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Ally McEntire

Astoria, Warrenton and Coast Guard Reporter
McEntire, Ally

Warrenton ranked safe by security comparison

- Warrenton ranked 21st in home security comparison site SafeWise's list of top 30 safest Oregon cities.

Cutter crew trains to be quick to the slicks

- The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Fir practiced their oil spill response skills last week near Blake Island, Wash.

Anchor Street home weighs on Commission

- Residents of Anchor Street filled the Warrenton City Commission meeting concerned about what would happen to the house that was raided recently.

Boat sinks off Long Beach, 2 men rescued

- U.S. Coast Guard rescuers from Cape Disappointment responded to a boat taking on water off Long Beach.

New kiln construction heats up

- The Astoria Dragon Kiln is building its next generation, both in community and anagama.

City reviews Riverfront plan, nondiscrimination policy

- City Councilors approved another second reading for Riverfront Vision plan language and adopted a citywide nondiscrimination policy.

Goonies never say ‘bye’

- Owning the Goonie house and even living nearby isn't the adventure it may seem: residents of Mikey and Data's houses deal with constant trespassing and neighbors cope with parking issues.

Sheriff’s sale of Flavel property set for October

- Sale of Flavel properties is delayed

Oregon makes a play for preparedness

- Oregon state agencies have collaborated to create the beginning draft of the Cascadia Playbook, a statewide emergency response plan for major natural disasters.

Astoria gets mapped

- The City of Astoria is adding to its Geographic Information Systems database with a mapping system similar to that of Google Maps for the easy location of public utilities.

Local artwork selected for library cards

- Five winners were selected for the Astoria Public Library card design contest.

This county’s on fire

- Two fires were started on Saturday, one intentionally and one accidentally, causing the Oregon Department of Forestry to increase the local fire danger level with warm and dry weather impending.

Air Station Astoria celebrates 50

- The Air Station Astoria open house event highlighted tactical capabilities, equipment and memories.

Boaters rescued near Willapa Bay

- The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two boaters near Willapa Bay Saturday night.

Tyranny, hunger still scar North Korea

- Blaine Harden, author of "Escape from Camp 14," spoke at Columbia Forum Thursday.

Rollover crash on Megler Bridge causes closure

- A two car accident closes off Megler Bridge.

Estes begins new, old post

- The Astoria City Council passed 9 measures and announced the start of Brett Estes' city management role.

CHIP-in needs volunteers at LaPlante Park


Volunteers are invited to help clean Violet LaPlante Park with Astoria Parks and Recreation’s Citizens Helping Improve Parks from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 14.

The park is located at 45th Street and Cedar Avenu...

From rubble to ready

- 214 Oregon Air and Army National Guardsmen completed Vigilant Guard training last week.

Coast Guard Air Station Astoria turns 50

- The U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Astoria turns 50 and celebrates with demonstrations, displays and history.

No surprises for Astoria election

- There were no surprises in the Astoria election candidates.

Four vie for Warrenton commission seat

- The four candidates running for the Warrenton City Commission all bring different kinds of community involvement to the race.

Six candidates vie for Warrenton City Commission, Position 4

- Six candidates filed for position 4, Mark Baldwin's current position, and Baldwin is running against current Mayor Mark Kujala for mayor.

Astoria Planning Commission denies group home request

- The planning commission denied an application by Klean Astoria-OR LLC. to increase the capacity of a high-density residential area home to house more women recovering from substance abuse.

Cutter Steadfast under new command

- A new commander joined the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Steadfast crew during the vessel's dry dock period in July.

Seaside man charged with sex abuse pleads not guilty

- A Seaside man was arraigned Wednesday on 10 charges related to sexual assault.

Knappa deck boss charged with assault

- NOAA and Oregon State Police officers arrested Richard C. Palek for the alleged May assault of a federal fishery observer last Wednesday in Knappa, Ore.

Warrenton officer resignation accepted

- The city of Warrenton and Warrenton Police Department has accepted the resignation of Ray Ayers.

Counci acts on Brett Estes, Riverwalk

- Brett Estes to become city manager; Astoria City Councilors decided to allow for minor developments with provisions along parts of the Riverwalk in the council meeting Monday night.

Astoria Recreation Center finds home again in old Yacht Club

- The Astoria Recreation Center returned to the yacht club building with child care, fitness classes and a teen center under the same roof.

New reporter joins Daily Astorian

- New reporter hired for The Daily Astorian's city of Astoria, city of Warrenton and Coast Guard beat.

No motion forward for Tansy Point

- No motion was made last night on the sale of Tansy Point to Warrenton Fiber.