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Too late for last week

This photo arrived too late for publishing with the article about Butterfly and Spar Pole, a collaboration between poet Robert Michael Pyle and musicians Krist Novoselic and Ray Prestegard. Abbey...

 

Local musicians raising funds for vinyl recording

There are only a couple days left to get in on a Kickstarter project started by a band that calls Cathlamet home for a few seasons between cross country tours to promote their music. You may have...

 

Herrera Beutler holding telephone town hall Saturday

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler will host a live telephone town hall on Saturday, 2:30 p.m. All residents of Southwest Washington’s third congressional district are invited to join for updates, ask questions or share whatever is on their mind....

 

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...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Valentine's Bingo was a huge success! Thank you to our sponsors Walmart in Warrenton, Maria's, Julie's Java, The Pizza Mill, Cathlamet Market, The Eagle, Graggs, Daisy Chain Flowers, The Video Store, Patty Cakes, and the Duck Inn. A good time was...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Oneida Road As a relatively new person to the county by local standards, it has been my pleasure to travel the different roads in the area. I have seen some of the maintenance needs on Eden Valley...

 

Lions Club Student of the Month

Heidi Bruntmyer is The Lions Club's January Student of The Month. Lions president Terri Elfers honored Heidi with a check and a certificate as her grandfather Tom Shofner looks on. Heidi was involved...

 

WHS student nominated for Presidential Scholar

The Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction has chosen Wahkiakum High School senior Nai'a Freeman as a nominee for the 2020 US Presidential Scholars Program recognition award....

 

Horse Gaming Series

The dates for this year's Silver Buckle five show series have been set. The series dates for this year are May 16, June 13, July 11, August 22 and September 26, all Saturdays. For a fun kick off to the series, we have decided to offer a camp out and...

 

Youth volleyball offered

A youth volleyball program will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:45-7 p.m., beginning Tuesday, March 3 and running through Thursday, April 2. The cost is free and open to students grades 2-6 in the gym at Wahkiakum High School with...

 

Free event at Fort Clatsop on February 29

The Lewis and Clark Expedition is known for blazing a trail west and recording discoveries of plants, animals and people along the way. Although there are more than 1,000,000 words in the journal entries of the Expedition, many questions linger...

 

WSU honor roll announced

Mckensi Jo Fluckiger, of Cathlamet, was named to the President’s Honor Roll at Washington State University....

 

River life

Waterfowl scooted away from the ferry Oscar B. during a recent crossing. The ferry will go out of service next Monday to go to drydock for maintenance and inspection. Photo by RIck...

 

Decisive win for LCC Speech & Debate

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team won the 2-year college division and earned the most overall sweepstakes points at the Earl Wells Memorial Speakeasy tournament, hosted by Oregon State University. This result affirms...

 

Continuing education courses offered

Registration is open for spring quarter Continuing Education courses at Lower Columbia College. Call 360-442-2600 or visit online at www.lowercolumbia.edu/ce to learn more. Online Learning --Over 300 non-credit instructor-facilitated online courses...

 

Clammers to hit beaches

Razor clam diggers can return to ocean beaches for four days of digging beginning today (Thursday). State shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved a dig on evening low tides after marine toxin tests...

 

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...

 

Downriver Dispatches

American Legion Crab & Oyster Feed Saturday evening was quite a delight for the supporters of the annual American Legion crab and oyster dinner. Some of those who live on the east side of KM were...

 

Learn to prune grape vines

On February 15 at 10 a.m., WSU Master Gardener Art Fuller will explain everything to know about pruning grape vines and how to care for grape starts. The program, sponsored by Washington State University Extension, will be held at the Cowlitz County...

 

Middle school honor roll released

The second quarter honor roll from JC Thomas Middle School includes the following students: Those earning a 4.0 Grade Point Average were Nathan Garrett, Lilian Hale, Vera Tsybikova, Abby Tsybikova, Evelyn Hogue, Easton Kangas, Joslynn Kuljis and...

 

Library hosts local author visit

Cathlamet author Lilly Robbins Brock will appear at Cathlamet Public Library on Saturday, February 22 from 3-4 p.m., to share her newest novel, Intrepid Journey Book Two: Perils in Paradise, the second book in the Bennett Family Saga, based on...

 

EOU announces fall term dean's list

Eastern Oregon University named 523 students to the dean's list for the 2019 fall term. Gunnar Blix of Cathlamet made the list. Qualifying students achieve and maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale while completing a minimum...

 

VFW post honors emergency responders

Each year, the Veterans of Foreign Wars selects emergency medical technicians, law enforcement and firefighter personnel to receive VFW Public Servant Awards. Local VFW Posts submit a candidate for...

 

Reese takes 3rd in VFW State Youth Essay competition

On January 22, at the Julius A. Wendt Elementary School, 3rd grader Konner Reese was presented with an award for winning 3rd place in the VFW State Youth Essay competition. Konner won 1st place in...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

According to Webster’s the definition of self-care is the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one's own health. Self-care has a medical history that dates to the 50’s. Prior to the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, these patients...

 

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