Tuesday, September 02, 2014

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Time is running out to return ballots for the Nov. 6 General Election.

Ballots for the election must be returned by 8 p.m. Tuesday in order to be counted. To ensure their ballots arrive on time, voters are advised to bring completed ballots to one of the approved drop sites. Ballots placed in the mail before the deadline but not delivered until after will not be counted.


The Select Area Fisheries project has helped supplement commercial fishing on the lower Columbia since the late 80's and early 90's when the late Jim Hill developed the net pen rearing technique for salmon smolts in Young's Bay.  That successful effort was the culmination of years of experimentation stretching back into the early 1960's when the State of Oregon began setting commercial fishing seasons on the Bay.


The State of Oregon has classed the Bear Creek Dam as a "High Hazard" dam.  That is not because the dam might fail under ordinary circumstances.  Bear Creek is just one of 122 dams in the state that are given this classification and in the case of Bear Creek it's because of the homes downstream


Washington County Sheriff's Office worked together this week with five other Sheriff's Offices to build a trail at the Jewell School in Clatsop County. The Jewell school district allows the Sheriff's Office to use their buildings and surrounding area every summer to hold a Search and Rescue Training Academy (SARTA)


On October 30th, deputies with the Pacific County Drug Task Force served a narcotics related search warrant upon a residence located near 250th and Z Street in Ocean Park. Also assisting with the service of the warrant were members of the Grays Harbor County Drug Task Force and the Clatsop County Interagency Narcotics Task Force. A male subject, identified as Sebastian Garcia-Castro, age 53, was arrested in conjunction with the investigation that led to the request for the search warrant.


Customers of NW Natural Gas, Avista Utilities and Cascade Natural Gas can expect to pay less for natural gas this coming winter. The new rates go into effect Nov.1, 2012.


The Clatsop County Drug Task Force, with the assistance of the Seaside Police Department and Astoria Police Department executed multiple search warrants in Astoria and Seaside Friday afternoon, resulting in the arrest of Leland James Wilson, 34, of Astoria.  Due to citizen complaints, Drug Task Force Detectives began an investigation of Wilson and confirmed Wilson to be responsible for distributing considerable quantities of Marijuana within the community.


Clatsop County Drug Task Force Detectives with the assistance of the Seaside Police Department arrested Levi Dennis Broome, 29, of Seaside, on charges of Possession of Marijuana, Manufacture of Marijuana and Delivery of Marijuana.


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