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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


Photographers descend on Cape Disappointment for king tides

With each crashing wave came a chorus of clicking cameras. Photographers turned out in droves in anticipation of the biggest set of king tides this season, culminating with a 10.21... — Updated 12/18/2020


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