The Astoria City Council celebrated the signing of the last check that pays off the Astoria Aquatic Center two years early.  Monday night Mayor Willis Van Dusen announced that  he held the check for the last payment in his hand and called for the traditional destruction of the mortgage papers which symbolically represents the city facility as free and clear of the $2.93 million dollar debt.

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"Have you seen the mountain of dirt they are moving? It's huge!" Says Columbia Memorial's CEO Eric Thorsen talking with KAST news recently about a project people have been talking about for years. A new athletic facility that when completed by Columbia Memorial Hospital will be owned by the Astoria School District.

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The City Of Astoria is a little cleaner and better kept as the city community development department has been responding to violations of the town's newly approved derelict building ordinance.  

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The City of Astoria has enacted a new ordinance that prohibits feeding wild animals and birds in city limits. Based on an earlier ordinance banning feeding pigeons in a section of Uniontown this new rule applies to the entire city.

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The Navy's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the USS Enterprise, will be deactivated Dec. 1 at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia where it arrived Sunday to end 51 years of service. But the famed ship is eventually headed for Washington.

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Action: Increase the daily bag limit for coho.

Location: Naselle River, from the Hwy. 101 Bridge to the Crown Mainline (Salme) Bridge

Effective dates: Dec. 1, 2012 through Jan. 31, 2013.

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As our wet and cold weather settles in for awhile, it is important to remember that not only can this weather be uncomfortable, it can also be dangerous. Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop is pleased to announce the next In Their Footsteps free speaker series event. Frank Heyl will be sharing Cold Weather Survival; a Way of Life on Sunday, November 18, at 1:00 p.m.

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Clatsop County was among several local entities recognized Thursday at a reception hosted at Baked Alaska restaurant in Astoria by the Energy Trust of Oregon.

The event celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the trust, an independent non-profit created by the Oregon Legislature and funded by Pacific Power, Portland General Electric, Northwest Natural and Cascade Natural Gas. The organization funds energy-saving inspections and improvements for homes, businesses and public agencies served by the four utilities, and since its launch has funded projects that have saved a total of $1 billion in energy costs.

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The Clatsop County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to vote Wednesday, Nov. 7 on a contract for the planned flood-reduction and wetlands restoration project near U.S. Highway 101 south of Seaside.

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Updated 4pm:  Cary Woodard, the 61-year-old shooting suspect is in custody. Oregon State Police SWAT team members took him into custody around 12:10 a.m. after a short struggle. Medics transported him to an area hospital with unknown injuries that were not life-threatening. CCSO deputies then brought the suspect to the Columbia County Jail, where he was lodged on charges of menacing and felon in possession of a firearm. The scene was also processed for evidence under a search warrant on the property.  

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Time is running out to return ballots for the Nov. 6 General Election.

Ballots for the election must be returned by 8 p.m. Tuesday in order to be counted. To ensure their ballots arrive on time, voters are advised to bring completed ballots to one of the approved drop sites. Ballots placed in the mail before the deadline but not delivered until after will not be counted.

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