by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn
ASTORIA, Ore. — We often hear about the rescuer. The brave act of the hero who dangles at the end of a helicopter cable to retrieve the imperiled hiker stranded on a ledge, or the boat driver who mans the helm for six hours in 20-foot swells to tow a stranded fishing vessel through the storm to the safety of a harbor. Such bravery in the face of danger deserves recognition and will always make for a good story.
Oregon Emergency Management has scheduled the Tsunami Road Show at locations on the Oregon Coast in March. The event coincides with the two year anniversary of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami that struck off Japan's coast in March 2011.
The 2013 Ocean Salmon Industry Group meeting (OSIG) is scheduled for Thursday, February 28, 2013. This pre-season planning meeting will provide an early look at the 2013 salmon forecasts, and develop Oregon preferred recreational and commercial ocean salmon fishing concepts
The Coast Guard rescued three people aboard a vessel taking on water near Grays Harbor, Wash., Tuesday.
A new National Park Service report shows that the more than 191,000 visitors to Lewis and Clark National Historical Park in 2011 spent $10,157,000 in communities surrounding the park. This spending supported 151 jobs in the local area.
The Seaside Varsity Girls Basketball Team will be playing in the round of 16 in the OSAA Championships.
Even an Oregon state legislator who is the chief sponsor of a bill to ban many semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity ammunition magazines says the measure is "pretty flawed" in its current form.
Lincoln Interagency Narcotics Team (LINT), with the assistance of the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force and local and state law enforcement agencies, arrested three people last Thursday on several charges. One of the individuals arrested was wanted since 2011 and eluded capture about two weeks ago near Siletz.
The Coast Guard and Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria continued the Adopt-a-Ship program at Tongue Point, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 by hosting two sixth grade classes from Hilda Lahti Elementary School in Knappa, Ore., aboard Cutter Fir.
The second of three community meetings designed to share information about the school-based health center proposed for the Astoria School District will be held Tuesday, Feb. 26
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today called for bipartisan cooperation to avert sequestration and released a new report that details how the across-the-board cuts would impact Oregon. According to the report entitled "Sequestration by the Numbers - A Snapshot for Oregon," the state would suffer nearly 12,000 job losses, and lose substantial federal funding for an array of essential programs.