The Coast Guard suspended its search at 10:45 a.m., Thursday, for a woman that was reportedly swept away while swimming in the vicinity of Sid Snyder Beach in Long Beach, Wednesday night. Coast Guard crews aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, from Sector Columbia River, in Warrenton, Oregon, and a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat, from Station Cape Disappointment, conducted four searches covering 625 trackline miles within 48 square miles, and responders from the Washington State Police conducted a beach search.
In a letter to Legislators Thursday, Secretary of State Jeanne Atkins shared the findings and recommendations from an independent investigation of the Business Energy Tax Credit (BETC) program, which was sunset by the Legislature in 2014 following concerns about huge cost overruns and possible criminal activity.
County Manager Cameron Moore has announced that Michael McNickle has been hired as the director of the county’s Public Health Department. McNickle, who currently serves as Environmental Health Supervisor, replaces Brian Mahoney, who retired last month. He will officially assume the job Sept. 12.
Astoria is getting ready to pour some big bucks into making the city's west end more attractive. Using funds from the Astor West Urban Renewal District the city would make grants and/or loans available to the owners of commercial, industrial and, multi-family dwellings with more than three living units. The goal is to provide incentives to property owners to make the exterior of their buildings more attractive in the area that stretches through Uniontown heading toward the western entrance of town.
On Monday at about 9PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a motor vehicle crash on Highway 26 near milepost 19 (23 miles east of Seaside). While emergency personnel were responding, the driver left the scene by private vehicle. That vehicle was later located by Cannon Beach Police where the driver (now a passenger) of the original crash was found to be in critical condition. That driver, Charles M KAKUSKA, age 22, of Cannon Beach, was taken by ambulance to Providence Seaside Hospital where he later died of his injuries.
On September 1, 2016 at about 8:15AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle crash on Highway 30 near milepost 94 (just east of Astoria). A mother and her daughter lost thier lives in that crash.
It’s back to school time! And with the start of the new school year, it’s also time for all fourth graders and their families to claim their free Every Kid in a Park pass which allows free entry into all federal parks, forests, and recreation areas for a full year. Here's how.
Clatsop County is providing citizens an easier way to gain an understanding of the county’s financial position and budget with a simplified guide on line.
County Manager Cameron Moore writes that the full budget document (which is also available on line) runs 550 pages and it’s hoped that citizens will find the budget in brief document to be useful as it is focused on the essential elements of the much larger document.
The county budget is focused on the county goals and the desire to deliver important services to residents. The 2016-17 budgets appropriate $64.6 million, which includes $1.7 million in capital construction. One of those capital projects is the construction of a hazardous waste depot, among other things.
The abbreviated document includes valuable information about employment numbers, home sales, average household income, and economic trends.
The document can be accessed via THIS LINK