AAA projects the number of Americans traveling this Labor Day holiday weekend will increase 4.2 percent from 2012, with approximately 34.1 million travelers or 10.7 percent of the population taking a trip at least 50 miles away from home.
The Coast Guard medically evacuated a man who had been knocked unconscious aboard a fishing vessel, 20 miles west of Gray's Harbor, Wash., Saturday morning.
A brief but important questionnaire is available on the Astoria Public Library's website from August 20 through September 9, 2013. The questionnaire asks residents to weigh in on a list of vision concepts and desired library services that have been garnered this summer through interviews and public meetings, including at the August 18th Sunday Market.
The City will host its third Community Meeting for the Astoria Transportation System Plan (TSP) Update on Wednesday, September 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Liberty Theater, McTavish Room (1203 Commercial Street). The City's updated TSP will guide improvements to roads, sidewalks, crossings, trails, and other transportation facilities over the next 20 years.
Astoria Police are looking for information related to Theft, Forgery, and Fraudulent Obtaining of Controlled Substances on the part of Sarah Smith, Age 27 of Gearhart. They have developed information that there may be several cases that are unreported.
Bob Chopping, or "Chop" to his friends, passed away yesterday leaving behind a legacy of community service and his devotion to the city of Astoria. Mr. Chopping was the owner of KAST AM and FM radio stations from the mid 1960's to the early 80's when he sold the stations to Youngs Bay Broadcasting. He served in city government and was the Mayor of Astoria in the late 70's
Astoria Event Center is back in business starting in September. The building, which includes the Shipyard Bar & Grill next door, is being purchased by local landlords and have entered into an agreement with Columbia Bar Productions, LLC, to manage bookings for the venue. Facility manager Cyndi Mudge is excited to pursue this new venture. "I love this space. It is incredibly versatile and can be used many different ways,"
"This is very exciting for ADHDA and Astoria," said ADHDA President Dulcye Taylor. "We've been fortunate to have assistance from the RARE (Resource Assistance for Rural Environments) program for the past three years, but it's not meant as a substitute for a long-term staffing solution," she explained. "We've been focused on the goal of permanent staffing for almost four years," she said, noting that the organization has not had permanent staff since the early 1990s. "This will help ensure continuity and momentum for the future," she added.
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