It's back to the trenches for contractor Tapani today as the company works toward a November deadline to complete the latest phase of the Astoria CSO separation project downtown. Here is a rundown on work expected to take place the rest of this holiday shortened week.
House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee member State Representative Brad Witt says between now and the next legislative session there may be a fix in the works to reduce the number of salmon smolts lost to hungry Cormorants on the lower Columbia.
Beginning today the Oregon Insurance Division will be holding public hearings on rates proposed by health insurance companies doing business in the State. The plans under discussion cover individuals and small groups which traditionally charge higher premiums than those applied to large groups.
Clatsop County Clerk Nicole Williams announced her departure from the position Friday, May 24. Her last day with the county will be June 28. Williams is joining the Clatsop Care Health District as administrator/CEO. She replaces outgoing administrator Anita Schacher.
The sport fishery for hatchery spring chinook salmon and hatchery steelhead will reopen Saturday (May 25) on the lower Columbia River under an agreement reached today by fishery managers from Washington and Oregon.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a state of emergency in three counties around a collapsed Interstate 5 bridge.
Inslee said in his proclamation Friday that the bridge collapse has caused extensive disruption, impacting the citizens and economy in Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom Counties
The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Oregon is $3.97 going into the Memorial Day weekend. Washington averages $4.
The Washington Transportation Department says an average of 71,000 vehicles a day used the stretch of Interstate 5 through Mount Vernon that is now blocked by the collapse of the Skagit River bridge.
An investigation by the Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division at the Newport Area Command office is leading to multiple charges for several individuals including a Tidewater-area man previously charged with the unlawful sale of commercial/sport caught Dungeness crab to a local cafe.
Almost three decades ago Astoria played host to a movie crew producing what would become a worldwide cult favorite. Goonies Day is coming.
Callers this morning on KAST's live local talk show "Coastwatch Call-in" told host Tom Freel that the Port of Astoria has to get focused on the nuts and bolts of the operation and make financial statements including profit and loss statements readily available to the public and spend less time attacking each other.
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