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Haul-out hurdles: Port installs  new obstacles for sea lions at the East End
Haul-out hurdles: Port installs new obstacles for sea lions at the East End
The Port of Astoria started putting up fences against sea lions Friday.

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Mock search and rescue makes it real
Mock search and rescue makes it real
Students from Astoria and Seaside high schools take part in final simulation for Community Emergency Response Team programs.
New library at Heritage Square likely an Astoria City Council goal
New library at Heritage Square likely an Astoria City Council goal
City Council had been reluctant to identify a site
Youth mind, body seminar starts Friday
The Adolescent Mind & Body Health Seminar comes to Clatsop Community College May 8 and 9.
Local citizen’s group sues Army Corps over Walmart
Local citizen’s group sues Army Corps over Walmart
Federal agency should have done more to protect wetlands, suit claims
Hold the chowder: Astoria council rejects new food cart next to the Bowpicker
Hold the chowder: Astoria council rejects new food cart next to the Bowpicker
City Council rejects new food cart next to the Bowpicker
CCC students win Information Literacy Award
CCC students win Information Literacy Award
Several students at Clatsop Community College were honored late last month for their research.
Convention center’s expansion committee considering next step
Convention center’s expansion committee considering next step
The Seaside Civic and Convention Center is exploring new ideas regarding the expansion and how it will be paid for, following concerns from residents about a suggested sales tax and the lack of infrastructure to support the project.
A school board race in Warrenton, even if by accident
A school board race in Warrenton, even if by accident
The Warrenton-Hammond School Board features one contested race, possibly by accident.
On the record: May 5, 2015
On the record
Lotteries: May 5, 2015
Lottery results
Public meetings: May 5, 2015
Public meetings
St. Helens woman died in Highway 30 crash, Warrenton woman injured
St. Helens woman died in Highway 30 crash, Warrenton woman injured
The Sheriff's Office is working a fatal motor vehicle crash at milepost 44 on U.S. Highway 30. The highway is now open.
Marine returns, just in time for lunch
Marine returns, just in time for lunch
U.S. Marine surprises his family with his return
Spring Unveiling: Forget labels, just let art flow
Spring Unveiling: Forget labels, just let art flow
Spring Unveiling is a good reminder that the work of professional artists doesn't often fit into nice little categories.
Cannon Beach tackles brush fire
Cannon Beach Fire and Rescue put out a brush fire over the weekend. No injuries reported.
Oregon health care rates up for review; to be announced Friday
Starting Friday, Oregonians could view their potential health insurance rates.
Two Astoria School Board members follow the same schedule
Two Astoria School Board members follow the same schedule
Astoria School Board incumbents Shawn Helligso and Martin Dursse are once again on the same schedule.
Astoria detective promoted to deputy chief
Detective Sergeant Eric Halverson will begin the position of Deputy Chief of Police on May 1.
Cannon Beach Chamber board looking to fill up to 3 vacancies soon
The Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for new board members.
Everyday People: Seaside surfing instructor promotes healing quality of sport
Everyday People: Seaside surfing instructor promotes healing quality of sport
Local surfing and martial arts instructor to offer one-day events for kids, families and veterans to get free surfing lessons using equipment from Cleanline Surf Shop.
Workshops offered for septic system operation
The Clatsop County Environmental Health Division is offering two free public workshops on the basics of onsite septic sewer system operations.
Community development director candidate withdraws
One candidate for Astoria's community development director has withdrawn, leaving four.
On the record: May 4, 2015
On the record
CEDR offers business workshops
Clatsop Economic Development Resources has upcoming workshops on how Excel, QuickBooks, Instagram and Pinterest can help business owners.
CCC offers advice for prospective students
On Wednesdays, Clatsop Community College teaches how to apply for college.

Local News

Haul-out hurdles: Port installs new obstacles for sea lions at the East End
The Port of Astoria started putting up fences against sea lions Friday.
Mock search and rescue makes it real
Students from Astoria and Seaside high schools take part in final simulation for Community Emergency Response Team programs.
Hold the chowder: Astoria council rejects new food cart next to the Bowpicker
CCC students win Information Literacy Award
A school board race in Warrenton, even if by accident

Coast Guard

Commanding officer of Astoria cutter temporarily relieved

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard temporarily relieved Cmdr. John R. Bitterman, commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast from...

Coast Guard cutter arrives in US with 14 tons of cocaine
The cocaine, valued by the Coast Guard at $424 million, was seized by U.S. and Canadian forces in 19 separate incidents in the eastern Pacific Ocean...
Coast Guard: Practice makes safer
Cape D Coast Guard petty officer named sector’s ‘enlisted person of the year’

Northwest

ACLU video app for people recording police comes to Colorado
ACLU video app for recordings of law enforcement encounters comes to Colorado this summer
Man accused of shooting Idaho officer, stealing patrol car
Man accused of shooting Idaho officer, stealing patrol car; lawman is in critical condition
Ill-fated Wyoming antler hunt likely will lead to review
Shellfish managers allow 4 days of razor clam digging
Correction: Arctic Cod story

Crime Reports

On the record: May 5, 2015
On the record
Family friend gets 50 years for rape, sex abuse
Nicolas Blas Martinez, 31, accused of raping a 10-year-old girl last year, was sentenced to 50 years in prison Friday in Clatsop County Circuit Court.
On the record: May 1, 2015
Beaverton man pleads to sex abuse charge
On the record: April 29, 2015

DUII

Point of View

Point of View: Cruise ships are coming to town
Point of View: Cruise ships
Point of View: How do you feel about possibly moving the Astoria Public Library to nearby Heritage Square?
The Astoria City Council has directed staff to look at moving the library to Heritage Square.
Point of View: Sea lions in town
Point of View: April Fools’ Day pranks
Point of View: Spring break

Closures

Free

Environmentalists threaten to sue over salmon recovery plan
The Oregon coast coho has been protected as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act since 2008.
St. Helens woman died in Highway 30 crash, Warrenton woman injured
The Sheriff's Office is working a fatal motor vehicle crash at milepost 44 on U.S. Highway 30. The highway is now open.
Marine returns, just in time for lunch
Volcano may be erupting off Oregon, Washington coast
Rage to relief in Baltimore as six officers charged in death

Politics

Two Astoria School Board members follow the same schedule
Astoria School Board incumbents Shawn Helligso and Martin Dursse are once again on the same schedule.
Many May 19 races are uncontested
The May 19 special district election is a mostly one-sided affair.
Bill restoring payments to timber counties passes Senate
Democratic schools budget clears Oregon House
Lincoln Dinner: Pacific County, Wash., GOP candidates and constituents chow down

Fishing

Oregon, Washington extend spring chinook seasons again
Chinook season will reopen for one day on Saturday and again from May 16 through June 15 on the lower Columbia, from Tongue Point upstream to...
Environmentalists threaten to sue over salmon recovery plan
The Oregon coast coho has been protected as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act since 2008.
Spring chinook fishery reopens this weekend on lower Columbia
Lower Columbia select-area gillnetting delayed a week
Buckmaster appointed to Fish and Wildlife Commission

History

Nation/World

AP Top U.S. News At 9:52 p.m. EDT
Capital murder indictment returned in U.Va. slaying case
Doubts raised about Islamic State's claim in Texas attack
Islamic State group takes responsibility for Texas attack but experts raise doubts about claim
Ferguson mulls removing Brown shrine from middle of street
Woman accused of cutting baby from womb will stand trial
Monmouth Park close to breaking even fiscally

Special Reports

Education

Mock search and rescue makes it real
Students from Astoria and Seaside high schools take part in final simulation for Community Emergency Response Team programs.
CCC students win Information Literacy Award
Several students at Clatsop Community College were honored late last month for their research.
Youth mind, body seminar starts Friday
Masons honor top Warrenton scholars
Help AHS junior get to Stanford

Friday Extra

Dance Theatre of Harlem
Dancers as drawn by Noel Thomas
Parting Shot: Night sky
A boiler at night
Tagged orca makes close approach to Cape Disappointment State Park
Civil War-era shell makes a big ‘boom’
Vintage workhorse: Carriage Museum creates space for vehicles that earned a living

Port of Astoria

Haul-out hurdles: Port installs new obstacles for sea lions at the East End
The Port of Astoria started putting up fences against sea lions Friday.
Port of Astoria approves new projects
The Port of Astoria Commission approved a couple of big projects Tuesday night.
Port to fence off sea lions
Port answers lawsuit: Attorney denies allegations against Weston, Port of Astoria
Could Port couple cleanup and boatyard?