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Tsuga Gallery announces August's featured artist

Genie Cary and her husband Dan, moved to Cathlamet from Oregon in 2005. Having a sailboat allowed her to see many things from a different perspective. Boats, birds, lighthouses, sunrises and sunsets were Cary’s subjects for photography. Cary had a...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

The Wahkiakum Random Acts of Kindness jar has been overflowing! I am happy to announce that good deeds are not hard to come by in this diverse and spunky town. Next week I will publish a handful of the notes you have submitted. The RAKS jar is...

 

Free MMR vaccine available for child care workers

The Department of Health is collaborating with Safeway Inc. and Albertsons Companies LLC and with the Department of Children, Youth, and Families to offer free measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccination for uninsured child care workers and...

 

Wine Tasting and Auction Benefit set for September 14

The Friends of Skamokawa Foundation will host its 29th Annual Wine Tasting and Auction Benefit, "A Cornucopia of Wines" on Saturday, September 14. The event will run from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Skamokawa Grange, 18 Fairgrounds Road in Historic...

 

Richard (Dick) Peters named 2019 LCC Alumnus of the Year

Lower Columbia College (LCC) and Lower Columbia College Foundation have announced the selection of Dick Peters as the 2019 LCC Alumnus of the Year. Peters graduated from RA Long in 1950 and attended LCC from 1950-53. After graduating from LCC, he...

 

Women's workshop offers instruction on fishing, hunting, and outdoor skills

Women can learn the basics of fishing, hunting, outdoor stewardship, and other outdoor skills in a September weekend workshop that includes sessions led by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) experts and other certified instructors....

 

Art in the Park set for August 17

Stroll among the 25+ artisan vendors located on the north end of the Civic Circle across from the library in Longview during Columbian Artists “Art in the Park” on Saturday, August 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This will take place in conjunction...

 

Church painted

Contractor Tim Hoven went high in the sky to paint the steeple and cross at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church. Photo courtesy of David Whitney...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Boy oh boy, this county really shines in the summer. It is curiously gratifying when you enjoy a perfectly beautiful day here. The community center is bustling with activity and we invite you to join in on the fun. Tomorrow night is Free Movie...

 

Painting completed at Redmen Hall

The painting of the Redmen Hall/1894 Central School is now complete and restored to its original color scheme. Photo courtesy of Friends of Skamokawa....

 

Boat and car shows at Marina next weekend

SUPER NICE--This past weekend was super nice and it looks like we'll have some more great weather this week, although one forecaster did say we may get a bit of drizzle on the coast mid-week, but that is really up in the air as of this writing and to...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Wahkiakum Search and Rescue, Part Two I have only touched on a small part of what search and rescue is all about. Wahkiakum County Search and Rescue does have four K-9 teams including trailing,...

 

Boat show set for next weekend

The Cathlamet Wooden & Classic Boat Show is set for August 3rd and 4th at the Elochoman Marina in Cathlamet. This year’s festival is shaping up to be a great time with plenty of activities and classic boats of types and vintage for all to enjoy. Cl...

 

River Mile 38 Brewing Co. wins award

Organizers presented Rex Czuba (center) of River Mile 38 Brewing Co. the People's Choice Award for the second year in a row at the Crafted Beer Festival in Longview this weekend. There were 24...

 

Bald Eagle Days and bull riding this weekend

COOLER--The summer heat took a break, cooled down a bit and added a splash of dampness this weekend. That's not to say it was cold though, as it was extremely humid. With lots of festivities in the works, we're hoping the skies get cleared of those...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Wahkiakum County Search and Rescue The images seen on television showing people searching for a missing person gives the impression to many people that the searchers are just going for a casual walk....

 

State treasurer to visit Cathlamet

Washington State Treasurer Duane Davidson plans to visit Wahkiakum County officials at the county courthouse on Thursday, July 25, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Commissioner's third floor meeting room in Cathlamet. He will discuss some of the...

 

Audubon Society annual picnic Sunday at Cathlamet

The Willapa Hills Audubon Society annual picnic will be held on Sunday, 2- 5 p.m., at the Brandt residence in Cathlamet. Members and guests are invited to an afternoon of lively chat, good food and, of course, bird watching. Attendees are asked to...

 

Photo ops

A local photography club took a break from their conversations about cameras and headed over to Elochoman Slough Marina one Saturday morning this summer to practice what they were learning. They were...

 

Coast Community Radio presents 1st Ferry Street Friday Block Party

Coast Community Radio, the not-for-profit community radio station in the lower Columbia-Pacific region, presents the Ferry Street Friday Block Party on 14th Street between Commercial Street and Marine Drive in Astoria. Join the fun on Friday, July...

 

Missoula Children's Theatre calls for young actors

Auditions are set for Monday, July 15 at 10 a.m. (plan to stay for Monday rehearsal) at the Liberty Theatre, 1203 Commercial St., Astoria, for students entering 1st grade through 12th grade. Rehearsals are set for Monday, July 15 – Friday, July...

 

Calvert graduates from College of Optometry

Wahkiakum alum Ashley Calvert recently earned a Doctorate of Optometry from Pacific University's College of Optometry. Courtesy photo....

 

Free Friday movies resume July 12

WEATHER--How did this past holiday weekend treat you? I hope you had a good time with family and friends and were able to enjoy some nice weather where you were. I was happy that we had a pretty rainy day last Tuesday prior to the fireworks going off...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Greetings from the fair office, hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July. Wow! Where has time gone? It’s almost time for the fair! This year’s fair theme is "Overall Good Times." Hope everyone is busy getting entries ready. We have two fair...

 

Downriver Dispatches

The Last Badger It is with sadness to announce to those of you who knew Dean Badger that he passed away in Yuma, Arizona, of a heart attack at the age of 80. He was my neighbor and one of the first...

 

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