145TH YEAR, NO. 30 ONE DOLLAR WEEKEND EDITION // FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 2017 LOVE OF LOCOMOTIVES 16-YEAR-OLD VOLUNTEERS WITH TEAM TO RESTORE VINTAGE ‘NO. 21 BALDWIN’ WEEKEND BREAK • PAGE 1C Longshoremen appeal day care near the Port YOUNG AND OLD ALL AGES FIND SOMETHING AT LEWIS AND CLARK Cite liability, insurance issues By KATIE FRANKOWICZ The Daily Astorian The president of the local longshore union has appealed the Astoria Planning Com- mission’s decision to allow an education and child care center on Port of Astoria property near docks and sea- food processing operations . In a letter to The Daily Astorian, Chris Connaway, of the International Long- shore and Warehouse Union Local 50, said he and others who have spoken out against the conditional use permit for Shooting Stars Child Devel- opment Center feel there are “signiﬁ cant liability and insurance issues.” T he Planning Commis- sion in July approved Shoot- ing Stars’ permit to set up shop at a building on Gate- way Avenue. The Port Com- mission also signed off on a lease for the move. The Ore- gon State Police formerly occupied the building. Born- stein Seafoods is across the street, and log trucks use the road to access log handling operations at Piers 1 and 3. “The newly elected (Port of Astoria) commission didn’t even give us the cour- tesy of a discussion,” Con- naway wrote in his letter. “After we presented, there was an immediate motion to approve pending condi- tional use approval from the city planning department, as if the Port had no skin in the game, despite the facts it’s their building, on their property. See DAY CARE, Page 6A Colin Murphey/The Daily Astorian Claire Albright, left, and Kelsey Hunter, right, with the Youth Conservation Corps participate in one of the summer youth programs at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park. Albright and Hunter were working to rid parts of the area of S cotch broom, a non-native invasive species . By JACK HEFFERNAN The Daily Astorian V isitors at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park may have noticed a wide variety of age groups at the park this summer. While several youth programs continued to grow this year, an upcoming increase to the cost of senior passes has prompted those 62 and older to pounce on a relative bargain while they still can. The number of youth participat- ing in programs, internships and summer jobs more than doubles the park’s staff and is as expansive as it has ever been, Superintendent Jon Burpee said. Programs such as the Youth Conservation Corps, North- west Youth Corps and Student Con- servation Association have drawn 38 teenagers and young adults throughout the summer, and about 50 students have participated in summer camps. Workers and participants include local people as well as those coming from as far away as New York City. “It’s a little stunning to me how complex this program is,” said Burpee, who took over the job early this year. Farmers want Trump to rethink salmon rules Administration urged to gather ‘God squad’ By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press Colin Murphey/The Daily Astorian Young people from all over the country come to work in the Lew- is and Clark National Historical Park with the Youth Conservation Corps as part of summer youth programs. Roles for young people include wildﬁ re reduction projects, non-na- tive weed eradication, trail build- ing and maintenance, interpretation, various visitor’s center tasks, camp- ground cleanup, historic preserva- tion and stream restoration. Programs feature opportunities speciﬁ cally allocated for minority groups. One science internship designated for a minority person between 18 and 35 allows the intern to conduct inventory, monitor- ing and research; learn geographic information systems and other tech- nologies and complete interpretive See PARK, Page 6A BOISE, Idaho — A group that represents farmers is calling the costs of saving imperiled salmon in the larg- est river system in the Paciﬁ c Northwest unsustainable and is turning to the Trump administration to sidestep endangered species laws. The Columbia-Snake River Irrigators Associa- tion wants the government to convene a Cabinet-level committee with the power to allow exemptions to the Endangered Species Act. Known as the “God squad” AP Photo/Rick Bowmer A group that represents farmers is calling the costs of saving imperiled salmon in the largest riv- er system in the Pacific Northwest unsustainable. because its decisions can lead to extinctions of threat- ened wildlife, it has only gathered three times — the last 25 years ago during a controversy over spotted owl habitat in the Northwest. See SALMON, Page 7A Brothers compete on the sand in Seaside IF YOU GO More than a Seaside beach volleyball tournament runs through thousand teams The Sunday on the sand near The Prom. Follow along online at seasidebeachvolleyball.com in action By KAELIA NEAL The Daily Astorian SEASIDE — The Basarab brothers started playing vol- leyball only a year ago, but they found themselves enter- ing the boys doubles 18 and under gold bracket at the 36th annual Seaside b each v olley- ball tournament. This is 18-year-old Max Basarab and 16-year-old Erik Basarab’s ﬁ rst contest, but the Vancouver, Washington, duo have been competitive in the world’s largest amateur beach volleyball tournament, which has roughly 1,400 teams competing. “Mad Max still owning the net!” the game announcer called as the brothers, with matching camouﬂ age shorts, played their last match of the day Thursday. The Basarab brothers eas- ily defeated a California team 21-12. However, the second set was intense as each team constantly took turns leading. With Erik’s deep kills and Max’s monster blocks, the Basarab brothers pulled out the victory, 23-21. After D ay O ne, the broth- ers won two matches and lost one, advancing into the gold bracket, the highest for their age group. Being brothers provides them with a different experi- ence on the court. 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