Oregon State Representative Debbie Boone reports that activity at the state Capitol is continuing at a hectic pace as legislative work continues in the 77th Oregon Legislative Assembly. Boone writes:
Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Astoria received the Sumner I. Kimball award for excellence Friday. The award recognizes excellence in operational readiness and vessel condition.
Sunset Empire Transportation District's Board of Commissioners approved the appointment of Kathleen Kleczek to the District Board
Friday afternoon a person who had been shopping at the Astoria Safeway store called Police and reported that three kids were leaving the store with mini kegs of beer. Astoria Police Responded to the area and found two of the three suspects.
State fishery managers have approved an evening razor clam dig that will run March 7-11 at Twin Harbors and some of those days at three other ocean beaches including Long Beach.
On Thursday February 28th at 3:20 p.m., Seaside Police responded to the Oceanfront Motel to assist management with a renter who was suppose to be out by Noon and had not vacated the room. The manager said that she knocked on the door and announced she was the manager several times with no answer but that she suspected someone was in the room.
Ocean Park residents and their neighbors have reason to celebrate. The Ocean Park Timberland library will be hosting a grand re-opening event to celebrate the expanded library on Saturday, March 16 from noon to 3:30 p.m.
The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency (PCEMA) has organized five "Let's Talk Tsunami" presentations with the Timberland Regional Libraries in Pacific County
On 02/28/2013 at about 10:02 PM Astoria 911 received a report of a fight at the Desdemona. It was reported that one of the subjects involved had a knife. Officers responded to the area, and when they arrived they saw Dennis Bisbee, age 26, was holding a knife is his hand engaging a person at the bar.
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) is leading Oregon's congressional delegation in opposition to a plan by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to remove weather monitoring Buoy 46089. The buoy, which sits 85 nautical miles west of Tillamook, Oregon, provides critical early warning data for oncoming storms. NOAA cited cost concerns in a December 2012 announcement of plans to remove the buoy upon its failure. Bonamici and other Oregon lawmakers support repairing the buoy instead.
Each year the Astoria Historic Landmarks Commission honors those who have worked to preserve the town's past through the restoration of an historic building and the time has come for nominations.