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Rescue effort frees whale stranded in Olympic National Park
Rescue effort frees whale stranded in Olympic National Park

KALALOCH — A rescue effort during high tide late Friday night freed a young gray whale that had been stranded on a remote beach in Olympic National Park and Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary for about three days.

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Living juvenile gray whale beached on Olympic Peninsula
Living juvenile gray whale beached on Olympic Peninsula

KALALOCH — A juvenile gray whale is stranded on a section of beach in the Kalaloch area of Olympic National Park and is struggling to survive, NOAA Fisheries’ West Coast Marine Mammal Stranding Network said Thursday afternoon.

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Watch for tides, heavy traffic and eye damage on eclipse day
It's time to start planning for potential eclipse-related hazards.
Everyone’s invited to Pacific County Safety Fair this Sunday in Long Beach
The free Sunday event promises hands-on fun and education for the whole family.
Dropping cell phone in outhouse leads to pungent predicament
Dropping cell phone in outhouse leads to pungent predicament
Rangers were called to the scene when a phone-loving woman found herself in deep doo-doo.
Correction

Linda Brand Crab & Seafood in Chinook is co-owned by John and Patricia Edwards. A story last week misreported Patricia’s name.

Old labels celebrate the long history of Bumble Bee/CRPA
Old labels celebrate the long history of Bumble Bee/CRPA

ASTORIA — The Bumble Bee/Columbia River Packers Association Cannery Workers’ 13th Annual Reunion is this Saturday, Aug. 12, 2 to 5 p.m. at Pier 39, Astoria — the old Hanthorn Cannery and CRPA Cold Storage Plant.

In honor of...

Gold medal awarded to Coast Guard boatswain’s mate for 2016 rescue off Long Beach
Gold medal awarded to Coast Guard boatswain’s mate for 2016 rescue off Long Beach

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard announced Wednesday that the Association for Rescue at Sea has selected Petty Officer 2nd Class Jacob Hylkema, a boatswain’s mate at Station Grays Harbor, to receive the 2016 AFRAS Gold Medal for a rescue...

Coast Guard delivers dewatering pumps, saves boat and crew

WARRENTON — The Coast Guard delivered three dewatering pumps Tuesday morning to a commercial fishing vessel taking on water 66 miles west of Tillamook Head, saving the boat and crew, according to a Coast Guard press release.

A boat crew...

Social Security boss urges public interest in 2034 deadline

The Social Security Board of Trustees recently released its annual report on the long-term financial status of the Social Security Trust Funds. The combined asset reserves of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) Trust...

Smoke eases in Pacific County but Air Quality Alert continues
Smoke eases in Pacific County but Air Quality Alert continues

PENINSULA — Red air-quality warnings across the Evergreen state last week were “lighting up the map like a Christmas tree,” a state Department of Ecology blog post announced on Friday.

But, by Saturday afternoon, the thick...

Private forests closed due to fire risk

LONG BEACH — Grays Harbor, Pacific, and Wahkiakum County large private forestlands are closed due to extreme heat and fire danger, owners said in a Wednesday morning press release.

A collaboration of several private landowners has led to...

Golf tournament to raise funds for wildlife center

LONG BEACH — Peninsula Golf Course and Wildlife Center of the North Coast (WCNC) invite golfers of all skill levels to come play in their scramble tournament, Birdies + Bogeys, coming up on Sunday, Aug. 6, at Peninsula Golf Course in Long...

Correction

Due to an editing mistake, Deputy Sheriff Darree Smith was misidentified as Undersheriff Ron Clark in a photo on page A1 last week.

Welcome to the World: Lyla Wiegardt
Welcome to the World: Lyla Wiegardt
Baby - Lyla Wiegardt
Red flag warning issued for Pacific County

SOUTH BEND — The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a red flag warning, which replaces a previously issued fire weather watch, for all of Pacific County. This warning is in effect from 11 a.m. Aug. 1 through 11 p.m. Thursday, Aug.

Video shows rescue of yachter whose vessel sank off Leadbetter Point
Video shows rescue of yachter whose vessel sank off Leadbetter Point
67-year-old rescued by Coast Guard after 45-foot vessel sinks
Coast Guard hoists possible stroke victim off charter boat

WARRENTON — A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted a 65-year-old passenger from the charter vessel West Wind 40 miles west of the Columbia River entrance on Saturday after a possible stroke.

Coast Guard watchstanders received a report at 1:07 p.m.

Yacht hits object and sinks 9 miles off Leadbetter Point
Yacht hits object and sinks 9 miles off Leadbetter Point
67-year-old rescued by Coast Guard after 45-foot vessel sinks
One hospitalized after rollover wreck on Sandridge
One hospitalized after rollover wreck on Sandridge

Cops still seeking Naselle bank robber
Cops still seeking Naselle bank robber

NASELLE — A suspect remains at large Friday afternoon following the robbery Monday afternoon of the Naselle branch of Bank of the Pacific.

Two tellers were assaulted and an undisclosed amount of cash was taken in the robbery by a 30- to...

WSU predicts major heat wave around state next week

A potentially significant heat wave is likely to develop next week, as a strong ridge of high pressure builds into Washington starting on Monday. Although there is still uncertainty in the details, some manifestation of very hot weather is expected...

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