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Edward Stratton

Education/Business/Port of Astoria Reporter
Stratton, Edward

Tug escorts needed if oil tanker traffic on the Columbia River increases

- Study finds risk of oil spills low, but concerning

Hampton Lumber CEO prefers talks, not tariffs, on Canadian lumber imports

- Hampton Lumber operates lumber mills in Oregon, Washington state and British Columbia

Former Ship Inn staffer ships out to a food cart

- The Ship Inn closed in April after the property was purchased by a hotel developer

A Columbia River gillnetter joins historical collection at maritime museum

- The Endeavor joins a lineup spanning the 1910s to ’60s

Locals get credit for investing in downtown Astoria landmark

- The Mary & Nellie Flavel Building has several new tenants in line, along with a holiday bazaar in the former Sears storefront next weekend

Abandoned boat at Tongue Point throws one last headache at Port of Astoria

- The fishing boat Recruit was abandoned at North Tongue Point several years ago

Warrenton schools secure state grant for tech center

- The career-readiness grant will be coupled with Measure 98 funds meant to expand college and career-technical offerings

Tongue Point in Astoria changes ownership

- The Port of Astoria has leased North Tongue Point since 2009, but struggled to attract investment

Clatsop, Columbia transit networks look at linking

- Sunset Empire partners with transit programs in Columbia, Tillamook, Lincoln and Benton counties

Everyday People: New Astoria school liaison provides family support

- Astoria’s new family and school liaison job was funded through money earmarked by the state

Military rescued hundreds of people during 2007 storm

- Flooding concentrated in Vernonia in Oregon and along Chehalis River in Washington

Port of Astoria, Life Flight close to deal for new airport base

- A bond to pay for the development of the southern end of the Astoria Regional Airport narrowly failed this year

New buildings planned for Sixth and Marine in Astoria

- Trabucco plans to submit a conditional use permit to the Astoria Planning Commission next month.

Private investment preserves affordable housing in Warrenton

- Residents at Alder Court are seniors and people with disabilities

Downtown Astoria merchants focus on holiday experience

- Association looks for ways to encourage patronage of small shops

Port of Astoria looks to add eyes on central waterfront

- Cruise ship passengers stopping in Astoria have increased the emphasis on security

Port of Astoria activates stormwater treatment system

- The stormwater treatment system was activated nearly 14 months after the initial deadline

Warrenton volunteers provide well-fed Thanksgiving weekend

- Healthy Kids also provides food backpacks for 300 kids each weekend

Port of Astoria affirms plan to leave North Tongue Point

- Staff estimate the Port has lost $2 million in net revenue since leasing North Tongue Point in 2009.

Judge limits Riverwalk Inn damages against Port of Astoria

- A jury last month awarded Param Hotel Corp. $202,430 in economic damages and nearly $3.8 million for fraud claim

Ilwaco lends Astoria a hand, and a dredge for the West End Mooring Basin

- Ilwaco has a small hydraulic suction dredge — a waterborne aardvark that loosens and sucks up sediment before piping it away for disposal.

Once a student, later a teacher, now a Coast Guard lifeboat school chief

- O’Meara is the head of the National Motor Lifeboat School, training the next generation of ‘surfmen’

Clatsop college president says students need grit, goals

- About 70 percent of recent high school graduates require at least one remedial course, Breitmeyer said

Victims’ advocacy group relocates in downtown Astoria

- Thrift store will remain in Norblad for now

Astoria-Warrenton chamber to change directors

- Hauke said he first talked to Reid two years ago during one of the chamber’s Business After Hours networking events about being his successor

Clatsop County student homelessness continues to grow

- More than 80 percent of all students reported as homeless in Clatsop County were living with others after the loss of housing

Warrenton mobile home park tenants become landlords

- The Community And Shelter Assistance Corp. has helped residents purchase 13 mobile home parks in Oregon since 2008

College tobacco policy focuses on education, being neighborly

- Smoking is already restricted to designated areas

Astoria diabetes educator makes a walk in the park

- Bell has created an indoor walking path through stylistic elements of the Southwest and tropical islands

Astoria ferry makes Restore Oregon’s most endangered list

- The nonprofit Astoria Ferry Group is restoring the Tourist No. 2

Clatsop Community College rededicates hall honoring veterans

- Patriot Hall was originally an annex of Astoria High School

Astoria’s damaged Doughboy Monument on track for repair

- Dedicated in 1926, the monument was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984

Columbia Memorial donation aids Clatsop nursing program

- The hospital has hired many nursing graduates from the college

Daughter like father at Trina and Ron’s

- Hunt’s father, Rodney Mullins, still runs Rod’s Lamplighter Restaurant in Seaview, Wash.

Business Oregon pushes Port of Astoria to think strategically

- The Port last updated its strategic plan in 2010 to emphasize log exports

Astoria installs new security systems at three schools

- Administrators want to improve security

Wrestling coming to Astoria Armory

- The Friends of the Astoria Armory are closing in on a loan with Craft3 to purchase and improve the aging venue

Model for communities, river traffic

- Tsunami grant prepares Coast for the Big One

Thai cuisine returns to Astoria with downtown food cart

- Mai Tong Thai Food is the first Thai eatery since Blue Ocean Thai Cuisine closed several years ago

Columbia dredging keeps open last interstate ferry between Oregon, Washington

- Corps has overseen maintenance of the channel for Wahkiakum County’s ferry since 1994

Astoria Co-op meets fundraising goal, but still selling shares

- Investors raise $1.5 million for larger store

Medicare options for health care dwindle in Clatsop County

- CareOregon downsizes choices for seniors

Facilities specialist appointed to fill vacancy on Astoria School Board

- Lindstrom is a native Astorian with kids in Astoria Middle School and Lewis and Clark Elementary School

Maritime museum makes Jones second in command

- New to working for a museum, Jones is an experienced hand in the regional maritime industry and personnel management

Clatsop County schools struggle with absenteeism

- Seaside led the county in missed school days

New buildings planned for Sixth and Marine in Astoria

- Trabucco plans to submit a conditional use permit to the Astoria Planning Commission next month.

Port of Astoria, boat owner spar over unpaid moorage


The Port of Astoria is headed to arbitration with a charter boat owner the agency is suing for unpaid moorage.

The Port in August sued Henry Tomingas, owner of the passenger ship Wilderness Explorer, for $10,000 in...

Astoria Ferry Group project back off the rocks

- Historic vessel could dock at Pier 39 for public tours

Clatsop Community College board member resigns for job move

- Wingard took a position as a land use planner covering the southern Willamette Valley and tendered his resignation to the college Sunday.

Federal grant helps prepare the coast for a tsunami

- Model for communities, river traffic