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On Oct. 14 at 1:19 p.m. in Long Beach, an officer stopped a vehicle with a driver he had made contact with 16 minutes prior. The suspect, Vincente Talancon-Pacheco, 31, from Long Beach was cited for driving with a suspended license third-degree.

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The surf at Wahkiki Beach in Cape Disappointment State Park put on an impressive show last week as waves spawned by a Pacific Ocean typhoon crashed into the cliffs below Cape D Lighthouse. Dozens of professional and amateur photographers gathered to record the natural phenomenon.

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LONG BEACH — Two people with mental illness charged with low-level crimes were transferred to Western State Hospital last week after sitting for two months in Pacific County Jail. This wait was despite a new law which required the judge to dismiss the cases after these defendants were found …

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On Oct. 14 at 1:19 p.m. in Long Beach, an officer stopped a vehicle with a driver he had made contact with 16 minutes prior. The suspect, Vincente Talancon-Pacheco, 31, from Long Beach was cit…

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The surf at Wahkiki Beach in Cape Disappointment State Park put on an impressive show last week as waves spawned by a Pacific Ocean typhoon crashed into the cliffs below Cape D Lighthouse. Doz…

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South Pacific District Court as well as Ilwaco and Municipal Court hearings are held at 7013 Sandridge Road. If you have questions, call 360-642-9417. The following cases were scheduled for ac…

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"Alas, despite the generous top-of-the-fold coverage given to the dastardly theft of our beloved skeleton, it has not yet turned back up," Tony Kischner, owner of Astoria's Bridgewater Bistro, wrote.

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LONG BEACH — Two people with mental illness charged with low-level crimes were transferred to Western State Hospital last week after sitting for two months in Pacific County Jail. This wait wa…

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Matt Mulvey beats the cranberries off the flooded vines during the 2019 Cranberrian Fair on Sunday, Oct. 13 at the Cranberry Research Center on Pioneer Road in Long Beach. These annual celebra…

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LONG BEACH — Scott Slater released the lines and watched his kite soar skyward and join others in a colorful constellation above Long Beach.

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On Oct. 7 at 9:52 p.m., Reginald J. MacDonald, 64, from Ilwaco, was arrested and booked into Pacific County Jail for domestic violence fourth-degree assault.

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WDFW Sgt. Ryan John worked with muzzleloader hunters and Weyerhaeuser Security staff to locate several suspects who had shot and allegedly wasted a spike bull elk in the early morning hours of…

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ILWACO — The American Legion’s 32nd annual Derald D. Robertson Safety Awards Ceremony and Banquet will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m. at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco.

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OLYMPIA — Chinook Observer staff and contributors won 22 awards in the annual Washington Newspaper Publisher Association 2019 Better Newspaper Contest.

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

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A “sizable majority” of members in a regional grocery workers union ratified a contract with Fred Meyer and other stores late Friday night, ending a 16-month period of sometimes tense negotiat…

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GRAYLAND — The Pacific County Sheriff’s Office and Washington’s State Parks Department responded to a report of a body found on the beach near Warrenton Cannery Road in Grayland on Sunday, Oct. 13.

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Unusually named purple bear Don Quixote takes a rest while author Thomas Gondolfi greets people Saturday at the third annual Books at Long Beach, a Pacific Northwest Author Showcase and Book F…

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CHINOOK — For Margaret Wills of Astoria, the music was a trip down memory lane. She spent an evening out with her friend, Dave Kuchler of Hammond, enjoying big-band era music.

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LONG BEACH — Pacific is one of three counties to receive grant funding, upon successful negotiation of a contract, to hire county veteran service officers, according to the Washington Departme…

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Our closely connected coastal communities were relieved Thursday to learn of the safe return to his family in Surfside of Buddy, a handsome blue long-tailed parrot.

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SOUTH BEND — Eugene Burt Kornoely, 40, of Ocean Park pleaded guilty last week to possession of heroin and methamphetamine and will be sentenced on Oct. 4. He faces up to 18 month in prison and…