Astoria's Columbia River Maritime Museum is asking supporters to help fund an ambitious project to provide a state of the art storage facility for it's collection of artifacts that is thought to be the largest collection of maritime and related objects in the United States.
It's better than nothing and nothing is exactly what the State of Washington has spent on tourism over the last two years as budget cutting led to the closure of the state tourism office and the loss of funding for tourism industry support.
A retired Coast Guard HU-25 Falcon jet made its final landing at Sector Columbia River's Air Station Astoria in Warrenton, Ore., Friday. The retired Falcon will remain at Sector Columbia River and soon go on permanent display. Falcon Jets were stationed in Astoria for 12 years beginning in 1983 and left in 1995 when they were replaced by the new HH60J helicopters.
The City budget comes first tonight with a meeting of the budget committee at 7pm with the City Council Meeting to follow. The Budget Committee will consider a new tourism promotion program that will make up to $30.000.00 in funding available to non-profit groups that put on events and festivals that attract tourism to Astoria.
Rear Adm. Richard T. Gromlich relieved Rear Adm. Keith A. Taylor as commander of the 13th Coast Guard District during a change-of-command ceremony at Coast Guard Base Seattle Friday. Taylor retired from the Coast Guard after dedicating 34 years to service and country.
Work is underway on a project to ease seasonal flooding on a stretch of U.S. Highway 101 south of Seaside. Heavy machinery from contractor Henderson LLC began removing a man-made berm surrounding property along the Necanicum River earlier this month. The work is expected to last into September.
The 33 people of the Lewis and Clark Expedition wintered at Fort Clatsop over 200 years ago. The 34th "member" of this expedition was Seaman, Meriwether Lewis' Newfoundland dog. The 20th annual Seaman's Day commemorating the dog of the Corps of Discovery will be held Wednesday, July 10 at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop.