Monthly Archives: February 2018

Coast Guard responds to nearly 30 accidents off Oregon, Washington state coasts during crab season

The Coast Guard has responded to an average of nearly one marine accident per day since the start of the commercial Dungeness crab season. Since the season started Jan. 15, the agency has responded to 28 accidents, according to a … Continue reading

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A look at the realities of life as a first responder – The Spokesman

ALBANY, Ore. – “What’s the worst thing you’ve ever seen?” That’s a question people ask paramedics all the time, according to Matt Johnson, a 26-year-old firefighter/paramedic at Albany Fire Station 12. Two of his fellow firefighters, paramedic Alex Funicello, 24, … Continue reading

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Oregon Coast in March: Ocean Film Series, Native Plants Talk

Oregon Coast in March: Ocean Film Series, Native Plants Talk Published 02/24/2018 at 4:05 PM PDT By Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff (Oregon Coast) – Native plants of the Oregon coast and a film series on various aspects of the … Continue reading

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Elk take refuge in Oregon coast towns

WARRENTON, Ore. — While residents sat at City Hall in early February and asked their mayor what could be done about elk roaming downtown, five young bull elk nibbled grass in front of a house several blocks away. Warrenton isn’t … Continue reading

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Monster Underwater Volcano Off Oregon Coast is Subject of Cannon Beach Talk

Monster Underwater Volcano Off Oregon Coast is Subject of Cannon Beach Talk Published 02/24/2018 at 5:45 PM PDT By Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff (Cannon Beach, Oregon) – Beneath the waves off the Oregon coast lurk some powerful reminders the … Continue reading

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OSU boosting Newport marine research center – The Register

NEWPORT — For more than 50 years, Oregon State has had an unassuming outpost on a spit of land near the mouth of Newport’s Yaquina Bay. Much of the university’s coastal campus looks like an aging high school, with its … Continue reading

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Engine explosion stalls cargo ship off Oregon, SW Washington coast

An explosion caused by an engine malfunction stalled a cargo ship en route Longview, Washington, Thursday, the Coast Guard said in a release. Crew members aboard the Federal Iris, a 653-foot bulk vessel, called for an emergency tow 120 miles … Continue reading

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Green Rush Blues: Can Sustainable Farmers Survive Marijuana …

The California counties of Humboldt, Mendocino and Trinity, which comprise the Emerald Triangle, emerged as the epicenter of domestic cannabis cultivation in the late 1970s and early ‘80s. After the Golden State legalized medical marijuana in 1996, the nascent cannabis … Continue reading

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8 things to do in and around Portland this weekend

Introducing “8 things to do this weekend,” a sampling of what Portland has to offer each weekend. Don’t let the forecast scare you. There are plenty of ways to get out and enjoy a couple of days off. 1. The … Continue reading

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Business Briefs for February 2018

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Chef Harley Badger, left, is pictured encouraging a student at Tongue Point Job Corps. Community Radio receives grant ASTORIA — Coast Community Radio (CCR), the non-profit radio station in the Columbia-Pacific region, recently received a $10,000 grant from … Continue reading

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