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Friday, July 14, 2023


Rascal Rodeo is Coming To Town- And It Is FREE

Rascal Rodeo is coming to the Clatsop County Fair Grounds 10 - 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 1. This adaptive rodeo is for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities of all ages. Events are safe, modified and FREE.

Find out more at or calling 509-528-5947.

Volunteer and Attend County Fair Concert For Free

Our upcoming fun, festive Clatsop County Fair only comes together thanks to the help of our fantastic community volunteers. 

Sign up today for a volunteer shift and you'll get one free ticket to the concert on Friday, Aug. 4 to see Sawyer Brown and Britnee Kellogg. 

You can choose from lots of options to help. Volunteer positions include event monitors, ticket takers, gate keepers, parking attendants and more. A background check is required.

Knappa High Students Advocate for Safer Intersection

A Big Thank You goes out to Knappa High school students who reached out to the Clatsop County Public Works Department about two county roads at the Hillcrest-Conroy intersection. 

They suggested realigning the two roads and making a signage change so the intersection would be safer.

“We appreciate the students taking the time to look at this issue. Their fresh perspective is invaluable to us,” said Interim Public Works Director Terry Hendryx. Clatsop County Public Works has taken the students’ suggestions under advisement as it reviews the intersection again.

Cougars - What To Know and Do

Last Sunday, a cougar was sighted exploring around Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach. This past Wednesday, a resident shared a photo with Gearhart Police Chief Gregory.

According to the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, the forested areas along the coast are prime habitat for cougars. 

Find out more at the ODW Cougar webpage. Remember:

  • Cougars often will retreat if given the opportunity. Leave the animal a way to escape
  • Stay calm and stand your ground
  • Maintain direct eye contact
  • Pick up children, but do so without bending down or turning your back on the cougar
  • Back away slowly
  • Do not run. Running triggers a chase response in cougars, which could lead to an attack
  • Raise your voice and speak firmly
  • If the cougar seems aggressive, raise your arms to make yourself look larger and clap your hands
  • If in the very unusual event that a cougar attacks you, fight back with rocks, sticks, bear or pepper spray, tools or any items available

Let’s Talk Trash

How Many Non-working Vehicles Can You Have on Your Property?

As part of Clatsop County Code Compliance’s Let’s Talk Trash Campaign, non-working vehicles on personal property are being highlighted.

If there are two or more non-working vehicles being stored on a property in Unincorporated Clatsop County, the property owner may be in violation of Clatsop County Land and Water Use Development Code (LAWDUC).     

That is because an auto wrecking yard is defined as any property where two or more motor vehicles are not in running condition, or the parts are stored in the open and the vehicles are not being restored to operation. It also applies to any land, building or structure used for the wrecking or storing of such motor vehicles or parts.

Read more.

Community Development Issues Requests for Proposals

Clatsop County Community Development has issued three Requests For Proposals (RFP) to address upcoming issues facing the County.

“Clatsop County is getting ahead of the curve by releasing these RFPs. The County is facing fiscal, environmental, and climate change challenges and we need to identify new ways of enhancing our county’s long-term stability and quality of life,” said Gail Henrikson, Clatsop County Community Development

Director. “These RFPs will also complete the work needed to finish the comprehensive plan update started in 2019.”

Read more.

Good News!

SR 433 Lewis and Clark Bridge Reopens to All Traffic Early

People who use the State Route 433 Lewis and Clark Bridge connecting Longview and Rainer, Oregon once again have access following the completion of critical repair work.

The bridge reopened to traffic 5 p.m. Thursday, July 20, after a four-day closure to replace two expansion joints and a fractured floor beam.

During the closure, WSDOT bridge maintenance crews also completed deck sealing work, a process that helps preserve the roadway and extend its service life.


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.

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 Locate a Document.

Get Your Clatsop County Fair Concert Tickets 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.

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 out our webpage.

Community Happenings

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

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. 9 - 12 | The Astoria Regatta | Astoria

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 | Astoria

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.

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

Clatsop County Public Works Schedule for Monday, July 24 - Friday, July 28

Youngs River Road is now open to all traffic at the Klaskanine River Bridge (MP 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, Knappa Dock Road, Maki Road, Maggie Johnson Road and Carl Johnson Road..  Expect intermittent delays and watch for loose gravel
  • Paving/overlay August 7 & 8 on Young River Road between MP 8 & 9


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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