It's difficult at this point to know exactly what is happening with the local organization that provides low income housing in Clatsop County as the County Commission sorts through various issues. The Clatsop County Board of Commissioners recently dismissed the Clatsop County Housing Authority Board and took those powers onto themselves after it was found that CCHA had failed to properly make public notice of meetings and had made some decisions in sub-committee meetings not noticed as public. CCHA manages several low-income housing facilities around Clatsop County, including Owens-Adair in Astoria, Tillikum and Wapiti in Warrenton, and Clatsop Shores in Seaside, and makes housing grants available to a number of local social service organizations.
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider adopting broad-based changes in policies governing salmon and sturgeon fisheries on the lower Columbia River at a public meeting Jan. 11-12 in Olympia.
Have a few bags of empty cans and bottles lying around after the holidays? Bring them to Astoria High School from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, and let students from the band programs in Astoria schools take them off your hands
The results are in from the recent Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over DUI enforcement campaign conducted from November 21, 2012 through January 1, 2013. In Pacific County, nine motorists were stopped and arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
State fishery managers have approved the first razor clam dig of 2013, starting Tuesday (Jan. 8) at Twin Harbors and expanding to include three other ocean beaches later in the week.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the evening dig after marine toxin tests showed the clams on those beaches are safe to eat.
The Oregon Board of Forestry will mark a transition at its Jan. 9 meeting in Salem, as John Blackwell, whose term as board chair ended Dec. 31, passes the gavel to Tom Imeson, public affairs director at the Port of Portland. Michael Rose, a forest industry labor representative, is joining the board as well, succeeding Steve Wilson, whose term also ended Dec. 31.
There are only four days left to visit the Oregon History Museum's original exhibit The Mightiest Wind: The 1962 Columbus Day Storm, closing Sunday, January 6, 2013. Sponsored by Portland General Electric, the exhibit takes visitors back in time to the most devastating storm in Oregon's history.
As Washington state works on rules for implementing its new marijuana legalization law, a California company says it wants to bring marijuana dispensing machines to the state.
The city of Astoria is ready to take the next step in dealing with the dilapidated Flavel properties that have stood empty and unkept for many years blighting downtown. If the city council agrees Monday evening liens will be recorded on the Commercial street storefronts and the Flavel home on 15th which could eventually lead to foreclosure on those properties.
After leading the mostly volunteer Warrenton Fire Department for over 15 years Ted Ames will move across the bay to become Astoria's new Fire Chief with a swearing in ceremony at Monday's city council meeting
Oregon's Senator Jeff Merkley will hold town halls in Clatsop and Columbia Counties next week.
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