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Warrenton man arrested for allegedly making hoax calls to the Coast Guard

A Warrenton man was arrested Friday for allegedly making 40 false mayday calls to the Coast Guard that prompted numerous rescue responses in 2016. Bud O'Neil Burkleo, 35, appeared in Portland before a federal judge Friday on a five-count indictment. Hoax distress calls can lead to a prison sentence

DAILY ASTORIAN - 2018-03-23 15:53:11

Woman left kids behind after drunken wreck, authorities allege

OCEAN PARK - Police and witnesses say a drunk driver left her two young children behind when she fled the scene of a wreck on March 21. On the fence Seagee Ranae Anderson, 31, of Ocean Park, was allegedly driving her silver Honda Element southbound Sandridge Road near 247th Place at about 6 p.m., wh

CHINOOKOBSERVER.COM - 2018-03-23 15:39:57

Certain local rivers will close completely to game fishing on March 31

There is plenty to do in the outdoors in March if you live on Grays Harbor. On the bright side of things the days are getting longer and the temperatures are supposed to be getting warmer. Folks have been taking advantage of some razor clam digs earlier this month. It seems those opportunities will

DAILY WORLD - 2018-03-24 05:00:00

Two downtown rides could be shut down Sunday

LONG BEACH - The cheap thrill of getting a screaming deal from the city is about to come to a halt for the owners of the carnival-style rides downtown. Russell Maize and Chris Summerer got a permit in June that allowed their for-profit amusement park free use of two to three dozen public parking spa

CHINOOKOBSERVER.COM - 2018-03-23 15:43:25

Oregon woman accused of cooking pet Chihuahua to death in her oven

A Warrenton woman was arrested after police say she killed her Chihuahua by cooking it in an oven. Noelle Georgia Moor, 28, faces first-degree animal abuse charges in the 7-year-old dog's death, Clatsop County court records show. An officer found the deceased pet inside Moore's stove Tuesday, reco


God's Thumb rescue a reminder of cliff's dangers

LINCOLN CITY - The rescue last week of two men stranded more than 200 feet up a Roads End cliff drew new attention to the perils of a scenic attraction called God's Thumb. On Friday, March 16, the crew of a U.S. Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Newport plucked the duo from Junction City off

NEWPORT NEWS-TIMES - 2018-03-23 03:13:31

Corps Wants to Take 500 Cormorant Eggs to Support Salmon

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants to take 500 eggs from double-breasted cormorant nests to protect juvenile salmon in the Columbia River. The Daily Astorian reports Friday that The Audubon Society of Portland wants the agency to halt its efforts to reduce the number of bird

KXL - 2018-03-23 19:08:05

Tsunami experts to help Pacific County prepare

PACIFIC COUNTY - Tsunami and earthquake experts are coming to help people here get ready to survive a disaster. Pacific County Emergency Management Director Scott McDougall is expecting a lot of interest after the tsunami watch this winter. Many coastal residents awoke to the first of four emergency

CHINOOKOBSERVER.COM - 2018-03-23 15:52:53

Columbia River anglers face stricter constraints as low salmon returns loom

Conditions in the Pacific Ocean continue to improve for salmon. The giant patch of warm, oxygen-poor water that formed off the coast, called "The Blob," is breaking up. The warming El Nino conditions are giving way to colder La Nina conditions. And that is where the list of good news ends. Unfortuna


Warrenton woman arrested for cooking dog alive

A Warrenton woman was arrested Tuesday after allegedly cooking a Chihuahua alive in an oven. Noel Moor, 28, allegedly cooked the 7-year-old dog Monday night. She has been charged with first-degree animal abuse in the dog's death. Moor had been involved in several disturbances in the past month tha


Letter: Blossoms in Astoria

February and early March can be considered the last harsh days of winter. At this time I look at the trees, bushes, and much of the land as dormant, and at times bleak. These are not bad times, however, with the earth in its cycle. I feel lucky to be in this spot. A spot made up of hills, water and

DAILY ASTORIAN - 2018-03-23 00:01:00

Chinese Village: Happy to be in Aberdeen

Dean and Won Lock moved to Aberdeen in the summer of 1981 with three children in tow. Fifteen-year-old Raymond, the oldest, was not so excited about the move. He begged them to drive him back to his old school in Olympia. He missed the friends he'd grown up. Despite his best efforts, the Locks didn'

GRAYSHARBORTALK.COM - 2018-03-23 13:00:46

Port of Astoria prepares to boost surveillance along waterfront

The Port of Astoria Commission has approved spending $115,000 to improve video surveillance. The contract with WatchPoint Video includes nearly 40 additional cameras along the central waterfront and the Port's two marinas on the west and east end of Astoria, including new license-plate readers and i


Historic Cowlitz cemetery wins state recognition

The sons of a Civil War veteran. A descendant from one of the passengers on the Mayflower - the ship that brought pilgrims from England to Plymouth Rock in 1620. The great-grandson of John Clarke, an explorer who helped establish Fort Astoria in Oregon in 1811. One of Cowlitz County's first sheriffs


Banner year for Pacific County home sales

LONG BEACH - Pacific County houses sold like fresh spring salmon throughout 2017, according to a recent analysis by the Center for Real Estate Research at the University of Washington. It marked the second year in a row with existing home sales above 500, about double the pace of five years earlier.


High school students in Astoria, across country, step into center of gun debate

Two days after organizing a walkout at Astoria High School against gun violence, freshman Elias Harold sat in English class. He had already shifted his attention to a school choir concert where he was tapped to sing a solo. But a text he received changed that. "So, would you want to go to D.C.?" Su

DAILY ASTORIAN - 2018-03-23 00:01:00

Elk, Kings mountains are a winter wonderland

About a two-hour drive south from Astoria are Elk and Kings mountains, two neighboring peaks on a single, crescent-shaped massif in the middle of the Tillamook State Forest. The mountains and surrounding waterways are crisscrossed with trails, some maintained with support from mountaineering educati

DAILY ASTORIAN - 2018-03-23 00:01:00

Bond to relocate Clatsop County Jail referred to November ballot

Voters will decide in November whether the Clatsop County Jail will be relocated to Warrenton at a $23.8 million price tag. The Clatsop County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday - with Commissioners Lianne Thompson and Lisa Clement absent - to refer the plan to the general election


Plane crashes into Clatskanie River; pilot rescued

A US Coast Guard helicopter. (KOIN) CLATSKANIE, Ore. (KOIN) -- A plane crashed into the Clatskanie River Tuesday afternoon, according to Oregon State Police. The Clatskanie River is a tributary of the Columbia River and across from Erickson Dike Road. Officials said the plane was flipped over on a s


Historic house in Astoria will come down

The owner of a 110-year old house on Alameda Avenue has called the neglected building a dead body, a cadaver. Now, it's going to be buried. The Astoria City Council unanimously approved Ted Osborn's request to demolish the large house-turned-apartments in the Uniontown-Alameda National Register His