's already 2019; wow! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a...

 

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