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Washington won’t release driver’s license info without order

OLYMPIA (AP) — The Washington State Department of Licensing says it will no longer release personal information to federal immigration authorities without a court order unless required by law.

The agency announced the change Jan. 15...

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Dennis Company sold to Ace Hardware chain
Dennis Company sold to Ace Hardware chain

LONG BEACH — Dennis Company has been sold to the Ace Hardware Corp. in a transaction that will become final March 26.

Owned by the Dennis family since 1905, the local company owns five stores in Long Beach, Raymond, Aberdeen, Montesano...

Meling named deputy police chief
Meling named deputy police chief

LONG BEACH — At the Long Beach City Council meeting held Jan. 2, an item on the agenda initiated by Chief Flint Wright was the promotion of officer Casey Meling to Deputy Police Chief effective immediately.

Meling has often filled in as...

Ocean Park man released from ICE lockup
Ocean Park man released from ICE lockup
Aburto Gutierrez was jailed for 39 days after telling his story to newspapers
The last Gillnetter: Magazine documented the life of fishermen
The last Gillnetter: Magazine documented the life of fishermen
Magazine chronicled once-vital industry
Inslee lashes back at Sessions on marijuana
Inslee lashes back at Sessions on marijuana
Trump’s attorney general: Marijuana a ‘dangerous drug’
Willapa shrimp spraying permit teeters on DOE decision
Willapa shrimp spraying permit teeters on DOE decision

NAHCOTTA — An official decision is still about a month away, but things are not looking good for commercial oyster and clam growers on Willapa Bay who want to use a pesticide to control a spreading population of burrowing shrimp that wreck...

Superior Court Report Possible life sentence for female sex offender
Recent significant cases from Pacific County Superior Court
First Aid/CPR/AED class offered in LB
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Ocean Park Medical Building open for business
Ocean Park Medical Building open for business
Marijuana grower smells chance to gain farm status
Marijuana grower smells chance to gain farm status
Marijuana farm appeals odor fine, saying it's a farm
Port seeks paperwork, state funds for sunken Lihue
Port seeks paperwork, state funds for sunken Lihue
The Lihue isn't leaking anymore, but it's probably not leaving the Port of Ilwaco any time soon.
Visitors bureau appreciates Kertson
Visitors bureau appreciates Kertson

LONG BEACH — The Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau is honored Cyd Kertson as their Volunteer of the Month.

Kertson grew up on the Peninsula, graduated from Ilwaco High School and worked for several years at the Bank of the Pacific. She...

Long Beach Police Blotter

On Dec. 20 at 2:21 p.m., in Ilwaco, an officer went to the high school to investigate a stolen firearm report. The shotgun has been recovered. Two suspects, a 17-year-old male from Long Beach, and a 15-year-old male from Ocean Park will be charged...

Jail Bookings

Danzel R. Best — Driving under the influence of intoxicants.

Joshua A. Cartrette — Possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

Xeng Chang — Two warrants for failure to comply felony, community custody...

USDA supports forced cranberry cutbacks
USDA supports forced cranberry cutbacks
USDA proposes to order reduction in cranberry supply
Dispatch Reports

Long Beach

Police Department

Dec. 31 — At 1:13 a.m. an officer was dispatched to a guy setting off fireworks.

At 2:55 p.m. in Long Beach, disorderly conduct was reported for a man who had allegedly done damage to a vehicle...

Unsettled and relatively mild weather expected through next week

A rather non-descript pattern of weak weather systems periodically traversing the region is expected for the next seven days. Although it is tough to pick out a day that will be entirely dry statewide, there are also no strong storms or major...

Sturgeon doing better in Lower Columbia than elsewhere in river system
Sturgeon doing better in Lower Columbia than elsewhere in river system

COLUMBIA RIVER — A symposium to share information about the state of wild and hatchery white sturgeon found in waters from the mouth of the Columbia River to the Snake River to the Kootenai River was hosted in mid-November by the Northwest...

OP man arrested by ICE to be released Friday on bond

TACOMA — The Ocean Park man who was arrested by federal immigration agents after he spoke to newspapers expects to be released from the Northwest Detention Center on Friday, his attorney Stephen Robbins said.

Baltazar...

Adrift adds Shelburne to hotel lineup
Adrift adds Shelburne to hotel lineup

LONG BEACH — Adrift Hotels, Inc. is the new operator the historic Shelburne Inn in Seaview.

The 15-room property on Pacific Way, which opened in 1896, features a restaurant and pub. Adrift also operates hotels in Long Beach and Seaside.

Mini-golf course under construction
Mini-golf course under construction

Welcome to the World: Elijah Eugene Crater
Welcome to the World: Elijah Eugene Crater
Elijah Crater
New owners at Naselle’s Mochas and More
New owners at Naselle’s Mochas and More
By Nick Nikkila
Jail Bookings

Bookings into Pacific County Jail from Dec. 24 through Dec. 30

Travis L. Allen — Driving under the influence of intoxicants.

Cindy C. Beavers — Driving with suspended licensed third-degree, warrant for failure to comply...

Washington Dems float rural well bill
Washington Dems float rural well bill
Washington Democrats present their latest thinking on rural wells
Coast Guard warns ‘flares are not toys’

WARRENTON — On Jan. 1 the Coast Guard reminded the public of the consequences of illegal flare lighting after an aircrew witnessed the firing of multiple flares near Cannon Beach early Monday morning.

A Sector Columbia River aircrew...

Dispatch Reports

Long Beach

Police Department

Dec. 24 — At 2:53 a.m. in Long Beach, a vehicle prowl was reported, with a male seen trying to get into a car.

Dec. 26 — In Long Beach at 12:20 p.m. a burglary was reported.

A...

CWU honor roll

ELLENBURG — Several students from Pacific County qualified for Central Washington University’s Fall Quarter 2017 honor roll.; Central undergraduate students who earn a 3.5 or better grade point average, on a 4.0 scale, while carrying at...

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...

WSDA acts on goal to radio tag all cows
WSDA acts on goal to radio tag all cows
WSDA starts rule-writing to advance RFID tags

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Business

‘Onewheel’ rolls into Long Beach
Local teen inspires bike shop to invest in self-balancing, electric skateboards
Dennis Company sold to Ace Hardware chain

LONG BEACH — Dennis Company has been sold to the Ace Hardware Corp. in a transaction that will become final March 26.

Owned by the...

Inslee lashes back at Sessions on marijuana
Ocean Park Medical Building open for business
Adrift adds Shelburne to hotel lineup

Coast Guard

Coast Guard warns ‘flares are not toys’

WARRENTON — On Jan. 1 the Coast Guard reminded the public of the consequences of illegal flare lighting after an aircrew witnessed the...

Tug escorts needed if oil tanker traffic on the Columbia River increases
Study finds risk of oil spills low, but concerning

Fishing & Aquaculture

Price talks delay crab season
The commercial Dungeness crab season was set to open Monday in most of Oregon and Washington state
The last Gillnetter: Magazine documented the life of fishermen
Magazine chronicled once-vital industry
Willapa shrimp spraying permit teeters on DOE decision
Port seeks paperwork, state funds for sunken Lihue
Sturgeon doing better in Lower Columbia than elsewhere in river system

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Washington won’t release driver’s license info without order

OLYMPIA (AP) — The Washington State Department of Licensing says it will no longer release personal information to federal immigration...

‘Onewheel’ rolls into Long Beach
Local teen inspires bike shop to invest in self-balancing, electric skateboards
Thrilling win at Long Beach Elks
First Aid/CPR/AED class offered in LB
Unsettled and relatively mild weather expected through next week

Local News

Washington won’t release driver’s license info without order

OLYMPIA (AP) — The Washington State Department of Licensing says it will no longer release personal information to federal immigration...

Price talks delay crab season
The commercial Dungeness crab season was set to open Monday in most of Oregon and Washington state
‘Onewheel’ rolls into Long Beach
Thrilling win at Long Beach Elks
Dennis Company sold to Ace Hardware chain

Naselle-Grays River

New owners at Naselle’s Mochas and More
By Nick Nikkila
Deep River’s Nick Nikkila: One heck of a life!
Madcap childhood made him street smart, grateful and ready for anything
Heavy rain next couple days, followed by king tides
Chadwick joins Naselle school board
New fieldhouse dedicated at Naselle school

News of Record

Superior Court Report Possible life sentence for female sex offender
Recent significant cases from Pacific County Superior Court
Long Beach Police Blotter

On Dec. 20 at 2:21 p.m., in Ilwaco, an officer went to the high school to investigate a stolen firearm report. The shotgun has been recovered. Two...

Jail Bookings
Dispatch Reports
Jail Bookings

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Visitors bureau appreciates Kertson

LONG BEACH — The Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau is honored Cyd Kertson as their Volunteer of the Month.

Kertson grew up on the...

Welcome to the World: Elijah Eugene Crater
Elijah Crater
CWU honor roll
Peninsula Rotary helps Food4Kids
Project Homeless Connect coming Jan. 25

Schools

CWU honor roll

ELLENBURG — Several students from Pacific County qualified for Central Washington University’s Fall Quarter 2017 honor roll.;...

Chadwick joins Naselle school board
By Nick Nikkila
GHC Honor Roll
New fieldhouse dedicated at Naselle school
NGRVSD celebrates Winter Concert