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Hiding in plain sight: 
Painted rock hunting comes to the Peninsula
DAMIAN MULINIX/For the Observer
Hiding in plain sight: Painted rock hunting comes to the Peninsula

PENINSULA — You’ve all been playing a game — you just may not have known it.

You thought that little rock you saw on your walk painted to look like Leatherface from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre movies was odd, but you...

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Asian invader imperils native mud shrimp
Asian invader imperils native mud shrimp

NEWPORT — Oregon State University researcher John Chapman is knee-deep in mud and sinking deeper by the minute. The mudflat surrounding him in Newport’s Yaquina Bay is pocked with holes — some snaking down more than 6 feet...

Tanz and Sea Strings perform at vespers
Tanz and Sea Strings perform at vespers
Vespers Service 8/16
37th Annual Kite Festival takes to the air Monday
37th Annual Kite Festival takes to the air Monday
Kite Festival Promo
Community Calendar for Aug. 16, 2017
Community Calendar
Old Megler ferry battles rough financial seas
Old Megler ferry battles rough financial seas
Restoration project needs $100,000 by October
He’s one speedy spokes-man
He’s one speedy spokes-man

‘As long as you are driven, you can do it!’

— Jim Noonan

1964 IHS graduate describing his fitness hobby

In his seventh decade, Noonan isn’t slowing down

By PATRICK WEBB

Observer...

Community Calendar for Aug. 9, 2017
Community Calendar
O’Connor, Trudell performing in O’ville
O’Connor, Trudell performing in O’ville
Vespers
Solar spectacle
Solar spectacle
Peninsula expert tells why, when, how and where to observe the Aug. 21 eclipse
Artists in trailers: Sou’wester facilitates creativity
Artists in trailers: Sou’wester facilitates creativity
New artist in residency non-profit and vintage RV turned recording studio just another way the Seaview institution is helping support artists
Birdwatching: 
Buff-breasted sandpiper: A rarity in our midst
Birdwatching: Buff-breasted sandpiper: A rarity in our midst
Kalbach - Buff Breasted Sandpiper
Buoy 10 is back and the fishing is fine
Buoy 10 is back and the fishing is fine
Nearly a million coho, Chinook likely up river
(No heading)
(No heading)
Vespers - Kathleen Staub
Top rodeo action attracts crowd to LB
Top rodeo action attracts crowd to LB

LONG BEACH — The July 29-30 Long Beach Rodeo at Peninsula Saddle Club drew hundreds of Northwest Professional Rodeo Association competitors and crammed the bleachers with fans.

After a pancake breakfast in the morning, Saturday...

Markets offer delicious tastes of summer
Markets offer delicious tastes of summer

Every Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., the Columbia-Pacific Farmers Market in downtown Long Beach at Veterans Field offers music, special presentations and a wholesome variety of produce and a variety of other local products ready to tantalize taste...

Birdwatching: 
Where have the brown pelicans gone?
Birdwatching: Where have the brown pelicans gone?
Brown Pelicans
Fall fishing opens to lower than usual Chinook returns

Tribes, commercial gillnetters and sports anglers all begin fishing in August as the two-state Columbia River Compact met last week to set fishing times through the fall season that began Aug. 1.

Some 613,840 fall Chinook are forecast to return...

Community Calendar
Community Calendar
Peninsula guitarist performing in O’ville
Peninsula guitarist performing in O’ville
Vespers Service
Painted Pacific County
Painted Pacific County

PENINSULA — As the state of Washington approached its 1989 centennial anniversary, Pacific County was at a bit of a crossroads. The industries that had kept it thriving — timber and fishing — were fading, and the communities...

Community Calendar
Calendar of Events
Refuge friends make annual visit to sentinels of Long Island
Refuge friends make annual visit to sentinels of Long Island
Barge Trip
Music (and artists) in the Gardens
Music (and artists) in the Gardens

KLIPSAN — When Lynn and Mike Dickerson bought their Klipsan Beach home in 1984, it wasn’t much to look at. The one acre property featured a house with plywood siding, a lot of trees and piles of garbage. But after more than 30 years of...

Marketplace

Celebrations

Outdoors

Birdwatching: Baird’s sandpiper: A refuge and Peninsula first-timer
Kalbach - Baird's Sandpiper
Asian invader imperils native mud shrimp

NEWPORT — Oregon State University researcher John Chapman is knee-deep in mud and sinking deeper by the minute. The mudflat surrounding him...

He’s one speedy spokes-man
Birdwatching: Buff-breasted sandpiper: A rarity in our midst
Birdwatching: Where have the brown pelicans gone?

Fishing

Buoy 10 is back and the fishing is fine
Nearly a million coho, Chinook likely up river
Fall fishing opens to lower than usual Chinook returns

Tribes, commercial gillnetters and sports anglers all begin fishing in August as the two-state Columbia River Compact met last week to set fishing...

Discovery Coast

Hiking

History

‘This Nest of Dangers’: A Columbia lighthouse … but what about a lens?

Journalists who traveled out west wrote stories that found their way to newspapers back home. One piece in The New York Tribune of August 1855...