Portland, Oregon (October 3rd 2013) - "Historic September rains have come to an end. Here are the preliminary month end precipitation totals from across Oregon and SW Washington. The following stations (below) all reported new all-time records for the month. The period of record for some of these stations date back to the 1870's (140+ years). What will the remainder of fall and winter hold in store for the region? Come find out on Saturday, October 26th at 10am
The lights all went out along the Southwest Washington Coast this morning with the first reports reaching Pacific County PUD shortly before 6:30pm. Acording to Bonneville Power Administration spokesman Doug Johnson BPA crews found a major electrical feeder line had separated and began work to repair that line. The problem in the remote location was fixed by the BPA at 12:40pm. However, the power was not restored by the PUD until later around 1:00pm as they gradually brought different areas back online.
The "Building Blocks for a Successful Downtown" project received an Excellence in Downtown Revitalization Award for "Special Project" from Oregon Main Street on October 2, 2013 during the Oregon Main Annual Conference in Astoria.
An appeals court has upheld killing sea lions that eat too many salmon at Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River.
The Oregon Legislature approved a series of bills on pensions and taxes, then adjourned its special session after three days of work.
Clam diggers today got a green light to proceed with a five-day razor clam dig set to begin Friday (Oct. 4) on four ocean beaches.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.