KAST 1370 - News And Talk For The Coast http://www.kast1370.com/index.php 2014-11-29T01:44:54-08:00 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management WDFW Sets More Clam Seasons For Peninsula 2014-11-28T14:56:08-08:00 2014-11-28T14:56:08-08:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3538:wdfw-sets-more-clam-seasons-for-peninsula&catid=17&Itemid=677 Tom Freel tom.freel@ohanamediagroup.com <div class="feed-description"><p><img src="images/stories/clamming.jpg" width="150" height="113" style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left;" />Razor clam diggers can count on a week-long opening beginning Dec. 3 and start planning trips to Washington's beaches in early 2015, after state shellfish managers today announced a schedule of proposed digs through February.</p> <p>The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the seven-day dig, which runs Dec. 3-9, after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat.</div> <div class="feed-description"><p><img src="images/stories/clamming.jpg" width="150" height="113" style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left;" />Razor clam diggers can count on a week-long opening beginning Dec. 3 and start planning trips to Washington's beaches in early 2015, after state shellfish managers today announced a schedule of proposed digs through February.</p> <p>The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the seven-day dig, which runs Dec. 3-9, after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat.</div> Wrong Way Driver Fatal On 1-5 2014-11-25T17:06:18-08:00 2014-11-25T17:06:18-08:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3536:wrong-way-driver-fatal-on-1-5&catid=17&Itemid=677 Tom Freel tom.freel@ohanamediagroup.com <div class="feed-description"><p><img src="images/wrong%20way.jpg" width="150" height="113" style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left;" />the Oregon State Police (OSP) received a call just before 3am today reporting a wrong-way driver on Interstate 5 near Brooks. About one minute later, OSP received a second call of a head-on crash on Interstate 5 near milepost 266.5. The Marion County Sheriff's Office and Keizer Police Department responded to the scene to assist until OSP troopers arrived to conduct the investigation.</div> <div class="feed-description"><p><img src="images/wrong%20way.jpg" width="150" height="113" style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left;" />the Oregon State Police (OSP) received a call just before 3am today reporting a wrong-way driver on Interstate 5 near Brooks. About one minute later, OSP received a second call of a head-on crash on Interstate 5 near milepost 266.5. The Marion County Sheriff's Office and Keizer Police Department responded to the scene to assist until OSP troopers arrived to conduct the investigation.</div> State Parks To Change Camping Rates Strategy 2014-11-24T18:57:16-08:00 2014-11-24T18:57:16-08:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3535:state-parks-to-change-camping-rates-strategy&catid=17&Itemid=677 Tom Freel tom.freel@ohanamediagroup.com <div class="feed-description"><p><img src="images/oprd%20logo.jpg" width="112" height="124" style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left;" />Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) today announced that it will replace its across-the-board "discovery season" discount program with targeted deals starting in 2015. The discounts are still in effect now through April 30, 2015, and reduce tent and RV campsite costs by $4 per night. The annual discount was created nearly 20 years ago, and is offered at all state park campgrounds in Oregon.</div> <div class="feed-description"><p><img src="images/oprd%20logo.jpg" width="112" height="124" style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left;" />Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) today announced that it will replace its across-the-board "discovery season" discount program with targeted deals starting in 2015. The discounts are still in effect now through April 30, 2015, and reduce tent and RV campsite costs by $4 per night. The annual discount was created nearly 20 years ago, and is offered at all state park campgrounds in Oregon.</div> High Tea Fashion Aides CMH Cancer Care 2014-11-24T18:49:22-08:00 2014-11-24T18:49:22-08:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3534:high-tea-fashion-aides-cmh-cancer-care&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/fashion%20for%20cancer.jpg" alt="" width="117" height="150" />Expanded cancer care at Columbia Memorial Hospital received a boost from the CMH Foundation's tea and holiday fashion show, "Puttin' on the Glitz," held Saturday, November 8th at the Astoria Golf &amp; Country Club. The event grossed over $15,000 which included a match for amounts raised during a special appeal by OHSU, the title sponsor.</p> </div> <div class="feed-description"><p><img style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left;" src="images/fashion%20for%20cancer.jpg" alt="" width="117" height="150" />Expanded cancer care at Columbia Memorial Hospital received a boost from the CMH Foundation's tea and holiday fashion show, "Puttin' on the Glitz," held Saturday, November 8th at the Astoria Golf &amp; Country Club. The event grossed over $15,000 which included a match for amounts raised during a special appeal by OHSU, the title sponsor.</p> </div> Humane Society Boosts Award Fund In Poaching Case 2014-11-24T15:16:41-08:00 2014-11-24T15:16:41-08:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3533:humane-society-boosts-award-fund-in-poaching-case&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/poach%20tillamook.jpg" alt="" width="200" height="150" />A reward of up to $6,000 is now offered for information to assist the Oregon State Police Fish &amp; Wildlife Division's investigation into multiple illegally killed deer and elk cases in Tillamook County. &nbsp;OSP Fish &amp; Wildlife Division troopers from the Tillamook office have responded to multiple reports of illegally killed deer and elk in the East Beaver and Sand Lake areas. Some of the illegally killed wildlife includes an elk in the Wildcat area of East Beaver, the shooting and waste of a bull elk along Highway 101 in Beaver where the head was removed, and the killing of multiple deer along East Beaver Creek.</p> </div> <div class="feed-description"><p><img style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left;" src="images/poach%20tillamook.jpg" alt="" width="200" height="150" />A reward of up to $6,000 is now offered for information to assist the Oregon State Police Fish &amp; Wildlife Division's investigation into multiple illegally killed deer and elk cases in Tillamook County. &nbsp;OSP Fish &amp; Wildlife Division troopers from the Tillamook office have responded to multiple reports of illegally killed deer and elk in the East Beaver and Sand Lake areas. Some of the illegally killed wildlife includes an elk in the Wildcat area of East Beaver, the shooting and waste of a bull elk along Highway 101 in Beaver where the head was removed, and the killing of multiple deer along East Beaver Creek.</p> </div> Crab Season On The Way 2014-11-23T02:46:08-08:00 2014-11-23T02:46:08-08:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3532:crab-season-on-the-way&catid=17&Itemid=677 Tom Freel tom.freel@ohanamediagroup.com <div class="feed-description"><p><img src="images/stories/crab.jpg" width="150" height="99" style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left;" />Fresh Dungeness crab is on the menu for holiday feasts after fishery managers determined the Oregon commercial crab season is ready to open on Dec. 1 at 9 a.m. &nbsp;Quality testing showed crab exceeded minimum pre-season test criteria in Oregon, Washington and California waters. Fishery managers from the three states met today and agreed to open commercial crabbing from the Klipsan Beach, Wash., to Point Arena, Calif. on Dec. 1.</p> </div> <div class="feed-description"><p><img src="images/stories/crab.jpg" width="150" height="99" style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left;" />Fresh Dungeness crab is on the menu for holiday feasts after fishery managers determined the Oregon commercial crab season is ready to open on Dec. 1 at 9 a.m. &nbsp;Quality testing showed crab exceeded minimum pre-season test criteria in Oregon, Washington and California waters. Fishery managers from the three states met today and agreed to open commercial crabbing from the Klipsan Beach, Wash., to Point Arena, Calif. on Dec. 1.</p> </div> USCG Goes With Social Media For Bar Closure Alerts 2014-11-21T12:10:47-08:00 2014-11-21T12:10:47-08:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3531:uscg-goes-with-social-media-for-bar-closure-alerts&catid=17&Itemid=677 Tom Freel tom.freel@ohanamediagroup.com <div class="feed-description"><p><img src="images/coast%20guard.jpg" width="150" height="150" style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left;" />The Coast Guard 13th District will use social media for all future river bar closure information announcements along the Pacific Northwest coast beginning Thursday.</p> <p>Bar closure announcements have historically been sent out using press releases and posted to the Coast Guard Newsroom at www.uscgnews.com. The transition to the use of social media is designed to get the information to potentially affected users of the waterway quickly and more efficiently.</div> <div class="feed-description"><p><img src="images/coast%20guard.jpg" width="150" height="150" style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left;" />The Coast Guard 13th District will use social media for all future river bar closure information announcements along the Pacific Northwest coast beginning Thursday.</p> <p>Bar closure announcements have historically been sent out using press releases and posted to the Coast Guard Newsroom at www.uscgnews.com. The transition to the use of social media is designed to get the information to potentially affected users of the waterway quickly and more efficiently.</div> A Case For Locking Your Doors 2014-11-20T14:17:27-08:00 2014-11-20T14:17:27-08:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3530:a-case-for-locking-your-doors&catid=17&Itemid=677 Tom Freel tom.freel@ohanamediagroup.com <div class="feed-description"><p><img src="images/stories/ast%20police%20badge.jpg" width="132" height="152" style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left;" />Astoria Police arrested Jesse Allan Pitts, age 32, of Astoria Wednesday on two counts of Burglary I. The arrest was based on follow up initiated by Officer Matt Clausen. The Astoria Police Department has received reports, since the beginning of November, of a male subject being found either in houses or on porches. In some cases the reports were made by part time residents who found evidence that someone had been living inside their residence. In one case the subject had actually broken through an interior wall.</div> <div class="feed-description"><p><img src="images/stories/ast%20police%20badge.jpg" width="132" height="152" style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left;" />Astoria Police arrested Jesse Allan Pitts, age 32, of Astoria Wednesday on two counts of Burglary I. The arrest was based on follow up initiated by Officer Matt Clausen. The Astoria Police Department has received reports, since the beginning of November, of a male subject being found either in houses or on porches. In some cases the reports were made by part time residents who found evidence that someone had been living inside their residence. In one case the subject had actually broken through an interior wall.</div> Icy Conditions Blamed For Highway 103 Fatal Crash 2014-11-19T17:48:36-08:00 2014-11-19T17:48:36-08:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3529:icy-conditions-blamed-for-highway-103-fatal-crash&catid=17&Itemid=677 Tom Freel tom.freel@ohanamediagroup.com <div class="feed-description"><p>Oregon State Police troopers were dispatched Tuesday evening to a single vehicle rollover crash on highway 103 at milepost 6.5 with a single confirmed fatality. Investigation at the scene suggests icy conditions were a factor as the involved vehicle, a 2000 Ford F-250 pickup, was negotiating a curve, lost control, rolled over and struck a tree. The vehicles driver, identified as DAVID WEISS, 68, of Forest Grove, and another passenger were not injured. The right rear occupant, identified as EDWARD VAUGHN, 59, of Portland, died as a result of injuries sustained during the crash. Investigators indicated Vaughn was not wearing his safety belt at the time of the crash.</p> <p>OSP Lieutenant Andrew Merila said OSP was assisted at the scene by the Clatsop County Sheriff's Office, The Oregon Department of Transportation, MEDIX Ambulance service and the Elsie Area Fire Department.</p></div> <div class="feed-description"><p>Oregon State Police troopers were dispatched Tuesday evening to a single vehicle rollover crash on highway 103 at milepost 6.5 with a single confirmed fatality. Investigation at the scene suggests icy conditions were a factor as the involved vehicle, a 2000 Ford F-250 pickup, was negotiating a curve, lost control, rolled over and struck a tree. The vehicles driver, identified as DAVID WEISS, 68, of Forest Grove, and another passenger were not injured. The right rear occupant, identified as EDWARD VAUGHN, 59, of Portland, died as a result of injuries sustained during the crash. Investigators indicated Vaughn was not wearing his safety belt at the time of the crash.</p> <p>OSP Lieutenant Andrew Merila said OSP was assisted at the scene by the Clatsop County Sheriff's Office, The Oregon Department of Transportation, MEDIX Ambulance service and the Elsie Area Fire Department.</p></div> Warrenton LNG Plant and Pipeline Up For Comment 2014-11-19T17:31:26-08:00 2014-11-19T17:31:26-08:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3528:warrenton-lng-plant-and-pipeline-up-for-comment&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/lng%20warrenton.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="68" />It's not often that the Oregon LNG project surfaces for public scrutiny. &nbsp;This is one of those times. &nbsp;The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a notice seeking public comment on environmental permits for the project planned for Warrenton's Skipanon Peninsula and an associated 87 mile long pipeline that would stretch from the proposed plant to a connection with the Northwest pipeline near Woodland, Washington.</p> </div> <div class="feed-description"><p><img style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left;" src="images/lng%20warrenton.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="68" />It's not often that the Oregon LNG project surfaces for public scrutiny. &nbsp;This is one of those times. &nbsp;The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a notice seeking public comment on environmental permits for the project planned for Warrenton's Skipanon Peninsula and an associated 87 mile long pipeline that would stretch from the proposed plant to a connection with the Northwest pipeline near Woodland, Washington.</p> </div> Clatsop County Enjoys Fourth Lowest Unemployment Rate 2014-11-19T15:05:17-08:00 2014-11-19T15:05:17-08:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3527:clatsop-county-enjoys-fourth-lowest-unemployment-rate&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/jobs.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="100" />Oregon State Employment reports local labor statistics monthly and indicates Clatsop County's rate of unemployment is 6.0%. &nbsp;That's lower than the Statewide rate of 7.1% after adjustments were made for September's figures. &nbsp;The State reports that the number of unemployed people still on the roles is the fourth lowest in Oregon.</p> </div> <div class="feed-description"><p><img style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left;" src="images/stories/jobs.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="100" />Oregon State Employment reports local labor statistics monthly and indicates Clatsop County's rate of unemployment is 6.0%. &nbsp;That's lower than the Statewide rate of 7.1% after adjustments were made for September's figures. &nbsp;The State reports that the number of unemployed people still on the roles is the fourth lowest in Oregon.</p> </div>