Clatsop County Senior Deputy Chance Moore has a new partner thanks to 24 local businesses and individuals that contributed to a fund that made it possible.  Scout joins the Sheriff's office as a K-9 officer this week.  In a news release the department thanks those who contributed to make it possibe for the new addition to the department and the training that was necessary to make Scout ready to hit the mean streets.

The Sheriff's department says thanks to: 

Arbor Care/Buoy Beer              Clatsop Distributing Inc.

Brims Farm and Garden            Clatsop Power

Columbia River Bar Pilots          Damarkon Inc TD & M Enterprises

Englund Marine                          Fultano’s Pizza/ Bubba’s Bar Sports Bar (Warrenton)

Elizabeth Gould                          Highlife Adventures

Hampton Mill                               Lektro

                                                    Masons Seaport Lodge 7            Reed & Hertig Packing Co.

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As Canadian negotiators met with U.S. officials and U.S. industry representatives in an attempt to resolve longstanding differences between the United States and Canada regarding subsidies to Canadian lumber production, Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden, Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, renewed his call for a real and lasting solution to this longstanding problem.

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Bayview Transit Mix, Inc., contractor for the City of Astoria’s 2016 Paving Project has scheduled paving work beginning next Wednesday. Read on for the complete schedule.

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The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is offering "free fishing" days through Tuesday while the agency's license sales system is down. Earlier this week, WDFW temporarily suspended the sale of fishing and hunting licenses. The agency is working with the state Office of Cyber Security (OCS) to investigate a vulnerability in an outside vendor's license sales system and is working to restore sales as soon as possible.

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On August 25, 2016, at 8:47 a.m., Oregon State Police (OSP) Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 26 near milepost 22.  The highway was closed for hours with a lengthy detour and officials urging motorists to avoid the area.

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This morning at the crack of dawn 12,600 hearty souls started the "Mother of All Relays"; The Annual Hood To Coast which begins at Timberline Lodge on the flanks of Oregon’s highest mountain with a shorter version starting in Portland and ends Saturday at the finish line in Seaside.

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Jessica Smith has been sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole for 38 years. The sentencing hearing was held this morning in a Clatsop County Courtroom for Vancouver, Washington mother who pleaded guilty to drowning her 2-year-old daughter and seriously injuring her 13-year-old daughter at a Cannon Beach resort in 2014.

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A big apartment project for Miles Crossing will get a new hearing in September. The phase one Bella Ridge Apartment project was turned down by the county planning commission when that body decided the project did not meet the zone change criteria that would allow those 48 apartments to be built on a plot of land adjacent to Lewis and Clark school. The developer has appealed that decision to the County Board of Commissioners who decided last night what kind of hearing that will be and set the date.

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Each day, cyber criminals launch thousands of attacks against the computer systems used by American businesses, organizations and community members using a type of malware called "Ransomware". The cost to the U.S. economy each year already reaches into the millions, but as the number and sophistication of the attacks increases, so do costs.

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The State Employment Division resports in Clatsop County seasonally adjusted nonfarm payroll employment fell by 350 in July to 17,780 jobs. Seasonally adjusted figures compare expected changes with actual changes. A gain of 280 jobs was expected for the month, but the county shed 70 jobs.

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Today crews will work to establish containment lines around the perimeter of the fire. They will focus on mop up efforts for areas of the fireline that have been constructed either by hand or dozer. Crews continue to patrol for spot fires throughout the fire area.

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