KAST 1370 - News And Talk For The Coast http://www.kast1370.com/index.php 2014-10-21T09:43:43-07:00 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management Police Ask Public's Help To Find Robber 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:police-ask-public-s-help-to-find-robber&catid=17&Itemid=677 Tom Freel tom.freel@ohanamediagroup.com <div class="feed-description"><p><img src="images/robber.jpg" width="200" height="134" style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left;" />On October 20, 2014, at about 930 PM Astoria Police responded to a report of a robbery. A 22 year old Warrenton man reported he had picked up a male hitchhiker somewhere between Seaside and Warrenton and that while transporting him into Astoria the hitchhiker pulled a gun and pointed it at him telling him to give him his money. The hitchhiker took an undisclosed amount of money and then ran from the car in the area of 37th and Lief Erickson. Left behind by the suspect was a backpack that had identifying information including a traffic citation. The suspect was identified as Dylan Krizan age 20 of Astoria.</p> <p>Krizan has not been located. He is described as 5 foot 6 inches tall, 160 lbs, with blonde hair and blue eyes. Anyone who sees Krizan is asked to call Astoria Police or their local law enforcement. Krizan is assumed to be armed and should not be approached. If you have any further information about this case please contact Officer Andrew Randall at 503.325.4411 orarandall@astoria.or.us.</p></div> <div class="feed-description"><p><img src="images/robber.jpg" width="200" height="134" style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left;" />On October 20, 2014, at about 930 PM Astoria Police responded to a report of a robbery. A 22 year old Warrenton man reported he had picked up a male hitchhiker somewhere between Seaside and Warrenton and that while transporting him into Astoria the hitchhiker pulled a gun and pointed it at him telling him to give him his money. The hitchhiker took an undisclosed amount of money and then ran from the car in the area of 37th and Lief Erickson. Left behind by the suspect was a backpack that had identifying information including a traffic citation. The suspect was identified as Dylan Krizan age 20 of Astoria.</p> <p>Krizan has not been located. He is described as 5 foot 6 inches tall, 160 lbs, with blonde hair and blue eyes. Anyone who sees Krizan is asked to call Astoria Police or their local law enforcement. Krizan is assumed to be armed and should not be approached. If you have any further information about this case please contact Officer Andrew Randall at 503.325.4411 orarandall@astoria.or.us.</p></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> OSP Looking For Refuge Elk Poacher 2014-10-02T13:57:38-07:00 2014-10-02T13:57:38-07:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3459:osp-looking-for-refuge-elk-poacher&catid=17&Itemid=677 Tom Freel tom.freel@ohanamediagroup.com <div class="feed-description"><p><img src="images/elk%20poach.JPG" width="150" height="113" style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left;" />Oregon State P olice (OSP) Fish &amp; Wildlife Division asks for the public's help for information to identify the person responsible for the mid-September unlawful killing of a large bull elk on the Jewell Meadows Elk Refuge in Clatsop County. A reward of up to $1000 is offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case.</div> <div class="feed-description"><p><img src="images/elk%20poach.JPG" width="150" height="113" style="margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left;" />Oregon State P olice (OSP) Fish &amp; Wildlife Division asks for the public's help for information to identify the person responsible for the mid-September unlawful killing of a large bull elk on the Jewell Meadows Elk Refuge in Clatsop County. A reward of up to $1000 is offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case.</div> All Invited to Bridge Rehab Open House 2014-10-02T13:42:22-07:00 2014-10-02T13:42:22-07:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3458:all-invited-to-bridge-rehab-open-house&catid=17&Itemid=677 Tom Freel tom.freel@ohanamediagroup.com <div class="feed-description"><p>The public is invited to an open house that is scheduled October 7 about a major rehabilitation project to repair the historic Lewis &amp; Clark River and Old Youngs Bay Bridges. The public open house will highlight the project, bridge closures and traffic impacts It is scheduled for Tuesday, October 7 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 204 Marine Drive, in Astoria.</div> <div class="feed-description"><p>The public is invited to an open house that is scheduled October 7 about a major rehabilitation project to repair the historic Lewis &amp; Clark River and Old Youngs Bay Bridges. The public open house will highlight the project, bridge closures and traffic impacts It is scheduled for Tuesday, October 7 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 204 Marine Drive, in Astoria.</div> Divers Set To Scour Riverfront 2014-10-01T17:02:46-07:00 2014-10-01T17:02:46-07:00 http://www.kast1370.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3457:divers-set-to-scour-riverfront&catid=17&Itemid=677 Tom Freel tom.freel@ohanamediagroup.com <div class="feed-description"><p>Saturday, October 4th is the Waterside underwater cleanup of the Astoria Waterfront where Divers will clean up the in-water shoreline of the Astoria submerged lands from 41st street to the Port of Astoria.</div> <div class="feed-description"><p>Saturday, October 4th is the Waterside underwater cleanup of the Astoria Waterfront where Divers will clean up the in-water shoreline of the Astoria submerged lands from 41st street to the Port of Astoria.</div>