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Ally McEntire

Astoria, Warrenton and Coast Guard Reporter
McEntire, Ally

Commissioners compete for new mayor slot

- For the first time in Warrenton's recent history, the city will elect its mayor.

Four compete for Warrenton city seat

- Four Warrenton candidates are running to fill Commission seat 4, which is being vacated by Mark Baldwin in his run for mayor.

Warrenton moves to add utility deposits

- In a short meeting, Warrenton City Commissioners moved through three business items.

Voter turnout outlook improves in Clatsop County

- Today is the last day to vote with a few exceptions.

Everyday People: Bird is the word for Astorians’ pet choice

- Zazu, the 11-year-old African greypParrot, is making a new home in Astoria with owners Nick Palazzo and Omar Guerrero.

Two vie for historic Astoria mayor opening

- The mayorial position being vacated by Willis Van Dusen will be occupied by either Arline LaMear or Larry Taylor.

Generations battle for council

- The Ward 1 race in Astoria between George McCartin and Zetty Nemlowill.

Price says she will make informed decisions

- Cindy Price is running unopposed for Astoria Ward 3 councilor.

Seniors say, ‘Where’s the bus?’

- Seniors struggle to adjust to bus schedule situation to the temporary Senior Center in the old Yacht Club building.

Fishing crew rescues two

- A fishing vessel crew rescused two men near Grays Harbor after the men's vessel sank and they were left floating for four to five hours.

Greenway gets a green light

- Astoria City Council finalized old items and tackled a few new topics during Monday's meeting.

In full swing: Mayor’s Ball celebrates Willis Van Dusen in Roaring ’20s style

- The Mayor's Ball held Saturday evening highlighted exiting Mayor Willis Van Dusen with a live swing band, ballet performance and two very different styles of serenedes.

Reinvented Armory equips community with fun

- The Astoria Armory has undergone extensive changes since its beginnings and will now be a place for the community to gather.

Weed Withheld in Warrenton

- The Warrenton City Commission held two special sessions to decide on taxing marijuana within city limits in the event Measure 91 passes in Oregon.

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

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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.