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Friday, March 15, 2024


Weekly Bulletin Survey Results

Thank you for taking the time to complete our Weekly Bulletin survey. It is encouraging to see how much it is valued in our community.

Survey Findings Highlights

More than 97% value most or all of the Weekly Bulletin content

Nearly 90% value the News the most, followed by Community Happenings, and Public Works

More than 80% said they read the Bulletin every week

More than 90% said they want to receive the Bulletin weekly

More than 55% of respondents read the Bulletin for personal and business information

Your Ideas

We heard your suggestions on how we can improve the Weekly Bulletin. Here are some examples:

  • Highlight community members serving on Clatsop County boards and commissions
  • Profile employees and do features on county departments
  • Provide information on local grants, loans and financial aid
  • Offer preparedness training for the public
  • Let people know how to get in touch with their Commissioner

Sneaker Wave Threat This Weekend

The National Weather Service is is advising beachgoers to use extra caution Friday and into the weekend for the threat of sneaker waves.

Sneaker waves can surprise beachgoers by running further up on the beach than other waves.

Keep children close and away from the surf zone.

Avoid jetties, headlands, and logs near the waterline. Never turn your back on the ocean!

The Jordan World Circus is Coming to the Clatsop County Fair & Expo!

Come enjoy the Circus on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at the Clatsop County Fair & Expo Indoor Area.

Shows at 4 and 7 p.m.  For more event information and to purchase tickets visit


Oregon Health Officials Urge 65+ to Get 2nd COVID-19 Shot

Oregonians 65 and older can now get an additional dose of the 2023–2024 updated COVID-19 vaccine following a federal announcement that opened eligibility to older adults, who are most at risk for severe outcomes of the virus.

Paul Cieslak, M.D., medical director for communicable diseases and immunizations at the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Public Health Division, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Feb. 28 approval of a second dose of the 2023–2024 updated COVID-19 vaccine released last fall can provide increased protection for older adults.

Read more.

Tell Us Your Story

Clatsop County is gearing up to celebrate turning 180 years young on June 22.

To mark the historic occasion, we invite residents to send stories and photos of family memories that have been passed through generations or a personal recollection of a major event that happened in Clatsop County.

Share your story four ways:

  1. Call 503-325-7870 and record your story
  2. Record a conversation with a family member and upload the audio file
  3. Email [email protected] to request an interview
  4. Write up your story and send it to: Clatsop County; 800 Exchange St., Suite 410; Astoria, OR 97103 or [email protected]

Stories will be posted through June 30 at the Clatsop County Voices webpage. After that the County will donate them to the Clatsop County Historical Society.

For more information, visit

Listen to Stories

Rebate Opportunity for EV Charging Stations

ODOT's Community Charging Rebates Program, which helps fund Level 2 electric vehicle projects in Oregon’s communities, has opened its next funding round.

The application window is now open through July 3, 2024, or until the funding is exhausted. This is the program’s second funding round and with $2.5 million available for projects. 

Eligible businesses, nonprofits, public entities, Tribes, and owners of multifamily home complexes may apply.

Visit the Community Charging Rebates Program webpage for more information.

Community Happenings

Check out the Clatsop County website calendar for upcoming county meetings.

March 15-17 | Seaside Jazz and Blues Festival |Seaside

March 23 | Women’s History Reading - Writer’s Guild of Astoria | 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. | The Salty Siren Bookstore, Astoria

March 27 | The Jordan World Circus | 4 & 7 p.m. | Clatsop County Fair & Expo, Astoria

March 30 | Writing From Nature Workshop with Robert Michael Pyle | 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Location is TBD

April 20 | Consejo Hispano Golpetazo del Año | 5-8 p.m. | Clatsop County Fair and Expo Center

April 26-28 | Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival |Clatsop County Fair & Expo Center

Public Works

Clatsop County Public Works Schedule for Monday, March 18 - Friday, March 22

Crews will be:

  • Performing shoulder work on Hillcrest Loop, MP 1.5 – MP 2.5
  • Brush chopping on Lewis and Clark Road, MP 7.0 - MP 9.5
  • Performing ditch maintenance on Wireless Road, Loukas Lane, and Youngs River Road
  • Grading Old 77 Vesper Lane, Northrup Creek Road, and Lower Nehalem Road

Traffic Impacts – County Roads – Week of March 25

ROAD CLOSURE: (Svensen)—Old Highway 30 between Conroy Road and Koppisch Road, MP 2.7 and MP 3.0:

Beginning Monday, March 25, Old Highway 30 in Svensen will be closed to all through traffic between Conroy Road and Koppisch Road for a culvert replacement at MP 2.7 and a slide repair at MP 3.0. The closure at MP 2.7 will begin on the morning of March 25 and will be directly followed by the closure at MP 3.0.

This work is anticipated to last approximately one week. Utilize Conroy Road and Hillcrest Loop Road as a detour. Detour signage will be in place during the closure.

Clerk and Elections

May 2024 Primary Election Candidate Filing Opens


The voter registration deadline is Tuesday, April 30, for the May 21, 2024 primary election.

Recording Hours Change

Recording office hours changed to 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Recording information

We have developed a way for you to search for free for a document that has been recorded in Clatsop County without coming in or calling our office. 

Once you find the document you are looking for, you can request an email copy without paying a research fee.  

Just go to our website under Recording Information – Records Research, click on Locate a Document.


An appointment is required prior to coming in for new passport processing.

Routine service can take 6-8 weeks; Expedite service can take 2-3 weeks. Forms are available at  

Appointment Scheduling Saves You Time

Please go to our webpage and schedule an appointment for passports, park passes, marriage licenses, dog licenses, and recordings with us.

If you do not have an appointment, you may be asked to wait if we are with someone who has scheduled an appointment. 

Join us! We're hiring

Clatsop County is a great place to work. Find out about current Clatsop County career opportunities where you can make a difference every day.

  • Election Worker (Temporary). Open until filled
  • Emergency Management Coordinator – Outreach.  Closes 4/12/24
  • Emergency Management Coordinator – Planning.  Closes 4/12/24
  • Inspector. Open until filled
  • Kennel Worker.  Closes 3/29/24
  • Parole & Probation Deputy I or II. Open until filled
  • Permit Technician I – Land Use Permit.  Closes 3/22/24
  • Seasonal Parks Maintenance Helper. Open until filled
  • Seasonal Road Maintenance Worker (Temporary). Open until filled

If you have questions, concerns, feedback, or need assistance, please contact Human Resources. We’re happy to help!

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County Calendar

Clatsop County

800 Exchange St. Suite 410

Astoria, OR 97103


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