The Warrenton Planning Commission took less than a half hour Thursday night to grant their final approval of the plans to build a 153,000 square foot Walmart store in the North Coast Business park fronting highway 101 and Ensign Lane. Commissioner Henry Balensifer told KAST News following that meeting that the permit was rejected by the commission on a three to two vote initially because he felt that more might be asked of the developer in terms of the overall design and the landscaping proposed by the developer to partially mask the rear of the building that would front the highway.
Urban strategist Michele Reeves says one of the measures of a successful downtown district is having a real parking problem but she says trying to solve a parking problem that doesn't exist yet can lead to an under-performing downtown.
The Clatsop County Sheriff's Office is making available ATV Safety classes to Clatsop County youth. As of January of 2012 all youth riding ATV's on public lands in Oregon are required to have completed a "hands on" class.
The Clatsop County Sheriff's Office Criminal Division collaborated with Parole and Probation, Astoria Police, and a Secret Service agent to execute a search warrant at 3730 Harrison Avenue #2, in Astoria. The warrant was obtained after receiving information that 27 year old Mitchell Nichols was counterfeiting and passing American currency and creating false identifications.
Fishery managers in California, Oregon and Washington have delayed the opening of the commercial Dungeness crab season by at least two weeks to allow the crabs to fill with more meat.
The Dungeness season along the Oregon coast typically open Dec. 1, but can be pushed back to improve product quality.
Oregon's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October was 8.6 percent, essentially unchanged from 8.7 percent in September. The October 2011 unemployment rate was 9.3 percent.
Over the next few days in this week leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday next week local residents have a number of important meetings, forums, and public hearings available to attend dealing with big issues for the lower Columbia region.
It was a tough decision for the Port Commissioners Tuesday night when they had to decide whether to continue efforts to site a specialized response boat here and shoulder the costs or pass on the opportunity.
The Vice Chairman of the Sunset Empire Transportation District has tendered his resignation. Ron Bline of Seaside served as Board Chair for two years helping guide the reorganization of the transportation district following the stormy departure of long time Executive Director Cindy Howe and the abrupt cancellation of the majority of the routes at the time.
A Clatsop County Drug Task Force investigation has led to the arrest of Casey Dwayne Hampton (DOB: 11/07/73) and James Richard Mcguire (DOB: 07/11/69) on drug related charges as well as outstanding warrants Friday morning.
Tuesday night foodies will fill the Seaside Convention Center for the fifth annual "Iron Chef Goes Coastal" event, a fundraiser for the Clatsop County United Way organization. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. The popular contest pits local chefs and their teams against each other to prove which chef's cuisine reigns supreme
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