The Oregon Department of Forestry, in conjunction with several other majority landowners in this area (Hampton Tree Farms, Clatsop County and the City of Astoria), is going to be closing the gate on the East end of pipeline road in an effort to mitigate the risk of fire during the 2017 fire season. This is also in regards to the anticipated influx of the people visiting Oregon for the Solar Eclipse. These measures are being taken in an effort to try and keep the forest safe. These restrictions will go into effect beginning Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at 8:00 a.m.
Sunset Empire Transportation District has announced that bus routes in Clatsop County may be delayed or canceled due to a lot of people traveling through the area to view the solar eclipse on August 21st.
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.
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.