Oregon U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley told KAST News this morning that there are several major problems with the federal flood insurance program and it's his feeling that the legislation passed last year should be set aside until a complete investigation can be made and better law brought forward.
There was a lot to say about the U.S. Coast Guard at Tuesday's Astoria City Council meeting. Mayor Willis Van Dusen talked about how much pride the city takes in being designated an official Coast Guard City this year and said it's not just about the men and women who serve here saving lives, it's about the families they bring with them.
Clatsop County, in partnership with the Columbia Pacific Coordinate Care Organization (CCO), is seeking the public's input on the state of health care in our community, and the areas in greatest need of improvement, through the 2013 Community Health Assessment
Oregon Main Street's Annual Conference showcasing best practices for downtown revitalization will take place October 2-4, 2013, in Astoria, Oregon. According to the organization, Astoria exemplifies the conference theme, "Cool Cities: Old Buildings. New Attitudes." In a news release they say " Filled with wonderful historic buildings, excellent shopping and dining opportunities, and a bevy of activities, this community of 10,000 on the Columbia River will be a place of discovery for conference attendees."
The Astoria Fighting Fishermen lost their non-leaugue game Friday night in a contest against the W.F.West Bearcast out of Chehalis, Washington by a final score of 41 to 15. The Fishermen return to league play this coming friday on the road against the Yamhill-Carlton Tigers.
Saturday night Astoria Police responded to reports of tires being slashed. Near the Merrytime Tavern, 995 Marine Drive, they found 6 vehicles with at least one tire slashed. A third party report indicated that a female pushing a shopping cart was responsible.
The National Weather Service started warnings early yesterday about two storm systems heading for the coast with the strongest of the two expected to impact local communities by Sunday afternoon.
Whether you're training for the annual Columbia River Crossing, or out looking for a fun fall run and walk, the South Clatsop Slough Scramble invites you to experience the northwest coast the way people have done it for thousands of years – on footpaths. Lewis and Clark National Historical Park will host the 4th annual South Clatsop Slough Scramble on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2012 at 10 a.m.
The Pacific Northwest Brew Cup will go on September 27th through the 29th on Astoria's Columbia River waterfront. Over 36 beers from across the Northwest will fight it out to become the first keg to blow in the "Thar She Blows" contest, and it will be a close competition this year with so many great beers! This year also features more great music for all three days
Sunset Empire Transportation Board of Commissioners has announced that Executive Director, Jay Flint has been chosen as one of the "Top 40 Under 40" for 2013, by Mass Transit Magazine.
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today voted against a bill that would remove 4 million Americans from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. She opposed the $39 billion cut, citing the devastating impact it would have on families still struggling to earn a living wage following the recent recession. Bonamici also opposed a $20 billion cut to the program that was considered in June as part of the 2013 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (H.R. 1947). That bill was defeated by a significant bipartisan majority.