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Erick Bengel

Enterprise, Quality of Life, Astoria and Warrenton Reporter
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Bengel, Erick

Bring Clatsop Care Center back from the brink

- Changes in area’s health district management

Bringing Clatsop Care Center back from the brink

- The center is expected to end this fiscal year with an operational deficit of $606,000.

Councilor urges action to rein in homestays

- Councilor advocates for limiting rentals to 30 days or longer.

Warrenton Police gain officer, sergeant

- Veteran officers improve force

Astoria Police fully staffed but overstretched

- The newest recruit took two years to find, train

Astoria’s new ladder truck a step up for firefighters


The city of Astoria purchased a new ladder truck for the Astoria Fire Department last month for $904,777 — in cash. The vehicle — a 2016-model chassis from Pierce Manufacturing — replaces the nearly ...

Flooding, landslides on North Coast

- Highway flooded in Seaside, crews scrambling to cover slides

Astoria may impose construction tax to increase housing

- Money could spur reuse of derelict buildings

Astoriana: Library basement a treasure trove

- Inventory of items soon to get underway

City to apply for loan for bridge replacement project

- If the city can’t provide matching funds, ‘hard decisions’ would have to be made

Snow blankets the North Coast

- Some residents braved the elements

‘We are all still girls’

- Churches make feminine hygiene kits for young women in developing nations

Bank ‘lied,’ widow says

- Cannon Beach woman lost her home after her husband died

Widow blames Trump nominee for foreclosure

- Cannon Beach woman lost her home after her husband died

New York. Chicago. Los Angeles … Astoria

- Artistic director of Liberty Theater to help shape venue’s identity

Astoria to study water main resiliency

- The potential for earthquakes, landslides and erosion is causing concern

Library remodel, Heritage Square are priorities

- Astoria City Council talks goals for next fiscal year

In a good place

- Warrenton mother sees WINGS conference as crucial step in her journey

Dialogue on restriction of city assets continues in Warrenton

- Commission soon to discuss how to clear up language

Dam will not be used for mitigation


WARRENTON — Mayor Mark Kujala and Commissioner Rick Newton said Tuesday night that the Eighth Street Dam would be used for flood control, not as wetlands mitigation for a future development project, if the city ta...

Everyday People: Astoria’s first baby of 2017 arrives in a rush

- The Andersons, of Naselle, say their family is now complete.

Warrenton seeks clarity on ballot measure

- Attorney: Vague language could have unintended consequences

New Warrenton Warming Center needs more helping hands, hearts

- Donations of money and winter clothing are also needed.

New Astoria councilors take oath of office

- The City Council has been restored to five members.

Wave of car break-ins hits county

- Sheriff’s Office and city police departments investigating

New Neighbor: Columbia Memorial Hospital midwife a nurturer by nature

- Corinne Almquist, a former vegetable farmer and environmental activist, graduated from Yale and moved to Astoria in November.

Barb Roberts reflects on 26 years as Wishing Tree coordinator

- Program served 850 kids this year

Astoria pot store developer pulls permit application

- City Council had nixed business last week