Today, NOAA and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announce the opening of a 90-day public comment period on the agencies' proposal to disapprove the State of Oregon's coastal nonpoint pollution control program. The two agencies have found that Oregon's program falls short in three key areas. Under the terms of a settlement agreement, EPA and NOAA are required to make a final decision by May 15, 2014.
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is seeking public comment on proposed rule changes that would control smoking in outdoor areas of Oregon State Parks. The proposed changes are designed in part to reduce litter and protect natural resources in Oregon's state parks.
On December 18, 2013 at 4:20 PM Astoria 911 received multiple 911 calls reporting that a man had been struck by a manhole cover near the intersection of 8th and Harrison in Astoria. Emergency crews responded from Astoria Fire Department, Astoria Police,
A Florida investment adviser and onetime Oregon political candidate is facing prison for a $13 million securities fraud scheme.
The controversial sale of properties the city deems "excess" goes to public hearings at tonight's Astoria City Council meeting. Based on a city council goal for this year the city staff has been identifying parcels it owns that would qualify as excess and offering those for sale to the public through Area Properties.
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Friday afternoon's two vehicle serious injury crash that occurred along Highway 101 south of Manzanita in Tillamook County involving two Warrenton residents.
An urgent project to replace a failed culvert beneath OR 202 (Nehalem Hwy.), approximately seven miles north of Jewell (MP 22.275), will result in the closure of the highway to through traffic near Tidewater Summit. Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, December 16 and continuing until 5 p.m., Tuesday, December 17, the highway will be closed.
Astoria 911 is receiving reports of motor vehicle accidents on Highway 26 near mileposts 20-28. We have received reports of black ice on the highway. Emergency crews are on scene. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution if traveling in this area.
Astoria School District has been engaged in a collaborative partnership with Columbia Memorial Hospital, the City of Astoria, and Recology Western Oregon concerning the development of a new athletic complex located on Williamsport Road. Work is expected to begin in January with an anticipated opening for fall 2014.
The Clatsop County Commission met Wednesday and took the following actions:
Former Pacific County Sheriff John Didion passed away this week. The former NFL player settled in Pacific County in the late 90's and became a strong voice for at-risk-youth and anti-drug programs.