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On Saturday, August 12 at approximately 8:34 am, the Clatsop County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol and the United States Coast Guard responded to a reported boat collision in the Columbia River near Tansy Point.

Saturday weather was perfect for Astoria’s signature event. The 2017 Astoria Regatta features many events through the course of the festival week but the highlights come on Saturday with a busy Regatta Square serving up food and drink and family fun capped by one of the oldest parades in the Northwest.  The Grand Land Parade. There was one award winning entry that raised eyebrows.

It has been just nine years since Clatsop Community Bank set up shop as the only locally owned bank in the county and today reports surpassing $90 million in assets and $80 million in deposits.

The City of Astoria announced  Late Friday that Geoff Spalding has agreed to serve as the Interim Chief of Police. Chief Spalding retired from the Beaverton Police Department in 2016 and will be joining the City of Astoria Police Department on August ­28, 2017.

Astoria's Fort George Brewery is in the permitting process to build a big new facility at Warrenton's North Coast Business Park.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public comment on the wetlands permit. The applicant’s stated purpose is to expand the brewing warehouse, and distribution capacity of Fort George Brewery and Fort George Distribution to meet current and future market demands, and to do so at a single centralized location.

The President of the Astoria Longshore Union (ILWU 50), Chris Connaway has filed an appeal of a planning commission decision to allow a child development center to relocate to Port property near the central docks.

U.S. Coast Guardsmen and U.S. Navy sailors conducted shipboard dive operations from a Coast Guard cutter in the Arctic July 29 for the first time since two Coast Guard divers perished in a sub surface accident almost 11 years ago.

The Coast Guard delivered three dewatering pumps, Tuesday morning to a commercial fishing vessel taking on water 66 miles west of Tillamook Head saving the boat and the crew.

Tuesday night the Warrenton City Commission considered a proposal to increase funding for the Community Library through a renewed 5-year operation levy that will boost property taxes in the city.

 

Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson is using his powers to waylay some of the effects of a recently passed Senate Bill that he says effectively stacks the deck against the people's right to veto legislative tax increases.

Two historically iconic restaurant buildings are about to be replaced by a new hotel development on Astoria's west end waterfront.  Many would remember the Ship Inn when Jill and Fenton Stokeld opened the place based on an English pub-style bar with a dining room along the waterfront off 2nd street. It was a place where local notables hung out.  Just as popular in its heyday was the Dutch Cup that shared the parking lot with Ship Inn. The Dutch Cup was comfort food heaven for fishermen, loggers, and affordable family dining. The restaurants eventually changed hands and the Dutch Cup became Stephanie's Cabin which is vacant today. A big change may be coming.

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