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No local tickets under new distracted driving law

PENINSULA — Drivers in Pacific and Wahkiakum counties fared better than those in other parts of the state during the first weeks of the state’s Driving Under the Influence of Electronics law that took effect on July 23. During the first...

Eclipse’s high tides break net, dump salmon
Eclipse’s high tides break net, dump salmon

Considered a threat to native species, open season declared on Atlantic salmon

BELLINGHAM (AP) — The public is being asked to help mop up a salmon spill from an imploded net holding 305,000 fish at a Cooke Aquaculture fish farm near...

Elk hoof rot spreading; bacteria ID’d as cause
Elk hoof rot spreading; bacteria ID’d as cause

WASHINGTON — After spending its formative years in the Southwest Washington woods, elk hoof-rot is moving to the Puget Sound area.

Over the last couple of years, researchers have made strides in understanding the bacterial disease that...

County’s new 911 locater 1st on coast
Smartphones can now tell dispatchers exactly where calls originate
Veteran returns a dead Japanese soldier’s flag to kin
Veteran returns a dead Japanese soldier’s flag to kin
Local nonprofit identified soldier’s home village in Japan
Stories From the Heart: Growing up in two communities: Part II
Stories from the Heart - Esther Part II
Dark party:
Coast ‘perfect place at the perfect time’ for solar eclipse
Dark party: Coast ‘perfect place at the perfect time’ for solar eclipse
Coast residents, visitors join in celebration of celestial spectacle
Pacific County’s 2017 eclipse experience
Pacific County’s 2017 eclipse experience

This is the start of much more to come in our 2017 solar eclipse coverage.

Rescue effort frees whale stranded in Olympic National Park
Rescue effort frees whale stranded in Olympic National Park

KALALOCH — A rescue effort during high tide late Friday night freed a young gray whale that had been stranded on a remote beach in Olympic National Park and Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary for about three days.

Responders from...

Wahkiakum County Fair: 
A taste of genuine country life
Wahkiakum County Fair: A taste of genuine country life

SKAMOKAWA — Walking into 109th annual Wahkiakum County Fair was akin to walking back in time. Missing were the trappings of many “modern” fairs. Instead, this fair celebrates the lives and lifestyles of its community.

There...

Public has rare opportunity to view work on T. rex skull
Public has rare opportunity to view work on T. rex skull

SEATTLE — The public can watch fossil preparation of the University of Washington Burke Museum‘s Tyrannosaurus rex skull “live.” Over the next several months, Burke paleontologists are carefully removing the rock...

Ocean salmon fishing closing early off Ilwaco and Westport

ILWACO — The ocean salmon fishing season off Ilwaco and Westport will be closing early, effective 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife said Thursday night.

Estimates indicate that anglers will reach...

Living juvenile gray whale beached on Olympic Peninsula
Living juvenile gray whale beached on Olympic Peninsula

KALALOCH — A juvenile gray whale is stranded on a section of beach in the Kalaloch area of Olympic National Park and is struggling to survive, NOAA Fisheries’ West Coast Marine Mammal Stranding Network said Thursday afternoon.

The...

Watch for tides, heavy traffic and eye damage on eclipse day
It's time to start planning for potential eclipse-related hazards.
Everyone’s invited to Pacific County Safety Fair this Sunday in Long Beach
The free Sunday event promises hands-on fun and education for the whole family.
Drug crisis sparks lifesaving efforts
Drug crisis sparks lifesaving efforts

PENINSULA — Washington and Oregon leaders are rolling out programs in and around Pacific County that aim to slow the spread of disease through drug use and curb the rising overdose death toll.

Law enforcement leaders and medical experts...

Dropping cell phone in outhouse leads to pungent predicament
Dropping cell phone in outhouse leads to pungent predicament
Rangers were called to the scene when a phone-loving woman found herself in deep doo-doo.
For Ilwaco osprey, a family reunion
For Ilwaco osprey, a family reunion
Wildlife rehabilitation center releases osprey chicks
Oller swim program corrects course
Oller swim program corrects course
Verna Oller's fortune has been providing local swimming opportunities for a year now, and they've proven very popular.
Feds award money to boost quake warnings
Feds award money to boost quake warnings
ShakeAlert system could save lives
Stories From the Heart: Growing up in two communities: Part I
Stories from the Hear
Navy practices disaster-relief on coast
Navy practices disaster-relief on coast

PACIFIC COUNTY — The U.S. Navy is making plans to help come to the rescue of coastal residents in the immediate aftermath of a major earthquake along the Cascadia subduction zone and held an exercise off the north Pacific County coast earlier...

Correction

Linda Brand Crab & Seafood in Chinook is co-owned by John and Patricia Edwards. A story last week misreported Patricia’s name.

Eagles wreck romantic mood for cormorants
Eagles wreck romantic mood for cormorants

CHINOOK — As many as 19,000 double-breasted and pelagic cormorants are hanging out at East Sand Island, a tiny dredge spoil island in the Lower Columbia River estuary near Chinook, as of the end of July. Some are mating but only about 500 are...

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines: 
Fun Beach Speedway officially open
Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines: Fun Beach Speedway officially open

LONG BEACH — The past two weeks have been a feverish race of repairing, repainting and replacing. On Friday however, Fun Beach Speedway officially reached the checkered flag as owners Glenn and Hillary Trusty opened for their first official day...

Gold medal awarded to Coast Guard boatswain’s mate for 2016 rescue off Long Beach
Gold medal awarded to Coast Guard boatswain’s mate for 2016 rescue off Long Beach

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard announced Wednesday that the Association for Rescue at Sea has selected Petty Officer 2nd Class Jacob Hylkema, a boatswain’s mate at Station Grays Harbor, to receive the 2016 AFRAS Gold Medal for a rescue...

Senator Murray reaffirms support for jetty projects
Senator Murray reaffirms support for jetty projects

CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT — In essence, it’s a pile of rocks. Its benefits, however, are felt from fishermen in Warrenton to farmers in Wisconsin. On Tuesday, Aug. 8, a major milestone in an ongoing jetty rehabilitation project was celebrated...

Naselle noir: 
How tellers helped nab elusive bank bandits
Naselle noir: How tellers helped nab elusive bank bandits
In 1983, the Naselle Bank of the Pacific was hit with the first of two bizarre armed robberies. Local deputies solved the case after even the FBI had given up.
Thumbs down for Leadbetter rule changes

OCEAN PARK — Pacific County has put the kibosh on proposed changes to its rules for protected rural lands made by the millionaire who built the lofty faux-lighthouse near Leadbetter Point State Park.

Craig Tillotson wanted the county...

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