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.
The new executive director at Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare (CBH) is someone you might recognize in the community: Sumuer Watkins. She grew up in Clatsop County and graduated from Warrenton High School. Hired more than 16 years ago, she started as the receptionist and worked her way up in the agency, with a promotion to executive director in December 2012.
In a live interview broadcast Wednesday morning on KAST AM 1370 Astoria city councilor Karen Mellin characterized the town as an "international" city with a history that has influenced world events. Mellin was guest on Coastwatch In The Morning with Tom Freel sharing information about a commemoration taking place at the end of this week when people from around the world will be coming to Astoria to recognize the founding of a South Asian political party that influenced India's independence from British rule.