The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency (PCEMA) will be hosting the annual Pacific County Preparedness Fair at the Ilwaco High School Gym – Hilltop Campus on Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
Preparedness Fair exhibitors will range from a wide variety of industries and organizations that relate to personal, home, and business preparedness and safety.
Oregon State Police attempting to stop a speeding motorcycle on highway 30 near Claremont Road last night around 10:50pm. He was driving 65mp3 in a 45mph zone. The driver of the motorcycle attempting to flee from the officer at speeds in excess of 100mph. The driver weaving through traffic at a high rate of speed passing several vehicles in no passing zones.
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.
Work in Downtown Astoria on the latest phase of the multi-year, multi-million dollar sewer separation CSO project is on schedule according to the city. Street work to place new storm water pipes and rebuild streets and sidewalks continues with additional areas under construction next week.
Crews will continue work within the 8th St and Commercial intersection. That intersection is expected to be open to traffic on Monday, April 22nd. The city says pavement removal and utility installation will begin on 8th Street between Commercial and Duane this coming Monday. The intersection of 8th and Duane will be open to traffic during this work. Storm pipe installation on 10th Street between Duane and Exchange, and on Exchange between 9th and 10th Streets will be taking place with storm pipe installation may begin on 10th Street between Irving and Jerome towards the end of the week.
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.
The City will host its second Community Meeting for the Astoria Transportation System Plan (TSP) Update on Wednesday, April 24 from 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. at theLiberty Theater, McTavish Room (1203 Commercial Street). The City's updated Transportation System Plan will guide improvements to roads, trails, and other transportation facilities over the next 20 years.
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