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Skamokowa News

TOILETRY DRIVE. Something new has come up that folks can help out with and that’s a toiletry drive for the students at Wahkiakum High School. Some kids are unable to get the necessities that we all need to keep us clean and comfortable, so we are...

 

Downriver Dispatches

It is for us, the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here, have, thus far, so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us that from these honored dead...

 

Young entrepreneur stakes her culinary claim in the westend

Johnson Park in Rosburg has a new business. Since acquiring the various permits and licenses needed to run a food business in the county, Kat See has opened My Infinity Foods, a new freeze-dried food...

 

Skamokawa News

VALENTINE’S DAY IS OVER! As I write this, I’m looking forward to going out to dinner at one of our local restaurants with friends for Valentine’s Day but of course, by the time you read this, the big holiday will be over. I’m hoping you had...

 

Downriver Dispatches

ISN’T LIFE MIRACULOUS? It’s February, and that means it’s not only a time for pruning roses and trees (at least in my calendar), but also time to watch for Hank Nelson’s calves to appear in his field. With sixty acres on the Grays River, he...

 

nPower Girls provides STEM experience for students

When the first year of the Career Connect Washington grant came through for the Washington State University Wahkiakum County 4-H Extension Program, the Wahkiakum Schools programs had already begun with Jessica Vik, but it took some time before the...

 

Student of the Month

The Wahiakum Lions Club was proud to honor Amirah Abdul Kariem as the January student of the month. Amirah is involved is basketball and volleyball, is involved in the mentoring program and...

 

Cathlamet seniors find connection on Puget Island

Nancy Nelson has a big idea. After several years of pandemic isolation, she wants to help seniors in Cathlamet to connect with each other, find friendships and explore new activities. She started with...

 

Remember the slide of 1990?

CHILLY MORNINGS. This past weekend may have been dry but the late night and early morning hours were certainly not warm as it was below freezing on Saturday and Sunday. We had fog so thick on Sunday morning that you couldn’t see two feet down the...

 

Downriver Dispatches

When I think of last week, I just see Bendog, bare of all hair and so embarrassed. I took him to be groomed last Friday. They said he had to be shaved because his fur was matted. I have been watching...

 

Wahkiakum students explore the Wauna mill

Submitted by Jessica Vik On Jan. 31, a group of nine juniors and seniors from Wahkiakum High School visited the Georgia Pacific (GP) Mill across the river at Wauna, Oregon. Their Career and Technical...

 

Bingo, Flea Market at the Fair

PLENTY OF WATER. Well, while we had plenty of water around the area, I was happy that we didn't have any major flooding here in West Valley over the roads and such, so that was a big plus. This week’s forecast shows some dry days and it would sure...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Suddenly it dawned on me, spring is here. Daffodils are up in my hydrangea barrel and the daffodils are starting to bloom at Naselle Coffee and yes, Bendog is snoring in the sun on the porch. Life is...

 

WHO ARE YOU ROOTING FOR?

WET. Well, once again we have come through quite the nasty little snow and ice storm and we are back to rain. The forecast is looking more wet than dry, but I'm hoping we get a break for Sunday and Monday, or else we'll be wading through water...

 

Downriver Dispatches

This time of year is usually a slow time for news out this way. We are used to cancellations from storms and flooding, but today, there seems to be a lot happening. School There has been news at the Naselle-Grays River Valley School District almost...

 

Take your child to the library

Saturday, Feb. 3rd is “Take Your Child to the Library” day! Your local library is an ideal place for children to play, discover, make friends, and have fun. Visit the Cathlamet Public Library on Feb. 3 and listen to a fun storytime, followed by...

 

Artists seek artists

Columbia Artist Association-SW Washington has announced an open call to artists in Wahkiakum, Cowlitz, Clark, Lewis, Pacific, Clatsop, and Columbia counties for their 2024 spring show. Artwork in oils, acrylics, watercolor, mixed mediums, as well as...

 

Enough winter yet?

ENOUGH ALREADY! Well, I don't know about you but Ole Man Winter can move along and take all his bitter cold with him. I'm sure we've all had enough of the snow, ice, sleet, bitter winds and nastiness by now, at least I have. Once we get to the point...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Bob Torppa called this morning to report on a major waterline break during the night below Paul and Nikki Footh's home on Loop Road in Grays River. The line was likely a 4" pipe that had broken in...

 

Wahkiakum Life

Large herd of elk on upper Grays River. Photo by Karen Bertroch...

 

More snow (and crab)

ARE YOU READY? I was hoping that the frigid, possibly snowy, forecast would have warmed up and all the warnings for the super cold temperatures would have gone away by now, but nope— forecasters are still saying temperatures are going to plummet...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Holiday Trauma. After the holidays, January can bring a pall onto our days. Death seems to land on holidays harder than the rest of the year. Rain, clouds and chills weigh heavily on us, bringing on...

 

Area Agency on Aging honors senior heroes

For the second year, the Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities of Southwest Washington will honor "senior heroes," residents who have served older adults "with excellence and compassion," according...

 

Local VFW post recognizes emergency responders

Submitted by Bill Tawater Each year, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States selects an emergency medical technician, a law enforcement officer, a firefighter, a 911 dispatcher to receive...

 

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