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.
Some middle and high-school students at Naselle have outperformed other students in Washington in an environment where they are closely monitored, wear uniforms and are given food and housing.
The second razor-clam dig of the fall season will get under way on evening tides at four ocean beaches Saturday (Oct. 27). The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig after marine toxin tests on all four beaches confirmed the clams are safe to eat.
Volunteers with the Elsie-Vinemaple Rural Fire Protection District celebrated the acquisition of a donated generator with the help of Sen. Betsy Johnson in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday at the district's station on U.S. Highway 26 at the Highway 103 intersection.
Clatsop County Manager Scott Somers announced that Nicole Williams will become the new Clatsop County Clerk. Williams, currently assistant county manager, requested the transfer, which will officially take place Dec. 1.
A Clatsop County man, currently serving an Oregon state sentence for sexually abusing two young relatives, was sentenced this morning to an additional term of imprisonment in connection with a federal child pornography conviction. U.S. District Judge Marco A. Hernandez sentenced Byron Lee Newton, 49, of Astoria, Oregon, to 135 months in prison, followed by a life term of supervised release, following Newton’s guilty pleas to two counts of transportation of child pornography in violation of federal law.
On Tuesday October 15th at approx. 9:20 PM a residential structure fire occurred at 2080 N. Roosevelt in Seaside, OR. The residence was not occupied at the time of the fire. The Seaside Fire Department was assisted by the Gearhart Fire Department and the Cannon Beach Fire Department. The Clatsop County Fire Investigation Team has determined the fire to be an intentional set and a criminal investigation continues.
A medical examiner says a 21-year-old Oregon barista who was killed last week died from multiple gunshot wounds.
Dr. Christopher Young on Monday declined to release additional results from the autopsy performed over the weekend.
Saturday was busy for the Clatsop County Search and Rescue team. At about 11:06 AM, the Sheriff's Office received a report of an overdue hunter in the Elsie area. Rob Kruger reported is brother, Don Kruger of Warrenton, had left the vehicle for a short hunt which was only to take a few minutes.
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