Five school districts in Clatsop and Tillamook counties along with Northwest Regional Education Service District (NWRESD), have joined forces  in a new mentor program to provide much needed instructional and emotional support for new teachers.  Participation in mentoring programs can help improve the retention of new teachers and renew the enthusiasm and expertise of veteran teachers.

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Three days of art, music and literary events will showcase the galleries and artists of Cannon Beach at the 25th annual Stormy Weather Arts Festival, November 2-4, 2012. And if it rains, or the wind blows, that’s just part of what makes this festival so memorable.

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In an effort to update the Recreational Trails Master Plan, the City of Astoria has asked the public for comments and recommendations over the past month.  Approximately 200 or more people responded. Using this feedback, the City has completed a first draft list of future plans for the Trails Plan.

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A study finds that the base salary makes up about half the total cost of compensation for public employees in Oregon. 

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The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is accepting public comments on digging days, catch limits and other management options for the upcoming razor clam season.

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Responding to citizen complaints the Astoria City Council met in an unusual closed door session Thursday afternoon to discuss the condition of city parks and facilities.

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Late Wednesday afternoon members of the Fire Investigation Team (FIT) completed their initial investigation of the fire scene from Tuesday’s fire. The fire destroyed two buildings on Avenue B and one building on Avenue A. The fire also caused smoke and water damage to two other businesses on Avenue A. 

 Investigators have concluded...

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For the second year in a row, distribution of emergency food boxes in Oregon and southwest Washington topped 1million.

"Requests for emergency food stubbornly continue to climb," said Janeen Wadsworth, interim CEO of Oregon Food Bank. "Unemployment isn't the only driver of this unprecedented need. Underemployment and limited benefits have forced...

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The community is invited to a FREE Child Safety Fair and BBQ this Saturday, September 22nd  from 10am to 2pm at Lum’s Auto Center to recognize National Child Passenger Safety Week.      
 
This Safety Fair will offer eight safety stations for the children to learn about fire safety, water safety, poison safety,...

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The accident Monday just south of Vernonia resulted in one person critically injured and life-flighted from the scene.  The driver, later found to be Julie Johnson, age 26 of Vernonia, fled the scene of the crash on foot.  After a search authorities located and arrested Johnson on numerous charges including DUII, hit and run, reckless...

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The Columbia River entrance, located on the Pacific Coast on the border of Oregon and Washington State, is widely known as one of the most dangerous river bars in the world. The area is often referred to as “The Graveyard of the Pacific” due to all the shipwrecks and lives lost there. Strategically situated near the river’s...

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