Tag Archives: Oregon

Race the Wave 5K fun run/walk to practice tsunami evacuation routes

Tsunami Evacuation Route

September is National Preparedness Month and Pacific Northwest coastal communities are leading by example. Cannon Beach, Oregon will host Race the Wave, their first hazard-themed fun run designed to blend awareness and action into a single activity. Race the Wave

Humpback whale washes ashore on Grayland beach

The whale had been dead for probably about a week and just washed ashore in Grayland Sunday August 19th. 
The tail had some very sharp cuts on it as if something had lacerated it. This is a picture of the crew working on the tail of the whale. They were not able to determine whether the whale was female or male because of the way it washed in, it would have taken many hours and heavy equipment to move the whale to determine the sex and retrieve some of the other organs usually checked in a necropsy. 
Veronica Myrsell and Marc Myrsell from Westport Aquarium were also at the necropsy working  with Dyanna Lambourn from Fish and Wildlife and interns from Cascadia Research. Report by Kathryn Myrsell

A 30 foot humpback whale washed ashore in Grayland over the weekend. Kathryn Myrsell with the Westport Aquarium tells us it appears to have been dead for at least a week, and had lacerations on it’s tail. The way is

Imperium Renewables returns to Umpqua Bank for expansion capitol

Imperium Renewables

Imperium Renewables, Inc., a leader in next-generation biofuels, announced a new lending agreement with Umpqua Bank, a subsidiary of Umpqua Holdings Corporation (UMPQ), that will provide Imperium with an additional $10 million in working capital to fuel its growth. This

U.S. Coast Guard advises strong caution to beachgoers in the Pacific Northwest

Coast Guard Boat in Morro Bay, CA 04 Dec 2007

Due to the recent number of fatalities the Coast Guard strongly cautions beachgoers to be aware of possible dangers to stay safe while enjoying the Oregon and Washington coasts. During the past two months, the Coast Guard has responded to

“Pay It Forward” College Plan – One year later

Student Loans

SEATTLE – One year ago this week, a unique idea for sending people to college without student loans was embraced by the Oregon Legislature. The “Pay It Forward” plan was created here in Washington, and has piqued interest around the

Timberland Bancorp ranked 16th in Seattle Times’ annual ranking of the region’s top public companies

Timberland Bank

Timberland Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:TSBK) (“Timberland” or “the Company”) today announced that it was ranked 16(th) in the region in the Seattle Times’ annual review of Northwest public companies. “Being recognized as a leader in the Northwest for our ongoing growth

Vancouver coin company accused of cashing in without delivering

Blue Moon Coins

More than two dozen people have contacted Better Business Bureau to complain about Blue Moon Coins out of Vancouver, Wash., after spending hundreds of thousands of dollars. The company, which sells wholesale precious metals and coins, has earned an “F”

New scam sweeping US, hoping you return the call after “One Ring”

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First recognized by Better Business Bureaus on the East Coast, the “One Ring” phone scam is now being reported across the United States. As an industry leader in identifying and tracking emerging scam trends, BBB serving Alaska, Oregon and Western

Washington Charter School Commission denies proposed school for Twin Harbors

Washington’s statewide charter schools commission appears ready to approve six proposals for charter schools to open in the state, but a school that would service Grays Harbor and Pacific County is not among them. The Charter School Commission posted its

Target Breach Costs Mounting for Northwest Credit Unions

NWCUA

The massive Target breach has already cost Northwest credit unions an estimated $1.3 million, as they work fast and furiously to protect their 4.5 million consumer members. “A survey of Oregon and Washington credit unions finds potential for over 258,000