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astor columnKAST listeners have been offering their opinions on Astoria City Parks operations sharing frustration over how the department has been managed under Director J.P. Moss. One listener writes: 

"Running the parks like a business sounds great but only if the powers that be respond like a business. If you get negative feedback or discover that your budget is not adequate in certain areas then you adjust.


  A body of a man was located at the Port of Ilwaco in Washington on Monday.  Chief Wright with the Long Beach Police Department reported that the death appears to have been accidental because there was no indication of foul play.

  The early investigation indicated that the man was pulling a cart of fishing supplies on the port docks when he fell into the water.  It is not yet known what caused the man to fall into the water.  The incident happened between 11:00am and 11:15am.


tsunami signThe Governor's Task Force on Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris is scheduled to be on the Oregon Coast for a second road show on Wednesday, Sept. 26, in Curry and Clatsop Counties.


The Oregon Emergency Management Association recognized Clatsop County’s Tiffany Brown for her work on the county’s new Emergency Operations Center.


The Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC), as part of its site selection process for the Pacific Marine Energy Center, has selected two communities from the four initially considered as potential locations for the grid connected test facility.


The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a commercial fishing vessel approximately 75 miles west of the Columbia River entrance, Saturday.


Five school districts in Clatsop and Tillamook counties along with Northwest Regional Education Service District (NWRESD), have joined forces  in a new mentor program to provide much needed instructional and emotional support for new teachers.  Participation in mentoring programs can help improve the retention of new teachers and renew the enthusiasm and expertise of veteran teachers.


Three days of art, music and literary events will showcase the galleries and artists of Cannon Beach at the 25th annual Stormy Weather Arts Festival, November 2-4, 2012. And if it rains, or the wind blows, that’s just part of what makes this festival so memorable.


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