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I don’t know why we think summer months are the time to cruise along and take it easy. Isn’t summer the season when we have to keep the house clean for guests; we’re packing and unpacking for …

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By proclamation of the governor, January is School Board Recognition Month. It’s a great time to recognize our elected community members who selflessly give their time and energy in support of…

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EDITOR’S NOTE: In this column, journalism veteran Patrick Webb argues that Facebook has its faults but can be a power to unite. He believes if used properly, with a positive tone, it will be e…

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As we enter into 2019, kindness and caring is in the forefront. Friends of Chinook School Food Bank would like to thank all who thought of us during the past year and especially at the holiday…

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I am concerned with the action that the Ocean Beach School District may make in addressing the “anomaly” of overcrowding at Hilltop school. (I borrow the term anomaly from Interim Superintende…

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It seems to me that my life has passed me by, kind of like the spinning wheels on a fast car. I was born in the years of Harry Truman. Today Truman is barely noticed in the history books (exce…

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In 1938 they build the Grand Coulee Dam without fish ladders, without any way for the salmon to pass the dam or to continue up river along their native habitat to spawn. It was a conscious dec…

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SOUTH BEND — The Road 2 Resiliency has chosen to recognize Allison Larew (right) as their Resiliency Rockstar this month. She has been making a huge difference in the lives of her first grader…

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The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate in the developed world. Let me say that again, the United States, with the most sophisticated health care in the developed world, has …

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The Ocean Park Food Bank Board would like to thank all the generous people in this community. Throughout the year many pounds of food have been donated through the Green Bag Simple Gesture Pro…

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A federal judge has dismissed a third lawsuit filed by an environmental group to stop the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from shooting barred owls in an experimental attempt to boost numbers o…

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The Friends of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge was honored to be highlighted in the recent Giving Back nonprofit resource guide and is grateful to South Pacific County Community Foundation fo…

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In response to the Dec. 19 article of WSP investigations on Deputy Padgett, if only half of what the WSP investigations found on the alleged complaints were true, Padgett is not what Pacific C…

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In 1994, Carl Sagan remarked on the famous earth rise over the moon photo taken from space Dec. 30, 1968: “That’s home. That’s us. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of huma…

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We would like to thank all of you that took the time out of your day to come to the Celebration of Life for Tami Belisle on Sunday, Dec. 16. It was an overwhelming day of love, laughter, and s…

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Many thanks to Patrick Webb for that beautiful piece about my book, “How I Survived.” Never have I been called so many nice things in my life! If only I weren’t so far away in California I cou…

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The Bayside Singers wrapped up the 2019 year with a sing-a-long with the community at the Oysterville Church on Sunday, Dec. 16. The week prior, their concert at Chinook Event Center hosted mo…

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There is a group of people who believe only the rich white men should run this country. That is called “oligarchy.” “Democracy in Chains” by Nancy MacLean describes the history of American Pol…

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I was a little chagrined that two young friends decided to drive to Astoria 45 miles each way to see a movie, “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The subject of the film was immaterial; it was their decision…

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As we wish all our readers a Merry Christmas and an enjoyable holiday season, it is fitting to reflect on some positive aspects of this week and next’s week’s fresh start with the New Year.

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Surfside Estates is first not a hot bed of management or council mismanagement quite the opposite. The council is not doing “back room deals” nor is our current manager Laura Fraser leaving du…