Wahkiakum County, WAchinookobserver.com

Mark Doumit, former 19th District legislator, passes away

CATHLAMET — Rural and Southwest Washington lost a fierce advocate this week, as Mark Doumit, the executive director of the Washington Forest Protection Association, former state legislator and Wahkiakum County Commissioner, passed away suddenly at the age of 59. Doumit’s family announced his death on social media on June 22,...
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Seaside, ORSeaside Signal

Park district authorizes Sunset Recreation Center lease with education group

The Northwest Regional Education Service District will lease almost 7,400 square feet in the Sunset Recreation Center in Seaside. The Sunset Empire Park and Recreation District board voted unanimously to give executive director Skyler Archibald authorization to sign the deal. The park district acquired the former Broadway Middle School in January.
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Warrenton, ORPosted by
The Daily Astorian

Warrenton city manager to retire

WARRENTON — City Manager Linda Engbretson announced her retirement Tuesday night after more than 25 years with the city. Engbretson, the former city recorder, was hired as the interim city manager in 2016 following the resignation of former City Manager Kurt Fritsch. Fritsch left amid a controversy over the Eighth...
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Oregon Statebeachconnection.net

Curious Little Gelatinous Find on Oregon Coast Has Visitors Puzzled

(Oregon Coast) – Up and down the Oregon coastline, visitors are chatting on social media at the moment about a puzzling find on the beaches. It's blob-like, it's hazy, and largely featureless – except for an orange chunk of something embedded in it. (All photos courtesy Seaside Aquarium's Tiffany Boothe)
Seaside, ORdiscoverourcoast.com

Exhibit honors Seaside Prom

SEASIDE — A photo exhibit in honor of the Seaside Promenade’s 100th anniversary will be displayed at the Seaside Public Library from Thursday until Aug. 7. The exhibit features a collection of photographs taken of the Prom and its surroundings since its dedication on Aug. 7, 1921. Some photos come from the Seaside Museum & Historical Society’s private collection.
Astoria, ORPosted by
The Daily Astorian

Astoria resumes water shut-offs

People with past due water and sewer bills in Astoria are going to have to pay as city leaders end certain emergency measures tied to the coronavirus pandemic. The City Council voted Monday to end the city’s suspension of late fees and service disconnection as the economy reopens and more people return to jobs and normal life.
Long Beach, WAchinookobserver.com

Alleged window-breaker still raising a ruckus

SOUTH BEND — It appears Shaun A. Schlenker pushed Judge Don Richter’s last button during Pacific County Superior Court on June 18 when he attempted to fire his court-appointed attorney David Arcuri, which will likely result in him now having to represent himself. He faces first-degree malicious mischief, resisting arrest,...
Astoria, ORKAST 1370

Port Agrees To Allow Cruise Ship Stay With Precautions

Stating the commission did not take the decision lightly, the Port of Astoria has accepted a request from Norweigian Cruise Lines (NCL) to berth a non-passenger carrying ship at the port docks for an extended period of time beginning in July. The Pride Of America cruise ship is set to...
Clatsop County, ORThe Astorian

In One Ear: He served well

Gun rerun: On June 21, 1942, a Japanese I-25 submarine snuck close to the Oregon Coast through a fishing fleet, to avoid minefields, then fired its 5.5-inch deck gun at Fort Stevens, without even taking aim. Fortunately, the only damage to the fort from the shelling was to the backstop...
Wahkiakum County, WALongview Daily News

Former state legislator Mark Doumit dies at 59

Mark Doumit, a respected former legislator for the 19th Legislative District and advocate for Washington’s forests and rivers, died Monday at the age of 59. Doumit spent 10 years representing the 19th District in both chambers of the state Legislature as a Democrat. Since 2006 he worked as the executive director for the Washington Forest Protection Association, the trade group representing the state’s private forest landowners.
Astoria, ORthecolumbiapress.com

The Columbia Press

Participants in the 2015 Great Columbia Crossing make their way down the bridge ramp. (Courtesy Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce) The Great Columbia Crossing, a 10-kilometer run/walk across the Astoria-Megler Bridge, returns this year, the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce announced. Last year’s event was held virtually due to the...
Westport, ORPosted by
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Mesmerizing Westport Video Captures Breathtaking Views From Above

Whether you were born and raised from Westport, or simply just know the area, there's a good chance you have never seen the town from this point of view. Max Cantin is originally from Norton and moved to Westport almost two years ago, where he has found a way to capture the town in a whole new light with the help of his drone.
Long Beach, WAchinookobserver.com

Father's Day fire draws heavy, quick response

LONG BEACH — A 911 call of a reported fire at the Long Beach Laundromat building drew a response from several agencies and emergency response vehicles on Father’s Day evening. The fire, which was first reported at about 6:15 p.m. on June 20, originated underneath an exterior stairwell of the...
Seaside, ORSeaside Signal

City awards tourism grants

The Seaside Visitors Bureau and Tourism Advisory Committee awarded $16,900 in grant funding to five organizations for six upcoming events through the 2021-2022 Tourism Grant Program. The Sunset Empire Park and Recreation District received a total of $5,000 for two events: $3,000 for a Prom Centennial Chalk Art Contest, which...
Chinook, WALongview Daily News

Spring Chinook retention season extended to July 31

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has extended the spring Chinook retention season and increased the adult Chinook daily limit. It also reduced the steelhead daily limit in its updated rules, which are effective June 12 through July 31. The change comes after the Oregon Technical Advisory Committee recently...