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A public meeting to hear and discuss the suggested building program for renovating the Astoria Public Library will take place on Tuesday, September 10, at the Liberty Theater. Doors will open at 5:00 pm. The meeting will take place between 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Presentation and group discussion will take place from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. Following the presentation and group discussion, all are invited to the McTavish Room for refreshments and an opportunity to speak in more depth to members of the consulting team, city staff, and library board members.

AUDIO:  Listen to this weeks Astoria Public Library events at this link.

The Clatsop County Board of Commissioners will again take up the consolidated land-use application from Oregon Pipeline Company at a public hearing Oct. 9.

After a lengthy legal dispute over jurisdictional issues, the county has been given the go-ahead by the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) to resume its reconsideration of the application, which seeks approval for construction of 41 miles of pipeline to serve a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal in Warrenton.

The U.S. Coast Guard responded to the fishing vessel Adrianna which went aground approximately one-half mile south of the entrance to Grays Harbor, Wash., Friday morning.

A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria responded to the grounded 44-foot fishing vessel where they delivered and assisted the three-man crew in using a the pump to remove water entering the vessel from damage caused during the grounding.

The Cowlitz County sheriff's office says a Scappoose, Ore., man drowned when his kayak overturned in the Columbia River at Austin Point, near Woodland.  The sheriff's office says Richard Schlumpberger, 55, had been fishing Sunday afternoon with his family when his kayak flipped. He apparently became entangled in the anchor line and never resurfaced.  Agencies from Cowlitz, Clark and Columbia counties responded along with the Coast Guard. Divers found the body.  (AP)

Deputy Sheriff Chance Moore with the Clatsop County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol Division spoke with KAST news this morning about his work patrolling on land and on the local waters.  Listen to that interview online here.


Listen now to catch up on all the area events this weekend.  Regina Wilke from the Astoria / Warrenton Chamber of Commerce... audio below.

Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET) announced that Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamiciwould give keynote remarks at the eighth annual Ocean Renewable Energy Conference at 11:45 am on Thursday, September 26th. The Ocean Renewable Energy Conference, which will be held September 25-26, 2013 at the Liberty Theater in Astoria, Oregon.

AUDIO: Fast acting first-responders save the life of long time Astoria City worker Carl "Ole" Gifford.

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The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency (PCEMA) is offering a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course in Surfside. Training is scheduled as follows:

Friday, September 27, 2013 · 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 28, 2013 · 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 5, 2013 · 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

On September 4, 2013 at 3:55 AM Astoria Police received a report from Robert Olsen, age 56 of Astoria, that a male subject had broken into his home and assaulted him with a baseball bat. The report of the incident was about 15 minutes old at the time Olsen called dispatch. Olsen had walked from his Irving Ave home to Columbia Memorial Hospital. While at Columbia Memorial Hospital he was triaged for injuries to his head and ribs but left the hospital prior to being treated.

(AP) Scientists are just back from a monthlong research cruise in the Pacific Ocean off Washington state, where they were trying to find the stickiest point on a section of the Cascadia Subduction Zone, the huge undersea fault that breaks loose every few hundred years, generating a massive tsunami and earthquake.

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