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HIstorical Society holds Annual Board Meeting

The Wahkiakum County Historical Society held its Annual Board Meeting and pot luck dinner at the Cathlamet Fire Hall on Saturday, November 2. Besides the normal business meeting, curator Kari Kandoll...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Perspective is an important aspect to life, and it can be the tool to smooth over uncomfortable lumps of misunderstanding. To some, the holidays are an exciting time filled with food, family functions and abundant joy. To others, it can be painful,...

 

Next In Their Footsteps event scheduled

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop has announced the next In Their Footsteps free speaker series event. Trials and Tribulations of the Corps of Discovery by Ian Sampson will be held Sunday, November 17, at 1:00 p.m. Ian Sampson...

 

Family center bazaar is Nov. 23

St. James Family Center’s holiday raffle baskets are making an appearance at the “A Country Christmas” bazaar on Nov. 23 from 10-4 at the Family Center, 1134 Columbia St., Cathlamet. Spokesperson Nancy McCoy said, "We have a Wahkiakum County...

 

Coast Community Radio celebrates community

Over 120 members of Coast Community Radio celebrated KMUN and each other during the Annual Meeting and Breakfast held at the First Presbyterian Fellowship Hall in Astoria. Everyone was well fed,...

 

Lasagna dinner at fairgrounds Sunday

BACK TO DRIPPY--This past weekend saw some damp times and some dry times, but it was mostly damp on Saturday. Thankfully it was much drier on Sunday but there were still plenty of clouds about and some areas did get a few more showers and some had...

 

Downriver Dispatches

A Historical Synopsis of Thanksgiving Everyone looks at Thanksgiving from a different perspective. To me it comes down to what are we really thankful for. For others it takes on a reverent religious...

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

As I was growing up, my Dad used to tell me ‘your health is an investment that you give to your future self.’ It took me a while to understand what he meant, but I get it now. This day and age, the word ‘health’ encompasses a broad spectrum...

 

When all the lights go out

Submitted by Ron Wright Beginning November 12 and continuing over the next three months during our Tuesday evening meetings, the Wahkiakum County Amateur Radio Club will host a series of action...

 

LCC offers financial aid application events

Lower Columbia College is dedicated to creating access to higher education and increasing the number of high school graduates pursuing degrees and certificates in Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties. In order to accomplish that, Lower Columbia College is...

 

Local business had nice write up in magazine

NOT TOO SHABBY--We have had some stunning sunsets around our area and I sure appreciate those who take pictures and post them on Facebook for all to see; they're gorgeous! We were down to 24 degrees out here a couple of days, but the sunshine that fo...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Halloween in the Westend The ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in) is the origin of Halloween nearly 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern...

 

Are salmon doomed?

A presentation by Nick Bond from Humanities Washington, sponsored by Wahkiakum Outdoors (a program of the Cathlamet Community Center), will be held on Tuesday, November 12 at the Hope Center (320 S. 3rd Street) in Cathlamet. As part of the...

 

Change clocks back one hour Saturday night

NIPPY--As this week began, we had some very chilly temperatures and depending on where you were, you were either in the mid-20s or low 30s, and most of us had a whole lot of frost if you were in those "freezing zones"; brr! Certainly feels like...

 

Downriver Dispatches

Volunteers in a Little Piece of Heaven It is really hard to put into writing or words to describe how living in this county with so many wonderful people has brought so many changes to this community...

 

FOS seeking holiday crafters

Friends of Skamokawa will host its annual "Deck the Hall" Christmas and Holiday Open House, November 29 through December 15. Opening day/weekend begins Friday Nov. 29 from 10-4:00, Saturday Nov. 30, 10-4:00 and Sunday Dec. 1, 12-4:00. This warm and...

 

Annual bazaar, bake sale set

Naselle Lutheran Church will host it's Bazaar and Bake Sale on Saturday, November 9 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Holiday inspired shopping will abound with a variety of handcrafted items, quilts and baked goods including traditional Finnish recipes....

 

Learn about septic system maintenance and care

On November 6 at 6:00 p.m., the Cowlitz County Environmental Health Department will discuss how to maintain and inspect your septic system. Discussion will include learning how a septic system works, how to inspect your system to be sure it is...

 

Sheriff's office receives grant for Shop With a Cop program

The Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Office received a $2,500 Grant that Walmart contributed towards the department's Shop With A Cop Program this year. Sheriff Mark Howie, above, right, said Emergency...

 

Broadcaster and historian, Feliks Banel to speak at Cathlamet library

Cathlamet Public Library and Humanities Washington invite the community to an engaging conversation with Feliks Banel, a member of the 2019-2020 Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau. This free event...

 

State Parks announces final free days for 2019

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will offer its two final free days of 2019 in November. On these free days, day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass for vehicle access. The last two free days of 2019 are Monday, Nov. 11 and...

 

Star Program to begin

Community members needing help with providing Christmas gifts for children through the age of 17 are asked to fill out an application or contact the Star Program at 360-431-5232. All calls will be handled discreetly. This is a need-based program....

 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet

Since time immemorial, salmon have shaped the lives of the people who live in this region. Their importance cannot be understated, and their viability is imperative. Wahkiakum Outdoors has a presentation coming up next month regarding the future of...

 

WSU Master Gardener Workshop: Hydroponic Gardening

Do you wish you could grow veggies all year long? On October 29 at 6:00 p.m., WSU Master Gardener Joe Long will introduce you to hydroponic gardening. Discover the different methods and how they work. The class will be held for free in the Cowlitz...

 

Rate increases for Washington natural gas customers start Nov. 1

Natural gas customers in Washington will see higher energy bills beginning Nov. 1 due in part to last winter’s colder temperatures coupled with the 2018 gas pipeline explosion in British Columbia. The Washington Utilities and Transportation...

 

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