The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will take public comment on a proposed plan to eliminate commercial gillnet fishing for salmonin the main channel of the Columbia and make further restrictions on sturgeon fisheries on the lower Columbia River at a meeting Dec. 14-15 in Olympia.
Sunday morning at approximately 11:20 a.m. Seaside Police responded to Radio Shack after a male subject had stolen a Kindle Fire from a display case. Employees of the store said there were four people who entered the store and while dealing with two of the people, the suspect grabbed the Kindle Fire and put it under his shirt leaving the store. When the information was provided to other officers, one of them remembered seeing four people in a white Pontiac not far from the theft.
The Washington State Patrol is asking the public's help in providing information on the events leading up to a two car injury, hit and run collision that occurred on November 30th , 2012. The collision occurred at 1:53 p.m. on Friday, November 30, on State Route 12 westbound at mile post 20 prior to the 3rd St. off ramp. Victim vehicle was a Gray 2003 Dodge Caravan.
Gov. John Kitzhaber says he's calling the Oregon Legislature into session next week to pass a special tax break for large Oregon businesses with Nike mentioned as one of those that could otherwise leave the state instead of expanding in Oregon.
The Legend of the Christmas Rose is a children's story about a secret garden deep in the Goinge Forest that blooms once a year. Selma Lagerlof wrote it based upon a traditional Swedish folktale about an outcast family of robbers who live in the forest, which is located in the Skane area of Sweden. Showtime is Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 2:00 pm
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Sunday morning's minor injury crash involving a loaded log truck and a passenger vehicle on Highway 105 (Alternate Highway 101) south of Astoria near Wireless Road. The crash closed the road for about 3 hours until the scene was cleared.
The Clatsop County Sheriff's Office will host a meeting of the Rural Law Enforcement District Advisory Committee on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Sheriff's Office Conference Room, 355 7th St., Asto
(AP) — The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted Friday to ban the use of gillnets to catch fish on the main stem of the Columbia River, relegating the primary commercial-fishing tool to side channels and tributaries. Washington's fish commission was scheduled to decide soon on similar rules, eliminating the centuries-old practice from both sides of the river. The gillnet ban was pushed by Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, who hopes to mediate a longstanding conflict between commercial and recreational fishers while transitioning to new methods of commercial fishing. Recreational fishers say gillnets are harmful to the recovery of endangered salmon.
FBI Agents in Oregon have received information from the FBI's Anchorage Division that narrows the search for a woman who was allegedly raped by accused serial killer Israel Keyes. Keyes committed suicide while in jail this past weekend as he awaited trial for the murder of a barista, Samantha Koenig, last February in Anchorage.
A local delegation that included Clatsop County commissioners Scott Lee and Dirk Rohne met with Gov. John Kitzhaber Thursday in Salem to urge him to re-think a proposal to restrict the Columbia River commercial gillnet salmon fishery. Following the meeting the group joined a rally of about 40 gillnetters and supporters on the steps of the Oregon capital in a show of support for the industry.
The Clatsop County Housing Authority Board has agreed to provide specific records to the county Board of Commissioners after hiring an attorney to represent them as the County Commission considers dissolving the board for the low income housing organization and taking the power to run the CCHA directly. The CCHA Board as also requested all communications between the county commissioners, the County Manager, the District Attorney, and a member of their own board saying they are looking for evidence of a conflict of interest in the county's move to take over the CCHA.
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