To celebrate Labor Day, we have chosen to focus on some of the people who help our communities function and flourish.
They repair our bridges that span the Columbia River and Youngs Bay, and fix our boats at West Coast Propeller Service in Warrenton. They are young cadets in Cannon Beach who sometime log 20 miles a day on bicycles to provide vital information to visitors.
They volunteer to protect our environment and natural resources on the beaches in front of Haystack Rock. They grow our food and make our homes beautiful with freshly cut flowers in places like Blackberry Bog Farm near Svensen.
They help our pets when the animals are sick. They fix whatever needs fixing at Repair Cafe events in Astoria. They build homes and work at restaurants, often unnoticed by the public.
And they keep us safe working for the U.S. Coast Guard by land, sea and air.
On Labor Day, we recognize the people who, on a daily basis, make life better for us — who make life on the North Coast work.