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. email@example.com 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 Continued from Page 1 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 5 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.