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As I’ve mentioned before, my favorite time of day and spot to ponder life is the crack of dawn at the Port of Peninsula. That’s where I was early Sunday last. The sunrise was muted by a heavy mist; everything was grey, fading to nothing at the edges. I could hear the low drone of a skiff hea…

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The Ocean Park Food Bank is actively seeking to relocate to a larger and newer facility. The food bank’s current location is 1601 Bay Avenue, Ocean Park, where we have been since 2011. We appr…

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I would like to invite everyone to Jaime’s Unintentional Retirement Party Aug. 2, 2022 (the day of the Washington State Primary vote). If you won’t be able to attend, I understand.

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As I’ve mentioned before, my favorite time of day and spot to ponder life is the crack of dawn at the Port of Peninsula. That’s where I was early Sunday last. The sunrise was muted by a heavy …

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With covid-19 vaccines being widely dispensed, will an end to this pandemic halt “work from home?” Will workers return to downtown offices at pre-pandemic levels?

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How does one begin to talk about this week just past? My head is a jumble of thoughts. My heart aches for those who lost their lives and those lost individuals, misguided and mislead by the li…

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I am writing to express my disgust over the actions of Doris Berryhill-Parks, who insists on feeding wild animals at her home in Ilwaco. Her actions have resulted in six bears undergoing eutha…

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Tsunami disasters are a terrible event that you cannot prevent. More dangerous than other disasters be-cause planning for a tsunami is still a fairly new concept, in addition to the terrifying…

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Like probably half the world, we zoomed with our loved ones over the holidays. It was the only safe way to get together during these Sheltering Times, far-flung as we are, and eager to keep a …

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The Ocean Park Food Bank is so grateful for the outpouring of donations which will enable us to keep stocked with food after the emergency provisions that we have been receiving are terminated…

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As we prepare to welcome a new year, our entire staff would like to say a special thank-you to our readers and advertisers for your continued support during these troubled times.

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The best prayers at Christmas are joy and laughter. (Do you think that God doesn’t laugh? Do you really believe — if you believe at all — that whatever Spirit guides you doesn’t enjoy watching…

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About a mile from our house there’s a patch of state forestland, accessed by a network of logging roads and the “Outback Trail,” which provides a steep ascent from one gravel road to another. …

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I value the Chinook Observer very much, particularly in these days of endangered local journalism when so many papers have folded, a true danger to our nation. They are the backbone of our dem…