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THE DAILY ASTORIAN • TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2015
Seaside group will seek sidewalk funds
commission has found
new revenue routes
the Safe Routes in Schools program.
In addition, Hazen said the transit district is
“I truly feel we need to get the 101 (bus)
ing to work hard as we can through the budget
By NANCY MCCARTHY
cycle to get that back.”
The Daily Astorian
The schedule for the Highway 101 bus,
which connects Astoria with Seaside and
SEASIDE — Seaside’s Transportation Ad
Cannon Beach, was reduced several years
visory Commission may have found a way to
ago when the district suffered an economic
obtain grants to pay for more sidewalks and
setback that nearly shut it down completely.
other amenities in town.
Since then, the district has restored some ser
Dale McDowell, commission chairman,
told the Seaside City Council Monday night
In other business, the council:
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Civic and Convention Center. To rent
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the entire facility for ticketed events, the cost
arm of Oregon Solutions.
if funds might be available for sidewalks, bike trade show or exhibits will rise from $800 a
McDowell said the commission has already paths, wetlands improvements and historical day to $1,000. Other fees, depending on the
discussed forming a partnership with Seaside preservation projects.
School District Superintendent Doug Dough
The council expressed support for the higher per day. Rentals for funerals, however,
erty in seeking funds from the Safe Routes to commission’s efforts and thanked McDowell won’t increase. Fees for the smaller rooms, in
School Program, which is administered by the and the commission for researching revenue cluding Seahorse, Haystack and Seamist also
Oregon Department of Transportation. Side sources. Councilor Jay Barber also suggested won’t change. Contracts reached prior to Feb.
walks could be proposed for U.S. Highway that the city’s parks advisory committee be in 1, when the increases go into effect, will re
101, Second Avenue and Broadway to make cluded in the plans.
main at the lower fee schedule.
it safer for children heading to local schools,
Jeff Hazen, director of the Sunset Empire
Transportation District, who was visiting the rina to the Seaside Civic and Convention Cen
The commission also will contact Oregon council meeting, told the council that the tran ter Commission. The council is still seeking
Solutions and Oregon Consensus to determine sit district also could partner with the city on members for the city Tree Board.
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Attempted rapist sentenced,
possibly may be deported
By KYLE SPURR
The Daily Astorian
The man who was gouged in
the eyes by an Astoria woman he
was allegedly attempting to rape
in October was sentenced Friday
in Clatsop County Circuit Court.
After pleading guilty to
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probation. He will get credit for
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having a fake social security
card and resident alien card were
dropped as part of his plea agree
when he was booked, but his ac
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old. He was working locally for
one of the canaries, his defense
attorney Mary Ann Murk said.
Prosecutor Dawn Buzzard
deportation, but that decision is
up to the federal government.
“It’s not a guarantee, but he
did have forged paperwork on
him when (the police) picked
him up,” Buzzard said.
came out from the bushes at
the intersection of Eighth Street
and Harrison Avenue in Astoria
early in the morning Oct. 8 and
knocked the Astoria woman to
the ground, according to Astoria
He then began choking the
woman and pinned her down.
Unable to get away, she gouged
was able to get free, police said.
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in the day of the reported attack.
The woman suffered bruising
around her neck.
“If it wasn’t for her tenacity,
who knows, this could have been
a different ending,” Buzzard said.
The woman knew Cu
from the bar where she works in
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another women accusing him of
accosting her and attempting to
Police believed other victims
may have been followed by,
touched without their consent,
other possible victims have come
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as a sex offender and pay each
victim $1,000 in compensatory
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partment of Environmental Quality will
host an informational public meeting
about its involvement with the proposed
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to ap
prove dredging and construction permits
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terminal and gas pipeline without per
mits from DEQ and the Corps, accord
ing to Columbia Riverkeeper, an advo
cacy group opposed to the project.
The focus of the meeting will be for
DEQ to answer questions regarding the
will not focus on the technical aspects of
It is not a public hearing to submit
oral comments on the proposed project
or its related permits.
Local activists are expected to attend
the meeting to demonstrate opposition,
Columbia Riverkeeper said.
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grants to help with its
efforts during the annu
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from Feb. 27 to March 1
The 19th annual Fish
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bring together commer
cial fishermen and wom
en from nearly 10 U.S.
states and British Co
lumbia to perform their
poetry, prose and song in
Astoria venues. Rooted in
traditional forms, these
highlight the significance
of Oregon’s fisheries.
The gathering demon
strates the connections
between Oregon’s mari
time culture, restaurants
and food traditions, and
the regional economy.
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Including the Tillicum
Foundation, the Oregon
Arts Commission gave
across the state. For more
information on grants
from the commission for
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The Lower Columbia Hispanic Council
would like to thank everyone who
contributed to making 2014 one of our
most productive years ever. Because
of your generosity and contributions,
this year we were able to help more
than 400 families throughout the North
Coast. From everyone at LCHC, we thank you for your support
and we wish you and your family a prosperous 2015.
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EVENTS AND PROGRAM SPONSORS:
Astoria Arts and Movement Center
City of Astoria Arts and Cultural Fund
Clatsop Community College
Columbia Pacific CCO
Coastal Family Health Clinic
Oregon Cultural Trust
Sunset Empire Parks and Recreation District
The Clatsop County Cultural Coalition
The Lion’s Club
The Tillicum Foundation
CASA of Oregon
Clatsop Cultural Coalition
Meyer Memorial Trust
Northwest Health Foundation
Oregon Community Foundation
Pacific Power Foundation
The Astoria High School Key Club
The City of Astoria
The Collins Foundation
The Warrenton High School Key Club
US Bank Foundation
Astoria Co-op Grocery
Bell Buoy Crab Co.
The Cannery Pier Hotel
El Trio Loco
Fort George Brewery
High Life Adventures
La Cabaña de Raya
Marco’s Custom Bodyworks
The Astoria Coffeehouse & Bistro
The Stand in Seaside
The Lower Columbia Hispanic Council is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose
mission is the equitable integration of area Hispanics into the lower Columbia
community. To find out more about the organization and ways you can contribute
please call 503 325-4547 or visit our website at lchispaniccouncil.org
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