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    The Columbia Press
August 6, 2021
Boat registrations
enforced through
‘Op. Ship Shape’
Clatsop County Sheriff’s Of-
fice is one of 32 county agen-
cies partnering with the Ore-
gon State Marine Board and
the Oregon State Police to
crack down on expired boat
registrations.
If you own a motorboat in
Oregon, it’s time to check
your “OR” numbers on the
boat’s bow to ensure the cur-
rent registration decals have
been applied. OR numbers
are a boat’s license plate and
registration decals are the
tags that tell marine officers
if the boat is legally registered
and to whom it belongs, sim-
ilar to motor vehicles. Regis-
trations are valid for two cal-
endar years.
“Operation Ship Shape”
takes place Saturday and
Sunday, Aug. 7-8.
The Marine Board is funded
by registration, title fees, and
marine fuel taxes paid by mo-
torized boaters. The fees fund
boat ramps, docks, trailered
parking spaces, restrooms,
maintenance, and boat safety
enforcement.
Boaters can renew their reg-
istration online or by visiting
their local registration agent.
Boaters can print a tempo-
rary permit after completing
the online transaction.
A registration agent will is-
sue a temporary permit for
a fee. For questions, contact
the Marine Board at marine.
board@oregon.gov or 503-
378-8587.
College receives 5-year grant to help first-generation students
Clatsop Community College
will receive a federal Talent
Search grant of $372,238
every year for the next five
years to help low income
and first-generation college
students succeed, the U.S.
Department of Education an-
nounced.
The award is part of the
TRIO funding that’s been of-
fered by the federal govern-
ment for three decades.
Talent Search, one of the
federal TRIO programs,
identifies and assists middle
and high school students who
have potential to succeed in
higher education.
At least two-thirds of the
students in each Talent
Search program have low-in-
come economic backgrounds
and families in which par-
ents don’t hold bachelor’s
degrees.
Talent Search provides the
students with counseling as
well as information about
college admissions require-
ments, scholarships and
various student financial aid
programs so they better un-
derstand their educational
opportunities and options.
In Clatsop County, the pro-
gram translates to 671 mid-
dle- and high-school stu-
dents.
Eighty percent of Talent
Search participants enroll in
post-secondary institutions
immediately following high
school graduation, accord-
ing to the U.S. Department
of Education. Last year, more
than 309,000 students were
Courtesy Clatsop Community College
Students in CCC’s Talent Search program participate in a
team-building exercise.
enrolled in 473 Talent Search
TRIO projects in the United
States.
Talent Search began in 1965
as part of President Lyndon
Johnson’s War on Poverty.
It was the second of eight
programs authorized by the
Higher Education Act to help
college students succeed.
It recognizes that students
whose parents don’t have
college degrees have more
difficulties navigating the
complexity of decisions that
college requires, bolsters
students from low-income
families who have not had
the academic opportunities
that their college peers have
had, and helps students with
disabilities remove obstacles
preventing them from thriv-
Roby’s: New store planned on Highway 101
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renton Property Invest-
ments LLC of Newberg, a
partnership that includes
the Nygaard family and Wes
Giesbricht, the company that
also led development of the
Tractor Supply retail store.
“The project is compatible
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with the acknowledged city
of Warrenton Comprehen-
sive Plan,” interim City Plan-
ner Will Caplinger wrote in
his report to the Planning
Commission.
The project area contains
locally significant wetlands,
which requires additional
studies, planning, and pro-
tection.
The store is estimated to
draw about 25,000 custom-
ers per year.
Project
manager
Kyle
Langeliers did not return a
phone call seeking more in-
formation on the project.
ing academically.
Talent Search at Clatsop
Community College targets
students in sixth through 12 th
grade from Knappa, Asto-
ria, Warrenton and Seaside
school districts.
Talent Search staff build
relationships with students
to help them in school and
to start college with financial
aid and scholarships, said
Jon Graves, director of Tal-
ent Search at Clatsop Com-
munity College.
“As systemic inequality
and financial hardship dis-
courage students from suc-
ceeding in college, TRIO
programs like Talent Search
take on new importance
because they continue to
help guide students who
are low-income or first-gen-
eration toward earning a
degree,” said Maureen Hoy-
ler, president of the nonprofit
Council for Opportunity in
Education in Washington,
D.C.