The Astoria City Council approved a zone change for Mark Carey, owner of Astoria Fultanos Pizza on two lots located behind the business off 7th street. Carey plans to make a paved off-street parking area there to augment the 21 parking spaces at that business. Neighbors had objected to the changes fearing that at some point the newly rezoned commercial property next to their homes might be built out some day.
The Clatsop County Sheriff's Office is making available ATV Safety classes to Clatsop County youth. As of January of 2012 all youth riding ATV's on public lands in Oregon are required to have completed a "hands on" class.
The next phase of Astoria's efforts to prevent sewage from hitting the Columbia River will take place in April of 2013 with completion projected in November and will result in a complete rebuild of 8th street. Among other things the project involves connecting some 10,000 feet of new pipe under the streets in and around the downtown area. City staff presented the project plan to the Astoria City Council Monday evening.
On December 17. 2012 at 0808 Astoria Police Responded to a report that a male subject had pointed a rifle at his care giver and made threats to Charter Cable employees. Officers responded and contacted the caregiver who was no longer with the subject. She reported that while at a regularly scheduled visit with a 52 year old male subject who lives at 1508 Exchange St. he became upset over a billing dispute with Charter Cable.
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission heard public testimony on a set of recommendations to restructure salmon and sturgeon fisheries on the lower Columbia River during its meeting Dec. 14-15 in Tumwater. The commission, a nine-member citizen panel appointed by the governor to set policy for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), will consider revisions to current policies that reflect the recommendations at its Jan. 11-12 meeting in Olympia.
On December 17. 2012 at 8:08am Astoria Police Responded to a report that a male subject had pointed a rifle at his care giver and made threats to Charter Cable employees. Officers responded and contacted the caregiver who was no longer with the subject. She reported that while at a regularly scheduled visit with a 52 year old male subject who lives at 1508 Exchange St. he became upset over a billing dispute with Charter Cable. During that dispute he retrieved what was reported to be a bolt action rifle.
Bring binoculars for a chance to view gray whales during Winter Whale Watch Week, Dec. 26-30. "The 24 designated 'Whale Watching Spoken Here' sites were selected because they are some of the best viewpoints to spot the roughly 18,000 whales that cruise past Oregon on their annual southbound migration," said Ian Fawley, Whale Watching Center interpretive ranger. Trained volunteers will be available at these sites along the coast 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. daily to help visitors learn about the whales' migration and feeding habits, and offer tips on how to spot the whales.
Dennis McVicker, president & CEO of Tidewater Holdings, Inc., announced today new joint ownership with Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners, in which Tidewater Holdings remains operating partner for its two subsidiaries, Tidewater Barge Lines and Tidewater Terminal Company. Stonepeak, a middle-market infrastructure investment firm with a focus on power, renewable energy, utilities, transportation and water, replaces Portland based Endeavour Capital as the major equity investor in Tidewater. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
The Coast Guard is encouraging fishermen to conduct vessel stability checks on their boats after an incident with a fishing vessel near Wesport, Wash., Sunday. Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor responded to a distress call from the crew of the fishing vessel Lady Nancy stating they were taking on water and their crew of four had donned immersion suits.
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park will offer special programs about the Corps of Discovery's winter at Fort Clatsop on the days following Christmas.Starting December 26 Fort Clatsop will feature scheduled living history programs and guided walks
On December 14, 2012 at 3:16 PM Astoria Police responded to the area of the Sunset Empire Transportation District's Office at 900 Marine Drive. A worker had reported that a couple had been having a fight on the premises and when confronted the male subject told them he hoped that they were safe in there because he had a gun. Officers responded
Federal, tribal, state and local partners are working closely to monitor waters off of Washington for a large dock that was reported drifting offshore on December 14. There has been no confirmation of the object and it has not been re-located since its initial report. The object is reported to be similar to a dock that beached in Oregon in July.
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