The Clatsop county board conducted the first reading of an ordinance imposing a moratorium on medical marijuana facilities in the unincorporated county. The moratorium bans the operation of dispensaries and other facilities that provide marijuana products to medical marijuana card holders until May 1, 2015.
It took several different police agencies and the public's help Wednesday to catch up with a Washington fugitive who had been discovered hiding in Astoria. The man is identified as 52-year-old Roy Shaw, who was wanted out of two jurisdictions in Washington for the sale of narcotics and felony assault.
Federal regulators have decided not to shrink Caspian tern habitat on East Sand Island near the mouth of the Columbia River in efforts to reduce the number of juvenile salmon and steelhead they feed on.
The State Department of Fish and Wildlife says morning clam digging on Washington's beaches begins Wednesday. The first morning clam digging of the season coincides with the first low tides.
Clatsop County's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.9 percent in February, essentially the same as the previous month (5.8%), but lower than the year before (7.4%).
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore, issued the following statement on the Energy Department's approval of Jordan Cove's application to export liquefied natural gas from Coos County, Oregon:
"This announcement is exactly what Coos Bay, North Bend and America need: new jobs and new investment, while factoring in a changed geopolitical landscape through a case-by-case process.
Hazing of double-crested cormorants is set to begin soon in several areas along the Oregon coast in an attempt to improve survival of juvenile salmon and steelhead as they migrate from inland waters to the Pacific Ocean.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife needs volunteer anglers this spring and fall to help catch and release ocean bottom fish.
The Clatsop County Historical Society notes the passing of a noted member of the Flavel family. Patricia Jean Flavel passed away in her sleep Sunday, March 9th. Miss Flavel was the oldest great grand-daughter of Captain George and Mary Flavel of Astoria, Oregon.
Clatsop County residents interested in applying for health insurance coverage under the Cover Oregon insurance marketplace can get personal assistance at an Application Fair Tuesday, March 25 in Cannon Beach. The fair will take place 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Cannon Beach City Hall, 163 E. Gower.
At a special meeting of the Board on Tuesday, March 18, the CCC Board of Directors declared a second vacancy with the resignation of Dirk Rohne. Rohne's position represents Zone 1 and generally includes the Elsie and Jewell areas, Knappa-Svensen areas, and Westport. Rohne currently serves as a Clatsop County Commissioner.
The Oregon Office of Emergency Management in association with the Oregon Office on Disability and Health is holding free workshops in Clatsop County on Earthquake and Tsunami Preparedness for Vulnerable Populations. The workshops are set for:
· Wednesday, March 26, 3 p.m. – Providence Seaside Hospital, 725 S. Wahanna Rd., Seaside
· Thursday, March 27, 3 p.m. – Boyington Building, 857 Commercial St., Astoria
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