AmeriCorps Member Kirsten Harvill, in coordination with the Pacific County Emergency Management Agency (PCEMA), is organizing a disaster preparedness supply drive for low income families throughout Pacific County. Items will be collected from January 7th to February 8th.
Beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, February 2, U.S. 101 Business will be closed to all traffic in both directions at the Lewis and Clark River Bridge (milepost 4.67 to 4.83) for up to 10 days for bridge geotechnical exploration work. The estimated completion date for this work is Feb. 13, 2013.
Oregon's U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley was quite candid about what he called a "dysfunctional Senate" as he addressed those who attended his Clatsop County Town Hall meeting Monday morning. When a audience member asked when we could expect to see the Congress become more functional and able to move forward Merkley's answer was "I think you need to lower your expectations".
The City of Ilwaco is accepting resumes and letters of interest for Position #3 on the Parks and Recreation Commission and Positions #2 and #5 on the Ilwaco Planning Commission. Position #3 of the Parks and Recreation Commission will serve until June 2015. Positions #2 and #5 of the Planning Commission will serve until January 2019 and 2016 respectively.
Saturday January 5th, Seaside officers responded to a disturbance between two brothers at their trailer in the 1400 block of S. Roosevelt.
The family of Rainier Police Chief Ralph Painter is frustrated that it's been two years since he was killed and no trial date has been set for the man accused of shooting him.
A visit by a U.S. Senator and tonight's meeting of the Astoria City Council headline today's events. Oregon's U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley is set to hold a town-hall meeting at the Columbia River Maritime Museum Kern Room this morning at 10:30am.
Ten major banks and mortgage companies agreed Monday to pay $8.5 billion to settle federal complaints that they wrongfully foreclosed on homeowners who should have been allowed to stay in their homes.
NOTICE OF STREET CLOSURE
Beginning January 7, 2013 through January 11, 2013 City of Astoria Public Works Operations will be closing Clatsop St. between 4th St. and 5th St. while working on water main replacement
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.
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