Aug. 12, 1976 - "An early morning fire Wednesday engulfed the interior of the Kaskco Seafood Plant [on the waterfront] at the Ilwaco basin and resulted in the total loss of the fish handling establishment. ... Pumper trucks and a full crew from Ilwaco fought the blaze and called on the Long Beach Volunteer Fire Department for help at around 3 a.m. ... Two 41 ft. utility boats from the Cape Disappointment Coast Guard Station came in close dockside to pump water onto the structure where hoses from the Ilwaco firemen could not reach. No damage to an adjacent Port of Ilwaco maintenance building was reported, nor to Kaskco's dock, hoist or fuel dock. Mrs. Bud Kary, wife of one of the three local owners of the business which was established in 1972, said she was thankful that no one was hurt by the fire and that fish buying, handling and storage operations would continue just as soon as debris could be cleared and a mobile trailer brought in for office space. Owners include Mr. and Mrs. Bud Kary, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Kary and Mr. and Mrs. James Suomela. All three men are presently fishing for tuna in waters south of the Washington border."
Sept. 16 - "Katherine Holway Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Holway, has recently received the degree of Master of Music from Hartt College of Music in Hartford, Conn. This summer she performed the role of Kate Pinkerton in Puccini's 'Madame Butterfly' with the Goldovsky Opera Theater in North Dartmouth, Mass."
Oct. 14 - "Kaskco Seafoods, Inc., located at the Port of Ilwaco, is in the process of building a new plant at the same site of their former business. ... Joe Burt, manager of Kaskco, says there will be a couple of new features added to the business. A new ice machine has been purchased. ... Another interesting feature of the new Kaskco will be the addition of a sauna bath. This will be a welcome sight to sea-weary fishermen, in from a long fishing trip. ... 'Hopefully we will have a roof over our head come crab season.' "
Oct. 14 - "California's Coastal Brown Pelicans recently made one of their rare pilgrimages to the north coast when more than 200 of the great birds were observed. They were mainly seen near the tunnel east of Chinook, in the water off Jetty 'A' and on Sand Island in the Columbia."
Oct. 28 - "Long Island, located in Willapa Bay, began a transition from mixed public and private ownership to becoming the sole property of the public, last week. Via an agreement with the Weyerhaeuser company, the Department of Interior will trade timber on the 6,000-plus acre island for the 1,600 acres still in private hands. This will mean a series of cuts on the island over a 12-year period. The cuts are all planned so that wildlife and view will receive minimum disturbance. A stand of 400-600 year old cedars on the island will not be cut, and may became a natural area."