CORRECTION: According to City Planner Nancy Ferber there was an error in the public meeting notice that included Astoria East End Mini Mart's tax lots in the design review for Dollar General's proposed new store. Owner Don Patterson has confirmed his business is not involved. Ferber says it's possible the hearing will need to be noticed afresh as a result of the error.
Dollar General is in the early stages of establishing a new store in Astoria. It would be built on land adjacent to Mill Pond Village where Astoria Automotive Supply and TP Freight are currently located.
The Coast Guard is responding to a vessel aground in the vicinity of Skamokawa, Washington after the vessel Argent Cosmos lost the use of a fuel pump and ran aground at 6:28 a.m.Thursday.
Replacing the bridge joints means up to two nights of detour using U.S. 101
An ODOT contractor will close the Old Youngs Bay Bridge overnight from 8 p.m. Tuesday July 11 until 6 a.m. the following morning to replace bridge joints. The contractor expects to finish in one night, but if more time is needed, the bridge will close overnight again Wednesday July 12, from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning.
Appraisers from the Clatsop County Assessment and Taxation Department(A&T) will be inspecting residential and business properties in Astoria over the next two years as part of the department’s ongoing comprehensive reappraisal in the entire county.
On Tuesday, July 4, at approximately 3:13 a.m. a motor vehicle versus pedestrian crash occurred on Highway 101 near Airport Rd. in Seaside. The pedestrian was identified as Jimmy Lee Mehrer, 32, of Astoria who died at the scene.
Every year around the Fourth of July, 911 operators are inundated with calls regarding fireworks. The majority of these calls are non-emergency related, but tie up the 911 system, potentially delaying an emergency call from getting through.
In June 1967, after months of stalling, the Oregon Legislature passed House Bill 1601, which guarantees public access to the state's beaches and establishes a state easement on all beaches between the low water mark and the vegetation line. The "Beach Bill" turns 50 this July and a grand celebration is planned at the State Capitol to mark the occasion where tons of sand will be brought in, games will be offered, bands will play, speeches will abound and seafood will be the order of the day.
“We’re bringing the beach to the Capitol, where the legacy of Oregon’s open beaches began,” said Laurel Hillmann, event coordinator and Ocean Shores Specialist for Oregon State Parks.
Not so fast there Laurel.