The Oregon state medical examiner's office says that supposed human hand found on a beach at Gearhart last week was really the remains of a seal flipper.
Sunset Empire Transportation District announces the addition of a new Park and Ride service for riders taking the NW Point Bus to Portland or have purchased a Connector Pass and will not be returning to Astoria the same day.
Clatsop Community College proudly announces that all 2013 Nursing Program graduates passed the National Council Licensing Exam (NCLEX) on their first attempt.
Entries for the 2013 Regatta Grand Land Parade are shaping up nicely with 75 entries so far confirmed and on track to approach the high 80's or low 90's. That's about the same number as in a normal year. There is another need that crops up every year. The Regatta Association is looking for convertibles to use in the parade.
Saying that CenturyLink failed to provide underground utility location information leading to additional expenses in the 11th street CSO sewer project, city staff suggested sending the errant phone company the $35,000 bill for ignoring repeated requests that resulted in those additional costs and unexpected complications for the city contractor to handle. A representative of the company told KAST News that CenturyLink could have done a better job.
Astoria City Councilor Drew Herzig asked the council to consider setting up a charity fund to help those Astorians in need to pay ever increasing city water and sewer bills. Herzig pointed out that many people are struggling to meet that obligation.
The Astoria City Council learned that Suenn Ho, a principal designer who has been working with the city on the Garden Of Surging Waves for several years has lost her job with the firm Mulvanny G2.
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