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Autumn is spectacle giving way to decay. Leaves flare golden, russet and red, then drop to the ground, dead. Homeward bound salmon fight the current upstream, spawn and perish. It is the season to soak in the beauty and morbidity of nature — a perfect time for a trip to Gnat Creek. Read more

The Wildlife Center of the North Coast is looking for volunteers to help the animal care and animal care support teams on site with the rehabilitation of orphaned and injured wildlife. Read more

An elderly Tlingit woman tells a story of fishing with her husband north of Sitka, Alaska in one of the archipelagos that lace the vast shoreline. They entered a bay that was filled with sea otters. She talks of how their call seemed haunting and vaguely human, as did their handsome innocent… Read more

On Sept. 14 and 18, NW Natural and the American Red Cross and many other agencies are teaming up for Get Ready North Coast, an event to help the public prepare for natural disasters and other emergencies for National Preparedness Month. Both events are free. Read more

ILWACO, WASH. — Ocean Beach Hospital and Medical Clinics will host its annual health fair on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Community Health Festival will take place at Ocean Beach Hospital in Ilwaco and features information booths on over 20 community health programs and services. Read more

While salt is typically a product that’s taken for granted in the 21st century, it was a critically important commodity for members of the Corps of Discovery during their western expedition. Having run out of salt by the time they reached the Pacific north coast, they had no option but to ma… Read more

When Colleen Logan’s husband was laid off unexpectedly from Intel in 2013, she decided to re-enter the workforce. After founding her one-woman-run business Nutoriously Nutz through the help of a friend, she has been handing out smiles and samples of her unique roasted nut flavors to market-g… Read more

It takes a village to put on a weeklong kite festival, and in the case of the World Kite Museum’s Washington State International Kite Festival in Long Beach, that village is comprised of avid kite fliers from across the globe who pitch in to pull off the massive event. Read more

ASTORIA – The Astoria Regatta and the Astoria Downtown Historic District Association seek photos of the historic Regatta Festival to populate window displays downtown during the festival, Aug. 7-10, as the festival celebrates 125 years. Read more

ASTORIA– The Brownsmead Grange presents the 4th annual Crawfish Boil Fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 6-8 p.m. at 42280 Fish Lane. Tickets are $25 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. Tickets must be purchased online at brownsmeadgrange.ticketspice.com/crawfish2019 prior to July 31. Read more

ASTORIA – Residents on Highway 202 from Astoria Fultano’s to Youngs River Road will have garage sales July 19, 20 and 21 with a “Goose” or garage sale sign by their driveway. Read more