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New business to open in Grays River

PRETTY WET--The beginning of last week was pretty doggone wet and we were happy to have a bit of dryness show up on Thursday so our "lakes" could recede from our fields before the next batch of rain comes falling down! With the King Tides, we saw a...

 

Razor clam digs canceled due to marine toxins

Washington's ocean beaches will remain closed to razor clam harvest until at least December 12 after test results on razor clams dug at Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks and Copalis indicate levels of domoic acid that exceed the threshold set by...

 

WSU Extension to offer home horticulture training

Learn to be a better home gardener and steward of the environment this winter with Washington State University Extension’s new online Home Horticulture Training program. Training focuses on a wide range of horticulture topics taught online by WSU...

 

Downriver Dispatches

SR 4 Finally Open Back on January 23rd of 2020, most area residents remember when a good sized portion of a hillside slid, carrying rocks, mud and trees had fallen onto the roadway at mile point 25.5 on the KM Mountain. The hillside is now not...

 

Student of the Month

The Wahkiakum Lions have chosen to honor Beau Carlson as the October Student of The Month. After a tramatic brain injury he is back in school and looking ahead to graduation and a future as a lineman...

 

Fire District 3 named as grant recipient

The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) recently announced the recipients of 23 grants totaling $104,000 to advance the quality of life and enable economic development in communities served by members of NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association....

 

KM slide work done for the winter

On Monday, crews reopened both lanes of State Route 4 west of Skamokawa, according to a report from the Washington State Department of Transportation. A landslide closed the highway last Jan. 23. On the following Feb. 8, crews reopened a single lane...

 

State unveils app for viewing public lands

Recreation and conservation lands managed by local, state and federal governments now can be viewed easily online in a new mapping application, the Recreation and Conservation Office announced November 21. The Public Lands Inventory Web app displays...

 

KMUN celebrates volunteers

It's been a year for the record books. We've overused words like “unprecedented, pivoting, postponed, canceled, pandemic, restrictions, quarantined, Zoom, masks, wash, your, hands.” Live performances have been on hold since March, video calls...

 

New restrictions in place statewide

NASTY OUT--As this work week begins, we've got lots of rain to add to what we had over the weekend and those puddles have turned into "lakes" and with king tides this past weekend, the streams are full and fields have gotten even fuller and I think t...

 

FOS event canceled

The Friends of Skamokawa’s annual “Deck the Hall” Christmas and Open House has been canceled due to recent Covid restrictions. They announce that book sales are still available by calling their office, 360-795-3007, email fos1894@gmail.com or...

 

LCC Speech & Debate wins awards at tournament

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team competed at the 90th Annual Mahaffey Memorial Tournament, hosted by Linfield University last weekend. This was the second of three Northwest Forensics Conference (NFC) designated...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Why Do People Eat Meatloaf? I was first introduced to meatloaf growing up as a child in the 1950s by my German mother who told me it was a common dish among German people. As I grew older I realized that there were countless recipes not unlike the...

 

Johnson Park news

Grays River Valley Center has announced that they will open on Tuesdays and Saturdays beginning January 5, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., by appointment only, with masks required, unless further restrictions are ordered. After hours events may be scheduled and...

 

Middle school honor roll announced

John C. Thomas Middle School recently released their first quarter honor roll. The following students made the grade. 8th grade: 4.0 Reese Long and Montana Stephans. 3.2-3.7 Phillip Goldinov, Savannah Ellis and Kavi Welker. 7th grade: 4.0 Josiah...

 

LCC announces winter quarter Continuing Education courses

Registration is open for winter quarter Continuing Education courses at Lower Columbia College. Visit them online at www.lowercolumbia.edu/ce to learn more or email mharris@lowercolumbia.edu. Online Learning --Over 300 non-credit...

 

Fall collage

Fallen leaves create a colorful collage in western Wahkiakum County. Photo courtesy of Pearl Blackburn....

 

Fair Flea Market will be held this Saturday

BRRR--As the skies cleared this past weekend, the temperatures took a nose-dive and we wound up freezing here in West Valley, so I hope you had your hoses drained and your faucets covered and all your plants insulated from the cold as well. Of...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office! Wow, it’s already November; hope everyone is getting ready for the holidays. The Fair will not hold its Turkey Bingo this year. Hope everyone will join us for Valentine's Bingo on February 6 if all goes well. Hope...

 

FOS Holiday Open House set to open November 28

Friends of Skamokawa will host its annual "Deck the Hall" Christmas and Holiday Open House, at River Life Interpretive Center/Central School/Redmen Hall, November 28 through December 12, Saturdays only. Opening day/weekend begins Saturday, Nov. 28...

 

Downriver Dispatches

The Evergreen State Washington became the 42nd state in the United States on November 11, 1889. A pioneer Seattle historian and realtor by the name of C. T. Conover gave the nickname "The Evergreen St...

 

Wildlife commission seeks comment on hatchery, fishery reform

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission is asking for public comment on the latest draft of its revised Hatchery and Fishery Reform policy (C-3619). The Hatchery and Fishery Reform Policy was originally adopted in November, 2009, with a stated...

 

Sunlight in Skamokawa

Brief sunlight illuminates the mouth of Skamokawa Creek. Photo by Rick Nelson...

 

Ribbon cutting at Jabbershack

Sue Zabel, who owns Jabbershack, a new craft store on Main Street in Cathlamet, had a ribbon cutting surrounded by some friends and members of the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce last Wednesday. Photo...

 

FAFF keeps culture going in Naselle with talking tombstones

The local Finnish American Folk Festival group from Naselle presented an event on Oct. 31 called the "Talking Tombstones"! This event was met with rave reviews by the presenters and the 95 visitors...

 

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