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Roadway resurfacing on SR 6 and SR 105 begins next week

RAYMOND — A pair of highways leading in and out of Raymond are getting a fresh layer of pavement this summer. People who use these routes should be prepared for slowdowns when work begins next week through the end of August.

Starting this...

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News from the county assessor: Annual revaluation notices mailed

The 2017 revaluation notices have been mailed. These are the new assessed values which will be used to calculate the 2018 property taxes. Any property which had a value change will receive a notice. If you do not receive a notice then the assessed...

Weather forecasts accurate nearly 80% of the time
Weather forecasts accurate nearly 80% of the time

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Make fun of the weatherman if you want but modern forecasts have quietly, by degrees, become much better.

Meteorologists are now as good with their five-day forecasts as they were with their three-day forecasts in 2005.

Columbia River estuary sturgeon fishery OK’d
Columbia River estuary sturgeon fishery OK’d

ILWACO — Starting Monday, June 5, anglers can catch and keep white sturgeon in the Lower Columbia River for the first time in three years under an agreement reached Thursday by fishery managers from Washington and Oregon.

The two states...

Driver castaway on tiny Willapa island
Driver castaway on tiny Willapa island

LEADBETTER POINT — Pacific County Technical Rescue was called out Monday when the driver of an SUV got his vehicle stuck in the sands of a tiny sand island off the Peninsula’s far northern tip.

The tide began coming in,...

U.S.101 in Warrenton reopen following fatal collision
U.S.101 in Warrenton reopen following fatal collision

WARRENTON — A collision between a deliver truck and a passenger car on U.S. Highway 101 near Costco resulted in one fatality and generated a major emergency response around 3 a.m. Sunday.

Oregon State Police said they responded to a...

Fire chars Klingler garage in Long Beach
Fire chars Klingler garage in Long Beach

LONG BEACH — A fire badly damaged a garage in north Long Beach on Friday afternoon.

Emergency dispatchers first learned of the fire near the intersection of Washington Avenue North and 14th Street NE at about 1:15 p.m. According to...

Very warm and mainly dry through Tuesday; possibly cooler thereafter

Strong warming and mainly dry conditions will be the main weather highlights through early next week, as another ridge of high pressure assumes residence over Washington. A lack of robust offshore air flow suggests that the coast should never become...

Deceased man found near SR4/401 intersection

NASELLE — While investigating a report of a “suspicious person” on May 25, police discovered a body.

At about 8 p.m., the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office personnel were called to a business near the intersection of...

States may OK sturgeon retention for 1st time since 2014

OLYMPIA — The Washington and Oregon departments of fish and wildlife will invite public comments at an informational meeting scheduled May 30 to discuss to possibility of opening limited recreational sturgeon fisheries next month in the Lower...

Whittaker wins regional news-reporting award
Whittaker wins regional news-reporting award

SEATTLE — Luke Whittaker, a reporter and photographer for the Chinook Observer and Coast River Business Journal, is the 2016-17 winner for Spot News Reporting in the Region 10 Society of Professional Journalists contest.

The contest is...

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