Dyno-Nobel to pay $250K in felony plea deal for ammonia…

South County Spotlight - News
St. Helens chemical manufacturer pleads guilty for failing to notify federal authorities about ammonia release in 2015

County looks to hire new CC Rider director

South County Spotlight - News
Former director's sudden resignation prompted county to hire back retired manager

Oregon Health Plan members find few dental care choices

South County Spotlight - News
New mobile dental clinic stops in St. Helens to offer services beyond Portland

Kaley Robinson selected as Elks Teen

South County Spotlight - News
St. Helens High School senior selected for recognition as Elks Teen of the Month for January

Columbia County faces negligence lawsuit

South County Spotlight - News
Jury trial begins in case of Marilyn Skipworth, who fell and injured herself during visit to courthouse in 2014

Scappoose School District outspends legal budget

South County Spotlight - News
Board votes to request financial assistance from legal trust offered by Oregon School Boards Association

County gives final approval to rezone, Port Westward…

South County Spotlight - News
Vote to put Port Westward expansion approval in writing leaves door open for legal appeal

North Plains-area company fined for pollution of creek

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The Department of Environmental Quality says Northside Rock Products LLC threatened fish habitat.

Four displaced by St. Helens house fire

South County Spotlight - News
Columbia River Fire and Rescue crews respond to structure fire on North 6th Street in St. Helens

St. Helens School District to review principal applications

South County Spotlight - News
Application window closed last week; staff and school board to review 29 candidates

Jeff Merkley to host town hall meetings

South County Spotlight - News
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley will host meeting in St. Helens on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m.

St. Helens selects Employee of the Year

South County Spotlight - News
Dan Dieter, part-time library employee, selected for annual award from pool of 12 nominated for the recognition

Officer King recognized for service

South County Spotlight - News
SHPD Officer Dustin King receives award for assistance with Longview Police Department investigation

St. Helens winter guard warming up for home invite

South County Spotlight - News
High School team to host Columbia River Winter Arts Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 24

Crafty cardmaker

South County Spotlight - News
Children make handcrafted Valentine's Day cards at Columbia City Community Library

Leaders visit U.K. to see what's in store for OMIC

South County Spotlight - News
Economic team says trips to OMIC prototype in England are important for relationship building

Ruling on Butts' ability to stand trial could take weeks

South County Spotlight - News
Judge will issue new ruling on whether Daniel Butts, suspect in Rainier police chief murder case, is mentally fit to go to trial

3 arrested in Clatskanie for attempted murder

South County Spotlight - News
Security camera footage leads to arrest of suspects who shot into vehicle parked in front of man's home

Scappoose industry, housing, focus of town meeting

South County Spotlight - News
Residents get glimpse of new developments, planning goals during annual town hall meeting held Feb. 10

Investigators: Kitzhaber violated ethics law 11 times

Portland Tribune - News
An investigation report released Wednesday will be used as the basis for an ethics violation case against former Gov. John Kitzhaber.

Know an Amazing Kid? Submit your nominations

South County Spotlight - News
Fifth annual contest recognizes youth making a difference in their community.

'Equifax bill' requires faster data breaches notices

Portland Tribune - News
A bill in the Legislature comes at a time when Equifax is under fire for failing to fully reveal the extent of a data breach last year.

DIY Network host, trades advocates, ambassadors visit St.…

South County Spotlight - News
Kayleen McCabe of 'Rescue Renovation' and SkillsUSA director, Tim Lawrence, tour St. Helens High School

Dreamers plead to remain: 'not going back into the shadows'

Portland Tribune - News
Undocumented students explain how DACA benefits them at PCC forum, and argue for its reinstatement.

New attack ad slams Brown on day care issues

Portland Tribune - News
The ad, scheduled for debut Sunday, attacks Gov. Kate Brown for her response to failures at the state's day care system.

Oregon 'uplists' marbled murrelet to endangered

Portland Tribune - News
The change to endangered status will likely result in stricter logging limits on state forestland.

New city councilor chosen for Scappoose City Council

South County Spotlight - News
Joshua Poling appointed Monday to finish out term of former councilor Rich Riffle

CC Rider donation keeps bread store thriving

South County Spotlight - News
Transit agency donates van to Scappoose Senior Center for pick up and transport of bread

St. Helens Municipal Court improves financially

South County Spotlight - News
St. Helens finance director indicates the court is generating more revenue than years prior

Spreading the love

South County Spotlight - News
Students from Sauvie Island School make Valentine's Day cards with residents at Brookdale Rose Valley Scappoose

St. Helens homeowner injured in kitchen fire

South County Spotlight - News
Firefighters respond to house fire Tuesday night; one person transported and treated for smoke inhalation, burns

Sheriff's Office sergeant resigns amid investigation

South County Spotlight - News
Employee on paid administrative leave quits abruptly during internal investigation

St. Helens Winter Guard takes fourth

South County Spotlight - News
Students face off against 13 other teams at Tigard High School in first competition of the season

St. Helens Police Department bring in new officer

South County Spotlight - News
Brian Cutright Jr. takes oath during City Council meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 7

St. Helens, Scappoose libraries consider sharing

South County Spotlight - News
St. Helens Public Library director gets go-ahead to pursue catalog sharing, funding resources to pay for upgrade

Otto Petersen student brings BB gun to campus

South County Spotlight - News
District staff summon police, consider discipline measures for violation of school policy, including possibility of expulsion

Jury rules in favor of county on dog lawsuit

South County Spotlight - News
Woman who had plans to adopt pit bull claimed county defrauded her by killing dog

Scappoose student wins 'Outstanding Teen' pageant

South County Spotlight - News
Taryn Miller, 15, named Miss North Coast Outstanding Teen in annual scholarship pageant

TV host to visit St. Helens High career, tech program

South County Spotlight - News
Kayleen McCabe, host of DIY Network's 'Rescue Renovation,' to check out school

$300K donation to pay interns working at OMIC

South County Spotlight - News
DeArmond Public Foundation grant will fund fellowship program for Oregon Tech and high school students

Construction of Sauvie Island School classrooms to…

South County Spotlight - News
New classrooms will be used by middle-schoolers; old portables to be used for small group learning

Residents find body in tree near Nob Hill Nature…

South County Spotlight - News
Police say man hanged himself in public park, was discovered by residents out on a walk

Before MeToo movement, there was Bob Packwood

Portland Tribune - News
Women made history when they accused U.S. Sen. Bob Packwood, R-Oregon, of sexual harassment.

Kruse resigns over misconduct allegations

Portland Tribune - News
Roseburg Republican Sen. Jeff Kruse continued to deny the allegations of inappropriate touching while tendering his resignation Thursday, Feb. 8. The…

In brief: St. Helens arts commission accepting…

South County Spotlight - News
Project-oriented commission holds meetings at 5 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month

Butts undergoes mental fitness hearings

South County Spotlight - News
Judge hears testimony from psychologists, experts about health of murder suspect

In brief: Apprenticeship forum starts Friday

South County Spotlight - News
Apprenticeship forum scheduled for Friday, Feb. 9, at St. Helens High School from 10 a.m. to noon.

In brief: St. Helens School District releases…

South County Spotlight - News
Students who walk to school will be able to access the buildings by using a student access path outside of a construction fence on site

Pressure mounts as Kruse stays away from Legislature

Portland Tribune - News
'Building into this idea that this is somehow political games or a political process demeans the victims who waited to be able to speak up until…

State auditors see potential trouble in marijuana…

Portland Tribune - News
Among other issues auditors found, data in the cannabis tracking system was self-reported by cannabis businesses, raising auditors' concerns about…

Bamboo heaven nestled in North Plains hills

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Picturesque Bamboo Garden nursery occupies former timberland and specializes in all things bamboo.

Poll shows Brown has early lead over Buehler

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon governor leads Republican challenger with nearly 25 percent of voters undecided.

Two arrested for drugs, paraphernalia following…

South County Spotlight - News
CCSO takes Juanita Marie Vickers of Scappoose and Matthew Cooper of Portland into custody Monday night

Three arrested in Rainier after deputies conduct…

South County Spotlight - News
Columbia County Sheriff's Office deputies respond to disturbance call, arrest three on various charges

'Gatsby' gala brings in almost $500k for Tuality…

Hillsboro Tribune - News
This year's annual dance raised money for a mobile mammography van to serve the wider region.

Two file to challenge Heimuller

South County Spotlight - News
Incumbent and two challengers announce candidacy for Position 2 in May's primary election

In brief: Moms at Scappoose Public Library

South County Spotlight - News
The library invites mothers to take part in eight weeks of mindfulness and guided meditation

Wyden hosts Columbia County town hall, drawing a…

South County Spotlight - News
Hundreds of high school students, along with community members, attend and ask questions

Columbia County inmate dog attack prompts lawsuit…

South County Spotlight - News
County put on notice with tort claim asserting excessive force, civil rights violations

Medicine Wheel turns to county for help with…

South County Spotlight - News
Treatment center staff say without fair contract rates, they can't serve Oregon Health Plan members

Sheriff's Office adds new captain position

South County Spotlight - News
With elimination of undersheriff, CCSO will now rely on separate staff to oversee jail, enforcement divisions

Rainier man sentenced in death of 30-year-old…

South County Spotlight - News
Randolph Pritchard, 51, will serve nearly 4.5 years for manslaughter for 2015 death of St. Helens man

Quilts to be displayed next week

South County Spotlight - News
38th annual quilt show at Bethany Lutheran; quilts for display can be submitted next week

Scappoose Middle students fundraise for water…

South County Spotlight - News
Trio of eighth-graders aim to purchase water bottle fill station for building

Fire agencies lend chimney cleaning supplies to…

South County Spotlight - News
Columbia River Fire and Rescue joins Scappoose Fire District in free effort to curb chimney fire occurrences

St. Helens adds Spirit of Halloweentown-themed shop

South County Spotlight - News
Museum, gift shop to sell themed memorabilia for visitors throughout the year

Scappoose High School students learn to bake by…

South County Spotlight - News
Scappoose High School students learn about baking, math and economics during three-week elective course

Scappoose student artists win state awards

South County Spotlight - News
High and middle school students earn recognition among thousands of artistic submissions

Sportsmen's Show returns to Portland Expo Center…

Lake Oswego Review - News
Outdoor enthusiasts rejoice! The second largest sportsmen's show of its kind in the country returns to Portland next week opening Wednesday.

Kelley named RSVP volunteer of the month

South County Spotlight - News
Retired Senior Volunteer Program recognizes Rachel Kelley of Rainier for help at senior center

Spay/neuter special for feral, stray cats in…

Clackamas Review - News
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon celebrates Spay/Neuter Awareness Month as the perfect time to prevent litters of kittens in the spring

Man who robbed Scappoose bank believed to be…

South County Spotlight - News
Nearby middle school kept on lock down as police follow up on leads with serial bank robber suspect at large

Medicine Wheel Recovery says CCMH won't pay fair…

South County Spotlight - News
As contract negotiations between addiction treatment providers stall, some say residents will suffer

Columbia County says 'no more' to pot grows in…

South County Spotlight - News
Commissioners vote unanimously to remove RR-5 zones from marijuana land use rules

'Thank you' gifts presented to school board

South County Spotlight - News
Students present gifts to St. Helens school board members in honor of School Board Recognition Month

Congresswoman gets insight on opioid epidemic…

South County Spotlight - News
Columbia County mental health official says patients far exceed treatment center capacity

St. Helens councilor's Mexico trip questioned

South County Spotlight - News
Councilor Keith Locke took six-day trip to Mexico with a marijuana grow owner leasing property from St. Helens

Bonamici visits Scappoose Middle's STEM lab

South County Spotlight - News
U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici chats with design and modeling students at Scappoose Middle School

Trenton Minich selected as Elks Teen of the Month

South County Spotlight - News
St. Helens High School senior selected for award from St. Helens Elks Lodge for December

St. Helens school board to vote on construction…

South County Spotlight - News
St. Helens School District school board gets update on construction projects

Firefighters respond to abandoned motor home blaze

South County Spotlight - News
Columbia River Fire and Rescue crews put out fire in 20 minutes; fire deemed suspicious

Grad rates improve in county, Oregon

South County Spotlight - News
Only one school district in Columbia County remains below state average as reported for 2016-17 data

Senior center cuts lunch program

South County Spotlight - News
Scappoose Senior Center says weekday lunch program will go away, with St. Helens to take over Meals on Wheels

Tigard officer struck by car on Hwy 26 continues to…

The Times - News
Awake and cognitive, Mist resident Matt Barbee was recently moved into a rehabilitation facility.

Voters say 'yes' to Measure 101

Portland Tribune - News
Voters overwhelmingly approve keeping certain taxes on health insurance premiums and hospitals.

Scappoose man arrested for pulling gun on woman…

South County Spotlight - News
Clatskanie woman claims man she met through online dating service fired a gun and hit her in the face

St. Helens woman pleads guilty to criminally…

South County Spotlight - News
Stephanie Toney, 21, sentenced to 48 months in prison for her role in 2016 death of Portland's Apache Rose Hightower

Kelso man arrested on charges of sex abuse, rape of…

South County Spotlight - News
Columbia County Sheriff's Office deputies arrest Erick Wenceslao Itza Briceno after joint investigation with Scappoose Police Department

South Korean business developers tour the county

South County Spotlight - News
Through Port of St. Helens, Koreans visit spots for potential hotel, grain storage project

Volunteers spend day of service making cards for…

South County Spotlight - News
Seniors gather on MLK Day of Service to craft valentines for retired service members

Students volunteer for day of service

South County Spotlight - News
St. Helens Middle School and High School students volunteer in the community on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

St. Helens chimes in on street improvements

South County Spotlight - News
City hosts meeting to get feedback on improvements to streetscapes, intersections leading to waterfront

St. Helens explores rebranding of former Boise site

South County Spotlight - News
Strategic plan discussed to aid development of industrial park owned by city

Scappoose theater brings history to life

South County Spotlight - News
Scappoose High School drama students to debut play adaptation of 'The Diary of Anne Frank'

Scappoose School District facing ADA discrimination…

South County Spotlight - News
Parent of an Otto Petersen Elementary student files suit alleging improper maintenance of elevator

Legacy Health urgent care to remain in St. Helens

South County Spotlight - News
Two-year plan to relocate urgent care to Scappoose scrapped, Legacy officials state

Man arrested for attempted murder of his son,…

South County Spotlight - News
Jeremiah Crothers, 34, suspected of trying to strangle his 7-month-old son and forcing woman's hand into hot frying oil

ODOT outlines traffic solutions near L&C Bridge

South County Spotlight - News
Possible solutions include new signalization, alert systems, lane widening and traffic reconfiguration

Putting charities in driver's seat

Lake Oswego Review - News
Preview party offers a sneak peek at the Auto Show, a unique chance to give back to community groups and a chance to win a new Audi Q3 Quattro…

Before revamp, reserve deputies were rarely vetted

South County Spotlight - News
Lax laws and one man's determination led to convicted felon becoming highly decorated public safety officer

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