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High winds predicted later Saturday

LONG BEACH — The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a high-wind warning from noon to 11 p.m. Saturday for Raymond, Long Beach, Ocean Park, Naselle, Cathlamet and Cape Disappointment.

Wind gusts Friday night and Saturday...

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Autumn 2017’s first wind warning issued

LONG BEACH — The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a high wind warning for areas near beaches and headlands from noon to 11 p.m. this evening. South winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts 60 to 65 mph are predicted.

Coastal...

Observer wins top state newspaper award
Observer staffers and contributors won numerours awards in an annual contest, including a first-ever first place for overall quality of the publication.
Sturgeon retention allowed for 2 days between Wauna and Bonneville
Sturgeon retention allowed for 2 days between Wauna and Bonneville

WAUNA — Some Columbia estuary fishermen may find it a little too far to travel, but the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on Thursday announced two one-day reopenings of the popular sport fishery for white sturgeon.

The fishing...

Large waterspout photographed off Surfside
Large waterspout photographed off Surfside

Clatsop County conducting needle exchange

ASTORIA — The Clatsop County Public Health Department will be holding its first syringe exchange event on Thursday, Oct. 5.

The exchange will take place at two locations:

• Astoria, at the corner of 16th Street and Marine...

First fall clam dig OK’d for Friday, Saturday
First fall clam dig OK’d for Friday, Saturday

OLYMPIA — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on Tuesday announced the razor clam dig scheduled for this Friday and Saturday on the Washington coast will go ahead, after this Monday’s third round of marine toxin testing found...

Burn ban over for 2017

SOUTH BEND — This year’s dry-season burn ban was lifted at midnight, Sept. 30, Pacific County officials announced.

Residents should still exercise extreme caution while burning and contact local fire districts for information for...

Another wait ahead before clam-digging decision

LONG BEACH — The Washington State Department of Health has asked the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to conduct another round of tests before making a decision about whether to allow clam digging Oct. 6 and 7 on the south Washington...

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