Oregon's Senator Jeff Merkley, a member of the Senate Banking Committee, issued the following statement after meeting with President Obama's nominee for Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew yesterday.
The public is invited to bring family, friends, binoculars, and field guide books to Fort Clatsop and participate in the 16th annual Great Backyard Bird Count. The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that engages birders of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the globe.
The Oregon Department of Transportation continues work on two highway projects in Clatsop County next week. One on US30 and the other on highway 202.
According to a news release, Clean Energy Works Oregon officially launched its statewide home energy remodel program in Columbia, Tillamook, and Clatsop counties. The release says that the program will provide area homeowners with an easy, convenient, and affordable way to increase their homes' energy efficiency, comfort, and value. Clean Energy Works is working with two local energy efficiency contractors, and says the program will also help generate family-supporting construction jobs in the three-county region.
State fishery managers have approved an evening razor clam dig that will run Feb. 7-12 at Twin Harbors and some of those days at three other ocean beaches.
Providence Health & Services is pleased to announce that Michael Blauer hasaccepted the position of chief executive for Providence Seaside Hospital. He replaces KristaFarnham, who accepted the chief operations officer position at Providence Portland MedicalCenter in November.
Fishery managers from Washington and Oregon today set 2013 fishing seasons for the lower Columbia River that anticipate a smaller return of spring chinook salmon and reflect continuing concerns about the river's white sturgeon population.
Ricky Lee Greenwood, 31, of Portland, Oregon, has been indictedon nine counts of wire fraud, nine counts of filing false claims for tax refunds, and eight countsof aggravated identity theft, the Justice Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced. Greenwood made his initial appearance in court before U.S. Magistrate Janice Stewart
Clatsop County continues to invite applications from citizens interested in serving on local budget committees. These citizen committees review the proposed budgets and make recommendations to the county commissioners. Each committee is made up of five county commissioners and five other local residents they appoint. The committees generally meet in May to review the proposed budgets.
A Newport-area man was arrested Tuesday after being indicted by a Lincoln County Grand Jury on drug-related charges following an investigation by the Lincoln Interagency Narcotics Team (LINT).
At a recent joint meeting between the city council and the city planning commission it was mentioned that one way to attack pedestrian safety issues in Astoria would be to launch a public awareness campaign. Today the Oregon department of Transportation began that effort by sending out a news release to local media. It reads: