With local sports fishermen steaming over a big jump in daily parking rates at it's marinas, the Port of Astoria Commission has called a special meeting for Monday night at 6:00pm to discuss the parking plan for Port properties.
The Coast Guard says a 65-foot, Oregon-based fishing vessel has run aground four miles west of Valdez, Alaska. The fishing tender Fate Hunter, of Astoria, ran aground Sunday with four people onboard.
Authorities have identified the four people who were killed when a plane crashed into two Connecticut homes Friday. East Haven Police formally confirmed that the the pilot of the small, propeller-driven plane was 54-year-old former Microsoft executive Bill Henningsgaard.
This week KAST News published a story, "City To Send Phone Company The Bill" about a decision made by the Astoria City Council to pursue CenturyLink for the additional expense the city incurred when the phone company failed to respond to requests for information on their buried lines beneath the area of the CSO project downtown. City Project Engineer Cindy Moore told the council that her office had made repeated requests for information that received no response. This resulted in an additional $35,000 bill that staff suggested should be recovered from CenturyLink since they appeared to fail to meet the requirements of thir franchaise agreement with the city.
This morning CenturyLink responded:
The Port of Astoria Commission has voted to have staffers implement $20 daily parking fees at parts of its mooring basins on the east and west end of town. staff will also decide how many spots will be charged and find ways to identify local tenants who don't have to pay.
The Astoria Police Department is issuing a reminder that the Astoria Regatta Association Grand Land Parade begins at 12:00 P.M. on Saturday August 10th 2013. Traffic will be disrupted through the downtown core beginning at about 8:00 A.M. At 8:00 A.M. Exchange Street will be closed between 23rd and 16th. The Hospital, it's urgent care and the Park Medical Building will be accessible from Marine Drive at 20th, 21st, and 23rd.
Sunset Empire Transportation District announces the addition of a new Park and Ride service for riders taking the NW Point Bus to Portland or have purchased a Connector Pass and will not be returning to Astoria the same day.