Wednesday, October 22, 2014
  • Fishing Report

A scientist who studies the ancient skeleton known as Kennewick Man says he wasn't from the Columbia River valley where his bones were buried.

Smithsonian anthropologist Doug Owsley told tribal representatives that isotopes in the bones indicate Kennewick Man was a hunter of marine mammals, such as seals. He lived most of his life on the coast.

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Oregon's forest sector remains a resilient and vital contributor to Oregon's economy, according to a comprehensive economic study published today by the Oregon Forest Resources Institute. The sector could create thousands of new rural jobs, given the right market conditions and a dependable supply of raw material.

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A group of county commissioners representing Oregon counties that in the past deeded forestland to the state for management will meet on Friday, Oct. 19, in Salem. Highlight items on the agenda include:

- State Forest implementation plans - phasing in of timber harvest levels on the Astoria and Forest Grove districts
- WALT (Woods Accounting and Log Tracking) project update
- Legal update - marbled murrelet lawsuit, NEDC vs. Decker

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 Tuesday afternoon around 4:30pm the Warrenton Fire Department crews responded to an address with reports of an owl struggling in a tree.  Rescue crews finding a Barn Owl helplessly tangled in fishing line up about 20 feet in a spruce tree.  Crews were able to safely remove the owl from the tree.  The owl's wing suffered minor injuries from its struggling in the finishing line.  The animal was transported to a wildlife sanctuary for release.  The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife website states that the Barn owl is a fairly common permanent resident in open country west of the Cascades.

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Tuesday, Oct. 16 is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 general election for anyone not currently registered in the state of Oregon. If you are registered in Oregon, but have changed your name or address, you must update your registration. People have until 8 p.m. on Election Day to update their registration and receive a ballot.

 

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It took some phone calls and some lobbying to get on the schedule and now Kevin Leahy hopes local business people will take advantage of the opportunity to talk directly with representatives of key state government agencies coming to Astoria for what is billed as the 'Governor's Marketplace Roadshow" October 24th.

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Sometime next year Tillamook county will be dropping sirens from their strategy when warning the public that a tsunami wave could be on the way to cities like Rockaway Beach.  

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State Rep. Julie Parrish says she was behind tens of thousands of automated phone calls to Oregon voters questioning their registration status. The West Linn Republican says she was considering legislation on the subject and wanted to find out whether a phone call to inactive voters would spur them to vote in the November election.

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The first razor-clam dig of the season will get under way on evening tides Oct. 13 at four ocean beaches. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig after marine toxin tests on all four beaches confirmed the clams are safe to eat.

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CCC and AAUW-Astoria are hosting a Candidates' Forum, Wednesday, October 10, starting at 7:00pm in Columbia Hall, Room 219, 1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria.

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A worker who fell 200 feet from a Longview bridge into the Columbia River is presumed dead. The Cowlitz County sheriff's office says another worker saw the man fall Sunday from a platform under the middle of the Lewis and Clark Bridge, which connects with Rainier, Ore.

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State Representative Deborah Boone (D) Cannon Beach, will hold a coastal emergency preparedness legislative town hall meeting October 25th at the Pine Grove Community Hall in Manzanita beginning at 7pm. Boone serves on the Oregon Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission, and is bringing together emergency management experts and officials to talk about coastal emergency response strategies.

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