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In November 2015, Councilor Benefield was quoted as saying: “I’m not opposed to grading… I’m just opposed to doing something without knowing what its effect is going to be.” (Daily Astorian, N…

Oregon memoirist and novelist Craig Lesley packed the children’s room at Cannon Beach Library last Saturday afternoon as he presented a stellar Northwest Authors Series reading from “autobiogr…

In response to David Dornbusch’s Oct. 21 letter, “Alligators in Ecola Creek?,” where he whimsically compares allowing European beach grass in our dunes to the possibility of allowing alligator…

Dear Editor: Did someone release pet alligators into Ecola Creek? Are they multiplying and eating our native ducks, gulls and an occasional elk?

Reminder to readers: The Northwest Authors Series brings Oregon novelist Stephen Holgate to the Cannon Beach Library on Oct, 12 at 2 p.m. And Cannon Beach Reads will discuss Jahren Hope’s best…

Dear Editor: As a north coast parent, I think regularly about what our local schools need to prepare our children for success. We need smaller class sizes, so kids get more one-on-one attentio…

With Labor Day Weekend a memory, Cannon Beach residents anticipate a gradual decline in the numbers of visitors and vehicles in our village, as September bookends blue skies and warm afternoon…

I make a point of checking on new library acquisitions regularly, especially new non-fiction titles Marjorie MacQueen adds to the Cannon Beach Library collection. I just received her list of n…

Not long ago, I attended a Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting and sat next to John Buehler, who quickly reminded me of how we first met.

We would like to thank the community of Cannon Beach and the Seaside School District for being so supportive of the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum and our decision to purchase the fo…

Two weeks ago, I reintroduced myself to the Cannon Beach Chamber following our company’s reacquisition of “The Gazette.”

We are at a crossroads in this town. We are well on our way to being simply a destination resort. What does that mean? It means that our local government is most concerned with bringing more a…

Cannon Beach Academy are having their annual Winter Program at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at Coaster Theatre Playhouse. Their students will be bringing joy to those who attend through seaso…

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The Seaside Police Department responded to a party at around 10:23 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the Coast River Inn, where several minors and adults were cited for alcohol-related charges. One man …

Clatsop County is currently inviting citizens to serve on local budget committees. These citizen committees review the proposed budgets and make recommendations to the county commissioners.

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The city of Cannon Beach and its residents are embarking on a path to decide whether to spend millions of dollars paid for by an increase in its property taxes to pay for a new city hall and p…

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Dough Dough Bakery will be hosting their third annual Tree Trimming from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at their bakery in Seaside. Pop on by and help decorate their Christmas tree again.

Tolovana Arts Colony hosts their annual Holiday Bazaar the weekend of Friday, Dec. 13, through Sunday, Dec. 15. It kicks off with a party on Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Tolovana Hall. Friday’s fes…

Using drones deployed in the air and GoPros underwater, Oregon State University marine ecologist Leigh Torres recently completed her fourth field season documenting previously unseen behaviors…

Oregon is moving backwards, both when it comes to its recycling rate and waste reduction efforts, according to a new study from Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center. The second annu…

In a time of increasing wildfire activity, the Oregon State University Extension Service has implemented a new statewide fire program to help facilitate forest and range management plans.

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Cannon Beach will host Mimosa Madness from 8-11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29, around the town. Celebrate Black Friday with personal service, small town charm, and refreshments while you shop.

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Dear Editor: Did someone release pet alligators into Ecola Creek? Are they multiplying and eating our native ducks, gulls and an occasional elk?

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Reminder to readers: The Northwest Authors Series brings Oregon novelist Stephen Holgate to the Cannon Beach Library on Oct, 12 at 2 p.m. And Cannon Beach Reads will discuss Jahren Hope’s best…

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Dear Editor: As a north coast parent, I think regularly about what our local schools need to prepare our children for success. We need smaller class sizes, so kids get more one-on-one attentio…

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With Labor Day Weekend a memory, Cannon Beach residents anticipate a gradual decline in the numbers of visitors and vehicles in our village, as September bookends blue skies and warm afternoon…

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Not long ago, I attended a Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting and sat next to John Buehler, who quickly reminded me of how we first met.

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We would like to thank the community of Cannon Beach and the Seaside School District for being so supportive of the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum and our decision to purchase the fo…

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Two weeks ago, I reintroduced myself to the Cannon Beach Chamber following our company’s reacquisition of “The Gazette.”

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We are at a crossroads in this town. We are well on our way to being simply a destination resort. What does that mean? It means that our local government is most concerned with bringing more a…

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That dogs have powerful noses is a well-known fact. The term “sniffari” is endearingly used by some dog lovers to describe the safari-like sniffing excursions that healthy dogs enjoy so much. …

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A couple of weeks ago, my husband misplaced his glasses. His very expensive prescription glasses, I might add, not his cheap drugstore readers. After turning the house upside down a few times …

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During the Great Depression, World War II and Korean Conflict, the Democratic Party of Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman protected workers, farmers, people of color and average middle-class …

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Years ago, my husband and I were at an event. It was one of those end-of-week things where you steal away for a half hour from whatever you were doing to run in, kiss people on both cheeks, ma…

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This column often mentions the important role volunteers play in providing library, information, meeting facilities and programs to Cannon Beach, Arch Cape and other North Coast communities.

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I live nine miles from Astoria and eight miles from Seaside. It’s like having a foot in both north and south Clatsop County, and as the publisher of both the Daily Astorian and Seaside Signal,…

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Diets often don't work well because we haven’t given our brains the exact directions on what we really want. Let me explain, this can change your whole perspective.

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Fifty years ago, Eli Saslow’s “Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist” might have been viewed as controversial “New Journalism,” Tom Wolfe’s designation for his own …

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You’re making that dreaded walk from your doctor’s waiting room toward the exam room, hoping against all hope to bypass the scale in the hallway. Have you ever refused to jump on? Many people …

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You don’t want to talk about it. You don’t want to think about it. But it's important. If you are over 50, screening for colorectal cancer (cancer of the rectum or colon) is critical. For one …

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The spring gray whale migration is almost upon us. And, each year we delight in catching glimpses of these majestic creatures as they pass by, thrilling us with spouting displays as they blow …

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This winter, the Cannon Beach Library encouraged writers from northwestern Oregon and southwestern Washington to submit a poem, story or essay on the theme, “Life on the North Coast,” for incl…

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I’ve always felt that as elected officials it’s our job to engage the public and allow our residents to guide the decision-making process. And I’ve always had great faith in the citizens of Ge…

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This month is dedicated to all the 501(c)3 dog rescues who work so hard, often with very little financial support, to not only save the lives of the voiceless, but to ensure their well-being w…