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Edward Stratton

Education/Coast Guard Reporter
Stratton, Edward

Great Ocean has big dreams, little reality

- Great Ocean Capital Holdings' proposal to develop a private shipping Port in Astoria appear to be stalled, if not a phantom.

Ideas span Columbia, West Coast

- Capt. H.Y. Chen's proposals through Great Ocean span the West Coast of the Americas, but provides little substance.

Astoria Ford site for sale

- The site of the last major auto dealership in Astoria is on the market.

Smoke, vape shop opens downtown

- The newest downtown venture of Yosef "Joe" Alburati covers all things smoking and vaping.

Pinnipeds by the score

- Humans, sea lions and seals alike are sharing in the bounty of the Columbia River.

Port could have audit ready for budgeting season

- The Port of Astoria could have an audit to help guide its upcoming budgeting sessions.

AHS graduates get boost Monday

- Monday is all about Astoria High School seniors.

A space for veterans becoming civilians

- Clatsop Community College has opened a Veterans Service Center to help the returning waves of veterans.

Few challengers for May 19 special election

- The May 19 Special Districts Elections are looking pretty one-sided.

Astoria could revisit enterprise zone

- Nemlowill tells Port of disappointment

‘We’re really all one here’: CEDR awards honor partnerships, innovation, service

- Clatsop Economic Development Resources honored private-public partnerships.

Bubble tea craze pops in Seaside

- The Karols started The Tea Spot in Seaside’s Heritage Square, next to staples like the Seaside Candyman and Wheel Fun Rentals, hoping to catch the spring break rush.

Dirt to delicious: North Coast Food Web aims to grow it, sell it, then serve it

- The North Coast Food Web, a central connector for a small-scale collection of growers in the lower Columbia River region, might soon have a headquarters.

Pier 3 Boatyard lands a reprieve

- Instead of closing by April 1, the Pier 3 boatyard will have its own committee.

This is a spring chicken: Small farms make way with new rules

- In their day jobs, Kelly Huckestein an Sam Seulean work at the Astoria Coop Grocery. At home, they hope to become part of a growing number of local farmers.

Here’s pi in your eye: Annual celebration honors math, Einstein and pie

- Pi Day celebrated the mathematical constant and supported the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Clatsop Community College.

Senator calls for transparency in boatyard issue

- The boatyard will be the hottest topic at Tuesday's Port of Astoria Commission meeting.

Not just a simulation: CCC trains students on almost anything maritime

- Clatsop Community College can now train students on anything from a tugboat to an LNG carrier.

Hoppes: Schools could get shortchanged

- Astoria Superintendent Craig Hoppes is part of a call to arms for more school funding.

Astoria High School ponders advanced placement courses

- Honors might not be good enough for Astoria High School, which seeks Advanced Placement courses.

Voters boost coffers at College

- Clatsop Community College has the most revenues over expenditures it's had in a long time, thanks to Clatsop County voters.

Toledo expands boatyard, while Astoria’s closes

- While the Port of Astoria looks to close its boatyard, Toledo is spending more than $6 million to expand its.

Port plan for marine cluster erodes

- The Port of Astoria's grand plans for a Pier 3 marine industrial cluster have eroded over the years, now largely replaced by logs.

Boatyard closure raises alarm

- Port of Astoria tenants question whether boatyard closure is environmental benevolence or to clear space for logs.

How big can you be, Astoria?

- Great Ocean Regional Center LLC, has big plans for Astoria.

A Head Start for little ones

- Head Start has some new directors, new challenges and new projects.

Being cool with school

- The P-3 Early Learning Council finds several ways to get parents the information to help their budding kindergarteners.

Enterprise zone gets Port green light

- The Port of Astoria Commission became the first governing body to approve the Clatsop Enterprise Zone.

Warrenton School Board reprimands one of own

- Kelly Simonsen, an elected board member for the Warrenton-Hammond School District, was publicly censured by her peers Monday night.

Packed to the gills with poets: Salty wordsmiths wash up in Astoria for FisherPoets

- More than 80 salty wordsmiths from around the U.S., British Columbia and Finland washed up in Astoria this weekend for the FisherPoets Gathering.

Cold Stream: Astorian opens his West Coast combination boat for tours

- Fisherpoet Dave Densmore gave landlubbers a look inside a wooden fishing boat this weekend on Pier 39

Boone brings eight bills to state

- State Rep. Deborah Boone hopes to make the Oregon Resilience Plan a deeper state priority.

Kids raise their heart rates and funds

- Jump Rope for Heart brought in more than $10,000 in Clatsop County for the American Heart Association.

Odie B’s is keeping kids covered

- Odie B's took up where 5 'Lil Monkeys left off.

Betsy’s bills: State senator tackles Hanthorn Cannery lease, levee bills, more

- State Sen. Betsy Johnson is the chief sponsor of 26 bills, among them one at the request of local developer Floyd Holcom.

Lawsuits paint grim picture of Port under Weston

- Colleen Browne and Tami Herman, two Port of Astoria employees fired late last year and now suing their former employer and the Port's former interim director.

CYBORG Seagulls are ready to recycle

- The robot-building season for 25 Seaside and Astoria students on the C.Y.B.O.R.G. Seagulls robotics team ended Feb. 17.

Students quiz Sen. Ron Wyden on school costs

- Ron Wyden held his 719th town hall as a U.S. senator Friday at Astoria High School.

‘Mega Sink’ is a mess: South Jetty captures more than its share of plastic junk

- More than a quarter ton of microplastics were pulled out of a tidal inlet on Clatsop Spit earlier this month.

Two fired Port of Astoria employees file suit

- The Port of Astoria and its employee Michael Weston are being sued by two former employees. Defendants allege retaliation; seek millions in damages

Life Flight going coastal

- Life Flight will open a base in Astoria.

Changes afoot on Commercial Street

- There are some new tenants and owners on Commercial Street buildings between 12th and 15th streets.

Workshop looks at keeping businesses in the family

- March 2 and 3, Clatsop Economic Development Resources (CEDR) offers a seminar for family owned businesses on succession planning.

Port is afloat in first 6 months

- For the first time in more than a year, the Port of Astoria presented financial statements.

Riverwalk Inn owner beholden to many

- Astoria hotelier and arcade entrepreneur owes a lot of money to a lot of people.

Find the balance: Speaker urges economic, environmental harmony

- Columbia Land Trust Director Glenn Lamb called for a benevolent balance of humans and nature.

Online academy is open to out-of-district students

- Beginning March 1 through April 1 of each year, students do not have to have permission from their resident district to attend a school district outside their resident district, as long as the district that they plan to att...

Bunun Fortune escapes Astoria

- After a six-day loading turned into two weeks amid labor-shipper contract standoffs, the Bunun Fortune finally made it out of Astoria.

Another $90,000 goes to Knappa schools coffer

- The Knappa Schools Foundation auction raised nearly $80,000 as of Monday afternoon.

Festival of Dark Arts: A dark carnival comes to town

- The dark, stout carnival hit Astoria this past weekend.