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New state program aims to prevent falls
New state program aims to prevent falls
Fire District No. 1 conducts local safety checks

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It’s for the birds — and those who love them
It’s for the birds — and those who love them
Wings Over Willapa is happening this weekend
OP residents to state: Fix dangerous junction
OP residents to state: Fix dangerous junction
Residents call for safety improvements at Joe Johns and Sandridge roads
Officials seek help identifying body found in Columbia River near Astoria Bridge
Officials seek help identifying body found in Columbia River near Astoria Bridge
Man believed to be in his 60s
Drug force falls victim to shifting priorities
Drug force falls victim to shifting priorities
Walsh sees chance for legislative answer
Blood, guts and albacore
Blood, guts and albacore
Netflix ‘Battlefish’ series gives glimpse into gritty world of West Coast commercial albacore fishing
Coast Guard finds missing hiker

WARRENTON — A Coast Guard aircrew found a missing hiker Sept. 25 while assisting local first responders in search efforts for a missing man in Wahkiakum County.

After flying for about 30 minutes Tuesday morning, the aircrew aboard an...

Ilwaco halibut fishery changes up for discussion Oct. 9 in Montesano

OLYMPIA — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a public meeting in Montesano in early October to discuss management options and select proposed dates for the 2019 statewide halibut season.

The meeting will be held Oct.

Willapa salmon fishing closes Friday

LONG BEACH — Salmon fishing will be closed in Willapa Bay (Marine Area 2.1) and all tributaries effective 11:59 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, until further notice.

“Fall Chinook are returning to tributaries of Willapa Bay in significantly...

Deep River reopening for salmon fishing Sept. 24

WAHKIAKUM COUNTY — Deep River in Western Wahkiakum County will reopen for hatchery Chinook and hatchery coho retention starting Sept. 24, until further notice.

“Due to the previous run-size downgrade it was determined that...

Court battle pits liar vs. liar
Court battle pits liar vs. liar
Flawed men tussle over who committed Ilwaco strangling
Rain but no misery for R&B fans
Rain but no misery for R&B fans

The curmudgeon in the woods
The curmudgeon in the woods
Ailing sailor readies for his final voyage
Engineers inspect Astoria Bridge for fractures
Engineers inspect Astoria Bridge for fractures
Specially trained with ropes
WDFW using drone to collect river restoration project data

Scientists with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will fly a drone over a section of the Elochoman River in Wahkiakum County during the week of Sept. 24 to collect information to support river restoration work.

The Elochoman River...

UW Dean’s List

SEATTLE — Zachary James McNulty, a college senior from Long Beach, has been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Washington for

Spring 2018 Quarter.

To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must have...

Bad salmon returns bring 2018 fishing to a close

COLUMBIA RIVER — With the fall Chinook run on the Columbia River running about 75 percent of what was already a low preseason expectation, Oregon and Washington closed salmonid fishing from the river’s mouth to the Oregon/Washington...

Pastor brings prayerful stitches to Ocean Park
Pastor brings prayerful stitches to Ocean Park
Westfall leads Methodists, works to preserve historic church
Junior Marching Band launches in Ilwaco
Junior Marching Band launches in Ilwaco

ILWACO — In what is sure to begin an annual event, the Ilwaco High School marching band took a group of middle school students under their collective wing last week, hosting a Junior Marching Band last week. Eleven fifth and sixth grade...

Stalled development gets re-do
Multi-family residential project in North Long Beach moves forward
Jail Bookings

SOUTH BEND — The following individuals were booked into Pacific County Jail for the charges listed:

Phillip D. Black — Aim or discharge firearm, warrant for non-traffic violation.

Cameron D. Duvall — Three warrants for...

Community education is Bailey’s passion
Community education is Bailey’s passion
College staffer promotes lifelong learning, enrichment
Planning commission’s next meeting Nov. 1

SOUTH BEND — Pacific County Planning Commission has canceled their planned Oct. 4 workshop. The next public meeting/hearing is scheduled for Nov. 1, at 6 p.m., in South Bend.

Information, comments, or suggestions may be sent to Tim...

Dispatch Reports for Sept. 19, 2018

Long Beach

Police Department

Sept. 10 A person was refusing to leave a private property in Long Beach at 10:54 a.m.

An officer was requested to speak with a student regarding a drug...

USDA serves up second round of cranberry cuts
USDA serves up second round of cranberry cuts
USDA orders second round of volume controls on cranberries
Court Reports

SOUTH PACIFIC

DISTRICT COURT

South Pacific District Court as well as Ilwaco and Municipal Court hearings are held at 7013 Sandridge Road. If you have questions, call 642-9417. The following cases were scheduled for actions...

Clatsop Community College launches tobacco ban
Clatsop Community College launches tobacco ban
No smoking or use of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and vaping devices, will be allowed on campus
Long Beach names September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is officially recognized as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in Long Beach.

Long Beach Mayor Jerry Phillips signed a proclamation at the Sept. 17 city council meeting to deem September 2018 as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Ilwaco, Long Beach alter business owner ordinances
Some businesses will no longer require a business license
Researcher says bird controls help salmon
Researcher says bird controls help salmon

A wildlife biologist who has studied the impacts of avian suppression efforts in the Columbia River basin for 23 years, made the case last week that those suppression efforts need to continue.

Dan Roby, unit leader-wildlife for the U.S.

B&B approved for Ilwaco’s Pearl Avenue
B&B approved for Ilwaco’s Pearl Avenue
Property historically used as bed and breakfast

Marketplace

Business

U.S. cranberries still face Mexican tariffs
USDA forecasts larger cranberry crop in 2018

Coast Guard

Columbia River Coast Guard crew responds to Hurricane Florence
Copter crew rescued 19 in first Carolina flight
Coast Guard finds missing hiker

WARRENTON — A Coast Guard aircrew found a missing hiker Sept. 25 while assisting local first responders in search efforts for a missing man...

Man rescued from Clatsop Spit
Q&A: New Coast Guard commander outlines challenges ahead
Stranded man hoisted off Clatsop Spit after calling Coast Guard for help

Fishing & Aquaculture

Blood, guts and albacore
Netflix ‘Battlefish’ series gives glimpse into gritty world of West Coast commercial albacore fishing
Willapa salmon fishing closes Friday

LONG BEACH — Salmon fishing will be closed in Willapa Bay (Marine Area 2.1) and all tributaries effective 11:59 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21,...

Bad salmon returns bring 2018 fishing to a close
Most of Columbia River closed to salmon and steelhead fishing
Fish commission reviewing Columbia salmon report

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Coast Guard finds missing hiker

WARRENTON — A Coast Guard aircrew found a missing hiker Sept. 25 while assisting local first responders in search efforts for a missing man...

Ilwaco halibut fishery changes up for discussion Oct. 9 in Montesano

OLYMPIA — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a public meeting in Montesano in early October to discuss management...

Willapa salmon fishing closes Friday
Deep River reopening for salmon fishing Sept. 24
Waterspouts, thunderstorms may be on tap this weekend

Local News

New state program aims to prevent falls
Fire District No. 1 conducts local safety checks
Columbia River Coast Guard crew responds to Hurricane Florence
Copter crew rescued 19 in first Carolina flight
Climatologist talks El Niño, the Blob, climate change
It’s for the birds — and those who love them
OP residents to state: Fix dangerous junction

Naselle-Grays River

Naselle OKs 11.2% raise for teachers

NASELLE — A contract through the end of the 2019-20 school year has been hammered out by the Naselle-Grays River Valley School District and...

Local WSP trooper honored for lifesaving efforts

BREMERTON — Washington State Patrol troopers who serve Pacific and Grays Harbor counties were recently honored for saving lives.

WSP...

Dry spell continues, complicating farming
Budget woes projected for Naselle-Grays River Valley schools
Naselle-Grays River teachers look for 22% salary increase

News of Record

Dispatch Reports

Long Beach

Police Department

Sept. 16 — At 4:28 a.m. in downtown Long Beach, numerous people were reported to be making loud...

Jail Bookings

SOUTH BEND — The following individuals were booked into Pacific County Jail for the charges listed:

Phillip D. Black — Aim or...

Dispatch Reports for Sept. 19, 2018
Court Reports
Jail Bookings

Northwest

Planning for No. 2 after the Big One
People should have poo plan in place
Drought lingers across Northwest
The Pacific Northwest remains mired in drought that has led to massive wildfires, low stream flows and smoky skies affecting air quality.
Wildfires burn 6 million acres across West

People News

The curmudgeon in the woods
Ailing sailor readies for his final voyage
UW Dean’s List

SEATTLE — Zachary James McNulty, a college senior from Long Beach, has been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Washington...

Pastor brings prayerful stitches to Ocean Park
Welcome to the World: Stevin David Fruehling
Van Adam Davis bases photo career in Pacific County

Schools

Junior Marching Band launches in Ilwaco

ILWACO — In what is sure to begin an annual event, the Ilwaco High School marching band took a group of middle school students under their...

Community education is Bailey’s passion
College staffer promotes lifelong learning, enrichment
Ocean Beach School District moves forward with employee pay increases
Naselle OKs 11.2% raise for teachers
Stay safe near school buses