A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 270,411 visitors to Lewis and Clark National Historical Park in 2015 spent $15,484,100 in communities near the park. That spending supported 226 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $21,559,900.

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Even though we had a very wet winter, recent weather has created conditions for fire to spread quickly. Warmer temperatures are expected this weekend along with strong dry east winds forecasted for next week.

“This is actually a good time of year to clean up around homes,” says Oregon Department of Forestry spokesman Dave Horning, “left unattended and with a little wind, a controlled debris pile can escape and cause real damage.”

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The design phase for a project to construct a new regional class research vessel to replenish the United States academic fleet is complete and Oregon State University will issue a request for information (RFI) on Monday, May 2, to shipyards that may be interested in the vessel construction phase.

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"We wanted to contribute to the hospital in a big way", says Chris Hayward of Warrenton's Ocean Crest dealership which features multiple vehicle brands including Chevrolet's hybrid vehicle 'The Volt".  Columbia Memorial Hospital will use the donated 2016 Volt primarily as a courier vehicle linking the hospital with the CMH Warrenton clinic operation.

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The City of Seaside Visitors Bureau was presented with the Outstanding Oregon Website Award at the 2016 Oregon Governor’s on Tourism in Pendleton, Ore. earlier this week. The Visitors Bureau earned the award for seasideOR.com, its new website that debuted after a Fall 2015 rebranding effort.

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Jane Tucker is looking forward to seeing a little more of the world with her husband as she retires from a job she has loved.  Tucker announced her retirement from the Astoria Library Director position some months ago and the city is looking for another person with the credentials and the desire to continue improvements.

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Lincoln County Sheriff's Office received an investigative tip over the weekend of a piece of clothing that may belong to missing person, Katy Roe. After further investigation and consultation with the family it was confirmed the article of clothing does belong to Katy Roe and was in her possession the night of her disappearance. The piece of clothing was found by a citizen in the Depoe Bay area near the shoreline. The Lincoln County Major Crime Team continues to work through leads and information from the tip line and considers this an active investigation.

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Approximately 2,800 Pacific Power customers in the Cannon Beach area will be without electricity overnight Wednesday, April 27 and into Thursday morning because a Bonneville Power Administration project in the coast range requires shutting off the line that supplies the city electricity.

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A 34 year old Astoria man died Saturday after falling from  the top of Youngs River Falls.   Deputies from the Clatsop County Sheriff's office were on scene minutes after the fatal fall and identified the man as Joseph T. Nestor.

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On Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 at approximately 3:15PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle head-on crash on Highway 101 just north of Cannon Beach that took two lives.

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Clatsop Care District Executive Director Nicole Williams has been battling a serious shortage of trained nurses and certified nursing assistants for several years and today announced that the district is forced to cut the number of beds available for longterm care at Clatsop Care Center effective at the end of June 2016 because they can't meet state requirements for care at current levels.  New placements for those clients leaving the old Astoria center shouldn't be an issue according to Williams.

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