HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING FOR THE SOUTH WASHINGTON AND THE NORTH AND CENTRAL OREGON COASTS...
According to event orgainzer Cindy Mudge, "Due to the unusual winter storm that has affected the Oregon coast and surrounding communities the Astoria Timber Festival scheduled for Saturday February 8, 2014 has been cancelled. The students who planned on participating in the competition live in areas hit especially hard by the recent snowfall making travel hazardous. Future plans for the Timber Festival will be announced as they develop. We wish to thank all our sponsors for supporting this event"
Another large event that has now been rescheduled is the Astoria Warrenton Chamber 'Unwined" event and Crab, Seafood and Wine Festival wine competition scheduled for Saturday, February 8, 2014 has been postponed. Both have been moved toFriday, March 7.
The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning due to the increased threat of snow showers overnight Friday. An inch or two is possible. Snow will notch back a bit Saturday with a continued chance of light flurries at times under mostly cloudy skies. Lows tonight drop into the 20s with gusty easterly wind 15-25 mph. Saturday the wind eases to around 10 mph. High will reach the mid 30s, then Sunday into the 40s as any lingering snow turns over to rain.
Clatsop County Historical Society's Heritage Museum and Flavel House Museum will be closed today. The Oregon Film Museum will remain open 11:00 am-4:00 pm, weather permitting.
The "Snow Ball", sponsored by Seaside High Key club at Broadway Middle School has been cancelled
The Astoria Conservatory of Music is Closed Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 due to snow.
The Warrenton High School bottle drive has been cancelled. The Senior Celebration fundrasier has been resceduled to March 1
Due to weather, the Chinookan Peoples of the Lower Columbia presentation and book signing scheduled for Saturday, February 8, 2014 has been cancelled. We look forward to rescheduling this event
Due to hazardous road conditions, the City of Warrenton sanitation services have been postponed until Monday, February 10, 2014. Customers with regularly scheduled pickup on Friday, February 7, 2014 will have their trash picked up on Monday.
Providence North Coast Clinic Cannon Beach is CLOSED today. All other clinics are open
The Cluster Event scheduled fror this Saturday, Feb 8 at First Lutheran Church is CANCELLED. The speaker will be rescheduled for March.
Classes at Maddox Dance Studio are cancelled today. Try-outs for Mary Poppins is resceduled to Feb 22
Bergerson Tile And Stone is canceling the cabinet symposium scheduled for 7 pm at 1033 marine dr.It will be reschedule at a later date.
In High School Sports:
Due to hazardous weather conditions and school closures the following changes have been made to the Astoria High & Cowapa League Championship schedules:
Double Dual vs. Banks & Yamhill-Carlton @ Yamhill-Carlton High School scheduled for Friday, 2/7 has been rescheduled for Thursday, 2/13. Weigh-ins are at 4:30 P.M. Wrestling begins at 5:30 P.M.
Cowapa League Wrestling Championships:
Championship Tournament @ Yamhill-Carlton High School scheduled for Saturday, 2/8 has been postponed. No make up date has been determined at this time.
Cowapa League Swim Championships:
Championship Meet @ Scappoose High School scheduled for Friday, 2/7 has been postponed. There will not be a make up date for this event. The teams that finish with the highest point total at the District Meet held on 2/14 and 2/15 at the Astoria Aquatic Center will be crowned Cowapa League Champions. Swimming begins at 1:00 P.M. on 2/14 and at 11:30 A.M. on 2/15. Cost is $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for school aged students.
Astoria @ Seaside scheduled for Friday, 2/7 has been rescheduled for Thursday, 2/13. All game times for the lower level teams as well as the VARSITY games will stay as originally scheduled.
United States Marshal Russel Burger, came to Astoria and swore in all qualified members of the Astoria Police Department as Special Deputy US Marshals. This action restores the ability for a local law enforcement agency to respond to the Astoria Post office. The Astoria Police Department's members had this status until it expired in 2011 as federal agencies tried to identify the correct sponsoring agency.
Astoria Downtown Historic District Association held their 2nd Annual Volunteer Appreciation Night and Awards Ceremony, Thursday, January 30, 2014 at Fort George Brewery and Public House Taproom.
Clatsop County is accepting applications for the board of commissioner's vacant District 5 seat. At a special meeting Wednesday, the board officially declared the seat vacant as a result of the Jan. 31 resignation announcement by former commissioner Debra Birkby.
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici has announced that her office is participating in the first annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition, the "House App Contest."
Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis has filed for re-election. In a news release this morning Marquis says "This is the job I love and the job I intend to keep, so long as the voters honor me by re-hiring me in May," he said. Marquis was first elected in 1994 and continues to do hands-on work in court, participating in everything from daily arraignments to felony trials,according to his campaign.
Clatsop County Commissioner Debra Birkby announced her resignation Friday, Jan. 31, effective immediately.
Anticipating a strong return of spring chinook salmon, fishery managers from Washington and Oregon today set the initial 2014 fishing season to run through April 7 on the lower Columbia River. Starting March 1, anglers fishing downriver from Bonneville Dam may retain one marked, hatchery-reared adult spring chinook per day. The sport fishery will close in that area on two Tuesdays - March 25 and April 1 - to accommodate potential commercial fisheries.
The Astoria Marine Construction Company in Astoria is usually associated in the news with environmental clean up concerns but today it's Oregon's latest entry in the National Register of Historic Places.
A well-known local fish processor has been named Admiral of the 2014 Astoria Regatta Festival and association President Peter Roscoe says he couldn't be happier as the planning process for the next Astoria Regatta steams ahead.
Monday Morning Update On Arch Cape Fires from ODF:
As the east wind event subsided on Saturday, the fire fighters were able to knock down the flames on each fire and prevent the fires from increasing in size.
As of 8:00 pm on Saturday, control of the Shingle fire was transferred from ODF to the landowner, Stimson Lumber Company. As of 8:00 am today, ODF will transfer control of the Falcon fire to the landowner, Weyerhaeuser Columbia Timberlands. Both companies will continue to have personnel and equipment working on extinguishing any last smokes within the fire perimeters and patrolling the area until significant rains commence.
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