Warrenton lost a major employer Tuesday when Pacific Coast Seafood was destroyed by fire that began late in the morning generating hugh flames and towering columns of thick black smoke from the site on the Skipanon waterway. Crews from Warrenton fire were first on the scene and were joined by Astoria firefighters and crews from Gearhart, Lewis and Clark, Seaside and Olney Walluski. In all 55 personnel and 15 vehicles were involved. No one suffered injury.
Oregon's governor and legislative leaders met for three hours but have not reached a compromise on the state budget. In a joint statement, Gov. John Kitzhaber and top legislators from both parties said the discussion Monday was "productive and ongoing. They agreed to meet again this morning.
The City will host three Neighborhood Meetings for the Astoria Transportation System Plan (TSP)Update to provide an opportunity for community members to learn about the TSP update and give feedback aboutthe project
The Astoria City Council approved a contract for grant management for the renovation of the Astoria Senior Center, approved a consultant contract to oversee the process of remodeling the Astor Public library, and approved the city budget for the next fiscal year.
The City of Portland says it can't delay complying with public health requirements any longer, so it's moving forward with a plan to cover up city reservoirs.
While no firm figures are available as yet it was clear that Saturday's Denim and Diamonds Gala to befit the Columbia Memorial Hospital Foundation was a record-setter. In one bidding war alone someone paid $2500.00 for a cake offered during the "Desert Frenzy" that kicked off the live auction.
The Oregon State Police are reporting that firearms background checks are backed up as an undefined problem developed with the nationwide system used by authorities.
The sport halibut fishing season is well underway and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife reports there is plenty of opportunity out there for fishermen.
The driver of a Neah-Kah-Nie school bus received possible injuriesWednesday afternoon when she lost control of the unloaded bus along Highway 101 between Rockaway Beach and Wheeler and crashed into a dirt embankment.
Recent tests of salmon from Washington's waters show no signs of a fish virus that can be deadly to farm-raised Atlantic salmon, state, tribal and federal resource managers announced today.
Jan Mitchell of Astoria will be ending her term serving as Chair on the Oregon Heritage Commission next Month. The Commission recently awarded the Astoria Regatta Festival with the distinction of being named one of just a handful of "Oregon Heritage Tradition" events
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