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Clatsop County Moves Forward With Vaccinating As Many People As Possible

by Joanne Rideout.       As of the end of last week, the Clatsop County Public Health Department had administered a total of 20,000 first and second doses of the COVID-19 Moderna vaccine, since the vaccination effort began. Clatsop County Vaccine Task Force Incident Commander Chris Laman estimated that about 35 percent of county residents…


Enrollment Tanks at Clatsop Community College

By Jacob Lewin.   New numbers from Clatsop Community College show a 44-percent drop in student enrollment for the current year. That’s the highest decrease of any of the state’s 17 community colleges.  Enrollment at the college has dropped from more than 13-hundred fulltime equivalent pre-covid to only about 750 currently on an annualized basis: “By…


WAHKIAKUM COUNTY, WA. COVID-19 VACCINE CLINICS OFFERED

Washington’s Wahkiakum County has two Covid-19 vaccine clinics scheduled in the couple of weeks. Wednesday, April 7th 9 am until noon, then on Saturday April 17th from 9am until noon. Wahkiakum county residents over age 18 are encouraged to attend the April 17th session. Appointments are required. No walk-ins. Volunteers are needed for support services…


PACIFIC COUNTY, WA, COVID-19 VACCINE CLINICS OFFERED

In Washington, COVID 19 vaccine clinics are currently being scheduled by providers in Pacific County. Clinic locations at the Ilwaco Library and Port of Willapa Harbor are offering appointments online. If you are eligible for the vaccine, AND you live or work in Pacific County, you may sign up online for the clinic you would…


Construction work to reopen one lane on SR 401 near Naselle begins Monday, April 5

Work to build a temporary bypass road around an unstable section of State Route 401 begins Monday, April 5. On Monday, the Washington State Department of Transportation’s emergency contractor Big River Excavating will begin clearing debris to make way for a temporary road around a damaged section of highway, with the intent of restoring travel along…


Oregon’s Clatsop County Expands Vaccination Program

By Joanne Rideout. Clatsop County continues to expand COVID-19 vaccinations for county residents in a number of different demographics People of any age who don’t have a vaccine yet can still sign up for a shot by completing the survey on the county’s website. Officials continue to prioritize vaccinations by age, so olde people get their shots first. But…


Both Lanes of US101 North of Astoria-Megler Bridge Now Open

At 5 p.m. Friday, March 26, crews reopened both lanes of US 101 at milepost 1.2, just north of the Astoria-Megler Bridge, following emergency culvert replacement work. While crews wrap up construction by installing roadway markings and performing site restoration work, travelers should plan for daytime delays with single lane closures Monday, March 29 through…


Bright object in Pacific Northwest sky was rocket debris

Bright object in Pacific Northwest sky was rocket debris There was quite a bit of discussion on social media Thursday night around 9 pm, as a bright streak appeared in the sky across the Pacific Northwest. People around KMUN’s local listening area posted videos of what looked like a meteor. The National Weather Service’s Portland…


Studded Tires Must Be Removed By Midnight, Wed March 31

The Washington State Department of Transportation reminds drivers that state law requires all studded tires to be removed by the end of the day Wednesday, March 31. Starting at midnight on Thursday, April 1, drivers with studded tires face a $136 fine. Studded tires damage pavement, so removing them promptly after winter has passed helps…


Tillamook County COVID-19 and vaccination update

COVID-19 Update from Tillamook County Tillamook County has had 33 new cases during the last two week reporting cycle that ended last week. This means Tillamook County remains in the Moderate Risk category until at least April 9th. OHA will again pull the numbers March 29th, announce their findings Tuesday the 30th, then any change…