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Tuna troller sinks in Ilwaco mooring basin
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Tuna troller sinks in Ilwaco mooring basin
1939 vessel owned by Astoria company

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Takko will chair Senate Local Government Committee in new Democratic majority
Takko will chair Senate Local Government Committee in new Democratic majority

OLYMPIA — Sen. Dean Takko, D-Longview, will chair the Local Government Committee in the Washington State Senate. Securing a one-seat majority after a special election victory in Washington’s 45th Legislative District, Senate Democrats...

Shelter leaders make urgent plea for help
Shelter leaders make urgent plea for help

The program that provides night shelter for homeless people on the Long Beach Peninsula has delayed its start.

“We need volunteers,” said Dick Wallace, who helps spearhead the program.

People are needed to supervise at the...

Shards of memory
Shards of memory

OCEAN PARK — A red-blooded hankering for excitement, American pride and hopes of flying heroic combat missions spurred Albert Carrasco to join the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. The Kelso native wanted to get close to the action in...

Are ‘winds of change’ in store for local waters?
Are ‘winds of change’ in store for local waters?
Offshore wind farms and estuarine net pens among new ocean uses examined for Pacific County
Chace ruled OK to stand trial
Chace ruled OK to stand trial
The woman who allegedly killed her own grandma claimed she'd been cursed by a witch, but still managed to sail through two competency evals.
Volunteer of the Month: Linda Le Claire
Volunteer of the Month: Linda Le Claire

LONG BEACH — The Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau is honoring Linda Le Claire as Volunteer of the Month.

Linda Le Claire is one of the handfuls of volunteers who were actually raised here on the Long Beach Peninsula. Her father worked...

Fire district, Elks and Legion team up for Toys for Tots
Fire district, Elks and Legion team up for Toys for Tots
PCFD1, LB Elks & American Legion join to gather toys for kids
Firefighters stress cooking safety for Thanksgiving

PACIFIC COUNTY — According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), cooking is the leading cause of home fires on Thanksgiving Day. A cooking fire is three times more likely on Thanksgiving than on any other day of the...

Man committed suicide at gas station
A man on Saturday committed suicide at a local gas station.
Search continues for Seaside shooting suspects
Police have not disclosed the names of those involved
Protect kids from the cold with Operation Warm
Protect kids from the cold with Operation Warm

OCEAN PARK — The South Pacific County Professional Firefighters/I.A.F.F. Local No. 3999 have partnered with Operation Warm and the Ocean Beach School District to ensure that local kids are ready for the winter weather.

A project in its...

Eagles celebrate Veterans Day
Eagles celebrate Veterans Day

Long Beach Police Blotter

On Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. on Washington Street in Long Beach, an antenna was reported stolen from a home.

On Nov. 7 at 9:45 a.m. in Long Beach, a suspect allegedly stole an item and ran from a store. The store tag set off the alarm

At 2:50 p.m.

Jail Bookings

George A. Atcher — Community custody violation.

Heather S. Cadinha — Domestic violence fourth-degree assault.

Denise M. Cerveny — Community custody violation.

Nicholas W. Cox — Two counts of controlled...

Wreck slows traffic on SR4
Wreck slows traffic on SR4
Dispatch Reports

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Police Department

Nov. 5 — At 5:24 a.m., in Long Beach, a mother and two bear cubs were in a tree near a home.

Threats were alleged in Long Beach at 11:50 a.m.

A guy in the red pickup shining a laser was...

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...

Sandison ‘optimistic’ U.S., Canada will renegotiate Columbia River Treaty
Sandison ‘optimistic’ U.S., Canada will renegotiate Columbia River Treaty
Derek Sandison, director of the Washington State Department of Agriculture, says the U.S. and Canada are close on recommendations for renegotiating the Columbia River Treaty. He expects movement by the end of the year.
Alzheimer’s Association recruiting volunteer facilitators for caregiver support groups

PACIFIC COUNTY — Make a difference in the life of a family caregiver! The Alzheimer’s Association is currently recruiting local volunteers to facilitate Family Caregiver Support Groups in South Bend and Raymond.

“Family...

LB looks at voluntary bag restrictions

LONG BEACH — The City Council wants people to BYOB — bring your own bag, that is.

Martha Williams, a retired teacher and Al Gore-approved climate activist, made her pitch to the elected leaders during a Nov. 6 meeting at City...

Girls State delegate speaks at luncheon
Girls State delegate speaks at luncheon

Washington Sea Grant gets $1.1M from feds for aquaculture research
Washington Sea Grant gets $1.1M from feds for aquaculture research

Aquaculture has been a mainstay of Washington’s economy since the state’s founding, and there is still potential for more growth. Three federal grants announced last week will provide total funding of $1.1 million to Washington Sea...

Active weather brings 90 mph gusts to Pacific County
Active weather brings 90 mph gusts to Pacific County

LONG BEACH — Gusts to nearly 90 mph Monday signaled the start of active storm season on the south Washington coast.

A storm Pacific storm brought gusts to 72 mph overnight Sunday, before the main show arrive during daylight hours. A gust...

Newly elected: Gary Forner wins close race for Ilwaco mayor, Mary DeLong narrowly holds onto Port of Peninsula Commission seat, Holli Kemmer and Kevin Cline to serve Long Beach City Council
Newly elected: Gary Forner wins close race for Ilwaco mayor, Mary DeLong narrowly holds onto Port of Peninsula Commission seat, Holli Kemmer and Kevin Cline to serve Long Beach City Council

SOUTH BEND — Gary Forner won the race for Ilwaco’s next mayor by seven votes, election results released Monday afternoon by the Pacific County Auditor’s office show.

The longtime city councilman and volunteer firefighter...

Two tax hikes approved, one rejected
Two tax hikes approved, one rejected

SOUTH BEND — Voters have rejected a measure to raise taxes on real estate sales in unincorporated Pacific County by one-quarter of 1 percent, election results released Monday afternoon by the county Auditor’s office show.

Most...

Washington state man injured in Seaside shooting

SEASIDE — A 36-year-old Washington state man is being treated in a Portland hospital after being shot at about 2 a.m. Sunday at the Beachside Inn near the intersection of 5th Avenue and N. Downing Street in Seaside.

The suspects in the...

Warning: Dangerous conditions off the mouth of the Columbia

LONG BEACH — With a significant Pacific storm approaching the coast, the National Weather Service in Portland has issued a gale warning through Sunday night, intensifying to a storm warming for 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday.

Steep seas 7 to 9...

Wind warning for Monday

LONG BEACH — The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a high-wind warning for Pacific County for 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday. Places specifically included in the warning include Raymond, Long Beach, Ocean Park, Naselle, Cathlamet and...

Ocean Park’s ‘Book Lady’ ready for the next chapter
Ocean Park’s ‘Book Lady’ ready for the next chapter

OCEAN PARK — Catherine O’Toole has a theory about books.

She believes every volume has a place where it belongs — and that’s been her approach to customer service at her Ocean Park bookstore.

“I like to...

Ilwaco scrapyard collects clunkers, complaints
Ilwaco scrapyard collects clunkers, complaints

ILWACO — Smashed cars are stacking up at a scrapyard along Baker Bay, and so are the complaints about it.

Twenty-one neighbors reported concerns about Ron’s Recycling to Pacific County authorities in August. Their complaint urged...

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Tuna troller sinks in Ilwaco mooring basin
1939 vessel owned by Astoria company
Opener delayed as crab are slow to fill out
Crab shells mostly still too soft, meat percentage too low
Are ‘winds of change’ in store for local waters?
Washington Sea Grant gets $1.1M from feds for aquaculture research
Warning: Dangerous conditions off the mouth of the Columbia

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Tuna troller sinks in Ilwaco mooring basin
1939 vessel owned by Astoria company
Colder, wetter, snowier now forecast for upcoming winter

A forecast for La Niña conditions in the Pacific Northwest has been raised to an advisory, with colder and wetter weather seen in October now...

Opener delayed as crab are slow to fill out
Astoria teenager killed in crash north of Gearhart
Takko will chair Senate Local Government Committee in new Democratic majority

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Tuna troller sinks in Ilwaco mooring basin
1939 vessel owned by Astoria company
Colder, wetter, snowier now forecast for upcoming winter

A forecast for La Niña conditions in the Pacific Northwest has been raised to an advisory, with colder and wetter weather seen in October now...

Opener delayed as crab are slow to fill out
Astoria teenager killed in crash north of Gearhart
Takko will chair Senate Local Government Committee in new Democratic majority

Naselle-Grays River

Wreck slows traffic on SR4
Columbia dredging keeps open last interstate ferry between Washington, Oregon
Corps has overseen maintenance of the channel for Wahkiakum County’s ferry since 1994
American Legion pancake and egg breakfast set for Nov. 11
Naselle school board candidates outline experience
Naselle board considers levy options, names new building

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Long Beach Police Blotter

On Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. on Washington Street in Long Beach, an antenna was reported stolen from a home.

On Nov. 7 at 9:45 a.m. in Long Beach, a...

Jail Bookings

George A. Atcher — Community custody violation.

Heather S. Cadinha — Domestic violence fourth-degree assault.

Denise M.

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Shards of memory

OCEAN PARK — A red-blooded hankering for excitement, American pride and hopes of flying heroic combat missions spurred Albert Carrasco to...

Volunteer of the Month: Linda Le Claire

LONG BEACH — The Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau is honoring Linda Le Claire as Volunteer of the Month.

Linda Le Claire is one...

Fire district, Elks and Legion team up for Toys for Tots
Protect kids from the cold with Operation Warm
Eagles celebrate Veterans Day

Schools

Kelly, Bannister named 2017 king and queen

OP student gathers 1,308 pounds for Harvest Food Drive

Naselle school board candidates outline experience
Naselle board considers levy options, names new building
Boys & Girls Club managing OBEF’s annual auction