When urban strategist Michele Reeves was gathering input to help with the downtown revitalization effort asking what locals thnk of first when they think about Astoria, beer ranked very high in top of mind awareness. With good reason. As home to such growing microbrewers as Fort George and Astoria Brewing and boasting it's own Rogue brew-pub it's clear Astorians are big supporters of the trade. The same is true throughout the state. Governor John Kitzhaber today praised the successful partnership between local and state officials backing Pelican Brewing's plans to open an expanded brewery in downtown Tillamook.
Citizens can help the Clatsop County Public Health Department keep alert for West Nile virus. The virus is spread by mosquito bites, and usually presents as a flu-like illness. The first case this year in Oregon of mosquitoes that tested positive for the virus was reported recently in Malheur County.
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today unveiled the Opportunities for Success Act (H.R. 2659), legislation she introduced to help make unpaid internships more accessible to low-income students. The legislation is part of Bonamici's new College to Jobs Agenda, which aims to reduce unemployment and underemployment among recent college graduates.
With rejuvenation and continuity the goal, Astoria Regatta Association President Peter Roscoe told KAST News in a live interview this morning that there will be some changes to the organization following the festival this year.
Portland police have arrested a 38-year-old registered nurse accused of sexually assaulting at least three women who sought treatment at the Legacy Emanuel Medical Center emergency room when the man worked there. Police said Jeffrey McAllister, who at one time served as a Seaside police officer was arrested Wednesday for investigation of two counts of first-degree rape and multiple counts of sex abuse.
The Clatsop County District Attorney, Josh Marquis, says that following a two month investigation he has determined that the May 7th shooting of Bruce Ross Rodgers at a Warrenton apartment was done in self defense.
Wednesday the Clatsop County Commission opened a public hearing on an ordinance establishing a civil citation process for code enforcement and nuisance abatement and replacing the existing enforcement process
Federal agencies and their partners outlined today five years of accomplishments in improvements to hydrosystem operations and facilities, habitat rehabilitation and hatchery reforms to protect and benefit Columbia and Snake river fish.
The Clatsop County Firefighters Association along with the Oregon Army National Guard and Camp Rilea will be conducting a prescribed fire training exercise. The annual training event called "Wildfire 2013" is scheduled for Saturday July 13 – Sunday July 14, 2013 at Camp Rilea in Warrenton.
Gov. John Kitzhaber's effort to move gillnet fishers off the main stem of the Columbia River took a big step forward in the final hours of Oregon's legislative session this week.
A fair question might be 'Did they take on too much too soon?" When Past Astoria Regatta Association President Eric Paulson decided serving in that position for two years was quite enough and no one else stepped up initally it was announced there would be no Regatta Festival in 2013 with a possible rebirth in 2014. At that point the association was in search of new leadership which finally came with local chef Peter Roscoe volunteering to take on the top spot and the difficult task of rebuilding the organization. Citizens breathed a sigh of relief and went about their business with a few offering almost immediately to serve on various committees.
Shelby Lofton of Hammond, OR has been named a 2013 Ford Scholar by the Ford Family Foundation. This year, 122 Ford Scholars were selected from an applicant pool of 4,085 students. The scholarship will covers 90 percent of Lofton's unmet financial need for college.
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