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Peninsula marks Memorial Day with observances from Surfside to Ilwaco
Sydney Stevens Photo
Peninsula marks Memorial Day with observances from Surfside to Ilwaco
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Celebrate the 119th anniversary of North Head Lighthouse
Celebrate the 119th anniversary of North Head Lighthouse
Cape D 119th Anniversary
Community Calendar for May 24, 2017
Calendar of Events 5/24
‘This Nest of Dangers’: Filling in the blanks
‘This Nest of Dangers’: Filling in the blanks
Early mapmakers unveiled the mysterious Northwest coast
Birdwatching: Black-bellied plovers are sentinels of the beach
Birdwatching: Black-bellied plovers are sentinels of the beach
Kalbach - Plover 5/17
It’s My Thing: 
Steve Wood: Parks are a passion for interpreter
It’s My Thing: Steve Wood: Parks are a passion for interpreter
The first in an occasional series exploring the passions of Pacific County people
Steelhead season delayed as fish counted lag

Fishery managers have postponed the annual fishery for hatchery steelhead and jack Chinook salmon from Tongue Point upriver to the Interstate 5 Bridge that was set to begin May 16.

Lower than expected passage of spring Chinook salmon over...

Community Calendar
Calendar of Community Events 5/17
Birdwatching: Beautiful canvasbacks will amaze you
Birdwatching: Beautiful canvasbacks will amaze you
Canvasback Ducks 5/10
You’re a wizard, Tyler: 10-year-old donates umpiring cash to buy Harry Potter set for Ocean Park library
You’re a wizard, Tyler: 10-year-old donates umpiring cash to buy Harry Potter set for Ocean Park library
A 10-year-old California boy brought a gift for local kids when he came to visit: A brand-new set of Harry Potter books for the Ocean Park Library.
Fisher kings
Fisher kings
Birds and marine mammals filling up on fish this spring
Community Calendar
Calendar 5/10
Research shows wildlife may compete for flowers with native bees
Research shows wildlife may compete for flowers with native bees
Research at the Starkey Experimental Forest and Range shows wildlife, including deer and elk, may compete for flowers with native bees.
‘I Pledge Allegiance’ as Loyalty Days mark 2/3s of a century
‘I Pledge Allegiance’ as Loyalty Days mark 2/3s of a century
Fun - Loyalty Days Schedule of Events
‘This Nest of Dangers’
‘This Nest of Dangers’
Pioneer journalism still serves West Coast historians
Writer’s Notebook: Local innocence collided with World War I’s harsh realities
Writer’s Notebook: Local innocence collided with World War I’s harsh realities

When the U.S. entered World War I a century ago this month, local news was dominated by — what else? — the spring salmon season.

One of the many fascinations of running a newspaper is the easy ability to travel in time by diving...

Birdwatching: 
Rejoice in the return of purple martins
Birdwatching: Rejoice in the return of purple martins
Purple Martin - By Madeline Kalbach
Surfside tourney raises $3,373 for scholarships
Surfside tourney raises $3,373 for scholarships
Surfside Scholarship Golf
Chinook low-show in Columbia, poor returns elsewhere

COLUMBIA RIVER — Only 3,347 spring Chinook crossed Bonneville Dam as of April 30 — about 2 percent of the predicted run size of 160,400 upriver spring Chinook, according to NW Fishletter.

By May 7, about half of the spring Chinook...

2017 LOYALTY DAY PARADE
Fun - Loyalty Day Parade lineup
Community Calendar
Calendar of Events 5/3
Ship Report’s Joanne Rideout speaks at Oysterville Schoolhouse May 4
Ship Report’s Joanne Rideout speaks at Oysterville Schoolhouse May 4
Oysterville Talks - Joann Rideout
Engagement with natural environment a significant contributor to life satisfaction
Engagement with natural environment a significant contributor to life satisfaction

CORVALLIS — Looking to improve your overall life satisfaction? Try regularly hiking in a forest or otherwise engaging with the natural environment.

And then, for good measure, look for ways to build your trust in the scientists and...

Peninsula Postcards: Marking winter’s leisurely departure
Peninsula Postcards: Marking winter’s leisurely departure

LONG BEACH — They say it’s springtime, but my soaked exercise clothes and dog beg to differ.

As the seasons ever-so-slowly have changed from winter to spring here on the Peninsula, I’ve found that my daily walks with the dog...

Audience enjoys journey back in time at Ilwaco library
Audience enjoys journey back in time at Ilwaco library
Journey Back in Time by Nick Nikkila
Grins and big fish caught at fishing derby
Grins and big fish caught at fishing derby
Ilwaco Fishing Derby Picture & Caption
‘Hero Squad’: 
IHS play’s super power is seeing person within
‘Hero Squad’: IHS play’s super power is seeing person within

ILWACO — Sometimes, the simplest laughs are the best ones.

In the Ilwaco High School Drama Club’s spring production, “The Hero Squad vs. The Princess Snatchers” (Hero Squad), the show shines when it keeps it simple,...

Community Calendar
Community Calendar 4/26

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Outdoors

Birdwatching: Black-bellied plovers are sentinels of the beach
Kalbach - Plover 5/17
Birdwatching: Beautiful canvasbacks will amaze you
Canvasback Ducks 5/10
Fisher kings
Research shows wildlife may compete for flowers with native bees
Birdwatching: Rejoice in the return of purple martins

Fishing

Spring Chinook return downgraded to half of early season prediction; angling closed

COLUMBIA RIVER — A regional advisory committee that forecasts Columbia River salmon runs so fisheries managers can set recreational,...

Steelhead season delayed as fish counted lag

Fishery managers have postponed the annual fishery for hatchery steelhead and jack Chinook salmon from Tongue Point upriver to the Interstate 5...

Chinook low-show in Columbia, poor returns elsewhere
Grins and big fish caught at fishing derby

Discovery Coast

Hiking

Engagement with natural environment a significant contributor to life satisfaction

CORVALLIS — Looking to improve your overall life satisfaction? Try regularly hiking in a forest or otherwise engaging with the natural...

History

‘This Nest of Dangers’: Filling in the blanks
Early mapmakers unveiled the mysterious Northwest coast
‘This Nest of Dangers’
Pioneer journalism still serves West Coast historians
Writer’s Notebook: Local innocence collided with World War I’s harsh realities