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May 13 — Four dogs allegedly tried to attack a man and his daughter in Ilwaco at 10:02 a.m.

A possibly intoxicated driver was reported in Long Beach at 10:19 a.m.

At 10:29 a.m., a small...

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Long Beach Police Blotter

On May 17 at 1:40 p.m. a resident on Washington Street in Long Beach, reported the theft of a chainsaw from a shed.

At 2:45 p.m. on the Bolstad approach, the passenger side window of a vehicle was smashed and a purse stolen. The purse contained...

City turns spotlight on scofflaw RV campers
City turns spotlight on scofflaw RV campers
Long Beach to take lead on trail extension
Memorial Day events scheduled

PENINSULA — Memorial Day observances will begin on Monday, May 28, at the Surfside Veterans’ Park (306th PL & “I” Street) at 8:30 a.m., then continue at the Oysterville Cemetery at 9 a.m., the Ocean Park Cemetery at...

Beach Barons help fund OP Baseball Park
Beach Barons help fund OP Baseball Park

June 1 workshop plans for county future

LONG BEACH — The Pacific County Planning Commission is holding public workshops on the Pacific County Comprehensive Plan update.

Each workshop will cover a specific area of the plan with the next workshop moving onto the next area of the...

Woman going to prison after failing drug treatment

SOUTH BEND — Lisa Grace Milam, 47, of Raymond, was sentenced to 13 months in prison in Pacific County Superior Court on May 19 following the revocation of a special drug offender sentencing alternative which she received after pleading guilty...

Inslee, Wyman announce funding for 2018 statewide ballot return postage
Inslee, Wyman announce funding for 2018 statewide ballot return postage

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee and Secretary of State Kim Wyman jointly announced last week they are providing money for statewide ballot return postage in the 2018 Primary and General Elections.

Earlier this month, King County adopted an...

Welcome to the World: 
Amelia Grace Nesbitt
Welcome to the World: Amelia Grace Nesbitt

ASTORIA — Jeff and Melissa Nesbitt are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Amelia Grace Nesbitt.

Amelia was born at 5:08 p.m. on Friday, March 9, 2018, at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria, Oregon. She weighed 6 pounds, 7...

Officials say sunken Soule boat has been located

WILLAPA BAY — Searchers said late Tuesday they are hopeful they have found the Kelli J, a sunken crab boat submerged in Willapa Bay.

Pacific County Sheriff Scott Johnson said Tuesday afternoon that the missing vessel belonging to Kevin...

Racing to end poverty
Racing to end poverty
Great turnout for 2018 Cape D Sprint Triathlon
Cougar attack leaves one dead near Seattle
Cougar attack leaves one dead near Seattle

NORTH BEND — Two friends on a morning mountain bike ride 30 miles east of Seattle on May 19 were attacked by a cougar, killing one of the men and leaving the second hospitalized.

The cougar was later found up a tree near the dead...

Ready, set, run: 2018 local races
Several offices have multiple contenders
Hungry birds: Food a concern for brown pelicans
Hungry birds: Food a concern for brown pelicans
Species migrates north from California and Mexico
U.S. spending $20M to protect reservation
U.S. spending $20M to protect reservation

TOKELAND — A century of coastal erosion that’s been accelerating in the wake of recent powerful storms has prompted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to award a nearly $20 million contract meant to protect the Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe...

Truck luck
Truck luck
New LB event pays tribute to the great American pickup
Crabbing tragedy leaves one missing
Crabbing tragedy leaves one missing
Community grieves presumed death of Kevin Soule
Accidents slow Astoria-Megler Bridge traffic
Accidents slow Astoria-Megler Bridge traffic

ASTORIA BRIDGE — A disabled car May 18 on the Astoria Bridge started a chain of events that involved collisions and a two-hour shutdown.

Driving southbound about 10 a.m., the car stopped on the bridge and pulled to the right near the...

Climatologists bet on El Niño, warm months ahead
Climatologists bet on El Niño, warm months ahead
Federal forecasters see an El Niño moving in and bringing warmer and drier weather
Judge order mental health evaluation for Ilwaco stabbing suspect

SOUTH BEND — Mitchell Marteeny, the Ilwaco man who allegedly stabbed three men last month, must undergo a mental health evaluation before his case can go any further.

Marteeny, 51, reportedly showed a pattern of increasingly unstable...

Four-car collision slowed bridge traffic Wednesday

MEGLER — No one was seriously injured in a four-car collision that temporarily blocked one lane of traffic on the Astoria-Megler Bridge on Wednesday.

The wreck occurred on the northbound side of the bridge at about 9:45 a.m., according...

U.S. Marshals won’t allow woman’s cane
U.S. Marshals won’t allow woman’s cane

TACOMA — A decision about an 84-year-old woman’s cane hinted at the cultural gap between federal courthouse personnel and Native American citizens who use the court system.

Everett resident and respected Native rights activist...

Chinook stand tall
Chinook stand tall
Tribe fills federal courtroom to keep recognition lawsuit alive
Peninsula grapples with workforce housing crisis
Peninsula grapples with workforce housing crisis
Aging population, low wages complicate options
Local foundations acknowledge generous bequests

On learning of the Vern and Ella Worthington bequest, Ocean Beach Education Foundation President Jeff Chabot said, “OBEF would like to thank the Worthington Family for their generous donation. The money will be used to help provide the students...

Doupé building approved for first-floor apartments
Doupé building approved for first-floor apartments
Ilwaco Council unanimously approves change for project
Ilwaco leaders reject vacation rental on the hill
Ilwaco leaders reject vacation rental on the hill
Oakes, Baigent suggest broader discussion on city’s future
11-year sentence in Nemah home-invasion
11-year sentence in Nemah home-invasion

SOUTH BEND — The young woman who shot up her grandmother’s house will spend nearly 11 years in prison.

On May 11, Sincer-A Marie Nerton, 19, of Naselle, pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, first-degree...

Kelly Shumar to run Appelo Archives Center

NASELLE — Grays River resident Kelly Shumar will be the Appelo Archives Center’s new director. Shumar will be replacing Falon Hoven who, as previously reported, will be leaving the position to spend more time with her...

Ilwaco hiring fair planned May 24

ILWACO — Looking to connect to your community through career pathways in hospitality, tourism and food production? Head on over to the Pacific County hiring event and Community Resource Fair at the Ilwaco Timberland Regional Library at 158...

Raymond memorial remembers World War I sacrifices
Raymond memorial remembers World War I sacrifices

RAYMOND — Raymond’s VFW Post 968 continued to honor its World War I fallen comrades. This Saturday, May 19, the post’s 1940s vintage war memorial will be rededicated with full honors paid to 11 of the community’s citizens...

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Ilwaco hiring fair planned May 24

ILWACO — Looking to connect to your community through career pathways in hospitality, tourism and food production? Head on over to the...

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Coast Guard

Officials say sunken Soule boat has been located

WILLAPA BAY — Searchers said late Tuesday they are hopeful they have found the Kelli J, a sunken crab boat submerged in Willapa...

Crabbing tragedy leaves one missing
Community grieves presumed death of Kevin Soule
Surf rescue drill prepares for tourist season
Coast Guard, Pacific County responders assist prepared kayaker in Willapa Bay

Fishing & Aquaculture

Officials say sunken Soule boat has been located

WILLAPA BAY — Searchers said late Tuesday they are hopeful they have found the Kelli J, a sunken crab boat submerged in Willapa...

Crabbing tragedy leaves one missing
Community grieves presumed death of Kevin Soule
Study to track animals fouling Washington shellfish
Daily spring Chinook at Bonneville picks up, but still far below 10-year average
Big fish, little folk

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June 1 workshop plans for county future

LONG BEACH — The Pacific County Planning Commission is holding public workshops on the Pacific County Comprehensive Plan update.

Each...

Officials say sunken Soule boat has been located

WILLAPA BAY — Searchers said late Tuesday they are hopeful they have found the Kelli J, a sunken crab boat submerged in Willapa...

Accidents slow Astoria-Megler Bridge traffic
Climatologists bet on El Niño, warm months ahead
Four-car collision slowed bridge traffic Wednesday

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City turns spotlight on scofflaw RV campers
Long Beach to take lead on trail extension
June 1 workshop plans for county future

LONG BEACH — The Pacific County Planning Commission is holding public workshops on the Pacific County Comprehensive Plan update.

Each...

Inslee, Wyman announce funding for 2018 statewide ballot return postage
Officials say sunken Soule boat has been located
Racing to end poverty

Naselle-Grays River

Kelly Shumar to run Appelo Archives Center

NASELLE — Grays River resident Kelly Shumar will be the Appelo Archives Center’s new director. Shumar will be replacing Falon Hoven...

Ken Elliott named Legionnaire of the Year

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Long Beach

Police Department

May 13 — Four dogs allegedly tried to attack a man and his daughter in Ilwaco at 10:02...

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...

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Long Beach Police Blotter
Woman going to prison after failing drug treatment

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People News

Two locals win at all-comer meet

WARRENTON — On Thursday, May 17, Warrenton Grade School hosted a free all-comer track meet sponsored by the TrackTown Youth League.

Memorial Day events scheduled

PENINSULA — Memorial Day observances will begin on Monday, May 28, at the Surfside Veterans’ Park (306th PL & “I”...

Beach Barons help fund OP Baseball Park
Welcome to the World: Amelia Grace Nesbitt
Raymond memorial remembers World War I sacrifices

Schools

Drum group rocks the gym
Spirit of Ghana invades the coast — thanks to Water Music Society
Humongous fun
IHS music program trip to Festival Disney