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Friday, January 26, 2024


Proposed HCP Listening Session Comes to Clatsop County

Three listening sessions are scheduled to hear final thoughts from the public prior to making a recommendation to the Board of Forestry on the Western Oregon State Forests Habitat Conservation Plan and Western Oregon State Forest Management Plan. They cover 640,000 acres of state-managed forestlands in western Oregon.

Clatsop County has produced a fact sheet on the financial impact of the proposed plan.

An in-person listening session is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31 at The Loft at the Red Building in Astoria. It is located at 20 Basin St.

Read more.

Commissioners Issues Emergency Declaration

Clatsop County Board of Commissioners issued an emergency declaration at their January 24 Regular Board Meeting for the geographic area served by Evergreen Acres Water Services, which supplies a rural, unincorporated area and has an older system infrastructure. 

The water system is privately operated with limited funding and resources. Last Friday, a technical expert report indicated that the well may be failing. 

An emergency declaration allows Clatsop County to tap into state resources to address this public health emergency.

Clatsop County became aware of the disruption of the water services for the Evergreen Acres subdivision on January 4, 2024, when it learned that the area has been under a boil water notice since October 2022. 

Since then, the County has been coordinating with various local and state agencies to restore safe drinking water to the community. Resources have been provided by the cities of Astoria, Cannon Beach, Seaside, Clatsop County and the Oregon Department of Human Services to raise awareness regarding the boil water notice and provide potable water to residents.

Due to the public health impacts on this community, $50,000 of Clatsop County pandemic American Rescue Plan Act funding will be allocated for repairs and to assist returning the water system to reliable and safe operation. All expenses must be pre-approved by the County.

Read more.

Assistance for Fire-Affected Workers in Ilwaco

On Monday, Jan. 22, a seafood facility in Ilwaco, Washington, caught fire, destroying fishing gear and damaging a building.

Local assistance is available to support those who have been financially impacted.

If you or someone you know has faced financial challenges due to the fire, contact Clatsop Community Action at 503-325-1400 for assistance with housing, food, or other basic living needs. 

County Fair Poster Contest Opens

Clatsop County Fair Board is sponsoring a poster contest for the 2024 fair theme, Forest to the Farm. The contest is open to all ages and the deadline to submit an image is March 1, 2024.

The winning individual will receive two fair concert tickets, two fair season passes, meals for two at the 4-H Chicken Coop and their biography in the fair guide.

This year’s fair runs from July 30 through August 3. 

For more information email Clatsop County Fair or call 503-325-4600.

Get Screened. Help Prevent Cervical Cancer

Did you know that 93% of cervical cancers could be prevented by screening and vaccination?

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and is your reminder to get screened for cervical cancer. Cervical cancer occurs most often in people over 30. 

Long-lasting infection with certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV) is the main cause of cervical cancer. Screening tests and the HPV vaccine can help prevent cervical cancer. 

For uninsured or underinsured individuals, cervical cancer screening is available free through Oregon Health Authority’s ScreenWise program by calling 877-255-7070.

Cascadia Awareness Day

The Clatsop County Board of Commissioners has proclaimed January 26, 2024, as Cascadia Awareness Day in Clatsop County. 


Cascadia Earthquake Awareness Day is an event to encourage people to create a disaster plan and prepare for emergencies, specifically by thinking about the last large rupture of the Cascadia Subduction Zone.

At around 9 p.m. on January 26, 1700, an earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 8.7 - 9.2 occurred in Clatsop County. The severe shaking resulted in subsidence—the land dropped by about 6 feet—and a tsunami which arrived ashore 15-25 minutes later. 

Experts cannot predict when the next “big one” will occur, but there is agreement that the region is overdue for another catastrophic earthquake and tsunami. 

Read more.

Take our quiz to see how prepared you are.

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.

Community Happenings

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

Jan. 25-28 | Pipe Organs of the PNW Coast, a Series of Organ Recitals | various times | Astoria, Seaview/Long Beach locations

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

Jan. 30 | Project Homeless Connect | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Seaside Convention Center

Jan. 31 | Public Comment on Proposed Habitat Conservation Plan | 5:30 p.m. |The Loft at the Red Building, Astoria

Feb. 2-4 | Pacific Grange February Market and Craft Fair | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Pacific Grange, Warrenton 

Feb. 23-24 | FisherPoets Gathering | Astoria

March 9–10 | Oregon Coast Wedding Expo 2024 | Seaside Civic & Convention Center

March 13 | Clatsop County Job and Career Fair 2024 | 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Clatsop Community College, Patriot Hall, 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. 29 - Friday, Feb. 2

Crews will be:


  • Cleaning Sunset and Del Rey beach approaches. The approach will be closed during cleaning, so please use an alternate approach
  • Brushing on Youngs River Road
  • Ditching in the Svensen and Jewell area
  • Performing shoulder work at the intersection of Youngs River Road and Olney Cutoff
  • Continuing storm cleanup in the Jewell area

Clerk and Elections

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
  • Animal Control Officer.  Closes 2/16.
  • 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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Astoria, OR 97103


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