The Daily Astorian takes a look back at some of the most memorable images from Clatsop County during the past year. Young people stood out this year, whether it was urging people to vote or demonstrating against the threat of violence in schools. Viewers might notice several drone photos — the newly acquired tool allows a new look at familiar subjects.
Fireworks display in Astoria
The fireworks display in Astoria drew hundreds of people to the Riverwalk and the East Mooring Basin.
The top of the Astoria Column
Visitors to the Astoria Column admire the view from the top.
Children play on a swing set on the beach
Children play on a swing set on the beach near Seaside as the sun sets in smoky conditions.
Did you vote?
Burke Matthews, left, and Josh Shipley hold up signs in front of Astoria High School on Election Day.
A walkout at Astoria High School
Astoria High School students hold up signs during a walkout in March to protest gun violence.
Murres released near Haystack Rock
Lisa Habecker and Ellison Randall release young common murres into the surf near Haystack Rock.
Fall cranberry harvest at Bogh Farm
Justin Bogh moves cranberries through one of the Bogh Farm bogs during the fall harvest.
Walking through the surf at Cannon Beach
People walk near the surf at Cannon Beach.
Coast Guard training exercise
Emergency personnel transport a member of the Coast Guard playing the role of a victim out of the water during a training exercise.
Waves crash over the South Jetty at Fort Stevens State Park
Waves crash over the South Jetty at Fort Stevens State Park as people take to the observation tower to watch a storm.
A late February winter storm
Snow kept most people away from the downtown district in Astoria during a late February winter storm.
A musher heads down the trail in the Iditarod
A musher heads down the trail during the 2018 Iditarod in McGrath, Alaska.
Firefighter at a controlled burn
A Warrenton firefighter checks on hotspots during a controlled burn of a building near the high school.
A herd of elk grazes in Hammond
A herd of elk grazes on a median in Hammond.
Electrical linemen train at Camp Rilea
A training facility at Camp Rilea is set up to closely mimic conditions linemen will encounter in the field.
Gearhart centennial parade
Bubbles float through the crowd at the centennial parade in Gearhart.
Brown pelican treated at wildlife center
Josh Saranpaa, executive director of the Wildlife Center of the North Coast, holds a brown pelican being treated at the facility.
North Jetty repairs near Cape Disappointment
Workers use heavy equipment to make repairs to the North Jetty near Cape Disappointment.
Halloween decorations in Astoria
Adelia Lippold and Maevri Bergerson admire Halloween decorations at a home in Astoria designed by Randy Harris and Lisa Morley.
Welding on a fishing vessel
Joaquin Cruz takes a look at his work while welding on board a fishing vessel at the Port of Astoria.
Evelyn the chicken — beauty pageant contestant
Brent Rueff holds up Evelyn the chicken which has moved on to the final round of a national beauty contest.
Vehicles cross over the Astoria Bridge
Vehicles cross over the Astoria Bridge prior to the arrival of an inspection team.
Visual artist Jeff Daly checks his latest project
Visual artist Jeff Daly of Astoria checks the lights on his newest project.
A rally against sanctuary law repeal
People gather at a rally in Astoria in July to protest a measure that would have repealed Oregon’s sanctuary law.
Common murre treated at wildlife center
Pauline Baker treats a common murre that was brought to the Wildlife Center of the North Coast.
A marching band in the Astoria Regatta parade
A marching band plays music for the audience at the 2018 Astoria Regatta parade.
Firefighters monitor a prescribed burn
Firefighters monitor a prescribed burn of a building intended for demolition near the Warrenton High School.
Coast Guard rescue exercise
Coast Guard personnel are maintaining essential services without pay during a government shutdown.
A fire simulation facility at MERTS campus
Kurt Donaldson works the controls in a fire simulation facility at the MERTS campus near Astoria.