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Wind nears 85 mph, power back on for some

LONG BEACH — Power was restored to the south Long Beach Peninsula and Astoria by about 10 a.m., just as wind gusts reached a crescendo of nearly 85 mph on a high ridge just east of the Pacific Ocean.

A gust of 84.8 mph was recorded at...

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Music festival board gets overhaul
Music festival board gets overhaul
The new board will have members representing festival artists and volunteers.
‘We live our mission every day’
‘We live our mission every day’
The U.S. Coast Guard and Astoria go way back.
Youngs River Basin closes to Chinook
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced the closure to protect broodstock fish destined for the basin’s hatcheries.
Coalition’s new name, vision aims to blaze new trails between communities
Coalition’s new name, vision aims to blaze new trails between communities
The newly established Northwest Coast Trails Coalition includes about 16 members from all corners of the county.
Meet our Coast Guard
Meet our Coast Guard
Profiles of the men and women who serve on the coast
Rescue radio covers the coast
Rescue radio covers the coast
The U.S. Coast Guard covers the coastline with its emergency radio system.
Regatta board holds wrap-up
Regatta wrap-up meeting set for Sept. 3
Cape D scales back places to fillet fish
Cape D scales back places to fillet fish
Washington State Parks and Ecology department close Confluence Project fish-cleaning station citing concerns about litigation
Window to a new life: Astoria man finds his way in historic restoration
Window to a new life: Astoria man finds his way in historic restoration
Chris Gustafson is an original Astoria success story.
First Presbyterian Church dresses up
First Presbyterian Church dresses up
The First Presbyterian Church of Astoria is at the mid-point of its restoration project.
Flight perfected: Amazing week of kiting in Long Beach
Flight perfected: Amazing week of kiting in Long Beach
The annual Kite Festival drew large crowds of kite-lovers and spectators.
Mom tips off cops after son’s alleged vandalism
Mom tips off cops after son’s alleged vandalism
A local mother wasn't afraid to use some "tough love" when she suspected her son of committing a crime.
Sea stars make comeback after wasting away
Sea stars make comeback after wasting away
After a wasting disease devastated the sea star population, researchers in Cannon Beach are seeing positive results for their recovery.
Street vacation request gives Seaside City Council pause
Street vacation request gives Seaside City Council pause
Seaside City Council is considering a resident's street vacation application, but has been cautioned about setting a precedent.
Buoy 10 Chinook fishery to close Friday
Buoy 10 Chinook fishery to close Friday
Following a week of record catch rates and angler turnout, state fishery managers from Washington and Oregon today agreed to close the popular fishery several days earlier than anticipated.
On the record: Aug. 27, 2015
On the record
Job Corps graduation marks program’s success
Job Corps graduation marks program’s success
Tongue Point Job Corps Center has graduated 347 students over the last year.
U.S. Highway 30 opened after downed power lines
Closure could cause traffic delays.
Three are charged with meth, heroin possession in Seaside
Three are charged with meth, heroin possession in Seaside
Three arrested in Seaside on drug-related charges after a property search by the Clatsop County Interagency Narcotic Team and the Seaside Police Department.
OLCC rolls out plans for recreational marijuana
OLCC rolls out plans for recreational marijuana
A new fleet of inspectors and a new product tracking system are in the works.
Dismal, but documented: Historian turns Lewis and Clark journals into a narrative account
Dismal, but documented: Historian turns Lewis and Clark journals into a narrative account
Historical scholar Gary Moulton is writting a narrative account of each day of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Welcome to the fray? Port has options to run rundown waterfront hotel
Welcome to the fray? Port has options to run rundown waterfront hotel
A merry-go-round of Astoria Riverwalk Inn suitors descended on the Port of Astoria Commission's meeting Tuesday.
‘Mother of All Relays’ takes to the beach in Seaside
‘Mother of All Relays’ takes to the beach in Seaside
Seaside prepares to host finale for the Hood to Coast and Portland to Coast relay races Saturday.
Port Commission, executive director spar over micromanagement
A Port of Astoria commissioner wonders whether the director's allowed to hire people.
Point of View: Back to school memories
Point of View: Back to school memories
Point of View: Back to school