Link to Owner Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.

Neighborhood watch taking shape in Columbia City

Neighborhood watch taking shape in Columbia City

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Residents are looking for ways to reduce property crimes and build community.
Governor: Health workers must get vaccinated or face testing

Governor: Health workers must get vaccinated or face testing

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Brown takes steps as four big employers say they will act on their own despite a state ban.
Survey: COVID vaccines 'politically polarized'

Survey: COVID vaccines 'politically polarized'

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Conservatives more likely to reject virus vaccines as delta variant leaves state reeling.
Scappoose Police Log: July 26-30, 2021

Scappoose Police Log: July 26-30, 2021

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This week's calls include: stolen car parts, a lost and found person, and a sloppy shoplifter.
Construction of second OMIC building to start next month

Construction of second OMIC building to start next month

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Second OMIC Research & Development building will focus research on 3D printing.
Brown: Wear masks in state buildings to combat rise of…

Brown: Wear masks in state buildings to combat rise of…

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State health officials brace for hundreds more cases each day as COVID-19 infections surge
Brown: Students, teachers, state employees, office visitors…

Brown: Students, teachers, state employees, office visitors…

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UPDATE: The Oregon governor announces new mask requirements over two days to slow the spread of COVID-19 .
St. Helens Municipal Court climbing out of COVID-19…

St. Helens Municipal Court climbing out of COVID-19…

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The court in St. Helens is moving toward normalcy, but the Delta variant remains on the radar.
Oregon once again tops 1,000-per-day COVID cases.

Oregon once again tops 1,000-per-day COVID cases.

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Some rural counties now surge ahead of metro area, where vaccination rates are higher.
COVID-exhausted Oregon swamped by virus surge

COVID-exhausted Oregon swamped by virus surge

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State health officials push to vaccinate more people each day as delta variant cases increase.
Peace Candle easement finalized

Peace Candle easement finalized

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Easement to allow access to Peace Candle of the World in Scappoose is finalized.
PCC manufacturing credit courses start in fall

PCC manufacturing credit courses start in fall

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Credit courses in machine manufacturing and welding technology start in September
Movies in the park return to Scappoose

Movies in the park return to Scappoose

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Free movies will be shown at Heritage Park on Fridays in August and September.
Local vaccination rate still far below state average

Local vaccination rate still far below state average

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Columbia County's vaccination rate is more than 8 points below statewide rate
Oregon Health Authority: Everyone should wear masks indoors

Oregon Health Authority: Everyone should wear masks indoors

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State health officials change recommendations after meeting with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown.
Gov. Brown: Oregon leads push for carbon-free power

Gov. Brown: Oregon leads push for carbon-free power

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Ceremony on Portland's 'Electric Island' recognizes package of bills that also aid low-income households.
Tumblewheel to provide art activities at Scappoose…

Tumblewheel to provide art activities at Scappoose…

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The Aug. 13-14 centennial celebration will feature the local nonprofit and its iconic traveling bus.
Scappoose Police Log: July 15-23, 2021

Scappoose Police Log: July 15-23, 2021

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This week's calls include: domestic disturbance investigations, traffic crashes and a fast food fraud.
St. Helens Police Log: July 6-20, 2021

St. Helens Police Log: July 6-20, 2021

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Over two weeks, calls include: a menacing man, a stolen vehicle investigation, and a hit-and-run arrest.
Scappoose scraps pool plans

Scappoose scraps pool plans

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Survey finds little support for proposal to build pool on city's new Grabhorn property
Entries needed for Scappoose Centennial Parade

Entries needed for Scappoose Centennial Parade

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The Aug. 14 parade will feature community displays and participating organizations.
Rising delta variant tosses wrench into state's COVID fight

Rising delta variant tosses wrench into state's COVID fight

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Health officials battling both vaccine hesitancy and 'a stubborn foe' in the virus
Hit Machine performs regionally, pandemic or not

Hit Machine performs regionally, pandemic or not

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The band, with roots in Columbia County, devised interesting ways to perform during the pandemic
Local fire agency, St. Helens schools team up

Local fire agency, St. Helens schools team up

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The St. Helens School District and Columbia River Fire & Rescue collaborate on training.
Oregon pushes to help people find jobs as federal benefits…

Oregon pushes to help people find jobs as federal benefits…

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In-person meetings will supplement telephone calls and online help for job seekers in a recovering economy.
Riverwalk plans continue in St. Helens with August meeting…

Riverwalk plans continue in St. Helens with August meeting…

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The Aug. 4 meeting in the St. Helens City Council chambers will be open for citizens to attend.
Hotter, bigger, faster: Oregon faces historic fire season

Hotter, bigger, faster: Oregon faces historic fire season

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Governor, officials push for more preparedness as huge fires burn hundreds of acres, COVID variant looms.
Redistricting fight begins with Dems battling Dems

Redistricting fight begins with Dems battling Dems

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In one corner is an unhappy congressional delegation; in other corner is deal-making House Speaker Tina Kotek
Tough competition at Columbia County Rodeo

Tough competition at Columbia County Rodeo

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A new experience for some and a voyage home for others, the rodeo brought good cheer and fun to St. Helens.
Scappoose Police Log: July 5-8, 2021

Scappoose Police Log: July 5-8, 2021

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This week's calls include: illegal fireworks, broken windows, and a stolen vehicle with a child inside.

OLCC to become Oregon Liquor & Cannabis Commission

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OLCC to become Oregon Liquor & Cannabis Commission
Name change recognizes new responsibilities under legislation from House Bill 3000

New athletic director, vice principal joins…

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New athletic director, vice principal joins…
Dale French previously served several roles at Valley Catholic School in Beaverton.

July welcomes two new members to Scappoose school…

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July welcomes two new members to Scappoose school…
Summer Stutsman-Hoag and Gwynn Klobes become the newest board members and will serve four-year terms.

Sand Island to host sandcastle competition this…

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Sand Island to host sandcastle competition this…
What is planned to be the first annual sandcastle-building event in St. Helens will take place Aug. 13-15.

Columbia County Fair kicks off

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Columbia County Fair kicks off
View photos from the start of the 2021 Columbia County Fair and Rodeo. The fair continues through Sunday

Local couple to serve as Scappoose Centennial…

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Local couple to serve as Scappoose Centennial…
Cliff and Wanda Bauer fell in love, blended their families and have made their mark in South Columbia County

Women, minorities, young affected most in pandemic…

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Women, minorities, young affected most in pandemic…
Employment Department report finds implications for Oregon economic recovery now under way.

Queen selected in My Fair Lady pageant

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Queen selected in My Fair Lady pageant
Queen Lynn Shaw-Hayes and the four princesses will represent RSVP at events throughout the next year

St. Helens welcomes new playground equipment at its…

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St. Helens welcomes new playground equipment at its…
Kids and their parents are already enjoying the upgraded equipment at McCormick Park.

Cornhole league draws people to St. Helens bowling…

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Cornhole league draws people to St. Helens bowling…
Summer is off-season for bowling, so Oregon Trail Lanes is running a cornhole league outside.

Scappoose girls swimmers finish strong

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Scappoose girls swimmers finish strong
Girls ended short season as district and dual meet champions; Emma Jeppesen named Swimmer of the Year

County commissioners vote in favor of Port Westward…

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County commissioners vote in favor of Port Westward…
County commissioners gave tentative approval to the Port of Columbia County's application to rezone 837 acres

Oregon Capitol opens to public for first time in 16…

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Oregon Capitol opens to public for first time in 16…
Self-guided tours will be allowed as visitor services and Capitol Bookstore reopen.

Pandemic makes a big impact on Oregon workforce

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Pandemic makes a big impact on Oregon workforce
Survey says many Oregonians seek better opportunities, more job security as labor market heats up.

Scappoose girls wrestling team growing

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Scappoose girls wrestling team growing
Like most teams, girls wrestling numbers were down this year. But over the years, girls' involvement is growing.

St. Helens Police Log: June 27-July 3, 2021

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St. Helens Police Log: June 27-July 3, 2021
This week's calls include: a stolen vehicle, an elusive kidnapper and an assaulted officer.

Scappoose Police Department: June 26-July 1, 2021

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Scappoose Police Department: June 26-July 1, 2021
This week's calls include: a domestic violence suspect, a smashed church window and a negotiated investigation.

Extreme heat, early wildfires part of 'new normal,'…

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Extreme heat, early wildfires part of 'new normal,'…
More than 800 people sought help from heat-related medical issues; heat wave added to 18 months of catastrophes.

Oregon Trail Lanes in St. Helens welcomes end of…

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Oregon Trail Lanes in St. Helens welcomes end of…
As with a lot of businesses, COVID-19 made it tough to run the popular bowling facility.

Reported plane crash was false alarm

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Reported plane crash was false alarm
A plane crash reported in the Columbia River Monday morning was a false alarm, Coast Guard says

Scappoose Bay Marina gets busy with summer kayaking

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Scappoose Bay Marina gets busy with summer kayaking
The facility, located in Warren, offers kayaking for tourists and visitors alike.

Scappoose budget funds road, sidewalk improvements

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Scappoose budget funds road, sidewalk improvements
City's 2021-22 budget funds new sidewalks, roads, continued work for major wastewater treatment upgrades

Frank Weber to lead Scappoose Centennial as grand…

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Frank Weber to lead Scappoose Centennial as grand…
Weber, 97, is one of three grand marshals for the city's 100-year celebration next month

Scappoose School District welcomes new principals…

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Scappoose School District welcomes new principals…
New principals are aboard at Grant Watts Elementary, Scappoose High School and Scappoose Middle School.

Columbia County Fair begins July 14

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Columbia County Fair begins July 14
Plant sale started earlier this week, continues Saturday and Sunday; fair starts Wednesday.

Free virtual marketing workshop offered to local…

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Free virtual marketing workshop offered to local…
National advertising expert Mike Blinder will host a 45-minute workshop on Wednesday, July 14, at 9 a.m., offering ideas to help local business…

Columbia County reopens courthouse, extends state…

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Columbia County reopens courthouse, extends state…
Declaration extended to access federal recovery funding; county reopens courthouse to walk-in visitors

Port hires security for Trestle Beach

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Port hires security for Trestle Beach
Visitors to the recreation area have been climbing on dock, pilings and barges, against rules, port says

Oregon lawmakers pump money, oversight into health…

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Oregon lawmakers pump money, oversight into health…
Residents will have to wait to see whether increased spending and regulation will yield results.

Move Idaho border? Not so fast, say many Oregonians

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Move Idaho border? Not so fast, say many Oregonians
Greater Idaho movement finds some support, and some opposition, in latest Oregon Values poll.

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