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A Wild Time in Egegik: 
Naselle teen photographs Alaska, nets sockeye with her dad
MICAH CENCI PHOTO
A Wild Time in Egegik: Naselle teen photographs Alaska, nets sockeye with her dad
Seventeen-year-old Naselle resident Micah Cenci just returned from her first summer of fishing in a remote Alaskan town. And though she carried a 12-gauge everywhere, she did all of her shooting with her camera.

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Oktoberfest features Ernie Litschke’s pumpkin cake

CHINOOK — Chinook’s Oktoberfest No. 13 is planned for this Saturday, Oct. 21. A main fund raiser for the Friends of Chinook School, this Oktoberfest will feature a treat beloved by school alumni — longtime cook Ernestine...

Community Calendar for Oct. 18, 2017

Wednesday, Oct. 18

Battle of the Bulk: Strategies for winning the War on Zucchini
Battle of the Bulk: Strategies for winning the War on Zucchini
The Chinook Observer introduces Natalie St.John's new column devoted to Lower Columbia regional foods, cooking and people who are passionate about delicious edibles.
Birdwatching: 
Ducks and waterfowl galore: More birds on the move
Birdwatching: Ducks and waterfowl galore: More birds on the move
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Jetty expert Gary Kobes speaking in Oysterville
Jetty expert Gary Kobes speaking in Oysterville
Jetty Expert Kobes to Speak
Seen on Walks:
A minus 25-pound feat
Seen on Walks: A minus 25-pound feat

LONG BEACH — After a year of sharing the things I come across while walking my dog every day, this is where we part. It’s been a fun journey and I think I’ve accomplished what I set out to do — lose weight (25 pounds this...

Public asked to weigh in on 2018 halibut season

WDFW to host meeting on options for 2018 halibut season

OLYMPIA — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is hosting a public meeting Oct. 12 9 a.m. to noon at Montesano City Hall, 112 N. Main St., to discuss management options...

WDFW plants good-sized trout
WDFW plants good-sized trout
Trout planted in Black Lake and Radar Ponds
Community Calendar for Oct. 11, 2017

Wednesday, Oct. 11

Peninsula weekend focus on art
Peninsula weekend focus on art

State Parks announces free day dates for 2018

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will again offer 12 free days next year, in which day-use visitors won’t need a Discover Pass to visit state parks by vehicle.

The “free days” for 2018...

Seaview ‘magical spot’ for Lose Yr Mind fest
Seaview ‘magical spot’ for Lose Yr Mind fest

SEAVIEW — Walking up to the pavilion at the Sou’wester Lodge Saturday, the heavy reverb sounds of Plastic Cactus could be heard bouncing off the myriad aluminum sided Airstream’s and other classic trailers. The Portland band, who...

Water Music Festival 2017 presenting ‘the Classics’
Water Music Festival 2017 presenting ‘the Classics’

PENINSULA — The 33rd annual Water Music Festival will be in “full swing” commencing Friday, Oct. 13, when Swing Fever comes to town. Featuring dynamic vocalist Denise Perrier and five superb instrumentalists, this concert at the...

Photos, paintings and more at PAA fall show
Photos, paintings and more at PAA fall show
Art Show & Pics
This Nest of Dangers: 
Help!
This Nest of Dangers: Help!

New York-born Joel W. Munson came west in 1853, first to Portland where he got work as a carpenter helping to build a lumber mill down the Columbia River. He next moved to Astoria for several years, where he built houses, and then fetched up in...

Dukes of Swing concert this weekend

CHINOOK — Put on your dancing shoes and come to the historic Fort Columbia Theater as The Dukes of Swing present a salute to veterans in a concert featuring the official stage band of Elks Lodge No. 593 of Aberdeen on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 5...

Community Calendar for Oct. 4, 2017
Community Calendar
Music in the library
News Brief
Birdwatching 
Ocean antics: Birds on the move
Birdwatching Ocean antics: Birds on the move
Birds by Kalbach
Get into Dodge: Antique cars visit Ilwaco
Get into Dodge: Antique cars visit Ilwaco
Dodge cars visit Ilwaco
Goodbye summer
Goodbye summer

PENINSULA — The summer was comfortable and dry on the Long Beach Peninsula, attracting consistently large crowds of visitors from up and down the Pacific Coast and elsewhere in the U.S. and Canada.

While Pacific County’s seashore...

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Wednesday, Sept. 27

Tall ships visit Ilwaco
Tall ships visit Ilwaco

Columbia River pilot speaking in Oysterville
Columbia River pilot speaking in Oysterville
Oysterville Schoolhouse by Sydney Stevens

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A Wild Time in Egegik: Naselle teen photographs Alaska, nets sockeye with her dad
Seventeen-year-old Naselle resident Micah Cenci just returned from her first summer of fishing in a remote Alaskan town. And though she carried a...
Birdwatching: Watch and listen for our large resident herons

The largest and heaviest of all herons live with us year round. It is a colonial nester on the Peninsula and is always in our midst. The great...

Birdwatching: Ducks and waterfowl galore: More birds on the move
State Parks announces free day dates for 2018
Birdwatching Ocean antics: Birds on the move

Fishing

Public asked to weigh in on 2018 halibut season

WDFW to host meeting on options for 2018 halibut season

OLYMPIA — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is hosting a public...

WDFW plants good-sized trout
Trout planted in Black Lake and Radar Ponds

Discovery Coast

Hiking

History

Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum presents ‘Flashback: Remembering the 60s’
CPHM Remembering the 60s
This Nest of Dangers: Help!

New York-born Joel W. Munson came west in 1853, first to Portland where he got work as a carpenter helping to build a lumber mill down the...