"See and be seen" is a piece of advice making its way around the state, as residents prepare for the annual time change this Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2 a.m. That's when we set our clocks back one hour, and it means the morning commute will bring darkness to us one hour earlier. Pedestrians will want to wear bright or reflective clothing and drivers will want to be extra alert. One person lost his life this year in a pedestrian accident in downtown Astoria, and there has been a great deal of discussion about how to address the many near-misses that happen on a regular basis.
Oregon authorities advise drivers not to swerve when they see deer or elk in the roadway. Drivers who swerve are likely to lose control or crash into another vehicle. Authorities say it's best to slow down and stay in your lane.
Drivers on the West Coast and nationwide are enjoying a second week of double-digit decreases in pump prices. The national average for regular unleaded falls 11 cents this week to $3.53 while Oregon's statewide average drops 12 cents to $3.84.
Power first went out Tuesday afternoon around 2:30pm in areas of Astoria when sections of a tree fell onto power lines causing the outage. Pacific power first reported that there were just under 2000 customers affected. Tom Gauntt with Pacific power indicated that to safely make repairs, crews had to make adjustments that cut power to additional customers. Click here to read more...
This past Saturday was the final day of the OMG Radio, Okie's Thriftway Market, Great NorthWest Federal Credit Union Harvest Haul. a food drive for the Long Beach Penninsula. This "Neighbor Helping Neighbor" event hit a home run for the Ilwaco and Ocean Park Food Banks with businesses, individuals and, school kids all pitching in to help restock some empty shelves. People came out in the pouring rain to contribute.
Former Oregon State Economist Dr. Tom Potiowsky is the guest speaker Thursday, November 15 at an economic forum sponsored by the Columbia memorial Hospital Foundation.
Just before 9:00pm Monday night Astoria Fire Department responded to a report of smoke in a building at 37573 Old Highway 30, Tongue Point Job Corp, Dormitory 3.
This spring, regionally-renowned urban strategist Michele Reeves of Civilis Consultants gave a fast-paced downtown revitalization presentation in Astoria's Bankers Ballroom to a packed audience comprised of downtown Astoria business and property owners and other interested citizens. Now the organization is taking the next steps.
Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) officials are urging motorists to slow down and drive carefully on a short stretch of OR 202 between Astoria and Jewell (Milepost 18.8) where a landslide is impacting the roadway. ODOT has been monitoring the active landslide called the Buttercup Slide.
A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNINGTO 8 PM PDT WEDNESDAY.* TIDES: HIGH TIDE IS PREDICTED TO REACH 9.3 FT AROUND 2 PM TUESDAY AT ASTORIA. A SMALLER HIGH TIDE OF 8.1 FT IS EXPECTED AROUND 3 AM WEDNESDAY. ANOTHER LARGER HIGH TIDE WILL TOP OUT NEAR 9.2 FT AROUND 230 PM WEDNESDAY
GENERAL IMPACTS: OTHER LOW LYING AREAS NEAR BAYS AND SLOUGHS... INCLUDING HIGHWAY 101...MAY ALSO EXPERIENCE MINOR FLOODING.
Rates for customers of NW Natural will increase by 1.28 percent or $8.7 million a year effective Nov. 1, 2012, following a preliminary decision by the Oregon Public Utility Commission. The Commission will issue a final order later this week that will detail the rationale behind the decisions.
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