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LONG BEACH — They came with baskets, bags and buckets. Some had bunny ears, while others still sported ties from Sunday church services.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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RAYMOND — Former Pacific County Undersheriff Todd Fosse reached a $450,000 settlement on March 18 in his long-running civil litigation against Pacific County.

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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…

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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.

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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,…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.