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The Coast Guard rescued two fishermen from the fishing vessel, New Faith that was sinking 52 miles off the coast of Coos Bay, Saturday morning.

The Coast Guard is responding to a vessel aground in the vicinity of Skamokawa, Washington after the vessel Argent Cosmos lost the use of a fuel pump and ran aground at 6:28 a.m.Thursday.

Replacing the bridge joints means up to two nights of detour using U.S. 101

 

An ODOT contractor will close the Old Youngs Bay Bridge overnight from 8 p.m. Tuesday July 11 until 6 a.m. the following morning to replace bridge joints. The contractor expects to finish in one night, but if more time is needed, the bridge will close overnight again Wednesday July 12, from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning.

Appraisers from the Clatsop County Assessment and Taxation Department(A&T) will be inspecting residential and business properties in Astoria over the next two years as part of the department’s ongoing comprehensive reappraisal in the entire county.

On Tuesday, July 4, at approximately 3:13 a.m. a motor vehicle versus pedestrian crash occurred on Highway 101 near Airport Rd. in Seaside. The pedestrian was identified as Jimmy Lee Mehrer, 32, of Astoria who died at the scene.

On July 1, 2017, at approximately 4:5PM, OSP assisted Tillamook County SO and emergency personnel with fatal paragliding accident at Cape Lookout State Park.

Every year around the Fourth of July, 911 operators are inundated with calls regarding fireworks. The majority of these calls are non-emergency related, but tie up the 911 system, potentially delaying an emergency call from getting through.

The Board adopted the Fiscal Year 2017-18 county budget, as well as the budgets for the 4H & Extension Service District, Road District #1, Rural Law Enforcement District and Westport Sewer Service District. 

Opinion

In June 1967, after months of stalling, the Oregon Legislature passed House Bill 1601, which guarantees public access to the state's beaches and establishes a state easement on all beaches between the low water mark and the vegetation line.  The "Beach Bill" turns 50 this July and a grand celebration is planned at the State Capitol to mark the occasion where tons of sand will be brought in, games will be offered, bands will play, speeches will abound and seafood will be the order of the day.

“We’re bringing the beach to the Capitol, where the legacy of Oregon’s open beaches began,” said Laurel Hillmann, event coordinator and Ocean Shores Specialist for Oregon State Parks.

 Not so fast there Laurel.

 

Coast Guard and local agency partners will conduct a joint exercise at the Coast Guard Sector Columbia River base in Warrenton between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. today (Thursday).

The exercise will simulate a security incident on base, with participants simulating how they will respond to the incident and what actions they will take in order to restore normal operations after such an incident.

An analysis of the proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA) conducted by Oregon State agencies charged with the administration of the provisions of that act reveals shocking estimates of how that Republican-led replacement for Obama Care would impact Oregonians.

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