▶️ Destination Oregon: A bunch of clowns got the Astoria-Megler bridge built
The Astoria-Megler Bridge that connects Astoria, Oregon, with Washington state is an engineering marvel. At 4.1 miles long, it is the longest continuous truss bridge in North America. Before the bridge was built, moving people and goods across the river to the Washington town of Megler was a much different...
Tolovana State Park health advisory lifted Sept. 28
Oregon Health Authority (OHA) today lifted a public health advisory for contact with ocean water at Tolovana State Park, located in Clatsop County. The health authority issued the advisory Sept. 26, after water samples showed higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria in ocean waters. Results from follow-up tests taken by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) showed lower bacteria levels. Contact with the ocean water no longer poses a higher-than-normal...
Oregon Gold Star families get highway designation, ninth state highway honoring veterans
Starting next year, drivers traversing U.S. Highway 30 between Astoria and Ontario will see signs honoring Gold Star Families – the parents, children, spouses and siblings who lost loved ones serving in the military. The Oregon Gold Star Families Memorial Highway will be the last of nine state-spanning highways...
Rising tide: Residents of the Lower Columbia estuary confront a shifting
Over the years, flooding has become an increasing problem for people in the Westend of Wahkiakum County. It was hard to imagine when I drove up to Nick and Dee Nikkila's home in Deep River on a beautiful late summer day last week, but Nick had evidence. Not long after...
Ghost towns, old homes, and felled trees
"Certain places kind of haunt you," Carl Wirkkala told me on the phone the other day. He remembers grinding cascara bark and catching crawdads with poles cut by his grandmother, who lived in an old house along Knappton Road in Naselle. When he was young, he would tell his dad and his uncle "weird stories about police." The two men would take little Carl on trips looking for scrap iron among the dark, dilapidated houses of Frankfort, a ghost town that was set to be the new Astoria.
Alert: High Wind Warning until 10:00AM
WHAT...Southwest winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph expected. * WHERE...In Oregon, North Oregon Coast. In Washington, South Washington Coast. The area affected is expected to be right around the Mouth of the Columbia River including Astoria and Ilwaco. * WHEN...Until 10 AM PDT this morning. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds will blow...
Coastal Razor Clam Digs Approved
Long Beach, Twin Harbors, and Copalis will be open to razor clam digging by the end of the month, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife reported on Tuesday. Starting Sep. 29, per the department, open beaches at all three locations above will allow daily limits of 15 clams per person. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) advises that each digger place each clam in a separate container and that diggers avoid throwing away their clams.
Camp Kiwanilong to host fundraising dinner, weekend activities
WARRENTON — Camp Kiwanilong will host a weekend fundraising event allowing adults to relive the summer camp experience with boating, swimming, archery and more on Friday and Saturday. The weekend will conclude with a dinner and auction at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Funds raised will benefit an overhaul of the...
While this year’s lamprey numbers look good, tribes say more needs to be done
Fish counters have noted thousands of lamprey going past Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River. Tribal biologists say these toothy, eel-like fish have a long way to go before they’re in the clear. With their fatty, oily meat, lamprey have served as a culturally important first food for tribes...
A Slice of Seaside: The Top 4 Pizza Stores to Try on Your Visit
In this article, we'll be exploring four exceptional pizza stores located in Seaside. Have you had the pleasure of trying any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Decreasing Wind Speeds in Pacific Northwest Amid Continued Showers
High winds were observed in the Pacific Northwest caused by a low-pressure system that impacted Astoria. Winds were reported to exceed 50 miles per hour, peaking at 52 mph around 6 a.m. local time.
Sheriff's Report, September 28, 2023
September 17 — 10:29 p.m. A caller reported that a deer was still alive after getting hit on. Altoona/Pillar Rock Road. September 18 — 1:18 p.m. A caller complained about a vehicle that was parked on Columbia. Street. He said the car was partially blocking his driveway and...
Pink Floyd on Oregon Coast? Pigs on the Wing Brings Visual, Sonic Punch to Astoria
(Astoria, Oregon) – What would you do if Pink Floyd came to the Oregon coast?. Well, it isn't THE Pink Floyd we've all known since the Syd Barrett days, but it is a decent facsimile as Pigs on the Wing shows up in Astoria this Saturday, September 30. This Pink Floyd tribute band is less about the tribute than attention to detail, while still acknowledging the band members' own individual roots and influences. This may have something to do with the fact it was named #4 best Pink Floyd tribute band in the world.
3 Wild Curiosities of Astoria, Oregon Coast No One Else Has. Hint: 1st Exploding Whale, Bridge, Star Trek
(Astoria, Oregon) – One burgh on the north Oregon coast has a few things no other regional town has: several things, actually. It's full of firsts, rarities, singularities and curiosities that set the Astoria-Warrenton area apart from not just the coastline it's on but many little towns around the country as well.
Pacific Northwest endures another stormy day with drenching rains, gusty winds
Two days after a bomb cyclone produced the most widespread rain in months, a small and compact low will move into Western Washington and Oregon on Wednesday with rain and gusty winds.
Our Time - Fall 2023
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A bickering school board
When the NGRV School Board met on September 19, there was a good-sized audience with comments and questions. They were, for the most part, respectful. On the other hand, board member Tyson Vogeler continues to challenge most items on the agenda and how the meeting is run. His actions set a tone for everyone in the room to do the same, which is unfortunate. To my knowledge, no one on the board is embezzling money. Nor is the board intentionally ignoring state law involving board procedures. As the “newspaper lady” attending all the meetings, I’ve been disheartened to hear the ongoing complaints from one board member about the board’s work.
warrenton, OR Residents: Your Future Cats Best Friend Awaits!
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of warrenton..
Folk festival will return to Skamokawa
WET AND WINDY—I hope you have had your wind breakers and your rain jackets handy, along with some boots, as it appears we have had quite the little storm already, with more to come. If you’re like me, you are ready for it to be over! With power bumps, phone outages and internet outages, it’s been a real “fun” start to the week. Here’s hoping the promised weather shows up. Just think: winter has yet to begin, and I’m already moaning about the fall weather—ha! To top things off, my computer opted to update and do an entire change in its looks and operations. I am at a loss. Needless to say, this is going to be a short column today while I try my best to even get something typed up and sent.
Port 2 purchases boat
The Wahkiakum County Port 2 Board of Commissioners talked about potential funding, events, and purchased a boat at their September meeting last week. Port 2 Manager Sam Shogren proposed that the port purchase an 18 foot wooden work skiff, based on a historical boat design by the Danielsen family of Puget Island. Wide and stable, with a flat bottom, the boat was restored in 2020 by Welcome Slough Boatworks and by members of the local Traditional Small Craft Association, of which Port Commissioner Allen Bennett is a member.