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LONG BEACH – The Surf ‘N Saddle junior rodeo brought Northwest Junior Rodeo Association competitors to Long Beach last weekend, Aug. 3-4. A hundred twenty-five kids of almost all ages entered the event, divided into Buckaroo (five and under) Pee Wee (6-8), Junior (9-13) and Senior (14-18) ag…

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Have you ever been away for a few days and when you returned noticed that the birdbath was dry so you scrubbed it and filled it up. In my case, this is exactly what happened, and after 30 seconds the excitement began. The birds in the yard lined up to take a turn in the clean, fresh water. T…

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There is nothing lovelier than our ocean beaches on a warm, sunny summer's day, especially at low tide. At this time of year shorebirds abound as they stop here to rest and feed before flying …

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LONG BEACH — The 2019-20 razor clam season doesn't start until October, but the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is already busy making stock assessments, a major step in deciding ho…

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LONG BEACH – The Surf ‘N Saddle junior rodeo brought Northwest Junior Rodeo Association competitors to Long Beach last weekend, Aug. 3-4. A hundred twenty-five kids of almost all ages entered …

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At a time of year when snails and slugs would usually be under moist forest debris, recent rains brought the hardy snail out into the open, where it found refuge on a twig.

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COLUMBIA RIVER — Fall seasons and regulations were set for some treaty fishing and non-treaty commercial fishing in the lower Columbia River Basin, with the Oregon-Washington Columbia River Co…

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Summer is a good time to study or just notice bird behavior. Parents are feeding young and the young are trying to find their independence. Newly-fledged birds tend to follow their parents, st…

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LONG BEACH — The 35th annual Sandsations took place July 24-27, with master and amateur sand sculptors competing for cash prizes utilizing unconventional tools in creating elaborate sand sculptures.

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OCEAN PARK — It was a taco salad night early this year when single-dad, Gordon Jensen, went into a local grocery store to buy lettuce. He was shocked to see the price, almost $5 a head. When y…

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Have you ever been away for a few days and when you returned noticed that the birdbath was dry so you scrubbed it and filled it up. In my case, this is exactly what happened, and after 30 seco…

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LONG BEACH PENINSULA — Some of our area's lowest tides of 2019 are this week. These predictions for Cape D are representative of tides all along the Pacific County coast:

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PENINSULA — The photos in this article illustrate the different types of homes that our feathered friends of the Long Beach Peninsula and the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge use.

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Freshwater ponds are communities that are generally full of wildlife. Many mammals, insects, amphibians and birds are all at home in freshwater ponds and their surrounding vegetation. I visite…

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A new river otter family is in residence at the Port of Chinook. Mama takes her babies for some swim time, dock time, and then back to their rock den in the breakwater.

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A limit of rainbow trout dangles from the stringer at Western Lake near Naselle, Wash.

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An osprey prepares to eviscerate a Columbia River large scale sucker, a large portion of the bird’s daily diet.

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The big tease is on! Several species of birds are acting like they want to nest in the yard. A pair of black-capped chickadees seem to be competing with a pair of red-breasted nuthatches for a…

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OLYMPIA — Each year, thousands of Washingtonians go fishing — legally — without a license on “Free Fishing Weekend,” scheduled for June 8-9.

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ILWACO — Wellspring Community Network, Ilwaco High School Youth Action Klub (YAK) and Sources of Strength are hosting the 2019 Color the Lake Fun Run this Saturday, June 1, at 9 a.m. at Black …

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Thinking about spring and all the bird song that fills the air reminds me of that there has been relative silence during the winter months. Bird song begins with spring and builds throughout t…

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White pelicans have found sweet spots of fish along Baker Bay and Ilwaco harbor. They have been spotted at various locations for several days. They were a species unknown in the vicinity of th…

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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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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…