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Spring Forage and Livestock Health Meeting

Spring Forage and Livestock Health Meeting

OSU Extension and Clatsop SWCD are co-sponsoring an evening livestock and forages meeting on May 15th at 6 PM at the OSU Seafood Research & Education Center Conference Room, 2001 Marine Drive, Rm 231, in Astoria. Gene Pirelli, regional OSU Ag/Livestock Agent will speak on coast-adapted forage species and the management approaches to get the […]

4H Award for NorthCoastOregon!

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4H Award for NorthCoastOregon!

NorthCoastOregon received an award from the 4-H extension office at its recent 4-H recognition night. Jared Delay, 4-H Program Assistant stated, “We would now like to recognize the  North Coast  Oregon on-line Newspaper—Your continued support is very much appreciated…you even put the 4-H logo on your home page—how cool is that!  Thank You for your […]

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4-H Members bring Halloween Spirits to Local Care Centers

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4-H Members bring Halloween Spirits to Local Care Centers

  4-H members brought fun and joy to many Care Center residences this past week in both Seaside and Astoria.  Clatsop Care’s dining area was bustling when fourteen 4-H members, arrived with their pumpkins and carving tools.  The residence watched, talked with the members, and even helped pick out the seeds for roasting.     […]

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Gun-toting “Oregon Wildcat” was America’s first “shock jock”

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Gun-toting “Oregon Wildcat” was America’s first “shock jock”

By Finn J.D. John The first radio broadcaster ever to do be sent to prison for cursing on the air was a hard-charging early shock jock known as “The Oregon Wildcat,” who kept the city of Portland and surrounding regions glued to their radio sets every evening for most of the first half of 1930. […]

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Rival Roseburg newspapers settled their differences with a big gunfight, right downtown

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Rival Roseburg newspapers settled their differences with a big gunfight, right downtown

By Finn J.D. John The “Oregon Style” of newspaper journalism was already a thing in 1871, when upstart newspaper publisher William “Bud” Thompson got in his famous gunfight in downtown  Roseburg.   But until that day, the vicious personal attacks that characterized the “Oregon Style” had mostly involved the spilling of ink — not blood. […]

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Steamboat explosions on the upper Willamette

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Steamboat explosions on the upper Willamette

By Finn J.D. John It was a peaceful, happy spring morning in the little river town of Canemah, situated just above Willamette Falls — or, rather, it started out that way.   It was April 8, 1854 —  the very dawn of the steamboat era on the upper Willamette. Steamboats had been working the lower […]

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Train robbery turned into on-board gunfight with the law

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Train robbery turned into on-board gunfight with the law

By Finn J.D. John September 15, 2013   It was early summer, 1914, and an Oregon & Washington Railway Navigation Co. passenger train was just passing over the summit of the Blue Mountains, between LaGrande and Pendleton.   The crewmen were running the train slow, checking the brakes for the long downhill run ahead. Meanwhile, […]

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Oregon town’s special friendship with a former enemy

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Oregon town’s special friendship with a former enemy

By Finn J.D. John The year was 1961. Nearly 20 years had come and gone since a tiny seaplane, 6,000 miles from home, buzzed over Brookings, Oregon, to bomb the American homeland for the first time in history. The event was still relatively recent, but it was well on its way to being forgotten.   […]

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The Samurai pilot who bombed Oregon

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The Samurai pilot who bombed Oregon

By Finn J.D. John It was a little after 6 a.m. on September 9, 1942. A tiny seaplane with red balls painted on its wings was making its way through the skies over Brookings, Oregon. At the controls was a young man named Nobuo Fujita; behind him, in the observer’s seat, looking intensely at the […]

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Corruption, hypocrisy brought down Ku Klux Klan in 1920s

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Corruption, hypocrisy brought down Ku Klux Klan in 1920s

By Finn J.D. John After the 1922 midterm elections, the Ku Klux Klan in Oregon was riding high. It had won almost every election it had deigned to compete for. It looked to them like they’d been handed a solid mandate to remake Oregon in the image of their ethnocentric social agenda, and they lost […]

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