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A news release prepared by Clatsop County states that the County Board of Commissioners has gone on record opposing a proposal by Gov. John Kitzhaber to restrict commercial salmon gillnet fishing on the lower Columbia River.
The proposal, presented to the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Aug. 14, would prevent the use of gillnets by non-tribal...

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Ships from the major cruise lines are booking more stops in Astoria for 2013 but Astoria remains as a niche market for the big boats as they transition to and from regular routes in Alaska.  The tentative bookings for next season tally twenty-two.  Astoria benefits from the fact that Alaska cruises are the most popular in the world, tend...

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The Coast Guard has issued fines to crewmembers of the fishing vessel Ocean Beaut for their part in a collison with the fishing vessel Columbia Star, Jan. 12, 2012.

Though the case is on-going, the ship's master of the Ocean Beaut has been charged with negligent operation of a vessel and boating while intoxicated and may be fined $1000.  The...

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Marinas around the Astoria/Warrenton area are packed with trucks and boat trailers this morning as the Buoy Ten salmon fishery kicks into high gear.  Conditions couldn't be better with cloudy cool weather and a light sprinkle that experts say should trigger the returning salmon off shore to begin that trip up river to spawn.

Eager...

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Wednesday morning Astoria Police received a call reporting a green  1998 Acura stolen from 1005 exchange. The caller did not have a license plate in his initial call. At 0443 AM as Dispatchers had just finished giving the information about the call over the radio, Astoria Police Officer Thomas Litwin saw a vehicle matching the description...

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Astoria city councilor Arline LaMear told the council Monday that some overtures regarding a possible "sister city" relationship with Astoria, New York have been made by the Queens neighborhood.  Mayor Van Dusen suggested the idea be forwarded to the city sister city committee.  That group normally devotes itself to the relationship...

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The Astor Street Opry Company crowned the 2012 winners for the 9th annual Miss Virginia and Miss Vivian contest Shanghaied Costume Ball last Saturday night at the ASOC Playhouse before a full house of excited fans!  


The 2012 Third place Miss Vivian went to Miss Teresa Hawkins Bubba’s, Second Misses Sally Jorgensen & Sara Caron...

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 The Coast Guard and National Weather Service collaborated to develop an internet website dedicated to coastal boaters who use weather and Coast Guard observations to evaluate bar restrictions and conditions.

The site gives boaters a place to not only see the entrance or bar through updated camera images but also the Coast Guard’s...

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