The Oregon State Marine Board will be holding an open house on Monday, April 21 from 3 pm to 5 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm and invites recreational boaters to come to the agency's office at 435 Commercial Street NE, in Salem. The agency Director, Scott Brewen will give an overview of the agency's budget and business model as well as the documented trends in boating uses in Oregon.
The proposed 2014 ocean salmon seasons announced by the Pacific Fishery Management Council this week include good news for both sport anglers and commercial troll salmon fishermen off the Oregon Coast.
State shellfish managers today approved a series of morning razor-clam digs starting Monday, April 14, at Twin Harbors and expanding to include three other ocean beaches over the next week. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the digs after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat. No digging will be allowed at any beach after noon.
The Astoria City Council decided not to decide about enacting a moratorium on medical marijuana stores doing business in town. This means two of the so called "dispensaries" will continue business as usual and a third is going through the steps to open soon in the downtown area. Monday the council discussion, including some impassioned public testimony went over an hour as the city leaders heard from those who own the businesses, those that depend on the weed as a medicine, and their own legal and law enforcement people.
At 83 Richard Donner says he is ready now to bring a sequel to his 80's cult classic back to the big screen. Filmed principally in Astoria, 1985's "The Goonies" still draws fans to the town who want to see the "Goonies House" and tour the old county jail used in the openning scenes of the film.
On the morning of April 7th at 5:03 AM Longview Fire Department was dispatched to a truck fire. The reporting party stated that his semi-truck was on fire behind the Frontier Rehabilitation and Extended Care Center, located at 1500 3rd Ave, in Longview.
The Astoria City Council held an emergency meeting Friday morning at the request of interim city manager Brett Estes to discuss an ongoing issue between councilor Drew Herzig and city staff that indicates violations of established policy and, perhaps, the city charter.
Clatsop County residents and the rest of Oregon have until April 30 to apply for health insurance coverage through Cover Oregon. Gov. John Kitzhaber announced the deadline extension March 26. According to a county news release, people who apply for coverage through Cover Oregon during the extended application period and enroll later will not be subject the potential federal tax penalty.
Today, Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and Reps. Peter DeFazio, Earl Blumenauer, Kurt Schrader, Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., and Greg Walden, R-Ore., called for the federal government to reverse course and respect an Oregon state law that allows consumers to buy wine in refillable containers, more often known as growlers.