Norovirus was confirmed on Friday, March 22 by Clatsop County Public Health as the cause of an increased rate of acute gastrointestinal illness occurring at an Astoria care facility. Public Health has been working with the facility on measures to control the spread of the illness.
The Oregon Supreme Court has rejected a challenge by developers of a proposed natural gas pipeline through Clatsop County, clearing the way for the board of commissioners to take final action on Oregon LNG's development application.
On Wednesday March 27th the Seaside Police Department in partnership with the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) conducted a minor decoy compliance inspection in Seaside, Gearhart, and Cannon Beach. Several male and female decoys between the ages of 18 and 20 were used to attempt to purchase alcohol at thirty-six establishments through out South Clatsop County. Eight businesses sold to the decoys and each employee was cited by Seaside Police for Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor. Overall twenty-eight businesses refused to sell for a 78% success rate on this compliance inspection.
The warning signs are up, the crews are ready, and the city public works department is set for it. Now it's a matter of time and patience as the city of Astoria begins the latest phase of the big CSO separation project that will cause multiple disruptions and traffic delays in the downtown area beginning Monday April 1.
On Wednesday night's broadcast of the television program "The O'Reilly Factor" host Bill O'Reilly talked about the release of an inmate from the Clatsop County jail who then ended up months later convicted in the murder of a teenager and another woman in Portland. O'Reilly said he wanted to know the name of the person responsible for the release of that inmate. Clatsop County Sheriff Tom Bergin says he is scheduled to appear on the O'Reilly Factor next Thursday to discuss this matter and has provided KAST News with a copy of his response to O'Reilly.
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today toured Hi-School Pharmacy in Scappoose to discuss her support for a reform that would cut as much as $156 billion from the deficit over the next ten years and save seniors up to $27 billion through reduced drug prices over the same time period.
Now is the time to apply for over $75,000 in local scholarships to attend Clatsop Community College. These funds are available through the Clatsop Community College Foundation and other generous donors. The CCC Internal Scholarship application period opens at 8 AM on April 1, 2013, and closes at 5 PM on April 19, 2013. Students planning to attend CCC this fall, including high school seniors, are encouraged to apply for these scholarships.
An investigation by the Clatsop County Interagency Narcotics Team (CCINT) has led to the arrest of 36-year-old Travis David Carow a resident of 310 15th Avenue Apt. B, in Seaside, Oregon.The investigation began when CCINT detectives learned from multiple sources that Carow was a large heroin and methamphetamine dealer that supplied most Clatsop County.
Standing on the 11th street pier in front of the Astoria Trolley City officials announced Wednesday afternoon that Astoria will receive an 8.4 million dollar ODOT grant through the State Transportation Improvement Plan Federal bridge program that the city will use to replace the wooden wharfs that come at the end of six streets on the riverfront. Combined with a previous recent bridge fund grant to rebuild the Franklin Avenue bridge and the grant to rebuild the Irving Avenue Bridge and taking into account other projects over the last 6 years the city has been the recipient of nearly $20 million in Local Bridge Fund Program grants.
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council this week begins a once-every-five-years process of reviewing the largest regional fish and wildlife program in the nation, one that last year paid for nearly $250 million in habitat work, hatchery operations, hydropower system fish-passage improvements, research and related activities in the Columbia River Basin.
While not widely known, the June 27th closure of the Warrenton office of the Department of Environmental Quality is certainly of concern to local septic system installers and realtors who depend on the records kept by that office that may end up in Portland,or worse, across the state in Pendelton.