Friday, October 28, 2011

"Occupy Astoria" Plans Event Beginning Friday, The 28th At 12:00PM

Friday 11-28-2011, 2:45 PM And Raining
Friday 11-28-2011, 10:20 AM - And..It Begins

Who are we?
- We are individuals from all walks of life and
situations that see the upcoming disasters in our economic systems, legal
systems, and political systems and demand immediate
Why are we doing this?
– The public has fallen
asleep. We are here to wake them up and make them aware of what is really going
on with our money, security, government, and future. We are heading for a
disaster; we have to CHANGE direction NOW!

Warrenton Police Make Arrest In Alleged Warrenton High School Assault Investigation

Friday, Oct. 28, 2011


Following an investigation by the Warrenton Police Department, a 15-year-old female juvenile was taken into custody Thursday, Oct. 27 by Warrenton police on a charge of fourth-degree assault in connection with an assault reported to have occurred at Warrenton High School on Friday, Oct. 21.

The suspect is currently in custody at the Clatsop County juvenile detention facility. She is scheduled to appear at a hearing Friday, Oct. 28 at 1:15 p.m. in Clatsop County Juvenile Court.

Released by:
Tom Bennett
Community Relations Coordinator
(503) 338-3622

Just what Is It U.S. Senate Candidate Elizabeth Warren Said?

Lucy Madison - Campaign 2012
CBS News - Political Hot Sheet
September 22, 2011 9:55 AM
Warren rejects the concept that it is possible for Americans to become
wealthy in isolation.

"You built a factory out there? Good for you," she says. "But I want to be
clear: you moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for; you
hired workers the rest of us paid to educate; you were safe in your factory
because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You
didn't have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at
your factory, and hire someone to protect against this, because of the work the
rest of us did."
She continues: "Now look, you built a factory and it turned into something
terrific, or a great idea? God bless. Keep a big hunk of it. But part of the
underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the
next kid who comes along."

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Clatsop County Elections To Test Ballot Counter November 1

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011


Clatsop County
Elections Division will conduct a public certification test of its
ballot-counting machine on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 9 a.m. at the Judge Guy Boyington
Building, 857 Commercial St., Astoria in anticipation of the Nov. 8 special
primary election.
A test is routinely
performed prior to a county election and members of the public are invited to
observe the process.

Released by:
Tom Bennett
Community Relations
(503) 338-3622

Highlights And Audio Transcript Of October 26, 2011 Clatsop County Board Of Commissioners Meeting

Thursday, October 27, 2011

102611-1 by patrick mcgee
Official minutes available once approved by board

Westport zone change approved

The board approved a zone change for a parcel at the Westport ferry landing site to accommodate construction of a new ferry terminal. The change rezones .86 acre of land and water from Lake and Wetlands to Aquatic Development and changes its comprehensive plan designation from Conservation-Other Resources to Development.

Wahkiakum County, which operates the ferry, has received funding to purchase a new, larger ferry vessel capable of carrying more vehicles that it plans to put in service in 2014. Earlier this year Clatsop County won a federal transportation grant to build a new ferry landing at Westport that will both handle the new vessel as well as eliminate a chronic siltation problem that hampers the existing landing. Construction of the new landing is set for 2012.

Commission Chair Dirk Rohne noted the ferry landing upgrade is one of several projects proposed for Westport through a county-led improvement program.

ClatsopALERTS agreements okayed

The board approved intergovernmental agreements with the cities of Astoria and Seaside allowing the two municipalities to access the county’s new ClatsopALERTS! emergency notification system.

ClatsopALERTS! allows local officials to send out emergency warnings and other notices to the public through land-line and cell phones, text messages and email. The agreements will give Astoria and Seaside officials access to the system to send out messages of specific interest to residents of the two cities. The agreements provide the service to the cities at no cost.

Other Business

In other business the board:

-Approved a contract with Philip Simmons to become the county’s new Veterans’ Service Officer. The former U.S. Marine Corps officer and lawyer will take over the program in November. The veterans’ service officer, funded primarily through the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs, aids local veterans and their spouses and dependents with access to military benefits programs.

-Conducted the first reading of three proposed ordinances: Ord. 11-10 County Road Event; Ord. 11-11 Park Special Event Permit; and Ord. 11-12 Social Gatherings. Public hearings on the three ordinances will be held at the board’s Nov. 9 meeting.

-Approved a $125,000 federal grant through the Oregon Emergency Management Office for the county’s Emergency Management Division. The annual grant provides half the funding for the county program, which directs emergency preparedness and response efforts.

-Appointed Jack Applegate of Warrenton to the Recreational Lands Planning Advisory Committee.

-Appointed Wendy Higgins of Cannon Beach to the Northwest Area Commission on Transportation.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Columbia Riverkeepers: Citizens Guide To Stopping LNG Pipelines On Private Land

Oregon LNG plans to build over 120 miles of high‐pressure natural gas pipeline to connect its
proposed LNG terminal along the Columbia River in Warrenton to an interconnect in Molalla.
An additional pipeline across the Cascade Mountains (similar to Palomar Pipeline) is likely. If
successful, Oregon LNG can use the power of eminent domain to bulldoze private property
and build the pipeline without landowners’ permission.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Astoria Police Deceased Person Investigation Autopsy Inconclusive

Astoria Police Deceased Person
Autopsy Inconclusive
On October 24, 2011 an autopsy of the remains located on Saturday October 22, 2011 in the Astoria's urban forest was conducted by the Oregon State Police Medical Examiner's Office. The autopsy was inconclusive. The Medical Examiner's Office will conduct further examinations but no manner or cause of death could be determined.

Since no dental records have been located for White no positive identification can be made through dental records. The dental records of the recovered body will be compared against the National Crime Information Center's Missing Person Records. DNA from the remains will also be compared against Missing Person Records.

Monday, October 24, 2011

November 8th Primary Election Ballots Mailed Out!!!

Monday, Oct. 24, 2011


Ballots for the Nov. 8 primary election have begun arriving in mailboxes of Clatsop County voters.

The election includes Democratic and Republican primary races for the vacant District 1 Congressional seat. Only registered Democratic and Republican voters will receive ballots for this election.

Completed ballots can be dropped at the following sites by 8 p.m. on Election Day:

· Clatsop County Clerk’s Office, Public Services Building, 820 Exchange St., Astoria -or- 24-hour drop box in front of office.

· Cannon Beach City Hall, 163 Gower St., Cannon Beach

· Seaside City Hall, 989 Broadway, Seaside

· Warrenton City Hall, 225 S. Main Ave., Warrenton

· Knappa High School, 41535 Old Highway 30, Knappa

· Gearhart City Hall, 698 Pacific Way, Gearhart

· Mist-Birkenfeld Fire Hall, 12525 Oregon Highway 202

· Clatskanie Library, 11 Lillich St., Clatskanie

Ballots that are mailed in must be received by Election Day – postmarks do not count.

For more information contact the Clerk and Elections Office at (503) 325-8511 or go to the Clatsop County website, and click on “Nov. 8, 2011 Primary Election.”

Released by:
Tom Bennett
Community Relations Coordinator
(503) 338-3622