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FOS reopens March 6 with antique fair

MIXED UP BEGINNING--As this week began, Sunday was sure a wild mix of weather, with some sun, some rain, some hail and even some very gusty winds in certain areas. I think much of West Valley escaped the worst of the winds, as I got very little of...

 

Friends of Skamokawa is seeking vendors

HALF AND HALF--As this week began, we had sort of a gray but dry start, but by mid-afternoon Sunday, the rain started to fall pretty heavily and along with some wind, made for quite the racket on the windows around my place. Thankfully this dark...

 

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone

SOGGY--As of this writing, we are measuring just a snitch shy of 50" of rainfall since the beginning of the year; that's wet! However, when the weekend showed up, it got drier, albeit colder, but hey, we got to see the sun shining after the fog...

 

Crab feed in Rosburg is set for Saturday

MILD TO FRIGID--As this week began, which was Super Bowl Sunday, the morning sunshine was a real treat, even if it was quite nippy out. Some places got down to freezing while others were just close. Considering we were told we might have snow or...

 

County still divided by slide; ferry running

WILD WEEK!--The latter half of last week was really a rough one as not only did we get hit with some major flooding in our county, but we had a large landslide on KM once again, which, as you know by now, has shut down SR 4. The slide is approx. at...

 

Valentine Bingo to be held on February 1

NICER?--After a couple of days of snowy weather and then a couple of outages last week due to strong winds and debris flying everywhere, it's back to just rain and gloomy conditions, so I guess that's some sort of improvement anyway. Of course, by th...

 

Volunteers needed in many places

NOT NICE--Last week ended with a whole lot of wind and rain and "King Tides" and sadly, the deaths of a couple of young children. Every year, people are warned about being on the beach and how "sneaker" waves can take you down in an instant. During...

 

Flea market Saturday at county fairgrounds

COLDER WEATHER COMING?--We've had some wind and rain but temperatures have been relatively mild for this time of year, with temps in the 50s, but the dampness and high humidity has still made me feel cold to the bone. However, forecasters are saying...

 

Winter is here; are you prepared?

ANOTHER YEAR BEGINS--Here we are saying it's a "new year" and we keep wondering where the last one went! But here we are in 2020, which means you'll probably be scribbling off 2019 from a few checks before you get used to this new date. NIPPY--As las...

 

Have a safe and Happy New Year

DROUGHT OVER?--Considering the monsoon weather we had at the end of last week, I'm thinking our drought situation should be about over! It not only dumped, and filled creeks and streams and fields to the brim, but it also blew pretty good, so the roa...

 

Merry Christmas to one and all

DAMP--It's not that uncommon to have some miserable weather right before the holidays, but every once in awhile, it's not nearly as bad as it could be or has been, so when dealing with some rain and foggy conditions lately, I'm just glad it's not...

 

Last flea market of year at fairgrounds Saturday

FOGGY--As we begin this work week, we've got plenty of foggy mornings in West Valley, but not a lot of heavy rains like our neighbors to the south of us, so I guess I'll take the damp foggy mornings and drier days, rather than the downpours they've...

 

The holiday season is upon us; are you ready?

COLD BUT WARMING--The last few days of November were pretty chilly in West Valley, as temperatues were down to just 19 degrees and the frost was very thick on everything a couple of mornings. With that kind of cold weather came some restless nights...

 

Holiday open house at Redmen Hall Friday

SNOW MAYBE?--We had some wild weather last Monday with thunder and lightning and buckets of rain, but then it thankfully dried out. That part was nice but those freezing temperatures and heavy fog made for some chilly mornings and some hazardous...

 

Turkey Bingo at fairgrounds Friday

DAMP--We started this past weekend with some heavy fog and some drizzly conditions, and I don't know about you, but all that dampness seemed to chill me to the bone, even though it wasn't super cold. Looking at extended forecasts, it's possible that...

 

Lasagna dinner at fairgrounds Sunday

BACK TO DRIPPY--This past weekend saw some damp times and some dry times, but it was mostly damp on Saturday. Thankfully it was much drier on Sunday but there were still plenty of clouds about and some areas did get a few more showers and some had...

 

Local business had nice write up in magazine

NOT TOO SHABBY--We have had some stunning sunsets around our area and I sure appreciate those who take pictures and post them on Facebook for all to see; they're gorgeous! We were down to 24 degrees out here a couple of days, but the sunshine that fo...

 

Change clocks back one hour Saturday night

NIPPY--As this week began, we had some very chilly temperatures and depending on where you were, you were either in the mid-20s or low 30s, and most of us had a whole lot of frost if you were in those "freezing zones"; brr! Certainly feels like...

 

Final weekend for exhibit at Redmen Hall

WET AND SOGGY--As we came to the end of the third week in October, we definitely got some wet weather, which not only started forming "lakes" where they didn't belong, but also caused a slide along SR 4, which are pretty much the "norm" for us...

 

Prime rib dinner at Johnson Park Saturday

MID-MONTH--We had some chilly weather at the end of last week but had some sunshine, so that was nice. Saturday was decent until some rain in the evening hours, but that didn't last long, so Sunday may have been cloudy but it was decent. We may be...

 

Volunteers needed as retirements occur

WEATHER--The end of last week saw heavy downpours between the dry times in West Valley, so that was good. Saturday started foggy and I thought it might be dry all day, but it did pour a couple of times, but again, at least it wasn't a daylong...

 

Covered Bridge Dinner will be held Saturday

COOL START--In West Valley, it was a very foggy and very chilly 32 degrees at the beginning of this week, which was also the last day of September, so it feels like our Winter showed up a little bit early to me! SPECIAL DAYS--Those celebrating birthd...

 

Last farmer's market of season will be Friday

ENDING/BEGINNING--Here we are towards the end of yet another month, and yes, it flew by! As I write this, Fall has officially arrived and it's a cloudy, gloomy day, but at least it isn't pouring down rain like it was yesterday, so I'll take the dry...

 

Saturday will be a busy day in Skamokawa

WILD WEATHER--As the weekend ended and the new work week began, we had some torrential downpours that carved a path down a lot of driveways, followed by some gloomy weather, which looked to bring more rain but then the sun came out, so it was a mix...

 

FOS wine tasting and auction Saturday night

LOOKING SOGGY--We may have slipped into some Fall like weather a bit early, as our week began cooler and wetter this past Sunday, with a couple of really good "gutter testers," as I call them. It looks like more of that kind of weather may be...

 

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