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Domestic Violence Awareness Month underway

October marks the 33rd annual domestic violence awareness month. This is a time when communities come together to recognize the prevalence of domestic violence and to honor those who have been affected by violence. The Charlotte House is a program of...

 

Puget Island Fire Department Open House

Wahkiakum Fire District #1 held their volunteer open house on Saturday. They had a small turnout but did have two new individuals join. They will hold a second volunteer open house Saturday, Oct. 24,...

 

Council holding special meeting of 2021 budgets

The Cathlamet Town Council will hold a special meeting today (Thursday) from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. via the online program Zoom to work on 2021 budgets. The public may join the Zoom meeting. The web address is https://us02web.zoom.us/...

 

Bamer honored

The Wahkiakum Lions Club honored Cecile Bamer with a certificate of appreciation for her help in forming and managing the Wahkiakum Lions Helping Hands Covid-19 relief project. This project has...

 

Kenners celebrate anniversary and five generations

The family of Ralph and Jean Kenner got together October 11 to celebrate their 74th anniversary. They had five generations in attendance. Photo courtesy of Susan Brown....

 

Biden campaign to host SW Washington discussion

A Biden for President Virtual Discussion on Transportation and Infrastructure will be held Friday, October 23, at 4:15 p.m., Pacific Time and will include former Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, Congressman and Washington Lt. Governor...

 

Time to pick up items from FOS auction

SOGGY BEGINNING--As this week begins, it is definitely a dripping, dreary, sunless day! It's one of those days when the dampness seems to sink into your bones and it's time to add that extra layer of clothes or crank up the heat as the whole house...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Changes in the Westend: Only Time Will Tell It took over a thousand years of migration from western Asia to Egypt by the Hyksos (Shepherd Kings) to become the ruling majority and establish the 15th dynasty in Egypt from 1650-1550 BCE. This slow,...

 

Appelo Archives Center announces online Annual Harvest Auction

The Appelo Archives Center has announced that their Annual Harvest Auction will take place October 22-October 31. This gives participants a whole week of shopping for local art, items, dining, and more. In order to comply with safety procedures, they...

 

Fall flora

A late blooming bush holds a plethora of purple and yellow flowers. Photo by Rick Nelson....

 

Candidates for county commission to debate

The Wahkiakum County Republican and Democratic Virtual Debates Subcommittee has scheduled five virtual debates for candidates for District 19 state Senate and House of Representatives, two state wide offices and Wahkiakum County board of...

 

Ten Saturdays left before Christmas

NOT SO NICE--This past Saturday night was really a wild one out here in West Valley, with thunder and lightning and windy conditions hitting us late that night and into early Sunday morning.Crazy times and loud too! Some neighboring fields turned...

 

WDFW officials to lethally remove bighorn sheep

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will take steps this week to assess whether a deadly pathogen has infected the Quilomene bighorn sheep herd in Kittitas County. The Quilomene is one of the state’s largest bighorn sheep herds,...

 

WDFW approves six-day razor clam dig

Shellfish managers have approved six more days of razor clam digging starting Oct. 16 after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat. The agency continues to emphasize ‘digging while distancing’ to support efforts by community health...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Rights of a Photographer We live in a society today where there are cameras everywhere. Cameras are so prolific that we take them for granted. While teaching a political science class at a mid-west college I gave an assignment to the class that was...

 

Pacific County officials urge covid caution

Pacific County officials are urging county residents to use recommended precautions to slow the spread of covid-19 cases in the county. "Pacific County is seeing an increased number of COVID-19 cases within the community," county Emergency Services D...

 

LCC announces appointment to board of trustees

Lower Columbia College (LCC) has announced the appointment of Michael (Mike) Karnofski to the LCC Board of Trustees. LCC Trustees are appointed by the governor. Karnofski has been actively involved in a variety of community organizations including...

 

PCA sponsoring clean-up-the-town

“If your eyes can see a problem and your mouth can talk about it, then it’s time to get your head, heart, and hands busy working to solve it.” Don’t bother googling to see who said this, it was by my grandmother, and my guess is that we all...

 

LCC Speech & Debate opens virtual conference season

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team began the Northwest Forensics Conference (NFC) season last weekend at the Steve Hunt Classic tournament, hosted by Lewis & Clark and Whitman Colleges. In light of campus and travel...

 

Halloween festivities announced

The River of Life Assembly of God Church invites the public to their Trunk or Treat Family Fall Celebration on October 31 from 5-7 p.m., in their parking lot at 45 Main Street, Cathlamet. Organizers report there will be food available and the...

 

In Their Footsteps – Virtual

 A convenient situation to make salt After a break of seven months, Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop has announced a virtual “In Their Footsteps” guest speaker series event. Tom Wilson will present “a convenient...

 

Candidates for SPI, state representative to debate

The Wahkiakum County Republican and Democratic Virtual Debates Subcommittee has scheduled five virtual debates for candidates for District 19 state Senate and House of Representatives, two state wide offices and Wahkiakum County board of...

 

FOS virtual auction set for October 9-18

CHANGE IS COMING--This past weekend wasn't too bad although Saturday was pretty cloudy with a bit of light mist in the evening hours in West Valley but Sunday was pretty decent and we even managed to see the sunshine. However, forecasters are saying...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Wow, October is here and fall is in the air. I will be doing a premium check and ribbon pick up on Saturday, October 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you do not pick up on this day they will be mailed on Monday. Please try and pick them up especially if...

 

FOS Fundraiser October 9-18

Friends of Skamokawa presents "A Cornucopia of Treasures" an online auction fundraiser starting 10 a.m., Friday October 9 through 5 p.m., Sunday October 18. October 1-8 enjoy a sneak peek at over 100 items and gift certificates to bid on. The...

 

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