Category Archives: Daily Astorian

Northwest housing authority deputy director files complaint against agency

A top Northwest Oregon Housing Authority administrator who is on paid leave pending the results of an investigation has lodged a complaint against the agency with the state Bureau of Labor and Industries.The complaint, filed Friday by deputy director Teresa Sims, claims Todd Johnston, the executive Source: Northwest housing authority deputy director files complaint against […]
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Clatsop County to reimburse gillnetters

Clatsop County will soon offer $500,000 in funding for local gillnetters affected by state regulations. The state adopted a plan to phase out gillnetting on the Columbia River’s main stem that required fishermen to either move to off-channel sites or switch to alternative gear such as seine nets. The state established a fund in 2013 […]
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Cutting down: Astoria’s timber harvests are expected to become more complex

The last easy-to-access harvest is going on this summer. A timber harvest underway in Astoria’s Bear Creek watershed this summer is among the last of the city’s easy-to-access thinning projects. Timber prices fluctuate from year to year and timber revenue is never something the city banks on. But going forward, operations in the watershed are […]
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Pacific Seafood opens new Warrenton plant

Life after a devastating fire. A little more than five years after its seafood-processing plant along the Skipanon River burned down, Pacific Seafood on Tuesday celebrated the fulfillment of a promise to rebuild. The Warrenton plant, built in 1941 and acquired by Pacific Seafood in 1983, was the company’s first. A roof fire on June […]
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Clatsop County joins land lawsuit against feds

Suit claimed reimbursement shortage for federally managed lands. Clatsop County has joined a nationwide class-action lawsuit over reimbursements for land managed by the federal government. The government owns just over 1,500 acres of land in the county. Established in 1977, the federal Payment in Lieu of Taxes program reimburses counties for land that would otherwise […]
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Visitor volume dips on the Oregon Coast

  Tourism spending at an all-time high. At the height of summer, it is easy to believe every Oregonian has found their way to the Oregon Coast. But while figures from the 2018 Oregon Travel Impact report show tourism spending has increased, the number of visitors staying in hotels and rentals dipped slightly on the […]
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Clatsop County sells land for data center

Project in Warrenton. Clatsop County on Wednesday agreed to a $1.2 million sale of 67 acres in the North Coast Business Park in Warrenton for a new data center and technology incubator. The project at the corner of Ensign Lane and 19th Street could provide 76 local jobs with an average wage of $75,000. Mark […]
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Entrepreneur plans data center in Warrenton 

Cox has local ties. An internet entrepreneur wants to build a data center and technology incubator at the North Coast Business Park in Warrenton, a project that could help spark more diversity in the region’s economy. Mark Cox, a former Astoria resident and CEO of Agile Design, will present the project to the Clatsop County […]
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In future employment in Northwest Oregon, education will pay

Service sector could have one-third of growth. Northwest Oregon is projected to add nearly 8,000 new jobs through 2027. But with about 60 percent of vacancies and expansions concentrated in lower-paying jobs that require only a high school diploma or less, earning a family wage will largely depend on education. Source: In future employment in […]
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Environmental group to use North Coast microplastics data to push for water quality standards

Crescent Beach, Fort Stevens State Park among highest in the state. After years of surveys and beach cleanups, microplastics data collected at Fort Stevens State Park and Crescent Beach near Ecola State Park will be at the forefront of an environmental group’s push to influence state policy. The Center for Biological Diversity, a West Coast […]
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