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Ocean Beach School District may have found its woman: Amy Huntley for school superintendent

LONG BEACH — The search for Ocean Beach School District’s next superintendent may be over as early as January. OBSD’s school board decided to pause its superintendent search in order to interview a possible in-district candidate, according to a Dec. 11 press release.

CHINOOKOBSERVER.COM - 2018-12-11 18:46:00

Klean: What do you do when the boss doesn’t pay?

WASHINGTON STATE — The vast majority of Washington’s employers pay their workers what they’re owed. However, the state Department of Labor and Industries (LNI) is there to help when people don’t get paid enough, or, in the case of several recently laid-off employees at the Klean Long Beach Treatment

CHINOOKOBSERVER.COM - 2018-12-10 19:20:00

Ilwaco City Council approves 2019 budget

ILWACO — Come 2019, Ilwaco residents can expect minor increases among property taxes and some utility rates. Ilwaco City Council approved its 2019 budget at its Dec. 10 meeting.

CHINOOKOBSERVER.COM - 2018-12-11 19:55:00

Rockin' holiday concert in Ocean Park

OCEAN PARK — “We’ve been working really hard and the kids have been awesome and amazing at learning,” said Ocean Park School music teacher Brian Vessey, as he opened the school’s first through fourth-grade holiday concert last Thursday.

CHINOOKOBSERVER.COM - 2018-12-11 17:37:00

ICE still actively arresting/deporting Pacific County's undocumented residents

PACIFIC COUNTY — Oscar* is one of 93 county residents directly impacted by deportations. He is currently preparing to leave the U.S. by Jan. 1, leaving behind a teenage daughter.

CHINOOKOBSERVER.COM - 2018-12-11 19:09:00

Second delay idles Newport crab fleet

NEWPORT — The commercial Dungeness crab season has been pushed back — again — this time to at least Dec. 31 as fishery managers wait for pockets of light crab to come up to par.

NEWPORT NEWS-TIMES - 2018-12-11 23:14:43

Strong Pacific Northwest storm will hit Western Washington Tuesday

A strong storm is expected to hit the Pacific Northwest early Tuesday, which means brace yourself for hard rain, wind and mountain snow. In Puget Sound, winds of 15 to 20 miles per hour are expected Tuesday with gusts up to 25 mph. There will be rain and showers throughout the week and into the next

KIRO7.COM - 2018-12-11 18:39:28

Klean 'kollapse'? Local employees left in limbo by rehab company

LONG BEACH — The Klean drug and alcohol treatment center closed abruptly on Dec. 4, displacing eight patients and leaving about 25 locals without jobs or even paychecks, and Klean facilities in Astoria appear to have closed down as well.

CHINOOKOBSERVER.COM - 2018-12-08 02:10:00

Helping Hands closes one Seaside center, to open another

Helping Hands has closed one facility in Seaside as the homeless outreach center prepares to replace it with another. Raven Russell, the outreach center's development director, told city councilors Monday night that the center was unable to negotiate terms with their landlord for the rental of the b

SEASIDE SIGNAL - 2018-12-11 05:10:00

Long Beach decides on big and small changes for 2019, including ending pro fireworks show

Long Beach residents can expects some change, both small and large, in 2019. Long Beach City Council adopted its 2019 budget at the council’s Dec. 3 meeting. The council also approved other measures, focused on vegetation management practices and the state’s Fish and Wildlife Commission.

CHINOOKOBSERVER.COM - 2018-12-05 00:08:00

More than 35 children and law officers join in annual ‘Shop with a Cop’

LONG BEACH — In between sips of orange juice, eight-year-old Christopher Gorsham told Pacific County Sheriff officer Ben Woodby about Minecraft, his favorite game. It was a simple step toward fostering a better future.

CHINOOKOBSERVER.COM - 2018-12-05 00:21:00

Harley accident injures Pacific County man

A Pacific County man on a Harley was taken to a hospital after he lost control of the bike. The Washington State Patrol reports that on Sunday evening a 63 year old man from Ocean Park was riding his 2013 Harley Davidson and went to turn onto State Route 101.

KXRO.COM - 2018-12-10 15:08:00

10 awesome storm watching spots on the Oregon coast

While ski bums hold their collective breath for snow to fall on the mountains, beach bums wait for big storms to roll in over the Pacific. Storm watching is among the best winter recreation on the Oregon coast, when the violent, churning ocean crashes dramatically against headlands and sea stacks, p

OREGONIAN - 2018-12-09 15:00:00

What to do on Rainy Days in Tacoma

Rainy days are inevitable this time of year in the Pacific Northwest, but don’t let the weather get you down during the blustery months ahead. The South Sound is home to a number of fun and unique indoor activities, sure to cure your winter blues. From exploring to playing and creating, find the per

SOUTHSOUNDTALK - 2018-12-10 20:00:24

Mayor's Corner: Tight balancing act between income and expenses

The city of Long Beach has been working diligently on the 2019 budget. We, like all citizens and families, face many of the same challenges. Most of all, this mean balancing the amount of money coming in versus keeping up with the increased prices of products, materials, benefits and other expenses.

CHINOOKOBSERVER.COM - 2018-12-10 14:57:00

Tsunami Warning Sirens Coming To Warrenton

In January of this year, Clatsop County Emergency Management applied for a grant from the State Homeland Security agency to pay for installation of emergency warning sirens in Warrenton and Hammond.

KAST 1370 - 2018-12-10 18:48:49

Senate passes bill making it easier to kill sea lions

SEATTLE (AP) — A bill making it easier to kill sea lions that feast on imperiled salmon in the Columbia River has cleared the U.S. Senate. The measure would allow a more streamlined process for Washington, Idaho, Oregon and several Pacific Northwest tribes to capture and euthanize sea lions.

KGW - 2018-12-07 22:16:00

Northwest rivers to be featured on 'forever' stamp in 2019

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Some scenic rivers from the Pacific Northwest will be honored with a stamp next year. The Deschutes River is among those to be featured on a "forever" stamp in 2019, the Bend Bulletin reported.

KATU.COM - 2018-12-09 13:39:06

Hiring in-law blows back on new sheriff

SOUTH BEND — When Sheriff-elect Robin Souvenir takes over in January, he’ll keep most members of the current command staff. However, he is making a couple of changes, including one that is already proving controversial.

CHINOOKOBSERVER.COM - 2018-12-05 00:13:00

Ilwaco approves 2019 fireworks contract

ILWACO — The show will go on. Ilwaco City Council decided in a Dec. 3 special meeting that the city will host its annual Independence Day fireworks display in 2019. At its Nov. 26 meeting, the council was scheduled to make a decision on whether to approve a $16,500 fireworks contract. After discussi

CHINOOKOBSERVER.COM - 2018-12-04 00:10:00