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As spring approaches my mind begins to turn to migration with great anticipation. It happens every year for me. However, it isn’t quite spring migration time yet, so I am concentrating on watc…

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ILWACO — The Peninsula Quilt Guild 24th Annual Quilt Show, hosted at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum on Lake Street in Ilwaco, is coming March 15, 16 and 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., each day.

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öCEAN PARK — Family Worship Center pastors, Don and Brenda Mower, saw a need in the community for people with aspirations of creating arts and crafts to learn skills from those with more exper…

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Some birds are downright cute! Black-capped chickadees, Anna’s hummingbirds, and dark-eyed juncos seem to me to be cute! The fluffing out of their feathers on cold days give them a little butt…

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COLUMBIA RIVER — More than 1 million adult coho salmon are expected along the Oregon coast and Columbia River in 2019. Some 905,600 of those are forecast to enter the Columbia, where they are …

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Left to right, Bette Lu Krause, Rita Smith and Christl Mack are the Oyster Crackers. The musical trio will perform a concert to benefit the Ocean Park Food Bank at the River City Playhouse, 12…

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The Salvage Chief docked at Tongue Point is captured in a high-elevation drone photo.

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RAYMOND — The Amish are famous for their low-tech lifestyles and elegant designs, and now a Pacific County museum has a wonderful example of one of their most iconic objects.

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The woods can be pretty messy, with all of those leaves, branches, twigs and logs falling over and cluttering up the forest floor, making it hard to walk around.

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Judge Doug Goelz spent decades dealing with other people’s problems. After he stepped down from the bench last month, he quickly discovered retired people have problems of their own. Suddenly …

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With sunny skies and temperatures in the 50s, spring 2019 is gaining momentum this January on the south Washington coast. Evergreen blackberries, crocuses, early daffodils, some rhodies and pl…

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Lately, on my travels up and down the Peninsula, I see killdeer everywhere. They seem to have taken up residence in the short-grass fields, on mudflats when the tide is out, on roadsides, on t…

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During the annual Christmas Bird count in December 2018, my friend Susan and I were lucky enough to be able to drive the beach and count the different species as well as the number of individu…

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OLYMPIA — The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission voted last week in support of fishery managers’ plans to consider the dietary needs of endangered orcas when they set this year’s salmon-f…

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SEAVIEW — If you drift at the whims of the sea, sometimes things aren’t going to work out so well. Large numbers of jellyfish have been paying the price in recent weeks.

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January surf has driven large numbers of moon jellyfish onto local beaches.

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Since at least Nov. 15, 2018, a lone snow goose has been keeping company with a small flock of about 21 greater white-fronted geese. They seem to have chosen our area for their winter place of…

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If you have ever had the urge to contribute to science, a total lunar eclipse offers a great opportunity.