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Coast Guard airlifts three fishermen trapped on Willapa rocks

WILLAPA BAY — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued three fishermen stranded on rocks in Willapa Bay Wednesday evening.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Air Station Astoria safely hoisted the three individuals and transported them to the...

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Dogs (still) welcome
Dogs (still) welcome
Long Beach council seeks to clarify rules and restrictions for pets on public land
River people rejoice
River people rejoice
Chinook Tribe gathers to honor First Salmon
‘Beachin’ about coastal debris
‘Beachin’ about coastal debris
Ocean Park resident seeks to organize more beach cleanups
Waterfront garlic
Waterfront garlic
Relocated festival goes with Nahcotta like garlic goes with clam linguine
Group pushing for stronger orca protections on coast

SEATTLE (AP) — A conservation group wants the federal government to move forward with protecting offshore areas along the U.S. West Coast to help endangered killer whales.

The Center for Biological Diversity told the National Marine...

Local teachers getting 21% raise

LONG BEACH — Benefiting from recent legislative moves to fully fund K-12 public education, Ocean Beach School District teachers will receive a 21 percent salary increase, according to a June 12 announcement from the Washington Education...

Coast Guard rescued floundering sailing couple

WARRENTON — The Coast Guard rescued a husband and wife off a sailing vessel 180 miles off the Southwest Washington coast June 16.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Sector Columbia River tracked the sailboat’s electronic...

Pacific County 2017 Tourism Ambassador of the Year: Kevin Maciej
Pacific County 2017 Tourism Ambassador of the Year: Kevin Maciej

Commission selects Susewind as new WDFW director
Commission selects Susewind as new WDFW director

OLYMPIA — The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission on June 16 appointed Kelly Susewind of Olympia as the new director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The commission, appointed by the governor to set policy for WDFW,...

CCAP adjusting after big Aberdeen blaze

ABERDEEN — A devastating June 9 fire completely destroyed the offices of Coastal Community Action Program, a nonprofit that serves low-income people in Pacific and Grays Harbor counties.

After learning of the disaster, CCAP staff...

Cape D welcomes 1st female commander
Cape D welcomes 1st female commander
Jessica Shafer was stationed at Peninsula’s National Motor Lifeboat School a dozen years ago
Walmart opens Wednesday in Warrenton
Walmart opens Wednesday in Warrenton

WARRENTON — After years of lawsuits, settling on a location and building a storefront, Warrenton’s new Walmart opens at 8 a.m. Wednesday on the corner of Ensign Lane and U.S. Highway 101.

The national retailer has been filling its...

Summer Salsa, A Sweet Success
Summer Salsa, A Sweet Success

SEAVIEW — Summer Salsa, a fundraiser for Pacific County Immigrant Support, packed the historic Shelburne Hotel Sunday, June 3. More than 150 attendees gathered to bid on a hundred donated items as diverse as a day on a donkey farm to fine art,...

Policing the mentally ill: A dilemma
Policing the mentally ill: A dilemma
Authorities grapple with how to intervene when lives spiral out of control
NHS’s small class, big talent
NHS’s small class, big talent

NASELLE — The enthusiastic Naselle community on Saturday celebrated the achievements of the Comets Class of 2018.

The school’s top 2018 graduate — Samanta Mayrel Franco Monroy — was singled out for her success in...

Set for success, IHS grads celebrate
Set for success, IHS grads celebrate
Class of 2018 boasts bunch of honors
Alternative School grads take ‘road less traveled’
Alternative School grads take ‘road less traveled’

ILWACO — Seven seniors received diplomas from Ocean Beach Alternative School (OBAS) Friday, June 8 at Hilltop Auditorium in Ilwaco. It was the second class for the school that opened in the fall of 2016, largely due increased enrollment in the...

Raymond animal shelter needs volunteers

RAYMOND — Are you committed to cats? Devoted to dogs? If so, the Harbor Association of Volunteers for Animals could really use your help.

HAVA is an all-volunteer-run animal rescue group that serves northern Pacific County and southern...

Neighborhood Block Watch launched by sheriff’s office

PENINSULA — Sheriff Scott Johnson recently announced the start of a Community Watch/Neighborhood Watch Program (CW/NW) for the Long Beach Peninsula. The sheriff named Howard Chang as volunteer program coordinator. Chang, a retired chief...

Final concert full of music, tears and memories
Final concert full of music, tears and memories

ILWACO — Music can be an excellent distraction sometimes, especially when you’re feeling sad or wistful for another time. Such was the case at last week’s final Ilwaco High School band concert, which not only allowed both the...

Astoria Bridge will be closed to cars during Great Columbia Crossing
Astoria Bridge will be closed to cars during Great Columbia Crossing
Security concerns prompt change
Next WDFW director being selected in secrecy
Next WDFW director being selected in secrecy
State plans to buy Chinook house as part of salmon-restoration aims
Cooler and unsettled this weekend; becoming warmer and drier early next week

An incoming low pressure trough will lead to a cooler and unsettled weekend, with clouds, showers, and gusty breezes.

However, even after the initial front has departed the region, the cool air aloft and instability could mean isolated showers...

Warm water starved ocean birds
Warm water starved ocean birds
Study: Ocean warming cause of massive seabird die-off on West Coast
Naselle students tiptoe through the Tarlatt
Naselle students tiptoe through the Tarlatt
Young scientists breathe in knowledge outdoors
Researchers scan Cascadia coast for methane gas
Researchers scan Cascadia coast for methane gas
Large concentration found near Astoria
Fosse files 2nd lawsuit vs. sheriff
Fosse files 2nd lawsuit vs. sheriff
Citing personnel confidentiality, sheriff doesn’t comment
‘Wet Coast’ dries out early

LONG BEACH — The “Wet Coast” rain machine quit early this year, with May becoming one of the driest on record in south Pacific County.

Less than an inch of precipitation — 0.86 inches to be exact — were...

Long Beach puts rental rules under the microscope
Long Beach puts rental rules under the microscope
Business licenses, landlines and fairness on the agenda
Iconic light alive
Iconic light alive
North Head fans glimpse extensive restoration successes

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