During the week of July 29, 2013 the Astoria Police Department will be conducting a focused Pedestrian Safety Enforcement in Astoria. During this focused enforcement the officers involved will be stopping and contacting drivers who are violating Oregon's vehicle and pedestrian safety laws. Though officers involved in this enforcement effort will be focused on the pedestrian laws, they will also be contacting drivers who commit other traffic violations.
A public health advisory was issued today due to higher-than-normal levels of bacteria in ocean waters at Short Sand Beach , also known as "Smugglers Cove" a popular surfing spot at Oswald West State Park.
Famed country singer/songwriter Phil Vassar will give a concert in Astoria on Labor Day. All proceeds will benefit the Columbia Memorial Hospital Foundation's Cancer Care Phase 2 project, which will support CMH's plans to expand its oncology facilities and services.
The Board of Directors of Clatsop Community College elected its new officers for 2013-2014 at its regular board meeting, July 9, 2013. The Board continues to demonstrate its commitment to rotating leadership broadly among the members.
Astoria will host a commemoration in October to mark the 100-year anniversary of the founding of the Indian nationalist Ghadar Party. The political movement, driven by Asian Indians of the U.S. West Coast who wished to free India from British rule, was born during a meeting in Astoria's local Finnish Socialist Hall in May 1913.
On Thursday July 25th at approximately 1:15 PM a fire was reported at the Weyerhaeuser plant located at 3401 Industrial Way in Longview. When fire crews arrived they were greeted by Weyerhaeuser staff advising that there was a fire was on the second floor of a large warehouse
Astoria's city library can use a make-over. The Library Board and the Friends of the Library have been discussing the idea for some time and have reached the point where they are ready to invite the public to become actively involved in the process with a number of opportunites to offer input over the next month.
The Seaside City Council has taken the first steps to control outdoor lighting in the town with the introduction of a new ordinance that sets out some rules designed to reduce the incidence of lighting nuisances.
Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation (Q Corp) has released updated quality scores for primary care clinics across the state on its Partner for Quality Care website. The site allows consumers and other stakeholders to compare how clinics in Oregon perform in areas such as preventive care, chronic disease care and appropriate use of health care services. After reviewing the data it becomes clear the quality scoring is less than useful for rural Oregonians on the coast.
Clatsop Economic Development Resources in cooperation with Clatsop Community College and the Oregon Governor's office is bringing a seminar and networking opportunity back to the North Coast that last year had a positive effect on local businesses that met certification standards attracting contract work.
An 87-year old Seaside man died Saturday night following an afternoon single vehicle traffic crash along Highway 101 north of Gearhart. Preliminary investigation indicates the victim may have had a medical emergency prior to driving off the highway and crashing his vehicle.