Monday, September 22, 2014
  • Fishing Report
On August 22, 2012  the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office received a threats report from a Butte Creek resident that stated a family member was armed with a gun and was threatening to kill him.  The victim was hiding in the dark while talking to Sheriff’s Office dispatchers on his cell phone.  At least one shot was fired...

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Clatsop Community College announces the addition of Professional Truck Driving training to its fall schedule of classes. Training prepares students to enter a wide variety of work in the transportation and logistics industry. Job opportunities include warehousing and local delivery as well as interstate truck operation for graduates who are 21 or...

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The ship's master of the fishing vessel Mary Jane reported he was taking on water at an uncontrollable rate 10 nautical miles northwest of Yaquina Bay at 4:16 p.m.  Two 47-foot motor lifeboat crews from Stations Yaquina Bay and Depoe Bay and an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Facility Newport launched to assist the vessel. 

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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.

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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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