KAST 1370 - News And Talk For The Coast http://www.kast1370.com/index.php 2014-10-31T19:29:41-07:00 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management Celebrate The Election...Dig A Clam! 2014-10-31T15:47:51-07:00 2014-10-31T15:47:51-07:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3496:celebrate-the-election-dig-a-clam&catid=17&Itemid=677 Tom Freel tom.freel@ohanamediagroup.com <div class="feed-description"><p><img src="images/stories/KASTPIC_32.jpg" width="150" height="153" style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left;" />Clam diggers can return to Washington coastal beaches starting Tuesday, Nov. 4, to dig razor clams during the first of two planned openings in November.</p> <p>The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife approved the latest round of evening digs after marine toxin test results showed the clams are safe to eat. Digging is not allowed on any beach before noon.</div> <div class="feed-description"><p><img src="images/stories/KASTPIC_32.jpg" width="150" height="153" style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left;" />Clam diggers can return to Washington coastal beaches starting Tuesday, Nov. 4, to dig razor clams during the first of two planned openings in November.</p> <p>The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife approved the latest round of evening digs after marine toxin test results showed the clams are safe to eat. Digging is not allowed on any beach before noon.</div> Time Is Running Out... 2014-10-31T15:39:55-07:00 2014-10-31T15:39:55-07:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3495:time-is-running-out&catid=17&Itemid=677 Tom Freel tom.freel@ohanamediagroup.com <div class="feed-description"><p>Time is running out to return ballots for the Nov. 4 General Election.</p> <p>Ballots for the election must be returned by 8 p.m. Tuesday in order to be counted. To ensure their ballots arrive on time, voters are advised to bring completed ballots to one of the approved drop sites. Ballots placed in the mail before the deadline but not delivered until after will not be counted.</div> <div class="feed-description"><p>Time is running out to return ballots for the Nov. 4 General Election.</p> <p>Ballots for the election must be returned by 8 p.m. Tuesday in order to be counted. To ensure their ballots arrive on time, voters are advised to bring completed ballots to one of the approved drop sites. Ballots placed in the mail before the deadline but not delivered until after will not be counted.</div> Just A Few Tips For Today 2014-10-31T15:38:59-07:00 2014-10-31T15:38:59-07:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3494:just-a-few-tips-for-today&catid=17&Itemid=677 Tom Freel tom.freel@ohanamediagroup.com <div class="feed-description"><p>Halloween is one of the most exciting times of the year for children, but sometimes hectic for parents and guardians. In addition to worrying about costumes and cavities, parents must be conscious of where their children are and who they are with.</p> <p>Astoria 9-1-1 and NCMEC urges parents, guardians and children to remember that even though Halloween is a fun time, it is also a time when we cannot forget about safety. This Halloween, consider the following basic safety precautions to help make it a safe and fun night for our children.</p> </div> <div class="feed-description"><p>Halloween is one of the most exciting times of the year for children, but sometimes hectic for parents and guardians. In addition to worrying about costumes and cavities, parents must be conscious of where their children are and who they are with.</p> <p>Astoria 9-1-1 and NCMEC urges parents, guardians and children to remember that even though Halloween is a fun time, it is also a time when we cannot forget about safety. This Halloween, consider the following basic safety precautions to help make it a safe and fun night for our children.</p> </div> Warrenton Officer Convicted 2014-10-31T15:07:45-07:00 2014-10-31T15:07:45-07:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3493:warrenton-officer-convicted&catid=17&Itemid=677 Tom Freel tom.freel@ohanamediagroup.com <div class="feed-description"><p>A man who worked as a Warrenton police officer and sold guns for an elderly man but kept most of the money was sentenced to 15 days in jail and 18 months on probation.</div> <div class="feed-description"><p>A man who worked as a Warrenton police officer and sold guns for an elderly man but kept most of the money was sentenced to 15 days in jail and 18 months on probation.</div> Sen Johnson Honored 2014-10-28T14:12:53-07:00 2014-10-28T14:12:53-07:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3490:sen-johnson-honored&catid=17&Itemid=677 Tom Freel tom.freel@ohanamediagroup.com <div class="feed-description"><p><img style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left;" src="images/stories/betsy%20johnson.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="150" />Oregon State Senator Betsy Johnson (D-Scappoose) was awarded &nbsp;with the "Legislator of the Year" award from the Oregon Economic Development Association (OEDA), the state's leading trade organization for economic development agencies and professionals.</p> </div> <div class="feed-description"><p><img style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left;" src="images/stories/betsy%20johnson.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="150" />Oregon State Senator Betsy Johnson (D-Scappoose) was awarded &nbsp;with the "Legislator of the Year" award from the Oregon Economic Development Association (OEDA), the state's leading trade organization for economic development agencies and professionals.</p> </div> Vernonia Teens Injured In Saturday Crash 2014-10-26T18:37:42-07:00 2014-10-26T18:37:42-07:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3489:vernonia-teens-injured-in-saturday-crash&catid=17&Itemid=677 Tom Freel tom.freel@ohanamediagroup.com <div class="feed-description"><p><img src="images/vernonia%20crash.jpg" width="150" height="113" style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;" />Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Saturday night's teen-driver involved injury crash that occurred along Highway 47 about six miles south of Vernonia. The pickup contained 7 teenagers, of which three received injuries including the 16-year old driver.</div> <div class="feed-description"><p><img src="images/vernonia%20crash.jpg" width="150" height="113" style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;" />Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Saturday night's teen-driver involved injury crash that occurred along Highway 47 about six miles south of Vernonia. The pickup contained 7 teenagers, of which three received injuries including the 16-year old driver.</div> Merkley Meets With Newport Leaders 2014-10-24T17:40:55-07:00 2014-10-24T17:40:55-07:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3487:merkley-meets-with-newport-leaders&catid=17&Itemid=677 Tom Freel tom.freel@ohanamediagroup.com <div class="feed-description"><p>Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley visited Newport yesterday and met with local leaders to discuss next steps for saving the U.S. Coast Guard helicopter facility. This was a chance for Senator Merkley to hear directly from those impacted by this potential closure and talk about next steps that he can take in Washington to fight to reverse this decision.</p> </div> <div class="feed-description"><p>Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley visited Newport yesterday and met with local leaders to discuss next steps for saving the U.S. Coast Guard helicopter facility. This was a chance for Senator Merkley to hear directly from those impacted by this potential closure and talk about next steps that he can take in Washington to fight to reverse this decision.</p> </div> Police Investigate 101 Fatal 2014-10-24T17:38:28-07:00 2014-10-24T17:38:28-07:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3486:police-investigate-101-fatal&catid=17&Itemid=677 Tom Freel tom.freel@ohanamediagroup.com <div class="feed-description"><p><img style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left;" src="images/aaaaa101fatal.jpg" alt="aaaaa101fatal" width="150" height="95" />Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Tillamook County Sheriff's Office and Tillamook County District Attorney's Office, are continuing the investigation intoThursday afternoon's two vehicle fatal crash that occurred on Highway 101 about three miles north of Cloverdale in Tillamook County. One driver died and the other driver was arrested.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="feed-description"><p><img style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left;" src="images/aaaaa101fatal.jpg" alt="aaaaa101fatal" width="150" height="95" />Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Tillamook County Sheriff's Office and Tillamook County District Attorney's Office, are continuing the investigation intoThursday afternoon's two vehicle fatal crash that occurred on Highway 101 about three miles north of Cloverdale in Tillamook County. One driver died and the other driver was arrested.&nbsp;</p> </div> Tornado Whips Through Longview 2014-10-23T21:15:51-07:00 2014-10-23T21:15:51-07:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3482:tornado-whips-through-longview&catid=17&Itemid=677 Tom Freel tom.freel@ohanamediagroup.com <div class="feed-description"><p>Forecasters say a tornado has ripped down power lines and damaged property in Washington state.</p> <p>The National Weather Service says the tornado hit the southwest Washington city of Longview on Thursday afternoon.</p> <p>Police asked residents to avoid a section of the city affected by the strong winds.</p> <p>Video taken by a citizen appears to shows roof tiles being blown off a building.</p> <p>Jennifer Rossetti saw debris flying past her window and says wind blew the door off a nearby office supply store.</p> <p>The Longview Fire Department did not have injury reports or a damage estimate.</p></div> <div class="feed-description"><p>Forecasters say a tornado has ripped down power lines and damaged property in Washington state.</p> <p>The National Weather Service says the tornado hit the southwest Washington city of Longview on Thursday afternoon.</p> <p>Police asked residents to avoid a section of the city affected by the strong winds.</p> <p>Video taken by a citizen appears to shows roof tiles being blown off a building.</p> <p>Jennifer Rossetti saw debris flying past her window and says wind blew the door off a nearby office supply store.</p> <p>The Longview Fire Department did not have injury reports or a damage estimate.</p></div> Voters To Get Another Ballot-Latest Clarification 2014-10-23T15:25:05-07:00 2014-10-23T15:25:05-07:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3481:voters-to-get-another-ballot-latest-clarification&catid=17&Itemid=677 Tom Freel tom.freel@ohanamediagroup.com <div class="feed-description"><p>A further clarification this morning from Clatsop County on the supplemental ballot voters will receive as directed by the State after errors were discovered in the November 4th election ballots:</p> <p>All county voters will receive one more ballot with the corrected Clatsop College Bond question. The first ballot will not count for that item. You are asked to vote again.</p> <p>Voters in Cannon Beach will receive one supplemental ballot – it will contain both Measure 4-176-Clatsop Community College bond, and the Cannon Beach City Council At-Large contest.</p> <p>Supplemental ballots will be mailed out beginning Friday, Oct. 24.</p></div> <div class="feed-description"><p>A further clarification this morning from Clatsop County on the supplemental ballot voters will receive as directed by the State after errors were discovered in the November 4th election ballots:</p> <p>All county voters will receive one more ballot with the corrected Clatsop College Bond question. The first ballot will not count for that item. You are asked to vote again.</p> <p>Voters in Cannon Beach will receive one supplemental ballot – it will contain both Measure 4-176-Clatsop Community College bond, and the Cannon Beach City Council At-Large contest.</p> <p>Supplemental ballots will be mailed out beginning Friday, Oct. 24.</p></div> Astoria Works On Next Phase of Riverfront Plan 2014-10-23T14:59:31-07:00 2014-10-23T14:59:31-07:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3480:astoria-works-on-next-phase-of-riverfront-plan&catid=17&Itemid=677 Tom Freel tom.freel@ohanamediagroup.com <div class="feed-description"><p><img src="images/stories/astoria%20seal.jpg" width="108" height="109" style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left;" />The public is invited to sit in and comment when on October 28, 2014, at 6:30 p.m., immediately following the Traffic Safety Committee and&nbsp;Planning Commission meeting, the Planning Commission will hold a work session to begin to<br />discuss potential changes to the City's Development Code, Land Use and Zoning Map, and&nbsp;Comprehensive Plan aimed at implementing recommendations in the Astoria Riverfront Vision<br />Plan.</div> <div class="feed-description"><p><img src="images/stories/astoria%20seal.jpg" width="108" height="109" style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left;" />The public is invited to sit in and comment when on October 28, 2014, at 6:30 p.m., immediately following the Traffic Safety Committee and&nbsp;Planning Commission meeting, the Planning Commission will hold a work session to begin to<br />discuss potential changes to the City's Development Code, Land Use and Zoning Map, and&nbsp;Comprehensive Plan aimed at implementing recommendations in the Astoria Riverfront Vision<br />Plan.</div> Galizio Appointed To High Tech Panel 2014-10-23T14:23:36-07:00 2014-10-23T14:23:36-07:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3479:galizio-appointed-to-high-tech-panel&catid=17&Itemid=677 Tom Freel tom.freel@ohanamediagroup.com <div class="feed-description"><p><img style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left;" src="images/Galizio-Larry_submitted.jpg" alt="" width="104" height="150" />Clatsop Community College President Dr. Larry Galizio has been appointed as an academic member of Oregon's Engineering and Technology Industry Council (ETIC). He is one of only two community college representatives.</p> </div> <div class="feed-description"><p><img style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left;" src="images/Galizio-Larry_submitted.jpg" alt="" width="104" height="150" />Clatsop Community College President Dr. Larry Galizio has been appointed as an academic member of Oregon's Engineering and Technology Industry Council (ETIC). He is one of only two community college representatives.</p> </div> Oregon Congressional Delegation Asks USCG Delay Decision On Newport 2014-10-23T12:26:08-07:00 2014-10-23T12:26:08-07:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3478:oregon-congressional-delegation-asks-uscg-delay-decision-on-newport&catid=17&Itemid=677 Tom Freel tom.freel@ohanamediagroup.com <div class="feed-description"><p><img src="images/stories/coast%20guard.jpg" width="150" height="150" style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left;" />Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley joined today with Oregon Representatives Kurt Schrader, Peter DeFazio, Earl Blumenauer and Suzanne Bonamici to call on the U.S. Coast Guard to hold off on its abrupt decision to shut down its Newport Air Facility and to keep open this important piece of the coastal safety net through the busy crabbing season.</div> <div class="feed-description"><p><img src="images/stories/coast%20guard.jpg" width="150" height="150" style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left;" />Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley joined today with Oregon Representatives Kurt Schrader, Peter DeFazio, Earl Blumenauer and Suzanne Bonamici to call on the U.S. Coast Guard to hold off on its abrupt decision to shut down its Newport Air Facility and to keep open this important piece of the coastal safety net through the busy crabbing season.</div> Merkley To Rally Voters In Astoria Friday 2014-10-23T12:22:40-07:00 2014-10-23T12:22:40-07:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3477:merkley-to-rally-voters-in-astoria-friday&catid=17&Itemid=677 Tom Freel tom.freel@ohanamediagroup.com <div class="feed-description"><p>On Friday, October 24, Sen. Jeff Merkley will stop in Astoria as part of his "Jobs &amp; Opportunity Tour," where he'll stop in 50 towns throughout the state to encourage Oregonians to get out the vote.</p> <p>The 7-day, 50-town tour will conclude with an Election-eve rally in Portland on November 3.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Astoria stop is scheduled for Friday afternoon at 2:30 at Clatsop Community College, Columbia Hall in rom 219</p></div> <div class="feed-description"><p>On Friday, October 24, Sen. Jeff Merkley will stop in Astoria as part of his "Jobs &amp; Opportunity Tour," where he'll stop in 50 towns throughout the state to encourage Oregonians to get out the vote.</p> <p>The 7-day, 50-town tour will conclude with an Election-eve rally in Portland on November 3.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Astoria stop is scheduled for Friday afternoon at 2:30 at Clatsop Community College, Columbia Hall in rom 219</p></div> County Asks State For Elections Help 2014-10-22T11:46:41-07:00 2014-10-22T11:46:41-07:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3476:county-asks-state-for-elections-help&catid=17&Itemid=677 Tom Freel tom.freel@ohanamediagroup.com <div class="feed-description"><p><img src="images/stories/scott%20somers.jpg" width="150" height="193" style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left;" />Clatsop County Manager Scott Somers has requested that the Oregon Secretary of State's Office provide assistance to the county Clerk and Elections Office in processing ballots and other tasks for the Nov. 4 General Election.</p> <p>The request, made Tuesday, comes as the county moves forward to comply with a directive from the state requiring that the county issue supplemental ballots to county voters due to two errors affecting the Clatsop Community College bond measure and Cannon Beach City Council race.</div> <div class="feed-description"><p><img src="images/stories/scott%20somers.jpg" width="150" height="193" style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left;" />Clatsop County Manager Scott Somers has requested that the Oregon Secretary of State's Office provide assistance to the county Clerk and Elections Office in processing ballots and other tasks for the Nov. 4 General Election.</p> <p>The request, made Tuesday, comes as the county moves forward to comply with a directive from the state requiring that the county issue supplemental ballots to county voters due to two errors affecting the Clatsop Community College bond measure and Cannon Beach City Council race.</div> BREAKING-POLICE CAPTURE ROBBERY SUSPECT 2014-10-21T11:47:53-07:00 2014-10-21T11:47:53-07:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3475:breaking-police-capture-robbery-suspect&catid=17&Itemid=677 Tom Freel tom.freel@ohanamediagroup.com <div class="feed-description"><p><img style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left;" src="images/robber.jpg" alt="" width="200" height="134" />On October 21, 2014 at 10:30 AM Astoria Police Located Dylan Krizan, age 20 of Astoria. He was located near 32nd and Lief Erickson and taken into custody without incident. He was not armed at the time of arrest. Krizan was lodged at the Clatsop County Jail on charges of Robbery I, Theft II, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Use of a Firearm.</div> <div class="feed-description"><p><img style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left;" src="images/robber.jpg" alt="" width="200" height="134" />On October 21, 2014 at 10:30 AM Astoria Police Located Dylan Krizan, age 20 of Astoria. He was located near 32nd and Lief Erickson and taken into custody without incident. He was not armed at the time of arrest. Krizan was lodged at the Clatsop County Jail on charges of Robbery I, Theft II, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Use of a Firearm.</div> County Voters To Get Another Ballot After Another Error 2014-10-20T20:29:31-07:00 2014-10-20T20:29:31-07:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3474:county-voters-to-get-another-ballot-after-another-error&catid=17&Itemid=677 Tom Freel tom.freel@ohanamediagroup.com <div class="feed-description"><p><img style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left;" src="images/stories/Grimes-1.jpg" alt="" width="105" height="150" />On Monday, Clatsop County Manager Scott Somers placed County Clerk Maeve Kennedy Grimes on administrative leave while the county conducts an internal investigation of a ballot error involving a mistake in the college bond measure and a mistake in instructions for voting in a municipal race.. Valerie Crafard, Clerk of the Board, has been appointed Interim County Clerk.</p> </div> <div class="feed-description"><p><img style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left;" src="images/stories/Grimes-1.jpg" alt="" width="105" height="150" />On Monday, Clatsop County Manager Scott Somers placed County Clerk Maeve Kennedy Grimes on administrative leave while the county conducts an internal investigation of a ballot error involving a mistake in the college bond measure and a mistake in instructions for voting in a municipal race.. Valerie Crafard, Clerk of the Board, has been appointed Interim County Clerk.</p> </div>