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SOUTH BEND — After spending months learning the arcane details of how sewage is cleaned well enough to be discharged, the defense lawyer representing former Ilwaco wastewater treatment plant manager Warren Hazen concluded his client wasn’t just “not guilty,” he was actually innocent of the c…

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There were no drum rolls, but there was a lot of suspense and some pretty substantial smiles at the three Long Beach Peninsula elementary and middle schools and Naselle School last week when the winners of the annual Bikes for Books program were revealed.

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NASELLE — There will be a hunter’s education class covering firearms and outdoor safety, wildlife management and hunter responsibility taught at the Naselle High School from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., July 9 through July 13. Register online at wdfw.wa.gov under the Hunter Education link. Contact Capt…

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OYSTERVILLE — The Bays Family Irish Band — Randal Bays, Susan Waters and their sons Willie and Owen — are the featured musicians at the 3 p.m. Music Vespers service in Oysterville on Sunday, June 23. In Ireland, family groups such as the Bays Family are often found making music for dances, p…

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SOUTH BEND — After spending months learning the arcane details of how sewage is cleaned well enough to be discharged, the defense lawyer representing former Ilwaco wastewater treatment plant m…

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The following individuals were booked into Pacific County Jail for the charges shown:

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There were no drum rolls, but there was a lot of suspense and some pretty substantial smiles at the three Long Beach Peninsula elementary and middle schools and Naselle School last week when t…

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CHINOOK — The Chinook Indian Nation held its First Salmon Ceremony on June 14, carrying on a longtime tradition of marking the return of the salmon.

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NASELLE — There will be a hunter’s education class covering firearms and outdoor safety, wildlife management and hunter responsibility taught at the Naselle High School from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., …

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ILWACO — A Peninsula resident is facing life in prison after threatening two adults who came to visit his girlfriend.

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OYSTERVILLE — The Bays Family Irish Band — Randal Bays, Susan Waters and their sons Willie and Owen — are the featured musicians at the 3 p.m. Music Vespers service in Oysterville on Sunday, J…

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will review the status of seven threatened or endangered species in Washington state, including four types of pocket gophers found in only two westside counties.

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A Washington State University Extension office has created a bilingual website mandated by state lawmakers and pushed forward by the belief that farmers have a high suicide rate.

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OREGON — Lower Columbia 10U All-Stars competed in the 2019 10U Father’s Day Tournament over the weekend and took home the first-place trophy. The boys went 4-0 for the tournament, beating team…

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On June 3 at 12:25 p.m., a laptop was reported stolen from a Long Beach restaurant. A charge of theft third-degree was sent to the prosecutor for Edith B. Dominguez, 36, from Chinook.

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LONG BEACH — The 13th annual Long Beach Peninsula Garden Tour on the Long Beach Peninsula, titled “Music in the Gardens” is Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Benson Beach in Cape Disappointment State Park, photographed June 16, 2019. Saltwater continues killing trees along the western edge of the park’s campsite area, while the angle of the beach a…

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Dick Wallace helped lead ceremonies Friday afternoon at the Long Beach Elks Lodge in observance of Flag Day, which included the dignified retirement of some flags that had served their time.

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Marcene Miller, who also owns the Subway restaurant along Pacific Ave. in Long Beach, has relished her hands-on role in readying the space, particularly the preparation of the hotel side, whic…

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At the Helm Hotel has nine rooms with rates ranging from $250 to $350 per night.

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A nautical theme is intertwined throughout, from rooms named after fishing vessels to reclaimed lumber rafters from former Astoria canneries.

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Ilwaco Port Manager Guy Glenn stood with Coho Charters & Motel owner Butch Smith as they admired the transformation as well as historical photos of the port and surrounding area hanging on…

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The Waterline Pub was a popular gathering space during an open house held Monday, June 10.

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OCEAN PARK — There is still time to participate in this year’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July Parade. This long-loved celebration of Independence Day is held in Ocean Park and marches straight t…

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LONG BEACH — A First Responder Safety Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 22 at the Pacific County Administration Facility, 7013 Sandridge Road.

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On May 31 the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office said goodbye to Deputy Rick Goodwin as he retired after 21 dedicated years of service to the citizens of Pacific County. “Deputy Goodwin was a fix…

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ILWACO — Intermittent rain could not dampen the enthusiasm of art lovers from all over the region who wrapped up warmly to savor Ilwaco’s burgeoning gallery scene Friday.