Comparing unemployment rates along the North Coast, Clatsop County comes in at 4.2% while Lincoln, Tillamook and Columbia Counties report January seasonally adjusted rates higher. Bigger picture though demonstrates that all North Coast Counties are showing lower rates of those collecting unemployment than a year ago.
On March 7th at approximately 6:57 PM, the Pacific County Communications Center received a call from a citizen in the area of the end of Third Street near the water. The citizen advised that she had discovered what appeared to be a human body that appeared to have washed up onto the rock beach with the tide.
The Oregon Department of Forestry has reopened Nicolai Mainline to through traffic.
The Nicolai Mainline has been closed for the past month to facilitate logging operations. While the road is again open to the general public, there may still be delays while logs are loaded. Travelers should expect to encounter logging traffic on the road and be aware that snow might prevent travel beyond the logging operation.
For more information call the agency's Astoria District Office at 503-325-5451.
A grant from the U.S. Department of Labor (U.S.DOL) recently funded enhancements to Oregon's Work Share program, which offers employers an alternative to layoffs if their business experiences a downturn. With this program, instead of letting skilled employees go, employers can reduce workweeks of three or more team members, and subsidize their lost wages with part-time unemployment insurance benefits from the Oregon Employment Department.
The Clatsop County Forestland Classification Committee will hold a public meeting later this month in Astoria to take a second look at three specific areas that the committee had classified as forestland last year, which include limited portions of the Seaside, Warrenton, and Lewis & Clark areas. The committee will either confirm that a particular parcel was appropriately classified as forestland or remove that parcel from the classification. The committee will not reconsider the classification of any property it had previously removed as forestland.
The Clatsop County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the death of an adult male whose body was found in his home near Warrenton, Oregon on Wednesday afternoon, March 1, 2017. Authoriities report they have arrested an Astoria man who is described as a person of particular interest in the case.
The deceased has been identified as 66-year-old RONALD BOUDREAU of Warrenton, Oregon. Mr. Boudreau was known by family and friends as "Ron."
Visiting the cheese factory in Tillamook has been a favorite visitor activity for decades. In the 1950's and 60's the visitor experience was a fairly low-key affair as people would stop by a few at a time to take a walk around the vats and get a close-up look at the process that would turn Tillamook produced milk into cheddar cheese.