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Let’s all join in believing in community kids

Some people know from day one that they want to work with kids.

I, on the other hand, would have been skeptical if someone had told me five years ago that I would be surrounded daily with anyone under the age of 20. I’ve never been drawn...

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Letters to the Editor for July 19, 2017
Letters to the Editor for July 19, 2017
Letters 07/19
Governor: Please help oyster growers

It is good that Washington Gov. Jay Inslee acknowledges burrowing shrimp are a serious problem for Willapa Bay shellfish growers.

For one term in the 1990s, he was the congressman for the agricultural center around Yakima. He later served six...

Letters of Thanks for July 19, 2017
Thanks Letters
Coast Chronicles: Our Beach, Our Fourth
Coast Chronicles: Our Beach, Our Fourth

When I was a kid and the family traveled to the Peninsula in the 1950s, we made sure our summer vacation coincided with the Fourth of July. In those days the beach was totally different. The sea was closer in because there was less accreted land, and...

Plenty-plenty miracles arrive by way of Manila
Plenty-plenty miracles arrive by way of Manila
Ruth Chamberlin Column
Time for more of us to become YIMBYs

Our housing dilemmas may be kid-stuff compared to those of the Bay Area or Seattle, but they are very real enough for us. A new social movement on both coasts and in the Denver area called “Yes in My Backyard” offers some potentially...

Letters of Thanks for July 12, 2017
Thanks Letters 0712
Animal Shelter Report: 
Come and help support Crazy Stan and his walk for the animals
Animal Shelter Report: Come and help support Crazy Stan and his walk for the animals
Pet Report Column
Letters to the Editor for July 12, 2017
Letters 07/12
Plenty of life still evident in Chinook Tribe
Plenty of life still evident in Chinook Tribe

The Chinook Indian Nation’s First Salmon ceremony last month at Chinook Point in Fort Columbia State Park was a fresh reminder of how much all our lives can be enriched by a greater consciousness of Native American heritage at the mouth of the...

Elementary, my dear: 
Kid Rule #1: There’s always an Alfred
Elementary, my dear: Kid Rule #1: There’s always an Alfred
Kid Rule # by Sydney Stevens
Coast Chronicles: Stan the Man raises money for rescue animals
Coast Chronicles: Stan the Man raises money for rescue animals

Stan the Man, or, more formally, Crazy Stan the Animal Man, and, of course, his side-kick, Beautiful Sal the Animal Gal, are going to be in town this coming week after a trek of over 300 miles down the coast to shed light on the plight of rescue...

Animal Shelter Report: 
Colt and Gracie want you to stop by for biscuits
Animal Shelter Report: Colt and Gracie want you to stop by for biscuits
Pet Report 7/5
Letters of Thanks
Thanks Letters 0705
Animal Shelter Report 
Volunteer for the Pet Parade!
Animal Shelter Report Volunteer for the Pet Parade!

We are having a Pet Parade on July 15 at noon on the Bolstad beach approach.

The Pet Parade celebrates a 300-mile walk by Bill Fay, also known as Crazy Stan. Why is Bill Fay doing this? To raise funds for 10 shelters along the Washington coast.

An Old Dog’s Tale: A penny saved is a memory earned
Old Dog's Tale: A Penny Saved
Kalama proposal arouses downriver concerns
Kalama proposal arouses downriver concerns

This famous line from 1967’s “The Graduate” comes to mind when pondering one of the latest large industrial developments planned for the Lower Columbia River: “I just want to say one word to you. Just one word. …...

Letters of Thanks
Thanks Letters 6/28
Letters to the Editor for June 28, 2017
Letters - 6/28
Guest Comment: State revenue forecast doesn’t change the facts: Washington state needs equitable new revenue

The updated Washington state revenue forecast, which projects a small increase in the amount of tax resources available to fund schools and other priorities in the coming years, should signal to lawmakers that it’s time to get to work on...

Coast Chronicles: A little piece of paradise
Coast Chronicles: A little piece of paradise

Some of us have the good fortune of buying or inheriting property that has been lovingly tended to — blackberries and all. But some rough-and-ready folks make their own fate and fortune, spying a piece of land that’s been mistreated;...

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Columns

Let’s all join in believing in community kids

Some people know from day one that they want to work with kids.

I, on the other hand, would have been skeptical if someone had told me five...

Coast Chronicles: Ready to rock

I love stones large and small. I have them lining my walkways, in my pockets, cluttering my dashboard and window sills. But the idea of taking a...

Coast Chronicles: Our Beach, Our Fourth
Plenty-plenty miracles arrive by way of Manila
Animal Shelter Report: Come and help support Crazy Stan and his walk for the animals

Editorials

Chinook Observer celebrates milestone

Personal reflections by editor Matt Winters about paying off the Chinook Observer’s building mortgage:

Nearly 20 years ago in the...

Dispatch Reports
Dispatch Reports
Governor: Please help oyster growers
Time for more of us to become YIMBYs
Plenty of life still evident in Chinook Tribe

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor for July 19, 2017
Letters 07/19
Letters of Thanks for July 19, 2017
Thanks Letters
Letters of Thanks for July 12, 2017
Letters to the Editor for July 12, 2017
Letters of Thanks