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ILWACO — One crew ran as far as 100 miles offshore hopeful to hit a fishing honey hole few others could reach. But it was the small boat, a 24-footer that barely cracked the 30-mile barrier that caught the biggest tuna and ultimately took home the $6,000 top prize.

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ILWACO — One crew ran as far as 100 miles offshore hopeful to hit a fishing honey hole few others could reach. But it was the small boat, a 24-footer that barely cracked the 30-mile barrier th…

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SEAVIEW — A suspicious object discovered in Seaview on Wednesday afternoon led law enforcement to cordon off blocks from 46th to 48th at approximately 5 p.m.

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ILWACO — A climb for a better view culminated in an emergency call for help Friday.

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ILWACO — Some of the lowest tides of the year occurred over the weekend giving beach visitors access to sights seldom seen.

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RAYMOND — Butte Creek Day-Use Area reopened July 1 with significant improvements to roads, amenities and trail following work by the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and its partners.

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PENINSULA — The kids like the smoke and the sparks, but the adults often want the big booms and the best grand finale that money (and Washington state law) will allow.

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LONG BEACH — It takes months to count all the receipts but the numbers are in: 2018 was a banner year for many parts of Pacific County’s overall economy, which grew 10 percent over 2017.

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OCEAN PARK — Pacific County’s top judge told Peninsula residents last week about how drug abuse and mental illness drive criminal justice issues here.

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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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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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PACIFIC and WAHKIAKUM COUNTIES — Rain on Monday and occasional showers predicted the rest of this week may help a little, but Western Washington’s wildfire season is off to an exceptionally ea…

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NASELLE — When one door closes, another opens, the old adage goes. On Friday, March 1 Bank of the Pacific officially closed their Naselle branch that had been open since 1974. The decision was…

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RAYMOND — A narcotics-related search warrant was served March 15 upon a residence located in the 200 block of 13th Street in Raymond, resulting in the arrest of Makaylah C. Fuller, 30.

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NASELLE — “Every girl deserves one dress” is the vision of the international Dress a Girl Around the World organization. The organization’s website indicates that since 2009 over a million dre…

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OLYMPIA — The Washington Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) announced in a Jan. 15 press release that due to the partial federal government shutdown, most clients will receive the…

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ILWACO — The Ilwaco Channel will benefit from more than $1 million in federal funding for dredging and pile dike improvements over the coming year.

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A federal judge has dismissed a third lawsuit challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s experiment with killing barred owls to protect threatened spotted owls.

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Odds are high that the Pacific Northwest will be warmer than average the next three months, and current drought conditions are expected to persist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrat…

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TOKELAND — The Shoalwater Bay Tribe paid the Washington State Patrol more than $15,000 to investigate then-Lt. Matt Padgett for alleged bullying and sexual harassment. Padgett, 34, is incoming…

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ILWACO — Washington state’s commercial fishing vessels landed nearly 21 percent more pounds in 2017 than in 2016 but sold their catch for about 2 percent less, according to the definitive annu…

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A series of storms will cross the northeast Pacific through early next week, the National Weather Service in Portland advises. These storms will send significant westerly swells toward the Pac…

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SOUTH BEND — When Sheriff-elect Robin Souvenir takes over in January, he’ll keep most members of the current command staff. However, he is making a couple of changes, including one that is alr…