KAST 1370 - News And Talk For The Coast http://www.kast1370.com/index.php 2014-11-24T08:18:02-08:00 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management 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> Future Road Projects Up For Comment 2014-11-19T13:23:27-08:00 2014-11-19T13:23:27-08:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3526:future-road-projects-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/stories/road%20work.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="138" />After months of collaborating with local and regional transportation planning organizations, the Washington State Department of Transportation is ready to present its annual list of future statewide transportation-improvement projects to the public for review and comment.</p> </div> <div class="feed-description"><p><img style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left;" src="images/stories/road%20work.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="138" />After months of collaborating with local and regional transportation planning organizations, the Washington State Department of Transportation is ready to present its annual list of future statewide transportation-improvement projects to the public for review and comment.</p> </div> Pacific County to Host Tsunami Forums 2014-11-19T13:05:23-08:00 2014-11-19T13:05:23-08:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3525:pacific-county-to-host-tsunami-forums&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/CAP_103%20Nov.%2008%2014.23.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="125" />The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency will be hosting a series of Community Forums regarding Tsunami Inundation for the Long Beach Peninsula.</p> </div> <div class="feed-description"><p><img style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left;" src="images/CAP_103%20Nov.%2008%2014.23.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="125" />The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency will be hosting a series of Community Forums regarding Tsunami Inundation for the Long Beach Peninsula.</p> </div> Congressional Coalition Calls On Coast Guard To Cancel Base Closures 2014-11-19T12:57:39-08:00 2014-11-19T12:57:39-08:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3524:congressional-coalition-calls-on-coast-guard-to-cancel-base-closures&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/base%20closure.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="85" />Members of Congress from South Carolina joined Oregon lawmakers in calling on the U.S. Coast Guard to keep facilities in Oregon and South Carolina from closing next month.</p> </div> <div class="feed-description"><p><img style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left;" src="images/base%20closure.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="85" />Members of Congress from South Carolina joined Oregon lawmakers in calling on the U.S. Coast Guard to keep facilities in Oregon and South Carolina from closing next month.</p> </div> City Wins Court Case, CHIP-IN Program Success, Mayor Critical Of County Commission 2014-11-18T15:23:05-08:00 2014-11-18T15:23:05-08:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3523:city-wins-court-case-chip-in-program-success-mayor-critical-of-county-commission&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="float: left;" />The city of Astoria has won it's case in appellate court over the district attorney's demand that all dui cases be sited directly to circuit court. Mayor Van Dusen said that the city was congratulated by the League of Oregon Cities for that win and city attorney Blair Henningsgaard said the ruling is a win for municipal independence from state control.</p> <p>The city parks and rec department has a win of it's own with the volunteer program started this year to clean up parks. In a presentation last night volunteer coordinator Janice Galizio told the city council that giant dumpsters of debris was removed, fresh cedar chips in the thousands of pounds were added to playgrounds and the city cemetery got a sprucing up as well. The CHIP-IN program raised nearly $7000.00 in donations.</div> <div class="feed-description"><p><img src="images/stories/astoria%20seal.jpg" width="108" height="109" style="float: left;" />The city of Astoria has won it's case in appellate court over the district attorney's demand that all dui cases be sited directly to circuit court. Mayor Van Dusen said that the city was congratulated by the League of Oregon Cities for that win and city attorney Blair Henningsgaard said the ruling is a win for municipal independence from state control.</p> <p>The city parks and rec department has a win of it's own with the volunteer program started this year to clean up parks. In a presentation last night volunteer coordinator Janice Galizio told the city council that giant dumpsters of debris was removed, fresh cedar chips in the thousands of pounds were added to playgrounds and the city cemetery got a sprucing up as well. The CHIP-IN program raised nearly $7000.00 in donations.</div> Vote To Name New Gearhart Beach Trail 2014-11-15T02:33:34-08:00 2014-11-15T02:33:34-08:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3519:vote-to-name-new-gearhart-beach-trail&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) and the City of Gearhart want your vote -- on the name of a trail, that is. The newly-designed trail is adjacent to Gearhart Ocean State Recreation Area at Little Beach. Over the past two years, park officials have worked with City of Gearhart to create a new, single trail that accesses the beach to the north of the shorebird conservation area. It was designed to encourage shorebird nesting near the Necanicum Estuary.</p> <p>The list of possible names comes from entries dreamed up by children in grades 2-5 at Gearhart Elementary School. OPRD and Gearhart city officials thought that local schoolchildren would be the perfect trail "owners," so they reached out to the principal and teachers at Gearhart Elementary School, and turned the whole thing into a contest. The kids came up with more than 30 names, which were narrowed down to 10.</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) and the City of Gearhart want your vote -- on the name of a trail, that is. The newly-designed trail is adjacent to Gearhart Ocean State Recreation Area at Little Beach. Over the past two years, park officials have worked with City of Gearhart to create a new, single trail that accesses the beach to the north of the shorebird conservation area. It was designed to encourage shorebird nesting near the Necanicum Estuary.</p> <p>The list of possible names comes from entries dreamed up by children in grades 2-5 at Gearhart Elementary School. OPRD and Gearhart city officials thought that local schoolchildren would be the perfect trail "owners," so they reached out to the principal and teachers at Gearhart Elementary School, and turned the whole thing into a contest. The kids came up with more than 30 names, which were narrowed down to 10.</div>