The U.S. Coast Guard says a 50-foot fishing trawler started taking on water Monday morning about 65 miles west of Tillamook, but later headed back to port under its own power.
The Coast Guard medically evacuated two injured crewmembers from a vessel in the Pacific Ocean about14 miles southwest of the mouth of the Columbia River,Monday morning.
Holding it's first meeting since returning from a sister city trip to Waldorf, Germany, the Astoria City Council gets back to business with a review of a major public works project, some changes in the city's liquor licence approval process due to changes in personnel, and will consider approval of a $94,000 grant to provide library access to all children in Clatsiop County not already covered by a tax-supported public library system.
Clatsop County is accepting applications for the County Forestland Classification Committee. The Forestland Classification Committee is charged with reviewing all lands within Clatsop County to determine if they meet the definition of Forestland under the Oregon Department of Forestry's fire protection program.
Shortly after 8:40 Monday morning Coast Guard group Astoria broadcast a message to mariners to be on the look-out for a vessel reportedly taking on water off shore. The message gave coordinates of the area where the vessel, was said to be located and asked mariners to watch for the vessel in distress and report that information to sector Columbia River. Within ten minutes of the first broadcast it was reported that the vessel Carmelita had located four people in the water near the location and have pulled them all on board to safety. Coast Guard dispatched a motor lifeboat crew to assist.
Its day Four of the Clatsop County Fair - Military appreciation day! Manager of the fairgrounds, Gary Friedman, fills us in on all the happenings at the fair today. Listen to the audio below:
With more than 35,000 acres burning on lands under its protection, primarily in southwestern Oregon, and fire danger persistently high or extreme across most of the state, the Oregon Department of Forestry is in the midst of its largest wildfire response in more than a decade.
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River crews responded to three suspected hoax distress calls near Clatskanie, Ore., and Portland, Ore.,Sunday. Sector Columbia River launched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria and a 25-foot response boat crew from Station Portland in response to the calls, searching for more than four hours and costing taxpayers an estimated $8,000.
A small beach bonfire is fun, but people who burn pallets or construction lumber instead of natural wood leave dangerous litter hidden in the sand. Pallets are held together with nails or staples, and even people who drown the remains of their fire leave sharp, rusty debris behind that can injure the next visitor for months or years afterward.
The City of Astoria got a snapshot on pedestrian safety Wednesday when the police conducted what they call a 'Focused Enforcement" action stopping drivers who failed to follow the rules at three different intersections through town. Officers watched intersections where they have gotten complaints from the public in the past as vehicles failed to yield to pedestrians and made 34 traffic stops in a three hour period as a result.