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:
Beginning March 19, the NorthWest POINT bus in Astoria will no longer serve the Astoria Mini Mart. The Astoria Transit Center will be the NorthWest POINT's only Astoria stop and outlet for on-site ticket sales.
Clatsop County is seeking applicants for representatives on the Columbia-Pacific Economic Development District Board of Directors.
Geologic hazards coordinator Dr. Althea Rizzo and other state agency experts will be providing free preparedness workshops concerning tsunamis and earthquakes in three North Coast locations beginning Monday night.
The Oregon Department of Transportation is holding a public meeting on Thursday, March 21 to present information on the planned painting and maintenance repairs scheduled in 2014 for the Old Youngs Bay and Lewis and Clark River Bridges. The meeting is set for 5 to 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 204 Marine Drive in Astoria.
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