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Friday, March 22, 2024


Clatsop County Representatives Go to Washington DC

Chair Mark Kujala, Commissioner Lianne Thompson

This week representatives from Clatsop County traveled to Washington DC to meet with our elected Federal representatives. Together, Chair Mark Kujala, Commissioner Lianne Thompson, and Assistant County Manager Monica Steele strengthened the County’s relationship with members of Congress and their staff.

During these meetings they shared Clatsop County’s 2024 federal priorities and provided an update on the Habitat Conservation Plan and anticipated impacts for the County.

Clatsop County Fair Accepting Vendor Applications

Clatsop County Fair is accepting vendor applications for the 2024 Clatsop County Fair. The vendor application must be completed online. The deadline is Monday, July 1, 2024 or until capacity is reached.

Limited space is available for food vendors, however, there are plenty of slots for commercial or informational vendors.

“We ask all interested vendors to read the 2024 Vendor Information, Rules & Regulations Handbook before applying. It will help ensure this is a safe and positive experience for you and fair attendees,” said Kyle Sharpsteen, Clatsop County Fairgrounds Manager.

Read more.

Spring Whale Watch Week is March 23 - 31

Whale Watch Week returns to the Oregon coast.

Oregon State Parks will host Spring Whale Watch Week along the Oregon Coast Saturday, March 23 through Sunday, March 31.

Trained Oregon State Park volunteers will be stationed at 15 sites along the Oregon Coast to help visitors spot whales and their calves and answer questions from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day of Whale Watch Week. The sites are some of the best places to watch for whales on the Oregon Coast. 

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Clatsop County Voices: Bob Boehmer

Clatsop County has been collecting your stories for our Clatsop County Voices campaign. 

Recently we spoke to Bob Boehmer of Arch Cape. Bob shared the story of how his grandparents acquired their property along HWY 101 during WWII. Bob and his wife live there today. 

Listen to Bob’s story, and more. 

We invite residents to send stories and photos of family memories that have been passed through generations or a personal recollection of a major event that happened in Clatsop County.

Share your story four ways:

  1. Call 503-325-7870 and record your story
  2. Record a conversation with a family member and upload the audio file
  3. Email to request an interview
  4. Write up your story and send it to: Clatsop County; 800 Exchange St., Suite 410; Astoria, OR 97103 or

Stories will be posted through June 30 at the Clatsop County Voices webpage. After that the County will donate them to the Clatsop County Historical Society.

For more information, visit

Listen to Stories


Oregon Health Officials Urge 65+ to Get 2nd COVID-19 Shot

Oregonians 65 and older can now get an additional dose of the 2023–2024 updated COVID-19 vaccine following a federal announcement that opened eligibility to older adults, who are most at risk for severe outcomes of the virus.

Paul Cieslak, M.D., medical director for communicable diseases and immunizations at the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Public Health Division, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Feb. 28 approval of a second dose of the 2023–2024 updated COVID-19 vaccine released last fall can provide increased protection for older adults.

Read more.

Community Happenings

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

March 22-24 | Oregon Ghost conference | Seaside Civic and Convention Center, Seaside

March 22 -31 | Spring Break Ghost Tour of Seaside | 7:30 -11 p.m. | Seaside

March 23 | Ribbon Cutting- the Van Dusen Mercantile | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. | 1535 Commercial Ave. Astoria OR 97103

March 23 -31 | Spring Whale Watch Week | Oregon Coast locations

March 23 | Women’s History Reading - Writer’s Guild of Astoria | 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. | The Salty Siren Bookstore, Astoria

March 27 | The Jordan World Circus | 4 & 7 p.m. | Clatsop County Fair & Expo, Astoria

March 28 | History & Hops | 6 p.m. | Seaside Brewing Co. (851 Broadway) | Seaside

March 30 | Community Egg Hunt | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Broadway Field | Seaside

March 30 | Writing From Nature Workshop with Robert Michael Pyle | 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Location is TBD

April 7 | Andrei Andreev, Oregon’s own internationally acclaimed, award-winning pianist in concert | 3 p.m. | Charlene Larsen Center for the Performing Arts, Astoria

April 10-21 | 12 Days of Earth Day | various locations, Cannon Beach

April 19 -20 | Oregon Scholastic Chess Federation- State Championship | Seaside

April 20 | Consejo Hispano Golpetazo del Año | 5-8 p.m. | Clatsop County Fair and Expo Center 

April 26-28 | Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival |Clatsop County Fair & Expo Center

Public Works

Clatsop County Public Works Schedule for Monday, March 25 - Friday, March 29

Crews will be:

  • Performing road repairs on Sunset Beach Lane
  • Brush chopping on Lewis and Clark Road
  • Performing ditch maintenance on Logan Road and Youngs River Road
  • Grading Old 77 Vesper Lane and Beneke Creek Road
  • Replacing culverts on Old 77 Vesper Lane at MP 1.8 and MP 1.88

Traffic Impacts – County Roads – Week of March 25

ROAD CLOSURE: (Svensen)—Old Highway 30 between Conroy Road and Koppisch Road, MP 2.7 and MP 3.0:

Beginning Monday, March 25, Old Highway 30 in Svensen will be closed to all through traffic between Conroy Road and Koppisch Road for a culvert replacement at MP 2.7 and a slide repair at MP 3.0. The closure at MP 2.7 will begin on the morning of March 25 and will be directly followed by the closure at MP 3.0.

This work is anticipated to last approximately one week. Utilize Conroy Road and Hillcrest Loop Road as a detour. Detour signage will be in place during the closure.

INTERMITTENT ROAD CLOSURE—Lewis and Clark Road from MP 10.3 to MP 10.9:

Thursday, March 28, 8am –  2pm, film crews will be present on Lewis and Clark Road from MP 10.3 to MP 10.9 (Lewis and Clark Road, from Lewis and Clark Mainline to .5 miles north).  Expect intermittent delays in each direction.

Clerk and Elections

May 2024 Primary Election Candidate Filing Opens


The voter registration deadline is Tuesday, April 30, for the May 21, 2024 primary election.

Recording Hours Change

Recording office hours changed to 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Recording information

We have developed a way for you to search for free for a document that has been recorded in Clatsop County without coming in or calling our office. 

Once you find the document you are looking for, you can request an email copy without paying a research fee.  

Just go to our website under Recording Information – Records Research, click on Locate a Document.


An appointment is required prior to coming in for new passport processing.

Routine service can take 6-8 weeks; Expedite service can take 2-3 weeks. Forms are available at  

Appointment Scheduling Saves You Time

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 who has scheduled an appointment. 

Join us! We're hiring

Clatsop County is a great place to work. Find out about current Clatsop County career opportunities where you can make a difference every day.

  • Election Worker (Temporary). Open until filled
  • Emergency Management Coordinator – Outreach.  Closes 4/12/24
  • Emergency Management Coordinator – Planning.  Closes 4/12/24
  • Electrical Inspector. Open until filled
  • Kennel Worker.  Closes 3/29/24
  • Parole & Probation Deputy I or II. Open until filled
  • Permit Technician I – Land Use Permit.  Closes 3/22/24
  • Seasonal Parks Maintenance Helper. Open until filled
  • Seasonal Road Maintenance Worker (Temporary). Open until filled
  • Senior Human Resources Business Partner. Closes 4/14/24
  • Environmental Health Specialist I/II. Open until filled

If you have questions, concerns, feedback, or need assistance, please contact Human Resources. We’re happy to help!

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800 Exchange St. Suite 410

Astoria, OR 97103


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