For some, paying escalating water and sewer bills is a tough proposition. Typically the city sends out upward to 350 shut-off first notices every other month and ends up shutting off service to an average of 8 households when deadlines aren't met. With Monday's council decision some help will be on the way as the city approves a program that would set aside $10,000 to help those most in need.
Oregon investors have already lost millions of dollars in 2013 in classic high-risk investments involving everything from a gold mine to oil and gas schemes to a struggling Russian ethanol plant.
The Astoria Fire Department fire engines will be parading through neighborhoods in Astoria on Monday, December 9th, Tuesday, December 10th, and Wednesday, December 11th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Firefighters, family, and friends will be picking up non-perishable food items and donations for needy families this holiday season. The fire engines will be decorated with lights and playing Christmas music. We've heard that Santa Claus will be making an appearance
In December, the Astoria Library Board will hold two public meetings pertaining to the Astoria Library Renovation Study. The first meeting will take place on Wednesday, December 4 at 7:00PM, at the Astoria Public Library. For those who cannot attend a weekday meeting, the Board will host a Saturday coffee on December 7 from 11:00AM to 1:00PM, in the Flag Room.
North Clatsop County agencies are teaming up in Astoria and Warrenton along with the Oregon State Police, for the Thanksgiving (November 22nd to December 2nd) Oregon Impact High Visibility Enforcement for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants Enforcement. The enforecemnt effort dovetails with high priority drunk driving enforcement along the west coast
Astoria Police hope to view video from security cameras monitoring the U.S. Bank parking lot Saturday to track down the culprit responsible for making off with an eight foot decorative candy cane stolen as crews worked to decorate downtown streets over the weekend.
OSU Extension Clatsop County celebrated its 25th Annual OSU Master Gardener graduation with the graduation of 11 new OSU Master Gardeners at a ceremony on November 21. To qualify for the Master Gardener designation, participants were required to complete 60 hours of training and 60 hours of volunteer time.
On November 20th, 2013, the Clatsop County Sheriff's Office, Warrenton Police Department, Seaside Police Department received several reports from citizens who received phones calls from a man pretending to be a Major with the Sheriff's Office. The man introduced himself as "Major Tom Wilson," and told the victims that they had missed jury duty and were going to be arrested.