Washington County Sheriff's Office worked together this week with five other Sheriff's Offices to build a trail at the Jewell School in Clatsop County. The Jewell school district allows the Sheriff's Office to use their buildings and surrounding area every summer to hold a Search and Rescue Training Academy (SARTA)
On October 30th, deputies with the Pacific County Drug Task Force served a narcotics related search warrant upon a residence located near 250th and Z Street in Ocean Park. Also assisting with the service of the warrant were members of the Grays Harbor County Drug Task Force and the Clatsop County Interagency Narcotics Task Force. A male subject, identified as Sebastian Garcia-Castro, age 53, was arrested in conjunction with the investigation that led to the request for the search warrant.
Customers of NW Natural Gas, Avista Utilities and Cascade Natural Gas can expect to pay less for natural gas this coming winter. The new rates go into effect Nov.1, 2012.
The Clatsop County Drug Task Force, with the assistance of the Seaside Police Department and Astoria Police Department executed multiple search warrants in Astoria and Seaside Friday afternoon, resulting in the arrest of Leland James Wilson, 34, of Astoria. Due to citizen complaints, Drug Task Force Detectives began an investigation of Wilson and confirmed Wilson to be responsible for distributing considerable quantities of Marijuana within the community.
Clatsop County Drug Task Force Detectives with the assistance of the Seaside Police Department arrested Levi Dennis Broome, 29, of Seaside, on charges of Possession of Marijuana, Manufacture of Marijuana and Delivery of Marijuana.
"See and be seen" is a piece of advice making its way around the state, as residents prepare for the annual time change this Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2 a.m. That's when we set our clocks back one hour, and it means the morning commute will bring darkness to us one hour earlier. Pedestrians will want to wear bright or reflective clothing and drivers will want to be extra alert. One person lost his life this year in a pedestrian accident in downtown Astoria, and there has been a great deal of discussion about how to address the many near-misses that happen on a regular basis.
Oregon authorities advise drivers not to swerve when they see deer or elk in the roadway. Drivers who swerve are likely to lose control or crash into another vehicle. Authorities say it's best to slow down and stay in your lane.
Drivers on the West Coast and nationwide are enjoying a second week of double-digit decreases in pump prices. The national average for regular unleaded falls 11 cents this week to $3.53 while Oregon's statewide average drops 12 cents to $3.84.
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