St. Helens police seize pot in traffic stop

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Driver had more than 100 times the legal limit for personal (Stay connected to your local news! Get digital access today: https://bit.ly/2HiTKCs)

Port to build $3 million hangar for Devinaire

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Company sites shortage of hangar space in move from Hillsboro to Scappoose airport

County approves final ADU standards

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In move to comply with state housing rules, county adopts zoning criteria for accessory dwelling units

Dead fish in creek mark stream enrichment program

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More than 50 salmon and trout carcasses placed in North Scappoose Creek by state wildlife agency and student volunteers

Shell oil will buy fuel from Clatskanie refinery

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The oil company will buy diesel produced by NEXT Renewable Fuels at Columbia County plant

Viewing area opens near Scappoose airport

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Public, aviation enthusiasts now have spot to watch airport activity with small park amenities

Clatskanie man pulled from river

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Sheriff's Office recovers body of 70-year-old man reported missing on Feb. 7

'Little Free Library' installed at Grey Cliffs park

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Project resulted from partnership between St. Helens arts commission and high school (Stay connected to your local news! Get digital access today:…

St. Helens approves path for mayor's property access

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Council votes to approve ordinance finalizing street vacaction request made by Mayor Rick Scholl and Ron Schlumpberger (Stay connected to your local…

100 years young

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From a one-room school house to a talking robot, Monica Robertson reflects on a century of rich experiences and societal advancements

Patti Younts named RSVP volunteer of the month

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Turning Point volunteer recognized for 6 years of service to Clatskanie nonprofit organization

Sheriff's deputies equipped with opioid overdose drug

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Sheriff's deputies are now carrying the life-saving opioid antidote, naloxone

School exclusion day for vaccine requirements nears

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Parents have until Feb. 20 to provide proof of immunization or exemption letter

Former St. Helens officer under internal review when he left

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Anthony Miltich negotiated settlement agreement with city of St. Helens prior to leaving Jan. 1 (Stay connected to your local news! Get digital…

St. Helens to receive safety improvement grant

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City selected to receive grant funding through Safe Routes to School program (Stay connected to your local news! Get digital access today:…

St. Helens finalizes 2019 utility rate increases

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Rates increased as of Feb. 1 for city water users (Stay connected to your local news! Get digital access today: https://bit.ly/2HiTKCs)

Columbia City man sold counterfeit goods online,…

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Culmar Outdoors allegedly sold $3,700 worth of counterfeit Leupold rifle scopes

Winter weather hits Columbia County; more to come this…

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Cold temps and possible snow predicted to hit the Pacific Northwest this weekend (Stay connected to your local news! Get digital access today:…

Fire destroys three floating residences near Scappoose

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Multiple fire agencies respond to blaze on Tuesday, Feb. 4; some crews work overnight to mop up hot spots

County commissioners approve substantial service cuts to CC…

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Weekend services will be cut entirely, with route reductions going into effect Sunday, Feb. 3

Graduation rate increases statewide for fifth year

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UPDATED: St. Helens School District still ranks below state as Scappoose rates soar, data from 2017-18 shows (Stay connected to your local news! Get…

Racist comments spark conversations in St. Helens

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School district officials, social media users, state senator talking about where to go from here (Stay connected to your local news! Get digital…

Locke delays leaving St. Helens council

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Despite saying he would leave, the long-serving Locke says now he may stay until June (Stay connected to your local news! Get digital access today -…

Culvert project dries out Scappoose property

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Drainage repair fixes flooding issue, but draws ire over wetland habitat loss

A mural with meaning

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New mural in St. Helens Skate Park is meant to advertise for an ongoing revitalization project for the park (Stay connected to your local news! Get…

St. Helens woman receives ODOT's Mike Laverty Award

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Lynn Chiotti recognized for commitment to improving transportation safety (Stay connected to your local news! Get digital access today €'…

Supporting our National Guard

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Lt. Joe Hogue recognized for supporting SHPD officer and National Guard member Anthony Boswell (Stay connected to your local news! Get digital access…

CCMH pushes one-stop shop approach to health

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Primary care health services now available at Columbia Community Mental Health

Suspect bank robber was on parole for same crimes

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Ryan Beisley was shot by Portland Police at Starbucks days after Chase Bank robbery in Scappoose

Bill would include firefighters' names on roadside memorials

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Columbia County family helps introduce amendment during 2019 Legislature (Stay connected to your local news! Get digital access today -…

Volunteers craft cards of love, appreciation for veterans

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Retired Senior Volunteer Program hosts annual 'Valentines for Vets' card making session

Sheriff's Office adopts chief deputy position

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Sheriff Pixley says nationwide recruitment for next in command will begin soon

Port agrees to buy Oregon Aero building, save jobs

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With purchase and leaseback agreement, Port of Columbia County officials say jobs will be spared

Pastor Wiley joins Grace Lutheran in Scappoose

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Church welcomes Wiley and family to Columbia County during installation ceremony

A peek into the future of CCEC

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Parents, community members tour new Columbia County Education Campus during open house event

AJ Jennings selected as Elks Teen

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St. Helens High School senior AJ Jennings was selected as the Elks Teen of the Month for December

Painting it Forward

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Warren business owner and veteran offers free painting services to veteran in St. Helens

LUBA decision on Port Westward expansion appealed

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Desite LUBA remand of farmland rezone application, Columbia Riverkeeper seeks high court review

State files to shut down Scappoose dog rescue

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All Terrier Rescue, Rescue Strong Oregon named as entities misleading adopters and skirting IRS

ReStore to feature gallery of St. Helens artists

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Grand opening event for Showcase Gallery to be held Feb. 2 during regular business hours

Day of Service in St. Helens

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St. Helens Middle School students volunteer on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to complete service work in the community

Scappoose bumps pay range to entice schools…

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Top pay in range for for new Scappoose School District permanent hire will increase by $5K

Scappoose cyclist dies after being struck on…

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Scott Graser, a Scappoose resident, was killed while riding his bike in Multnomah County.

St. Helens likely to increase city utility rates

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City Council, staff discuss how rate changes over the next 5 years could affect city budget

Scappoose schools continue with 'George' in OBOB…

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Scappoose School Board entertains resolution to ban the book 'George' from competition in district, but votes measure down

St. Helens reimburses Scappoose for officer…

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Scappoose requests reimbursement for expenses paid to train officer that left for job in St. Helens

CC Rider looks to cut Portland routes, weekend…

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Bus agency says increasing driver costs and no stable funding mean dire straits for county's only bus service

In wake of concerns, port officials to explore rail…

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City and industry leaders across Columbia County say rail impacts are pressing

St. Helens cops donate bike to teen

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Officers buy brand new set of wheels for teen who rides to decompress, destress

Witt introduces school and gun safety legislation

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Clatskanie rep says backlash over proposed gun sales bills led him to focus on school safety audits, mental health resources

Three hospitalized in St. Helens rollover crash

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Two occupants extricated from vehicle that crashed and landed on fence off Millard Road

'And though she be but little, she is fierce!'

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Scappoose High School students prepare for 1950s sci-fi take on Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

Fire crews respond to attic fire in Warren

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Family of four temporarily displaced due to smoke, ceiling damage in home after blaze

Scappoose cyclist dies after crash in Multnomah…

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Scott Graser, a Scappoose resident, was killed while riding his bike in Multnomah County.

St. Helens health clinic relocating, staying in city

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Officials announce move of Legacy Health services to new location near McBride Street later this year

Pedestrian dies from crash injuries

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James Spencer of Scappoose dies after being struck by vehicle on Scappoose Vernonia Highway

Warren man crashes stolen car, hides in nearby…

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Robert Paul Wilcox, 28, faces multiple counts after stealing car in St. Helens, crashing in Scappoose

Doors open at new CCEC building

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Columbia County Education Campus students now in new facility; open house to be held Jan. 22

Scappoose finalizes rules for food trucks

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New ordinance will allow for permanent food carts and pods near airport and other commercial zones in city

Kickboxing, camaraderie go hand in hand in St.…

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Women-only St. Helens kickboxing program offers workouts, sense of connection with others in the gym

Oath of office

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Scott Burge embarks on 7th term as mayor while councilor serves first term as elected official

Jail braces for late payments on federal inmates

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Food assistance programs guaranteed through February, but Columbia County Jail officials prep for different scenario

Casey Wheeler takes office in Columbia City

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New Columbia City mayor Casey Wheeler sworn in during first council meeting of 2019

Port considers purchase of $1M building at…

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Port of Columbia County commissioners weigh benefits of buying Oregon Aero building with lease-back agreement

St. Helens man facing kidnapping, attempted murder…

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Investigators say Chad Michael Haderly assaulted woman and kept her against her will for days

Sen. Ron Wyden visits Columbia County

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Town hall event topics include government shutdown, health care, global warming, among other topics

St. Helens mayor, councilors sworn in

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Newcomer Steve Topaz sworn in while re-elected officials Doug Morten and Rick Scholl renew oaths of office

St. Helens examines police headquarters upgrade

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St. Helens City Council approves request to determine future needs of SHPD facilities

Cheryl Young honored for service with plaza…

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Reception held for outgoing mayor of Columbia City who served 32 years earlier this week

New year, new utility rate talks in St. Helens

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Presentation to be given in mid-January on possible water utility rate increases for city water users

Out with the old, in with the new year

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Holiday decorations taken down from Columbia Courthouse Plaza on first work day of 2019

After fire, Grace Lutheran opens new rooms

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Daycare, preschool children see first day in new digs at Christian church in Scappoose

Heimuller named chair of Columbia County board

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County commissioners appoint chair and vice chair, meeting times to remain unchanged

CC Rider looking for new driver staffing agency

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Columbia County bus agency looks for replacement after early contract termination

There's a new sheriff in town

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Brian Pixley among five Columbia County elected officials sworn in to office Jan. 2

Three people injured in crash at Highway 30 and…

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T-bone crash sends three people to Portland area hospital; Oregon State Police investigating

Invasive pests may be lurking in your Christmas tree

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Oregon Department of Forestry: Don't throw old trees in yards or forests where elongate hemlock scale could hatch

YIR - St. Helens sells former Boise parcel for…

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YEAR IN REVIEW - Land sale to proposed cannabis cultivation park prompts complaints, lawsuit

RSVP names Donna Baker 'Volunteer of the Year'

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Scappoose Senior Center volunteer honored for helping prepare center each day

YIR: Scappoose school board continues search for…

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YEAR IN REVIEW - Scappoose School district school board carries process of hiring new leader into 2019

YIR: St. Helens police get new chief

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YEAR IN REVIEW - St. Helens hires Brian Greenway to lead SHPD after Terry Moss retires earlier this year

YIR: Wildfire season prompts Columbia County…

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YEAR IN REVIEW - Firefighter task force dispatched to blazes in Oregon and California throughout the year

YIR: St. Helens teacher indicted on 32 counts of…

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YEAR IN REVIEW - Kyle Jarred Wroblewski facing charges after alleged relationship with teenage girl

YIR: Food bank purchases new building

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YEAR IN REVIEW - Columbia Pacific Food Bank looks to upgrade facilities, expand capacity with new building

YIR: Kimberly Brown returns for Spirit of…

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YEAR IN REVIEW - Kimberly Brown returns for pumpkin lighting event, crowds for month-long event more evenly spread

Use of canine force leads to lawsuit, settlement,…

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YEAR IN REVIEW - Case reviewed by Columbia County DA; federal lawsuit filed later alleging civil rights, ADA violations

YIR: OMIC acquires new partners

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YEAR IN REVIEW - CC also has plans to start construction next year and open a new training center in 2020

YIR: Lichatowich resigns from port, leaves race…

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YEAR IN REVIEW - Former port commissioner pulls out of county political arena, leaving county commissioner candidate unopposed

YIR: Problems cause major staffing shake-ups at…

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YEAR IN REVIEW - 2018 was a year of major upheaval at the county's top law enforcement agency, CCSO

YIR: Judge rules Daniel Butts case should proceed

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YEAR IN REVIEW - Despite ruling, trial dates in the years-long murder case remain unsettled in 2018

YIR: Tyler Miller files federal civil rights,…

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YEAR IN REVIEW - Former volunteer with Sheriff's Office, Columbia 911 Communications says he was target of smear campaign, new report backs up claims

LUBA remands Port Westward rezone to Columbia…

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Port of Columbia County says remand of Port Westward expansion is small hurdle that will easily be addressed

UPDATED: St. Helens man shot dead in Motel 6

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Ian Olson, an 18-year-old resident of St. Helens, was discovered dead by a housekeeper on Dec. 21.

Scappoose's Belle Erhardt to compete for dairy…

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Erhardt will face six other county ambassadors in two-day January competition

St. Helens workers help rescue teens gone overboard

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Curt LeMont and Ethan Stirling recognized for helping get three teens out of Clatskanie River in early December

Auto-tech fundraiser benefits NHS, community

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Auto-tech students repair and sell used car, donate proceeds to St. Helens High School NHS as a fundraiser

Reception planned to honor Cheryl Young

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Columbia City hosts public event to honor longtime outgoing mayor as she retires

Artists head outdoors to 'Save the Trees'

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Plein air painting session aims to observe trees in Scappoose that could be lost to future development

Turning the hands of time

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St. Helens clock tower is beloved, historic burden that requires constant winding by hand

St. Helens library receives $20K grant for STEM…

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Youth Librarian Gretchen Kolderup to help write curriculum for other programs

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