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Students study salmon rearing

Wahkiakum High School FFA and Career and Technical Education (CTE) students recently went to the Deep River net pens (above) and helped by releasing salmonids. The students learned how to measure FPP...

 

Flea market Saturday at fairgrounds

FAIRLY WET--As I begin this column, the sun is actually shining but there have definitely been some wet moments to the day, and from the looks of it, we’ve got more of that kind of weather headed our way. So, while we may see some dry days now and...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office! Hope everyone had a great Mother's Day weekend. This Saturday is the Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tables are still available for only $10. Call the office to reserve yours (360)795-3480. Otherwise just come on dow...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Carlton Appelo’s 100th birthday is today: When we talk about Carlton, there is no question he made his mark on Wahkiakum County in so many ways. His father was the founder of Wahkiakum West Telephone Company. Carlton took it over after his early...

 

Carlton Appelo

By Bonnie LaDoe, Portland, Oregon Although I purchased all of Carlton's phone books with the historic supplements, I did not get to know him until the late 1990's while visiting with Glenrose Hedlund...

 

Remembering Carlton

By Kayrene Gilbertsen Carlton Appelo had a passion for his community and its history: past, present and future. He loved telling stories, sharing ideas and working to make the county more user friendly. I first worked with Carlton as a Port 2 commiss...

 

WSDA to begin annual hunt for invasive pests

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is beginning its annual hunt for pests that threaten the state’s environment and agricultural industry. Trappers will set thousands of traps statewide to monitor for the introduction or spread...

 

WDFW seeks comment on periodic status review for Western snowy plover

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking public input on its draft periodic status review for snowy plover. The Department is recommending maintaining the species' classification as Endangered in the state of Washington. The...

 

Vanessa Leigh graduated

Vanessa (Elliott) Leigh graduated from WSU Vancouver with Suma Cum Laude honors with an Ecology and Environmental Science Bachelors Degree on May 7, 2022. She is shown here with her grandmother, Lore...

 

LCC announces a celebration of Lawetlat'la volcano

Community members are invited to Lower Columbia College (LCC) on May 18 for an interactive celebration of our local volcano. The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of LCC’s annual Earth Science’s annual celebration of the May...

 

FOS to hold fundraiser and display patriotic exhibit

The Friends of Skamokawa has announced the following events: Their “Shred Day” fundraiser will be located at the Bank of Pacific parking lot in Cathlamet on May 21 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. There is a limit of two banker boxes per car. No clips,...

 

Working in the community garden

Master Gardener Joyce Orr and another volunteer, Denise Doughty, were enjoying a little sunshine last Wednesday as they prepared the Community Garden for planting. Orr was sowing lettuce in the...

 

Extension workshop announced

A WSU Extension On-line Workshop: Pasture Management, will be held May 18, from 6-7 p.m. This class will show how to integrate soil, plants, livestock and environmental factors into a workable plan for healthy pastures. Learn how to manage your...

 

WSU On-line Workshop: Celebrity Estate Planning Mistakes

Join Cowlitz attorney Jeff Petersen on Monday, May 23 from noon to 1 p.m., as he presents fascinating celebrity examples about what not to do when planning your estate – including the effects of dying without a will or trust, the very public...

 

Cathlamet Woman's Club Pie Social

The Cathlamet Woman's Club annual Pie Social at Tsuga Gallery was the place to be on Friday for anyone with a sweet tooth. Word on the street is that the goodies were gone by 1:30 p.m. Left to right,...

 

Donation challenge announced

Sue Zabel, owner of Jabber Shack in Cathlamet, has issued a challenge to area businesses to enter the first annual “Cup of Sunshine” food bank donation challenge to support local food banks. The winning business will receive a prize. Bring...

 

CWCOG asks public for input

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 comment on the dr...

 

Woman's Club Pie and Cupcake Social Friday

MIXED BAG--This past weekend wasn’t too bad compared to other ones and to other places who saw much more rain than we did in West Valley, so I was happy for the sunshine we received. Even this Monday started out a bit drippy but the blue skies...

 

Downriver Dispatches

May and Mothers: We made it to May so hopefully a full blown spring is just down the line. Spring is so much better when the full sun is present for days at a time. But alas, it doesn't seem to be...

 

Super Saturday

In an effort to reinvigorate enthusiasm for 4-H, volunteer leaders held a Super Saturday event at the Skamokawa Fairgrounds this weekend. "We are trying to get kids back and actively engaged," Deb...

 

White tail run to be held May 14

The 38th Great White Tail Run will be held May 14. The run, sponsored by Wahkiakum 4-H, begins at 10 a.m. on a route through the Julia Butler Hansen National Wildlife Refuge in Skamokawa. A choice of 2 mile, 5K or 10K distance is available for...

 

Four LCC students named to 2022 All Washington Academic Team

Lower Columbia College students Vanessa Davis, Christina Lomasney, Yuuki Matsunari, and Corenna Messinger have been named to the 2022 All Washington Academic Team. The program is a showcase for Washington's community and technical colleges because...

 

WSU Extension On-line Workshop: Pasture Management

On May 18 from 6-7 p.m., WSU Extension will present an online class on pasture management. This class will show how to integrate soil, plants, livestock and environmental factors into a workable plan for healthy pastures. Learn how to manage your...

 

Recreational sturgeon fishery to open May 11 in Columbia River estuary

Fishery managers from Washington and Oregon recently announced an opportunity to catch and retain legal-size white sturgeon in the lower 40 miles of the Columbia River beginning May 11. Staff with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife...

 

Museum display shows resiliency of Chinook

Submitted by the Wahkiakum County Historical Society The Wahkiakum County Historical Society Museum's newest interpretive exhibit, ntsayka ilii: our place, features the photography of Amiran White...

 

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