While no firm figures are available as yet it was clear that Saturday's Denim and Diamonds Gala to befit the Columbia Memorial Hospital Foundation was a record-setter.  In one bidding war alone someone paid $2500.00 for a cake offered during the "Desert Frenzy" that kicked off the live auction.

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 The Oregon State Police are reporting that firearms background checks are backed up as an undefined problem developed with the nationwide system used by authorities.

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The sport halibut fishing season is well underway and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife reports there is plenty of opportunity out there for fishermen.

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The driver of a Neah-Kah-Nie school bus received possible injuriesWednesday afternoon when she lost control of the unloaded bus along Highway 101 between Rockaway Beach and Wheeler and crashed into a dirt embankment.  

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Recent tests of salmon from Washington's waters show no signs of a fish virus that can be deadly to farm-raised Atlantic salmon, state, tribal and federal resource managers announced today.

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Jan Mitchell of Astoria will be ending her term serving as Chair on the Oregon Heritage Commission next Month.  The Commission recently awarded the Astoria Regatta Festival with the distinction of being named one of just a handful of "Oregon Heritage Tradition" events

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The 2012-13 recreational razor clam season has come to an end. From October 2012 through May 2013, diggers harvested more than five million clams on Washington's coastal beaches, the highest number in more than 20 years

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The Coast Guard, in partnership with the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association, Oregon Crab Commission, Oregon Sea Grant and Englund Marine, will offer a two-day commercial fishing drill conductor course at Englund Marine in Astoria, Tuesday and Wednesday, June 4-5, 2013, from 7:45 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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The Japanese have already cancelled several orders for U.S wheat after it was revealed this week that genetically modified wheat cropped up in an Oregon field and the Agriculture Department investigation has so far failed to uncover an explanation for the rogue plants.  Oregon House District 31 representative Debby Boone says she has long had concerns over the potential impact of genetically altered products such as wheat and salmon.

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Saturday June 1st Columbia Memorial Hospital Foundation hosts the second annual "Denim and Diamonds" gala at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds.  The event is a major fundraiser for the foundation with this years proceeds going toward enhancing cancer care services at Columbia Memorial Hospital

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On May 28, 2013 at approximately 1:15 p.m., a 2005 Dodge Magnum driven by JACK W. CATES JR, age 66, from Gearhart, was westbound on Highway 26 near milepost 36 when CATES reportedly fell asleep. The vehicle traveled across the eastbound lane narrowly missing an oncoming log truck, went over an embankment and rolled onto its driver side about 50 feet from the highway.

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