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Below Freezing Weather Heading To Clatsop County

The National Weather service is reporting a cold weather front coming to Clatsop County on early Sunday morning, January 29 that will last through Thursday, February 2. Temperatures are expected to reach below freezing on Sunday and Monday nights in parts of Clatsop County with wind chills in the upper teens on Sunday morning and lower 20’s on Monday morning. Significant precipitation is not forecasted. “With this very cold weather,...

Astoria man arrested after stabbing

Jan. 28—An Astoria man was arrested following a stabbing Friday evening on Halsey Road. Police say Daniel Smith, 31, was involved in a physical altercation outside his residence with a neighbor. Before police arrived, officials say the neighbor was taken to Columbia Memorial Hospital by a friend for lacerations...

Go wild and get hooked at Ecola Seafood Restaurant and Market

There is a local treasure for seafood lovers in downtown Cannon Beach that sells high quality seafood fresh from the ocean. Jay and Cindy Beckman, owners of Ecola Seafood, serve up wild, local seafood sourced fresh from their very own boats, along with other local fisherman. They use “line and hook” to catch fish (no nets) Ecola Seafood sells in-season halibut, salmon, crab, steamer clams, oysters, scallops, and prawns. It is the freshest you can find it. ...

Warming centers on North Coast expand hours in response to cold front

Warming centers on the North Coast are expanding hours to help keep homeless people off the streets while temperatures are expected to dip. Clatsop County announced Saturday that the Oregon Department of Human Services will provide temporary staffing to allow the Astoria Warming Center at First United Methodist Church to open 24/7 from Sunday until Wednesday morning.

Quirky Oregon Coast History Embedded in Seaside: Mystery Wall, Fishing Pier

(Seaside, Oregon) – There's much more to history on the Oregon coast than people realize. A lot of times that means landmarks you can no longer see anymore, much of it surprisingly oddball. In other moments, there are small remnants of history just lying around on or near the beaches, sometimes way up in the hills. They're hard to spot in many instances, but once you do you start wondering: just what in the hell was that?

Project Homeless Connect provides outreach to homeless

Clatsop Community Action will host the annual Project Homeless Connect on Tuesday, part of an outreach effort by social services providers that includes a census of Clatsop County’s homeless population. The event at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center brings together nonprofits, government and faith-based agencies on the North...

Port details infrastructure needs at Pier 2

The Port of Astoria has ramped up promotional efforts for the rehabilitation project needed at Pier 2 in the hopes of landing funding. Pier 2, a critical piece of infrastructure for the Port and the region’s economy, has been slowly deteriorating into the Columbia River. Home to seafood processors Da Yang Seafood and Bornstein Seafoods, the west side of the pier struggles with rotting decks, crumbling asphalt and a failing seawall.

Rebound: Lincoln, Tillamook counties GDP

The Oregon Employment Department has released the latest Northwest Oregon gross domestic product (GDP) details. The GDP is a key economic indicator in Lincoln, Tillamook, Columbia, Clatsop and Benton counties. Northwest Oregon's GDP rebounded strongly in most counties in 2021. Every county in Northwest Oregon was hit hard by the pandemic recession in 2020. Business...

Quilt raffle ends Feb. 14

SEASIDE — The Mission Quilters at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Seaside is holding a fundraiser raffle. The prize is a quilt that was appliqued and hand-pieced by a former pastor’s wife, C.J. Johnson, and former member, Sue Guderjohn. The queen-sized, 100% cotton quilt was machine-quilted and is...

EDITORIAL: Ilwaco's community forest is inspirational

Jan. 28—Blessed as we are with an abundance of pure Pacific Ocean rain each year, water quality is seldom something most of us think about. At a time when much of the West struggles to have enough water to meet residential, industrial and agricultural needs, it might seem water is the least of our worries.

Graduation rates improve in county

Graduation rates among students in Clatsop County saw growth last school year as school districts continue to bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic. The Oregon Department of Education released graduation data from the 2021-2022 school year on Thursday. Clatsop County scored an 84.2% graduation rate, which was an increase of 5 percentage points from the previous school year and above the statewide average of 81.3%. The state figure also slightly increased from the prior year.