Gearhart, Seaside and Warrenton are affected by  large power outage Saturday night that Pacifc Power does not expect to have restored until early Sunday morning. That's only a best estimate from the company which reports that crews are on the scene working on repairs. It's reported that the outage is affecting over 8,000 in the area and was caused by a blown transformer at a Seaside substation this evening.

 

The Coast Guard strongly cautions beachgoers and recreational boaters to be aware of possible dangers and stay safe while enjoying the Oregon and Washington coasts over the holiday weekend.  Since May, the Coast Guard has responded to more than 10 cases involving boaters and beachgoers in distress which resulted in fatalities.

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After fishing last weekend nearly exhausted the available spring quota, the spring all-depth Pacific halibut fishery on Oregon’s central coast is closed until Aug. 7.

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Coast Guard crews rescued three people after their vessel ran aground on Sand Island, Wash., Thursday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria transferred the boaters to Station Cape Disappointment, in Ilwaco, Wash., with no reported injuries at 12:35 p.m.

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Starting tomorrow, July 1, recreational marijuana becomes legal in Oregon for adults 21 and older. But there are limits.

The What's Legal? public education campaign (www.whatslegaloregon.com) provides basic information about what is and is not permissible under Measure 91, the voter-approved initiative passed last November.

Using the slogan "Educate Before You Recreate," the website is part of a larger campaign that launched two weeks ago and includes a social media campaign; radio, newspaper and digital ads; and a toolkit with posters, a video, shareable social media posts and other materials (including those in Spanish) that can be shared and downloaded from the website.

People can also connect with the campaign via facebook.com/whatslegalOR (Facebook) and @whatslegalOR (Twitter and Instagram).

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State officials are advising anglers and other travelers to expect delays on State Route 4 near Cathlamet this summer for a state project to replace two aging culverts beneath the highway.

The project site is located on a key route between Interstate 5 and fishing areas on the lower Columbia River, downriver from Longview.

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Sean Michael Davies, 22, a U.S. Citizen residing in Warrenton, Oregon, was arrested this morning after he surrendered to agents of the FBI in connection with charges involving the planting of a fake bomb on a Dutch airliner

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A huge mass of unusually warm water that scientists have dubbed "The Blob" has lurked off the West Coast for much of the past two years and speculation is growing that it may be connected in some way with the drought plaguing West Coast states.

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State officials announced they have approved an application from Clatsop County, the City of Warrenton and the Port of Astoria to establish a local enterprise zone.

The Clatsop Enterprise Zone will offer temporary property tax relief to qualifying businesses setting up or expanding on selected properties.

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With temperatures expected to hit triple digits in the valley the coast will be a destination to beat the heat for Portlanders over the next few days but we will see warmer days than we typically see in summertime at the beach. Forecasters now say the North Coast could climb into the low to mid 80's which might not be comfortable for many here. Pacific Power is offering some suggestions that might help.

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At their meeting this week the Clatsop County Commission approved the following Fiscal Year 2015-16 budgets:

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