This year, local law enforcement including the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office, Long Beach Police Department, and Washington State Patrol are pleased to report another successful event. Over the weekend, there were no major traffic incidents or collisions reported – which includes serious injury collisions, fatality collisions and/or hit and run investigations.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will take public comment on the draft environmental impact (DEIS) statement regarding the proposed Oregon LNG project in Warrenton and associated pipeline project at a hearing in Clatsop County on Monday, September 21.
While not offering a position on the report, or the project, three members of the Oregon Congressional Delegation signed a letter to the FERC commissioners Thursday requesting that the comment period be expanded to 120 days to allow local people more time to review the 1000-plus page report.
On September 16, 2015 at 2:20pm a Hammond resident called the Dispatch Center and advised he was chased by a bull elk. The call was referred to Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division. The WPD later received a call from Sgt. Joe Warwick from the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division reported that an aggressive bull elk attacked an adult male and a teenage female in Hammond.
The city of Astoria is taking a comprehensive approach to housing issues affecting both low income and market rate rentals and home sales. The city council this year established a goal to promote housing that Astorians can afford. The first step in the process comes in the form of a report compiled through the Community Development Department and issued this week. In a special meeting Monday Mayor Arline LaMear said that this effort is not related to a separate effort to address Astoria's homeless issues.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has resumed killing double-crested cormorants so the birds eat fewer juvenile salmon migrating down the Columbia River despite an ongoing legal battle with conservation groups.
The Astoria Landfill Redevelopment Project was honored at an awards ceremony during Brownfields 2015 Conference in Chicago. Former Mayor Willis L. Van Dusen, on behalf of Mayor Arline LaMear, representatives from the four partner organizations, Erik Thorsen, CEO Columbia Memorial Hospital; Craig Hoppes, Superintendent Astoria School District; Fred Stemmler, Recology Western Oregon Waste, and Brett Estes, Manager City of Astoria attended the ceremony to receive the award.
The city of Astoria is taking a comprehensive approach to housing issues beginning with a special meeting Monday night. The city council this year established a goal to promote housing that Astorians can afford. The first step in the process comes in the form of a report compiled through the Community Development Department and issued this week.
On September 12, 2015, The Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) and the Oregon State Police requested the public's assistance in locating a subject who escaped the Tillamook Youth Correction Facility.
On September 16, 2015, Joshua GARVIN was located and arrested in Provo, Utah. According to Provo Utah Police, they received a tip that GARVIN was at a shelter in their city. When officers arrived at the shelter, GARVIN fled on foot, and after a brief chase was arrested without incident. GARVIN will be held in Utah pending extradition back to Oregon.
State shellfish managers are seeking public input on management options for the 2015-16 razor clam season, although the season is on hold until marine toxins drop to safe levels.
Levels of domoic acid in razor clams have declined over the summer but remain high enough that the clams are unsafe to eat, said Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).
“Obviously we can’t open beaches to digging until toxin levels drop, but we want to be ready to go when they do,” Ayres said. “That preparation includes hearing from the public suggestions about the upcoming season.”