The Big Year is a 2011 comedy film starring Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson that tells the story of a real-life event that takes place worldwide annually where birders compete for the honor of spotting the most bird species in a 12 month period. It's a tremendous undertaking that often involves travel throughout the planet in search of rare birds as well has common ones that may inhabit your backyard. The film has sparked some new interest in the hobby of birdwatching and if you happen to be one of those who would like to give it a try you may want to get involved with the first Clatsop County Birdathon.
Finnish people have played and continue to play a significant role in our local community. Clatsop Community College offers beginning and intermediate classes on Finnish language and culture providing unique insights
A helicopter crew with a net gun caught a dozen deer Tuesday at a refuge near Cathlamet where managers fear they'll be flooded by the Columbia River.
The Board of Directors of Clatsop Community Bank elected Rick Gardner to join the board, rounding out a slate of nine directors, many having served since the bank's opening in 2008.
The deadline to file as a candidate in the May 21 Special District Election is Thursday, March 21. Up for election are positions on the boards of more than three dozen service districts around Clatsop County
On March 16, 2013 Astoria Police Department responded to a report of vandalism at the Astoria Middle School. They found a significant amount of damage to the school. There were: Comments relating to drug use, sexual orientation of staff and students, descriptions of sexual acts and drawings of genitals on walls, floors, cloth bulletin boards, and on instruments;Fire extinguishers discharged in the band room and several instruments damaged;Packing peanuts, reams of paper, shredding, and unknown fluids spread across the floor in several parts of the building;
Another cooperative venture between the city of Astoria, Columbia memorial hospital and Clatsop community college is in the works. The city council approved a $2000.00 expenditure to study the feasibility of placing a wellness center inside the astoria aquatic center.
Wildlife agents plan to use a helicopter to drive deer into nets Tuesday at a refuge along the Columbia River at Cathlamet.
The U.S. Coast Guard, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, other state and local agencies, along with Chevron Shipping and numerous pollution response and salvage companies and organizations participated in a major drill in Astoria, Thursday, designed to prepare personnel for a coordinated response in the event of a large vessel collision, fire and oil spill in the Lower Columbia River Region.
The Astoria Senior Center is looking at some significant improvements as a result of a Community Development Block Grant for $1.5 million dollars that has been approved by the Business Oregon Infrastructure Finance Authority and by the Astoria City Council on Monday evening.
On March 15, 2013 at 7:15pm the Warrenton Police Department was sent to 1060 3rd Ave. in Hammond in reference to a Burglary-In-Progress.Dispatch had received a 911 call from a neighbor who was advising the homeowner at 1060 3rd Ave. found someone inside the residence and was holding them at gunpoint.
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