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Egg hunts and Easter Bingo in Skamokawa

WET/CHANGES COMING--We have certainly had some wet and breezy days lately, which also came with some heavy squalls of hail, but thankfully, our forecasters are telling us that we're supposed to be getting some sunshine for several days. I'm sure I'm...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Loggers are Awesome The 9th Annual Loggers' Reunion at the Appelo Archives Center last Saturday in Naselle was a wonderful experience not only for the memories that were shared, but also for the...

 

Seal River Cemetery Association will meet April 27

The Seal River Cemetery Association Annual Meeting has been set for April 27 at 2:30 p.m. at the Grays River Fire Hall. Anyone with an interest in this Washington Territory cemetery is encouraged to attend as they discuss cemetery maintenance and...

 

Learn how to grow a red tomato

On April 18 at noon, WSU Master Gardener Alice Slusher will discuss the tips she uses to produce a bountiful crop of red tomatoes. You will learn how to get your tomatoes off to an early start and what it takes to produce a great harvest of...

 

Friends, family gather to send off Miss Washington USA

Evelyn Clark, a Wahkiakum High School graduate, will represent Washington in the 2019 Miss USA pageant which will air live on Fox on May 2 at 8 p.m. EDST. Family, as well as new friends and old, gave...

 

LCC speech and debate takes home awards

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech and Debate Team earned several awards and other honors at Phi Rho Pi Nationals in Reno, NV. Phi Rho Pi is the national forensic association...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Wow! April is half over and it is time for a fun filled weekend in Skamokawa. On Friday night head out to the fairgrounds for a night of fun playing bingo. Yes it’s time for Easter Bingo! Cards are 3 for $10.00 and gets you a chance at winning a...

 

Field trip at refuge on April 21

Come see raptors, songbirds, waterfowl and maybe the elusive threatened Columbia White-Tailed Deer at Julia Butler Hansen National Wildlife Refuge. This field trip on Sunday, April 21, is sponsored by Willapa Hills Audubon Society. Meet trip leaders...

 

Robert receives Silver Pin

Lion Renee Robert received her Silver Pin from Lion President Terri Elfers on Monday for bringing a new member to the Lions Club in 2018. She will receive a gold pin when that member is retained for...

 

Art contest winners named

The winner of the 35th annual Great White Tail Run art contest is Galina Goldinov, a 7th grader at John C. Thomas Middle School. Galina will receive $25 and a shirt with her design. Second place winner, Shayla Russell and third place winner, Reagen...

 

Fire Department training

Instructor Mike Karvia, Assistant Chief of Training in Pacific County, was at the Puget Island Fire Station last Thursday to spend a couple hours working with local volunteer firefighters on...

 

Free class offered to teach CPR for infants and toddlers

On April 26, there will be a free class to teach parents and caregivers how to give CPR to infants and toddlers. It will be held at Valley Bible Church starting at 10 a.m. It should be over by noon. Ed Hunt, RN and local EMT, will be the instructor....

 

Clarinet Day at The Liberty Theatre April 27

On April 27 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., a free event will be held at The Liberty Theatre, 1203 Commercial St., Astoria. Participants are asked to RSVP. One of only two wind players to have been awarded the Avery Fisher Prize since the award's inception in...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Are you day dreaming about sailing down the river? Do you already have your boat shoes on? If so, then you might be excited to know that next Tuesday, April 23, Wahkiakum Outdoors brings you another informational presentation, and just in time for...

 

Washington's salmon fisheries set for 2019-20

Washington's salmon fisheries set for 2019-20 Washington anglers can expect a mixed bag of salmon fisheries this year with increased coho opportunities in the ocean and the Columbia River, but additional necessary restrictions to protect chinook in...

 

Learn about straw bale gardening

On April 30 at 6:00 p.m., WSU Master Gardener Vicki Williams will present the details on what is needed for straw bale gardening and answer questions. Handouts will be available to attendees, along with Washington State University backed references....

 

Rescheduled date set for concert series

Cookin’ Country 105.5, KUKN has announced the new rescheduled date for the KUKN Acoustic Concert with Jessica Meuse. Warrior Records recording artist and songwriter Jessica Meuse will now perform on Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m., at The Columbia...

 

Coin club to celebrate 51st annual coin show

The Cowlitz Coin Club of Longview-Kelso is celebrating its 51st annual coin show on April 27, at the AWPPW Hall, located at 724 15th Avenue in Longview. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and admission, parking and dealer appraisals are all free. At...

 

News from the new Naselle Community Center

The Naselle Community Center held its 2nd event on Saturday, March 30th from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Artists came from Longview, Astoria, Ilwaco and Naselle to display and sell their beautiful pieces...

 

Flea Market at Fairgrounds and music at Grange Hall

WILD ONE--The end of last week saw us with a bit of everything out here, as it was sunny one minute, then blowing and raining the next, then a rainbow shown in the skies with sunshine and dark clouds and then it got dark and the thunder rolled and...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Wow! It is already April. This Saturday is the Flea Market; hope everyone will come out and find a treasure or two. Tables are still only $10 and all you have to do is call the office and I will get you one. (360)795-3480. We will have a very busy...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Reader Recipe Request: Chicken Enchiladas To some chicken enchiladas are a dime a dozen and I would have to agree. I have tried chicken enchiladas from every Mexican restaurant within a 50 mile radius and I would come to the same conclusion: I’ll...

 

LCC invites public to celebration

Lower Columbia College (LCC) has welcomed Western Governors University (WGU) Washington to the Lower Columbia Regional University Center on the LCC campus. The community is invited to a WGU Partnership Celebration on April 17. The event will begin...

 

Tsuga Gallery to host high school art show

Tsuga Art Gallery will host a Wahkiakum High School art show through the month of April. Local area high school artists will display their art in 2-D and 3-D mediums. An artist’s reception will be held at Tsuga Gallery on Thursday, April 11, from...

 

Trunk Sale at Elochoman Slough Marina

April weather made an appearance at the Trunk Sale hosted by the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce and Wahkiakum County Port 1 this weekend, but it didn't keep vendors or shoppers away. In fact, there...

 

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