I have no idea how many people from the valley make the pilgrimage to the coast hoping to spot a gray whale spout during the migrations. Whale Watch Week is popular and people in general care very much about the whales.  They are amazing creatures. As it turns out, while we have pretty good idea about when the gray whales will be on the move, there are other whales out there. We really don't know exactly where those are going to be swimming at any given time as they follow their migrations.

Ballots are going out for the May 20th primary election next week so we have an other opportunity to make some changes in Clatsop County government.   The winners will be those that knock on the most doors and avoid political poison.  It's just that simple.

The Coastwatch Blog returns with a look at where the Astoria City Council went wrong in drafting what they seem to think are goals...But are really something else...

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