Columbia City teen wins VFW essay contest

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High school freshman Maria Burns wins VFW-sponsored district-level essay contest

Spreading holiday cheer at Scappoose Middle School

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Students redeem good behavior tokens for holiday gifts; items donated by community members

Two-vehicle crash reported near Scappoose High School

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No hospital transports reported for crash near Scappoose High involving teens, adults

St. Helens Motel 6 placed on 24 hour fire watch

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Alarm system repaired after fire officials found it to be non-functioning after crews responded to small blaze Friday

Scappoose city councilor Rich Riffle to resign

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City expected to appoint new candidate to fill remainder of councilor's term

County to get withheld timber funds payment

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Columbia County nets $387,000 in total O&C timber revenue after sequestered funds released

County to auction drilling rights for oil, gas fields

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Highest bidder in sealed bid auction will get rights to explore Mist Gas Fields, with county getting percentage of revenue

$1.2 million grant will pay for law enforcement jobs

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State grant will fund deputy district attorney, sheriff's deputy and probation officer

Booth named RSVP November volunteer of the month

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St. Helens woman honored as volunteer of the month for service with Community Meals, quilting group

Spreading holiday cheer with student-designed cards

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St. Helens Police Department use artwork sumbitted by third-graders for department Christmas Cards

Premier Jets closer to receiving extended tax break

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Two of six entities have approved enterprise zone benefits for the jet ambulance company

SIA students turn digital into physical during workshop

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Art students learn about printing vinyl stickers from digital files in 'Fab Lab' workshop

Warming center opens for first time this season

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St. Helens warming center working with Columbia Humane Society to also house pets on cold nights

Firefighters dispatched to fight California wildfires

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17 firefighters dispatched with four engines to assist near Chino; strike team to help with various fires

Santa Claus reports to duty with St. Helens Police…

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Santa Claus will serve as an honorary police officer for the St. Helens Police Department

Fire breaks out in St. Helens tanning salon

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Columbia River Fire and Rescue crews extinguish blaze; one person treated on scene for smoke inhalation

'Time to take a stand' over Chapman Landing

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Scappoose councilors say county obtained Chapman Landing illegally and is now obstructing efforts to develop park

Man rescued from burning mobile home by neighbor

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Mobile home catches fire in Scappoose, leaving resident unconscious on floor as his clothing burned

Scappoose School District receives $423K grant

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Funding will be used to create a high school innovation lab, which will offer engineering classes

Five displaced after house fire in Scappoose

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Cause of garage fire that spread to roof of home, leaving smoke damage that displaced occupants remains under investigation

Sheriff deems dog attack on jail inmate justifiable

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As law enforcement agencies add K9 deputies, more dogs deployed for use of force

County severs contract with Columbia Humane Society

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Citing rising costs, contract violations, county says jail inmates will help look after dogs in county custody

Space heater causes small fire in St. Helens home

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Fire officials remind residents to use caution with heating appliances in colder weather

Scappoose school officials approve funding for softball…

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Scappoose School board approves using up to $100K from cell phone tower funds

HOLIDAY CHEER IS HERE

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With help from city employees, decorations go up in Columbia Courthouse Plaza

Giving tree aims to brighten holidays for foster children

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Sponsor a foster child in need by purchasing Christmas gifts listed on tree ornaments

Former 911 district subcontractor, candidate files second…

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Tyler Miller files second tort claim against Columbia 911 Communications District, alleging damage to reputation, business relationships

In Columbia County, 'shop small' campaign hit-or-miss

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Some retailers say shoppers didn't embrace Small Business Saturday this year

Lawsuit alleges Rainier school officials tried to stifle…

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Instructional assistants say they were intimidated for trying to report abuse of 6-year-old

Armstrong closure expected to ripple across local economy

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Still too soon to see long-term effects; spending habits of employees may change immediately, experts say

Boat made by Otto Petersen students ready to set sail

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Sixth-grade students build an unmanned sailboat destined for Japan, and plan to track it using GPS

County approves Port Westward expansion

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Audience cries 'shame!' as commissioners vote 2-1 to approve farmland rezone, map amendment

St. Helens Garden Club sprouts sensory garden for CCMH

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Volunteers install garden to benefit Columbia Community Mental Health children's counseling center

PUD changes rates for floating homes, boat slips

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Changes approved after internal audit revealed disparity in billing rates for boat slips

County to accept payment for damages from botched alarm call

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Columbia River Fire & Rescue, five others will pay $237,500 to cover damaged electronics

Attorney: Medicine Wheel directors not negligent

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Recovery center 'doing well and expanding,' despite payment dispute with lender

Vision Dance brings home awards throughout competition…

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Scappoose High School Vision Dance Team preps for category championships on Dec. 2

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Scappoose school board

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Columbia Circuit judge dismisses case filed by former elementary school teacher

Teaming up for cabinetry construction

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St. Helens and Gaston high school students work together on a cabinetry project for home renovation

Noah Jones selected as Elks Teen of the Month

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St. Helens High School studnets choosen for award recognition based on school involvement

McBride Elementary receives $10K donation

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Donation from Rudi Schulte Family Foundation comes as 'shock' to school principal

SIA another step closer to new classroom…

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Proposal request published; school board to evaluate builders in December.

Complaints prompt state review of All Terrier Rescue

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Oregon investigating Columbia County dog rescue organization after claims of fraudulent practices

Armstrong World Industries in St. Helens announces…

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St. Helens plant closing mid-2018; company officials cite needed upgrades and distribution obstacles as reason for closure; 130 employees affected

Recovery center must pay back start-up loans to…

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Man who lent Medicine Wheel Recovery more than $80,000 files suit after non-payment

St. Helens students march with Mickey

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St. Helens High School marching band students take part in parade at Disneyland theme park in California

St. Helens woman helps break Japanese code in World…

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Georgie DeLashmutt, 94, worked as Japanese codebreaker from 1944 to 1945 in Washington D.C.

Scappoose board bumps salary range for prospective…

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Board approved salary range of $130K to $140K to increase appeal of open position

County investigating dog rescue organization

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Officials say All Terrier Rescue may have operated illegal kennel at Scappoose property

Scappoose school board postpones adoption of health…

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Board fails to pass majority vote to renew adoption of health curriculum, including sexuality education

Columbia City to host benefit concert next weekend

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Pianist Michael Allen Harrison will perform; ticket proceeds to benefit community hall rennovations

Scappoose gets first brunt of power outages due to…

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Electric utility crews respond to trees in power linesm causing some to lose power Monday and Tuesday

St. Helens considers waterfront development proposal

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Six months after proposal window opens, city receives one bid and considers negotiations

Holidays come alive at Watts House

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Historic Victorian home will host Christmas lights, wine tasting, and vists with Santa

No timeline yet for transfer of Cornelius Pass Road

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Report indicates 171 crashes from Multnomah County line to Highway 30 over six-year span

Rainier man, 2 teens jailed for burglary, theft of…

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Investigators say suspects stole more than $1,000 worth of marijuana from RAD Nursery

Veterans Day ceremonies draw crowds in Scappoose,…

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Local chapters of Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, host ceremonies

Two vehicle fatal crash causes Highway 30 closure

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One fatality reported by Oregon State Police; woman killed was a 19-year-old Longview resident

Ceremonies, events hosted in Columbia County to…

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A listing of local events taking place Saturday, Nov. 11, in honor of Veterans Day

Record-high donations to Backpack Program help…

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Backpack Program now serving more than 160 students in the St. Helens School District

Cannon returns to McCormick Park, new plaza in works

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World War II 105 mm Howitzer cannon now bolted to cement, adorned with new plaque

Scappoose approves application for $1.7M loan to…

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Loan would cover construction of Charles T. Parker Way, be repaid partially by 2019 bond sales

St. Helens students showcase tiny house at…

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SHHS students' work featured at the Build Small Live Large Summit at Portland State University

Port expansion opponents raise access issues

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As deliberations on farmland rezone are delayed, critics say PGE has stronghold on railroad and dock at Port Westward

Dock, launch fees at Scappoose Bay Marina to…

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Daily launch fee will remain $5, with discounted annual launch permits for military and seniors to increase by $2

St. Helens marching band, color guard score high at…

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Band ranks 16 out of 26 overall at Northwest Association for Performing Arts Championships

St. Helens man pursues toymaker dreams

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Jake Jones of St. Helens takes on toymaking industry and launches fundraiser to support family business, AJ Play

County collects nearly $73 million in property taxes

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Breakdown shows most money goes to schools, fire districts and incorporated cities

Honoring Columbia County Veterans

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Scappoose High School students host annual breakfast to honor veterans and their families

Voters renew PCC's $185 million bond by wide margin

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Funds will improve PCC's job training centers, increasing the lifespan of facilities and reducing long-term costs, according to college officials.

PCC bond measure approved

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Despite approval in larger areas, Columbia County voters say 'no' to new Portland Communtiy College bond

First results: PCC cruising to win

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UPDATE: Sherwood voters elected Renee Brouse to the council and again rejected recreational marijuana.

Former CCMH counselor was serial abuser

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Alby worked as a therapist in Columbia and Washington counties in the 1990s, often counseling children and spending time with them privately, court…

Water system at Port Westward has generated no…

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At $8.67 million, Port Westward's water system is one of the most expensive undertakings at the site to date

St. Helens staff mulling ways to support city parks

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Staff consider multitude of options including levies, adopt-a-park programs and 'gifting' lesser used parks

Former St. Helens schools assistant files lawsuit

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Cathy Brake files $500K lawsuit against school district, Northwest Regional Education Service District

Scappoose parents host bazaar for tech lab

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Annual fundraiser to support recently launched Scappoose Middle School science and technology lab

ST. HELENS BAND, COLOR GUARD TAKE HOME HONORS

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Ensemble prepares for championship performance in Eugene on Saturday, Nov. 4

TAKING A BITE OUT OF HUNGER

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Proceeds from SHEDCO Halloween-themed Bite of Columbia County fundraiser benefit food bank, school food program

Trunk or treat with St. Helens police

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St. Helens Police Department and other public agencies host family-friendly event on Halloween

Driver trapped overnight in vehicle after crash on…

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Car went over embankment Thursday night; man rescued Friday morning and taken to Portland hospital

Veterans memorial cannon to be returned to…

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A World War II cannon stolen from the park in 2016 returns this week several months after court case settled

Costs for Spirit of Halloweentown highest ever

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City staff, consultants said festival succeeds in attracting tourists to benefit businesses

Four arrested after stolen monitoring device found

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Device worth estimated $20,000 stolen from NW Natural construction site in Clatsop County

Scappoose man arrested after shooting son

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20-year-old fabricates story about attempted car burglar in Halloween mask to cover for his father

Several car break-ins reported in Scappoose

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Police searching for suspect who used stolen credit card at three different Fred Meyer stores

PUD customers target of phone scam

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Calls to businesses and residents mimick energy company's phone system, asking for payment

Man shot in St. Helens after confrontation with…

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Police responded to shooting Monday morning on Mardrona Court; one person sustains non-life-threatening injuries

Spooktacular sights throughout Columbia County!

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Columbia County residents get festive with Halloween home decor in St. Helens and Scappoose

Ban on grocery taxes in the works

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Petitioners gather signatures to get initiative on ballot for St. Helens and state level

House fire in St. Helens causes $100K in damage

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Cause of fire still under investigation; residents alerted to fire by smoke detector

St. Helens marching band to perform at Disneyland

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Sixty high school students will travel to California in Novemeber for trip to Anaheim

Trinity Degraffenreid selected as Elks Teen of the…

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High school senior selected for recognition for academic performance and personal character

Former Columbia County man found in China, now in…

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Toby Andrew Mendenhall, who lived in Columbia City, in Washington County Jail after being returned from China

Costumed characters fill St. Helens library

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St. Helens Public Library hosts costumed storytime; pumpkin painting event planned Friday afternoon

Scappoose residents preview housing growth

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Residents share concerns about housing density, building heights and affordabilty during open house event

Deployed sailor gets pen pals thanks to 6th grade…

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Students at Columbia City Elementary School write letters to St. Helens High School grad stationed in Japan

Tentative trial date set for accused murderer Butts

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Man accused of murdering Rainier Police Chief Ralph Painter could appear in court for 2019 trial

Scappoose school board approves website upgrade

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District will increase spending on contract with BlackBoard to update website, launch mobile app

Columbia County scrambles to hire new public health…

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Previous employee may have had conflict of interest while working for county

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