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Final days of summer

Signs of fall are everywhere

A bull elk keeps his harem, including two calves, in line at Oceanview Cemetery. (Cindy Yingst)
Friday, September 14, 2018

The region’s busiest season is winding down.

Thousands of tourists bulked up Clatsop County’s population, causing traffic snarls, requiring rescues and even getting a trailer stuck in the ocean surf.

They also provided a flush of money for local businesses and helped create jobs for residents.

Two workers take a break at a third-floor window while working at Pacific Rim Apartments on Ensign Lane. (Cindy Yingst)

A man uses a metal detector at Hammond Marina, which is a bit quieter now that tourist season is winding down. (Cindy Yingst)


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