Astoria, ORThe Astorian

Guest Column: School mascot a reminder of our history

I have read that there is discussion at Astoria High School about whether the school mascot, the “Fishermen,” needs to be “updated” to be more gender friendly. While I no longer attend Astoria High, I would like to share my opinion on this matter. A school mascot often is chosen for something from the community and the Astoria mascot has deep roots in our community.
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Motorcyclist dies in crash on Highway 47 near Vernonia

VERNONIA, OR (KPTV) – A motorcyclist died after a crash on Highway 47 near Vernonia on Sunday morning, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Highway 47 was closed between Vernonia and Highway 26, according to the sheriff's office. Just before 2 p.m., all lanes reopened. The name of the...
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Longview, WALongview Daily News

Police Blotter: Longview police arrest woman on suspicion of assault Sunday

Editor’s note: Information is provided by the Cowlitz County Corrections Department and local law enforcement agencies. Each individual named in this report is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Firearm, assault — Cowlitz County sheriff’s deputies Friday arrested Joshua Andrew Hookie, 39, of Cougar...
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Seaside police, fire, Oregon State Police, Gearhart Fire reports

12:25 p.m., 1600 block Broadway: Individuals reported loitering say they are waiting for a friend. They're advised of the complaint. 7:59 a.m., 2600 block N. Roosevelt: Subjects loitering in a parking lot are advised to move along. 8:29 a.m., Avenue E and Lincoln: Subjects reported possibly living in their car...
Woodland, WALongview Daily News

Letter: Woodland RV Park location is not good

Woodland is looking at a new RV Park in area that is conducive to transit folks camping out and squatting, is close to several small schools and daycares, and seems like a location subject to issues down the road. Kelso has a very nice one on the east as does...
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Castle Rock schools to open child care center

CASTLE ROCK — School officials here hope to help alleviate a crunch many parents of young children across the region feel by opening a child care center as early as this fall. Expanding the Castle Rock School District’s offerings fit with the school’s overall educational goals. “Child care is certainly...

Housing Funds: Oregon counties receiving emergency vouchers

U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley have announced that 28 counties, including Columbia County, and two cities in Oregon will receive more than $19 million in emergency housing vouchers through the American Rescue Plan Act. Columbia County's share of the funding comes through the Northwest Housing Authority, which is...
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Portland man wounded in Clark County police shooting appears in court

A Portland man who was shot by law enforcement officers June 3 after a high-speed chase on southbound Interstate 5 from Kelso to the La Center exit was in court Monday. Vencine Hadley, 47, is now accused of attempted first-degree assault, attempting to elude and possessing a stolen firearm. He originally appeared in Clark County Superior Court last week on the two latter allegations, and the assault charge was added Monday.

High Honors: Clatskanie High School to receive Gold Council Award

Clatskanie High School is one of 13 high schools and four middle schools in the state receiving recognition as a high achieving leadership program with a Gold Council Award. The award, sponsored by the Oregon Association of Student Councils (OASC), sets high standards for student councils and leadership programs, and honors them if they can reach or exceed these goals.
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OSAA Girls Basketball: Clatskanie swarms, stifles Taft

CLATSKANIE — “Close” isn’t usually a word used to describe games won by 47 points. And the Clatskanie girls basketball team’s 76-29 win over Taft on Monday definitely wasn’t close. But it was closer than it would have been had the host Tigers had their offense rolling to start. Instead,...
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Cities plan range of Fourth of July celebrations

Astoria is planning its biggest Fourth of July fireworks show ever — even bigger than the surprise display that boomed over the city last year. But as other North Coast cities cancel annual fireworks shows again because of the coronavirus pandemic or clamp down harder on fireworks restrictions, Astoria could be the only show in town.
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At City Council: Garbage rate increase proposal

During its regular afternoon work session Wednesday, June 16, the St. Helens City Council is set to review a rate increase from Hudson Garbage. In a letter from Hudson Garbage to St. Helens City Administrator John Walsh, Hudson’s District Manager Josh Brown outlined the request. “With so much uncertainty a...
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Everyday People: Shepherd known as the 'first lady of Hammond'

Every small town has its “first families.” Familiar names and descendants that go back to the town’s beginning, or even led to the naming of the town itself. In Hammond — incorporated and originally named New Astoria in 1899, then later named for Andrew B. Hammond — the list of pioneer families would definitely include the Petersens and the Shepherds.