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Wheelchair basketball: Exciting fun at IHS this weekend
Courtesy of CRAIG SCHREINER/University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Wheelchair basketball: Exciting fun at IHS this weekend

ILWACO — This weekend, locals will have a chance to watch an exciting, unique sporting event at Ilwaco High School — a wheelchair basketball tournament, featuring junior and adult teams from Portland and...

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Community Calendar
Calendar 1/11
Flashy visitors found on Benson Beach
Flashy visitors found on Benson Beach

CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT — The ocean offered up a unique holiday gift in the form of rare critters (for this neck of the woods) that have been washing up on local beaches since November: Pyrosomes.

Looking something like a...

Peninsula Postcards
Peninsula Postcards

Turn an award-winning photographer loose on south Pacific County and what do you get? Bright little insights into the changing seasons, eye-catching patterns, textures and colors.

This is the latest chapter in our ongoing photo series, Peninsula...

Writer’s Notebook: Light in the darkness
Writer’s Notebook: Light in the darkness

These are the darkest of days.

Overcast skies rob us of precious minutes of sunlight in the late afternoons. Veil the sunset in coal dust, ink black with a mist of rain swirling ‘round a 4:30 porch light.

We of northern latitudes...

Swans galore this winter on Long Beach Peninsula
Swans galore this winter on Long Beach Peninsula
Trumpeter Swans by Kalbach
Fish & Feathers: WDFW proposes license increases for 2017-19

As reported in last week’s Chinook Observer, the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife is proposing an increase in some 2017-19 hunting and fishing license fees and decreases in others.

Recreational and commercial fishing license...

Community Calendar
Community Calendar 1/4
Senator calls for public input on fishing, hunting license fee increases
With license fees set to go up an average of 30%, state leader seeks reactions from those most impacted
Lewis and Clark: Pinpointing unknown campsites in Pacific County
Lewis and Clark: Pinpointing unknown campsites in Pacific County
Nation’s most famous explorers reached their Pacific Ocean destination in what is now Pacific County, but historians are still working out some important details about exactly where they camped each day
Billeci runs, cycles for fitness and family
Billeci runs, cycles for fitness and family
Surfside man promotes healthy lifestyle, is close to losing 100 pounds
New WDFW hunting and fishing license system is up and running

OLYMPIA — The state’s new recreational license sales system became operational last week, and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officials say the switch from the old system went as smoothly as possible.

The new system...

Birdwatching: Red-necked grebes seem to say ‘Come dance with me!’
Birdwatching: Red-necked grebes seem to say ‘Come dance with me!’
Red Necked Grebe by Madeline Kalbach 12/14
Winter scenes in south Pacific County
Winter scenes in south Pacific County

Explore the beach on New Year’s Day
Explore the beach on New Year’s Day

CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT — On Jan. 1, Aaron Webster, Washington State Parks interpretive specialist, will lead a hike on Benson Beach.

“This easy, half-mile hike along a sandy beach will introduce participants to the waves, tides, and...

Community Calendar
Calendar 12/28
Dear Santa
Dear Santa
Santa Letters 2016
Swans grace Peninsula waters
Swans grace Peninsula waters

’Tis the season for sea turtle stranding
’Tis the season for sea turtle stranding
Report turtles found on Long Beach Peninsula beaches
Community Calendar
Calendar of Events 12/21

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Outdoors

Ice paints Peninsula in winter colors

Flashy visitors found on Benson Beach

CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT — The ocean offered up a unique holiday gift in the form of rare critters (for this neck of the woods) that have been...

Swans galore this winter on Long Beach Peninsula
Fish & Feathers: WDFW proposes license increases for 2017-19
Birdwatching: Red-necked grebes seem to say ‘Come dance with me!’

Fishing

Study: Use smart phones for recreational anglers’ salmon/steelhead catch reporting

In the near future, recreational anglers could report their salmon or steelhead catch on their smart phone, giving fisheries managers a 2.6 to 3...

Senator calls for public input on fishing, hunting license fee increases
With license fees set to go up an average of 30%, state leader seeks reactions from those most impacted
New WDFW hunting and fishing license system is up and running

Discovery Coast

Hiking

History

This Nest of Dangers: Survivor of the Columbia bar, Wavertree gloriously restored in New York City

Shipwrecks fascinate some of us; the Columbia River bar is famous for them. Decades ago I couldn’t quite believe it when I first saw the...

Lewis and Clark: Pinpointing unknown campsites in Pacific County
Nation’s most famous explorers reached their Pacific Ocean destination in what is now Pacific County, but historians are still working out...