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Valentine Bingo to be held on February 1

NICER?--After a couple of days of snowy weather and then a couple of outages last week due to strong winds and debris flying everywhere, it's back to just rain and gloomy conditions, so I guess that's some sort of improvement anyway. Of course, by th...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Woodworker Extraordinaire Nobody at the Art Show at the Grange would have any idea the impact that the show would have on me. After talking with the artists and others, it occurred to me that there is...

 

Johnson Park news

Johnson Park is excited to welcome our newest board member, Dana Hamp. We are looking forward to having Dana on the board. Johnson Park is taking applications for one more position on the board. Applications are available at the Wahkiakum County...

 

This Sunday: 2020 Doernbecher Children's Hospital Boot Drive

Members of the Puget Island Fire Department, in conjunction with the Kiwanis Club of Cathlamet, will be collecting donations for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland. All donations will go providing care for children. Look for firefighters...

 

Wahkiakum Lions Club Student of the Month

Aubrie Montgomery was honored with a certificate and a check at the last Wahkiakum Lions Club meeting. Aubrie was chosen as the Lions Club December Student of The Month. She is active in multiple...

 

LCC Foundation names Joe Fischer 2019-20 Benefactor of the Year

The Lower Columbia College (LCC) Foundation has named Joe Fischer as the 2019-20 Benefactor of the Year. Benefactor honorees have a history of providing charitable financial support to the foundation, and/or significant volunteer service to the...

 

FOS seeking vendors

Friends of Skamokawa will re-open for the season with their annual Antique & Vintage Fair beginning March 6. This is a three-day event occurring on Friday-Sunday March 6, 7 and 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be held at Skamokawa’s River...

 

LCC announces lecture series schedule

Lower Columbia College has announced the line-up for the Winter 2020 Community Conversations lecture series focusing on “LCC at 85,” commemorating 85 years serving the Lower Columbia region. The first lecture was January 16. Lectures are held on...

 

Misty Rivers reunion

Misty Rivers Valley Girl had a litter of four Irish wolfhound pups three years ago. Drifter stayed here with Howard & Judy Brawn, Sorcha & Keeva went to live in Olympia & Seattle,...

 

Volunteers needed in many places

NOT NICE--Last week ended with a whole lot of wind and rain and "King Tides" and sadly, the deaths of a couple of young children. Every year, people are warned about being on the beach and how "sneaker" waves can take you down in an instant. During...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office. Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. The fairgrounds will be a busy place this year. We have several events that will be taking place out here. On February 1 the fair board will hold a Valentine's Bingo; the...

 

Downriver Dispatches

First freshet brings opportunity Every once in a while the Grays River overflows its banks and sends thousands of cubic feet of water and debris downstream. The first freshet of 2020 brought not only...

 

LCC announces next NW Voices event

Lower Columbia College has announced that Author Molly Gloss will be featured at the January 29 Northwest Voices event in Longview. · The author will present a writing workshop from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the Health & Science Building, Room 104 (HSB...

 

45th Parallel Universe Orchestra – Smörgåsbord

45th Parallel Universe founder Greg Ewer gathers his friends for a night of Scandinavian delights at the Liberty Theatre, 1203 Commercial St., Astoria, on January 31 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 for reserved seating and $25 with a season package. The...

 

Robotics team wins trophy

The high school robotics team and a support group of middle school future robotics team members played for 15 hours traveling to Olympia and doing robotics with 35 other teams coming from Seattle to...

 

Transportations board's final report on road use charge now ready

People who are interested in how a road usage charge might work in Washington can now download the full report from the Washington Road Usage Charge Pilot Project website. On Jan. 13, the Washington State Transportation Commission transmitted their...

 

Learn to raise Mason Bees

On February 8 at 10:00 a.m., Billie Bevers, Washington State University Master Gardener, will discuss the skills needed for raising Mason Bees. Orchard Mason Bees are highly effective pollinators that are very non-aggressive and become active in...

 

Youth basketball tourney raises funds

During the first weekend of the new year, 22 teams from all over southwest Washington and northwestern Oregon competed in a local youth basketball tournament organized by a local nonprofit organization for Wahkiakum Class of 2027 Girls Basketball....

 

Flea market Saturday at county fairgrounds

COLDER WEATHER COMING?--We've had some wind and rain but temperatures have been relatively mild for this time of year, with temps in the 50s, but the dampness and high humidity has still made me feel cold to the bone. However, forecasters are saying...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Navy Boxing Team Hawaii 1940 When I was six years old, my brother and I got a Christmas present we would never forget, two pairs of boxing gloves. These red gloves had a white face on the front with...

 

WDFW approves first razor clam digs of the decade

Razor clam diggers can return to ocean beaches for seven days of digging beginning Jan. 8. State shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved a dig on evening low tides after marine toxin tests showed the...

 

Horse Gaming Series

We have an exciting Silver Buckle series planned for 2020. With the continued help of our arena master, Mike Doan, we have more improvements planned for the arena this year. With the help of Chuck and Cindy Cram, WAHSET coaches from Longview/Kelso,...

 

Free legal clinic set for Friday

The Charlotte House, a program of St. James Family Center, will host a free legal clinic on Friday, January 10 from 1-2:30 p.m., in Cathlamet and from 3-4:30 p.m., in Grays River. Lisa Walgdovel, an Attorney with Northwest Justice Project will help...

 

Next Nature Matters presentation set

Nature Matters presents Dr. Kris Homel and Derek Wiley: The History of Chum Salmon in the Columbia River: collapsed populations on the long road to recovery. In this presentation, Dr. Kris Homel, chum reintroduction coordinator with Oregon Department...

 

Winter recreational crabbing will open through end of January

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced recently that two additional marine areas of Puget Sound have re-opened for recreational crab fishing and remain open through Jan. 31, 2020. The portion of Marine Area 9 between the...

 

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