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Update: Undersheriff appointment raises questions
Update: Undersheriff appointment raises questions
Incoming sheriff says he’ll probably make change

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Herrera leads in U.S. House race; Souvenir, McClain, Runyon, Oakes lead in Pacific County races

SOUTH BEND — Preliminary results in key Pacific County races based on ballots counted Tuesday night:

• Sheriff: Robin Souvenir 53.86%, Scott Johnson (incumbent) 46.14% (3,881 votes to 3,325)

• Prosecutor: Mark McClain...

Did serial strangler strike here?
Did serial strangler strike here?
Cold-case analysis shows disturbing pattern
Low-income housing project starts
Low-income housing project starts
Driftwood Point Apartments expected to be complete by end of winter 2019
Beach Ballet:
Never too old to instill love of dance
Beach Ballet: Never too old to instill love of dance
Dancing woven into forthcoming production of ‘The Polar Express’
Oh, rats! 
Ilwaco City Hall attic infested with dead rodents, requires $6,000 clean-up
Oh, rats! Ilwaco City Hall attic infested with dead rodents, requires $6,000 clean-up

ILWACO — Unwanted visitors are nibbling away at the patience of Ilwaco city staffers.

Rats have inhabited an inaccessible spot above the main office in Ilwaco City Hall since September 2018.

Though the animals are rarely seen, the...

Injuries reported after Monday collisions
Injuries reported after Monday collisions
Woman suffers minor injuries after a two-vehicle accident in Long Beach
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Long Beach

Police Department

Oct. 28 — At 8:12 a.m., in Ilwaco, a disorderly person was in the lobby of a business “causing problems.”

Child abuse was reported at 9:10 p.m. in Long Beach.

Oct. 29 —...

Jail Bookings

Bookings into Pacific County Jail

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

Angela L. Aguilar — Controlled substance delivery possession with intent, manufacturing,...

Long Beach Police Blotter

On Oct. 29 at 10:45 a.m., in Long Beach, a man was creating a disturbance while drying his clothes on a business’ picnic tables. When asked to remove them and leave he allegedly got upset.

At 4:15 p.m. on Pacific Avenue, Edwin D.

LB council considers visitors bureau request
LB council considers visitors bureau request
Council approves fundraising measures for city, considers future efforts
New Lutheran minister serves Chinook, Naselle
New Lutheran minister serves Chinook, Naselle
Haugen steers congregations toward shared ministry
Trump moves up deadline for dam-removal analysis to 2020

President Donald Trump got involved in Columbia Basin dam issues on Oct. 19, issuing a memorandum that will speed up the schedule for a new court-mandated environmental impact statement (EIS) and biological opinion on the Federal Columbia River Power...

Veterans Day observances planned

LONG BEACH — On Saturday, Nov. 10 at 1 p.m., the American Legion will officiate at a small service at the Ilwaco Cemetery at the gravesites of Don R. Grable and Charles B. Strauhal.

The American Legion Post #48 in Ilwaco is named after...

Battle of the weathermen: 2018-19 edition
Which way the weather blows: Portland meteorologists take their shots at predicting coming winter
Election Day morning: 52.6% of county ballots logged in at Courthouse

PACIFIC COUNTY — With the final day of 2018 polling underway, more than half of Pacific County ballots were in the hands of election officials Tuesday morning in South Bend.

Between 10 a.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday, an additional 878...

Nearly half Pacific County ballots have been returned

Pacific County’s proportion of returned General Election ballots reached 46.5 percent as of 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, in advance of Tuesday’s 8 p.m. deadline for voting. Out of a total of 14,187 registered voters in the county, 6,590 of...

Keen Halloween on the Peninsula
Keen Halloween on the Peninsula
Nemah Annual Chili Feed this Saturday

NEMAH — On Saturday, Nov. 3 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. is this Willapa Bay community’s biggest fundraiser of the year, the annual chili feed, held the first week of elk hunting.

Driving along a lonely stretch of U.S. Hwy 101,...

Ilwaco stabbing defendant gets 17 years in prison
Ilwaco stabbing defendant gets 17 years in prison
Mental illness, drug use contributed to crime
Westport, Oregon, man arrested after deadly road rage incident
Westport, Oregon, man arrested after deadly road rage incident
Clatsop County man, 65, charged with first-degree manslaughter
Surfside presents ladies golf winners
Surfside presents ladies golf winners

SURFSIDE — Linh Tran was presented the Low Gross Award for the fourth year in a row at the Surfside Ladies Golf Awards luncheon Wednesday, Oct. 17. Junia Eufers was awarded Low Net of the Field, and Sue Skinner was earned a Hole in One...

Ocean Park may be sprouting daffodils come springtime
Ocean Park may be sprouting daffodils come springtime

OCEAN PARK – Many Village Club members and supporters were digging and planting along the Beach to Bay Path in Ocean Park on Oct. 17 and Oct. 18. Their goal was to plant 8,000 to 12,000 early bloom daffodil bulbs between Sandridge and the Ocean...

Richfield couple wins Rod Run engine raffle
Richfield couple wins Rod Run engine raffle

OCEAN PARK — The Beach Barons Car Club congratulates Harvey and June De Grande of Richfield as winners of the 2019 Rod Run to the End of the World engine raffle.

Seen here loading the engine into the back of their pickup truck, Harvey...

Pacific County to have only one state insurance option in 2019
LifeWise will no longer be an option for residents, leaving Premera as sole option
Heroes all: Legion says thanks for service
Heroes all: Legion says thanks for service
Eleven diligent servants honored by their departments
Snake River dams seen as possible barriers to saving orcas
Snake River dams seen as possible barriers to saving orcas
Saving orcas steps up pressure on farms, dams
Community leaders gather, share safety tips
Community leaders gather, share safety tips
Residents learn safety prevention tips and what services are available
U.S. capital captivates county kids
U.S. capital captivates county kids
Students learn about history and government hands-on
Ballot returns lagging as election day nears

WASHINGTON — With a week to go before the Nov. 6 General Election, only 17.1 percent of the state’s 4,315,081 registered voters turned in their ballots by 10 a.m. on Oct. 29, compared to 24 percent at about the same point in 2016. For...

Safety concerns boil over at Courthouse
Safety concerns boil over at Courthouse
Historic landmark lacks basic security precautions

Marketplace

Business

Riverfront hotel planned near downtown Astoria
Adrift Hotel and Buoy Beer partner on project
Coming attraction: New owners at Neptune Theatre
Former convenience store owners ready for new role
Local acupuncturist leaving for the desert
Wirkkala one of the last of the radio repairmen
Bank of the Pacific to close two branches

Coast Guard

Local Coast Guard crew awarded for hurricane response
Five given Air Medal for role in Hurricane Harvey response
Heroes all: Legion says thanks for service
Eleven diligent servants honored by their departments

Fishing & Aquaculture

Trump moves up deadline for dam-removal analysis to 2020

President Donald Trump got involved in Columbia Basin dam issues on Oct. 19, issuing a memorandum that will speed up the schedule for a new...

Kitzhaber re-emerges to back gillnet ban on the Columbia River
A campaign to influence governors
Pacific County crab slow to harden this season

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Herrera wins in latest vote count; Pacific County elects a new sheriff

SOUTH BEND — As of the last ballot count on Wednesday afternoon, slightly more than 60 percent of registered voters in Pacific County...

Herrera leads in U.S. House race; Souvenir, McClain, Runyon, Oakes lead in Pacific County races

SOUTH BEND — Preliminary results in key Pacific County races based on ballots counted Tuesday night:

• Sheriff: Robin Souvenir...

Trump moves up deadline for dam-removal analysis to 2020
Veterans Day observances planned
Battle of the weathermen: 2018-19 edition

Local News

Update: Undersheriff appointment raises questions
Incoming sheriff says he’ll probably make change
Outgoing sheriff appoints his dad to be undersheriff

SOUTH BEND — Ferrill “LeRoy” Johnson, 80, isn’t just Sheriff Scott Johnson’s dad. For at least the next seven...

Herrera wins in latest vote count; Pacific County elects a new sheriff
Recent earthquakes remind coastal residents to be prepared
Herrera leads in U.S. House race; Souvenir, McClain, Runyon, Oakes lead in Pacific County races

Naselle-Grays River

New Lutheran minister serves Chinook, Naselle
Haugen steers congregations toward shared ministry
Nemah Annual Chili Feed this Saturday

NEMAH — On Saturday, Nov. 3 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. is this Willapa Bay community’s biggest fundraiser of the year, the annual chili...

U.S. capital captivates county kids
Naselle adopts new state school policies; OKs raises

News of Record

Did serial strangler strike here?
Cold-case analysis shows disturbing pattern
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Long Beach

Police Department

Oct. 28 — At 8:12 a.m., in Ilwaco, a disorderly person was in the lobby of a business...

Jail Bookings
Long Beach Police Blotter
Ilwaco stabbing defendant gets 17 years in prison

Northwest

Ocean temperatures rise, boosting odds of El Niño ahead
El Nino taking hold in Pacific

People News

New Lutheran minister serves Chinook, Naselle
Haugen steers congregations toward shared ministry
Richfield couple wins Rod Run engine raffle

OCEAN PARK — The Beach Barons Car Club congratulates Harvey and June De Grande of Richfield as winners of the 2019 Rod Run to the End of...

Surfside presents ladies golf winners
Ilwaco celebrates dedicated volunteer Wilma Dorland

Schools

U.S. capital captivates county kids
Students learn about history and government hands-on
Sweet sounds of jazz
IHS band performs at safety awards
Prize winners promise to vote