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Rain plume: Something wicked this way comes

LONG BEACH — An atmospheric river with origins in the northern Philippine Islands will keep the U.S. West Coast mighty wet this week.

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Easter kids: Sunday featured sun for annual egg scrambles
Easter kids: Sunday featured sun for annual egg scrambles

Martha Williams: Science warrior
Martha Williams: Science warrior
Veteran teacher working to ensure viable planet for next generation
Town hall calls leaders to account
Town hall calls leaders to account
Cardboard cutout represents local congresswoman
Trying for zero: State sets ambitious goal for pedestrian safety
County deaths, injuries fit rural patterns
Beach schools shuffle principals
Hilltop adding full-time counselor, dean of students and intervention specialist
Senior center raises funds for OP Food Bank
Senior center raises funds for OP Food Bank
Ocean Park Food Bank Fundraiser Results
Jail Bookings
Jail Booking 4/19
Dispatch Reports
Dispatch Reports
COURT REPORTS
Court Reports 4/19
LB taking more time to think about street funds

LONG BEACH — City leaders are ready to pull out the public pocketbook to pay for road improvements. But they want to know how people prefer to pick up the tab, namely by paying higher sales taxes or car tab fees.

The City Council...

Long Beach Police Blotter
LBPD Blotter 4/19
Ida Elina performing April 24 at Rosburg’s Valley Bible Church
Ida Elina performing April 24 at Rosburg’s Valley Bible Church
Ida Elina to Perform
Loggers Reunion honors Crown Z Cathlamet workers
Loggers Reunion honors Crown Z Cathlamet workers
Loggers Reunion
Filing period approaching for school board positions
Naselle-Filing Deadling for School Board
WOU dean honors LB student
Student Success - Curry
WDFW cancels first 2 days of upcoming razor clam dig; April 26 opening depends on toxin tests

OLYMPIA — State shellfish managers have canceled the first two days (April 24 and 25) of a tentatively planned eight-day razor clam dig due to rising marine toxin levels.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will announce...

Lost men rescued after ‘days and days’ trapped in Pacific County woods

SALMON CREEK — Two men nearing the limits of physical endurance were rescued Monday morning after their vehicle became trapped by falling trees in a rugged area of southeast Pacific County.

A citizen on Salmon Creek Road east of Naselle...

From the fishermen to your front door: 
New business venture streamlines catch directly to consumer
From the fishermen to your front door: New business venture streamlines catch directly to consumer
New business streamlines seafood directly to consumer
Body found on Brookfield beach identified
Body found on Brookfield beach identified
State experts have identified a man whose body washed up on the shore of the Columbia River near Brookfield. However, future unidentified remains and missing persons cases may prove more difficult to solve — the federal govermnent has made big...
Dig those clams! Season opens at last
Dig those clams! Season opens at last
After months of toxin-related delays, Peninsula season starts Wednesday
Clams at last!
Clams at last!

Green gamble: 
More marijuana growers take root in Pacific County
Green gamble: More marijuana growers take root in Pacific County
More marijuana growers take root in Pacific County
LB considers hikes to fund streets

LONG BEACH — City leaders want people to weigh in, as they consider raising the sales tax or car tab fees to pay for road projects.

The City Council plans to discuss the possibility of establishing a Transportation Benefit District (TBD)...

Deals on wheels: 
Long Beach businesses closed after drug arrests
Deals on wheels: Long Beach businesses closed after drug arrests

LONG BEACH — Thousands of tourists have sought thrills at the Merrill family’s downtown complex of go-kart, bumper car and moped rental businesses. Now, owner Robert Anthony “Tony” Merrill, 51, and his live-in girlfriend...

Feds ready summer campaign against fish-eating birds

COLUMBIA RIVER — Federal agencies don’t know why cormorants abandoned their nests on East Sand Island in 2016 but the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has a permit to kill thousands of the birds again this year.

The Corps believes a...

West Coast salmon season dates set
Chinook and coho retention OK’d for Washington coastal waters
Tougher sea lion control law introduced in Congress

PORTLAND — The Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act, introduced April 8 by U.S. Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR), aims to “clear up inefficiencies and red tape to allow more effective...

Non-native shad delivering ocean nutrients to Columbia River system
Non-native shad delivering ocean nutrients to Columbia River system

COLUMBIA RIVER — A non-native anadromous — or ocean-going — fish now provides as much marine-derived nutrients, such as phosphorus and nitrogen, in the Lower Columbia River as do native salmon.

While the numbers of salmon...

April cyclone hammers coastal trees
April cyclone hammers coastal trees

LONG BEACH — Winds topped 94 mph in south Pacific County and blew at a sustained 50 to 60 mph for several hours Friday during what a top meteorologist called “probably the most powerful April storm to approach the Northwest coast during...

Local efforts support lighthouse restoration
Local efforts support lighthouse restoration

ILWACO — As work continues toward restoring North Head Lighthouse to how it looked when new in 1898, a donation from a local woman with an interesting tie to the lighthouse will bolster efforts to improve the historical landmark.

The...

Business

From the fishermen to your front door: New business venture streamlines catch directly to consumer
New business streamlines seafood directly to consumer
Bengel takes over Coast Weekend

Since college, Erick Bengel has jumped back and forth between the hard news and features sections of the papers he’s worked at.

A...

Johnson’s One-Stop in Naselle won’t have fuel for three weeks
Astoria City Council hopes to stop J.C. Penney’s closure

Coast Guard

Coast Guard searching for a person in ocean near Cape Flattery

WARRENTON — The U.S. Coast Guard at 9:45 a.m. Monday suspended a search in the waters off Cape Flattery for Joshua Monette,...

Fishing & Aquaculture

From the fishermen to your front door: New business venture streamlines catch directly to consumer
New business streamlines seafood directly to consumer
West Coast salmon season dates set
Chinook and coho retention OK’d for Washington coastal waters
Tougher sea lion control law introduced in Congress
Pacific sardine fishery closed for the third year in a row
Sea lions ate lots of Columbia salmon in early 2016

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Rain plume: Something wicked this way comes

LONG BEACH — An atmospheric river with origins in the northern Philippine Islands will keep the U.S. West Coast mighty wet this week.

Wet several days ahead for Northwest coast

LONG BEACH — Sunday and the coming week will be wet, even by the usually moist standards of the Pacific Northwest coast.

“The...

Woman injured in car vs. power pole crash near Ocean Park
Wild night for the record books ends in arrest
Easter kids: Sunday featured sun for annual egg scrambles

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Rain plume: Something wicked this way comes

LONG BEACH — An atmospheric river with origins in the northern Philippine Islands will keep the U.S. West Coast mighty wet this week.

Wet several days ahead for Northwest coast

LONG BEACH — Sunday and the coming week will be wet, even by the usually moist standards of the Pacific Northwest coast.

“The...

Woman injured in car vs. power pole crash near Ocean Park
Wild night for the record books ends in arrest
Easter kids: Sunday featured sun for annual egg scrambles

Naselle-Grays River

Ida Elina performing April 24 at Rosburg’s Valley Bible Church
Ida Elina to Perform
Loggers Reunion honors Crown Z Cathlamet workers
Loggers Reunion
Filing period approaching for school board positions
Lost men rescued after ‘days and days’ trapped in Pacific County woods
Rosburg Community Club hosts Chicken Dinner on April 23

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Jail Bookings
Jail Booking 4/19
Dispatch Reports
Dispatch Reports
COURT REPORTS
Long Beach Police Blotter
Long Beach Police Blotter

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People News

Senior center raises funds for OP Food Bank
Ocean Park Food Bank Fundraiser Results
WOU dean honors LB student
Student Success - Curry
Learn about canning salmon
Make plans for Naselle Lutheran Salad Luncheon
Lorraine Bays honored by visitors bureau

Schools

Beach schools shuffle principals
Hilltop adding full-time counselor, dean of students and intervention specialist
Filing period approaching for school board positions
Naselle-Filing Deadling for School Board
CWU Honor Roll
Hilltop honors top spellers
Hilltop names March Students of the Month