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Coast Guard will Investigate Coastal Reign capsizing

A formal marine casualty investigation has been convened into the marine casualty of the commercial fishing vessel Coastal Reign which capsized February 20, 2021 resulting in the loss of two lives. Rear Adm. Anthony Vogt, Coast Guard Thirteenth District Commander, authorized the investigation pursuant to the authority contained in Title 46, United States Code, Section…

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WA Hwy 401 at Knappton Hill (milepost 4.5) Closed due to Slide

SR 401 closed east of US 101 due to roadway settlement NASELLE – Due to roadway settlement from heavy rainfall, both directions of State Route 401, also known as Lewis and Clark Trail Highway, between Megler and Naselle are closed and will remain closed for an extended period of time. On Monday, Feb. 22, for…

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No First Jabs for Wahkiakum County This Week

In a weekly briefing on Monday, Wahkiakum Health and Human Services Director Chris Bischoff said those who are scheduled for second doses will receive them, but not enough vaccine will arrive this week to schedule any first doses.  Bischoff said the county’s sole source of supply is the state Department of Health, and at this…

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Coast Guard medevacs man from tug boat 60-miles off Grays Harbor, WA

The Coast Guard medevaced an injured man Thursday afternoon from the tug boat Commitment, 60-miles off Grays Harbor. At approximately 2 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River were notified over VHF-FM channel 16 that a crew member aboard had sustained a laceration to the face and eye while working in the vessel’s engine room and…

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FATAL CRASH – ECOLA STATE PARK RD. – CLATSOP COUNTY

On Monday, February 15, 2021 at approximately 6:04 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Ecola State Park Road.  Preliminary investigation revealed a Mazda MZ3, operated by Rony Tomas-Garcia (23) of Seaside, was southbound on Ecola State Park Road when it veered off the road, struck a tree, and…

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WAHKIAKUM COVID-19 VACCINATION WAIT LIST

Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services is establishing a Covid-19 vaccination wait list. Residents who want the vaccine are urged to call the department at 360-795-1076, next week (Feb 16-19) Tuesday through Friday from 9am to 7pm. At this time the wait list is for: Anyone 18 or older with underlying conditions.   Underlying conditions are…

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Personal Information of 1.6 million Washington Unemployment Claimants Compromised in Hack of Third-Party Software

Personal information relating to the unemployment claims of 1.6 million Washington State residents was compromised after unauthorized access was gained to files being transferred via third-party software used by the state auditor’s office. In a news release on Monday, Washington State Auditor Pat McCarthy said the compromised data included Social Security numbers and personal banking…

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Oregon’s Columbia County Considers Port Expansion

The Port of Columbia County is asking county commissioners to rezone more than 800 acres at Port Westward near Clatskanie for industrial uses. Environmentalists are concerned that it could lead to construction of a methanol plant that would release a vast amount of global warming gases. Wednesday, January 27th is the deadline to comment on…