In the Northwest snowpack is about more than a downhill run. Every winter hydologists make the regular trek up Oregon mountains through the season measuring the depth of the snowpack and that data is used to estimate how much water will be available in the spring and summer for power generation, salmon passage, and farm irrigation all of which are contentious issues in a low water year.
For the third year in a row Eagle 103.9 morning personality Roxie Faye has been invited to kick-off the start of the annual "March For Babies" on Saturday May 4th on the Astoria Riverwalk. March for Babies is the March of Dimes premier fundraising event that benefits all babies.
Scott Tucker has been selected as the new superintendent of Lewis and Clark National Historical Park located around the mouth of the Columbia River in Washington and Oregon. He replaces David Szymanski who was recently selected as superintendent of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
Pacific Power has requested an overall rate increase of 4.6% which, if approved by the Public Utility Commission would become effective for customers in January 2014.
Oregon State University 4-H learned it received $30,000 funding for a 4-H Marine Science and Technology camp for 57 youth entering grades 10-12. The Application Deadline is May 24!
Astoria will see a record number of cruise ship visits this season beginning with Thursday's arrival of the Crystal Symphony at the Port of Astoria.
Wildland fire officials are on alert with a second wave of above normal temperatures expected later this week. Several fires caught people off guard last week after a number of days of unseasonably warm weather. Reports of wildfire activity are coming in from around the state as a sign that fire season may not be too far off. While firefighters in Jackson and Josephine counties snuffed out several small fires last week, a 25-acre fire tested fire crews Friday east of Alsea, about 15 miles southwest of Corvallis.
The City of Astoria Historic Landmarks Commission has selected the 2013 recipients for the Dr. Edward Harvey Historic Preservation Award. The award is presented each year to recognize property owners who have completed exterior restoration or beautification of a building which exemplifies the historical attributes of the building or the architectural heritage of Astoria.
The 2013 poster art for Astoria Sunday Market features fruit and vegetablecarvings by award-winning chef and artist Jimmy Zhang.
Oregon Land Use Board Of Appeals has sided with a Clatsop County group that opposes the construction of a Walmart Super Store in the Warenton Business Park. Warrenton City Commissioner Henry Balensifer reports that the decision means Walmart will have to go through the planning and permitting process again after making significant changes to the plan for the store if they intend to contnue.
The Clatsop County Board of Commissioners on April 24 approved the second step of a two-phase initiative to make the county's facilities smoking- and tobacco-free – which a spokesman says will help make the county a healthier place for all residents.
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