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The City of Astoria has just announced the hiring of Kevin A. Cronin as Community Development Director. Mr. Cronin brings over 15 years of extensive work experience in city planning, community development, economic development, and real estate with a range of agencies.

Clatsop County is seeking applicants for a citizen member on the Public Safety Coordinating Council.

The PSCC is a regional advisory body to the county Board of Commissioners. It develops and recommends plans for providing effective, comprehensive corrections programs for both adults and juveniles, and works to make sure there is a continuum of programs and services that promote healthy behavior, ensure the ability to protect the community and hold offenders accountable.

The vacant position is for a two-year term. Application forms are available online at www.co.clatsop.or.us under "Committee Vacancies," from the office at 800 Exchange St., Suite 410, or by calling (503) 325-1000.

Oregon's Fish Screening Task Force will meet Thursday, June 18 in Astoria. The meeting will take place at the Comfort Suites Columbia River at 3420 Leif Erickson Dr., Astoria, OR 97103.

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and Keepers of the North Head Lighthouse invite the public to attend the 117th anniversary celebration and reopening of North Head Lighthouse at Cape Disappointment State Park in Ilwaco.

Expect construction work in several locations at the same time as the city launches the next phase of a massive, multi-year project to control sewers overflowing into the Columbia and Youngs Bay this coming Monday June 1.  The 16th street project will involve construction teams from Emery & Sons working in the following areas of town:

Charter Communications is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion, creating another U.S. TV and Internet giant.  The deal comes a month after Comcast, the country's largest cable provider and owner of NBCUniversal, walked away from a $45.2 billion bid for Time Warner Cable, the No. 2 cable company, after intense pressure from regulators. Time Warner Cable had chosen the Comcast deal and rejected a $38 billion hostile offer from Charter in early 2014.

Coast Guard incident management crews are monitoring a sunken fishing vessel for pollution and hazard to navigation concerns in the Ilwaco Channel near Ilwaco, Wash., Saturday.

Oregon's U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley announced today that the Senate Appropriations Committee passed a bill including $50 million for small, remote ports and $135 million for deep draft ports. Senator Merkley says he fought to include the critical funding in the Energy and Water Appropriations bill after it was slashed from the President's budget.

Clatsop Community College has joined an innovative initiative to strengthen nursing education throughout Oregon. The Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education (OCNE) is a partnership of community colleges and the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Nursing. Key goals of OCNE include increasing access to baccalaureate education in nursing and promoting broad faculty collaboration to enhance training.

MONDAY MAY 25, 2015



In what may be the first of many drought-related activities this year, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife rescheduled the planned release of trophy trout in five North Coast lakes.

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