With rejuvenation and continuity the goal, Astoria Regatta Association President Peter Roscoe told KAST News in a live interview this morning that there will be some changes to the organization following the festival this year.
Portland police have arrested a 38-year-old registered nurse accused of sexually assaulting at least three women who sought treatment at the Legacy Emanuel Medical Center emergency room when the man worked there. Police said Jeffrey McAllister, who at one time served as a Seaside police officer was arrested Wednesday for investigation of two counts of first-degree rape and multiple counts of sex abuse.
Federal agencies and their partners outlined today five years of accomplishments in improvements to hydrosystem operations and facilities, habitat rehabilitation and hatchery reforms to protect and benefit Columbia and Snake river fish.
The Clatsop County Firefighters Association along with the Oregon Army National Guard and Camp Rilea will be conducting a prescribed fire training exercise. The annual training event called "Wildfire 2013" is scheduled for Saturday July 13 – Sunday July 14, 2013 at Camp Rilea in Warrenton.
A fair question might be 'Did they take on too much too soon?" When Past Astoria Regatta Association President Eric Paulson decided serving in that position for two years was quite enough and no one else stepped up initally it was announced there would be no Regatta Festival in 2013 with a possible rebirth in 2014. At that point the association was in search of new leadership which finally came with local chef Peter Roscoe volunteering to take on the top spot and the difficult task of rebuilding the organization. Citizens breathed a sigh of relief and went about their business with a few offering almost immediately to serve on various committees.
Shelby Lofton of Hammond, OR has been named a 2013 Ford Scholar by the Ford Family Foundation. This year, 122 Ford Scholars were selected from an applicant pool of 4,085 students. The scholarship will covers 90 percent of Lofton's unmet financial need for college.
Following a successful fundraising event sponsored by Mayor
Willis L. Van Dusen at the home of Jordan Schnitzer in June, all funds required to
complete the Garden of Surging Waves project in downtown Astoria have been
secured. Donors at the event included project supporters from Astoria and around