Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) is leading Oregon's congressional delegation in opposition to a plan by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to remove weather monitoring Buoy 46089. The buoy, which sits 85 nautical miles west of Tillamook, Oregon, provides critical early warning data for oncoming storms. NOAA cited cost concerns in a December 2012 announcement of plans to remove the buoy upon its failure. Bonamici and other Oregon lawmakers support repairing the buoy instead.
Each year the Astoria Historic Landmarks Commission honors those who have worked to preserve the town's past through the restoration of an historic building and the time has come for nominations.
The Hatfield Marine Science Center will open an exhibit in March featuring a slice of a Japanese dock ripped loose during an earthquake and tsunami and washed up ashore near Newport last year.
During a work session the Clatsop County Commission heard a presentation from Veterans' Services Officer Phil Simmons, who asked the commissioners to consider increasing his level of compensation under the veterans services contract.
by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn
ASTORIA, Ore. — We often hear about the rescuer. The brave act of the hero who dangles at the end of a helicopter cable to retrieve the imperiled hiker stranded on a ledge, or the boat driver who mans the helm for six hours in 20-foot swells to tow a stranded fishing vessel through the storm to the safety of a harbor. Such bravery in the face of danger deserves recognition and will always make for a good story.
Oregon Emergency Management has scheduled the Tsunami Road Show at locations on the Oregon Coast in March. The event coincides with the two year anniversary of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami that struck off Japan's coast in March 2011.
The 2013 Ocean Salmon Industry Group meeting (OSIG) is scheduled for Thursday, February 28, 2013. This pre-season planning meeting will provide an early look at the 2013 salmon forecasts, and develop Oregon preferred recreational and commercial ocean salmon fishing concepts
The Coast Guard rescued three people aboard a vessel taking on water near Grays Harbor, Wash., Tuesday.
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