St. Helens hires new police chief

South County Spotlight - News
Brian Greenway named to lead St. Helens Police Department; scheduled to be sworn in next month

Deadline to apply for vacant seat fast approaching

South County Spotlight - News
Candidates interested in serving on the Port of St. Helens have until Friday, July 20, to submit letter

Citizen review board volunteers recognized

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Volunteers from Columbia County noted for helping some of Oregon's most vulnerable children

Community groups prep for county fair

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Some groups celebrate anniversaries, others help with prep work in advance of fair

St. Helens denies pot operation near Riverfront District

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Planning commission votes to deny conditional use permit for a dispensary on the corner of St. Helens Street and First Street

Emergency officials remind residents to be aware of fire…

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Columbia River Fire and Rescue responds to illegal backyard burns, highlighting importance of safety during fire season

What does a manager cost?

South County Spotlight - News
Salary comparisons of public agency leaders throughout Columbia County show top earners make $100K+

St. Helens teacher arraigned on 32 counts of sex abuse

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Kyle Wroblewski appears in court for legal proceedings July 9; pretrial conference date to be set later

St. Helens residents say nearby rock mine is disruptive

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Residents in unincorporated area lament sound, vibrations from Eagle Star Rock

Former county employee sentenced to 30 months in prison for…

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Officials say Linda Hald, former Community Justice employee, stole more than $650,000

Downed drone sparks grass fire in Scappoose

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Several people were flying a drone in FAA-restricted airspace near Scappoose Industrial Airpark when it crashed and started a fire

Scappoose schools settle lawsuit with former teacher

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Erika Reardon, former fourth grade teacher, to receive $50K and have termination from district classified as a layoff

Renewable fuels company eyes Port Westward site

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Port officials say Clatskanie could be next site for $750 million diesel production plant

STAY COOL AT THE POOL - AFFORDABLY

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Eisenschmidt Pool expected to maintain rates despite anticipated water cost hikes

City of Rainier fined for raw sewage violations

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State DEQ says city's wastewater treatment plant discharged raw sewage into Columbia River on numerous occasions

Rat extermination causes barn fire

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Homeowner was trying to chase out rodents with propane torch, catching hay bales on fire

Warren house fire displaces 2 residents

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Columbia River Fire and Rescue respond to blaze on June 29 that spread from a shed to the home

Complaints against Port of St. Helens commissioner dismissed

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Oregon Government Ethics Commission opts not to investigate complaints against Paulette Lichatowich after preliminary review

Judge rules Daniel Butts able to stand trial

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Despite evidence of schizophrenia, defendant charged with killing Rainier police chief has clear enough mind to proceed, judge rules

Fire season starts in Columbia County

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Backyard burning now prohibited as officials declare start of fire season on June 26

Scappoose joins Main Street program

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Program could help city 'develop identity' to attract residents, tourists and new businesses

Sheriff's deputy not charged in wake of domestic violence…

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Columbia County Sheriff's Office deputy Ryan Dews remains on leave after investigation

Trailer carrying horses rolls down embankment

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Horses reported to have survived injuries after trailer detaches from truck en route from Vernonia to Scappoose

A fun-filled Fourth of July

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Variety of activities planned in county for Independence Day from pancakes to fireworks

County OKs general fund loans to CC Rider, county fair

South County Spotlight - News
Columbia County transit fund, fair fund come up short at fiscal year due to revenue cycles

PCC nets over $300K to expand apprenticeship programs

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Funding will help bring apprenticeship programs to forthcoming training center in Columbia County

See eye-popping autos July 15 at nation's 'best' classic…

Hillsboro Tribune - Features
SPONSORED CONTENT: Concours d'Elegance returns to the campus of Pacific University in Forest Grove

Four vie to be top cop in St. Helens

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Four top candidates for SHPD police chief identified, attend meet-and-greet with public

St. Helens eyes FARA building as rec program resource

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Discussions shift from establishing lease with gym to taking over facility to use for other activities

UPDATE: Warren woman dies from injuries sustained in fatal…

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Karen Mae Andrehsen, 62, involved in fatal crash in Tillamook on June 10, dies OSP reports

Second victim dies of injuries after Highway 6 crash

Forest Grove News-Times - News
A Tillamook man died at the scene of the June 10 wreck. Four others from Columbia County were hospitalized.

Scappoose student's art to be featured in 2019 calendar

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Artwork by Scappoose Middle School student to be featured in 2019 Problem Gambling Awareness calendar

Scappoose Middle School gets new hydration station

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Students help fundraiser more than $1,000 to pay for installation of new water bottle fill station

Scappoose explores urban renewal district

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New district could help pay for pricey sewer and water projects, infrastructure if approved

St. Helens choir teacher in quarterfinals for national award

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Eric Stearns nominated for 2019 Music Educator Award sponsored by the Recording Academy and Grammy Museum

A warm welcome at the White House

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Marilynn Lieurance, daughter or World War II veteran killed in Germany, got to honor her father on American soil

Development, garbage hauling fees on the rise

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Amid increased recycling costs, fee study, county approves new rates for garbage haulers and development permits

Future of former proposed hospital site up for debate

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Residents provide feedback on potential zoning, uses for property once slated for hospital in St. Helens

St. Helens to sell part of former paper mill to pot grow op

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City Council approves next steps in selling 9.5 acres for $3 million to cannabis cultivation park business hopefuls

County: 'Doing the best we can' in code enforcement…

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As code enforcement officer remains on leave amid investigation, county staff try to fill in

Three file so far for sheriff

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Candidates include three men who previously applied for appointment to position

Sidney Allen selected as Elks Teen of the Month

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Recent St. Helens High School graduate awarded monthly Elks Teen recognition

Port continues to chew name change options

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Columbia River Steamship Operators' Association asks port to reconsider use of 'Columbia River' in new name

County develops environmental health program

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Three employees needed to fill out new program within Public Health Department

New assistant principal joins St. Helens

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Darcy Soto will join staff at St. Helens High School in the 2018-19 school year

Port courts Canadian biofuels company for Port…

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Company continues to analyze U.S. market options, has not initiated formal talks with port

2018 My Fair Lady court announced

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Pageant started as a way to recognize senior women for outstanding service in the community

Ethics complaints lobbed at port commissioner

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Brady Preheim files complaints with state ethics commission over Paulette Lichatowich's expenses, meeting attendance

Former interim school chief resigns

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Ron Alley resigns from Scappoose School District after returning to previous admin position

Scappoose athletic director leaves district

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Robert Medley to take job at Burns High School; recently resurfaced allegations against him brought to light

When I grow up, I want to be ...

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Students at Grant Watts Elementary School take part in annual career day expo

Body of Scappoose man found in Clatsop County

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Sheriff confirms discovery of Bret Yates, reported missing by wife June 13 while fishing at coast

Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash on Highway…

South County Spotlight - News
Rider is local pastor who suffered fractured skull, multiple broken bones after crash with car

Highway 6 crash claims life of Tillamook man

Forest Grove News-Times - News
His car crossed into the oncoming lane and struck a van carrying four Columbia County residents, police said.

2 arrested after 'combative' man resists officers

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Investigation into domestic dispute in Columbia County ends with 'sedated' suspect, police say.

Scappoose student awarded $1K scholarship

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Josiah Oliver to receive 2018 Don Coin Walrod Memorial Scholarship to pursue forestry studies

Columbia City woman to speak at PCC graduation

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Awen Moon Gatten will speak about overcoming personal challenges to pursue education, personal passion

County development fees likely to increase

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Columbia County not charging enough money to cover most building and planning fees, study shows

Lawmakers visit OMIC

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State and local reps get glimpse of progress at manufacturing research center in Scappoose

SCAPPOOSE CLASS TRAVELS TO ASHLAND FOR SHAKESPEARE…

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Scappoose High School students attend Oregon Shakespeare Festival after community groups help sponsor trip

St. Helens adjusts budget through fund transfers,…

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City Council passes two interfund loans to help cover expenses in 2017-18 year

Man sentenced to prison in domestic violence case

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Aaron T. Posey, in and out of jail since 2015, pleads guilty to assault, other charges in plea deal

Vernonia woman wins $100,000 in lottery

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Ashley Smith, 24, wins $100,000 on Scratch-It ticket bought at family-owned market

42-acre Chapman Grange Road No. 1 wildfire 'fully…

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Fire crews worked overnight to dig containment line around blaze that began Sunday afternoon; cause still under investigation

Immunizations decrease despite 2014 state law

South County Spotlight - News
Columbia County rate of non-medical exemptions sits at 6 percent for the 2017-18 school year

Semi-truck and school bus crash reported in Rainier

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No students hurt in crash; driver of semi-truck taken to hospital for minor injuries

2018 Rose Festival VIP winner chosen

Portland Tribune - News
The lucky winner in the Ultimate Rose Festival Experience Contest is from Aloha

Scappoose, St. Helens schools expect to carry on…

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Inclusion of book about a transgender girl in popular reading competition prompts two Oregon districts to pull out

Ross Munro selected as Elks Teen of the Month

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St. Helens High School senior selected for award based on involvment in school activities, academics

Port says it's losing business over fire safety…

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Agency says two aviation businesses backed out of development due to costs of fire suppression systems

Four killed in car crash on Highway 30 west of…

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A minivan traveling westbound was struck by a pickup truck while attempting a left turn

Closure of Highway 47 at Beaver Creek pushed back…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The delay is being made to accommodate the Vernonia Friendship Jamboree & Logging Show.

SUV crash causes roadside fire

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Driver was able to get out of vehicle; no injuries reported by Columbia River Fire and Rescue

Recycling's big cost driving garbage rates

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County says sorting plastic bags, disposable coffee cups and other garbage from recycling bins adds expenses

Friends of Scappoose Parks offically kicks off

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Citizen group aimed at park improvement projects scheduled to hold second meeting in June

Scappoose PD to start using body cameras

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Newly approved software upgrades will see new in-car dash cameras, body-worn cameras for all officers

St. Helens man pleads guilty to charges over death…

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Jeremy Milutin, 38, expected to be sentenced in Lane County on June 1; Milutin filed plea deal last week

DEQ fines St. Helens rock quarry

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Eagle Star Rock Products in St. Helens fined $4,200 for stormwater violations last fall

Man arrested after assaulting woman at Scappoose…

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Troyman Duhaime, 35, arrested after girlfriend reported he approached her car and assaulted her

Scappoose schools hire interim superintendent

South County Spotlight - News
Board votes 5 to 2 to hire former employee with whom district settled discrimination lawsuit in 2012

Naked man rescued from Columbia River

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Cowlitz County Sheriff's deputies saved a man who was very cold on Monday, May 28.

Donation provides books for all

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St. Helens Kiwanis donates books to St. Helens School District kindergarten students

Otto Petersen school hires new principal

South County Spotlight - News
Jennifer Stackhouse, previous instructor with Gresham-Barlow School District, to start in July

SHEDCO launches mobile app

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App users rack up points by visting locations, searching for sites, and competing for prizes

She's 'Young at Heart at 102'

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Lillian Mickelson celebrates her 102nd birthday with neighbor, family and friends

New director tapped for CC Rider

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Todd Wood, former manager at TriMet, brings years of bus and rail management experience

Scappoose park gets new name, again

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Tomee park renamed Chief Concomly Park after Native American woman's name lacked historical accuracy

SECOND-GRADER DONATES FUNDS TO PAY FOR SCHOOL…

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Lillia Erhardt, a Grant Watts Elementary student, establishes fund to help classmates in need buy lunches

Fairy fest is pure magic for some, fizzle for others

South County Spotlight - News
Inaugural St. Helens event gets mixed reviews from businesses and attendees

Medical jet biz scraps Scappoose relocation

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Port of St. Helens buys back property it sold to Premier Jets, Inc. of Hillsboro

Brush fire threatens homes in Yankton

South County Spotlight - News
Multiple fire crews on scene of blaze that started in slash pile near Pittsburg Road and Gensman Road outside St. Helens

Legislature approves business tax break expansion

South County Spotlight - News
Gov. Kate Brown called a one-day special session Monday to expand a business tax break to sole proprietors.

Chief deputy to be appointed to serve as acting…

South County Spotlight - News
Steve Salle expected to be appointed by Sheriff Dickerson, after county opts not to appoint from pool of 4 applicants

County fair to introduce electronic ticketing

South County Spotlight - News
Online ticket purchases, new rides on deck for 2018 Columbia County Fair & Rodeo

Aliens abduct McMinnville for UFO fest

Portland Tribune - News
Thousands attend McMenamins' event with expert speakers, parade and street fair on Saturday, May 19.

Award-winning ensemble at St. Helens High School

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St. Helens High School wind ensemble takes second at OSAA state competition last week

Holm is right at home as newest addition to…

South County Spotlight - News
Hailey Holm, who grew up in Warren, went from administrative job in department to officer

RSVP volunteer of the month recognized

South County Spotlight - News
Judy Thompson awarded for work with community-based outreach groups, Scappoose Senior Center, RSVP

Feeling hot, hot, hot ... in spring

South County Spotlight - News
Residents cool off as temps peak unseasonably high in Columbia County this week

Columbia County paid $210K in settlement cash to…

South County Spotlight - News
After seizing 170 cows in 2012 for alleged neglect, cattle were lost, starved while in county and OHS care

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