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The Coast Guard is seeking the public's help in finding someone who has made repeated false mayday calls to the Coast Guard in the past 7 months in the vicinity of the Columbia River entrance.

The Coast Guard rescued five fishermen off an aground commercial fishing vessel in the vicinity of Grenville Bay, north of  Moclips Beach early Wednesday morning.

Pay for a year at the Astoria Aquatic center, or the Astoria Recreation Center and get one month free. The offer was approved by the city council Monday night and is aimed at new members who either haven’t had a monthly pass for the past six months, or who have never had one to use the city facilities.


 On Saturday December 3, 2016 at about 7:30 PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a double fatal two vehicle crash on Highway 26 near milepost 14 (east of Seaside).

  Oregon Governor Kate Brown has released her budget proposal for the next biennium and, as expected, contains significant cuts to many state programs while looking to increase taxes on cigarettes, alcohol, and charge assessments on hospitals and insurance companies to raise money for healthcare coverage.

Early last week, the Pacific County 911 received a report of a burglary in progress at a home located in Ocean Park. The caller reporting the burglary said that he lived in Oregon and was being alerted by the surveillance cameras located around the property of his Ocean Park house. He said that he was able to view, in real time, the suspect moving about the property. The caller said that the suspect was trying door knobs to the house and had entered a shed. The property was also completely fenced in. The caller provided a physical description of the suspect as well.


Responding to criticism over a perceived lack of public outreach over the final design of a project impacting portions of the city river walk trail, City of Astoria will host a public open house for the Waterfront Bridges Project to share proposed bridge surface feature designs. The public is encouraged to attend the open house to provide input on the appearance of the new bridges.   Wednesday, December 14th,  6 pm to 8 pm City Hall Council Chambers.

 Former Oregon Attorney General Hardy Meyers died Tuesday from complications with pneumonia according to family. Meyers was 77 and had suffered from lung cancer.Meyers career in state politics was lengthy. He served in the Oregon House for five terms and was later elected State Attorney General in 1996.


In two weeks time Seaside may have a new leader to take the seat vacated by long-time Mayor Don Larson who stepped down in November. Failing health was cited as the reason for Larson's departure from the post and now it's up to the council members to decide who will serve the remaining term until the January following the next general city election in 2018.

     Now that the Halloween pumpkin and Thanksgiving turkey have had their turn in the seasonal spotlight, the public turns its attention to another Oregon agricultural product: the Christmas tree. How about cutting your own this year?  Many people do and find it a fun family experience.  Here are some resources we've collected to help you find just the right tree this year.

The Oregon State Marine Board seeks public comment on a petition requesting the Board open rulemaking for certain waterways in Clatsop County.

The existing rule prohibits the operation of a motorboat at a speed in excess of 5-mph on the Skipanon waterway. The petitioner is requesting the speed restriction be removed from the area north of the Hampton Mill to the confluence of the Columbia River and the 5-mph designation be amended to read, "slow-no wake." Additionally, the petitioner proposes "5 mph" be replaced by "slow-no wake" on:
* the John Day River within 200 feet of a houseboat;
* Knappa Slough within 200 feet of the Knappa Dock; and
* Warren Slough;
* Svensen Slough between the Svensen Island Bridge and Bear Creek, as marked.

Written comments will be accepted until 5 pm on Wednesday, December 7. Submit written comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or June LeTarte, Rules Coordinator at 435 Commercial St. NE, Salem, OR 97301. Comments by telephone will not be accepted.

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