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Money cliff nears for county
Money cliff nears for county

SOUTH BEND — Pacific County leaders are brooding over how they can cut yearly expenses by about half a million dollars without tax hikes, layoffs and scaled-back services.

In 2016, the county spent about $500,000 more than it brought in.

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South county STEM Award winners honored
South county STEM Award winners honored
STEM winners - School
Crab & commiseration
Crab & commiseration

SOUTH BEND — At Saturday’s annual Pacific County Democratic Crab Feed, federal, state and local leaders vowed to dig their heels in and fight for progressive policies during Republican Donald Trump’s presidency.

In keeping...

Astoria Bridge money included in Senate budget

LONG BEACH — Compared to the past couple years, 2017-19 transportation spending may seem like a drought for the southwestern tip of Washington state.

The state Senate transportation budget proposal released Monday morning contains about...

Senate leaders reject WDFW fee increase
Senate leaders reject WDFW fee increase

OLYMPIA — The Senate budget proposal on March 21 “marks the beginning of a positive turnaround of the troubled Department of Fish and Wildlife, according to a press release from the Washington State Senate Majority Coalition Caucus, the...

Senate GOP plans budget with more school money

OLYMPIA (AP) — Senate Republicans on Tuesday released a $43 billion two-year budget that puts an additional $1.8 billion toward education, paid for, in part, by a statewide property tax that ultimately would replace local district...

Cantwell casts a net for fishing advice
Cantwell casts a net for fishing advice

ILWACO — “This is the culture of our state, this is about a way of life,” U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell told a packed house of about 30 Pacific County fishing/shellfish industry representatives Saturday in the Port of Ilwaco’s...

Gillnets harvests trimmed in summer
Gillnets harvests trimmed in summer
Washington, Oregon have different fishing rules for Lower Columbia summer season
Warm ocean hammers young Chinook
Warm ocean hammers young Chinook

Columbia Basin Bulletin

Fisheries managers have been predicting a slightly below-average run of spring Chinook salmon on the Columbia River this year but a newly published study suggests that it may be worse.

According to researchers from...

Ocean, river fisheries likely to suffer due to poor ocean conditions

COLUMBIA RIVER — Run forecasts for 2017 are down for nearly all salmon and steelhead runs offshore and in the Columbia River and managers are blaming poor ocean conditions over the past few years.

Already, fisheries managers are...

Naselle-Grays River Valley High School team competes in State Knowledge Bowl Tournament
NHS State Knowledge Bowl
Superior Court Report
Significant recent court cases included a man who got caught bare-foot and red-handed, and a woman who smuggled drugs into jail in her vagina.
Long Beach Police Blotter
LBPD Blotter
J.C. Penney set to close Astoria store
J.C. Penney set to close Astoria store
National retailer a fixture downtown
Jail Bookings
Jail Booking 3.22
ICE arrests of undocumented immigrants spark concerns
ICE arrests of undocumented immigrants spark concerns
Workers and to some degree employers are concerned about ICE arrests of criminal illegal aliens, say some at a labor conference.
Dispatch Reports
Dispatch Reports
Court Reports
Court reports
Trump’s proposed budget would hit Coast Community Radio hard
President proposes eliminating federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Coast Guard rescues hikers from deep snow
Two hikers had become stranded in 3 to 4 feet of snow in the Tillamook State Forest
Walsh focuses on jobs, schools in 1st legislative term
Walsh focuses on jobs, schools in 1st legislative term

OLYMPIA — State Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, has faced frustration and protest as the first Republican to serve his rural Southwest Washington district in decades. But the Aberdeen lawmaker isn’t dodging the people he represents.

Hero cleanup more complex than anticipated
Hero cleanup more complex than anticipated
Despite efforts to contain and clean up oil spilling from the sunken R/V Hero, contaminants are still leaking into the Palix River and Willapa Bay.
Refuge seeks input on new HQ plans
Refuge seeks input on new HQ plans

LONG BEACH — Officials with the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge want people to weigh-in on plans for a new headquarters and visitor center on the federal preserve that spans almost 17,000 acres.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the...

New cutter visits Columbia River
New cutter visits Columbia River
Named for man involved in daring rescue
Alleged OP house wrecker arrested
Alleged OP house wrecker arrested
A deputy in rural Northern California did a bit of sleuthing about a suspiciois man, and ended up catching one of Pacific County's most wanted.
Cops strive to ID drowning victim

CHINOOK — A part-time Chinook resident discovered the body of a young woman while walking on the beach on Tuesday, March 7.

An autopsy over the weekend revealed that the woman died in an accidental drowning, Pacific County Coroner Mark...

Kevin Acdal graduates from Corrections Officer Academy
Kevin Acdal graduates from Corrections Officer Academy
PCSO New Corrections Officer
Off duty Coast Guardsmen rescues kayaker near Grays Harbor

WARRENTON — An off-duty Coast Guardsman rescued a kayaker beset by weather near Grays Harbor on March 11.

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River watchstanders received a report of a kayaker in distress from local 911 dispatch stating that two...

Court Reports
Court Reports 3/15
NGRVSD Middle School Knowledge Bowl teams conclude winning season
NGRVSD Middle School Knowledge Bowl teams conclude winning season
NGRVSD Middle School Knowledge Bowl
Farm Service Agency proposes boundary changes

CHEHALIS — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee that serves farmers and ranchers in Grays Harbor, Lewis and Pacific counties has proposed a boundary change for local administrative areas (LAA)...

Business

J.C. Penney set to close Astoria store
National retailer a fixture downtown
Craft3 relocates to Astoria’s Fisher Brothers Building

ASTORIA — Craft3, a nonprofit lender in the Lower Columbia region for 22 years, on Feb. 28 announced the opening of a new, consolidated...

Coast Guard

Coast Guard rescues hikers from deep snow
Two hikers had become stranded in 3 to 4 feet of snow in the Tillamook State Forest
New cutter visits Columbia River
Named for man involved in daring rescue
White House wants major cuts to Coast Guard

Fishing & Aquaculture

Cantwell casts a net for fishing advice

ILWACO — “This is the culture of our state, this is about a way of life,” U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell told a packed house of...

Gillnets harvests trimmed in summer
Washington, Oregon have different fishing rules for Lower Columbia summer season
Warm ocean hammers young Chinook
Ocean, river fisheries likely to suffer due to poor ocean conditions
Trollers meeting set for March 24

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Naselle Youth Camp included in Senate proposed budget plan

OLYMPIA — On Tuesday, the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus released their budget plan for the new biennium. Senate Bill 5048 includes the...

Ilwaco council considering two for open seat

ILWACO — Two candidates for an open seat on the City Council are lined up to answer questions during a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday...

South Bend traffic stop leads to drug arrests
Columbia River delivers mystery body to Pacific County
Bucket of rain ahead for Pacific County in next two weeks

Local News

Money cliff nears for county

SOUTH BEND — Pacific County leaders are brooding over how they can cut yearly expenses by about half a million dollars without tax hikes,...

High Hopes: Pacific County pot industry posts strongest numbers since July 2015
Pacific County pot industry posts strongest numbers since July 2015
Local immigrants fear deportation
Naselle Youth Camp included in Senate proposed budget plan
Crab & commiseration

Naselle-Grays River

Naselle Youth Camp included in Senate proposed budget plan

OLYMPIA — On Tuesday, the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus released their budget plan for the new biennium. Senate Bill 5048 includes the...

Naselle-Grays River Valley High School team competes in State Knowledge Bowl Tournament
NHS State Knowledge Bowl
NGRVSD Middle School Knowledge Bowl teams conclude winning season
Celebrate Saint Urho Day this Thursday, March 16
NGRVSD Middle School teams compete in third Knowledge Bowl

News of Record

Superior Court Report
Significant recent court cases included a man who got caught bare-foot and red-handed, and a woman who smuggled drugs into jail in her vagina.
Long Beach Police Blotter
LBPD Blotter
Jail Bookings
Dispatch Reports
Court Reports

Northwest

People News

50-year Masonic pin for Norman Austen

Families Helping Families needs new location
Families Helping Families seeks new location
Welcome to the World: Kaley May Kemmer
Welcome to the World: Azlynn Cora Pellervo

Schools

South county STEM Award winners honored
STEM winners - School
Senate GOP plans budget with more school money

OLYMPIA (AP) — Senate Republicans on Tuesday released a $43 billion two-year budget that puts an additional $1.8 billion toward education,...

Naselle-Grays River Valley High School team competes in State Knowledge Bowl Tournament
NGRVSD Middle School Knowledge Bowl teams conclude winning season
Fishermen know: Ilwaco High School #1 trophies at Regionals