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A few weeks ago Joelynn Murray crossed the parking lot from her job at Rite Aid in Seaside on her dinner break to go to eat at McDonald’s. On her way she was stopped by a man who asked her for a dollar. She didn’t have a dollar, she only had her debit card on […]

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Extremely cold temperatures tonight into Sunday morning… Clear skies combined with dry air and light winds will result in extremely cold minimum temperatures. Widespread single digit temperatures are expected with some locations dipping below 0 degrees. Temperatures will be coldest in areas with snow cover… like

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INCREASING THREAT OF SNOW LATER THURSDAY AND FRIDAY…A WEAK LOW PRESSURE AREA WILL DROP SOUTHWARD ALONG THE OREGON COAST THURSDAY NIGHT…THEN SWING INLAND ACROSS SOUTHWEST OREGON EARLY FRIDAY. WITH THE COLD AIR MASS IN PLACE…ANY PRECIPITATION WILL FALL AS SNOW. CONFIDENCE OF SNOWFALL POTENTIAL HAS INCREASES

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By Sean Larson Last Monday, I wrote a column touching on how I believed that Oregon fans had abandoned this year’s football team after a crushing 42-16 loss to the Arizona Wildcats, ending their hopes in returning to the Rose Bowl. It seemed that after the loss, fans simply stopped caring. There was no hope […]

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POWERFUL COLD FRONT TO MOVE THROUGH THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST SUNDAY AND MONDAY… A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN THE WEATHER PATTERN IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SUNDAY AS A VERY STRONG FRONTAL SYSTEM MOVES INTO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. A FIRST SHOT OF MODERATE RAIN IS EXPECTED LATER SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY…THEN RAIN WILL INCREASE

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Clatsop Community College announces an opportunity for all students and community members to experience an extraordinary 11-day tour of Rome, Florence and Paris in June 2014 with group leader CCC Art Instructor Kristin Shauck in conjunction with EF College Tours. Scheduled for June 16th – 26th, 2014, this tour will place

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On Monday, December 2, 2013 at 3:20 PM, Astoria Police were contacted by a 911 caller. The caller reported that they had located a deceased person in the woods behind Astoria High School. Police arrived and contacted a seventeen-year-old boy and fifteen-year-old girl who said they had discovered a body. They had been in the

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NorthCoastOregon received an award from the 4-H extension office at its recent 4-H recognition night. Jared Delay, 4-H Program Assistant stated, “We would now like to recognize the  North Coast  Oregon on-line Newspaper—Your continued support is very much appreciated…you even put the 4-H logo on your home pa

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The family of Stephanie (Stevie) Peterson has reported that she has been found safe and is now home. They wish to express their gratitude to all who participated in looking for Stephanie. On October 25th it was reported that a local family was looking for their daughter who was supposed to be moving to Vancouver, […]

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By  Mark Lavis  with Lane Today In the toughest game for the Oregon Ducks this season to date, the Ducks defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti simply said, “The magic is in the kids,” post-game when speaking about the team’s performance in a game they were tied up at 14 going into halftime. After hosting ESPN’s Colle

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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 replaces outgoing administrator Anita Schacher. Williams joined the Clatsop County Clerk’s office in 19

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According to OSP Lt. Gregg Hastings, Oregon State Police received toxicology test results from the State Medical Examiner’s office related to Lucas Brown who died in a traffic crash on April 14, 2013, on Highway 30 west of Clatskanie. The crash also resulted in the death of his son, Noah Waite-Brown, age 8, several da

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  The Oregon State Marine Board approved increases in grant funding for the City of Warrenton’s Hammond Marina repaving project, and the Boardman Parks and Recreation District’s parking rehabilitation project. The Board also approved extending the timeline for the Santiam Rest Area boat ramp replacement pro

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The Oregon Heritage Commission has named the Astoria Regatta, which has celebrated the community’s connections to the water since 1894, an Oregon Heritage Tradition. The Astoria Regatta is only the fourth event given the honor. The others include the Oregon State Fair (founded 1858), the Linn County Pioneer Picnic (18

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Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop is pleased to announce the next In Their Footsteps free speaker series event. This program is What Killed Lewis? Viable Theories or Fantasy? A Closer Look at the Prevailing Ideas in 2013 presented by David Peck, D.O. on Sunday, May 19, at 1:00 p.m. Captain Meriwether Le

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Clatsop Community College’s Maritime Science Program has received approval from the United States Coast Guard (USCG) as an approved Training Ship Program that allows those successfully completing the course of study to be credited with 360 days of sea service, training and testing towards an endorsement as Able Seaman Spe

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An investigation by the Clatsop County Drug Task Force concluded in Seaside late Tuesday evening, with the execution of search warrants and the arrest of two subjects on heroin related charges. During the investigation, Drug Task Force Detectives received numerous complaints over several months regarding ongoing illegal dru

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A Clatsop County Narcotics Team investigation has led to the arrest of two subjects Monday afternoon on methamphetamine related charges. Drug Task Force detectives witnessed an ongoing high volume of drug related activity at the residence located at 940 3rd Avenue in Seaside, which is within 1,000 feet of the Broadway Middl

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By Finn J.D. John In early 1921, an outgoing Louisiana salesman named Luther Powell crossed the border from California to Oregon, with business on his mind.   Powell was a “Kleagle.” His job was to recruit new members for the newly resurgent Ku Klux Klan, collecting the $10 membership fee from each.   His comm

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A report of a burglary in progress at a residence in the unincorporated area outside Warrenton resulted in the arrest of three people with criminal charges pending on a fourth, Wednesday evening.  While Clatsop County Deputy Walker was responding to the report he located Levi Dennis Broome (DOB: 07/12/83) at the residence.

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Are hidden dangers lurking in your home? Cleansers, pesticides and other chemicals make our lives more convenient, but they can also pose health risks. To help local residents get rid of unused or unneeded hazardous waste products in their homes, Clatsop County is hosting its annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day,

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For well over half of a century the neon sign of the Kilowatt Man hovered above Youngs Bay, glowingly reminding customers in Astoria, “Ready Kilowatt, always at your service.” Electric power was as close as the flip of a switch, and then, suddenly, the brightly burning sign was gone. While the power company remained in

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Rebecca Owenby, of Knappa, has recently been selected as a finalist in the State 4-H National Congress competition. If Rebecca is selected, she will represent Oregon at the 2013 National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia. Rebecca has kept her record book up since she began 4-H and has been involved in many aspects of 4-H [..

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Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, Clatsop County, local police, fire, rescue, hospitals and other agencies conducted a Mass Rescue and Maritime Security exercise on the Astoria waterfront Wednesday. The exercise focused on initial response actions and interagency cooperation during a significant on-water event and provided

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Clatsop County Drug Task Force detectives executed search warrants, resulting in the arrest of five subjects in Warrenton, Tuesday evening. Detectives received information regarding a high volume of drug activity at 112 SW Alder Ct. Warrenton. A subsequent investigation corroborated the information, with detectives witnessi

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The third annual, award winning “Jane Barnes Revue” is scheduled for Saturday, April 6th. This unique ” topsy-turvy” fashion show will feature fine clothing from local establishments modeled by some of Astoria’s most prominent gentlemen leaders and businesses owners dressed in complete “J

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Warrenton, OR – Thursday, April 4th, at 3:00 PM, Warrenton Police Officer, Ray Ayers, was going on-duty for his patrol shift and turned his department-issued cell phone on. After powering up, Officer Ayers noted that he immediately received a text message notification and voice mail notification. Upon checking the text me

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Warrenton, OR – On March 28, 2013 at 2:45pm the Warrenton Police Department was sent to Coffenbury Lake at Fort Stevens State Park in reference to a possible stabbing. Officers were advised that a male subject had been injured by another male subject armed with a knife. The armed suspect fled the area and entered [...]

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Members of the Astoria Fire Department paid their last respects to John Hagnas with a “Last Alarm” ceremony yesterday, March 28th. Lt. John Hagnas was a member of the Astoria Fire Department until he retired in 1985 after 30 years of service. John worked the majority of his career at Fire Station 2 where the [..

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No April’s Fool Day joke could have come off better than Astoria’s Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Program’s first day of construction on the project. Shortly after work started at the intersection of 8th St and Commercial in downtown Astoria, excavation work uncovered unexpected historic trolley tracks. Now

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