Hazing of double-crested cormorants is set to begin soon in several areas along the Oregon coast in an attempt to improve survival of juvenile salmon and steelhead as they migrate from inland waters to the Pacific Ocean.

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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife needs volunteer anglers this spring and fall to help catch and release ocean bottom fish.

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The Clatsop County Historical Society notes the passing of a noted member of the Flavel family.  Patricia Jean Flavel passed away in her sleep Sunday, March 9th. Miss Flavel was the oldest great grand-daughter of Captain George and Mary Flavel of Astoria, Oregon.

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At a special meeting of the Board on Tuesday, March 18, the CCC Board of Directors declared a second vacancy with the resignation of Dirk Rohne. Rohne's position represents Zone 1 and generally includes the Elsie and Jewell areas, Knappa-Svensen areas, and Westport. Rohne currently serves as a Clatsop County Commissioner.

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Clatsop County residents interested in applying for health insurance coverage under the Cover Oregon insurance marketplace can get personal assistance at an Application Fair Tuesday, March 25 in Cannon Beach. The fair will take place 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Cannon Beach City Hall, 163 E. Gower.

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The Oregon Office of Emergency Management in association with the Oregon Office on Disability and Health is holding free workshops in Clatsop County on Earthquake and Tsunami Preparedness for Vulnerable Populations.  The workshops are set for:

·   Wednesday, March 26, 3 p.m. – Providence Seaside Hospital, 725 S. Wahanna Rd., Seaside

·   Thursday, March 27, 3 p.m. – Boyington Building, 857 Commercial St., Astoria

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Oregon's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.9 percent in February, its first time below 7.0 percent in more than five years. The last time the state's rate was lower was in August 2008 when the rate was 6.7 percent.

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Two people were killed and one was critically injured when the KOMO News helicopter crashed and burned Tuesday morning on Broad Street only yards away from the Space Needle.  Emergency personnel immediately rushed to the scene as thick smoke poured over the city

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The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) invites public comment on district operation plans and conservation areas in state-owned forests, which includes the Clatsop State Forest.

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A Multnomah County Grand Jury issued an indictment today for 28-year-old Joshua Howard for Murder, Murder by Abuse and Criminal Mistreatment in the First Degree.

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Rules adopted in 2013 create new restrictions

At the area along the Columbia River known as "Jones Beach" - between River Miles 46.0 and 48.0, north of Front Road - two new restrictions are in effect:

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