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Recreation district ends shower voucher program
Posted: July 27, 2014 - 3:17 am

The Sunset Empire Park & Recreation District terminated its free shower voucher program in the name of public safety, but anyone still can pay $2 to shower at the district’s pool facility.

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Mayor Don Larson seeks election to fourth term
Updated: July 27, 2014 - 3:22 am

The speculation is over. Don Larson, the longstanding mayor of Seaside, officially announced he will be running for his fourth term in the general election Nov. 5.

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New principal hired for Gearhart Elementary School
Updated: July 27, 2014 - 3:22 am

The Seaside School District has hired a new principal for Gearhart Elementary School to fill the vacancy left by Melissa Linder.

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Helping Hands prepares to launch Clastop Salmon Classic
Updated: July 27, 2014 - 3:22 am

Salmon fishing does not often bear a strong connection to stifling hunger and homelessness in the community, but Helping Hands’ Clatsop Salmon Classic is out to change that for the second time around.

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Relay for Life
Updated: July 27, 2014 - 3:22 am

Participants in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life began the weekend event with the first lap around the Seaside High School track last Saturday. Twenty-six teams, 316 participants and 87 survivors participated in the relay. They raised an estimated $62,000 for the cancer society. Donations for the 2014 Relay for Life can be made until Aug. 31, but donations to the cancer society will be accepted any time.

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Obituary: Susan (Rice) 'Sue' Grenon
Updated: July 27, 2014 - 3:11 am

Susan “Sue” Grenon, 70, of Seaside, OR, passed away peacefully on July 15, 2014, at Marquis Autumn Hills memory care unit in Portland, OR, following a long battle with dementia.

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Obituary: Lorraine Minnie Spillman
Posted: July 27, 2014 - 3:09 am

Lorraine Minnie Spillman, of Seaside, Ore., died July 18, 2014, at home, with her family by her side. She was 89. Lorraine was born Dec. 8, 1924, in Albert Lea Freeborn, Minn., to Oscar and Clara (Rushfelt) Hamburg.

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Obituary: Shirley Jean (Wilson) Frandsen
Posted: July 27, 2014 - 3:07 am

Shirley Jean (Wilson) Frandsen passed peacefully on June 28, 2014, at the age of 84, in Seaside, Ore.

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Tsunami Skippers jump into nationals competition
Posted: May 31, 2014 - 12:59 am

The USA Jump Rope tournament is only a hop, skip and a jump away for Seaside’s Tsunami Skippers.

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Gull golfers swing into state championship
Updated: May 31, 2014 - 1:02 am

For the first time since 1975, the Seaside High School boys golf team has brought home the state championship.

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Seaside boys, Kawasoe, Hinton score titles
Posted: May 16, 2014 - 8:33 pm

The District 1/4A boys’ golf title is finally back with Seaside.

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Golf balls drop for fundraiser
Posted: May 16, 2014 - 8:34 pm

Two thousand golf balls were dropped from a helicopter over the Astoria Golf & Country Club May 10 as part of a fundraiser for the Assistance League of the Columbia Pacific. The balls were marked with donors’ numbers, and those that landed closest to the designated pin won prizes. The league raised $10,000 to buy clothing for kids in need in Clatsop County.

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Soccer tryouts slated
Posted: May 16, 2014 - 8:35 pm

Classic Soccer team tryouts for all boys and girls entering fifth to eighth grades are from 4 to 5:30 p.m. June 1 and 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 3 at the Warrenton Soccer Fields.

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Column: Visiting deer, patriotic concerts and splendid drummers
Posted: July 27, 2014 - 2:44 am

On June 18, a young deer hopped the fence in my back yard and stumbled into the grass. It seemed as though she had been running – maybe crossing the highway.

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Column: A look to the future repeats actions of the past
Posted: July 27, 2014 - 2:47 am

Seaside has a long and storied past, and it’s something we often celebrate and reflect on with the fantastic old-time photos found throughout our community.

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Column: Seaside residents expect the best in their library
Posted: July 15, 2014 - 1:58 am

The more time I spend in Seaside, the more I realize how many amazing things we do as a small town. As part of the city’s visioning Seaside for 2034 project, people ask me what I have been seeing as a pattern for the future.

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Column: A birthday and the U.S. flag: a time for celebration
Posted: July 15, 2014 - 1:57 am

On the last day of May, we attended a birthday party for Rosie Thiers at the home of Debbie Vail and Laurel Adelman. Such a fun time. Those girls are great hosts.

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Column: Recalling childish beliefs and a supportive father
Posted: June 27, 2014 - 6:49 pm

I am writing this just before Father’s Day, and, as is usually the case at this time of year, which also happens to be near my father’s birth date, I spend a great deal of time reminiscing about him.

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Campers learn where vegetables come from by getting their hands dirty
Updated: July 27, 2014 - 3:04 am

A small group of students meandered through the Sunny Pool Community Garden last week, intently listening as their program leader, Mary Blake, stopped in front of various plots to release exclamations of excitement and share information about various fruits, vegetables and herbs growing there.

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Garhofer represents Seaside on Regatta Court
Posted: July 26, 2014 - 3:48 pm

Hannah Garhofer, daughter of Neal and Liza Garhofer, a junior at Seaside High School, is a member of the Astoria Regatta Festival Court.

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Annual garden tour to be held this weekend
Posted: July 26, 2014 - 3:41 pm

Those who want to know more about Seaside’s colorful downtown gardens will have the opportunity to ask questions during a garden tour on Sunday, July 27.

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Capturing a moment
Posted: July 26, 2014 - 3:40 pm

Oregon painter Judith Fredrikson, who captured a butterfly in a watercolor painting, is the featured artist at the Trail’s End Gallery in August. Fredrikson will discuss her work during a reception beginning at 5 p.m. Aug. 2 in the gallery during the Gearhart Art Walk.

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Carmela Newstead focus of artist reception at Fairweather’s
Posted: July 26, 2014 - 3:41 pm

Painter Carmela Newstead will be featured at an opening artist reception from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 25 at Fairweather House and Garden.

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Rogue Bergerson at 2013 Pac Rim

Warrenton wrestler Rogue Bergerson wrestles for the title at 106 pounds, in the 2013 Pac Rim W...

2012 Cowapa XC Championships

Astoria's Aurora Olson and Seaside's Brett Willyard talk about their performances in the 2012 Cow...

2012 Cowapa XC Championships
Video: Three Course Challenge

The Three Course Challenge is an annual cross country meet held at Camp Rilea and hosted by Seasi...

Video: Three Course Challenge
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Seaside City Council

Mayor Don Larson (503) 738-5011

Councilor Tim Tolan (503) 738-0982

Councilor Dana Phillips (503) 738-9413

Councilor Stubby Lyons (503) 738-5387

Councilor Don Johnson (503) 738-7535

Councilor Tita Montero (503) 440-4454

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Clatsop County Commissioners

District 2

Patrica Roberts

P.O. Box 2847, Gearhart, OR 97138

(503) 738-8695 • email: proberts@co.clatsop.or.us

District 5

Debra Birkby

79829 Gelinksy Rd., Arch Cape, OR 97102

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State Representative, District 32

Deborah Boone (D)

900 Court Street NE, Ste. H-376, Salem, OR 97301

(503) 986-1432 or PO Box 657, Cannon Beach, OR 97110

(503) 717-4655 • rep.deborahboone@state.or.us

State Representative, District 1

Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D)

12725 SW Millikan Way, Suite 220

Beaverton, OR 97005

Phone: (503) 469-6010

Fax: (503) 469-6018

Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM Toll Free: (800) 422-4003


State Senator, District 16

Betsy Johnson

900 Court St., S-125, Salem, OR 97301


email: sen.betsyjohnson@state.or.us.


John Kitzhaber

PO Box 4593, Portland, OR 97208

(503) 206-5960 • E-mail: john@johnkitzhaber.com

US Senate

Jeff Merkley, Senator (D)

B40B Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.

Washington, D.C. 20510

(202) 224-3753 • email: senator@merkley.senate/gov

Ron Wyden, Senator (D)

700 NE Multnomah St., Suite 450

Portland, OR 97232

(503) 326-7525

or 230 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.

Washington, D.C. 20510

email: wyden.state.gov/contact.html

Secretary of State

Kate Brown (D)

136 State Capitol

Salem, OR 97301

(503) 986-1523

E-mail: executive-office@sosinet.sos.state.or.us