Friday, October 24, 2014
  • Fishing Report

The new executive director at Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare (CBH) is someone you might recognize in the community:  Sumuer Watkins. She grew up in Clatsop County and graduated from Warrenton High School. Hired more than 16 years ago, she started as the receptionist and worked her way up in the agency, with a promotion to executive director in December 2012.

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In a live interview broadcast Wednesday morning on KAST AM 1370 Astoria city councilor Karen Mellin characterized the town as an "international" city with a history that has influenced world events.  Mellin was guest on Coastwatch In The Morning with Tom Freel sharing information about a commemoration taking place at the end of this week when people from around the world will be coming to Astoria to recognize the founding of a South Asian political party that influenced India's independence from British rule.

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The fall fishing season for white sturgeon set to begin Oct. 19 on a portion of the lower Columbia River has been cancelled, due to the large number of sturgeon caught in that area earlier this year

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Astoria has had some issues with the placement of public art in the past.  Most of those issues seem to stem from disagreements amongst members of the public and various factions of the local art community about exactly what may be appropriate in terms of what to put where.

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The federal government has begun a partial shutdown after congressional Republicans demanded changes in the nation's health care law as the price for essential federal funding and President Barack Obama and Democrats refused.

Here's a look at how services are likely to be affected, beginning Tuesday.

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Cover Oregon, the new health insurance marketplace, kicks off in October and Clatsop County citizens will have a local agent to help them navigate the new program.

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The 12th annual Pacific Northwest Brew Cup was forced to change venue Saturday after storms brought historic amounts of rainfall and wind to Astoria over the weekend.

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Coast Guard rescued a sailor from his sailboat, which was beset by weather more than 14 miles off shore of Tillamook Harbor Saturday.

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A big storm on the last weekend of the month helped make for the wettest September on record in many parts of Oregon with the coast getting an unusual and record breaking September soaking.

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The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has tentatively scheduled razor-clam digs through October, while continuing to accept public comments on openings for the rest of the season.

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Clatsop County's ability to notify residents and visitors during emergencies has been enhanced with an improved ClatsopAlerts! service and the addition of a FEMA-managed alert system.

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Bubba the bus may be headed for the barn permanently.  "We've evolved over time, and are not the same organization we were just a few years ago," says Sunset Empire Transit District Executive Director Jay Flint. "And in promoting our agency to the public, we realized that our current identity no longer reflects all of the services we provide."

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