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Dean Kirkland

Grassroots People

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A grassroots movement (often referenced in the context of a political movement) is one driven by the constituents of a community. GRP does not necessarily condone or support the issues presented here. "We demand that big business give the people a square deal; in return we must insist that when anyone engaged in big business honestly endeavors to do right he shall himself be given a square deal." Theodore Roosevelt November 15, 1913

Volunteers honored The board recognized the 2013 Volunteer of the Year honorees and proclaimed April 6-12 as Volunteer Week. Honorees are: Individual Volunteer of the Year: Dick Lang, coordinator of volunteer drivers for Clatsop County’s Veterans Services program. Outstanding Advisory Board Volunteer: Katie Paaso, m

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Thursday, March 27, 2014 DISTRICT ATTORNEY MARQUIS HONORED FOR 20 YEARS OF SERVICE The Clatsop County Board of Commissioners honored District Attorney Josh Marquis for 20 years of service to the county. Board Chair Scott presented Marquis with a certificate of appreciation at the board’s March 26 meeting. Marquis was

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 Marijuana Facility Moratorium: The board conducted the first reading of an ordinance imposing a moratorium on medical marijuana facilities in the unincorporated county. The moratorium bans the operation of dispensaries and other facilities that provide marijuana products to medical marijuana card holders until May 1, 2015

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014  MATT SAMUELSON SELECTED AS NEW DISTRICT 5 COUNTY COMMISSIONER  Matt Samuelson of Elsie is the new Clatsop County Commissioner for District 5. The Board of Commissioners unanimously selected Samuelson from among three applicants at its March 12 meeting. Samuelson was sworn into office following

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Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014   COUNTY COMMISSIONER APPLICANT WITHDRAWS One of the four applicants for the vacant District 5 position on the Clatsop County Board of Commissioners has withdrawn. Robin Risley of Cannon Beach declared Wednesday she is withdrawing her application. Three other applicants – Dale Barrett of Seasi

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Road Dedicated The board officially designated the newly constructed portion of SE Ensign Lane as a public road. The road section, built through the county-owned North Coast Business Park in Warrenton, connects SE 19th St. and Alternate Highway 101. Construction of the road was an obligation under the intergovernmental agr

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Boat Launch Lease; The board approved a lease agreement with the owners of property containing a boat launch ramp and parking area at Aldrich Point near Brownsmead. The 10-year lease, with Ernest John Affolter and Gerald Veenker, will enable the county to resume maintenance and repairs at the site. The county has maintained

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OPEN LETTER TO ASTORIA CITY COUNCIL DATE: November 26, 2013 SUBJECT: Planned sale of city-owned, vacant land FROM: Shel Cantor SUMMARY: At the October 18 City Council meeting, during the public comment session regarding the City of Astoria Property Sales Program, I and other citizens asked why our city is now selling off v

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Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 The deadline to file applications to start health insurance coverage with Cover Oregon is Wednesday, Dec. 4. Applications must be postmarked by Dec. 4 in order for applicants to begin receiving coverage under the health insurance exchange beginning on Jan. 1, 2014. Applicants who sign up after the Dec.

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Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 WESTPORT/WAHKIAKUM FERRY OUT OF SERVICE The Wahkiakum Ferry is out of service. The vessel, which carries vehicles between Westport, Ore. and Puget Island, Wash., is expected to be out of service for repairs for at least the next few days, according to the Wahkiakum County, Wash. Public Works Dep

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Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 ‘OREGON SHAKEOUT’ INCLUDES CLATSOPALERTS! TEST; SIGN-UP OPEN Do you know what to do when the “big one” hits? The “Great Oregon Shakeout” on Thursday, Oct. 17 will test the readiness of individuals, schools, businesses and organizations for a major earthquake. At 10:17 a.m. people are en

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Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 BOARD REJECTS NATURAL GAS PIPELINE LAND-USE APPLICATION The Clatsop County Board of Commissioners voted Wednesday to reject a land-use application for construction of a natural gas pipeline to serve a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal. Following a public hearing the board, by a 5-0 vote, fo

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Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 LOCAL AGENT TO HELP COUNTY RESIDENTS FIND HEALTH INSURANCE Cover Oregon, the new health insurance marketplace, kicks off in October and Clatsop County citizens will have a local agent to help them navigate the new program. Cover Oregon is the state’s new online marketplace where Oregonians can s

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Hearing Set For October, 2013 Clastop County Board Of Commissioners-Read The Details By Clicking On This Text

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Official minutes available once approved by board Forest lawsuit funding The board gave consent to funding the county’s share of the 2014 budget of the Council of Forest Trust Land Counties, including a $12,000 special assessment earmarked for legal expenses related to a federal lawsuit over habitat protection in the

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Official minutes available once approved by board Code enforcement ordinance The board adopted an ordinance establishing a civil citation process for code enforcement and nuisance abatement and replacing the existing enforcement process. The ordinance is designed to provide the county’s code compliance officer with a

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Thursday, July 18, 2013 CAUSE OF PACIFIC SEAFOODS FIRE According to investigators, the cause of the fire at Pacific Coast Seafoods Co. in Warrenton on June 4th was caused by maintenance being done on the roof of the facility. Pacific Coast Seafoods Co had installed several new vents in the roof of the plant and was ha

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Friday, May 24, 2013 COUNTY CLERK NICOLE WILLIAMS DEPARTS FOR JOB WITH CLATSOP CARE DISTRICT Clatsop County Clerk Nicole Williams announced her departure from the position Friday, May 24. Her last day with the county will be June 28. Williams is joining the Clatsop Care Health District as administrator/CEO. She repla

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Port wants to ride the green tide Commission forms partnership with start-up shipping company, pursues federal grant to build one or two cargo ships By JOE GAMM The Daily Astorian A national push for greener transportation could bring cargo through the Port of Astoria again. The Port is partnering with a start-up shippin

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Thursday, May 9, 2013 WATER, SEWER SYSTEMS FOCUS OF DISASTER RESPONSE EXERCISE How will local cities, utility districts and other public agencies react when a major disaster disrupts water and sewer service on the northern Oregon Coast? Local officials from Clatsop and Tillamook counties and representatives of st

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BALLOT-COUNTING TEST SET FOR MAY 13 Clatsop County Elections Division will conduct a public certification test of its vote-tally system on Monday, May 13 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Judge Guy Boyington Building, 857 Commercial St., Astoria in anticipation of the May 21 special district election. A test is routinely

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Special Work Session agenda for Clatsop County Board of Commissioners

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013 ADMINISTRATIVE REORGANIZATION SAVES MONEY, STREAMLINES OPERATIONS A planned reorganization of some administrative offices proposed by Clatsop County Manager Scott Somers will save money while increasing efficiency, he said. On Wednesday the county Board of Commissioners held the first read

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Oregon LNG/Pipeline - Warrenton, Oregon Shot Down In Oregon Supreme Court

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Columbia Pacific Common Sense Thursday, March 21st  6:00  potluck snacks and socializing 6:30 - 8:00  meeting 1030 Duane in Astoria    Dan Serres, Conservation Director of Columbia Riverkeeper (CRK), will provide legal updates and other news from LNG-land.  Whether you've been active from the beginning

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Official minutes available once approved by board Veterans program examined During a work session the board heard a presentation from Veterans’ Services Officer Phil Simmons, who asked the commissioners to consider increasing his level of compensation under the veterans services contract. Simmons, who took over the c

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From: "diana johnson" <gl*^#*+@.....com>Date: Feb 10, 2013 2:44 PMSubject: Uncited vehicle/pedestrian collision - Uniontown, Jan. 19thTo: <mayor@astoria.or.us>, <betsyjohnson@state.or.us>Cc:Mayor Van Dusen and Senator Betsy Johnson: On a beautiful, dry Saturday afternoon, January 19 at 3:29 pm

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Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 PUBLIC INVITED TO INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS ON SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTER The public is invited to learn more about the school-based health center proposed for the Astoria School District at a series of community meetings beginning later this month. The meetings will be held Jan. 30, Feb. 26 and M

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Charley Reese's Final column!A very interesting column. COMPLETELY NEUTRAL.Be sure to Read the Poem at the end..Charley Reese's final column for the Orlando Sentinel... He has been a journalist for 49 years. He is retiring and this is HIS LAST COLUMN.Be sure to read the Tax List at the end.This is about as clear and easy to

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Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013   Clatsop County’s Community Development Department is moving forward to implement a land-use study of the Clatsop Plains/Camp Rilea area. On Wednesday the county board of commissioners approved a contract with a consultant, MIG Inc., to facilitate the development of the North Clatsop Plains Su

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