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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…


Hydrant flushing Monday in Astoria

NOTICE OF HYDRANT FLUSHING On Monday, March 1, 2021, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., the Astoria Public Works Operations Division will be flushing hydrants in East Astoria, Tongue Point, Emerald Heights and Alameda Avenue. Customers may experience temporary low pressure and/or water discoloration during the flushing and flow testing process. If…


Two new COVID cases in Wahkiakum County

There are two new COVID-19 cases in Wahkiakum County, the county health and human services agency announced today. Patients are in self quarantine. There is a connection to Wahkiakum School District, but no known connection to St. James Childcare. Schools will remain open. This brings Wahkiakum to a cumulative total of 99 cases, with 18…


Nehalem Bay Health District Virtual Covid-19 Vaccine Update Forum

Nehalem Bay Health District Virtual Covid-19 Vaccine Update Forum Thursday, March 04, 2021 @ 6:00 PM Zoom Link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83260107084 no password necessary The Nehalem Bay Health District board is holding a community town hall that will provide local information and updates on issues related to COVID-19 vaccine.  Participants will include:  Victoria Holt, North Tillamook Public Health Information Group Ed Colson,…


Clatsop County moves to Lower Risk COVID category on Friday

Clatsop County moves to Lower Risk COVID category on Friday Clatsop County will move to the least restrictive category state-mandated COVID-19 business and social guidelines beginning this Friday, Feb. 26. The change will ease some restrictions on bars and restaurants and indoor recreation and entertainment establishments. The move was announced Tuesday a result of the…


Margo Lalich named interim Clatsop County public health director

Margo Lalich named interim Clatsop County public health director A familiar face is stepping into the top post at the Clatsop County Public Health Department. Margo Lalich has been tapped to serve as interim director of the department following the departure of Michael McNickle, who is stepping down to head the Gray’s Harbor County, Wash….


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…


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…


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…


Bonamici discusses minimum wage and Capitol riot

US Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici held a virtual town hall meeting on Wednesday, where she took questions from constituents who called into the live streaming event. Callers asked about topics ranging from the proposed $15 federal minimum wage, to what’s next for Congress after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. Joanne Rideout reports. Scroll down…