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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.

The Coast Guard reminds the public of important safety measures as personnel prepare for an influx of visitors to the Oregon Coast and federal waterways leading up to and through the solar eclipse event happening, Monday, August 21.

 

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.

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