Damian Mulinix

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Hiding in plain sight: Painted rock hunting comes to the Peninsula

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PENINSULA — You’ve all been playing a game — you just may not have known it.

You thought that little rock you saw on your walk painted to look like Leatherface from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre...

Smooth transition for familiar new LB principal

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LONG BEACH — Though still nearly a month from the first day of school, Cathy Meinhardt says her move from principal of Ocean Park School (OPS) to the same job at Long Beach School (LBS) has been an easy one.

Perfectly imperfect birthday party

- Built around an antique sideshow attraction, a Long Beach event continues gaining popularity

Artists in trailers: Sou’wester facilitates creativity

- New artist in residency non-profit and vintage RV turned recording studio just another way the Seaview institution is helping support artists

Mark Westley joining Hilltop as dean of students

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ILWACO — When Mark Westley, a long-time educator in the Centralia School District, was offered the job of dean of students for Hilltop Middle School, he said he wasn’t phased by the school’s administ...

It’s My Thing: Drew Foster’s passion for writing goes ‘beyond enjoyment’

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SEAVIEW — “Writing has always been a huge part of my life. At times it was the only thing I was good at in school. I knew that I wanted to focus on it,” said Drew Foster over a cup of coffee recently...

Deputy Queener: New to the job but not to the county

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NASELLE — When Ryley Queener graduated from Naselle High School in 2012, he was ready for something new.

“For me, I had to get out of Naselle. I was 18 and was ready to see the world,” he said....

Painted Pacific County

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PENINSULA — As the state of Washington approached its 1989 centennial anniversary, Pacific County was at a bit of a crossroads. The industries that had kept it thriving — timber and fishing — were fa...

Music (and artists) in the Gardens

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KLIPSAN — When Lynn and Mike Dickerson bought their Klipsan Beach home in 1984, it wasn’t much to look at. The one acre property featured a house with plywood siding, a lot of trees and piles of garbage. Bu...

It’s My Thing: Jim Sayce transformed his life by getting back into bike riding

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SEAVIEW — It could be said that Jim Sayce is a man always on the go. But until he found cycling again after an extended hiatus from the sport, it could also have been said that his health was going in the wrong di...

Fishermen wrestlers ‘get in work’ this summer

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ILWACO — Over the course of last weekend’s IHS dual meet wrestling camp, the participants wrestled half a season’s worth of matches. Why? Because “mat time” is one of the most valuable ...

Veteran staff moving to Hilltop

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ILWACO — Longtime local teacher Sue Anderson is excited to be making one more move in her teaching career. In fact, she sees only one downside.

“I have almost 30 years worth of ‘stuff’ i...

Come for the beach, stay for the music

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CAPE D — It was the hottest day of the year. But by the time Ranger and the Re-Arrangers began their show last Saturday night — the second of the 2017 Waikiki Beach Concert Series — the weather and t...

It’s My Thing: Art changes course for track star Charity Fleck

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ILWACO — Ilwaco High School graduate Charity Fleck was literally a track star. In her junior year season she placed second at district and fourth at state in both the 100 and 200 meters, was a key to the girls 4x1...