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Friday, January 19, 2024


Winter Weather Food Donations

With the arrival of winter has come offers of food donations from residents.

“It’s heartwarming to see first-hand the generosity of our community. Our food bank is open and accepting donations from the public,” said Viviana Matthews, executive director of Clatsop Community Agency.

Food donations may dropped off weekdays at the CCA Regional Food Bank in at CCA Astoria office, located at 364 9th St. in Astoria.

Free Meal and Services at January 30 Event

Project Homeless Connect is a free annual event that brings community services to individuals and families. This year’s event is 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 30, at the Seaside Convention Center.

Free services include medical and dental care, a hot meal and warm clothing, haircuts and vaccines for doggy care. Free transportation to the event is provided by Sunset Transportation District.

The event is sponsored by Clatsop Community Action, Columbia Memorial Hospital, Providence Seaside Hospital, Clatsop County Public Health, Columbia Pacific CCO, and Care Oregon.

Find out more.

Did You Lose Food During the January Storm? Help May Be Available

SNAP households that lost food due to winter storms or power outages may be eligible for replacement benefits.

  • If you had to throw away food purchased with SNAP due to the recent winter storms or power outages, you can request replacement benefits to purchase new food
  • You must request replacement benefits within 10 calendar days of the food loss

Read more.

January Winter Storm Updates. How’d We Do?

During the recent winter storm, we sent frequent updates via social media, NextDoor, ClatsopAlerts! and our website.

We would appreciate your feedback and suggestions on what went well and areas we could improve our communications. Please email your suggestions to [email protected].


Oregon Department of Human Services New Location

The Oregon Department of Human Services has a temporary office at 422 Gateway Ave., Astoria. This office will house Child Welfare and Self-Sufficiency Programs. 

ODHS plans to be at this location for the next nine months and is currently working on securing permanent locations to best meet the needs of the North Coast community.

In partnership with NW Connector, the public bus has been rerouted to be closer to this new building on Gateway, between Portway St and Hamburg St, increasing access for staff and those ODHS works with. 

ODHS Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services will remain at the Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare offices located at 65 North Hwy 101, Suite 204, in Warrenton.

Volunteers Sought for Clatsop County Boards, Councils and Committees

Clatsop County is welcoming applications for one open seat on the Human Services Advisory Council.

The Human Services Advisory Council advises the Board of County Commissioners on developmental disabilities, mental health and alcohol and drug abuse services. 

The council meets the first Thursday of each month to identify needs, establish priorities for publicly funded services and assist in selection of service providers, evaluate services and provide a link to the public through advocacy and education. 

There is one open seat with the term ending February 28, 2024, which may be renewed for a new three-year term.

Read more.

4-H Extension Budget Committee

Clatsop County is accepting applications for two vacancies on the 4-H Extension Budget Committee.

The application deadline is Friday, January 26, 2024. To apply, submit an online application at

Read more.

Community Happenings

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

Jan. 19 | Astoria HorrorFest the Shiver on the River | 10 p.m. | Columbian Theater, Astoria

Jan. 19 | Chowder Crawl - UWCC fundraiser | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Astoria & Warrenton

Jan. 27 | AWACC Annual Meeting & Banquet | 4:30 p.m. | Clatsop County Fair & Expo Center

Feb. 10 | Valentine’s Day Tea | 1-4 p.m. |The Benjamin Young Inn, Astoria

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

Public Works

Clatsop County Public Works Schedule for Monday, Jan. 22 - Friday, Jan. 26

Crews will be:


  • Performing storm clean-up county wide.
  • Brushing on Youngs River Road.
  • Ditching on Lower River Road and Brownsmead area.
  • Performing culvert maintenance on Ft. Clatsop Road at MP 2.07.

Clerk and Elections

May 2024 Primary Election Candidate Filing Opens

The candidate filing window has opened for the May 21, 2024 Primary Election. 

Positions include County Commissioner District 2, County Commissioner District 4, Sheriff and Precinct Committee Persons.

Recording Information

You can now search for a document that has been recorded in Clatsop County.

We have developed a way for you to search for a document before coming in or calling our office. 

Once you find the document you are looking for, you can request a 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 or longer. Expedite service can take 2-3 weeks

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.

  • Administrative Assistant II (Public Health). Temporary. Open until filled
  • Administrative Assistant I (District Attorney Office). Part-time. Open until filled
  • Electrical Inspector. Open until filled
  • Parole & Probation Deputy I or II.  Open until filled
  • Program Assistant III - Lead WIC - Open until filled
  • Reserve Deputy Sheriff.  Closes 2/1/24

For your convenience, the url to the job description is provided within each job posting under “How to Apply”. Should a link fail to open, the text link is provided to copy and paste into your browser.

If you have questions, concerns, feedback, or need assistance, please contact Human Resources at ext. 1300 or 1303. We’re happy to help!

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Email Updates

Clatsop County is committed to being transparent and providing the information you need, when you need it.

Our new subscriptions webpage has a variety of email update topics and gives you the option of signing up or unsubscribing.

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Astoria, OR 97103


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