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September is National Preparedness Month. Pacific County residents, you can learn how to take care of yourself and your family in a tsunami or other emergency by joining presenters from Pacific County Emergency Management at the Pacific County Timberland libraries this month.
 
Learn how to make a family emergency plan and a survival kit for...

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The Cannon Beach Photo Review, a new weekend-long event that will debut October 12-14, 2012, is attracting well known experts in the field who will offer an opportunity for professional and serious amateur photographers to have their work critiqued.  The event is currently enrolling participants at cannonbeachphotoreview.com  Registration...

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An early morning fire has destroyed major portions of a vacant former hotel located on the Columbia River in North Portland.  Portland Fire and Rescue Lt. Michael Silva says no injuries have been reported, but the Sunday morning blaze caused extensive damage to the former Red Lion Inn on Hayden Island. He says the owners were using the vacant...

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The Coast Guard towed a 90-foot fishing vessel to Astoria, Saturday, after an engine casualty rendered the vessel powerless Friday afternoon.  Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received a call reporting that the 180-ton fishing vessel Predator lost propulsion approximately 30 miles west of the Columbia River entrance at approximately 2:30...

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The City of Astoria announced that in order to be responsive to the facilities and parks needs of the City, the Parks Maintenance Department will undergo an overhaul and re-alignment of positions and jobs.  At present the City employs two full time Parks Maintainers and a Senior Parks Maintainer.  These positions are being eliminated...

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A wall of Jell-O is slowly growing and collapsing — at the same time — at the Seattle Center. The jiggly wall about 5 feet high and 12 feet long is the work of artists commissioned for a three-week evolving exhibit to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1962 Seattle World's Fair.  Artists Lisa Hein and Robert Seng will be...

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Two pieces of the massive 201-ton dock that was washed away from the city of Misawa on Japan’s northeast coast by the devastating March 2011 tsunami and landed on Oregon’s Agate Beach this past June have now arrived at the Oregon Historical Society.  According to Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation, the dock is one of only...

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Oregonians are reminded not to let these cool mornings and shorter days fool you as Forests across a significant portion of the state are in high wildfire danger. For recreationists headed to the woods over the Labor Day Weekend, basic precautions can make your outing a safe and enjoyable one. It is recommended to check current restrictions.

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