KAST 1370 - News And Talk For The Coast http://www.kast1370.com/index.php 2014-10-23T08:48:29-07:00 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management 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> Astoria Says Goodbye To Another Department Head 2014-10-20T14:30:11-07:00 2014-10-20T14:30:11-07:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3473:astoria-says-goodbye-to-another-department-head&catid=17&Itemid=677 Tom Freel tom.freel@ohanamediagroup.com <div class="feed-description"><p>On Friday October 17, 2014 Peter Curzon announced his resignation from the Astoria Police Department. Curzon has served as Chief of Police in Astoria since August of 2008 ending his term as the 32nd Chief of Police since 1876. Before being hired by Astoria he served more than 30 years with the Riverside Police Department, retiring there as Captain. Curzon will remain employed until October 31, 2014, but will move to an advisory position closing out projects and working on leadership transition. Curzon has had a long and distinguished law enforcement career and is looking forward to moving into retirement.</div> <div class="feed-description"><p>On Friday October 17, 2014 Peter Curzon announced his resignation from the Astoria Police Department. Curzon has served as Chief of Police in Astoria since August of 2008 ending his term as the 32nd Chief of Police since 1876. Before being hired by Astoria he served more than 30 years with the Riverside Police Department, retiring there as Captain. Curzon will remain employed until October 31, 2014, but will move to an advisory position closing out projects and working on leadership transition. Curzon has had a long and distinguished law enforcement career and is looking forward to moving into retirement.</div> Coast Guard Expands Astoria Housing 2014-10-16T15:59:21-07:00 2014-10-16T15:59:21-07:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3471:coast-guard-expands-astoria-housing&catid=17&Itemid=677 Tom Freel tom.freel@ohanamediagroup.com <div class="feed-description"><p>The U.S. Coast Guard has been working with the City of Astoria on a project that will increase the number of housing units in the organization's south side development. &nbsp;A&nbsp;public information session on Monday, October 27 will provide the public with an opportunity to learn more about the&nbsp;construction project on Coast Guard property located on the north side of Klaskanine&nbsp;Avenue adjacent to the existing USCG housing area.</p> </div> <div class="feed-description"><p>The U.S. Coast Guard has been working with the City of Astoria on a project that will increase the number of housing units in the organization's south side development. &nbsp;A&nbsp;public information session on Monday, October 27 will provide the public with an opportunity to learn more about the&nbsp;construction project on Coast Guard property located on the north side of Klaskanine&nbsp;Avenue adjacent to the existing USCG housing area.</p> </div> Oregon Risk Said "Low" Local Hospital Prepared To Battle Ebola Virus 2014-10-15T15:51:01-07:00 2014-10-15T15:51:01-07:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3470:oregon-risk-said-low-local-hospital-prepared-to-battle-ebola-virus&catid=17&Itemid=677 Tom Freel tom.freel@ohanamediagroup.com <div class="feed-description"><p>Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH) is preparing now to protect its patients, staff and our community in the unlikely event that a patient seeks treatment for Ebola symptoms.</div> <div class="feed-description"><p>Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH) is preparing now to protect its patients, staff and our community in the unlikely event that a patient seeks treatment for Ebola symptoms.</div> Leaders Gather For Public Economic Forum 2014-10-10T16:26:08-07:00 2014-10-10T16:26:08-07:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3469:leaders-gather-for-public-economic-forum&catid=17&Itemid=677 Tom Freel tom.freel@ohanamediagroup.com <div class="feed-description"><p>Columbia Memorial Hospital Foundation will present an Economic Forum featuring a panel discussion titled "A Close-up of the Clatsop County Economy" on October 30, 2014.</div> <div class="feed-description"><p>Columbia Memorial Hospital Foundation will present an Economic Forum featuring a panel discussion titled "A Close-up of the Clatsop County Economy" on October 30, 2014.</div> Police Warn;Times They Are A Changin' 2014-10-09T17:40:53-07:00 2014-10-09T17:40:53-07:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3468:police-warn-times-they-are-a-changin&catid=17&Itemid=677 Tom Freel tom.freel@ohanamediagroup.com <div class="feed-description"><p><img style="float: left;" src="images/unnamed.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="100" />Astoria Police are looking for people who have been followed by, touched without their consent, or attacked by this suspect. They have obtained information that incidents such as these have occurred but gone unreported.</p> </div> <div class="feed-description"><p><img style="float: left;" src="images/unnamed.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="100" />Astoria Police are looking for people who have been followed by, touched without their consent, or attacked by this suspect. They have obtained information that incidents such as these have occurred but gone unreported.</p> </div> Social Justice, Clear Communication Hallmarks Of McCartin Campaign 2014-10-09T15:24:53-07:00 2014-10-09T15:24:53-07:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3467:social-justice-clear-communication-hallmarks-of-mccartin-campaign&catid=17&Itemid=677 Tom Freel tom.freel@ohanamediagroup.com <div class="feed-description"><p><img src="images/stories/vote%20counts.jpg" width="150" height="135" style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left;" />George McCartin brings remarkable, varied experience to his run for Ward 1 on the Astoria City Council.</p> <p>In a live interview on KAST 1370 Thursday morning, McCartin said he was a Catholic Priest who left the Priesthood over the Viet Nam war and found himself working in social services and then for the Equal Opportunity Commission which came about after passage of Civil Rights legislation which then helped launch his law career specializing in employment disputes.</div> <div class="feed-description"><p><img src="images/stories/vote%20counts.jpg" width="150" height="135" style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left;" />George McCartin brings remarkable, varied experience to his run for Ward 1 on the Astoria City Council.</p> <p>In a live interview on KAST 1370 Thursday morning, McCartin said he was a Catholic Priest who left the Priesthood over the Viet Nam war and found himself working in social services and then for the Equal Opportunity Commission which came about after passage of Civil Rights legislation which then helped launch his law career specializing in employment disputes.</div> Good News For Heritage Square, Police pay resolved,City Celebrates Main Street Awards, Mayor Supports College Bond 2014-10-07T15:29:07-07:00 2014-10-07T15:29:07-07:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3465:good-news-for-heritage-square-police-pay-resolved-city-celebrates-main-street-awards-mayor-supports-college-bond&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 Astoria City Council Monday evening heard some good news about Heritage Square, celebrated Awards the city won from the Oregon Mainstreet program, settled a long-running issue on police pay issue from some management employees, approved the Civic Greenway phase of the river front plan, amongst other things. &nbsp;Here's the rundown....</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 Astoria City Council Monday evening heard some good news about Heritage Square, celebrated Awards the city won from the Oregon Mainstreet program, settled a long-running issue on police pay issue from some management employees, approved the Civic Greenway phase of the river front plan, amongst other things. &nbsp;Here's the rundown....</div> Processing Backlog Delays Arrest 2014-10-06T15:18:04-07:00 2014-10-06T15:18:04-07:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3464:processing-backlog-delays-arrest&catid=17&Itemid=677 Tom Freel tom.freel@ohanamediagroup.com <div class="feed-description"><p>On October 3, 2014 Christopher J. York, age 30, of Astoria pled no contest to three counts of Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse in the First Degree and received a sentence of 72 months. This disposition concludes an investigation by Detective Sergeant Halverson that began on May 20, 2013</div> <div class="feed-description"><p>On October 3, 2014 Christopher J. York, age 30, of Astoria pled no contest to three counts of Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse in the First Degree and received a sentence of 72 months. This disposition concludes an investigation by Detective Sergeant Halverson that began on May 20, 2013</div> Police Arrest Suspected Rapist In Difficult Case 2014-10-06T15:07:35-07:00 2014-10-06T15:07:35-07:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3463:police-arrest-suspected-rapist-in-difficult-case&catid=17&Itemid=677 Tom Freel tom.freel@ohanamediagroup.com <div class="feed-description"><p>On October 3, 2014 at 5:45 PM Astoria Police arrested Clinton "Zippy" Holmen, a 29 year old transient for three counts of Rape III, three counts of Sex Abuse III, and three counts of Contributing to the Sexual Delinquency of a Minor.</div> <div class="feed-description"><p>On October 3, 2014 at 5:45 PM Astoria Police arrested Clinton "Zippy" Holmen, a 29 year old transient for three counts of Rape III, three counts of Sex Abuse III, and three counts of Contributing to the Sexual Delinquency of a Minor.</div> Coast Guard To Close Newport Air Facility 2014-10-03T16:04:12-07:00 2014-10-03T16:04:12-07:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3462:coast-guard-to-close-newport-air-facility&catid=17&Itemid=677 Tom Freel tom.freel@ohanamediagroup.com <div class="feed-description"><p>The Coast Guard is slated to close its air facility in Newport, Oregon, on Nov. 30. <p>The change comes as a result of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 that authorized the Service to close the facility in light of ongoing resource reductions.</div> <div class="feed-description"><p>The Coast Guard is slated to close its air facility in Newport, Oregon, on Nov. 30. <p>The change comes as a result of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 that authorized the Service to close the facility in light of ongoing resource reductions.</div> Local Weekend Forecast 2014-10-03T15:07:38-07:00 2014-10-03T15:07:38-07:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3461:local-weekend-forecast&catid=17&Itemid=677 Tom Freel tom.freel@ohanamediagroup.com <div class="feed-description"><p>More clouds tonight as a weak weather disturbance passes to the north. Lows drop to near 50. Tomorrow mostly cloudy with sun breaks and a high in the lower 70's. Winds turn NW 5-10 mph. There's just a slight chance of rain later Saturday. Expect a little more sun Sunday with highs again in the low 70's.</p> <p>-KAST 1370 Meteorologist Rick Van Cise</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="feed-description"><p>More clouds tonight as a weak weather disturbance passes to the north. Lows drop to near 50. Tomorrow mostly cloudy with sun breaks and a high in the lower 70's. Winds turn NW 5-10 mph. There's just a slight chance of rain later Saturday. Expect a little more sun Sunday with highs again in the low 70's.</p> <p>-KAST 1370 Meteorologist Rick Van Cise</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> Astoria Gains Recognition For Downtown Efforts 2014-10-02T14:16:58-07:00 2014-10-02T14:16:58-07:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3460:astoria-gains-recognition-for-downtown-efforts&catid=17&Itemid=677 Tom Freel tom.freel@ohanamediagroup.com <div class="feed-description"><p><img src="images/stories/ADHDA.jpg" width="150" height="111" style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left;" />Astoria received the highest number of awards for their downtown revitalization efforts at the 2014 Excellence in Downtown Revitalization Awards given by Oregon Main Street on Oct. 1 during the Oregon Main Street Annual Conference in McMinnville. Awards were received for: <p>Volunteer of the Year: Tiffany Estes<br />Outstanding Business: Street 14 Coffee<br />Best Adaptive Reuse: Buoy Beer Co.<br />Best Downtown Improvement Project: Garden of Surging Waves</div> <div class="feed-description"><p><img src="images/stories/ADHDA.jpg" width="150" height="111" style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left;" />Astoria received the highest number of awards for their downtown revitalization efforts at the 2014 Excellence in Downtown Revitalization Awards given by Oregon Main Street on Oct. 1 during the Oregon Main Street Annual Conference in McMinnville. Awards were received for: <p>Volunteer of the Year: Tiffany Estes<br />Outstanding Business: Street 14 Coffee<br />Best Adaptive Reuse: Buoy Beer Co.<br />Best Downtown Improvement Project: Garden of Surging Waves</div>