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WDFW approves four-day razor clam dig beginning Oct. 25
WDFW approves four-day razor clam dig beginning Oct. 25

OLYMPIA — Razor clam diggers can return to various ocean beaches for a four-day opening beginning Oct. 25.

State shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig on evening low tides after...

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Students from Hilltop Middle School pull weeds at Cape D
Students from Hilltop Middle School pull weeds at Cape D

ILWACO — On Thursday, Oct. 11, Hilltop Middle School seventh-graders joined forces with the Pacific County Noxious Weed Control Board and the Washington Department of Parks and Recreation to control invasive Scotch broom at Cape Disappointment...

Andrea Patten: ‘Know me through my Poems’
Andrea Patten: ‘Know me through my Poems’

OYSTERVILLE — Thursday’s Oysterville Schoolhouse Lecture will feature well-known vocalist and popular baker Andrea Patten in a new role. She will talk about her father’s experiment in designing a language.

“He...

Community Calendar for Oct. 17, 2018

Wednesday, Oct. 17

Chili Cook-off helps Food4Kids program
Chili Cook-off helps Food4Kids program

SURFSIDE — Surfside’s 10th annual Chili Cook-off last Saturday had a huge turnout on a gorgeous fall day. All proceeds went to our local Food4Kids backpack program.

Our best chili winners were: Julie Buckingham, pot 6, was first;...

Beach Barons Car Club honors one of their own
Beach Barons Car Club honors one of their own

OCEAN PARK — Saturday afternoon was a beautiful, yet sad day for Beach Baron Car Club members. With the weather gods cooperating, hot rods and cruisers emerged from the safety of their garages for a cruise to the old clubhouse to say their...

IHS Class of  ’68 gathers for 50th
IHS Class of ’68 gathers for 50th

LONG BEACH — The Ilwaco High School Class of 1968 gathered at The Cove Restaurant in Long Beach on Aug. 18, for their 50th class reunion.

Those attending were: Front row left to right: Mark O’Connor, Verla Gisler Rayburn,...

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OUR GREATS AND OUR GRANDS
Great-Grandpa Dan, a fifth-generation Gove!
OUR GREATS AND OUR GRANDS Great-Grandpa Dan, a fifth-generation Gove!

Editor’s Note: In this series, local historian Sydney Stevens examines the many connections among Pacific County residents — connections with one another and with the past; connections that bind us in special and unexpected...

Wildfire: A force for doom or evolution?
Wildfire: A force for doom or evolution?

We’ve been taught that thick forests have always blanketed the Northwest — that our natural state is one of verdant green old growth. The idea goes that if we want to protect creatures like the spotted owl, we need to keep forests...

‘Come on down!’ Local clerk recalls big game-show win
‘Come on down!’ Local clerk recalls big game-show win
Former contestant on ‘Price Is Right’ won a new car
SENIOR ACTIVITIES

GRAYS RIVER VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER

at JOHNSON PARK

30 Rosburg School Road

Rosburg 360-355-0472

ONGOING ACTIVITIES:

• Join in with the coffee drinkers who gather Monday through Friday from 7 to 9...

COMMUNITY MENUS

COMMUNITY TABLE MONDAY MEALS

OCEAN PARK — From 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Monday, teams from Ocean Park Lutheran Church, Ocean Park United Methodist Church and Peninsula Baptist Church serve a free takeout hot meal for people of all...

South Bend Friends, city aim to save library
South Bend Friends, city aim to save library

The South Bend Friends of the Library met Oct. 5 at the South Bend City Hall. Between 30-40 community members were present — all anxious to learn the fate of both the 1913 Carnegie Library Building, and Timberland Regional Library’s plan...

Local kiln impact spans Pacific Rim
Local kiln impact spans Pacific Rim
Contingent of Maori help christen new kiln
Roundtable fishes for salmon solutions
Roundtable fishes for salmon solutions
Fishermen, scientists, researchers convene to address reeling coastal communities, fisheries
Surreal images anchored in a colorful life
Surreal images anchored in a colorful life
Vandorin’s precise work offers whimsy, surprises
Family drives troupe’s backstage success
Family drives troupe’s backstage success

CHINOOK — Community theater groups commonly rely on families for their core leadership and hands-on work, especially behind the scenes.

The Peninsula Association of Performing Artists is no exception with the Floods, especially Cindy,...

First razor clam dig of season set for Oct. 11-13 in north Pacific County

OLYMPIA – The first razor clam dig of the fall season will get underway Oct. 11-13. Included is the beach in northwest Pacific County, from the mouth of Willapa Bay to Westport in Grays Harbor County.

The Washington Department of Fish and...

State Parks releases interactive online ADA recreation map
State Parks releases interactive online ADA recreation map

OLYMPIA — Last week Washington State Parks announced the recent launch of an interactive online recreation map specifically developed for people with disabilities.

“Washington state has long been a leader in providing accessible...

No mean feet: It’s always a good day for a hike
No mean feet: It’s always a good day for a hike

“In the beginning was the foot.”

—Marvin Harris, American anthropologist

Some of my greatest memories are uphill.

“Let’s go for a walk,” my dad would say. With the sky...

Community Calendar: Oct. 10-10-18

Wednesday, Oct. 10

Senior Activities

GRAYS RIVER VALLEY

COMMUNITY CENTER

at JOHNSON PARK

30 Rosburg School Road

Rosburg

360-355-0472

OCTOBER HARVEST FEST

The Grays River Valley Center is hosting a traditional prime rib dinner from 5:30 p.m. to...

Community Menus

COMMUNITY TABLE MONDAY MEALS

OCEAN PARK — From 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Monday, teams from Ocean Park Lutheran Church, Ocean Park United Methodist Church and Peninsula Baptist Church serve a free take-out hot meal for people of all...

ReachOut Ministries makes donations
ReachOut Ministries makes donations

Handmade Seaview Birdhouses

SEAVIEW — The Seaview Historical Preservation Society announces that handmade Seaview birdhouses will be available for a $35 contribution on Saturday, September 29 at the corner of 47th and K Place in Seaview, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds go...

Grays and West Fork Grays rivers to close for hatchery coho retention

Effective Oct. 6 until further notice the Grays and West Fork Grays rivers will be closed to retention of coho.

The Grays River Hatchery coho return to date is below what is needed for hatchery broodstock. The 2018 return has been influenced by...

Water Music Festival is ‘spanning the globe’
Water Music Festival is ‘spanning the globe’

PENINSULA — In its 34th wonderful year, Water Music Festival will again be in full swing starting Friday, Oct. 12, with concerts that evening and Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Attendees have the opportunity to hear a variety of music and...

Our Greats and Our Grands: 
McGowan: A place for the generations
Our Greats and Our Grands: McGowan: A place for the generations
Pioneer family maintains connection with ancestral cannery village
Scientists discover genetic basis for how harmful algae blooms become toxic
Scientists discover genetic basis for how harmful algae blooms become toxic
Sequencing genes of microscopic algae helps determine how toxins are produced
Community Calendar

Wednesday, Oct. 3

Marketplace

Celebrations

Chili Cook-off helps Food4Kids program

SURFSIDE — Surfside’s 10th annual Chili Cook-off last Saturday had a huge turnout on a gorgeous fall day. All proceeds went to our...

Beach Barons Car Club honors one of their own

OCEAN PARK — Saturday afternoon was a beautiful, yet sad day for Beach Baron Car Club members. With the weather gods cooperating, hot rods...

IHS Class of ’68 gathers for 50th
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Outdoors

WDFW approves four-day razor clam dig beginning Oct. 25

OLYMPIA — Razor clam diggers can return to various ocean beaches for a four-day opening beginning Oct. 25.

State shellfish managers...

Look Alikes: Tips for identifying two of our backyard finches

It is a proud moment when you can identify a bird that is new to your backyard, and it is especially so when you correctly name one that is...

Can Genome Sequencing Help Northwest Orcas Recover?
Students from Hilltop Middle School pull weeds at Cape D
Wildfire: A force for doom or evolution?

Fishing

Roundtable fishes for salmon solutions
Fishermen, scientists, researchers convene to address reeling coastal communities, fisheries
First razor clam dig of season set for Oct. 11-13 in north Pacific County

OLYMPIA – The first razor clam dig of the fall season will get underway Oct. 11-13. Included is the beach in northwest Pacific County, from...

Grays and West Fork Grays rivers to close for hatchery coho retention

Discovery Coast

Hiking

No mean feet: It’s always a good day for a hike

“In the beginning was the foot.”

—Marvin Harris, American anthropologist

Some of my greatest...

History

This Nest of Dangers: The fishing life before boats had motors
The fishing life before boats had motors
Our Greats and Our Grands: McGowan: A place for the generations
Pioneer family maintains connection with ancestral cannery village