According to a news release, Clean Energy Works Oregon officially launched its statewide home energy remodel program in Columbia, Tillamook, and Clatsop counties. The release says that the program will provide area homeowners with an easy, convenient, and affordable way to increase their homes' energy efficiency, comfort, and value.  Clean Energy Works is working with two local energy efficiency contractors, and says the program will also help generate family-supporting construction jobs in the three-county region.


State fishery managers have approved an evening razor clam dig that will run Feb. 7-12 at Twin Harbors and some of those days at three other ocean beaches.


Providence Health & Services is pleased to announce that Michael Blauer has
accepted the position of chief executive for Providence Seaside Hospital. He replaces Krista
Farnham, who accepted the chief operations officer position at Providence Portland Medical
Center in November.


Fishery managers from Washington and Oregon today set 2013 fishing seasons for the lower Columbia River that anticipate a smaller return of spring chinook salmon and reflect continuing concerns about the river's white sturgeon population.


Ricky Lee Greenwood, 31, of Portland, Oregon, has been indictedon nine counts of wire fraud, nine counts of filing false claims for tax refunds, and eight counts
of aggravated identity theft, the Justice Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced. Greenwood made his initial appearance in court  before U.S. Magistrate Janice Stewart


Clatsop County continues to invite applications from citizens interested in serving on local budget committees. These citizen committees review the proposed budgets and make recommendations to the county commissioners. Each committee is made up of five county commissioners and five other local residents they appoint. The committees generally meet in May to review the proposed budgets.


A Newport-area man was arrested Tuesday after being indicted by a Lincoln County Grand Jury on drug-related charges following an investigation by the Lincoln Interagency Narcotics Team (LINT).


At a recent joint meeting between the city council and the city planning commission it was mentioned that one way to attack pedestrian safety issues in Astoria would be to launch a public awareness campaign.  Today the Oregon department of Transportation began that effort by sending out a news release to local media. It reads:


It was announced today that Sterling Savings Bank branches in Astoria and Seaside will become branches of the Bank of The Pacific by the second quarter of this year along with an additional branch to be built on Marlin Avenue in Warrenton.


Astoria Police, along with officers from Seaside Police Department, Cannon Beach Police Department and many other agencies attended the graduation of Basic Police Class 333. This graduation was significant to local agencies because it included officer Arthur (AJ) Duryea of the Astoria Police Department, Officer David Davidson of the Seaside Police Department and Sean Johnson of the Cannon Beach Police Department.


Senator Jeff Merkley introduced the Stopping Abuse and Fraud in Electronic (SAFE) Lending Act, the second bill introduction in a weeklong effort to highlight the need to protect consumers. The SAFE Lending Act would crack down on the worst practices of the online payday lending industry and give states more power to protect consumers from predatory loans.


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