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Friday, July 14, 2023


Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event - This Saturday

Clatsop County Environmental Health provides FREE Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection events several times per year at the Household Hazardous Waste collection center. 

Our next collection event is 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, July 15, 2023. The 2023 schedule is available on the Clatsop County website. 

The collection center is located at 1780 Williamsport Road in Astoria, next to the Recology of Western Oregon solid waste transfer station.

County Clerk Launches Online Tool to Increase Public Access

A new free online system will make it simple for Individuals to search for a document that has been recorded by the Clatsop County Clerk.

“We are committed to being transparent with the public and this new online tool will make it easier and faster for people to find the information they need,” said Tracie Krevanko, Clatsop County Clerk.

You can now search for a document that has been recorded in Clatsop County by visiting

Veterans and Family Members: Deadline to File for PACT Act is Coming Soon

The PACT Act is a new law that expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange, and other toxic substances.

The PACT Act adds to the list of health conditions that are presumed to be caused by exposure to these substances. This law helps provide generations of Veterans—and their survivors—with the care and benefits they’ve earned and deserve.

There is no deadline to apply for PACT Act benefits. But if you file your PACT Act claim—or quickly submit your intent to file—by Sunday, August 9, 2023, you may receive benefits backdated to August 10, 2022. 

If you think you may be eligible for VA health care or benefits, apply now or call 800-698-2411 (TTY: 711).

Read more.

Clatsop County Fair Concert Tickets on Sale Now

Clatsop County Fair & Expo will host Sawyer Brown with special guest Britnee Kellogg this year at the County Fair on Friday, August 4. Tickets are on sale now on the Clatsop County Fair website.

Grants to Local Service Providers Announced

Clatsop County Board of Commissioners voted to approve $30,000 in grants to local non-profit organizations at a recent regular board meeting.

“This is one way we invest in community programs that benefit our neighbors in need. We are grateful to our local non-profit organizations who facilitate this important work,” said Clatsop County Board of Commissioners Chair Mark Kujala.

Grant requests could not exceed $5,000. Eighteen applications were submitted and 13 proposals were funded.

Read more.


Lewis and Clark Bridge Closure

The Washington Department of Transportation is working on the Lewis and Clark (Longview) Bridge this summer.

  • Single lane closures began Monday, June 26.  
  • On this Sunday, July 16, they will close the bridge for up to 8 days. 

Plan ahead and visit their website to find out more about the work being done, the impacts and sign up for email alerts.

Clatsop County is Keeping You Updated this Fire Season

Clatsop County has created a resource page you can turn to if our County experiences extreme heat, wildfires or wildfire smoke. Check it out.

Fire Danger is Moderate in Northwest Oregon.

Fire season began in Clatsop County Wednesday, June 14, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry. 

Fire season is declared each year when conditions of fire hazard exist. This declaration affects all lands, both public and private, in Northwest Oregon.  

This declaration is about two to three weeks ahead of when fire season typically begins in this area, but the warm and dry weather has resulted in increased fire danger.

Open debris burning is NOT allowed since Wednesday, June 14. 

Burn barrels require a burning permit, which you can obtain through the Oregon Department of Forestry or a local fire department, depending on the location of your residence. 

For rural residences using burn barrels, only metal barrels in good condition covered by heavy mesh screens with holes no larger than one-quarter inch are acceptable. A charged water supply and hand tools are required to be onsite.

Community Happenings

Check out the Clatsop County website calendar for upcoming county meetings.

July 16 | Astoria Sunday Market | Downtown Astoria | 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

July 19 | Seaside Farmers Market | Sunset Recreational Center Parking Lot | 2-6 p.m.

July 23 | Astoria Sunday Market | Downtown Astoria | 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

July 26 | Seaside Farmers Market | Sunset Recreational Center Parking Lot | 2-6 p.m.

July 27 | Buskers at the Park | Cannon Beach City Park Band Stand | 5-6:30 p.m.

July 30 | Astoria Sunday Market | Downtown Astoria | 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Aug. 1-5 | Clatsop County Fair & Expo | Clatsop County Fairgrounds

Aug. 20-Sept. 3 | Inaugural Cascadia Chamber Opera Festival | Astoria 

Aug. 25-26 | Hood to Coast Relay 

Sept. 6-10 | Seaside SandFest | Seaside

Sept. 9-10 | Cannon Beach Cottage Tour | Cannon Beach

Oct. 8 | Great Columbia Crossing Race 10k run/walk

Regional Transportation Reminders


Eastbound traffic will detour on Colvin Road starting in May for up to 10 weeks.

  • U.S. 30 is for westbound traffic only between the two Colvin Road intersections. The speed limit on U.S. 30 is 55 m.p.h. There is no local eastbound access on U.S. 30.
  • Colvin Road is for eastbound traffic only, including for local residents. The speed limit on Colvin Road during the detour is 40 mph.

Right now, ODOT is paving Colvin Road to prepare for the detour to start. They’re also trimming some trees, putting up new signs and cleaning the ditches. Expect construction noise while these improvements to Colvin Road are made.

Culvert and Road Construction Impact Seaside Area Traffic

A critical culvert and road construction project will affect traffic patterns in Seaside and close north/south access on S. Wahanna Road at Coho Creek near the Wahanna Ballfields beginning Monday, June 26. 

The closure is estimated to last five weeks, and estimated to open by Tuesday, August 1.

During construction, South Wahanna Road will close to northbound traffic just past Spruce Drive and close to southbound traffic just past the Wahanna Ballfields. 

  • Access to Seaside Providence Hospital will be via Broadway, 12th Avenue, or Lewis and Clark Road to Wahanna. 
  • Access to Pacific Ridge, and the Seaside Middle/High schools will be via Avenue S. Signs will be posted along US Highway 101 (Roosevelt Drive) and South Wahanna to alert and remind motorists throughout the project.

Read more.

Public Works

Work Schedule for Monday, July 17 - Friday, July 21

Youngs River Road is now open to all traffic at the Klaskanine River Bridge (milepost 10.55).

Crews will pave portions of Lewis & Clark Road, Youngs River Road and Logan Road from July 17 and July 28. Expect up to 20 minute delays and partial closures. Please use an alternate route whenever possible. 

Crews will perform:

  • Mowing countywide, weather permitting
  • Preventative road maintenance in the Jewell area
  • Chip sealing Aldrich Point Road. Expect intermittent delays and watch for loose gravel

Due to recent road repairs, watch for loose gravel on Youngs River Road between MP 6 and MP 10.4.

Clerk & Elections


An appointment is recommended before coming in to request and process a passport. It typically takes 8-11 weeks to receive a passport. Expedited service can take 5-7 weeks.

Please go to our webpage and schedule an appointment for passports, park passes, marriage licenses, dog licenses, and recordings with us. If you do not have an appointment, you may be asked to wait if we are with someone that has scheduled an appointment. 

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