Category Archives: Daily Astorian

A monument to dairy opens in Tillamook

Let them eat cheese — and ice cream, yogurt, butter and probably sour cream. The new Tillamook Creamery opened to the public on Wednesday. Source: A monument to dairy opens in Tillamook – Local News – The Daily Astorian

New research project at Haystack Rock to study why tufted puffins are disappearing

Study will be first of its kind on the Oregon Coast. Tufted puffins have been on the decline at Haystack Rock for decades, and no one really understands why. This summer, a $15,000 donation from the Friends of Haystack Rock will enable the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to study what factors are keeping puffin […]
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Load violations threaten Astoria waterfront bridges

Six waterfront bridges in Astoria slated to be replaced over the next two years could close to vehicle traffic immediately if load limits continue to be ignored. Inspectors hired by the Oregon Department of Transportation saw multiple vehicles that exceeded the 3-ton load limit drive over the bridges during a recent annual inspection. Under the load […]
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Port director hopes for citywide enterprise zone

Jim Knight, the executive director of the Port of Astoria, is hoping the Astoria City Council will designate the entire waterfront an enterprise zone. Enterprise zones provide a state property tax break for three to five years for manufacturers, processors, shippers, call centers and headquarters. Hotel and resort businesses are also eligible in some enterprise […]
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Fire season approaches in Clatsop County

Season starts Tuesday. Fire season and a burn ban in Clatsop County will begin next week. The season will begin Tuesday at 1 a.m., the state Department of Forestry announced. The season is declared annually on both public and private lands when the department finds that fire hazards exist. Source: Fire season approaches in Clatsop […]
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Clatsop County unemployment falls below 4 percent

Mark was 3.9 percent in May. Seasonally adjusted unemployment dipped below 4 percent in Clatsop County in May, according to state statistics. Seasonally adjusted figures compare expected with actual employment. Source: Clatsop County unemployment falls below 4 percent – Local News – The Daily Astorian

Camp Rilea school juices electrical workforce 

A path to an apprenticeship. Between the retirement of baby boomers and the need to build and replace the nation’s electrical infrastructure, the demand for power line workers is surging, with an expected 14 percent growth rate by 2026. The next generation of workers is training in a pole barn and field of de-energized power […]
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Guest column: Don’t continue to deny homeless problem

Set aside distractions and begin chipping away at challenge. The experience of homelessness has reached epidemic proportions in our nation and, sadly, the North Coast is not immune. People are experiencing homelessness for a wide variety of reasons, and there does not seem to be a definitive age, gender, background, ethnicity, family makeup or mental […]
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With peak tourism season upon the North Coast, hospitality industry left with job vacancies

Affordable housing, lack of training factors in worker shortage. With the height of tourism season approaching, many in the restaurant and lodging industry will face throngs of visitors with incomplete crews. The worker shortage on the North Coast is a consistent but growing problem. With Clatsop County’s unemployment rate hovering around 4 percent, employers across […]
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Environmental, fishing groups sue Oregon over coho salmon

The lawsuit challenges the state’s logging policies in the Clatsop State Forest and the Tillamook State Forest. A coalition of environmental and fishing groups filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against Oregon, alleging logging in the state’s two largest forests is threatening the survival of coho salmon that breed in streams flowing through the coastal region. […]
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