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October clam dig needs one more clean test
October clam dig needs one more clean test

LONG BEACH — It won’t be certain until after a second round of testing next week, but so far things are looking good for a razor clam dig on the Washington coast Oct. 6 and 7.

The wildly popular recreational harvest depends on...

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Summer ends with violent thunderstorms, waterspouts
Summer ends with violent thunderstorms, waterspouts

ILWACO — An abrupt transition to active autumn weather Monday brought waterspouts, thunderstorms and a threat of tornadoes to the Columbia River estuary and Oregon’s North Coast.

A waterspout was observed at 10:40 a.m. offshore...

Stories from the heart: ‘Now they are taking our grandfathers…’
Stories from the Heart - Grandpay by Sydney Stevens
Superior Court Report

SOUTH BEND — Joshua Scott Brown, 19, of Ocean Park recently pleaded guilty in Pacific County Superior Court to two counts of possession of depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct following an investigation initiated by the FBI...

Newly arrived teachers speak: Part 1
Newly arrived teachers speak: Part 1

Pre-K, Ocean Park School

Teaching career: 20 years

Previous job: Long Beach Head Start

What brought you to OPS?

“I felt like I needed a change. I was really familiar with all the Kindergarten teachers in the district,...

State DOH: Rash of rabid bats
State DOH: Rash of rabid bats

OLYMPIA — State health officials are warning people to protect themselves after finding a rash of rabid bats in homes and parks across Washington.

A dozen of the fuzzy, flying mammals tested positive for rabies in August. That’s...

Dispatch Reports

Long Beach

Police Department

Sept. 10 — At 12:15 a.m. in Long Beach, vehicles were racing in a field near Idaho Street.

Stray dogs were reported in Long Beach at 12:30 p.m., with one person allegedly having sustained...

Long Beach Police Blotter

On Sept. 4 at 12:53 p.m. a dog tied in the back of a truck jumped out and was hanging by its leash. The owner was contacted and counseled about the situation.

On Sept. 5 at 3:30 p.m. on Shoreview Drive, Jesse L. Carpenter, 28, of Long Beach was...

Pacific County Jail Bookings

Kyotee K. Bertsch — Court ordered sentence.

Ian C. Beswick — Driving under the influence of intoxicants.

Gary B. Blumhardt — Domestic violence fourth-degree assault.

Glen E. Carlson — Probation/parole...

Helicopter repairs never stop at Coast Guard’s Air Station Astoria
Helicopter repairs never stop at Coast Guard’s Air Station Astoria
Aging aircraft must last until 2035
AAUW chapter celebrates 70th year
AAUW chapter celebrates 70th year
Marge Beard & Edie Shire
Waterspouts possible near mouth of Columbia
Waterspouts possible near mouth of Columbia

LONG BEACH — The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a special marine warning for coastal waters from Cape Shoalwater, Wash., to Cascade Head or out 10 nautical miles until 3:15 p.m.

At 2:36 p.m. a severe thunderstorm capable...

Tornado warning expires for mouth of Columbia, but thunderstorm warning continues

The National Weather Service tornado warning for northwestern Clatsop County and southwestern Pacific County expired at 4:15 p.m. Monday and has not been renewed. However, a severe thunderstorm warning still is in effect for northwestern Clatsop...

Home intrusions rattle nerves
An unidentified man entered two Seaview houses while residents were at home. He may have tried to break into as many as three other homes on the same night.
Seaview residents rally to replace their sign
Seaview residents rally to replace their sign

SEAVIEW — Something is missing in Seaview and Nansen Malin wants to put it back.

It is a year since an unfortunate traffic accident caused so much damage to the Seaview sign that it had to be removed.

Now Malin and members of the...

Child molester behind bars

SEAVIEW — A judge has ordered a babysitter and her live-in boyfriend to serve time behind bars after a girl told authorities she was sexually abused at a daycare in the couple’s home at a Seaview trailer park.

Marco Antonio Cortes,...

Deadly deer disease arrives in SW Washington
A deadly deer virus has made its first appearance in Washington. Wildlife managers are asking citizens to help track and prevent the spread of the disease.
Pacific County Jail Bookings

Ryan J. Blake — Community custody violation.

Gary B. Blumhardt — Domestic violence fourth-degree assault.

Sarah H. Brittain — Domestic violence fourth-degree assault.

Jessie L. Carpenter — Domestic...

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Dispatch Reports
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...

Sheriff, Coast Guard fish for violators on the Columbia River
Sheriff, Coast Guard fish for violators on the Columbia River
On dual patrol for Buoy 10
Hot rods roar: End-of-summer car party mostly safe, successful
Hot rods roar: End-of-summer car party mostly safe, successful
It was a rainy rod run, but with the exception of a couple incidents, the event was still safe and successful.
NOAA fisheries: Ocean surveys show poor conditions for Columbia salmon

Ocean conditions for salmon headed to sea this year are very poor, according to recent NOAA Fisheries research surveys, and have a high likelihood of depressing salmon returns to the Columbia River in the next few years.

The outlook is described...

Speeding log truck wrecks, driver cited
A log-truck rollover closed SR4 for hours on Monday evening, after logs spilled all over the road and knocked out a power pole.
Stories from the heart: Running from a community under siege
Sydney Stevens: Alice
Just married: Tye Johnson and Mariah Steenerson
Just married: Tye Johnson and Mariah Steenerson

NASELLE — Tye Johnson and Mariah Steenerson were united in marriage on June 30, 2017 in Naselle at the home of Tye’s grandparents, Harvey and Jeannine Johnson.

The small ceremony included Tye’s mother, Lindsay Littau and...

New mental health professional to lead Willapa team
New mental health professional to lead Willapa team

Willapa Behavioral Health

2204 Pacific Highway N., Long Beach

360 642-3787

evenings and weekends, 1-800 884-2292

‘Our greatest joy is making people’s lives better.’

— Adam Marquis

new...

Small fire put out in state park
Small fire put out in state park

Pickup catches fire in Seaview
Pickup catches fire in Seaview

SEAVIEW — A Chevy pickup’s driver escaped injury at about 12:20 p.m. Monday when his vehicle stalled and then caught fire at the intersection of U.S. Highway 101 and Sandridge Road in Seaview.

Firefighters responded to the scene,...

Cars and beach go together
Cars and beach go together

Historical postcards show the Long Beach Peninsula’s love affair with motor vehicles long predates the Rod Run to the End of the World.

Fall clam dates announced; fewer than originally scheduled last year

WDFW schedules tentative razor clam digs through December

OLYMPIA — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced a tentative schedule for the fall razor clam season set to begin in early October.

Final approval of...

Marketplace

Business

Seafood giant finished new facility across the river
Plant rebuilt after 2013 fire

Coast Guard

Helicopter repairs never stop at Coast Guard’s Air Station Astoria
Aging aircraft must last until 2035
Coast Guard rescues two from sinking boat
Two boaters called for help after striking an unknown object.
Coast Guard Cape D rescues mom, 2 kids from Jetty Lagoon near Fort Stevens
Coast Guard helps respond to Hurricane Harvey
Cape D assists at Astoria pier fire

Fishing & Aquaculture

Sheriff, Coast Guard fish for violators on the Columbia River
On dual patrol for Buoy 10
NOAA fisheries: Ocean surveys show poor conditions for Columbia salmon

Ocean conditions for salmon headed to sea this year are very poor, according to recent NOAA Fisheries research surveys, and have a high likelihood...

Over half of net pen Atlantic salmon in San Juans escaped; reported catches at Columbia mouth
Tracking crabs near the mouth of the Columbia River
Fukushima radiation not impacting migratory fish

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October clam dig needs one more clean test

LONG BEACH — It won’t be certain until after a second round of testing next week, but so far things are looking good for a razor...

Waterspouts possible near mouth of Columbia

LONG BEACH — The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a special marine warning for coastal waters from Cape Shoalwater, Wash.,...

Tornado warning expires for mouth of Columbia, but thunderstorm warning continues
Small fire put out in state park
Pickup catches fire in Seaview

Local News

October clam dig needs one more clean test

LONG BEACH — It won’t be certain until after a second round of testing next week, but so far things are looking good for a razor...

Most-wanted fugitive arrested near Raymond
A woman wnated for kidnapping was arrested near Raymond on Monday.
DeLong v. Long for Port of Peninsula
Refuge plans new ‘Gateway to the Outdoors’
Summer ends with violent thunderstorms, waterspouts

Naselle-Grays River

Red Flag Warning issued for Pacific County

Lightning could ignite extremely dry forests, grass and brush

SOUTH BEND — The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a Red...

Chuck Hendrickson: Civic-minded Naval Academy graduate and family man
Chuck Hendrickson by Nick Nikkala
Two cows killed in Naselle-Grays River area

News of Record

Superior Court Report

SOUTH BEND — Joshua Scott Brown, 19, of Ocean Park recently pleaded guilty in Pacific County Superior Court to two counts of possession of...

Dispatch Reports

Long Beach

Police Department

Sept. 10 — At 12:15 a.m. in Long Beach, vehicles were racing in a field near Idaho...

Long Beach Police Blotter
Pacific County Jail Bookings
Pacific County Jail Bookings

Northwest

People News

AAUW chapter celebrates 70th year
Marge Beard & Edie Shire
Just married: Tye Johnson and Mariah Steenerson

NASELLE — Tye Johnson and Mariah Steenerson were united in marriage on June 30, 2017 in Naselle at the home of Tye’s grandparents,...

After Air Force career, Bryan climbs state American Legion ladder
Ocean Park Community Church marks 70 years
Doss attending event in honor of his war-hero dad

Schools

Newly arrived teachers speak: Part 1

Pre-K, Ocean Park School

Teaching career: 20 years

Previous job: Long Beach Head Start

What brought you to OPS?

“I...

Local residents earn degrees from WGU Washington

KENT — Three local residents received degrees from WGU Washington earlier this year. The university held its 6th annual commencement...

Kara Powell new OPS principal
UW honors Peninsula students
Patten earns BA at Whitworth