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Seaside High School announces registration for students who are New-to-Seaside School District will take place August 23-25th. Please call the high school at 503.738.5586 to schedule an appointment with the counselors. New students should bring a birth certificate, immunization records, a transcript and any other documents from their previous school.

At its quarterly meeting, the Board on Oregon Public Safety Standards and Training unanimously approved the recommendation of its Police Policy Committee to add the name of Sgt. Jason Goodding of the Seaside Police Department to the Oregon Fallen Law Enforcement Officers Memorial during the 2017 ceremony.

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has fined the Port of Astoria $36,916 for failing to conduct required stormwater monitoring at the Port's Central Waterfront and Tongue Point facilities during the 2014-2015 monitoring year and for failing to timely file required reports in violation of stormwater discharge permits. The Port may challenge that violation.

For over 70 years Mo’s Famous Clam Chowder restaurants have been a popular stop with coastal visitors from Florence to Cannon Beach. Now that historic family chain is eying a downtown Astoria location. Next Tuesday night the Astoria planning commission is set to discuss granting a conditional use for the business on the waterfront converting the original Englund Marine building on 15th Street into a family restaurant and production facility where visitors can watch the process of cooking up Mo Niemi’s world famous chowder.

A new report issued by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) finds that as more people in Oregon have become insured, the financial standing of most hospitals has improved. Across Oregon’s hospitals, operating margins have increased, while uncompensated care decreased.

The Highlights report––issued for the first time this year––also finds that hospital revenue has increased under the Affordable Care Act.

Walt Postlewait, Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer for Craft 3, has been named the program manager for the Clatsop Community College SBDC Small Business Management Program.

Cutter Alert returned to its homeport Sunday after a record seizure of cocaine and apprehension of smugglers during its 53-day counter-drug patrol that spanned 12,500 miles in the Eastern Pacific. Alert interdicted four “go-fast” boats carrying 2,977 kilograms of cocaine (3.3 tons) valued at $100 million and detained 11 suspected smugglers. Results of this magnitude have not been recorded by the Alert since 2009.

The Astoria Victory Monument turns 90 years-old on Saturday, July 23rd. Its something people drive by everyday in the Uniontown part of town on busy Marine Drive.  It depicts a World War I soldier holding his rifle high as he stands on a battlefield strewn with barbed wire. It is more commonly known as the “Doughboy” monument.  The city will recognize the significance of the monument with a rededication this weekend.

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley shared some challenges he faces in congress in remarks at a town hall meeting in Astoria Wednesday morning.


· Labiske Lane Culvert Replacement at MP0.43

Monday July 25th thru July 28th

Closure: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Labiske Lane will be COMPLETELY closed to all traffic during daytime construction. Single lane traffic will be available overnight.

Fort Clatsop Road Arch Culvert Repair at MP 2.44

Monday August 1st thru Wednesday August 31st

Fort Clatsop Road will be COMPLETELY closed to all traffic during construction, use Lewis and Clark Road as detour.


Cullaby Lake Lane Culvert Replacement at MP 0.13

Monday August 8th thru Friday August 12th

Cullaby Lake Lane will remain open to one lane traffic. Maximum flagger hold time of 20 minutes.


· County crews will continue road construction on Walluski Loop near the Fairgrounds thru Tuesday, August 16, 2016. Speed Limit will remain at 25mph until the work is finished.

· Crews will perform pavement preservation on Beerman Creek Lane and Rippett Lane.

The rising cost of running the Astoria Trolley down the city waterfront has the city council discussing how to find a sustainable way to fund annual repairs to the several wooden trestles and rails that run across them. City engineers estimate the cost to effect repairs that ODOT has directed need to be completed before the 2017 Trolley season could mount as high as $300,000.

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