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FOS reopens March 6 with antique fair

MIXED UP BEGINNING--As this week began, Sunday was sure a wild mix of weather, with some sun, some rain, some hail and even some very gusty winds in certain areas. I think much of West Valley escaped the worst of the winds, as I got very little of...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Oneida Is Gone but Not Forgotten Oneida Road and the few residents that live there today is a visible reminder of a once thriving community that became a ghost town nearly a century ago. The Columbia River, Grays River, and Deep River were the main...

 

Coast Community Radio awarded grant from Templin Foundation

Coast Community Radio (CCR), the nonprofit radio station in the Columbia-Pacific region, has received a $7000 grant from The Templin Foundation of Pacific County, WA. Station Manager Graham Nystrom wrote the grant for money toward the Radio For Good...

 

Town of Cathlamet encourages support of 2020 census

Census Day is April 1st – Everyone Counts Where else can you spend 10 minutes answering 10 questions that will affect your community for 10 years? The 2020 US Census is closer than you think. Everyone counts, and the census under the US...

 

Cathlamet author's historical saga continues

Cathlamet author Lilly Robbins Brock presented the second volume of her Bennett Family Saga during a visit to the Cathlamet Public Library last Saturday. Inspired by research into her own family's...

 

Fundraiser for historic church set for March 7

The public is invited to a Crafts and Bake Sale to be held Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Skamokawa United Methodist Church (at the entrance to Vista Park.) The earliest records found for this historic church are dated 1894. The tiny...

 

Seed starting workshop offered

On March 10 at 6 p.m., WSU Master Gardener Alice Slusher will walk you through the steps of preparing the planting medium and planting the seeds, as well as timing, proper lighting, and watering techniques. If you've never started your vegetables...

 

45th Parallel Universe Orchestra – Northern Lights

The 45th Parallel Universe will perform March 7 at 7 p.m., at the Liberty Theatre, 1203 Commercial St., Astoria. Tickets are $30 for reserved seating and $25 with a season package. Arcturus Quintet's 2019-2020 season features a performance of three...

 

Who gets Grandma's yellow plate?

On March 12 at noon, Attorney Chris Roubicek, of Castle Rock, will talk about the transfer of your non-titled property. Estate planning often focuses on farms or family business transfers. Too often, personal possessions doesn’t get discussed....

 

Another sign of spring

Morning sunlight highlights budding pussy willows. Photo by Rick Nelson....

 

Too late for last week

This photo arrived too late for publishing with the article about Butterfly and Spar Pole, a collaboration between poet Robert Michael Pyle and musicians Krist Novoselic and Ray Prestegard. Abbey...

 

Local musicians raising funds for vinyl recording

There are only a couple days left to get in on a Kickstarter project started by a band that calls Cathlamet home for a few seasons between cross country tours to promote their music. You may have...

 

Herrera Beutler holding telephone town hall Saturday

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler will host a live telephone town hall on Saturday, 2:30 p.m. All residents of Southwest Washington’s third congressional district are invited to join for updates, ask questions or share whatever is on their mind....

 

Friends of Skamokawa is seeking vendors

HALF AND HALF--As this week began, we had sort of a gray but dry start, but by mid-afternoon Sunday, the rain started to fall pretty heavily and along with some wind, made for quite the racket on the windows around my place. Thankfully this dark...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Valentine's Bingo was a huge success! Thank you to our sponsors Walmart in Warrenton, Maria's, Julie's Java, The Pizza Mill, Cathlamet Market, The Eagle, Graggs, Daisy Chain Flowers, The Video Store, Patty Cakes, and the Duck Inn. A good time was...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Oneida Road As a relatively new person to the county by local standards, it has been my pleasure to travel the different roads in the area. I have seen some of the maintenance needs on Eden Valley...

 

Lions Club Student of the Month

Heidi Bruntmyer is The Lions Club's January Student of The Month. Lions president Terri Elfers honored Heidi with a check and a certificate as her grandfather Tom Shofner looks on. Heidi was involved...

 

WHS student nominated for Presidential Scholar

The Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction has chosen Wahkiakum High School senior Nai'a Freeman as a nominee for the 2020 US Presidential Scholars Program recognition award....

 

Horse Gaming Series

The dates for this year's Silver Buckle five show series have been set. The series dates for this year are May 16, June 13, July 11, August 22 and September 26, all Saturdays. For a fun kick off to the series, we have decided to offer a camp out and...

 

Youth volleyball offered

A youth volleyball program will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:45-7 p.m., beginning Tuesday, March 3 and running through Thursday, April 2. The cost is free and open to students grades 2-6 in the gym at Wahkiakum High School with...

 

Free event at Fort Clatsop on February 29

The Lewis and Clark Expedition is known for blazing a trail west and recording discoveries of plants, animals and people along the way. Although there are more than 1,000,000 words in the journal entries of the Expedition, many questions linger...

 

WSU honor roll announced

Mckensi Jo Fluckiger, of Cathlamet, was named to the President’s Honor Roll at Washington State University....

 

River life

Waterfowl scooted away from the ferry Oscar B. during a recent crossing. The ferry will go out of service next Monday to go to drydock for maintenance and inspection. Photo by RIck...

 

Decisive win for LCC Speech & Debate

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team won the 2-year college division and earned the most overall sweepstakes points at the Earl Wells Memorial Speakeasy tournament, hosted by Oregon State University. This result affirms...

 

Continuing education courses offered

Registration is open for spring quarter Continuing Education courses at Lower Columbia College. Call 360-442-2600 or visit online at www.lowercolumbia.edu/ce to learn more. Online Learning --Over 300 non-credit instructor-facilitated online courses...

 

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