Robert "Jake" Jacob calls it his "hair-brained scheme".
Jacob, owner of Astoria's waterfront Cannery Pier Hotel and Spa thinks the old Astoria Armory building can be put to immediate use as a valuable venue for events of all kinds. He and six others have formed a group determined to execute this vision for the 1940's building and he invites others interested in the idea to get involved.
On January 26, 1700 an estimated M9 earthquake unzipped the 700+ mile Cascadia Subduction Zone fault from northern California, USA to southern British Columbia, Canada, much like recent events in 2011 in Japan and 2010 in Chile. The newly released "Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquakes: A Magnitude 9.0 Earthquake Scenario" examines how the Pacific Northwest may fare after the next great 'megathrust' earthquake and tsunami.
A new advisory board formed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to provide recommendations for developing a new commercial seine fishery on the lower Columbia River will hold its first meeting Oct. 17 in Vancouver, Wash.
Members of Seaside Fire & Rescue and the Clatsop County High Angle Rescue Team have been honored for their combined efforts in the difficult and dangerous medical rescue of a man who fell attempting to climb Thompson Falls in July. The EMS Citation recognizes acts of organizations, units, or specially constituted teams in providing emergency pre-hospital care or EMS system support activites under extreme circustances.
For those who live in Warrenton, or south county's School District 10 the deadline to register as a new voter is coming up Tuesday. The November 8 Special Election is a small one on terms of issues to decide, but a big one in terms of the items up for consideration.
Remember when Sunday was a day of rest? Not this week. The last Sunday Market of the season is Sunday from 10am to 3pm in downtown Astoria, the city has just announced that a big asphalt crack sealing project impacting many streets in town gets underway on Sunday...and..The annual Great Columbia Crossing is this Sunday as well.