Saturday, April 21, 2012

Alaska GOP Warned To Stop Meddling With Ron Paul Delegates

Eric Christopher Adams - Alaska Dispatch
April 20, 2012

The Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign has fired a warning shot at the Alaska Republican Party and its longtime chairman, Randy Ruedrich, over what it perceives as unfair treatment of Paul delegates to the upcoming GOP conventions.

Ruedrich disputes the campaign's allegations and says the Alaska GOP is treating all campaigns fairly. He says the party is just trying to conduct routine business, but that "misinformation" from Paul supporters in Alaska has caused much ado about absolutely nothing.

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Oregon LNG-Warrenton Now Proposes To Export Canadian Natural Gas And Re-Route Pipeline To Intercept Williams Pipeline North Across Columbia?

Published: Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 9:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 11:49 AM
By Ted Sickinger - The Oregonian

Opposition by landowners to LNG import terminals was effective. Now, it remains to be seen if equal opposition will arise against export terminals on the Oregon coast.
A proposal to build a liquefied natural gas terminal near the mouth of the Columbia River in Warrenton is re-entering the regulatory running, resuscitated by burgeoning North American gas supplies after being left for dead by opponents.
Backers of the controversial Oregon LNG terminal, which would sit just across Youngs Bay from Astoria, have briefed regulators and politicians on their $6 billion plan and say they plan to file an initial application by next week with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Work Session Preceeds April 25, 2012 Clatsop County Board Of Commissioners Regular Meeting

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Oregon Health Authority Offers Two Training Sessions In Childhood Dental Health In Clatsop County, April 25-26th

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Oregon Health Authority invites dentists, pediatricians and others involved in childhood dental health to two free training sessions Wednesday and Thursday, April 25 and 26 in Clatsop County.

The “First Tooth” Project, sponsored by the Oregon Oral Health Unit, provides an overview of how to perform oral screening, conduct oral health risk assessments, provide oral health education and apply fluoride varnish for infants and young children.

Two sessions are scheduled:

· Wednesday, April 25, 12-1:30 p.m. at Providence Seaside Hospital, 725 S. Wahanna Rd., Seaside

· Thursday, April 26, 12-1:30 p.m. at Columbia Memorial Hospital Health and Wellness Pavilion, 2265 Exchange St.

Cost is free, and lunch is provided.

The program is designed for pediatricians, family physicians, allied health professionals in pediatric settings, dentists, dental hygienists and anyone with a stake in children’s oral health.

Tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease – five times more common than asthma, four times more common than childhood obesity, and 20 times more common than diabetes. According to the Oregon Health Authority, between 24 and 26 percent of children in Cannon Beach and Seaside elementary schools screened in a school-based dental sealant program showed obvious tooth decay that required further treatment.

“First Tooth” is a workforce development project funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration.

For more information and to RSVP for a training session, contact Amy Umphlett at (971) 673-1564 or

Released by: Tom Bennett
Community Relations Coordinator
(503) 338-3622

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Lower Columbia Diversity Project Presents, A Conversation With Richard W. Etulain. Thursday, April 26th, 7:00 PM

Invites you to
Lessons from Lincoln: Is Political
Bipartisanship Possible?

An Oregon Humanities Conversation with
Richard W. Etulain
Professor Emeritus of History at the University of New Mexico
Thursday, April 26th, 2012, 7:00 PM
Judge Guy Boyington Building
857 Commercial Ave, Astoria, OR 97103
Everyone is welcome to this free community discussion!
This program made possible by the generous
support of Oregon Humanities, The National
Endowment for the Humanities,
and the Oregon Cultural Trust.
Presented by the Lower Columbia Diversity Project.
For more information on the LCDP, please visit our web-site -

What Should U.S. Policy Be On Energy Exports?

National Journal
By Amy Harder - Energy Exports Blog

Monday, April 16, 2012

What should U.S. policy be on exporting fossil fuels such as natural gas, coal, and refined oil products? Refined petroleum products--such as diesel and oil--were the country's top export last year, according to Census Bureau data. Because of the recent natural-gas boom, companies are proposing nearly a dozen new terminals nationwide to boost exports--one up for approval this week at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The U.S. is also shipping more coal to other countries than ever, with exports reaching their highest levels in two decades, according to an AP analysis released last week.

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Humboldt Harbor Names PofA's Jack Crider Its CEO

The Times-Standard
Posted: 04/17/2012 01:59:15 AM PDT

The Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District has chosen an Oregon port manager to be its new chief executive officer.

According to a press release from the district, Jack Crider, who has been executive director of the Port of Astoria since 2008, has three decades of fisheries and port experience in Oregon.

The district faced public scrutiny after it abruptly fired longtime CEO David Hull without cause in September. Crider, who was hired after a nationwide search conducted by a selection committee composed of port and community leaders, was chosen for the position out of a field of more than 25 candidates, the release said.

Crider starts work May 1.

Crider began his career as a fisheries biologist. Between 1979 and 1991, he built a seafood business on the Oregon coast.

From 1991 through 2007, he served as executive director of the Port of Tillamook Bay, where he planned and supervised the opening of a major air museum, lobbied for $25 million in federal funds, planned the development of a golf resort, operated the port's railroad line, developed fiberoptic facilities and pioneered the nation's first community dairy manure digester, according to the release.

As executive director at the Port of Astoria, Crider and his staff managed an array of marine, industrial and aviation facilities, including a marina, an airport, 350 acres of industrial property, 350,000 square feet of warehouse facilities and 50,000 square feet of office

Monday, April 16, 2012

Want To Vote In The May 15th Primary? You Have Till April 25, 2012, 5 PM To Register

Monday, April 16, 2012

The Clatsop County Clerk and Elections Office reminds local residents that Tuesday, April 24 is the deadline to register to vote or change your party affiliation for the May 15
primary election.
April 24 at 5 p.m. is the deadline to hand in or post-mark a registration form if you are registering
to vote for the first time or wish to change your party affiliation. To be
eligible to vote, you must be an Oregon resident, a U.S. citizen, and be at
least 18 years old by Election Day.
You must update your
registration if you move or change your mailing address, change your name, or
wish to change your party affiliation. Those who are updating the name or
address of their registration have until 8 p.m. on Election Day to do so.
Voter registration
forms are available at the Clatsop County Elections
Office, 820 Exchange St., Astoria, second floor, as well as local U.S. Post
Offices, public libraries or Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles offices.
People may also register online with the Oregon Secretary of State’s
Office at Voter registration
forms can also be downloaded from the “Clerk/Elections” page at For more information
go to the Clerk/Elections page on the Clatsop County website or call (503)
Ballots for the
election will be mailed out beginning Friday, April 27. Ballots are not
forwarded by the post office; therefore, voters are urged to update their
registration if they have moved.
The May election
ballot includes Democratic and Republican primary races for President, Congress,
the Oregon Legislature and several statewide offices, as well as non-partisan
contests for Clatsop County Sheriff and two Clatsop County Board of
Commissioners seats. Three local measures are also on the ballot, along with
local precinct committeeperson ballots.
· If you are registered
as a Democrat, you will receive a ballot containing Democratic candidates, the
non-partisan offices and measures, and the Democratic precinct committeeperson
· If you are registered
as a Republican, you will receive a ballot containing Republican candidates, the
non-partisan offices and measures, and the Republican precinct committeeperson
· If you are registered
as non-affiliated, and responded to the Republican Party’s invitation to receive
a partial Republican ballot by April 24, 2012, you will receive a ballot
containing only the non-partisan offices and measures and an additional ballot
for Republican candidates for offices of Secretary of State, Attorney General
and State Treasurer.
· If you are registered
other than a major party, you will receive a ballot containing only the
non-partisan offices and measures.

Released by: Tom Bennett
Community Relations Coordinator
(503) 338-3622