Oregon's 77th legislative session gets under way Monday. Three weeks after taking office, lawmakers will begin their five-month push to write a new budget and enact dozens, maybe hundreds, of other initiatives.
The Astoria City Council meets each year in a special work session to set goals and recently drafted 2013-14 goals. The draft goals are on tonight's council meeting agenda and the public is invited to consider those goals and offer comment.
The Clatsop Community College Marine and Environmental Research Station is offering a Drill Conductor course for fishermen Feb. 6-8. The Drill Conductor course teaches skills needed in the event of an emergency aboard a vessel
On February 20th ADHDA will hold an identity and marketing workshop at the Columbia River Maritime Museum at 1792 Marine Drive. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; the workshop starts promptly at 5:45p.m.
At Wednesday's city council meeting the Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation will be asking the council to enter a cooperative agreement designed to protect shore bird habitat on the Necanicum Spit. City Administrator Chad Sweet invites the public to attend. To outline the effort the state issued the following letter to the city:
The South Pacific County Humane Society has launced a new program that combines a green initative with the no-kill shelter's mission to help animals in Pacific County.
Oregon's Senator Jeff Merkley, a member of the Senate Banking Committee, issued the following statement after meeting with President Obama's nominee for Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew yesterday.
The public is invited to bring family, friends, binoculars, and field guide books to Fort Clatsop and participate in the 16th annual Great Backyard Bird Count. The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that engages birders of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the globe.
The Oregon Department of Transportation continues work on two highway projects in Clatsop County next week. One on US30 and the other on highway 202.
According to a news release, Clean Energy Works Oregon officially launched its statewide home energy remodel program in Columbia, Tillamook, and Clatsop counties. The release says that the program will provide area homeowners with an easy, convenient, and affordable way to increase their homes' energy efficiency, comfort, and value. Clean Energy Works is working with two local energy efficiency contractors, and says the program will also help generate family-supporting construction jobs in the three-county region.
State fishery managers have approved an evening razor clam dig that will run Feb. 7-12 at Twin Harbors and some of those days at three other ocean beaches.
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