The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has expanded the area where it is killing sea birds to see if they are eating young salmon. Documents show the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has allowed Oregon to expand a study started last year into how much salmon cormorants are eating from the Tillamook estuary into the Umpqua and Rogue estuaries.
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The Clatsop County Clerk and Elections Office reminds local residents that Tuesday, April 30 is the deadline to register to vote in the May 21 special district election.
Ballots for the election will be mailed out beginning Friday, May 3.
Oregon state Sen. Betsy Johnson has been injured in a traffic accident on her way to the legislative session under way in Salem. Reports indicate that she was hurt Monday morning in a low-speed collision and was being treated for hip and leg injuries.
Oregon State Police (OSP) will be accepting applications to hire another group for Lateral and Entry level recruit trooper positions starting April 29, 2013 using the State of Oregon's E-Recruit electronic application system.
According to city engineer Cindy Moore, 'The contractor, Tapani, finished pouring concrete in the 8th St and Commercial intersection on Wednesday. The concrete is now curing so it will have sufficient strength to support traffic when the intersection reopens. Tapani expects to reopen the 8th St and Commercial intersection to traffic by the end of the day on Monday".
Good news for the rebirth of the Long Beach Razor Clam Festival as state shellfish managers have approved a morning razor clam dig that will run April 26-29 at Long Beach
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into the cause of Friday evening's two-vehicle double fatal traffic crash along Highway 101 in Warrenton. The highway was closed about five hours with a detour in place.
The 13th Coast Guard District wants to remind vessel operators to maintain a proper lookout while transiting Washington and Oregon waters. This reminder is based on fact that some vessel operators, including commercial fishermen, engage in the practice of working all day, then drifting at night in open water while the entire crew sleeps.
The Clatsop County Commission on Children and Families is seeking nominations for its annual Youth Recognition Awards.
An Oregon Board of Forestry subcommittee will meet in Salem April 26 to continue work on improving the financial viability of the Department of Forestry's state forest management program. Clatsop County Manager Scott Sommers told KAST News ""The County looks forward hearing the recommendations submitted by the subcommittee."
Getting a slight jump on celebrating Earth Day and earth Week, Tongue Point Job Corps Center (TPJCC) is offering the community the opportunity to recycle electronics and hard plastics. Recycling of electronic equipment and hard plastics will be available on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 10a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot just outside the center entrance.