Goodbye Waldorf Hotel. Eventually. Monday night the Astoria City Council accepted the Astoria Public Library Renovation Study Report in two parts and the Library Advisory Board recommendation regarding their prefered option for that project that would see the city library expand it's main floor to encompass the footprint currently occupied by the badly dilapidated Waldorf building.
The Clatsop County Commission has persued restrictions on smoking in and around county property with great determination and now may suggest smoking bans under consideration by State Parks may need to go further. The commissioners Wednesday will consider sending a strong letter of support to the state and takes the proposed rulemaking further by stating
Astoria Public Library and the Astor Library Friends Association present Library After Hours, a free series of author visits, community conversations, and musical performances that take place at the library- 450 10th Street, Astoria-after regular hours of operation. On Friday, January 24 at 6pm, three authors representing independent Oregon presses-Matt Love, Nancy Slavin, and Stevan Allred- will read from their works and answer audience questions.
In the early morning hours Sunday Cannon Beach Police responded to an armed robbery reported at the Stephanie Inn.
An Oregon agency will take three months more to decide whether a proposed liquefied natural gas plant at Warrenton meets state coastal rules. The review of Oregon LNG's proposal was to be complete this week.
Pacific County Sheriff Scott Johnson announced changes to the Sheriff's Office command staff including a retirement, promotion, and new appointment. In November Chief Civil Deputy Debbie Allison, who has been employed by Pacific County in excess of 30 years, announced her intent to retire effective December 31, 2013.
A Clatsop County Drug Task Force investigation has led to the arrest of 27-year-old Dustin William Taylor , on drug related charges Saturday morning. Drug Task Force detectives with the assistance of Clatsop County Sheriff's Deputies executed search warrants on Taylor and his residence located at 33788 Cullaby Lake Lane Warrenton, Oregon.
Clatsop County has posted a request for proposals from web developers with the idea of creating a new website that will make it easier for users to navigate and less complicated for county staff to post information.
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into a serious injury pedestrian-involved traffic crash that occurred Thursday afternoon on Highway 101 about four miles north of Gearhart in Clatsop County.
No need to dress up and you don't need special gear and you won't have to move mountains to find a hike (although you can hike to the summit of Neah-kah-nie Mountain near Oswald West). This is the third year that OPRD has participated in First Day Hikes, a nationwide initiative sponsored by America's State Parks (www.americasstateparks.org) to encourage people to enjoy the outdoors and celebrate the New Year by getting out for a walk in a state park. Last year, more than 420 people participated in First Day Hikes in Oregon.
The State Employment Department reported Monday morning that the Clatsop County unemployment rate is down to 6.3%. That compares to 7.5% the year before and is below the current statewide rate of 7.3% and below the national rate now pegged at 7%.
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