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“Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.”

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Yesterday while making a beach run for shorebirds, a surprise turned up. It was perched on one of the eagle perches in the dunes. It was very small, but looked interesting. Closer inspection w…

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PENINSULA — Twenty amazing artists in 15 venues are opening their home studios and galleries Thanksgiving weekend. Whether you’re shopping small, hoping to meet interesting people or just want…

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As winter approaches and fall migration begins to wane there is still excitement in the birding world. Feeders and birdbaths continue to bring our feathered friends into our lives. It is a per…

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Nicole Apelian holds the tally stick she marked for each day in the Canadian wilderness during the TV survival show “Alone 2.” She says she has found ways to lead a “joyful life,” combining mi…

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I can absolutely forgive you for serving canned cranberry sauce if you’re living in an underground bunker while cockroach-people feast on the remains of our collapsed civilization, if everyone…

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There are competing schools of thought as to the inspiration for J.R.R. Tolkien’s visions of Mordor in his epic fantasy trilogy, “Lord of the Rings.”

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ILWACO — Winter weather brings winter storms and the winter storms of the past brought many ships to ground along the coast of the Long Beach Peninsula. The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum — …

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ILWACO — Columbia River salmon and steelhead sport fisheries will reopen Jan. 1 from Buoy 10 to State Route 395 in Pasco, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife said last week.

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PACIFIC COUNTY — Each year during Thanksgiving, food banks in Pacific County run out of bread. This year you can help. Saturday, Nov. 17, is Family Volunteer Day and across the county families…

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Every ride or walk on our ocean beaches is different. One day it is shorebirds, and on another it is raptors such as bald eagles and peregrine falcons, but today it was gulls! Glaucous-winged …

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OLYMPIA — The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will again offer 12 free days next year, in which day-use visitors won’t need a Discover Pass to visit state parks by vehicle. Th…

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OYSTERVILLE — Sociologist Dr. Madeline A. Kalbach’s academic interest is in population studies dealing with either birds or people. On Thursday, Nov. 15, in keeping with the ‘Voices’ theme of …

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Thomas Wolfe wrote in “You Can’t Go Home Again”: “Then summer fades and passes, and October comes. We’ll smell smoke then, and feel an unsuspected sharpness, a thrill of nervous, swift elation…

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Journalists try to avoid becoming the story, but a new book about The Daily Astorian and East Oregonian puts these sister dailies on the front page, along with leading weeklies including the C…

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Whether you believe in the paranormal or not, watching “Ghost Adventures” is entertaining to recognize the North Coast and Long Beach Peninsula locales.

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PACIFIC COUNTY — Food bank donations are critical to the food banks. Different area merchants and groups hold food drives throughout the year, especially around this time of year with the holi…

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Everywhere you go these days, there are waterfowl and/or shorebirds. Most are resting and feeding as they prepare to continue the sometimes long journey to their wintering areas.

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Several years ago, as Columbia-Pacific Heritage Museum Curator Barbara Minard and I were talking about the many losses of small fishing boats in those days before motors, she stated, with emph…

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We’ve been taught that thick forests have always blanketed the Northwest — that our natural state is one of verdant green old growth. The idea goes that if we want to protect creatures like th…

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LONG BEACH — With a big smile, Department of Licensing clerk, Millora Westerlund, stood behind the counter at the Pacific County Annex office recently and recalled the most fun experience of h…

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The South Bend Friends of the Library met Oct. 5 at the South Bend City Hall. Between 30-40 community members were present — all anxious to learn the fate of both the 1913 Carnegie Library Bui…

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This summer, an orca known as J-35 made national headlines while carrying the body of her dead calf for 17 days in the waters of the Salish Sea.

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ILWACO — On Thursday, Oct. 11, Hilltop Middle School seventh-graders joined forces with the Pacific County Noxious Weed Control Board and the Washington Department of Parks and Recreation to c…

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Richard Rowland’s Astoria Dragon Kiln, built in 1981, has impacted thousands of people, from local friends on both sides of the Columbia River and his students at Clatsop Community College to …