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U.S. Drought Monitor: All of Pacific County now in a moderate drought
U.S. Drought Monitor: All of Pacific County now in a moderate drought

LONG BEACH — All of Southwest Washington, plus the maritime half of the Olympic Peninsula and south Puget Sound, are now in a moderate drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, a consortium of federal agencies.

“Very warm and...

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Willapa Harbor Quilters preparing for August show
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Long Beach Police Blotter

On July 3, Kandi L. Hanes was reported at 10:30 a.m. for yelling at and threatening people, and throwing a cup of coffee at a customer outside in Ilwaco. She was arrested for disorderly conduct and transported to Pacific County Jail.

On July 4,...

Jail Booking Report

The following individuals were booking into Pacific County Jail for the charges listed:

Robert G. Cameron — No valid operating license without valid identification, two counts of failure to transfer title within 45 days.

Nicole M.

EWU Dean’s List

CHENEY — Eastern Washington University’s spring 2018 Dean’s List included several Pacific County residents. An undergraduate student who earns 12 quality hours and receives a GPA of 3.5 or better qualifies for the Dean’s...

Dispatch Reports

Long Beach

Police Department

July 8 — At 10:17 a.m. near Ilwaco, off Stringtown Road, a two-vehicle accident was reported with one vehicle said to be “in the river but not in the water.”

A suspicious looking...

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 shown.

July...

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Upcoming clam season looking ‘a little slim’
Upcoming clam season looking ‘a little slim’

LONG BEACH — Full-size razor clams will be in relatively short supply during the 2018-19 Washington coastal clam season set to start in October.

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife personnel found “the number of adult clams...

Firefighting underway near Kalama and I-5

KALAMA — Fire authorities have been working on a fire near Mile Post 30 north of Kalama since 3 p.m. Monday, according to the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office.

The fire started near Interstate 5 and has traveled up the hill to the...

Internet fiber cut, resulting in lengthy Internet outage

PACIFIC COUNTY — A broadband fiber cable was accidentally severed Monday morning, disrupting Internet service in a wide area of Pacific County.

At 1 p.m. Monday, Internet service provider Rainier Connect said they were advised by Pacific...

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Jail Bookings

The following individuals were booked into Pacific County Jail for the charge listed:

Michael R. Berget — Unlawful possession of legend drug, controlled substance no prescription felony, driving with suspended license third-degree, hold...

Long Beach Police Blotter

June 25 — A man reported at 9:21 a.m. that a box of his work tools was stolen from his truck bed in his driveway between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. in Long Beach.

June 26 — Kenneth A. Blankenship was stopped in Ilwaco for an expired...

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Long Beach

Police Department

July 1 — A white-faced dog with a teal colored collar was running around Long Beach at 10:36 a.m.

A man found a bankcard in an ATM in Long Beach at 10:44 a.m.

Two cars backed into each...

Clarification

Our story last week, “Drought officially returns to Western Washington,” was based on a finding by the independent U.S. Drought Monitor group.

Sandy Howard, speaking for the Washington Department of Ecology, said last week...

ADA path planned for North Head

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U.S. Drought Monitor: All of Pacific County now in a moderate drought

LONG BEACH — All of Southwest Washington, plus the maritime half of the Olympic Peninsula and south Puget Sound, are now in a moderate...

Coast Guard rescues 5 kayakers near Cape Disappointment State Park

ILWACO — The Coast Guard rescued three children and two adults who capsized while kayaking near Waikiki Beach in Cape Disappointment State...

Upcoming clam season looking ‘a little slim’
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Internet fiber cut, resulting in lengthy Internet outage

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U.S. Drought Monitor: All of Pacific County now in a moderate drought

LONG BEACH — All of Southwest Washington, plus the maritime half of the Olympic Peninsula and south Puget Sound, are now in a moderate...

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‘Quilts of Valor’ comfort, honor Naselle-area veterans

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Lulu LaFever performing at Naselle Timberland Library

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Naselle’s Finnish-American Folk Festival: A must-see event

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Long Beach Police Blotter

On July 3, Kandi L. Hanes was reported at 10:30 a.m. for yelling at and threatening people, and throwing a cup of coffee at a customer outside in...

Jail Booking Report

The following individuals were booking into Pacific County Jail for the charges listed:

Robert G. Cameron — No valid operating...

Dispatch Reports
Court Reports
Jail Bookings

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WDFW resisted sending copter, sheriff to save woman treed by wolves
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Willapa Harbor Quilters preparing for August show

RAYMOND — Members of the Willapa Harbor Quilters are gearing up for the 2018 Quilts on the Willapa show, scheduled Aug. 3 and Aug. 4 at...

EWU Dean’s List

CHENEY — Eastern Washington University’s spring 2018 Dean’s List included several Pacific County residents. An undergraduate...

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EWU Dean’s List

CHENEY — Eastern Washington University’s spring 2018 Dean’s List included several Pacific County residents. An undergraduate...

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