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The safety and beauty of Ilwaco High School’s Black Lake Campus provided the “delivery room” for a joyous spring event on Thursday, when a black-tailed doe gave birth to twin fawns. This is wh…

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SEAVIEW — One day last week, gardener Terran Bruinier parked her bright yellow pick up with the matching equipment trailer in tow in front of the Shelburne Inn. She unloaded some equipment and…

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GRAYLAND — As the weather warms and visitors start planning Pacific Northwest beach excursions, there’s a place that can make such a trip more enjoyable and offer a bit of history. Grayland Be…

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ILWACO — Artist Susan Mitchell says she took up pastel painting when her kids were little. There were no brushes to clean up, no messes to contend with. And as the kids grew, so did her love f…

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NAHCOTTA — A team of dedicated volunteers share feeding and clean up duties to help a colony of feral cats that for years have chosen a ramshackle building at the Port of Peninsula in Nahcotta…

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LONG BEACH — Watercolorist Wes Moehnke paints planes, trains and automobiles. His works are unique and often evoke a sense of nostalgia in the minds of viewers. Perhaps that’s because he likes…

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In bygone days it was not thought to be a problem to release species of birds or animals from other parts of the world to North America and vice versa. In fact, the idea was supported and enco…

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Making up a little for lost time, the Long Beach Peninsula's third and fourth days of razor clam digging in the 2018-19 season took place in close to ideal weather and tidal conditions.

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ILWACO — The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum is hosting the exhibit “Coming Home: WWI and the American Legion Centennial.” This special exhibition opens on Saturday, May 18, with an Armed For…

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According to scientists the most abundant bird on our continent is also one of the most successful of the bird species that have been introduced in North America. Adaptability is the key to th…

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A striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) washed ashore just north of Ocean Park on Thursday evening, April 11. Personnel from Seaside Aquarium responded to the scene and found it was deceased…

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In the 1970s, I befriended a Clatskanie man, Russel “Lee” Hall, who had many old-coot yarns about the natural and supernatural things around us. Being a former actor, singer and comedian, he c…

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ILWACO — The Pacific Northwest tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will be making a return visit to Ilwaco from May 7 through 15. While in town, the vessels will be docked at Por…

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Just now, it’s raining axe handles out there; it’s the weekend of Fisher Poets in Astoria, and I’ve been reading the annual report of the U.S. Life Saving Service from the 1880s. Those Cape Di…

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WILLAPA BAY — The term “living fossil” is one that mixes a sense of being out of place with one of awe and mystery. The coelacanth, a fish that lived alongside dinosaurs, was believed extinct …

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Who is plump with a small head and a thin straight bill with a gray back, two black wing bars and a blue-gray head? It is also stubby in appearance, has short legs and is just a touch smaller …

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Lately, the Tarlatt Slough area of the South Bay Unit of the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge has been on my mind. Why, you might ask? Well, in the last few years exciting bird activity has be…