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Keep your catch: Sturgeon retention OK'd in June

Sturgeon anglers are in for a treat – for the first time in three years, fishers in the lower Columbia River can catch and keep sturgeon during a six-day season that began Monday, June 5. Sturgeon retention will be allowed June 7, June 10, June 12, June 14 and June 17. Sturgeon fishing including catch…

Upcoming salmon season looks promising

Salmon anglers fishing southwest Washington could be in for quite a summer. Salmon season Ilwaco area salmon fishing is June 24 through Sept. 4 or until quotas are met. The daily limit at Ilwaco will be two salmon, although only one can be a chinook. Some of the best late-season salmon fishing will be found at…

Waikiki Beach Concert Series returns June 10

Concerts return to one of our favorite outdoor venues next month when the Waikiki Beach Concert Series kicks off June 10 inside Cape Disappointment State Park. The evening concerts unfold near the shore of Waikiki Beach beneath the 151-year-old Cape Disappointment Lighthouse. It’s beautiful music in a breath-taking setting. And all you need to attend…

Tourism works: It's all about the visitor experience

We’d usually do this kind of thing around November – you know, with Thanksgiving and all – but May seems like an appropriate time to thank all the wonderful visitors who spend their hard-earned time and dollars in Washington’s Pacific County. So, to our visitors: Thank you, sincerely, for making the Long Beach Peninsula part…

Starting gun about to fire at LBP running events

Athletes should run – or walk or bike – to the Long Beach Peninsula ASAP. Spring kicks off competition season in southwestern Washington and the starting gun is about to fire at local races. Here’s a rundown of our five favorite running events over the next six months. Cape D Sprint Triathlon: May 20 Don’t let the distance fool…

Something old, something new: Summer fun on the horizon

In honor of wedding season’s arrival, May events on the Long Beach Peninsula can pretty well be summed up with the saying, “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” Something Old The 67th annual Loyalty Days kicks off the month when it returns to the Long Beach Peninsula May 5-7. The peninsula’s Loyalty Days…

EV drivers: Get a charge out of the Long Beach Peninsula

Electric vehicle owners driving the West Coast Green Highway will get a charge out of visiting Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula, one of the eco thoroughfare’s newest stops. Pacific County’s first public charging station is in downtown Long Beach near Veteran’s Field in the parking lot at Oregon Avenue S and Fourth Street SE. The two-car…

Dungeness Crab Country: Drop a pot & catch your own

Mention “crabbing” and most people conjure “The Deadliest Catch”. Well, allow us to introduce you to “the friendliest catch”, the family friendly Dungeness crabbing experience onWashington’s Long Beach Peninsula. Willapa Bay, the Port of Ilwaco and Cape Disappointment State Park all offer land-based crabbing, Whether dropping a crab pot or tossing a ring net, shoreline…

Perfect pairing: Live music & the Long Beach Razor Clam Festival

English rocker David J’s almost four-decade career has seen him at the forefront of the 1980s post-punk alternative music scene and as an influencer of bands like Nirvana. He’s performed on world tours, rocked the stage at Coachella and been called the “avant of avant-garde” by Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell. Now, David J is…

Dungeness crab art: Take home a piece of the coast

Dungeness crab season transcends cuisine. There’s art and literature and lifestyles and culture. You’ll find all of the above in Washington’s Pacific County and on the Long Beach Peninsula. Crab-themed art, much like the crustaceans themselves, comes in myriad shapes and sizes, colors and characters. The Long Beach Peninsula is home to more than a…