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Joyful champs: Comets win first-ever state championship

Naselle Comet baseball players threw their hats and tossed their gloves in sheer jubilation as they flooded the infield in a rain-soaked celebration last Saturday in Ridgefield.... — Updated 6/2/2022

 

Holy halibut: Local charters relish bottom fish bonanza

ILWACO - Fishing roughly 20 miles off the Washington coast near a vast submarine canyon, it took the bait more than two minutes to reach the bottom in an ink-black abyss. It's in th... — Updated 5/26/2022

 

Calling all fin clippers: With a record 5 million Chinook to mark, Naselle Hatchery is buzzing

NASELLE - It's a simple snip that happens in seconds, a distinguishing mark that lasts a lifetime for salmon providing crucial insight for fishery management across the Pacific... — Updated 4/13/2022

 

'Magic': Peninsula gains acclaim as psychedelic 'shroom' capital

LONG BEACH PENINSULA - There's something magical happening in the sprawling sand dunes in Pacific County. During the dreariest days of fall, an army of furtive fungal foragers... — Updated 12/2/2021

 

Joy of clamming: Bivalve beach bounty astounds diggers

LONG BEACH PENINSULA - The first recreational razor clam digs of the 2021-22 season commenced over the weekend with thousands of diggers descending on the bountiful sands along the... — Updated 9/23/2021

 

Long Beach celebrates 40th annual international kite festival

LONG BEACH - Kite fanatics from around the world made their way to Long Beach for the 40th annual Washington State International Kite Festival last week. The week-long spectacle,... — Updated 8/26/2021

 

Big Risk, Big Clams

WILLAPA SPITS - On isolated, shifting spits in seemingly perpetual fog, some dig their living from the sand. Razor clammers each collected about 110 pounds per day on average last... — Updated 8/12/2021

 

Local restaurants reel after food distributor severs service

LONG BEACH PENINSULA - Several local restaurants are searching for a new wholesale food supplier after a distributor unexpectedly severed delivery services to the Long Beach... — Updated 7/30/2021

 

Tuna too few: Commercial season off to standard slow start

ILWACO - Commercial albacore tuna season swam into action last week with the first official landings hitting local docks. Safe Coast Seafoods and Ilwaco Landing each recorded their... — Updated 7/23/2021

 

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