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On Oct. 11 at 11:10 a.m., at the Port of Ilwaco, a burglary was reported to a “big crab boat.” It was learned that the Exodus has been repossessed and may be going up for auction, so unsure wh…

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SOUTH BEND — The following individuals were booked into Pacific County Jail for the charges listed:

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MONTANA — On Oct. 1, 2021, Madeline Dickerson Moore married Nicholas Matson, both from Chinook, in Polebridge, Montana, just outside of beautiful Glacier National Park. The couple was joined b…

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South Pacific District Court as well as Ilwaco and Municipal Court hearings held at 7013 Sandridge Road. If you have questions, call 360-642-9417. The following cases were scheduled for action…

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SOUTH BEND — It didn’t take long: less than an hour after the fourth and final interview of candidates vying for the coveted Pacific County Prosecutor position, the Pacific County Board of Com…

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SOUTH BEND — Kathryn Burr, disgraced former director of the Crisis Support Network in Raymond, reached an eleventh-hour resolution to avoid going to trial. She was facing 25 charges that inclu…

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SOUTH BEND — Interviews for candidates seeking to fill the soon-to-be vacant Pacific County Prosecutor position began Oct. 11 and will last through this Wednesday, Oct. 13. Four are vying for …

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PACIFIC COUNTY — Ballots for local races in Pacific County are set to be mailed out to voters this week ahead of the Nov. 2 general election.

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LONG BEACH — Housing prices continue a steep ascent in Pacific County, with a 46% year-over-year median price increase in September — by far the sharpest gain in western Washington.

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SOUTH BEND — Most notable last week in Pacific County Superior Court was a case involving a man already facing charges that could earn him his third strike and a mandatory life sentence. The p…

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OCEAN PARK — A vehicle pursuit on Sept. 19 through Ocean Park and the beach that began around 8:07 p.m. landed Kenneth Akerill, 32 of LaCenter, in the Pacific County Jail on charges of eluding…

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SOUTH BEND — The following individuals were booked into Pacific County Jail for the charges listed:

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It seems a bit early but the cold season is surely upon us and recent weather is a clear indicator of what's looming: a wild winter. The National Weather Service has already favored a La Nina …

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The Chinook Observer won first place for general excellence in the 2021 Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspaper competition. General Excellence is the highest award presen…

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LEADBETTER — Thunderstorms moving through the area Sunday, Oct. 10, produced a waterspout off Leadbetter Point, according to the National Weather Service.

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PACIFIC COUNTY — At 10:21 a.m. on Oct. 21, Pacific County will participate in the ShakeOut drill. Coastal earthquakes can be followed by tsunamis, which is why the Great Washington ShakeOut in…

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PACIFIC COUNTY — Salmon projects in Pacific County will receive nearly $6 million in state funding this year — the most of any county — with much of that sum going to support the Cowlitz India…

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The new law will require the department and six other state agencies to assess how rules, legislation and spending will help or harm "overburdened communities" and "vulnerable populations."

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SOUTH BEND — A lengthy Pacific County Superior Court docket lasted almost three hours and involved numerous plea deals that handed several men prison sentences.

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SOUTH BEND — September’s final Pacific County Board of Commissioners’ meeting went off without a hitch on Sept. 28. Commissioners Lisa Olsen, Michael Runyon and Frank Wolfe handled several hot…

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LONG BEACH — The newest officer of the Long Beach Police Department was fired from the Seattle Police Department last year for derogatory social media posts that violated the department’s soci…

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ILWACO — In-person learning at Ilwaco High School has been suspended through this week, after “a number” of positive coronavirus cases were reported at the school last week.

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LONG BEACH — Odds are favorable that Pacific County will remain in the Southwest Washington-based 3rd Congressional District for another 10 years, but last week’s unveiling of the proposed con…

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SOUTH BEND — The following individuals were booked into Pacific County Jail for the charges listed:

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SOUTH BEND — Two and a half years after a fatal collision on State Route 6 that took the life of Shawn D. Clearwater, 49, on Sept. 30 a man was found guilty of vehicular homicide.

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A 47-foot motor lifeboat looks like a bathtub toy against the backdrop of Cape Disappointment in this atmospheric photo captured last month during a routine training exercise by the National M…

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SOUTH BEND — After four hours of deliberation, a Pacific County Superior Court jury reached a verdict in the case of Mickey Pine, 41 of Adna, who faced a vehicular homicide charge. The 12 juro…