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Very busy weekend scheduled for county

BRR--We have certainly had some chilly temperatures in West Valley this past week and I can say with all certainty that I’m not at all fond of those mid-20 degree temps we were having, as that’s just too cold for me! Plus, what happened to our...

 

Do you want to become a Master Gardener?

This is a great opportunity to learn more about plants, meet great people and serve your community, but most of all, have a lot of fun. You will receive over 90 hours of training on all aspects of gardening from edible and ornamental plants to...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Happy Thanksgiving to all! May your day be full of gratitude for all we have in our county, region, state, country, and world. Love is everywhere, but especially in our hearts. I pray for God's...

 

FOS Holiday Open House begins this Friday

The Friends of Skamokawa will host their annual “Deck the Hall” Holiday Open House November 25 through December 11 this year, Fridays and Saturdays 10-4 and Sundays 12-4. Enjoy refreshments and the company of friends while shopping and...

 

King tide viewers urged to share photos on MyCoast

King tides are naturally occurring tidal events that bring high water levels to local shores. King tides will occur monthly in November through January. Researchers throughout the region aim to utilize king tides to visualize sea level rise impacts...

 

CWCOG to Host Public Engagement Events on Economic Development Strategy

The Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments will host a series of public-engagement events for its Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy’s (CEDS) planning process. Members of the public are invited to the following locations to learn about...

 

CAC to present concert on December 4

The Clatskanie Arts Commission presents Never Come Down, in concert, Sunday, December 4, 3 p.m., at Birkenfeld Theatre, 75 S. Nehalem in Clatskanie. After a national tour and a showcase at the recent IBMA Awards, the Clatskanie Arts Commission is...

 

CWCOG opens economic vitality survey for residents to share priorities

The Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments is conducting its third Economic Vitality survey to better understand residents’ priorities with respect to economic development, transportation, housing, and other topics. The survey takes...

 

Pet food drive and bingo this weekend

NIPPY--I’m not sure everyone has had the cool temperatures at their house, but mine have been below freezing for several evenings, so I hope you’re staying warm with this chill in the air! The sunny days are nice however, so I think it beats the...

 

Grounded at Vista Park

The sailboat had been moored nearby, according to scuttlebutt, but got loose in the storm last week and has been beached at Vista Park ever since. The owner is seen now and again at low tide trying...

 

4-H kids watch robots milk cows

The Robo Rascals (an after school 4-H robotics club, grades K-8) took a field trip to see the robots that milk cows at the Burkhalter family farm-Grays River Holsteins. This trip was actually...

 

Downriver Dispatches

FAFF: The Finns at FAFF sent me a couple changes for their upcoming events: The Christmas Tree Lighting will be on December 3 and the baking classes have been cancelled. I am hoping a few Finns will...

 

Erik Maunula was an early inventor on the Columbia

Transcribed by Abbie Laine at Appelo Archives Center in March of 2005 The inventive spirit of Erik Maunula found expression in many practical devices and at the same time he displayed excellent business sense in other ways, being now manager for the...

 

Tooting our Horn and Beating our Drum

We folks at the Community Garden are so proud. After a long and cool spring when everything was discouragingly slow, the pace picked up during the summer. We proudly announce that the garden produced 1,470 pounds of fresh produce to this area’s...

 

See original 1923 movie with live music on Nov. 19

See Lon Chaney in The 1923 Hunchback of Notre Dame with Live Music at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in Longview. A new score by Rodney Sauer will be performed by members of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, November 19...

 

Early November flood waters

Early November flood waters reflected the Jenna Sorenson barn at Rosburg. Photo courtesy of Gene Strong....

 

Study abroad options now available for LCC students

Lower Columbia College (LCC) has announced a new opportunity for students: participation in study abroad programs. The new option allows students to take courses with an LCC or other Washington community college instructor for a quarter or summer in...

 

Celebrate all veterans on Friday, November 11

NOT NICE--We all know that we had quite the weather event this past week but at least it didn’t last too long. However, with power outages, road closures due to flooding and drivers finding roadways littered with rocks and trees, it’s an early...

 

Downriver Dispatches

A Commentary on Flooding: It's flood time again. Let's talk about floods so new folks have some information as we move into flood season. Our low lying areas, if we hadn't populated them already, woul...

 

Free Medicare plan information will be provided next Tuesday

Puget Island resident Scot Roskelley, will give a “Medicare 101” talk at the Cathlamet Community Center Tuesday, November 15 at noon. Before moving to the Island seven years ago, he worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, traveling...

 

VFW members selling poppies this week

Wahkiakum Post 5297 is starting its November “Buddy” Poppy drive. Today (Thursday), a member of the post and a member of the VFW Auxiliary will come to the courthouse to distribute "Buddy Poppies" and collect donations. From November 10 through...

 

High school honor roll announced

The Wahkiakum High School Term 1 honor roll for the 2022-2023 school year has been announced. Those earning a 4.0 grade point average were: 9th Grade: Jason Bachmeier, Evelyn Hogue, Cor Hoogendorn, Parker Leitz and Kamden Scuito. 11th Grade: Nathan...

 

Middle school honor roll announced

John C. Thomas Middle School has announced the grade point averages recently earned by grades 6-8. The following students earned a 4.0 GPA: 8th grade Kyle J. Gonzales, Israel A. Velke and Henry M. Wilson. 7th grade Annelise I. Vik. 6th grade Konner...

 

Author reading at library free to public

Local author Lilly Robbins Brock has worked on finishing a historical fiction series, Intrepid Journey, based on her Bennett family’s adventures to get to the Pacific Northwest. Crosswinds is the sixth book of the sweeping series. Lilly will do a...

 

Mecha-Mules lead Shockley Robotics League

Last Saturday 13 teams from SW Washington gathered at Lower Columbia College for the first robotics tournament of this season. Each team plays six matches, each with an Alliance Partner, competing...

 

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