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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.  A public information session on Monday, October 27 will provide the public with an opportunity to learn more about the construction project on Coast Guard property located on the north side of Klaskanine Avenue adjacent to the existing USCG housing area.

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.

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.

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.

George McCartin brings remarkable, varied experience to his run for Ward 1 on the Astoria City Council.

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.

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.  Here's the rundown....

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

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