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Weekly Safety Report: Angler Sentenced for Salmon Snagging Violations and Medevac Following Single-Vehicle Crash in Pacific County, Washington
This week in Pacific County, Washington, two incidents occurred that require attention in the weekly safety report. The first incident involved a 66-year-old angler who was sentenced to 50 days in jail, fined $1,500, and had his fishing license suspended for five years due to repeated salmon snagging violations. The second incident involved a single-vehicle crash where a 55-year-old man was airlifted to the hospital after leaving the roadway, striking a power pole, and being ejected from his vehicle.
Pacific County Crash Sends One Person By Life Flight
A reminder to slow down on the roads after a Pacific County crash sends one person to the hospital by Life Flight. Washington State Patrol says the one car wreck happened Wednesday afternoon southbound on 101 between Raymond and Cosmopolis. Troopers say a 55 year old man driving vehicle left the roadway, hit a light pole, and was ejected from the car. There was no one else in the vehicle and the driver was not wearing a seatbelt. Speed was cited as the cause and drugs or alcohol did not appear to have been a factor.
Tragic Accident on US 101 Highlights Dangers of Speeding and Non-Use of Seatbelts
On a recent Wednesday evening, a serious traffic accident occurred on US 101 near Pacific County, involving a 55-year-old man from Raymond. The individual was driving a 2015 Honda Accord when he lost control around milepost 70, resulting in a violent collision with a pole and the vehicle coming to rest on an embankment. Tragically, the driver was not wearing a seatbelt, intensifying the severity of his injuries.
Pacific County man hospitalized after being ejected from vehicle in crash on U.S. Highway 101
A Raymond man was airlifted following a motor vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon between Cosmopolis and Raymond. The 55-year-old man was traveling southbound in a 2015 Honda, according to a
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Pacific County Man Jailed For Snagging Salmon
A Pacific County man will spend 50 days in jail for illegally “snagging” salmon. Court records show officials began their investigation into the Long Beach resident back in August. State Fish and Wildlife officials say the man is a habitual offender, with other snagging offenses record in 2020, 2021 and last year. Along with spending almost 2 months behind bars, the man also must pay a $1,500 fine and can not have a fishing license in the state for 5 years.
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Savor the Flavor: Top 4 Delis You Must Visit in Astoria
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10 most expensive homes sold on the northern Oregon coast, Nov. 20-26
A house in Warrenton that sold for $920,000 tops the list of the most expensive residential real estate sales on the northern Oregon coast in the past week. In total, 26 residential real estate sales were recorded in the area during the past week, with an average price of $496,135. The average price per square foot was $293.
Astoria City Council Meeting Scheduled for December 4 at City Hall
CITY COUNCIL MEETING ASTORIA CITY COUNCIL MEETING Monday, December 4, 2023 6:00 PM Astoria City Hall, Council Chambers 1095 Duane Street, Astoria OR Public meetings are conducted in the Council Chambers and video live-streamed. Go to www.astoria.or.us/LIVE_STREAM.aspx for connection instructions.Visit here for more details.
Angler Jailed for Salmon Snagging Violations
A Pacific County judge sentenced a fisherman to 50 days in jail for repeat salmon snagging violations, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife reports. WDFW Police investigated the snagging case in August 2023. David Gretzner, 66, from Long Beach, was sentenced on Nov. 16 by Pacific County District Court Judge, Nancy McAllister, the department reports. He pled guilty to one count each of Unlawful Recreational Fishing in the first degree and Unlawful Recreational Fishing in the second degree, according to the WDFW.
Razor clam harvesting now open on Oregon’s central coast
Oregon’s central coast is now open to harvesting of razor clams, the Oregon Department of Agriculture announced Friday. Razor clam harvesting is now allowed between Seaside and Waldport. Officials say levels of the biotoxin domoic acid have fallen below closure levels. Domoic acid is not dangerous to the clams, but can make humans ill if ingested and can even lead to short-term memory loss.
Weather-Related Road Safety: A Call for Vigilance and Preparedness
A recent road incident involving a 55-year-old Raymond man starkly highlights the dangers lurking on our roads, especially under harsh weather conditions. The accident occurred on a Wednesday afternoon on the stretch of road between Cosmopolis and Raymond, where the driver, in his 2015 Honda, lost control and collided with a power pole. This severe crash, ejecting him from the vehicle, underscores the alarming reality that road safety measures like seatbelt use are life-saving necessities. The victim, not having worn his seatbelt according to the Washington State Patrol, was airlifted to St. Joseph's Hospital for urgent care. Drugs or alcohol were thankfully not factors in this event.
Teens with ties to Orange County remain on the run after they were found by police in Nevada
Two missing teens from Oregon are believed to be together after they were briefly found by officials in Nevada on Friday, according to law enforcement in the state.
Geri Florek, cornerstone of Eagle for three decades, takes a bow
The story of Geri Florek is a story of the Wahkiakum County Eagle. Or perhaps, the story of the Eagle is a story of Geri. After 30 years, it's hard to tell anymore. Their tales are too intertwined. It's also a story of three publishers. It's Rick Nelson's story, and...
Survey asks what is needed for Raymond revitalization
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Napavine jumps on top early, cruises to win over Raymond
One night after allowing zero points in the second half , the Napavine girl's basketball team put together another stellar defensive effort, allowing only one point in the second half of a ...
Garage sale find inspires Astoria Christmas Club and a promise
Tim O’Bryant was 5 years old when his parents relocated from Pendleton to Astoria in 1960. O’Bryant remembers those first days, nose pressed to the window, wondering if it would ever stop raining. Then came winter, and the surprise of color and light. “All of the sudden Christmas...
The December holiday season kicks off Saturday with the lighting of Ilwaco’s crabpot Christmas tree in Ilwaco
It’s the holidays, and so we’re seeing some of our beloved coastal traditions coming around again. One unique local maritime tradition here on the Columbia happens in the port town of Ilwaco, Washington. It’s the lighting of the “World’s Tallest Crabpot Christmas Tree.”. This festive...
Upriver challenges for ships on the Columbia
Yesterday we talked about the many challenges bar pilots face guiding ships between Astoria and the mouth of the river (the Columbia River Bar). Today we’ll touch on the upriver and even more seldom-scene leg of the river: the 100-mile segment between Astoria and Portland. It’s a winding and dangerous stretch of river, fraught with its own challenges that also require great ship-handling expertise and finesse.