November 15th the Warrenton Planning Commission intends to make a decision regarding the land use application for a proposed Walmart Superstore for the North Coast Business Park. Thursday night was the first time the developer publicly acknowledged that the application is for Walmart. CLICK HERE FOR HIGHLIGHTS AUDIO
The project site across from Costco on Highway 101 was confirmed Thursday evening at the Warrenton City Planning Commission Meeting as a Walmart. KAST News reported earlier Thrusday about the plans. The commission ultimately delayed the Walmart decision until November 15th.
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The Oregon Court of Appeals says Clatsop County can change its mind and block a pipeline that would carry natural gas to an LNG terminal at the mouth of the Columbia River.
Another big box store is coming to the North Coast Business park and while the application stops short of using the "W" word most people recognize that long talked about location of Ameria's largest discounter to the north coast is looming a big step closer with a public hearing scheduled for Thursday evening at the Community center.
Wednesday evening four of the six Warrenton City Commission candidates took part in a Candidate Forum hosted at Warrenton city hall by North Coast Republican Women. Included in the forum were Mark Kujala, Tom Dyer, Henry Balensifer, Ken Yuill. Absent were Merianne Myers and Roble Anderson. The candidates addressed many topics including the vision of Warrenton's future, taxes, development, youth in Warrenton & utility rates.
Included in this post are the full answers from each of the candidates to all questions asked by community members in attendance. Click here to listen to the full forum audio.
Drivers on the West Coast and nationwide are enjoying double-digit declines in pump prices. The national average for regular unleaded falls 13 cents this week to $3.65 while Oregon's statewide average drops 11 cents to $3.96. These are the largest week-over-week declines in four years.
Now in it's second year the OMG Radio "Harvest Haul" helps stock the shelves in the Ilwaco and Ocean Park Washington food banks during some very tough times for Pacific County families. Great Northwest Federal Credit Union and Okie's Thriftway provide major support for the food drive and area businesses pitch in as drop off locations throughout the peninsula.
An Oregon Department of Transportation bridge crew will be doing structural load testing on the Quartz Creek Bridge on U.S. 26 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30. The bridge is located about 24 miles east of U.S. 101 in Clatsop County (milepost 24.2).
Clatsop County's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.7 percent inSeptember, essentially the same as the previous month, but lower than the year before(8.5%).
The Cowlitz County sheriff's office says the sheriff of neighboring Wahkiakum County fatally shot himself as his deputies arrived at his home.
Sheriff Mark Nelson said in a statement early Wednesday that two deputies went to Wahkiakum County Sheriff Jon Dearmore's home after his wife reported he was making suicidal statements.
Astoria City Councilor Peter Roscoe and his challenger in the November Ward 2 race face-off on key issues in the campaign in a live interview Tuesday morning on KAST 1370. Click here to listen to the interview.
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