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Angelo Bruscas/North Coast News Supporters of the Weatherwax Preserve gathered last week for a group photo. Those in the photo  include:  Ed Marchbank, Jeanne Finke, Bill Dorman, Dennis Hogan, Jerry Mergler, Gordon Broadbent, Eleanor Dorman, Charlie Donahoe, Garland French, Randy Walls, Gene Swygard, Diane Beckley, Wilma Spike, Diane Mergler, Karen  Hogan, Marlene Penry, Pete Jordan, Janet Strong, Lillian Broadbent and Alicia Bridges.

Weatherwax grassroots grew into permanent preserve

Apr 27, 2016 8:23pm

The old-growth forest of the Weatherwax Preserve owes much of its natural history to the grassroots determination of an Ocean Shores citizens movement.

Spread thin at first over an idea in a...

Harbor closed to recreational shellfish harvesting

Apr 27, 2016 8:19pm

The state Department of Health has closed all of Grays Harbor to recreational harvest of shellfish after paralytic shellfish poison (PSP) was detected at concentrations above the closure level in...

Bulletin Board: Plants and Pasta for Parks, Harlem Ambassadors

Apr 27, 2016 8:18pm

Plants and Pasta

The annual Plant Auction and Pasta Dinner will be from 5-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday May 3 at the Ocean Shores Convention Center sponsored by the Ocean Shores/North Beach Chamber...

Ocean Shores Chamber of Commerce: Mark Plackett gives the top Off Season Rewards reward to Deanna Woods, Ocean Shores, with her winning business entry from Alec’s by the Sea.

Beach Business: New signs on Pt. Brown, Off Season Rewards winners

Apr 27, 2016 8:13pm

The city of Ocean Shores will allow a few more of its community-oriented signs in the median along Point Brown Avenue this summer to promote local events.

Mayor Crystal Dingler suggested...

John Pike photo: Bruce Malloy gave a briefing on efforts to control weeds in the Ocean Shores fresh waterways on Saturday.

Fresh Waterways group has new tool to battle weed growth

Updated: Apr 24, 2016 9:28am

Renewed efforts are under way to raise awareness and support for the Ocean Shores system of freshwater lakes and canals.

On Saturday, members of the non-profit Ocean Shores Fresh Waterways...

North Coast News: The sunken fishing boat Privateer continued to leak fuel off the North Jetty on Thursday.

Clam digging warning near submerged fishing boat

Updated: Apr 22, 2016 11:30am

Washington State Department of Health advises beachgoers to avoid digging for razor clams at the southern end of the Copalis Beach digging area near the North Jetty from April 25-26 due to...

Dave McManus photo/Ocean Shores Police Department

NCN911: Bear reports locally, dunes fire drill, police calls

Updated: Apr 25, 2016 10:02am

A couple of bears have been seen in the Ocean Shores-Oyehut area over the past few weeks, and the state Department of Fish and Wildlife says that’s not too unusual for this time of year.

On...

Ocean Shores Fire Department photo of the flames from the home on Octopus Avenue.

NCN911: Fire response aided by staff additions; Sheriff’s log

Apr 20, 2016 9:35am

The Ocean Shores Fire Department was able to fully fight a house fire last week in the 400 block of Octopus Avenue at the same time two Fire Department personnel were responding to a separate...

North Coast News

New razor clam dig dates for Copalis, Mocrocks

Apr 20, 2016 9:31am

State shellfish managers have approved several additional limited digging days planned for Mockrocks and Copalis beaches.

The Department of Fish & Wildlife approved the digs after marine...

(Washington Coastsavers) A map from the Washington CoastSavers site notes the various cleanups schedule around the coast for April 23. It's not too late to get involved, register at www.coastsavers.org.

Still time to register for Saturday Coastal Cleanup

Apr 20, 2016 9:25am

Volunteers still are needed at several area beaches this weekend as part of the Washington Coast Cleanup, with State Parks helping to coordinate the effort as part of Earth Day activities around...