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Christmas tree lighting Saturday in Cathlamet

NICE BREAK--As I begin this column, we are having a nice break from the rain. While it was so foggy in West Valley on Sunday morning that it blocked our television reception for a bit. It did clear up and warmed up some and wound up to be a pretty...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Wow! What a turnout for Turkey Bingo. Thanks to everyone who came out and played. Lots of fun was had by everyone even though we ran out of propane. Thanks to all the sponsors for all of the raffle donations and an extra huge thank you to Walmart in...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Congratulations, Comets: The Naselle Comet football team traveled across the state to Pomeroy last weekend and came home with a 72-42 victory. They advance to the state Class 1B semifinals. They'll...

 

FAFF presents three Sundays of Christmas

The Naselle Finnish American Folk Festival presents its annual Christmas Concert and Tour of Homes on Sunday, December 5 at the Naselle Community Center, 14 Parpala Road, Naselle. The concert will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the NCC with Carl Wirkkala and...

 

Wahkiakum High School Honor Roll released

The Wahkiakum High School first quarter honor roll for the 2021-2022 school year has been announced. 4.0 grade – point average: 9th grade: Russell Morrison; 10th grade: Nathan Garrett, Lilian Hale; 11th grade: Abigail Ames; 12th Grade: Megan...

 

Local program to resume

The “Wahkiakum Outdoors” program is restarting after an almost 2-year hiatus. The upcoming series of presentations is sponsored by the Wahkiakum Marine Resources Committee. The Wahkiakum Outdoors lecture/discussion program provided a series of...

 

Free, self-administered covid tests offered

Rapid, self-administered covid-19 tests are now available in Wahkiakum County, the county health department announced Tuesday. Residents can order their free covid-19 test kits while supplies last at SayYesCovidHomeTest.org. The Say Yes! Covid Test...

 

LCC Fighting Smelt find success at competitive regional tournament

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team finished competing at their most recent tournament hosted by Linfield University. Regarded as one of the most competitive regional tournaments in the season, the 91st annual Mahaffey...

 

November sights

Right: white-tail buck keeps an eye on this Puget Island neighborhood, and below, more white-tails pause in their foraging. Photos courtesy of Sarah Lawrence....

 

Wahkiakum Mecha-Mules leads Shockley Robotics League

Submitted by Ron Wright Last Saturday the Wahkiakum Mecha-Mules traveled to Battle Ground to compete with nine other teams from SW Washington in a robotics league round-robin tournament. All 14 team...

 

Middle school announces 1st quarter honor roll

John C. Thomas Middle School has announced their first quarter honor roll for the 2021-2022 school year. Those students earning a 3.26 to 4.0 grade point average made the list. 8th grade: Josiah Garrett, Ruth Goldinov, Kamden Scuito, Parker Leitz,...

 

Bingo at fairgrounds Saturday, 6 p.m.

NOT NICE--As all the flooded fields and roadways, rock slides, fallen trees and outages can attest to, it was not nice out there this past week! As always, flooded fields and roadways weren't too bad in some areas, while other spots were really bad,...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. Hope to see everyone this Saturday at Turkey Bingo. Bingo cards are 3 for $10 and play all bingo games. We will have our raffle prize table as well as our big prize. Watch the fair facebook page for more info on this...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Photo of the Week: Kim Angelis with her two +1 collies. Kim has two collies of her own and is "dog sitting" a third for a friend. What a fine time I had visiting with her and the dogs. There were four...

 

Veterans Day temporary exhibit on display through December 11

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop has debuted a new temporary exhibit honoring Veterans Day in the park Visitor Center exhibit hall. “Men of Many Capabilities” commemorates the 50th anniversary of when the US Army Special...

 

WHS students host festival, tackle other projects

This month the CTE program and FFA chapter have been involved in various activities. One of these activities included volunteering and helping with the harvest festival for Wahkiakum grade school...

 

Many events scheduled for coming weeks

NOT TOO NICE--As this week begins, we've got thunder and downpours and some wind. Saturday had us dodging large hailstones off and on in West Valley, in between the heavy rain showers and a few sun breaks, so depending on where you were and when,...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Some history on roads: The inconvenient second site closure on 401 gives me pause to be thinking of the years before "official" roads were built. Folks in the pioneering years (1850's to early 20th...

 

FOS holiday open house begins Nov. 26

The Friends of Skamokawa will host their annual “Deck the Hall” Holiday Open House from November 26 through December 12 this year, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. They are seeking more participation and ask vendors to contact them for more...

 

Transition coming for mental health mobile crisis coverage

After midnight on the 13th of November the mobile crisis mental health services for Wahkiakum will be provided by Columbia Wellness. Columbia Wellness crisis services are already offered in Cowlitz and Grays Harbor Counties and Columbia Wellness has...

 

Major changes to KLOG and 101.5 THE WAVE

Effective immediately, Hometeam 100.7, KLOG has dropped the ESPN Sports format and is now back to playing The Greatest Hits of All Time. An addition, 101.5 The Wave has become “101.5 The Sleigh” playing great Christmas Memories 24/7. KLOG...

 

Daylight Savings ends Saturday at midnight

NICE ENDING--I was so happy to have the last weekend of October turn out to be a really nice one, as so often our Halloween events and our little trick or treaters wind up sloshing through the puddles and having to cover their costumes with rain jack...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Last week I spent two hours with one of my very favorite friends, Kayrene Gilbertsen. She moved to Battle Ground several years ago, so I don't get to see as much of her as I did when she lived on...

 

Join the paint party

The Naselle Community Center and FAFF will present a painting party with teacher and artist Abbie (Smith) Mumley on Saturday, November 13 at 2 p.m. at the Naselle Community Center, 14 Parpala Road. Each participant will be instructed in painting a...

 

Rate change approved for 2022 individual health insurance market

Fifteen health insurers have been approved to sell in Washington's 2022 individual health insurance market. The average rate change is 4.14%. Open enrollment runs from Nov. 1 through Jan. 15, 2022. "Access to meaningful and affordable health...

 

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