The mass of warm water known as "the blob" that heated up the North Pacific Ocean has dissipated, but scientists are still seeing the lingering effects of those unusually warm sea surface temperatures on Pacific Northwest salmon and steelhead.
Federal research surveys this summer caught among the lowest numbers of juvenile coho and Chinook salmon in 20 years, suggesting that many fish did not survive their first months at sea. Scientists warn that salmon fisheries may face hard times in the next few years.
Lincoln City Police Responded to the Spyglass Ridge Open Space on a welfare check of two individuals in a 1993 GMC Typhoon SUV. Upon arriving officers recognized the female in the driver's seat to be Nicolette Willey (Dryke) age 24, of Newport, OR and were aware she was wanted on a Felony warrant for Robbery out of Salem, OR.
The county board approved a memorandum of understanding between Clatsop County and the cities of Astoria, Cannon Beach, Gearhart, Seaside and Warrenton to fund a comprehensive study of local housing issues. Under the agreement, the county will pay $50,000 and the cities $10,000 each toward the cost of the study, for which the county will issue a request for proposals from potential contractors.
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