Pump prices in Oregon and across the country continue to decline, providing welcome relief to Thanksgiving travelers. The national average for regular unleaded is at its lowest point since mid-July, while Oregon's is at its lowest point since mid-February.
Northwest residents might be thankful for a brief break in the rainstorms, if the forecast for Thursday is correct.
The Oregon State Police have confirmed that the the Clatsop County Courthouse was one of 28 different courthouse facilities in Oregon that received bomb threats on Monday in what appears to be a coordinated effort.
The next evening razor clam dig will get under way Monday (Nov. 26) at Twin Harbors beach, then expand to include openings at Long Beach, Copalis and Mocrocks later in the week.
The Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife have extended the closure of recreational and commercial mussel harvesting to include the entire Oregon Coast, from the mouth of the Columbia River to the California border, due to high levels of paralytic shellfish toxins. The closure includes mussels found on the beaches, rocks, jetties, and bay entrances along the Oregon Coast. The closure affects only mussels.
Clatsop Community College and the School Districts of Clatsop County will host an Education Town Hall presentation, Monday, December 3, 7:00 – 8:00pm in the CCC gym, Patriot Hall, 1650 Lexington Avenue, Astoria.
State Route 4 between Cathlamet and Longview is scheduled to reopen by 4 p.m. today, Nov. 20. The highway has been closed since 4 p.m. yesterday from just east of Cathlamet to the Germany Creek area (mileposts 36 to 48).
State economists expect Oregon to collect slightly more money in the near term than they forecast three months ago. Experts released the quarterly revenue forecast to state lawmakers on Tuesday. The latest forecast projects a slight uptick in revenue during the last six months of the current budget cycle, averting the need for major budget cuts immediately.
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