South County Spotlight

Sports

Hunter Holmason launches three-run walk-off home run for North, wins Class 4A All-Star Series MVP

June 20, 2017 South County Spotlight - Sports Jake McNeal
Scappoose all-state graduate seals 7-4 victory as South takes two of three at Legion Field in Roseburg

Colton Albertson and South will face Boogie Davis and North in 70th Les Schwab Bowl

June 19, 2017 South County Spotlight - Sports Jake McNeal
St. Helens senior guard/tackle and former Scappoose defensive end likely to collide on Saturday at Hillsboro Stadium

Friends to Follow

Social media posts from your local merchants

Opinion

Scappoose School Board mishandled Jupe evaulation, digging a deeper hole

June 16, 2017 South County Spotlight - Opinion Darryl Swan
Elected Scappoose school officials make misteps in management of district superintendent, fault the Spotlight for reporting

Letters to the editor

June 16, 2017 South County Spotlight - Opinion Readers
A call for community help for Brenda Havlik; supports the Bakers following PUD fiascos; a first-hand opinion regarding the city of St. Helens
  • Building community, one smile at a time

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    We remain in control of our own destinies, and you can make a change for the better by a simple act of kindness.
  • It's a bad time to push the National Popular Vote agenda

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    We should avoid making lasting changes to our historical election processes and to rush a circumvention of our national Constitution.
  • With lawsuit settlement, turbulent PUD likely to now appear ... settled

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    Despite $1.3 million settlement with former employees, the numerous issues dominating PUD discourse for the past three years remain…
  • Letters

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    Thank you for Memorial Day support, questions about Portland mayor's attempt to limit free speech for the right.
  • Letters

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    Angst agaisnt those who pushed prosecution of the Bakers, making it a successful spring wine tasting at the Watts House
  • A Gen Z perspective: Technology zaps positivity, but there is a way out

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    Jacob Munoz, a junior at Scappoose High School, talks about the positivity gap he sees in his generation, and offers one easy fix
  • Letters to the editor

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    As Memorial Day approaches, veterans reps from Scappoose and St. Helens offer commentary on ways to honor veterans and their service.
  • Bold actions needed to address state's $1.6 billion deficit

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    Rep. Brad Witt, D-Clatkskanie, offers a synopsis of some legislative actions being pursued to address the state's looming budget deficit.
  • The importance of 'adequate' administration

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    Scappoose School District Superintendent Stephen Jupe offers information about school administrators factor into the student-learning…
  • Letters

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    Warnings from the state AG's Office, new leadership at the Scappoose VFW, Byte Sized has big FIRSTs, a score of political ramblings, and…
  • Letters

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    Spotlight readers sound off about the upcoming election, the Port of St. Helens rezone effort, and much more in this week's letters…
  • For transgender athletes, situation and feelings come into play

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    Chase Bakkensen, a junior at Scappoose High School, seeks answers to his questions about transgender athlete competition.
  • Restrictions on ADUs loosen in wake of housing crisis

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    Rep. Brad Witt, a Clatskanie Democrat, discusses legislative actions regarding the housing crisis, as well as efforts to protect vehicle…
  • Letters

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    Seventeen letters that pretty much cover Columbia County's sweeping political landscape as the May 16 election closes in. Ballots were…
  • PUD leaves the door wide open for speculation

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    Nancy Ward ran was was elected to the Columbia River PUD board of directors in the November 2016 election. She received 62 percent of votes…
  • How to foster relationships with confident Christians

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    Ciara Dreeszen is a junior at Scappoose High School, where she focuses on journalism and creative writing. She plans to attend Oregon State…
  • Letters

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    More than 84 inches of commentary originating from the Columbia County community. Political hopefuls have their fans and detractors out in…
  • Letters to the editor

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    Candidate endorsements for school boards, Port of St. Helens; Readers speak out against Port efforts to re-zone farm land; Reflecting on the…
  • Port launches yet another bad PR campaign

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    The Port of St. Helens Commission advanced an application to rezone high quality farmland into industrial property, but is not sharing…
  • Letters

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    Missile program would be a waste, getting fleeced with Columbia County tax assessments, enough already with tax-happy Oregon, on candidate…
  • Grants help cities be strategic about economic development opportunities

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    Rep. Brad Witt, D-Clatskanie, and Sen. Betsy Johnson, D-Scappoose, hosting town hall meetings Saturday, April 1, in St. Helens and Vernonia.
  • Building height restriction needed to preserve waterfront

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    Jeannine 'JJ' Duehren is a long-time small business owner, including owner of rental properties in St. Helens. She is spearheading an…
  • Letters to the editor

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    Missile defense is a national priority, stumping for a return of Chris Iverson to the Port of St. Helens Commission.
  • Legislative report: Pole truck permits, Bill of Rights for siblings of foster children

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    Rep. Brad Witt, D-Clatskanie, discusses pole truck permits, Bill of Rights for siblings of foster children, and private grave site access

Sustainable Life

Business coalition forms to push for carbon pricing in Oregon

June 22, 2017 Steve Law
New group says it's not sure yet whether to pursue a carbon tax or a market-based cap and trade system

Columbia Slough clean-up slated

June 21, 2017 Steve Law
Volunteers sought to paddle around the Northeast Portland wetlands to help beautify the area; no canoe needed

Features

Smart homes: Embracing the age of hi-tech living

May 19, 2017 South County Spotlight - Features Darryl Swan
Smart home technology is an increasingly popular --- and affordable --- option for everyday homeowners.

The realm of uncertainty

February 17, 2017 South County Spotlight - Features Courtney Vaughn
Family of 10-year-old with Duchenne muscular dystrophy is at the mercy of time, drug companies

Contract Publishing

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