Man injured, elk killed

after a crash on Highway 101

A 73 year-old man was injured Thursday after crashing into a herd of elk on U.S. Highway 101 in Warrenton.

The man was driving a pickup and heading southbound near Old Pine Drive when he collided with a herd of elk crossing the highway.

Three elk were killed and were claimed for salvage. The man was taken to a local hospital.

No parking proposed on parts

of Sunset Boulevard in Seaside

SEASIDE — In a move aimed to protect dog walkers, bicyclists and pedestrians, the Seaside Transportation Advisory Commission recommended a parking reduction on the west side of Sunset Boulevard.

The proposed change came before the City Council on Monday night.

“When vehicles are parked along the curb, it reduces the drive lane to less than 8 feet in width,” Public Works Director Dale McDowell said. “Vehicles are forced to drive into the oncoming lane to go around the parked cars.

“You come around the corner and all of a sudden you are on top of somebody.”

He said homeowners have been notified of the proposed change.

“We wanted to get as much input as we possibly could,” McDowell said. “We’re looking to get as much input as we can before we take any parking away anyplace.”

The Astorian

Pacific County surpasses 100 virus cases after virus activity balloons

SOUTH BEND, Wash. — A state of emergency was declared Feb. 29 in response to COVID-19 in Washington state.

On Oct. 10, 224 days later, Pacific County surpassed 100 confirmed cases of the virus that has infected some 38 million people worldwide and killed more than 1 million.

The Pacific County Health and Human Services Department reported 14 newly confirmed cases in a span of just 24 hours on Oct. 9 and Oct. 10. The eight cases announced on Oct. 9 were the most reported by the county in a single day since the pandemic began, and the 14 cases were the most reported in back-to-back days.

Two more cases were reported on Monday, bringing the county’s total case count to 107, up from 91 the previous week.

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