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CHINOOK — The goal at East Sand Island in the Lower Columbia River estuary near Chinook is to limit the number of double-crested cormorants nesting on the island to 5,600 breeding pairs to limit the birds’ impacts on juvenile salmon and steelhead, according to Jeffery Henon, spokesman for th…

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A new headquarters building for Willapa National Wildlife Refuge continues taking shape at the east end of 67th Street near the south end of Willapa Bay. Formally called a Natural Resource Center, the surrent work is the first phase of a plan to eventually add a visitor center with an enviro…

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WALDPORT, Ore. — A 20-foot juvenile humpback whale washed shore north of the Alsea River near Waldport on Wednesday, Aug. 14, and remains beached Thursday morning.

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Washington's drought retreated slightly over the previous week, the U.S. Drought Monitor reported Thursday, and federal climatologists said they're less confident fall will be warmer than average.

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LONG BEACH — A new headquarters building for Willapa National Wildlife Refuge continues taking shape at the east end of 67th Street near the south end of Willapa Bay.

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LONG BEACH — Mayor Jerry Phillips was one of the drivers involved in a four-vehicle crash at 12:55 p.m. July 31, northbound on Pacific Way near 137th Lane. Two people were taken to Ocean Beach…

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OLYMPIA — The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission recently took action to require monthly fishing guide logbook reporting, and approved moving forward on a request to the State Legislature…

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CHINOOK — The goal at East Sand Island in the Lower Columbia River estuary near Chinook is to limit the number of double-crested cormorants nesting on the island to 5,600 breeding pairs to lim…

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SURFSIDE — “I just love to fly,” Dorothy Kocher Olsen said in May 2011 as she approached her 95th birthday and her first parade, the 51st Loyalty Day Parade in Long Beach.

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RAYMOND — U.S. Air Force Airman Sean A. Tessier graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

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A new headquarters building for Willapa National Wildlife Refuge continues taking shape at the east end of 67th Street near the south end of Willapa Bay. Formally called a Natural Resource Cen…

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PENINSULA — A remote-controlled water rescue drone recently used to save three people in Rockaway Beach from will soon be employed on the Long Beach Peninsula.

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WASHINGTON COAST — A whale expert is reporting a rare sighting of blue whales off the Washington coast. The largest animals on the planet have also been sighted in unusual numbers offshore of …

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

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Pacific County implemented a burn ban on June 21 and it remains in effect until conditions moderate with the arrival of autumn rain.The ban includes all residential burning associated with lan…

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Looking at my calendar, September’s proximity caught me off guard. Since that means a lot of kids are going to be heading back to school in the near future, I can only imagine that’s not news …

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A weak El Nino went away in July as sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean along the equator cooled to within a normal range, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reporte…

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A national Democratic committee has planned a slew of local events during the August congressional recess when Battle Ground Republican Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler will be back in Southwest Was…

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ILWACO — So bright and alive that his nickname was Kilowatt, the death of Rhett Bennett Mattson after only 13 months leaves his family and the community in deep grief but grateful for his time…

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ILWACO — On the night of Aug. 2 the narrow Ilwaco channel proved it can endanger anyone when the 47-foot tuna boat Koko got tangled up in a trap of rotten old pilings and eventually overturned.

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OLYMPIA — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced appointments to the 15-member 2019-22 Coastal Dungeness Crab Advisory Board.

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Andy Zahn photographed Cape Disappointment, Baker Bay, Sand Island and surroundings from his drone on a beautiful day last week. Saddle Mountain and Oregon’s northern Coast Range stretch acros…

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

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LONG BEACH — The Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau is pleased to honor Judy Savoy as Volunteer of the Month. She worked for AT&T for 38 years then retired in 1998 and she and her husban…

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ABERDEEN — A drop in enrollment at Grays Harbor College has led to a loss of state funding, resulting in a round of layoffs as the college tries to right itself financially.