Scappoose School Board to pay departing Jupe through…

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Board silent on reasons for departure of Stephen Jupe, who received mostly positive performance reviews

County set to reconsider Port rezone application

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Public hearing scheduled for review of farmland rezone efforts near Port Westward

More than a fix

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Teens use duct tape to craft useful projects during summer reading program hour at Scappoose Public Library

Columbia County has a new DA

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Jeffrey Auxier is sworn in as Columbia County District Attorney during ceremony Friday, July 14

Amid boom, construction industry laments shortage of workers

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State says construction trades show third highest number of job vacancies in Oregon

Cornelius Pass Road to be transferred to state

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State transportation budget calls out new access roads to manufacturing center, gives Corn Pass to ODOT

Proposed St. Helens shipping container homes clear first…

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St. Helens Planning Commission approves conditional use permit for 8-unit housing structure

Scappoose School District begins task of new superintendent…

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School board reviews one proposal from consultant firm, agrees to hear in-depth presentation before making decisions

St. Helens School Board sets bidding policies for new…

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District will implement pre-screening process for bids before competitive process starts

Standing the test of time

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Children learn about Oregon's ancient technologies, try to develop tools based on historical designs

Return date for McCormick Park cannon unknown

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105-mm Howitzer Cannon not yet returned while decommissioning procedures take place locally

Columbia City teen honored by Oregon VFW officials

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Teen recognized for award-winning essay; season for 2017-18 essay contest begins now for new entries

My Fair Ladies dine, shine together

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Luncheon honors current My Fair Lady court, alumni alongside Avamere residents

Cigarette blamed for home fire in St. Helens

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Investigators say cigarette was thrown into wicker basket, starting blaze that left $55K in damages

Power outage in Chapman expected to last four days

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Some residents say they will be without basic necessities like phones and toilets for 11 hours a day during planned West Oregon Electric outage

A little about myself

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Sponsored content: Leigh Ammon, DMD, of Columbia River Dental offers a quick and friendly glimpse into her personal and professional life

We're here to help you enjoy life

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Sponsored content: Brad Whisnant takes stock of Pinpoint Acupuncture's offerings and mission to help clients improve the quality of their lives.

Our commitment to 'Shop Local'

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Sponsored content: Eric Dahlgren discusses his commitment to shopping local and looks at a busy summer and forthcoming popular Bucket Sale.

Best practices for painting projects

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Sponsored content: Dave Marble, the manager of Habitat for Humanity's ReStore, brings summer paint project options to the table for homeowners

Discover homeownership, even without a down payment

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Sponsored content: Want to own a home? Pat Olson of Guild Mortgage explains how it is possible through a variety of great loan programs.

Praise for program coordinators

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St. Helens school staff recognize partnerships with volunteer program coordinators during board meeting

St. Helens city staff probe support for soda tax

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St. Helens staff make the rounds to gauge community support for a tax on sugary drinks, and gain backing from county's public health agency

Giants in the Trees to play Rainier Days

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Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic will perform live at Rainier Days in the Park with his new band on Saturday, July 8

Firefighters respond to brush fire

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No injures or damage reported after wild fire that kept crews on scene for two-and-a-half hours

St. Helens crime reports lower on Fourth of July

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City's police department reports lower arrests, fewer calls for help on summer holiday than previous years

Bonamici vows to advocate for social assistance, veterans…

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Congresswoman visits St. Helens to talk housing and veterans issues with constituents in her district

Scappoose to develop new park

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Grant money will pay for new 2.5-acre park at Seely Lane with covered pavilion, marking one of four developed recreational sites in Scappoose

Tensions run high as Legislature reaches transportation plan

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In a rare Saturday session, a committee hammered out details of a multi-million-dollar plan to invest in transportation.

Transportation package survives in committee, heads to…

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The compromise measure will raise $5.3 billion over a 10-year period through hikes in gas tax, registration fees and other mechanisms.

Letters

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Scappoose officers overreacted; not liking St. Helens pot farm; a better educational model; and an offer of clarity from Global Partners LP

Principal at St. Helens High leaves district

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BG Aguirre leaves St. Helens to take new position at Portland Public Schools at Skyline K-8 school

Warm, dry weather prompts fire ban in Columbia County

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Fire officials also warn about firework safety during the holiday; dry weather can cause dangerous conditions

OMIC announces 7 industry partners

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Manufacturing research and development facility making major headway with industry collaboration

House fire displaces two in Rainier

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Blaze causes $200K in damage to the home; Cause of fire undertermined; no were injuries reported

CCMH faces lawsuit over child sex abuse

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Former patient claims he was abused by a counselor at Columbia Community Mental Health in 1990s

Fire between St. Helens hotel, apartments causes $260K in…

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Blaze broke out on decorative row of bushes separating the two structures; cars parked nearby suffer damage

Governor appoints new Columbia County DA

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New district attorney is Scappoose resident who worked as prosecutor for Multnomah and Marion counties

Planning a fun-filled Fourth

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Columbia County in full patriotic splendor headed into weekend prior to Independence Day holiday

Scapppose School Board members sworn in

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One new member, two incumbents take oaths of office during school board work session earlier this week

St. Helens High building program receives state…

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Designation as a pre-apprenticeship program will give students an edge when to applying for training programs

State approves tank sale from PGE to Global Partners

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Environmental groups fear tank sale to Columbia Pacific Bio-Refinery will result in more oil by rail shipments

Scappoose School District superintendent resigns…

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Stephen Jupe to leave district after school board votes to accept resignation; Jupe has been on medical leave for the month

Man rescued from Columbia River after boat capsizes

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U.S. Coast Guard pulls man from water; Columbia County Sheriff's Office helps tow boat to shore

Service organizations, community event to receive…

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Scappoose City Council allocates $35,000 to 11 nonprofit organizations for services and events

Parading through St. Helens

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Annual St. Helens Kiwanis Community Parade draws creative entries and familiar faces to city on June 17

Columbia County Education Campus celebrates…

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23 students take part in the ceremony; several scholarships awarded to two graduating seniors

Natural gas leak reported at home construction site

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Site deemed safe after precautionary evacuations ordered by fire department for homes under construction on Old Portland Road

St. Helens housing development proceeds

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St. Helens city council votes to deny appeal of planned subdivision after hours-long public hearing

ART FOR ALL

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Unveiling of all-school created mosaic at Otto Petersen Elementary School held on Wednesday

Car crashes into Scappoose cemetery, damaging…

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Driver hospitlaized with injuries before being charged with reckless driving and DUII in Scappoose cemetery crash

Machine fire at Cascades Tissue is common occurrence

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Fire crews note frequent calls to facility for same machine, after flames spread from machine hood vent to rooftop

Fish print fever at Warren Elementary School

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Students learn how to make stamps using fish and fabric paint with educators from the Columbia River Maritime Museum

Plans for new St. Helens Middle School progress

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More specific details emerge in planning process for new building including science classrooms, labs

St. Helens approves pot operation at former Boise…

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Details of lease made public after ratification by the city council; lease payments will start at $10K and increase gradually to $30K

PUD survey nets record responses

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Utility district's quarterly survey shows mixed, mostly positive reviews from more than 1,000 ratepayers

Access road to OMIC to be named Charles T. Parker…

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Private access road for manufacturing center donated for use by Scott Parker, owner of Scappoose Sand & Gravel

Navigating the end of the road

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Death doulas offer education, support to those seeking alternative options while dying or grieving

My Fair Lady princesses selected for 2017

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Pageant showcasing senior women volunteers will take place July 19 at Columbia County Fairgrounds

Otto Petersen mural reflects community spirit

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Artists in residence help students design and craft an all-school mural for front of OPE building

St. Helens kitchen fire displaces four

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Residence suffers smoke, heat damage from fire; American Red Cross offers assistance to family

Upgrades to Scappoose softball field approved

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School board approves 'Phase 1' which includes building of ADA sidewalk near softball field by district office

St. Helens set to lease city-owned land to pot…

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Lease to be presented to St. Helens City Council next week for vote and final approval during regular meeting

Mackenzie Jerome selected as Elks Teen of the Month

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St. Helens Elks Club selected high school senior for honor; Jerome selected from among her peers

Embezzlement case against former county employee…

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14 counts against Linda Hald dismissed by circuit court judge due to improperly worded indictment

Scappoose negotiates separation with superintendent

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Scappoose School Board unanimously approves agreement to begin negotiations with Stephen Jupe

State agency considers PGE tank sale to Global…

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Proposal for sale of old fuel storage tanks at Port Westward draws ire from environmental groups

Port to hire new executive director

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Texas-based Army vet chosen as new executive director at Port of St. Helens; press release drafted prior to official hiring decision

Man arrested for kidnapping family members

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Police say 20-year-old Alex Dotter held three adults and a child against their will at Scappoose home

St. Helens man arrested for arson following travel…

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Blaze spread from trailer to house, causing extensive damage; St. Helens Police Department handling investigation, according to fire official

Pamplin launches new websites for dozens of…

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Regular visitors to this website will see something quite different today: an updated digital presence from the only news organization that covers…

CC Rider looks at service cuts, possible transit…

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Bus agency will investigate possible merger with Clatsop County transit provider

GRADS' TIME TO SHINE

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Graduating class participates in annual 'Graduation Walk' through school hallways

State opens deeper investigation into actions of…

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Complaints against the PUD's attorney, Phil Griffin, warrant further investigation

Man exposes himself to police during traffic stop

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Kent Senef shows genitals to officers, is later arrested for drug possession

County commissioners approve modified budget

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Creation of new jobs and addition of more money from the jail triggered changes

Flames from debris burn spread to barn outside St.…

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Damage to destroyed barn estimated at $50,000, CRFR officials said

SCAPPOOSE SENIORS EARN HONORS

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Senior Night Scholarship awards ceremony held Monday, June 5 at Scappoose High School

Scappoose FBLA students head to nationals

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Ten students head to Future Business Leaders of America national event this month in Anaheim

St. Helens adopts expansion plan for Columbia View…

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Groundwork and upgrades not likely for several years, city staff said

Case involving stolen Veterans of Foreign Wars…

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Man who stole McCormick Park cannon to pay $38K to St. Helens VFW Post 1440

'Mystery box' is new cell tower

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Verizon Wireless leasing space from county for new cellular tower to serve residents and I-5 corridor

St. Helens budget accounts for police personnel,…

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2017-18 budget bumps up police department to continue support for full-time code enforcement officer

St. Helens man killed in fatal motorcycle crash

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Investigators say 21-year-old was riding at high speed in oncoming traffic lane

Man arrested after stalking, kidnapping…

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Scappoose woman found in Portland after being forced into car by man who threatened to kill her and cut her finger off

Woman arrested in Scappoose with drugs, stolen…

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Officers find methamphetamine, counterfeit $100 bill, stolen checks and credit cards during traffic stop

Warren man arrested for theft of heavy machinery,…

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Michael Siegelbaum, 52, of Warren, arrested May 31 after CCSO deputies served a search warrant on his property

Police logs

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Police logs for Scappoose Police Department, St. Helens Police Department, Columbia County Sheriff's Office

News Briefs

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Events with St. Helens Police officers; scholarship opportunities; sturgeon season opens

Woman shot at, injured by driver in pickup truck on…

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OSP asks for public's help to identify driver of truck who shot at windshield, injuring St. Helens woman

Student volunteers help Watts House shine

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Volunteering at historical home doubles as history lesson, say Scappoose Academy students

Sheriff's Office receives budget boon with conceal…

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Sheriff's Office estimates 40 percent of CHLs are issued to out-of-state residents

Seniors, vets ride free on CC Rider this summer

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Free bus rides to veterans and seniors 65 and up each Wednesday through August

Conner Nett selected as Elks Teen of the Month

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St. Helens high school teen honored with award from Elks Lodge

St. Helens Elks host celebration for foster families

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Barbecue event is the first in ongoing partnership with Elks and Department of Human Services

EPA gives St. Helens $300K grant for brownfields

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Money would help city study seven polluted sites, develop cleanup plan if needed

CRFR assists with small wild fire

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Crews assisted Oregon Department of Forestry officials with quarter-acre blaze

Port narrows director search to four finalists

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Public meet and greet with applicants to be held June 6 in Scappoose

Tipping the salary scales

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Top-ranking public officials make triple the average wage in Columbia County

Donating to the ReStore helps local families, the…

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SPONSORED CONTENT: Columbia County Habitat for Humanity's Dave Marble discusses how donating to Habitat's ReStore helps improve the community.

New ideas and opportunities as summer approaches

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SPONSORED CONTENT: Eric Dahlgren discusses some of the new products and concepts he and his wife, Christine, discovered at the Do It Best show.

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