PENINSULA — Audits of Ocean Beach School District covering 2016 to 2018 reveal the district didn’t follow state and federal regulations in some regards.
LONG BEACH — They came with baskets, bags and buckets. Some had bunny ears, while others still sported ties from Sunday church services.
PENINSULA — Clear skies and calm tides culminated ideal clamming conditions for the annual Long Beach Razor Clam Festival over the weekend, where thousands of diggers tried — and most succeede…
- Felon voting rights legislation signed by Gov. Inslee
- Beachwatchers wanted for coastal observation and seabird survey team
- Democrats in Olympia pass new payroll tax, restrictions on household appliances and a bill favoring unions
- Daylight saving time year round passes Senate
- Bill to raise the age to purchase tobacco to 21 heads to governor to sign into law
- Salmon fishing seasons: Good opportunities for coho, some restrictions to protect low Chinook returns
- Audits showcase OBSD mishaps
- Cold War marvel decays on Columbia riverbank
- Razor clam dig OK'd for April 20-21 Razor Clam Festival
- Audit: North County ambulances purchase doesn’t follow state law
On April 15 at 11:49 p.m. in Ilwaco, Austin M. Koplin, 24, from Longview, was stopped for a traffic infraction and cited for driving with a suspended license third-degree.
ILWACO — A proposed street vacation drew public criticism at Ilwaco City Council’s April 22 meeting.
'We investigate something and we tend to destroy it if we go too far'
The El Nino that was too late and too weak to have much influence last winter may stick around and grow stronger by next winter, according to the Climate Prediction Center.
GRAYS RIVER — At its April 16 regular meeting in Grays River, Naselle-Grays River Valley School District’s Board of Directors learned enrollment at the Naselle Youth Camp School is expected to…
NORTH COVE — Dynamic revetment — the placement of cobble rock along coastal shorelines to protect them from erosion — is the official “preferred choice” to stave off the shoreline erosion that…
On May 4 and May 5, the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST) will deliver two free training sessions in Hoquiam and Long Beach. Each training will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
PENINSULA — Voters will soon decide whether to fund school safety.
PACIFIC COUNTY — A north county emergency medical district purchased two ambulances without verifying that the purchases complied with state law.
Dr. Sancy Leachman is waging a war on melanoma.
LONG BEACH — After the shaking stops, Peninsula residents will have roughly 15 to 20 minutes to reach higher ground in the event near-shore Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake.
LONG BEACH — The city’s Fourth of July fireworks show will happen after all.
SEAVIEW — A children’s advocacy center will soon be open for South Pacific County residents.
SOUTH BEND — The high-profile prosecution of two Coast Guard personnel for crimes on Sept. 1, 2017 is almost over following guilty pleas last week by Salvador Zamora, 25, of Tacoma to rape in …
SOUTH BEND — Pacific County Sheriff’s Office Chief Civil Deputy Matthew Padgett is the focus of another criminal investigation into his conduct.
OLYMPIA — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking public comment on its final report and recommendation to list the pinto abalone as endangered in Washington state.
BELLEVUE — Congratulations to Ilwaco High School Future Business Leaders of America members Evan Perez and Jake Thorsen, who placed 4th in Digital Video Production at the state competition, ea…
Information is the next step on the campaign to keep Loomis Lake clear of invasive plants.
LOOMIS LAKE — Maybe not complete victory — but significant success.
NASELLE — Ninty-three-year-old Naselle resident John Bergquist was born Nov. 9, 1925 to parents John Bergquist Sr. and Sandra (Torppa) Bergquist.
PENINSULA — Rental applications are being accepted for the Driftwood Point Apartments.
RAYMOND — Mickey S. Pine, 38, from Chehalis was booked into Pacific County Jail on a charge of vehicular homicide after an accident that occurred on March 31 at 2:14 a.m. on State Route 6.
Former Navy ship left in the mudflats
OLYMPIA — Lanni Johnson is a 71-year-old woman who has been sitting in front of the Capitol Building in Olympia for the past 9 days on a hunger strike.
OLYMPIA — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a meeting Thursday, April 11, to provide stakeholders with an overview of the Hatchery and Fishery Reform Policy review and s…
OCEAN PARK — Gary Lukens had a problem — but a good one. So many people were interested in his Community Garden that he had to find a bigger location than the one he first announced.
PACIFIC COUNTY — A local organization is here to help Peninsula homeowners in need.
RAYMOND — The Crisis Support Network in Raymond welcomed Julie Jewell as its new executive director on April 1. She brings along nearly a quarter-century of experience to the position and hope…
RAYMOND — The Chinook Observer has received additional details regarding the former Crisis Support Network director who allegedly took at least $47,000 of the nonprofit’s funds.
RAYMOND — Former Pacific County Undersheriff Todd Fosse reached a $450,000 settlement on March 18 in his long-running civil litigation against Pacific County.
LONG BEACH — Damian Mulinix, who died in March at age 42 following a stroke, started working for the Chinook Observer in various capacities in 2002. A self-taught photographer, his images make…
On March 26 at 8:10 a.m. at the school, threats were reported after a student had allegedly been harassed with taunts and name calling.
OYSTERVILLE — The extensive two-year renovation of the Historic Oysterville Church is complete. From a new roof and fresh exterior paint to rebuilt windows and reproduction heritage wallpaper,…
ILWACO — The City of Ilwaco may have more recreational land soon, thanks to two city projects. One east of the city near Chinook envisions expanding a community-owned forest.
LONG BEACH — WellSpring Community Network, in collaboration with Long Beach Police Department and the Washington Liquor & Cannabis Board, recently conducted routine law-compliance checks.
SOUTH BEND — April 5 in Pacific County Superior Court, Cameron Woodrow Clements, 22, was sentenced to five years in prison for third-degree rape of a child.
SOUTH BEND — Steve Bear, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife police chief, recently recognized the Pacific County Prosecutor’s Office for its efforts to secure the poaching convictions …
LONG BEACH and RAYMOND — Tsunami and earthquake experts will be in Pacific County April 9 for presentations and discussions on tsunami vertical evacuation structures, potential earthquake earl…
LEADBETTER POINT — A mature whale washed ashore last week near the northern end of the Long Beach Peninsula.
The birds are hazed on East Sand Island
OLYMPIA — Washington Fish and Wildlife Director Kelly Susewind said Friday he will direct wildlife managers to "err on the side" of chasing and killing cougars that are causing problems.
SEATTLE — Federal officials say they may restrict salmon fishing off the West Coast to help the Pacific Northwest’s critically endangered killer whales, but two environmental groups are suing …
PACIFIC COUNTY — Pacific County Utility District No. 2 is hosting a poster contest for children aged 5 to 12. Poster designs should show what saving energy looks like to the child.
ILWACO — The invoice said $8,612.72.
ILWACO — It’s time to spruce up Ilwaco.
LONG BEACH — Culbertson Park will soon be accessible and enjoyable to all.