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Coast Chronicles: Home Sweet Home
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Coast Chronicles: Home Sweet Home

My return last week to the Yakima Valley to reunite with some of my buds from the Eisenhower Senior High School class of ‘68 is still creating unexpected reverberations. First, coming back felt like finding an old pair of shoes in the corner of...

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Animal Shelter Report 
Lovable Andy is ready to be your best buddy
Animal Shelter Report Lovable Andy is ready to be your best buddy

Andy is just your basic all-around lovable dog. He is a wonderful genetic combination of Labrador retriever and Border collie, and sports as very handsome black and white coat. He is a large, sturdy dog and supposedly is eight years old, but looks and...

Letters of Thanks for Sept. 19, 2018

The family of Florence Lovelace would like to express our heartfelt thanks for the sympathy, love and support everyone has extended to our family during this time of loss. We would also like to send a warm thank you to the wonderful people at...

Midterms an exciting addition this fall
Midterms an exciting addition this fall
Dems should approach impeachment with caution
Next Legislature needs to fix faulty school funding
Next Legislature needs to fix faulty school funding
It’s unsurprising that adjustments are essential
Animal Shelter Report 
Cinder and Princess are looking for love
Animal Shelter Report Cinder and Princess are looking for love

Even though Cinder is a dog, and Princess is a kitty, they have something very much in common — they are spending their lives lingering at the shelter with no homes to call their own.

Cinder is a mature dog that has the coloring of a...

Letters of Thanks for Sept. 12, 2018

For 33 years with the help of a great group of volunteers and the assistance of several local businesses, Jazz & Oysters has brought outstanding music to the peninsula. This event would not be possible without the help of our wonderful volunteers...

Letters to the Editor for Sept. 12, 2018

Come patrol OP!

I posted this on Sheriff Scott Johnson’s Facebook page:

I have a bone to pick with you. We live in Ocean Park where we have been putting up with people shooting off illegal fireworks before and after the legal days.

Coast Chronicles: The persistence of plums
Coast Chronicles: The persistence of plums

Over a decade ago, our Big Blow — the hurricane of ’07 — knocked my old plum tree cockeyed, nearly toppled it over, tried to yank it out of the ground. Though it’s now almost sideways to the earth, my tree has persisted all...

Life begins at 80: Part 1
Life begins at 80: Part 1

Four women over 80 chatted by the door, coming and going. I squeezed in a question. “What have you learned since you turned 80?” Two smiled tippy smiles and chewed on that thought. The third, the eldest among us, said,...

Coast Chronicles: “Form and Fluidity” at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum
Coast Chronicles: “Form and Fluidity” at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum

“I missed the water,” said Eric Wiegardt when asked by Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum director Betsy Millard why he came back to the Peninsula after studying art in Chicago. “And this is my home. But, really, I missed the...

Slavery came west: Forgotten pioneer pushed American apartheid
Slavery came west: Forgotten pioneer pushed American apartheid

By Matt Winters

mwinters@chinookobserver.com

Immaculate conception — a political version of it — is how modern West Coast residents envision slavery’s role in the earliest foundations of California, Oregon and...

Elementary, my dear…  
Treasures from the trunk:  
Learning history the easy way
Elementary, my dear… Treasures from the trunk: Learning history the easy way

History was not my long suit in school. I had a hard time remembering all those names and dates and which war was fought by whom and for what. I think I memorized whatever was necessary for upcoming tests and, once passed, that was that. Little did I...

Our View: McCain might have been last of his kind
Our View: McCain might have been last of his kind
It’s too early to objectively assess his legacy
Letter of Thanks for Sept. 5, 2018
Letter of Thanks for Sept. 5, 2018

I want to publicly thank David Glasson, city manager and volunteer Long Beach firefighter, and JP Phillips, volunteer Long Beach firefighter, Joseph Wiley, a teenage bystander, and Cheyenne Crandall, an employee of the Long Beach branch of the Bank of...

Letters to the Editor for Sept. 5, 2018

Herrera Beutler effective

I would be amused with Cate Gable’s column gushing praise for Oregonian Carolyn Long who’s running for Congress in Washington, but it goes completely off the rails and absurd when it claims Jaime Herrera...

Slavery came west: Forgotten pioneer pushed American apartheid
Slavery came west: Forgotten pioneer pushed American apartheid

Immaculate conception — a political version of it — is how modern West Coast residents envision slavery’s role in the earliest foundations of California, Oregon and Washington. Yes, our pioneer ancestors befouled watersheds with...

A village engenders passionate arguments, deep engagement
A village engenders passionate arguments, deep engagement
Final 2018 music vesper service set for Sept. 2
Animal Shelter Report:
Charlie needs your love
Animal Shelter Report: Charlie needs your love

Calling all herding dog fans! “Charlie” is a young American Cattle Dog mix who came to us back in April. He was on the path to adoption when he became sick, very sick. He had contracted distemper, a virus that effects a dog’s...

An Old Dog’s Tale: Wandering words come back around

You might not know this, but some people in this world believe that all the words we say drift off into space (after we’re done using them), and wander the earth until they finally go poof and disappear. I don’t know if that actually...

MAYOR’S CORNER:
Mayor continues code-enforcement efforts
MAYOR’S CORNER: Mayor continues code-enforcement efforts

Over the past two and a half years I have been aggressively working on code enforcement issues. We must ensure Long Beach is a welcoming community that attracts business and maintains a place where residents are proud to live. I have noticed several...

Letters to the Editor for Aug. 29, 2018
Letters to the Editor for Aug. 29, 2018

North Cove is rocking

North Cove is rocking again in preparation for the predicted El Niño season. Thanks to a state grant to Pacific County Conservation District, the drainage district will continue protecting our shoreline with locally...

Coast Chronicles 
A Season on Magdalena Mountain
Coast Chronicles A Season on Magdalena Mountain

Oregonian science and historical fiction author Molly Gloss, says, “Fans of Robert Michael Pyle’s nonfiction will not be surprised to find that his first novel abounds in details of the natural world — lovingly described plant and...

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Coast Chronicles: Home Sweet Home

My return last week to the Yakima Valley to reunite with some of my buds from the Eisenhower Senior High School class of ‘68 is still...

Coast Chronicles: The Class of ‘68

Wasn’t it only a couple years ago we marched resolutely in pairs in caps and gowns in Yakima’s Eisenhower High School gymnasium, all...

Animal Shelter Report Lovable Andy is ready to be your best buddy
Midterms an exciting addition this fall
Animal Shelter Report Cinder and Princess are looking for love

Editorials

Housing crunch demands regional action
Diverse housing options are key to maintaining a healthy mix of residents
Next Legislature needs to fix faulty school funding
It’s unsurprising that adjustments are essential
Our View: McCain might have been last of his kind
A village engenders passionate arguments, deep engagement

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor for Sept. 19, 2018

Celebrate recovery

September is National Recovery Month, an initiative sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services...

Letters of Thanks for Sept. 19, 2018

The family of Florence Lovelace would like to express our heartfelt thanks for the sympathy, love and support everyone has extended to our family...

Letters of Thanks for Sept. 12, 2018
Letters to the Editor for Sept. 12, 2018
Letter of Thanks for Sept. 5, 2018