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Appeals court sides with O’ville man
County could still appeal to Supreme Court or drag feet on license

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Charges filed in high-grading case
Charges filed in high-grading case
WDFW lays out cases against Ilwaco charter skippers
Official discuss reviving rural drug task force
Official discuss reviving rural drug task force

SOUTH BEND — Sheriff Scott Johnson and members of his command staff met April 2 with State Sen. Dean Takko and state Reps. Brian Blake and Jim Walsh to discuss strategies for gaining support for restoring rural drug task force funding to...

Sturgeon season OK’d in May and June

ILWACO — Washington state and Oregon fishery managers on Monday approved a retention season for white sturgeon on the Lower Columbia River in May and June. This is the second year in a row fishermen will be allowed to keep up to two legal-sized...

Local care providers learn about trauma
Local care providers learn about trauma

LONG BEACH — On March 21, WellSpring Community Network in partnership with Ocean Beach Hospital Foundation and Pacific County Youth Alliance hosted a training for local medical providers on the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

Overdose reversal kits locally available from pharmacists

PACIFIC COUNTY — The U.S. surgeon general is urging more Americans to carry naloxone, a medication that can save lives by reversing the effects of an opioid overdose.

Naloxone is carried by many first responders, such as EMTs and police...

Astoria mansion stars in horror movie
Astoria mansion stars in horror movie
Film crew finds set, props in Astoria
Dump truck veers into bog
Dump truck veers into bog

Whale dies from line entanglement
Whale dies from line entanglement

LEADBETTER — Researchers from the West Coast Marine Mammal Stranding Network’s northern Oregon and southern Washington section completed a necropsy Sunday on a yearling male gray whale that became stranded near the northern end of the...

Flood watch in effect from 9 a.m. Saturday through Sunday morning
Flood watch in effect from 9 a.m. Saturday through Sunday morning

LONG BEACH — The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a flood watch for a portion of Southwest Washington, including the South Washington Coast and Willapa Hills. All of Pacific County and most of Wahkiakum County are included in the...

Pacific County beaches open for clam digging April 21 and 22

OLYMPIA — Clam diggers have one last chance to dig razor clams this season during the final opening set for April 21 and 22 to coincide with the Long Beach Razor Clam Festival.

State shellfish managers with the Washington Department of...

State denies shrimp spray permit
State denies shrimp spray permit
Growers: Not spraying will crater Willapa industry
Appeals court sides with Driscoll in long-running conflict
Appeals court sides with Driscoll in long-running conflict

OYSTERVILLE — Dan Driscoll is within his rights to sell beer, wine and seafood picnic-type items while providing limited seating for customers at his historic oyster-processing market on the shore of Willapa Bay, the Washington State Court of...

Banker Karen Kaino checks out retirement
Banker Karen Kaino checks out retirement
Peninsula career in finance has lasted 44 years
Hard place for babies
A new report shows that residents in different parts of the state have radically different prospects. Pacific County rates low in many areas evaluated by the researchers.
Ports deal with dicey silt situation
Ports deal with dicey silt situation
Port of Ilwaco and Chinook receive crucial funding to dredge, explore disposal options
Domestic squabble exposes powerful feelings
Pushed beyond limit, woman resorts to novel weapons
Long Beach carnival rides forced to move
Long Beach carnival rides forced to move
City Council denies for-profit business use of public parking lot
Herrera a no-show for in-person town halls
Herrera a no-show for in-person town halls
Congresswoman Herrera Beutler conference calls with voters, four challengers take questions in person
USDA orders volume controls on cranberries
USDA orders volume controls on cranberries
USDA orders cranberries diverted from market to raise prices.
Wind warning issued for Tuesday

LONG BEACH — The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a high-wind warning for 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesday. South winds of 30 to 40 mph with gusts to 65 mph are forecast on the beaches and to 50 mph throughout the rest of Pacific...

Storm warning for Saturday
Storm warning for Saturday
‘Coastal jet development possible, especially Saturday’
High-wind warning for Saturday
High-wind warning for Saturday

LONG BEACH — The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a high-wind warning for 4 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday for Pacific County, replacing the previous high-wind watch.

Gusts to 75 mph are predicted for beaches and coastal...

Expect high winds, rain, but monster storm mostly to hit California
Expect high winds, rain, but monster storm mostly to hit California

Observer staff report

LONG BEACH — A high-wind watch is now in effect for Pacific County and the Oregon coast for late Friday night through Saturday evening.

The National Weather Service in Portland said coastal winds may gust high...

‘Shocking’ tsunami heights predicted
‘Shocking’ tsunami heights predicted
Peninsula shoreline slammed, but safe ground in reach for many
Strong winds possible along the coast and inland Saturday

LONG BEACH — A strong storm system is expected to develop rapidly while moving across the northeast Pacific Friday, making landfall near Vancouver Island Saturday, according to the National Weather Service in Portland. This system may rapidly...

Runaway Ocean Park mom pleads guilty
A woman who drove drunk with her kids in the car will face a short jail sentence and about $1,900 in fines. But if she screws up her probation, she will face much stiffer penalties.
Herrera tours Astoria hospital
Herrera tours Astoria hospital
Coverage change threatened to deny access to Pacific County Premera enrollees
Housing cash surging into city coffers
LB and Ilwaco building permits doubled in 2017
College seeks Peninsula priorities
College seeks Peninsula priorities
Grays Harbor works to enhance opportunities in Ilwaco
South Bend crawling with Democrats
South Bend crawling with Democrats
Candidates make a ‘hardshell’ for voter support at annual crab feed

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