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Orca lawsuit could mean changes on Outer Coast

SEATTLE — An environmental group filed a lawsuit against the National Marine Fisheries Service Aug. 16, contending the agency has failed to protect West Coast habitat of a distinct and imperiled population of killer whales that is now estimated...

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State sees increase in adult abuse cases

PACIFIC COUNTY — Statewide reports of adult abuse are on the rise, according to a recent report by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.

However, Pacific County officials say there isn’t an upward trend...

Air quality alert issued for Pacific County
Air quality alert issued for Pacific County

LONG BEACH — Air quality alerts have been issued throughout Western Washington, including Pacific County.

Air pollution, which may cause health issues, is due to wildfire smoke coming from British Columbia, Oregon, the Olympic Peninsula...

A look back 85 years at Ilwaco Salmon Currency
A look back 85 years at Ilwaco Salmon Currency

ILWACO — The economy in Pacific County and the rest of America nearly came to a dead stop at the beginning of the Great Depression, as banks failed and money dried up.

In response, merchants in Southwest Washington were among the first in...

Ocean salmon fishing closing in Ilwaco and Neah Bay areas
Ocean salmon fishing closing in Ilwaco and Neah Bay areas

ILWACO — Fisheries managers said Wednesday afternoon that Marine Areas 1 (Ilwaco) and 4 (Neah Bay) will close to salmon fishing at the end of the day, Sunday, Aug. 12. This marks the earliest ocean closure in years.

“Estimates...

Johnson, McClain, Oakes and Runyon top their respective primary election races
U.S. Rep. Herrera faces tough fight in November, with Dems tallying more than half Tuesday’s vote
Measles threatening to make a comeback
Long Beach Elementary has lowest immunization rate
Statewide shooting ban added to other fire-prevention strategies
Legal hunting will still be allowed
Effective Aug. 2, DNR bans outdoor burning statewide
Some campfires still allowed, check local restrictions before lighting any fire
Buoy 10 expected to start slow; run sizes about half average
Buoy 10 expected to start slow; run sizes about half average

With a run-size roughly half of the 10-year average, recreational anglers on the mainstem Columbia River will begin fishing for fall Chinook Aug. 1, the traditional start date of the famous Buoy 10 season.

Buoy 10 typically doesn’t...

Brush with fire: Seaview blaze taken care of in 30 minutes
Brush with fire: Seaview blaze taken care of in 30 minutes

SEAVIEW — Pacific County Fire District 1 responded to a small brush fire behind the Bloomer Mansion, 1004 41st Place, in Seaview Thursday, July 26.

The cause of the fire, which was located on private land, is unknown.

A family...

Private forests closed due to fire risk

LONG BEACH — Some large private forest lands in Pacific, Grays Harbor and Wahkiakum County are closed due to extreme heat and fire danger, it was announced July 26.

“The forests are extremely dry,” the firms said in a press...

Climate forecast favors onset of El Niño, could mean warmer winter in Northwest

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center has upped the chances of an El Niño weather pattern developing over the fall and winter, spelling potential for a warmer and drier-than-average winter in the Pacific Northwest.

The El Niño...

Plan for possible delays on US 101 and SR 6 in Raymond beginning July 25

RAYMOND — People who travel through the intersection of US 101 and State Route 6 in Raymond should plan for possible delays beginning Wednesday, July 25.

Contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will...

Fewer cormorants nest at East Sand Island, partly due to eagles

EAST SAND ISLAND — As of early July some 6,500 double-crested cormorants were nesting on East Sand Island in the Lower Columbia River estuary near Chinook and even more were seen nesting on nearby bridges, according to a recent report by the...

Injuries reported in rollover on beach
Injuries reported in rollover on beach

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