• Updated
  • 0

Comet Neowise seems to glide over the Willapa Hills and the Columbia River estuary in this photo taken from Astoria last week. For the first time in 6,800 years, the comet has entered the inner solar system and is visible to the naked eye or binoculars about an hour after sunset over the hor…

We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

  • 0

It really doesn’t matter if you’ve been reading about the great health benefits of blueberries, the unique taste or you just plain have a passion for blueberry muffins, these multi-purpose pla…

  • 0

For the past two weeks suet filled with insects and mealworms was no longer a hot commodity. The species that favor it were no longer coming to the yard. They were hanging out in the location …

spotlight
  • 0

PACIFIC COUNTY — From a vast flock of brown pelicans that congregates near Fort Columbia to swirling clouds of seabirds above the Columbia River plume, there are ample signs in the air of what…

featured
  • Updated
  • 0

Down these country roads, the natural world seems to seep in. The boys — Matt, Bob and I — were engaged in our Sunday walk and found ourselves hiking along West Deep River Road, a few miles ea…

spotlight
  • 0

Up to that four-float day in May 2020, beachcombing had been bountiful compared to years past. I’ve done very well with combing a good amount of long-range debris, from many different-colored …

  • 0

ILWACO — A popular Chinook salmon fishery is opening later than normal on the Columbia River over concerns about the run size.

  • Updated
  • 0

Comet Neowise seems to glide over the Willapa Hills and the Columbia River estuary in this photo taken from Astoria last week. For the first time in 6,800 years, the comet has entered the inne…

  • 0

PULLMAN — The current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has a likely connection to bats, and the next viral outbreak probably will too, unless scientists can quickly learn more about the thousands of viruse…

featured
  • 0

Early morning. A light mist hugs the seashore, floods easterly over our garden and then our front yard. Welcome to late June on the Long Beach Peninsula. Welcome to a gray land. Matt and his c…

  • 0

It has been a few weeks since I began to see fledglings, especially waterfowl babies out and about on the ponds or munching on grasses and plants at the water’s edge. Lady Junco and her babies…

  • 0

We are now seeing fledgling waterfowl in the ponds, sloughs and lakes of the Long Beach Peninsula. Canada geese are parading their young families for all to see. The newly hatched, fluffy, yel…

  • 0

My friend Steve Romero is one of those undeterred guys who steps off a trail and plunges into the deep underbrush in pursuit of wild ingredients: fiddlehead ferns, watercress and the allusive …

  • 0

Oregon, Washington and 17 other states can sue the Trump administration over revisions to the Endangered Species Act, a federal judge ruled Monday.

  • 0

Ochre sea stars are relatively large sea stars, with five arms and a rough surface, the short spines on the upper surface arranged in wavy patterns. Most of them are either orange (ochre) or p…

  • 0

The “new normal” is creating all kinds of interesting happenings. The other day I received an email from my car’s app indicating that the battery needed attention. The cure was to take it for …

  • 0

In some areas of the country, restrictions brought about and made necessary in the fight against the covid-19 virus are gradually being lifted, but many are not taking advantage of this increa…

  • 0

Think like a bear, and remove anything that could smell good (to a bear) or look like food. Remember — bears can smell food from miles away. Bears also have great memories, and once they’ve fo…