In a live interview Friday morning on KAST 1370 Clatsop Community College President Larry Galizio talked in some detail about a proposal under study to create a new Health and Wellness Center in cooperation with Columbia Memorial Hospital and the city of Astoria. He said the center would be of benefit to the College in providing a replacement for the "seismically problematic" Patriot Hall
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) this week introduced two bills that would assist coastal states with tsunami debris cleanup. The Tsunami Debris Cleanup Reimbursement Act, H.R. 1491, would allow the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to refund Oregon and other states for tsunami debris cleanup expenses using $5 million in funding donated by the government of Japan.
State and tribal co-managers yesterday agreed on a package of salmon fisheries that, according to the State, meets conservation goals for wild salmon populations and provides fishing opportunities on healthy stocks.
Clatsop County Drug Task Force detectives executed search warrants, resulting in the arrest of five subjects in Warrenton, Tuesday evening. Detectives received information regarding a high volume of drug activity at 112 SW Alder Ct. Warrenton, Oregon. A subsequent investigation corroborated the information, with detectives witnessing multiple subjects known to be involved with drug use frequenting the residence.
The board held a lengthy work session discussion on a Local Wetlands Inventory for the Arch Cape/Cove Beach community. County Planner Jennifer Bunch presented options that the board might consider in it's decision making process.
Clatsop County Government depends greatly on the selfless dedication of volunteer citizens who devoted over 20,000 hours of time to numerous committees and programs last year alone which the county values at over $463,000. Each year the County Commissioners devote time to recognizing those volunteers and emphasizing their importance during a regular commission meeting. Commission Chair Peter Huhtala said that Wednesday's event has become his favorite meeting of the year.
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, Clatsop County, local police, fire, rescue, hospitals and other agencies conducted a Mass Rescue and Maritime Security exercise on the Astoria waterfront Wednesday.The exercise focused on initial response actions and interagency cooperation during a significant on-water event and provided the response community an opportunity to improve preparedness and practice command and control in the field within an incident command/unified command framework.
A planned reorganization of some administrative offices proposed by Clatsop County Manager Scott Somers will save money while increasing efficiency, he said. On Wednesday the county Board of Commissioners held the first reading of an ordinance enacting the plan. A final vote is scheduled for April 24.The plan was prompted by the move in December of former Assistant County Manager Nicole Williams to the County Clerk position, and the departure of former Central Services Department Director Mike Robison in March.
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