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The board heard a presentation from Steven Blakesley, Health Promotion Specialist, on the Public Health Department's Community Health Improvement Plan.

Astoria City Councilor Drew Herzig was sitting on both sides of the table in discussions over the City's Armory deal. Nobody knew about his dual role at the time the city council was holding it's most sensitive talks about the potential transaction. Herzig tells KAST news he didn't see the conflict of interest initially and claims he was not a board member of the Friends Of The Armory group as he joined negotiations on their behalf

The Wahkiakum Ferry is out of service. The ferry provides a quicker route for those who may work at the Wanna Mill and live in Washington. Those people are looking at a long drive to work over the next few days.

The Oregon Court of Appeals has denied a request to put the state's new gillnet fishing rules on hold during a legal challenge.

Wind and high seas can't stop Oregon volunteers. Most of the beach cleanups that were postponed due to severe weather for the SOLVE Beach and Riverside Cleanup, presented by the Oregon Lottery, have been rescheduled. Over a dozen were held on October 12th and the rest will take place on October 26th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Columbia Memorial Hospital is investing $1.1 million in upgrading the quality and safety of its Maternity Department. The Maternity Department remodel is part of an organization-wide push to improve the safety and quality of patients' experience. Construction should wrap up by Dec. 31, just in time for the first baby of 2014.

An investigation by the Clatsop County Drug Task Force concluded in Warrenton Monday afternoon with the arrest of 51-year-old Eugene Franklin Kelly of Warrenton on firearm and methamphetamine related charges.

During the month of September, Bank of the Pacific , along with the media support of the Ohana Media Group's KCRX 102.3 FM The Classic Rock station partnered with the students of the Seaside High School in a food drive to benefit the South County Food Bank.

While the city of Warrenton owns the Warrenton Marina it does not own the popular Hammond Marina and pays a lease to the U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers to use the facility.  As a federal facility the city will not be able to make the kind of enhancements there it would like as part of the city planning process.  Commissioner Henry Balensifer is out to change that

The first county-wide test of the ClatsopAlerts! emergency notification system last week successfully called more than 16,000 citizens.

The Astoria City Council delays a process to sell properties deemed excess by staff .  Last month the council agreed to appoint a local real estate company, Area Properties, to handle the sales details on city-owned land and further agreed to hold public hearings on a parcel-by-parcel basis.

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