St. Helens man named person of interest in hit-and-run

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Head-on collision near Damascus sends woman to hospital with critical injuries

Manufacturing success

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Oregon Aero gives students inside glimpse at company's operations during Manufacturing Day

CASTING A SPELL ON ST. HELENS

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Appearances from 'Halloweentown' cast draw thousands to St. Helens for weekend of events

Man arrested for rape in Scappoose

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Police investigation and search of trailer led to arrest of 37-year-old Bruce McGuire

PUD will sue state energy department again over annual fee

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State agency appeals prior court ruling as PUD, others, gear up for new lawsuit

Bonamici visits St. Helens to observe new student…

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St. Helens school staff showcase new approach for student assessment during school visit

St. Helens teen faces charges on DUII case

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Kody Allen accused of driving while inhaling nitrous oxide days prior to fatal crash, grand jury probe reveals

St. Helens public forum violates fire code

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City staff, fire marshal to review room occupancy limits after complaint filed

Columbia 911 district sifts through executive director…

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18 applications received from across the country; board of directors to review this month

St. Helens students discover the power of words

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Community groups donate dictionaries to hundreds of St. Helens third-graders

County approves land use statement for Rainier RV Park

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After appeal, commissioners urge septic system upgrades at Deer Pointe Meadows

St. Helens band is hitting the high notes

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St. Helens marching band and color guard take home first-place title at Sunset Classic Competition

Bob Dudley of Scappoose celebrates 100th birthday

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Long-time Columbia County resident Bob Dudley joins the ranks of centenarians

State data show trends in student performance

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Data for Scappoose and St. Helens School Distirct's avaliable; trends in graduation and drop out rates emerge

From teaching to volunteering, St. Helens woman gives back

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Patty Rismoen named volunteer of the month for October by Columbia County RSVP

Governor announces 2 manufacturing partners for OMIC

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Gov. Kate Brown, while on a trade mission to Japan, says OSG Tools in Tokyo and Mitsubishi Material and Tools sign on to OMIC, one exploring site…

SIA students dash for donations during school fundraiser

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Sauvie Island Academy students run laps for cash pledges during fourth annual jog-a-thon

County to get $29K from bus agencies after driver theft…

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Commissioners approve agreement with First Transit, one of two bus agencies involved

Igniting the Spirit of Halloweentown

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Month-long Halloween celebration off to to a tasty, tune-laden start; 'Halloweentown' celebs in town this weekend

St. Helens home destroyed in blaze Saturday morning

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Heat and flames caused minor damage to neighboring homes while crews battled the fire

Suspect caught after chase, crash near Clatskanie

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K9 Lars helps track man who led deputy on pursuit, then crashed and fled on foot

Stolen vehicle crashed outside of Rainier

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Emergency crews recover vehicle Monday night, no one discovered in or near car

Scappoose stares down $20.5 million in sewer upgrades

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City will need to replace aging equipment, increase capacity over next 20 years

Budget of St. Helens school buildings altered by design…

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Superintendent says some inflation costs were anticipated, justified by their added value

New decor in St. Helens proves all that glitters is gourd

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Behemoth pumpkin adorns the Columbia Courthouse Plaza for Spirit of Halloweentown festivities

Volunteer crews dig for wapato plants on Sauvie Island

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Native American nonprofit group helps with Sturgeon Lake restoration by collecting native species

Former Columbia County man arrested on murder charges

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Todd Marchant, accused of killing his St. Helens neighbor in 2009, arrested last month for alleged killing of man following argument

Second bark dust fire in a month reported at Beaver Bark

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Scappoose Fire District responded Sunday to spontaneous combustion fire at facility

Oregon's treasurer visits Port of St. Helens

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Tobias Read briefed on county's industrial growth during mid-week visit to county

St. Helens marching band and color guard earn high marks at…

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St. Helens marching band and color guard take second place in division, earn award for visual performance

New fountain gets finishing touches

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Public dedication ceremony planned Saturday evening, Oct. 7 in Heritage Park

Homecoming events scheduled for Scappoose High School

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Want to support your alma mater and root for the Indians? Scappoose High homecoming week is Oct. 9 to 12.

Clatskanie man pleads guilty to indecency, encouraging…

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Jerrus Storm Lumijarvi of Clatskanie pleads guilty to indecency, second-degree encouraging child sex abuse

Chat with county commissioners

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Want to have a discussion with county commissioners outside the Columbia County Courthouse? Here's your chance.

St. Helens City Council says no to sugar-sweetened beverage…

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After public forum and deliberations, City Council votes against proposed tax

Thank you notes for 'Halloweentown' actress being collected

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SHEDCO is collecting notes for actress Kimberly Brown, who is participating in this year's Spirit of Halloweentown festivities.

SLIDESHOW: Gorge flight shows fire complexity

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Damage from the Eagle Creek Fire, while visible in spots, also spared much of the Columbia River Gorge.

Head-on crash halts traffic on Highway 30

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Investigators suspect speed, fatigue, may have contributed to crash that pinned one person and snarled traffic for hours

Get your kids vaccinated for flu season early

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Flu season is nearly here. Parents are encouraged to have children exercise flu prevention measures, get a flu shot

Halloween kids crafts offered at Scappoose library

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Scappoose library offers kids of all ages opportunity to make friendly yarn creatures for Halloween

Hood to Coast runner arraigned on theft, reckless…

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David Blackmon charged after running over sleeping woman with stolen truck as she slept

IN THE FIELD

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Seventh- and eighth-graders study Sturgeon Lake and Dairy Creek during restoration project

St. Helens school building construction delayed,…

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Projected costs for new middle school and alternative high school building have also increased

St. Helens band, guard debut 2017 fall show

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St. Helens High School marching band and color guard gets ready to compete in Salem

St. Helens arts commission dedicates Salmon Tree…

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Among attendees were city staff, arts commission members, Portland designers and community supporters

Port seeks clarity on potential ethics conflict

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Commissioner works at insurance company that has had contract with Port for decades

CRPUD adopts new office hours

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Utility district offices will switch to four-day week with earlier business hours

Man charged with forgery, 33 counts of theft, after…

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Terry Liddell, 74, booked in Columbia County Jail after stealing Abreva and printing fake receipts for fraudulent returns at Bi-Mart stores

Howl-O-Ween 5K offers dog-friendly race with prizes

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Sunday's event will raise money for improvements to off-leash dog park in Scappoose

St. Helens man arrested for high speed chase

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Driver led deputy through St. Helens before being held at gunpoint and arrested for DUII, reckless driving

Penner cooks up community service

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Henry Penner named September volunteer of the month for consistent help at local food bank

Hayfield fire covers 4.8 acres on Bishop Creek Road

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Columbia River Fire and Rescue and Oregon Department of Forestry respond to blaze Tuesday

Baylee Crawford named NPRA rodeo queen

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Win in Prineville marks highest rodeo title for 19-year-old St. Helens resident

Columbia 911 system upgrades roll out in February

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New system links four regional emergency partners on one system; upgrades 17-year-old technology

Power outage? You don't have to be left in the dark

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Back-up generators can provide power during outages, but it's important to size accordingly

Create a 'fire safe' home with landscaping, yard…

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Using the proper foliage, keeping up yard work can help prevent fires from damaging your home

Save lives during emergencies, year-round

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Regular blood donation provides adequate supply during times of crisis or heavy need

SLIDESHOW: Tour reveals Eagle Creek fire damage

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An ODOT press tour of Columbia River Gorge sites hit by the Eagle Creek Fire reveals a mosaic of damage, yet plenty of green remains.

Community effort, Michael Curry donationbring…

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Renowned puppeteer and artist, Michael Curry, working with Columbia County Rotary and community partners, discusses the vision behind the Rotary…

Ratepayers say co-op steers customers away from…

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Monthly fees, lack of incentives drive some away from investing in clean energy

Private fireworks display on Sauvie Island raises…

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Permitted fireworks raise questions among neighbors, and county officials after show

'Bite of Columbia County' to benefit food programs

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Inaugural event benefits Columbia Pacific Food Bank and St. Helens Backpack Program

St. Helens library fees could change in 2018

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Library staff propose reduction in overdue fees, increasing access to resources

Transportation study to begin in St. Helens

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City Council approves scope of work documents and intergovernmental agreement to begin work with ODOT

Cemetery clean-up day will benefit St. Wenceslaus

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Historic cemetery at catholic church in Scappoose included in SOLVE's statewide clean-up efforts

St. Helens featured in short films by Portland…

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PSU students work with director, filmmaker to create short videos promoting St. Helens

Equestrian group honored for improvements to Camp…

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Oregon Equestrian Trails installs horse camps, other amenities at county's Camp Wilkerson park

Chemical manufacturer eyes Columbia City for…

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County is one of two sites under consideration by company that produces hydrogen peroxide for tech industry

Congresswoman visits Columbia County to host town…

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Crowd of nearly 100 shows up to speak with Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici Thursday night

PCC scholarships will send 8 Columbia County…

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County teams up with Portland Community College, Oregon Aero to offer local scholarships

12-year-old Scappoose girl killed in Portland crash

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Alcohol, excessive speed deemed causes of fatal crash that killed 2, injured 4 in NE Portland

Teen pinned under vehicle after bike vs. car…

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14-year-old boy struck; transfered to hospital with non-life threatening injuries

Teen arrested on child sex abuse charges

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Investigators say Clatskanie resident sexually assaulted young boy who lived nearby

PCC will pitch voters new bond

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College says better programs, building reconstruction needed to best serve students

St. Helens teacher to lead community band classes…

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Fall symphonic band course being taught at Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus

HAND OVER THE BALL

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School board officials take part in friendly wager after Seven-Mile War rivalry game

St. Helens School District settles with former…

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High school teacher fired in 2014 alleged wrongful termination after safety concerns ignored

QUIET ON THE SET!

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Scappoose drama students gear up for active school year; club member plan events

Scappoose schools approve superintendent search…

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Board of directors also declares position vacant effective July 1, 2018 to start recruiting process

Court rules in favor of PUD

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Oregon Department of Energy must refund 2016 energy supplier assessments after judge says fees were illegal taxes

Scappoose, St. Helens students perform above state…

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Students show profieiency on state exams, data released Thursday by ODE show

STEM LAB OPENS NEW OPPORTUNITIES

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State funding program, $2K grant aid STEM efforts at Scappoose Middle School

Columbia County crews return from Eagle Creek Fire

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Firefighters faced 'extreme heat, smoke, uncertainty and constant stress,' while working fire

St. Helens man continues to volunteer in wake of…

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Eric Heassler delivered donated goods from Columbia County; continues to help in Texas with cleanup efforts

Vera Lee Farmer

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January 7, 1931-September 5, 2017 - Vera Lee Farmer of Scappoose passed away September 5, 2017. She was 86.

Bark dust fire caused by spontaneous combustion

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Firefighters say blaze at Beaver Bark timber products site in Scappoose was natural, not human caused

County delays deliberations on Port Westward…

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After public comments pour in, county staff recommends tightening conditions for approval

Design plans for new St. Helens school buildings…

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St. Helens Planning Commission unanimously approves plans, along with a series of conditions Tuesday

Fire crews transport one man to hospital after…

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LifeFlight dispatched to scene; Columbia River Fire and Rescue crews assisting;

Man hospitalized after log truck crash on…

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Vernonia man taken by Life Flight to area hospital after truck carrying 40 logs overturns

Rainier family displaced by home fire

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Home considered a total loss. One person treated on site for smoke inhalation, family being assisted by Red Cross

Scappoose Rotary Fountain enters the home stretch

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Despite delays, fountain designed by world-renowned Michael Curry promises to be worth the wait

Over breakfast, veterans stay informed, involved

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Stories, legislative updates, donations, aid to fellow veterans and community all served monthly with coffee and toast

Scappoose considers increased building heights,…

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Housing needs analysis proposes 60-foot building height in some areas; city currently caps height at 50 feet

SCHOOL'S IN SESSION

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Students across Columbia County head back to class this week for the 2017-18 school year

Proposed soda tax could exempt small businesses in…

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Public forum planned in October to gain public feedback on sugar-sweetened beverage tax

St. Helens teen chosen for national honor choir

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Hayden Weitzel, junior, to sing with 250 other students in honor choir in November

You're invited: Scappoose man to celebrate 100th…

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Gerry Boldenow, a World War II veteran, to celebrate with friends and community

SLIDESHOW: Eagle Creek Fire mop up operations…

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ODOT officials estimate Interstate 84 will remain closed at least through the weekend of Sept. 9-10, as crews clean up downed trees, fallen boulders…

Scappoose teen struck by driver near middle school

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15-year-old struck by vehicle while in crosswalk on EM Watts Road Thursday afternoon

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