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Clam toxin levels continue taunting Peninsula

LONG BEACH and OCEAN PARK — As the calendar continues counting down toward the end of razor clam season and the start of snowy plover nesting season in early May, the Long Beach Peninsula once again has marine-toxin test results just a little...

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Brunt and benefit
New wage boosts low-income salaries, burdens local businesses
Brunt and benefit New wage boosts low-income salaries, burdens local businesses
New wage boosts low-income salaries, burdens local businesses
Winter roars and pours
Winter roars and pours

SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON — Sandwiched between late-winter rains, the first few days of this week offered a brief glimpse of spring. Treasure that memory, because it’s back to sopping wet for much of the next week.

Raymond man jailed for vehicular assault after passenger injured in wreck
A young Raymond man is in jail, following a Friday night crash that landed his 18-year-old South Bend woman in intensive care.
WSU President’s Honor Roll Fall 2016

PULLMAN — Washington State University has announced its President’s Honor Roll for the 2016 spring semester.

Pacific County honorees: Arrianna Lanet Wiegardt of Ocean Park, Kaelani Lynae Collins of South Bend, and Levi J. Bale,...

Rebuilding the block: 
Outreach program set sights on expansion
Rebuilding the block: Outreach program set sights on expansion
Outreach program set sights on expansion
Sexual assault cold cases gain legislators’ attention

By Tim Gruver

WNPA Olympia News Bureau

OLYMPIA — In past decades a rape case could have been dismissed because it lacked DNA evidence necessary for courts to bring a perpetrator to justice.

Today, sexual-assault kits are...

New member joins OBH board
New member joins OBH board
Former school board member sandy Stonebreaker is now serving on the Ocean Beach Hospita board.
Legislation to promote Washington tourism heard in Olympia

OLYMPIA — A Washington Tourism Marketing Authority (WTMA) would be established by legislation heard Feb. 9 in the Senate Agriculture, Water, Trade & Economic Development Committee. The bill is expected to receive a vote before the committee...

WellSpring plans next Family Game Night Feb. 24
WellSpring plans next Family Game Night Feb. 24
WellSpring Game Night
Fish and Wildlife Commission will revisit gillnet rules next month
Fish and Wildlife Commission will revisit gillnet rules next month
Oregon Gov. Brown wrote the commission expressing her expectation that it would reverse its earlier decision to allow gillnetting in the main stem of the Lower Columbia
New Washington State lands commissioner 
promises balance in meeting DNR goals
New Washington State lands commissioner promises balance in meeting DNR goals

OLYMPIA — Hilary Franz became the state’s new commissioner of Public Lands last month after winning that title in the November election.

Management of much of the state’s natural resources rests with her...

NGRVSD Middle School teams 2nd, 5th in Knowledge Bowl meet
NGRVSD Middle School teams 2nd, 5th in Knowledge Bowl meet
Naselle Middle School Knowledge Bowl
Masons host state grand secretary
Masons host state grand secretary

Naselle-Gray River students perform poetry feats
Elocution by Nick Nikkila
Time to review, comment on LB shorelines plan

OLYMPIA — The Washington Department of Ecology will be seeking comments on the City of Long Beach’s Shoreline Master Program from Feb. 28 until March 30 at 5 p.m.

The proposed Shoreline Master Program would replace the...

La Niña leaving Northwest

La Niña conditions that were a big driver behind colder and wetter weather in the Columbia Basin “are no longer present” — at least over the Pacific Ocean, according to a monthly report issued last week by the NOAA Climate...

Jail Bookings
Jail Booking 2/15
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Herbicide permit for Willapa Bay updated with new scientific data

Public can review and comment now through March 7

OLYMPIA — Based on new scientific research and data, the Washington Department of Ecology is updating an...

‘5-Hour Energy’ maker hit with $4 million judgment
A Washington judge slapped the makers of a popular energy drink with more than $4 million in fines last week, saying the company had used deceptive tactics to make consumers believe the "energy shots" were good for them.
Court Reports
Court Reports 2/15
Dispatch Reports
Dispatch Reports 2/15
Raymond man jailed for vehicular assault after passenger injured in wreck
A young Raymond man is in jail, following a Friday night crash that landed his 18-year-old South Bend woman in intensive care.
Major flooding Thursday on Grays River

GRAYS RIVER — The National Weather Service has upgraded its flooding forecast from minor to major severity for Grays River near Rosburg in Western Wahkiakum County.

The combination of heavy rain, snowmelt, and the anomalously-high tide is...

Gift of power
Gift of power

LWACO — As the students slowly drifted into Cheri Lloyd’s Hilltop Middle School art classroom on Jan. 30, they moved their chairs into a circle and turned their attention to Hilltop’s Dean of Students Sean Bresnahan, who was...

Shipwreck expert hunts in local sands and waters
Shipwreck expert hunts in local sands and waters
Combing through history’s wreckage
Travel plans disrupted from Tehran to Oysterville
Travel plans disrupted from Tehran to Oysterville

OLYMPIA and OYSTERVILLE — Aida Moradi Ahani, a young novelist from Tehran, Iran, is hoping legal obstacles are resolved and she can still take part in the Willapa Bay Artist-in-Residence program next month.

“I extremely want before...

Unidentified skeleton found by logger in north county
A logger working north of Raymond may have discovered the body of a missing Raymond man.
Tax values soar in Western Wahkiakum
Property Values by Nick Nikkila
Hope Bellinger on Dean’s List at George Fox University

NEWBERG — Hope Bellinger of Ocean Park was among those who earned dean’s list recognition at George Fox University for the fall 2016 semester. Bellinger is a freshman majoring in theatre.

Traditional undergraduate students must...

Dispatch Reports
Police Dispatch 2/8

Business

Brunt and benefit New wage boosts low-income salaries, burdens local businesses
New wage boosts low-income salaries, burdens local businesses
Adventurous journalist Amy Nile joins Observer
The Chinook Observer in January welcomed a new journalist, Amy Nile. She's a Montana native who traveled the world before returning to journalism.
Wauna Credit Union dedicates new Long Beach office
New year brings new businesses to Peninsula Blue Collar Eats, Mr. Doobees, Classy Ladies New and Used open

Coast Guard

Coast Guard rescues fishermen at mouth of Columbia River

WARRENTON — The Coast Guard rescued three commercial fishermen after their vessel began taking on water at the mouth of the Columbia River...

Fishing & Aquaculture

Fish and Wildlife Commission will revisit gillnet rules next month
Oregon Gov. Brown wrote the commission expressing her expectation that it would reverse its earlier decision to allow gillnetting in the main stem of...
Fish commission reviewing Willapa salmon policies

OLYMPIA — The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will hear public comments on the management of Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor salmon...

Ocean acidification will hit West Coast Dungeness crab fishery, new assessment shows
Dredging underway at Port of Chinook
Oregon licensed gillnetters get continued access to main Columbia River

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Clam toxin levels continue taunting Peninsula

LONG BEACH and OCEAN PARK — As the calendar continues counting down toward the end of razor clam season and the start of snowy plover...

Time to review, comment on LB shorelines plan

OLYMPIA — The Washington Department of Ecology will be seeking comments on the City of Long Beach’s Shoreline Master Program from...

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Raymond man jailed for vehicular assault after passenger injured in wreck
Major flooding Thursday on Grays River

Local News

Clam toxin levels continue taunting Peninsula

LONG BEACH and OCEAN PARK — As the calendar continues counting down toward the end of razor clam season and the start of snowy plover...

Would you like a little salt with that ocean breeze?

LONG BEACH — If you’ve ever wondered why iron objects left outside in Pacific County rust so quickly, wonder no longer: The wind...

‘Rossetti resign!’: Citizens protest ex-rep despite ‘not guilty’ verdict
Are we really tsunami ready?
Brunt and benefit New wage boosts low-income salaries, burdens local businesses

Naselle-Grays River

Winter roars and pours

SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON — Sandwiched between late-winter rains, the first few days of this week offered a brief glimpse of spring. Treasure...

NGRVSD Middle School teams 2nd, 5th in Knowledge Bowl meet
Naselle Middle School Knowledge Bowl
Naselle-Gray River students perform poetry feats
Major flooding Thursday on Grays River
Tax values soar in Western Wahkiakum

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Jail Bookings
Jail Booking 2/15
Court Reports
Court Reports 2/15
Dispatch Reports
Dispatch Reports
Long Beach Police Blotter

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WSU President’s Honor Roll Fall 2016

PULLMAN — Washington State University has announced its President’s Honor Roll for the 2016 spring semester.

Pacific County...

Masons host state grand secretary

Hope Bellinger on Dean’s List at George Fox University
Adventurous journalist Amy Nile joins Observer
Tran and Evans top winners in 2016 Surfside Ladies Golf

Schools

WellSpring plans next Family Game Night Feb. 24
WellSpring Game Night
NGRVSD Middle School teams 2nd, 5th in Knowledge Bowl meet
Naselle Middle School Knowledge Bowl
Naselle-Gray River students perform poetry feats
Gift of power
Naselle’s Meme Masterinos win Knowledge Bowl trophy