The City of Astoria has been approached by the sculpture artist, Stanley Marcus, regarding the possible donation of his work to the City of Astoria. Mr. Marcus is based in Massachusetts and at the age of 85, he is nearing the end of his sculpting career. During his visits to our community, the sculptor has developed a love for Astoria and wishes to donate approximately 15 of his indoor and 15 outdoor pieces.
Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced today the filing of a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency alleging the agency has failed to adequately limit air pollution emissions from new residential woodstoves and heaters.
The Oregon State Marine Board will hold a meeting of the Guide Advisory Committee (GAC) via phone conference at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15, in Salem. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss administrative rules related to HB 2039 and SB 25 affecting Outfitters and Guides and Charter Vessel Operators.
The Astoria City Council recognized the 90th birthday of former Mayor Edith Henningsgaard, swore in two new officers for the police department, saw two other officers recieve recognition for excellence in performing their duty, and saw updated plans for the Astoria Senior Center rennovation project Monday night. Those were just a few items the council delt with. It was a busy meeting and a full house at city hall.
A little known piece of Astoria's history was recognized Saturday with the dedication of a monument at the Maritime Memorial Park. The metal sign unveiled by Mayor Willis Van Dusen marks an event in American history that helped shape the struggle for freedom in India from British colonial rule.
The Oregon Department of Forestry is allowing access to the Astoria Basin through the Williamsport Forest Road gate beginning October 4, 2013. This access point has been closed to the public since the spring of 2013 due to the high instances of illegal garbage dumping in this basin.
Portland, Oregon (October 3rd 2013) - "Historic September rains have come to an end. Here are the preliminary month end precipitation totals from across Oregon and SW Washington. The following stations (below) all reported new all-time records for the month. The period of record for some of these stations date back to the 1870's (140+ years). What will the remainder of fall and winter hold in store for the region? Come find out on Saturday, October 26th at 10am
The lights all went out along the Southwest Washington Coast this morning with the first reports reaching Pacific County PUD shortly before 6:30pm. Acording to Bonneville Power Administration spokesman Doug Johnson BPA crews found a major electrical feeder line had separated and began work to repair that line. The problem in the remote location was fixed by the BPA at 12:40pm. However, the power was not restored by the PUD until later around 1:00pm as they gradually brought different areas back online.