Thursday, July 24, 2014

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Crewmembers aboard two 47-foot Motor Life Boats from Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor, in Westport, Wash., and the Coast Guard Cutter Fir, a 225-foot Seagoing Buoytender homeported in Astoria, Ore., assisted the disabled fishing vessel Lady Law, a 75-foot commercial fishing vessel, in the Pacific Ocean near Copalis Beach, Wash.,Wednesday.

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Medical First Aid is a basic skill set one might learn as child in scouting, or be required to learn in fields like childcare where that simple training often helps save lives or avert further injury.  Now there's a opportunity for the layman to learn how to recognize when someone might be suffering from the onset of a mental health crisis and to effectively render aid.

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Sunset Empire Transportation District will be making several route and schedule changes beginning August 18TH. These changes are part of SETD's ongoing effort to improve transit service throughout the area. Upcoming changes will combine the weekday Route 30 and the weekend Connector Route into a new Route 30.

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A Catholic Priest thought to be responsible for the failure and eventual closing of Astoria's 112 year-old Star Of The Sea School four years ago through deliberate financial mismangement is appearently repeating the same pattern of behavior at St. James Roman Catholic Church in Mollala, Oregon.

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Columbia River lampreys are like salmon in that they are born in streams, feed in the ocean and return to spawn and die. And like salmon, their numbers have been drastically reduced by dams.

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Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop will be hosting a workshop and evening presentation by Dr. Jamie Strange. The recent pesticide kill of over 50,000 bumble bees in Wilsonville, Oregon captured the headlines for the dramatic numbers and the preventable nature of the tragedy.

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Astoria's Columbia Memorial Hospital is expanding services offering it's first facility outside city limits with the introduction of a clinic in Warrenton in a high profile location on Highway 101.  Several years ago Seaside Providence Hospital opened a clinic in Youngs Bay Plaza and CHM now steps up with it's own extension that will offer primary care physicians and target medicare and medicaid patients.  By next month CMH will add Urgent Care servicesat the new location.  The Hospital issued a news release detailing the project

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The Coast Guard rescued a man after his fishing vessel sank approximately 25 miles west of Ilwaco, Wash., Sunday.

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