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Tenants of Ilwaco RV park face eviction

Tenants of an RV park in Ilwaco, Wash., knew the eviction notices were coming. On Tuesday, they finally arrived. A man and a woman roamed the Beacon RV park off Elizabeth Avenue, handing official eviction summons to some tenants or simply taping the summons to people’s doors. It is...
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Astoria weighs code changes for housing

The Astoria Planning Commission was generally supportive Tuesday of development code amendments designed to remove barriers for new housing construction and is expected to make recommendations to the City Council in the coming weeks. When Astoria’s population tipped over 10,000, the city became recognized as a medium-sized city, which came...
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▶️ The Great Outdoors: Sturgeon fishing on the Columbia River

Oregon anglers are blessed with opportunities to catch varieties of fish — salmon, trout and warm water species like bass and walleye. But when it comes to size, degree of difficulty and eating quality, nothing beats sturgeon. And one place to look for them is in the Columbia River near Astoria.

Buoy Beer pivots to Pop-Up Pub and Mobile Canning

After the devastating roof collapse over their restaurant and brewery on Astoria, Oregon’s waterfront, Buoy Beer is pivoting into a summer pop-up pub at the still in development Astoria Food Hub. The significant damage to their original building that happened 2 weeks ago has put up major challenges to their production and taproom operations, but Buoy Beer has been determined to move forward and had already established a Buoy Too food truck before the damage was done. By using a temporary space and kitchen will keep locals and tourists with a place to go and support the brewery, they are also teaming up with a mobile canner to make sure packaged beer supply doesn’t dry up as well. It is still unclear what caused the partial collapse and what the future holds for that building, but they are working quickly to get operations back on track.

Astoria bans daytime camping on public property

ASTORIA, Ore. — The city of Astoria is limiting the hours people can camp on public property in order to cut down the number of people sleeping outside local businesses and parks for long periods of time. An ordinance passed during last week’s city council meeting only allows people...

Buoy Beer is canning and pouring brews again after partial building collapse

ASTORIA, Ore. — It's only been a couple weeks since Buoy Beer Company's building in Astoria partially collapsed, but that hasn't stopped the beer from flowing. Last week, the company partnered with Astoria Food Hub to open a "summer pop-up pub," serving beer, wine and cider along with sandwiches from Astoria's Gaetano’s Market and Deli.

Why Isn’t There a Water Ferry to Seaside Heights, NJ From One of These Towns

There are so many areas on "this" side of the bay, so we wouldn't have to drive over the bridge to Seaside. I live in Bayville, it would be the perfect place for a water ferry to take us to Seaside Heights. But any of these towns a water ferry would work, do you agree? Beachwood, Pine Beach, Island Heights, Toms River, and Ocean Gate would be the perfect launch area.

After Two Years, N. Oregon Coast's Beach Discovery Program Back in Seaside

(Seaside, Oregon) – Like many things in our world, COVID interrupted something very fun and valuable on the north Oregon coast. For two years, the Seaside Aquarium's Beach Discovery Program was put on a shelf, the scintillating little sessions out on the sands where kids of all ages – and grownups with a sense of curiosity – got to learn about what happens on your beaches, what creatures live there, and even what sand grains actually look like. (All photos courtesy Tiffany Boothe, Seaside Aquarium)

Barbe-Queen: An oasis in Ocean Park

Open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Dine-in, take-out, delivery and catering are available. The Long Beach Peninsula is a go-to for many who enjoy the Pacific Northwest, including its outdoor recreation opportunities and locally crafted seafood. But for those who drive north to Ocean Park, Washington, Polynesian cuisine awaits.

Summer reading program at the library

Cathlamet Public Library's summer reading program kicked off Wednesday June 22 with kids listening to stories and creating sea turtles and crabs from seashells. They could also design and decorate their own sea star. This Wednesday, June 29, had stories from the ocean's Midnight Zone, and painting an ocean zones picture with tempera paints.The next session is Wednesday, July 6 from 1-2 p.m., at Erickson Park for children ages 5-15. They will hear stories on the theme of Shipwrecks and Lighthouses, build an aluminum foil boat to see how many pennies it can float, and start making a jellyfish. Register online for events and the reading challenge at or phone the library for more information at 360-795-3254. Courtesy photos.

A piece of 'heart' at Ashriver Woodworks

At Ashriver Woodworks in Astoria, furniture pieces, bowls and other works are more than just functional items. “When buying from a maker, you are buying hundreds of hours of failures and experimentation, days, weeks and months of frustrations and moments of pure joy,” Ashriver Woodworks co-owner Chris Bjorkman said.

Smooth sailing

A sail boat floats in the Cathlamet Channel on a warm day last weekend. Photo courtesy of Genie Cary.