Astoria Public Library and the Astor Library Friends Association present Library After Hours, a free series of author visits, community conversations, and musical performances that take place at the library- 450 10th Street, Astoria-after regular hours of operation. On Friday, January 24 at 6pm, three authors representing independent Oregon presses-Matt Love, Nancy Slavin, and Stevan Allred- will read from their works and answer audience questions.
In the early morning hours Sunday Cannon Beach Police responded to an armed robbery reported at the Stephanie Inn.
Pacific County Sheriff Scott Johnson announced changes to the Sheriff's Office command staff including a retirement, promotion, and new appointment. In November Chief Civil Deputy Debbie Allison, who has been employed by Pacific County in excess of 30 years, announced her intent to retire effective December 31, 2013.
A Clatsop County Drug Task Force investigation has led to the arrest of 27-year-old Dustin William Taylor , on drug related charges Saturday morning. Drug Task Force detectives with the assistance of Clatsop County Sheriff's Deputies executed search warrants on Taylor and his residence located at 33788 Cullaby Lake Lane Warrenton, Oregon.
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into a serious injury pedestrian-involved traffic crash that occurred Thursday afternoon on Highway 101 about four miles north of Gearhart in Clatsop County.
No need to dress up and you don't need special gear and you won't have to move mountains to find a hike (although you can hike to the summit of Neah-kah-nie Mountain near Oswald West). This is the third year that OPRD has participated in First Day Hikes, a nationwide initiative sponsored by America's State Parks (www.americasstateparks.org) to encourage people to enjoy the outdoors and celebrate the New Year by getting out for a walk in a state park. Last year, more than 420 people participated in First Day Hikes in Oregon.
The State Employment Department reported Monday morning that the Clatsop County unemployment rate is down to 6.3%. That compares to 7.5% the year before and is below the current statewide rate of 7.3% and below the national rate now pegged at 7%.
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Alert, a 210-foot medium endurance cutter, returned to their homeport of Astoria following an 81-day deployment,Friday. The cutter and crew covered more than 12,000 miles during their deployment that included a counter drug enforcement patrol in the Eastern Pacific and a rigorous training assessment by the Afloat Training Group in Everett, Wash.
On Friday Astoria Police reports they participated in a multi agency minor decoy operation in which a minor tries to buy booze from targeted businesses. Astoria's State Licensed liquor store was one of six businesses that sold alcohol to the minor.