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Freezin' for reason: Local firefighters jump in to national Cold Water Challenge

Brett Bishop, a lieutenant in the Astoria, Oregon fire department, accepted the challenge and passed from the town's firestation, according to CBSPhilly. Astoria Fire Chief Ted Ames said he went for a swim near Warrington...
Casting a wider net: Fisher Poet events expand during third year of local performances

...fishermen. The tradition, which began in Astoria, Ore., in 1998, brought poets, songwriters...organizer for the Fisher Poets Gathering in Astoria and travelling performer - about the history...deign to leave the state and read at the Astoria gathering. "Trina's piece was a surprise...
Tana C. Stiffler

...15 years, she worked for McDonnell Douglas as an electrician technician.She married her second husband, Larry Helf, in Astoria, Ore. and had another child. Before moving to Oklahoma City, Tana worked for Bumble Bee Tuna factory while attending college...
Kodiak researcher happy with crab voyage

...paid for by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office of Ocean Exploration. The trip, which began in Astoria, Ore., had diverse objectives, including exploration of underwater mountains, called seamounts. On board was the manned...
Ocean Beauty intends to aquire Cook Inlet Processors

...facilities in Petersburg, Kodiak, Cordova, and Naknek. It has seafood distribution centers are in Salt Lake City, Boise, Idaho, Portland and Astoria, Ore., Seattle and Spokane, Wash., Dallas, and Vancouver, British Columbia.
'Beauty and conflict'

...from packed crowds at the national FisherPoets Gathering in Astoria, Ore., gained him the respect of his fellow fishermen, and...Schoonmaker took "Chrome" and a handful of other poems with him to Astoria, Ore., for the FisherPoets gathering. He's been back...
Coast Guard black hulls meet

...vessels attending include Alaska's Spar, Maple, Hickory (Homer), and Sycamore (Cordova), and the Fir, home ported in Astoria, Ore.The 100-footers are coastal buoy tenders Henry Blake and the Ketchikan based Anthony Petit.The Canadian Coast Guard...
Festival offers 'virtual vacation'

...45-minute main feature titled "Fisher Poets," which Yeager said focuses on Alaska and Northwest fisher folk who gather in Astoria, Ore., yearly to express the joy and toil of their profession in verse. The poems are set against a backdrop of interviews...
The rhymes of the mariners

...Washington with his wife. Life without fishing wasn't complete until a friend introduced him to the FisherPoets Gathering in Astoria, Ore. It was the next best thing to being in an Alaskan bar surrounded by fellow fishermen, he said. Dixon's work reflected...
Classes spark passion for Ketchikan glass artists

...especially enjoys Alaska and water themes, she said.She also has begun to make fused-glass pieces. When she moved to Astoria, Wash., for a couple of years, she was so happy to have materials available that she said she stockpiled them and bought...
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