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BOIL WATER NOTICE IN CATHLAMET, WASHINGTON

In Cathlamet, Washington, a 48 hour boil-water notice has been issued for Cathlamet Water Utility customers and users, due to a break in the water main along Elochoman (ell-LOKE-oh-man) Valley Road. There may be possible contaminants and discoloration in tap water for the next 24 hours. Customers are advised to boil water for at least…

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Oregon Governor and Emergency Board Offers Free Masks and Gloves to Oregon Small Businesses

Today Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced a new program to provide masks and gloves to small business in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor, in partnership with the Oregon Legislature’s Emergency Board, allocated $10 million from the federal CARES Act funding for the purchase of protective supplies. The state of Oregon is fulfilling…

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Air quality update: Advisory lifted for Oregon Coast, smoke to remain elsewhere next couple of days

Oregon DEQ has lifted the air quality advisory for the Oregon Coast. The coast should stay clear through the weekend. Health officials encourage people to open up windows and begin clearing out their indoor air once smoke levels have dropped into moderate (yellow) and good (green) categories. Updated air advisories cover: • Western Oregon, Southwest Oregon…

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Public use closure for ODF-managed state forests extended through Wed., Sept. 16

All Oregon Department of Forestry-managed forests are closed to public use through at least Wed, Sept. 16. Fire danger remains extreme, air quality is bad to hazardous, & last week’s wind storms caused downed trees on roads & other safety problems that need to be cleared. This covers the Tillamook, Clatsop, Gilchrist, Sun Pass &…

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REPUBLICAN STATEMENT WILL BE INCLUDED IN OREGON VOTERS PAMPHLET

 A Marion county judge has decided the Oregon Republican Party should be permitted to place its November election statement in the state voting guide although the secretary of state’s office says the party missed the deadline by seconds. Judge Channing Bennett on Monday ruled that Republican chairman Bill Currier completed his portion of the transaction…

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SHOOTING IN KNAPPA DOCK ROAD

On September 13, 2020 at 2:13am Clatsop County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Knappa Dock RD in rural Clatsop County for a reported shooting.  When deputies arrived on scene they safely took the suspect into custody without incident.  The victim, 34-year-old Jeremy Puerta, was transported to Columbia Memorial Hospital for treatment of his injuries. The…

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POTENT HEROIN SUPPLY LEADING TO MULTIPLE OVERDOSES IN CLATSOP COUNTY

The Clatsop County Sheriff’s office has learned that an especially potent supply of heroin has been distributed in the North Coast area of Oregon. The Sheriff’s Office is aware of multiple overdoses associated to this supply. The Sheriff wants to remind local residents that our office recognizes the importance of medical intervention in these cases….

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Pike Road Fire Update from the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office, Sept 14 Update

Tillamook, OR –Monday, September 14. The Oregon Department of Forestry updated the Pike Road fire status with the Tillamook Department of Emergency Management.  There was one garage lost during the fire and one minor injury related to a tree falling on a fire engine.  ODF reports they will drop Level 1 areas and place Level…

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Interstate Bridge Northbound Lane Closure To Start September 19

ODOT has postponed the I-5 Interstate Bridge Trunnion Replacement Project to keep the highway system as clear as possible for wildfire evacuees. The project is now scheduled to begin September 19th. The project will close the northbound span of the Interstate Bridge for nine days.   The project will replace parts in the lift mechanism in…

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LOCAL NEWS Washington Wildfires Thursday September 10

A massive combined smoke plume from wildfires burning in California and Oregon is moving northward. Vancouver, Washington’s air quality began being affected Thursday afternoon. The National Weather Service in Seattle said the cloud of smoke and ash has been too high in the atmosphere to cause serious health effects, but predicted a mix downward will…