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SEAVIEW — The Board of Directors of the Washington Tourism Alliance (WTA) elected Andi Day as chair of its board of directors for a one-year term, which began July 1. Day has been a member of …

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With summer upon us, families flock to Cannon Beach for family fun, and Surfsand Resort has added a new feature to its already packed kids’ program this season. It’s brought on Zack Lyons, a k…

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LONG BEACH — Scenic seascapes and intimate wildlife portraits line the walls of one of Long Beach’s newest businesses.

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WALLA WALLA — Lori Lum, dealer principal of Lum’s Auto Center in Warrenton, purchased the McCurley Integrity Toyota in Walla Walla, Washington on May 14 with general manager Justin Teubner. Lu…

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Developer Mark Hollander made little progress after being approved for two-year permits in December 2018 to build a four-story hotel along the Columbia River in Astoria. In April 2020, he aske…

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Privately-owned businesses in Astoria are essential for the local economy and ensuring that dollars spent here stay here. But some businesses go beyond the Columbia-Pacific region to reach a w…

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With visitors filling hotels, restaurants and parking lots to capacity, spring break 2021 looked very different from spring break a year ago, when cities were discouraging out-of-towners from …

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Several businesses in the Columbia-Pacific region make and sell sustainably-sourced, natural bath and beauty products so customers can practice self care while also caring for the environment …

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Pier 39 in Astoria will soon be home to a market with vendors selling hand-crafted products in the spirit of the area’s history of fishing and canning. The Hanthorn Cannery Market is slated to…

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Mike Domeyer and his partners at Tre-Fin Day Boat Seafood Co. want to improve the quality and sustainability of fresh fish coming to consumers. Jared Gardner and his partners want to strengthe…

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Fred Mestrich spent more than 18 years teaching youths about small engine repair at a vocational campus on Youngs River Road outside Astoria before a round of layoffs had him looking for a new…

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It’s been a strange year for the publishing and bookselling industry, according to Karla Nelson, owner of Time Enough Books in Ilwaco.

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Shortly after a six-month commercial eviction moratorium enacted by Oregon ended in October, Atlas Youngs Bay sought to kick out Ross Stores from the North Coast Shops along U.S. Highway 101 f…

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ASTORIA — Scott McClaine spent decades collecting coins. When he had to close his shop in 2013, he prayed the right opportunity would allow him to start again. In June, McClaine celebrated a r…

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Long Beach, WA. – The Best Western Long Beach Inn won the 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Award for Southwest Washington, based on the reviews guests wrote after their stay…

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At a time when traffic to the North Coast normally begins to slow down after Labor Day, hotels were suddenly at full capacity and stores were rushing to meet an increased demand.

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CLATSOP COUNTY — Morris’ Fireside Restaurant, run by Tom and Susan Morris in Cannon Beach for 47 years, recently joined nearly 16,000 restaurants food review site Yelp estimates have closed do…

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In the hustle-bustle of the holiday season, unique local gifts that offer a true taste of the Pacific Northwest can easily be overlooked in the quest for the latest gadget or next door-buster deal.

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ASTORIA — Along its ever-evolving edges, the lower Columbia River has changed from Chinook fishing villages to industrialized fishing. Today, there are remnants of those latter times: scattere…

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Jay Sanders, sales manager for KG Farms, has been involved in the Farwest Show — the biggest green industry show in the West — since 1986. He has served on the show committee and exhibited.