Ilwaco, WAchinookobserver.com

Ilwaco bears relocated to Olympics

ILWACO — Three little Ilwaco black bear cubs and their mother are adjusting to “wild” life on the Olympic Peninsula on June 16 after the mom’s plight generated intense concern on social media. Although Ilwaco includes some prime bear habitat, these bears resided in the center of the town’s residential...
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Documentary reflects on Cannon Beach bunnies

Visit Tolovana Park and you’re bound to see them. Bunnies line the entry along Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site, toward Mo’s, and around W. Siuslaw Street. The bunnies, which have garnered debate among local residents in recent years, are the focus of a recent documentary. Brianna Ortega, the documentary’s creator,...
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Ilwaco, WAchinookobserver.com

Mama bear and three cubs rescued from Ilwaco neighborhood

A 189-pound female bear and her three small cubs who have been living on garbage and other human-provided food in the center of Ilwaco were rescued by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife personnel early Wednesday morning, June 16. The mother, with its head firmly stuck inside a hard plastic...
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Senior Moments: My purrfect companion isn't quite perfect. So many people have asked about my kitten Holly, who moved in with me at Christmas. My physical therapist thinks my agility has improved because of Holly. Truth be told, I have laughed more at her antics in the past six months than I have laughed in the past several years.
Ilwaco, WAchinookobserver.com

Mama bear and triplets to be relocated

ILWACO — Local social media was ablaze over the weekend with concern about a female bear roaming in Ilwaco residential neighborhoods with a plastic container lid wrapped around her neck and with three cubs in tow. The female, portrayed in photos shared on the Long Beach Peninsula Friends of Facebook...
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In One Ear: Barnacle Bill

"An elephant seal, dubbed Barnacle Bill, became quite popular when he decided to haul out on multiple northern Oregon beaches over Memorial Day weekend," Tiffany Boothe of the Seaside Aquarium reported, "filling both visitors and locals with concern for his well-being." Her photo of Bill is shown. He first showed...
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In One Ear: Freddie's predicament

Carea Kuhn has four hanging flower pots on her porch, which looks out on her heirloom English garden in Long Beach, Washington. About three weeks ago, "two days in a row, as I watered, a frantic junco bird flew out of one of the baskets. I looked in and the most perfect nest was nestled inside with little speckled white eggs. Nine days later, they hatched …
Seaside, ORThe Astorian

Students dissect sharks

The Seaside Aquarium recently partnered with the Columbia River Maritime Museum to let students participate in the dissection of sharks that had washed up, been recovered and frozen. On June 3, Warrenton eighth graders took measurements and samples of a 3-foot salmon shark’s liver and muscle, which will be sent...
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Jury finds Washington woman, 77, guilty of feeding bears. Is it ‘because I’m from Switzerland’?

The case of Doris Parks, 77, convicted of intentionally feeding black bears at her Long Beach Peninsula home, was front-page news in the Chinook Observer. She joined a long list of characters who over the years have made for fascinating reading in the local weekly in the community of 12,000 full-time residents. In many places there is more to the news than the latest Seattle City Council squabble, celebrity divorces or Amazon’s world takeover.
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Jury Finds Washington Woman, 77, Guilty of Feeding Bears

The case of Doris Parks, 77, convicted of intentionally feeding black bears at her Long Beach Peninsula home, was front-page news in the Chinook Observer. She joined a long list of characters who over the years have made for fascinating reading in the local weekly in the community of 12,000 full-time residents. In many places there is more to the news than the latest Seattle City Council squabble, celebrity divorces or Amazon's world takeover.
Cannon Beach, ORbeachconnection.net

Extra Caution at N. Oregon Coast's Haystack Rock Due to Nesting Pair | Cannon Beach

(Cannon Beach, Oregon) – Officials in Cannon Beach are asking for extra caution around Haystack Rock right now because of a tenuous situation with a pair of endangered birds that are nesting near the top. The north Oregon coast’s Haystack Rock Awareness Program (HRAP) said is at least one pair of black oystercatchers right now that have set up a nest and they are quite vulnerable at the moment. (All photos courtesy Tiffany Boothe, Seaside Aquarium)
Seaside, ORtheculturetrip.com

The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels in Seaside, Oregon

A state that’s so much more than the hipster magnet of Portland, Oregon has one of the most underrated coastlines in the US. Similar to neighboring California yet more rugged and windswept, this is a place to stroll along grassy, dune-backed sands, pull on a wetsuit for whatever-the-weather surfing and curl up beside a fire pit with a hound by your side. Where better to base yourself than the laid-back coastal city of Seaside and its woof-worthy selection of pet-friendly places to stay.
Ilwaco, WAchinookobserver.com

Birding: Last of the “big boys”: Marbled godwit and the whimbrel

To date we have looked at three of the “big boys” the long-billed curlew, black oystercatcher, and the willet. Each is distinctive and can be seen on the Long Beach Peninsula. Two other members of the “big boys” are the marbled godwit and the whimbrel. Each of these species is about the size of a sub plus a half (about 18 inches), and each is also distinctive in its own right. Both the marbled godwit and the whimbrel can be seen in each season of the year on the peninsula. Both are uncommon in all seasons except summer when they are only seen occasionally.
Chinook, WAchinookobserver.com

Chinook fishing limits planned to save food for orcas

LONG BEACH — A federal agency is moving toward limits on ocean fishing for Chinook salmon when necessary to ensure there are enough to support 75 endangered local Southern Resident killer whales, also known as orcas. Only in about the past decade did it become understood that Puget Sound’s famous...
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In One Ear: First chick

"The first chick of the season has hatched on the popular live osprey nest camera located at Broadway Park in Seaside," Angie Reseland, of the Necanicum Watershed Council, wrote. "The camera is operated by the Necanicum Watershed Council in partnership with Sunset Empire and the city of Seaside. There are...
Seaside, ORSeaside Signal

First osprey chick is born at Broadway Park

The first chick of the season has hatched on the live osprey nest camera located at Broadway Park in Seaside. The camera is operated by the Necanicum Watershed Council in partnership with Sunset Empire and the city of Seaside. There are two more eggs in the nest, so more chicks...