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‘This Nest of Dangers’
Wheat Fleet took region’s cash crop to market
‘This Nest of Dangers’ Wheat Fleet took region’s cash crop to market

Those of us who enjoy Joanne Rideout’s “Ship Report” on KMUN radio know that wheat is one of the most frequent cargoes filling those freighters we watch sailing outbound. That’s been the case since the 1860s.

The...

Couple squeezing big life into an RV
Couple squeezing big life into an RV
Seven pets and two people in a 33’ trailer
Our Greats and Our Grands
Among her forebears: First People and fur trappers
Our Greats and Our Grands Among her forebears: First People and fur trappers
Charlotte Troeh Killien
Kite Festival

LONG BEACH — The Washington State International Kite Festival (WSIKF) is a week-long kite celebration and competition held annually during the third full week of August. Starting on Monday and ending on Sunday this event boasts skies ablaze...

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 15

Birdwatching: 
Another nesting record confirmed at Tarlatt
Birdwatching: Another nesting record confirmed at Tarlatt

Tarlatt Slough in the South Bay Unit of the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge is one of the best places for nesting birds. Barn swallows nested and fledged young for the first time anyone knows of last year and then again this year. Western bluebirds...

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...

Everything’s Jake
Everything’s Jake
Carnival attraction weds new annual bride Luna Landing
Hot temps, low tides: Simple steps to avoid illness when gathering shellfish
Hot temps, low tides: Simple steps to avoid illness when gathering shellfish

OLYMPIA — Washington State Department of Health urges recreational shellfish harvesters to take extra precaution during this week’s predicted high temperatures and extremely low tides. When midday low tides coincide with warm weather,...

Gable sisters return to Vespers
Gable sisters return to Vespers

OYSTERVILLE — After a year’s absence, sister singing duo Starla and Cate Gable return to the Oysterville Music Vespers Sunday August 12. “We sat out last season,” says Cate, “to work up some new songs — an...

WWU professor writes new ‘Pacific Northwest Insects’ field guide
WWU professor writes new ‘Pacific Northwest Insects’ field guide

BELLINGHAM — As an 11-year-old growing up in Seattle, Western Washington University Professor of Biology Merrill Peterson was absolutely captivated by insects.

By the time he was a teenager, he was regularly attending entomological...

Adventurer visits Long Beach as 50-state trek begins
Adventurer visits Long Beach as 50-state trek begins
TV executive aims to visit 195 countries and climb every continent’s tallest peak
Daddies, let your babies grow up to be cowgirls
Daddies, let your babies grow up to be cowgirls
Nothing builds confidence like training, showing livestock
Our Greats and Our Grands
Sailing aboard the Vivian on Shoalwater Bay
Our Greats and Our Grands Sailing aboard the Vivian on Shoalwater Bay

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 ways

By...

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 8

Buoy 10 equals buoy boredom
Buoy 10 equals buoy boredom
But coho fishing picking up on the ocean
Birdwatching: 
As summer wanes, Peninsula becomes a winter place for the birds
Birdwatching: As summer wanes, Peninsula becomes a winter place for the birds

As summer wanes and autumn emerges, it is time to catch up with the birds who have been with us since spring migration. Our summer residents have entertained us with their songs and nesting behavior since they arrived at their summer place.

Invasion of the sea pickles: Common in warmer waters, now adapting to cooler Pacific Northwest
Invasion of the sea pickles: Common in warmer waters, now adapting to cooler Pacific Northwest

Tubular colonial jellies known as pyrosomes that arrived in 2014 along North America’s Pacific Northwest Coast appear to be adapting to cooler water and may become permanent residents.

That, a five-member research team concludes in a...

Birdwatching: 
A 25-year quest finally succeeds!
Birdwatching: A 25-year quest finally succeeds!

I have been birding on the Peninsula and the Willapa Wildlife Refuge for many, many years. During this time one bird sighting eluded me. Now my quest is partially over.

I saw my first marbled murrelet off Vancouver Island near Spring Island...

Northwest cougar encounters on the rise
Northwest cougar encounters on the rise
Attacks on people remain rare
Food preservation hotline opens for the season

CORVALLIS — As canning season gets underway, the Food Preservation hotline from Oregon State University Extension Service is taking calls.

The toll-free hotline at 800-354-7319 runs until Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through...

Finns and Finn fans flock to festival
Finns and Finn fans flock to festival
Naselle hosts biennial gathering of Finnish immigrants
Athletic animals take on humans at 73rd LB Rodeo
Athletic animals take on humans at 73rd LB Rodeo

LONG BEACH — Northwest Professional Rodeo Association competitors paid a weekend visit to the Peninsula, performing before a crowd of hundreds at Peninsula Saddle Club off Sandridge Road for the 73rd annual Long Beach Rodeo on July...

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 1

Lucky ducklings become overnight guests
Lucky ducklings become overnight guests
Newborn mallards head to Wildlife Center of the North Coast
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...

Drury, Bate, Jacobs team up for Vespers
Drury, Bate, Jacobs team up for Vespers

OYSTERVILLE — Guitarist David Drury and interdenominational pastor Barbara Bate will be joined by Oysterville Restoration Foundation member Charlotte Jacobs at Sunday’s 3 p.m., Vesper Service in Oysterville. All three have had a long...

Ilwaco museum features Wiegardt and Campiche
Ilwaco museum features Wiegardt and Campiche

ILWACO — Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum is presenting a retrospective exhibition of paintings and ceramics by Eric Wiegardt and David Campiche. Form and Fluidity will open with a reception for the artists this Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The...

Birdwatching: 
Are our cedar waxwings late nesters?
Birdwatching: Are our cedar waxwings late nesters?
By Madeline Kalbach
Our Grands and Our Greats
Searching for her Grand-père’s past
Our Grands and Our Greats Searching for her Grand-père’s past
By Sydney Stevens

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Let’s go fishing now… Everybody’s learning how — humans and wildlife alike
Action moves into the river as ocean season ends
Birdwatching: Another nesting record confirmed at Tarlatt

Tarlatt Slough in the South Bay Unit of the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge is one of the best places for nesting birds. Barn swallows nested and...

Hot temps, low tides: Simple steps to avoid illness when gathering shellfish
WWU professor writes new ‘Pacific Northwest Insects’ field guide
Birdwatching: As summer wanes, Peninsula becomes a winter place for the birds

Fishing

Let’s go fishing now… Everybody’s learning how — humans and wildlife alike
Action moves into the river as ocean season ends
Coast Guard out in force for Buoy 10
Recreational boaters cautioned to get out of the way of ocean vessels
Buoy 10 equals buoy boredom
Buoy 10 expected to start slow; run sizes about half average

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Hiking

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‘This Nest of Dangers’ Wheat Fleet took region’s cash crop to market

Those of us who enjoy Joanne Rideout’s “Ship Report” on KMUN radio know that wheat is one of the most frequent cargoes...

Our Greats and Our Grands Among her forebears: First People and fur trappers
Charlotte Troeh Killien
A look back 85 years at Ilwaco Salmon Currency
Our Greats and Our Grands Sailing aboard the Vivian on Shoalwater Bay
Our Grands and Our Greats Searching for her Grand-père’s past