Finance Director Mike Robison has stepped down after 17 years with Clatsop County. Robison is taking another position outside the county. His last day was Friday, March 8.
Old 300, the Astoria Riverfront Trolley, is back for its 15th season. Beginning Friday March 22, 2013 the Trolley will operate seven day a weeks from 12:00 to 6:00 pm through April 7, 2013.
There are some new faces supervising the Astoria Police Department these days. In an effort to to develop its next generation of leaders, the Astoria Police Department has reached into the organization and is working to develop emerging leaders.
Clatsop County's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.5 percent in January, essentially the same as the previous month (7.4%) and the year before (7.7%). It was lower than the statewide rate (8.4%) and about thesame as the national rate (7.9%).
The Oregon State University Clatsop County Extension Service is offering a workshop to help you learn to defend yourself and your property in case of a wildfire. Did you know that 10 of the largest fires in Oregon history occurred west of the Cascade Mountains?
The AAA auto club reports the average price of gasoline in Oregon is $3.80, and the average price of gasoline in Washington is $3.81.. For Oregon that's up 2 cents in a week and 24 cents in a month. It's 10 cents higher than the national average, which dropped a nickel in a week and for Washington its 2 cents higher than a week ago and 25 cents higher than a month ago.
On March 8, 2013 at 5:38 pm the Astoria Police Department received a call of a male walking in the area of 17th and Marine Drive toward downtown. The subject was contacted and officers asked him to stop his behavior that was causing people to call. At 5:53 Astoria Police received another call about the same person. He was now throwing his backpack and screaming.
State Representative Brad Witt shares his thoughts on the majority budget released late last week and talks about his take on the potential impacts:
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