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Observer staff, contributors win Washington state awards

YAKIMA — Chinook Observer staff and contributors won more than 20 awards at the annual Washington Newspaper Publisher Association (WNPA) 2018 Better Newspaper Contest.

WNPA representatives announced winners during the annual convention...

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Plan ahead for Sunday bridge closure

PACIFIC COUNTY — The Astoria-Megler Bridge will be completely closed during the Great Columbia Crossing Walk/Run on Sunday, Oct. 14.

The bridge will be closed at 8:30 a.m. Participants begin the event at Dismal Nitch Rest Area and...

Authorities identify body found in river
Authorities identify body found in river
Abeyta, 65, lived next to the river in Cathlamet
Naselle students arrested after making ‘specific threats’ against staff and law enforcement

NASELLE — Two high School students were arrested on Wednesday after school leaders learned they had made “specific threats against staff members and law enforcement” on Tuesday, according to Pacific County Sheriff’s...

County weed board proposes acreage charge

PACIFIC COUNTY — The Pacific County Noxious Weed Control Board (NWCB) has proposed to the Board of County Commissioners, a property assessment to fund the county’s noxious weed program. Washington State law (RCW 17.10.240) provides...

Health officials urge getting flu shots

OLYMPIA — State health officials are hoping to head off another deadly flu season with a new campaign to promote flu shots.

“Everyone 6 months and older, even healthy teens and young adults, should get vaccinated,” State...

National emergency notification test set for Wednesday morning
Most cellphones will receive ‘Presidential Alert’
AAUW hosting Oct. 11 candidate forum

ILWACO — The Willapacific Branch of the American Association of University Women will hold a forum for candidates running for office in the general election on Oct. 11 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Hilltop Auditorium, 14 Brumbach Street in...

WDFW reopening Willapa Bay sport salmon fishing

WILLAPA BAY — Marine area 2-1 (Willapa Bay) and the Willapa Bay Control Zone re-opened for coho and chum salmon fishing on Sept. 27 and Willapa Bay tributaries will reopen Oct. 1, except for the Naselle River, Washington Department of Fish and...

Naselle school locked down; police chase nabs two men

NASELLE — Naselle School went on lockdown for 90 minutes on Thursday morning while law enforcement officers hunted for two fleeing suspects.

Around 9:51 a.m., the driver of a 2000 Chevy pickup blew past a Washington state trooper who was...

Register now for red alder workshop

RAYMOND — Learn how to grow red alder from the experts at a Washington State University Extension workshop. On Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Custer Creek Tree Farm, 2943 State Route 6 in Raymond.

No longer considered a...

Oregon regulators seek dismissal of oysterman’s lawsuit
Dispute over pollution in Tillamook Bay
Coast Guard finds missing hiker

WARRENTON — A Coast Guard aircrew found a missing hiker Sept. 25 while assisting local first responders in search efforts for a missing man in Wahkiakum County.

After flying for about 30 minutes Tuesday morning, the aircrew aboard an...