During the Independence Day holiday weekend, Cannon Beach, Oregon hosts a colorful aerial display unlike most communities.
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Wednesday morning's serious injury crash involving a passenger car and unloaded log truck on Highway 202 just east of Birkenfeld. A woman was transported to a Portland-area hospital for treatment of injuries.
Astoria City Councilor Karen Mellin lauds the Oregon Film Museum and encourages others to visit after she saw it for the first time Sunday. "It was fantastic", said Mellin. The museum is operated by the Clatsop County Historical Society and is a big hit with fans, some of whom spend a considerable amount of time there making their own versions of famous Oregon motion pictures. Google search has confused things a bit though.
Warrenton lost a major employer Tuesday when Pacific Coast Seafood was destroyed by fire that began late in the morning generating hugh flames and towering columns of thick black smoke from the site on the Skipanon waterway. Crews from Warrenton fire were first on the scene and were joined by Astoria firefighters and crews from Gearhart, Lewis and Clark, Seaside and Olney Walluski. In all 55 personnel and 15 vehicles were involved. No one suffered injury.
Oregon's governor and legislative leaders met for three hours but have not reached a compromise on the state budget. In a joint statement, Gov. John Kitzhaber and top legislators from both parties said the discussion Monday was "productive and ongoing. They agreed to meet again this morning.
The Astoria City Council approved a contract for grant management for the renovation of the Astoria Senior Center, approved a consultant contract to oversee the process of remodeling the Astor Public library, and approved the city budget for the next fiscal year.
While no firm figures are available as yet it was clear that Saturday's Denim and Diamonds Gala to befit the Columbia Memorial Hospital Foundation was a record-setter. In one bidding war alone someone paid $2500.00 for a cake offered during the "Desert Frenzy" that kicked off the live auction.