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Legends of lure
Demand soars for Andy Betnar’s Astoria-made Fatal Flash Lures
Photos by LUKE WHITTAKER
Legends of lure Demand soars for Andy Betnar’s Astoria-made Fatal Flash Lures
Demand soars for Andy Betnar’s Astoria-made Fatal Flash spinners

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Improving Pacific County’s first impression
New owners renovate, rename RV Park
Improving Pacific County’s first impression New owners renovate, rename RV Park
New owners renovate, rename RV Park
Canning conundrum
Slow tuna season cuts cannery production
Canning conundrum Slow tuna season cuts cannery production
Slow tuna season cuts cannery production
Peninsula Physical Therapy offers ‘Aloha’ and active care
Peninsula Physical Therapy offers ‘Aloha’ and active care

ILWACO — When a patient arrives at Peninsula Physical Therapy located at Ocean Beach Hospital and Medical Clinics (OBHMC), they are greeted with “Aloha” — when means love, peace and compassion. They could just as easily be...

Oct. 5 brought 2017 gillnet season to a close

ASTORIA — The fall gillnet fishing season was expected to end for the year on Oct. 5 following decisions Sept. 27 by the two-state Columbia River Compact, according to Columbia Basin Bulletin.

Lower river commercial gillnettersn Select...

Well Preserved: Francis Apartments
Well Preserved: Francis Apartments

ASTORIA — Jack and Bonnie Ross are no strangers to restoration of Astoria structures. Several years ago, they restored a fisherman’s vernacular bungalow in Uppertown. A year ago, they purchased — and began reviving the interior of...

Human Resources Q & A

Q. Is my employer required to pay me time and one-half for working on a legal holiday?

A. Overtime is generally required to be paid only after an employee works more than 40 hours in one week, regardless of whether or not a holiday occurs in...

Business Bookworm: ‘Big Chicken’
Business Bookworm: ‘Big Chicken’

The drummies are your favorites.

Oh, sure, there’s something to be said about a pile of wings with a good buffalo sauce, and few can resist a meaty breast cut, but there’s something about a drumstick that feels like comfort food.

Alaina Giguiere ranks among ‘America’s Best’

CANNON BEACH — Alaina Giguiere with RE/MAX Coastal Advantage was included among the 2,506 RE/MAX agents and teams featured in the 2017 REAL Trends “America’s Best Real Estate Agents” survey. The agents included in the...

Pacific County Building Permits

July 2017

Permit Type Description address

Residential Mechanical Install Pellet Insert 2516 227Th Pl

Residential Mechanical Install Wood Stove 30906 N Pl

Residential Mechanical Ductless Heat Pump 1141 Lindgren...

Pacific County Food Service Inspections

Date Business Name Description of Violation Points Assessed

8/3/17 My Suzies Cold holding (more than 5 degrees) 10 Red

8/7/17 The Crab Pot Food handler cards invalid/expired/not available 5 Red

8/8/17 Shelburne Restaurant Bare hand...

City of Cannon Beach Building Permits

Residential

Date Name Address Value Description Contractor

8/2/17 Todd Merkle 685 Oak $14,000 Residential repair Concrete Lifting Solution

8/7/17 Francis Tozer 132 Nazina Avenue $271,077 New single family...

Seaside Business Licenses

September 2017

Business Name Business Address Business Service

North Coast Handyman & Wood Working LLC PO Box 1433, Astoria Contractor

Creekscape Design 4305 SW 185th, Beaverton Landscape construction

North West Electric...

City of Long Beach Business Licenses

Date Applicant Applicant Type Address Description Status

7/27/17 Cranberry Internet Computer services 1203 266th Place, Ocean Park Programing Open

8/1/17 Islander Roofing LLC Contractor 11733 Waddell Creek Road SW,...

City of Astoria Building Permits

Residential

Date Name Address Value Description Contractor

8/25/17 Arlene Layton 942 26th Street $3,123 Install wood stove Blue Water Inc

8/28/17 Jim O’Brien 670 Franklin Avenue $22,725 Move porch to west side, replace deck 3...

Clatsop County Building Permits

Date Type Address Value Description Contractor

8/9/17 Dwelling 41345 Hillcrest Loop, Astoria $322,681 Single family dwelling Wickiup Ridge Construction LLC

8/2/17 Building 42280 Lois Loop #11, Astoria $1,428 Porch over deck and ramp Leroy...

Pacific County Property Transactions

Date Sale Price Address Buyer Seller

8/4/17 $222,000 1610 California Avenue S, Long Beach Johnny and Rebecca Scholz Wilmington Savings Bank

8/7/17 $14,000 115 8th Street SE, Long Beach Frederick and Collas Hart Tracy...

Clatsop County Property Transactions

Sale Date Sale Price Acres Address Buyer Seller

08/01/17 500,000 0.11 546 1st St, Gearhart Joseph Uzelac Ted Kramer

08/01/17 275,000 0.19 3525 Harrison Dr, Astoria Joan Masat Michael Nisbett

08/01/17 200,000 0.12 2626 Grand Ave,...

Human resources essentials: Adding to your business capacity

Most small businesses start with one employee-the owner. At some point, though, you will need to hire additional people to assist you. Usually this point comes when you begin to lose business simply because you can’t keep up.

The right...

Business Briefs for October 2017
Business Briefs for October 2017

WWARRENTON — LEKTRO Inc. said in September its AP8950SDB-AL-200 Towbarless Towing Vehicle (TLTV) has been certified to tow the Boeing 737 MAX. It is the first TLTV approved to handle the new Boeing aircraft. Due to the versatility of...

Keeping the boats afloat
Chinook Marine Repair shifts into high gear during height of Buoy 10
Keeping the boats afloat Chinook Marine Repair shifts into high gear during height of Buoy 10
Chinook Marine Repair shifts into high gear during height of Buoy 10
Tough time for tuna fishermen
Albacore catch dwindles along the coast
Tough time for tuna fishermen Albacore catch dwindles along the coast
Albacore catch dwindles along the coast
Meet the Merchant, Jacob Sullivan, barber
Meet the Merchant, Jacob Sullivan, barber
Meet the Merchant, Jacob Sullivan, barber
Business Briefs for September 2017
Business Briefs for September 2017

Naselle bird is ‘Cutest Chick’

NASELLE — Purina Poultry announced that a local chick raised by Christy Fetzer of Naselle, Washington has recently been honored as Cutest Chick in America!

“To celebrate the joy of...

A fresh start: 
Good to Go is going strong
A fresh start: Good to Go is going strong
Good to Go is going strong
The business of Buoy 10: World-class fishery spawns small businesses
The business of Buoy 10: World-class fishery spawns small businesses
World-class fishery spawns small businesses
Calling all classic cars and off-road trucks:
Busted Knuckle Garage now open in Ocean Park
Calling all classic cars and off-road trucks: Busted Knuckle Garage now open in Ocean Park
Busted Knuckle Garage now open in Ocean Park
Fish are down and up, but we have to be smart all the time

Most fishermen we talk with are inclined to be philosophical about this summer’s sharp dip in albacore tuna numbers.

Tuna troubles probably can be chalked up to changes in ocean productivity linked to El Niño and possibly “the...

Clatsop County community-based student internship program kicks off

Clatsop County has a very diverse economy, ranging from the natural based industries of forest/wood products, fishing, and seafood processing, to a dynamic tourism/hospitality, healthcare, retail, craft brewing, manufacturing, service sector...

Commercial salmon seasons limited by low steelhead returns

Early commercial fall fishing began last week for both commercial non-treaty gillnetters and Native American treaty gillnetters on the Columbia River mainstem.

For commercial gillnetters, the limited opening was for five nine-hour fishing...

Well Preserved: Mary & Nellie Building
904 Commercial Street, Astoria, Oregon
Well Preserved: Mary & Nellie Building 904 Commercial Street, Astoria, Oregon

ASTORIA — Constructed in 1924, the Mary & Nellie (M&N) Building is associated with the wife and daughter of Capt. George Flavel, an early influential bar pilot, prominent businessman and real estate investor. While the captain is better...

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