Wild weekend weather hit the coast beginning friday evening with warnings extending into Sunday and more wet conditions expected to persist according to KAST meteorologist Rick Van Cise. He says most of the wet and windy conditions are behind us as the storm exits but there are still some chances of light showers. We can expect more dry weather for most of the week ahead.
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of a late Friday night single vehicle fatal traffic crash on the eastbound off ramp from Highway 30 to the Lewis and Clark Bridge in Rainier. The crash resulted in the death of a Longview, Washington man. On January 10, 2014 at approximately 11:26 p.m., OSP was requested by Rainier Police Department to respond to the scene of a single vehicle fatal traffic crash that occurred on the eastbound off ramp from Highway 30 to the Lewis and Clark Bridge near milepost 49.
Private pilots who use the local regional airport reacted negatively after the Port of Astoria decided to enforce it's policy of charging a $10 fee for general aviation pilots to land a plane there. The policy has been on the books for years but generally was not enforced as long as pilots bought fuel when they made a stop here.
Early Friday morning, Seaside Police Officers responded to Twisted Fish on a report that a waitress had been given Methamphetamine as a tip while a customer was paying for some drinks. The waitress identified two people who paid for their drink order and with the payment was a envelope containing a crystal like substance. The officer recognized the substance based on his training and experience as methamphetamine.
Goodbye Waldorf Hotel. Eventually. Monday night the Astoria City Council accepted the Astoria Public Library Renovation Study Report in two parts and the Library Advisory Board recommendation regarding their prefered option for that project that would see the city library expand it's main floor to encompass the footprint currently occupied by the badly dilapidated Waldorf building.
The Clatsop County Commission has persued restrictions on smoking in and around county property with great determination and now may suggest smoking bans under consideration by State Parks may need to go further. The commissioners Wednesday will consider sending a strong letter of support to the state and takes the proposed rulemaking further by stating
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.
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.