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VANCOUVER — Mark Hottowe is the newest member of the Board of Directors for Educational Service District 112. Hottowe, who has held numerous education leadership positions throughout Southwest Washington, was sworn in by Superintendent Tim Merlino at the board’s regular monthly meeting on Aug. 29.

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Turbulent late-summer weather created intense downpours on the Peninsula Monday and generated this waterspout in the ocean just off the Oysterville beach approach in Surfside at around 6:30 p.m. Unlike tornadoes, waterspouts typically do no serious damage, falling apart as they come onto lan…

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On Sept. 9 at 4:09 a.m. on Howerton Way in Ilwaco, a disturbance was reported. The responding officer found a woman who was “yelling and cussing,” as she was really hungry. He gave her food he had in his car and asked her to stop yelling. She agreed and moved on.

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Washington is now free of "severe" drought, though nearly one-third of the state remains in a "moderate" drought, the U.S. Drought Monitor reported Thursday.

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PACIFIC COUNTY — New tsunami simulation models provide a hair-raising idea of ways in which a Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) earthquake will send the ocean surging toward our coast.

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Due to county staffing constraints, we do not have the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office media dispatch reports this week. Regular reporting should begin again next week.

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PENINSULA — The cost to get a home’s septic tank pumped on the Peninsula has gone up to about $600 from $400 after an Oregon treatment plant said it would no longer treat water and solids from…

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VANCOUVER — Mark Hottowe is the newest member of the Board of Directors for Educational Service District 112. Hottowe, who has held numerous education leadership positions throughout Southwest…

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LONG BEACH — Local and regional reactions were positive about a move in the U.S. House to permanently remove from consideration acreage for offshore leasing on both the Atlantic and Pacific Ou…

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Turbulent late-summer weather created intense downpours on the Peninsula Monday and generated this waterspout in the ocean just off the Oysterville beach approach in Surfside at around 6:30 p.…

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On Sept. 9 at 4:09 a.m. on Howerton Way in Ilwaco, a disturbance was reported. The responding officer found a woman who was “yelling and cussing,” as she was really hungry. He gave her food he…

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NASELLE, Wash. — At the foot of the door in a Naselle-Grays River Valley classroom lies a white piece of paper taped to the speckled tile floor. The teacher calls this her Chinese mat. Printed…

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PACIFIC OCEAN — Winds from the south at 25 to 30 knots with gusts 35 to 40 knots are predicted to start late Monday night, with peak winds expected Tuesday morning, according to the National W…

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NASELLE — A Warrenton man died Sept. 13 at the Johnson’s Landing intersection five miles west of Naselle when he turned onto the highway in his 2000 Nissan pickup and was struck by a 1999 Kenw…

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U.S. cranberry growers expect to reap another large crop and as an unwelcome result start rebuilding a price-depressing surplus the industry spent the past two years reducing.

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The tropical Pacific Ocean probably won’t be particularly warm or cool this winter, climatologists said Thursday, depriving forecasters of their best clue to how much snow will pile up in the …

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RAYMOND — A semi-truck driver faces a $250 fine after a Washington State Patrol investigation alleged his actions resulted in a fatal collision on U.S. Highway 101 north of Raymond on Jan. 18.

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NEMAH — Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Officer Todd Dielman recently conducted a late-evening patrol of the North Nemah River and encountered numerous snaggers, including an entire…

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BAY CENTER — The Chinook Indian Nation, based in Bay Center, has been provided with a $6,103 grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust to create an interpretive kiosk at the tribe’s recently purcha…

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The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will host three online forums on wolves to substitute for 14 open houses the department canceled because it feared they would be disrupted.

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Due to computer issues we were unable to receive regular dispatch records. They will resume next week.

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Years of work paid off with top honors for the three primary trophy winners at the 2019 Rod Run to the End of the World. Pictured left to right: Participant’s Choice winner Rod and Mary Sutton…

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On Aug. 29 at 11:24 p.m. in Ilwaco, LBPD contacted Dillon O. Coleman, 27, from Ilwaco after an incident on Elizabeth Avenue in Ilwaco. Coleman was subsequently arrested and booked into Pacific…

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PORTLAND — NOAA Fisheries has released a draft plan for public comment to remove and kill as many as 416 California and Steller sea lions each year in a 180 mile stretch of the Columbia River …

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LONG BEACH — Eligibility interviews will be held this week with households that are on the waiting list for Long Beach’s new affordable housing complex, the Driftwood Point Apartments.

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ILWACO — Ocean Beach Hospital and Medical Clinics will host its annual health fair Saturday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ocean Beach Hospital in Ilwaco. It will feature information boot…