The "Building Blocks for a Successful Downtown" project received an Excellence in Downtown Revitalization Award for "Special Project" from Oregon Main Street on October 2, 2013 during the Oregon Main Annual Conference in Astoria.
An appeals court has upheld killing sea lions that eat too many salmon at Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River.
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.
Astoria has had some issues with the placement of public art in the past. Most of those issues seem to stem from disagreements amongst members of the public and various factions of the local art community about exactly what may be appropriate in terms of what to put where.
The federal government has begun a partial shutdown after congressional Republicans demanded changes in the nation's health care law as the price for essential federal funding and President Barack Obama and Democrats refused.
Here's a look at how services are likely to be affected, beginning Tuesday.
Cover Oregon, the new health insurance marketplace, kicks off in October and Clatsop County citizens will have a local agent to help them navigate the new program.