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 collision in…

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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

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 teacher

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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 calendar

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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

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 Harvey

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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

Design plans for new St. Helens school buildings approved

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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 rollover in…

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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, density

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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 St.…

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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 birthday

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

SLIDESHOW: Eagle Creek Fire mop up operations continue

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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

SLIDESHOW: Multnomah Falls survives the Eagle Creek Fire

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The devastating Eagle Creek Fire was not able to overcome the efforts of fire crews battling to save the historic Multnomah Falls Lodge and the…

St. Helens man dies after being struck by vehicle on Gable…

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Driver charged with DUII, reckless driving, manslaughter and reckless endangering

Columbia County fire crews dispatched to Eagle Creek

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A total 16 firefighters sent to battle blaze near Cascasde Locks in Columbia River Gorge

DEQ invites comment on Armstrong World Industries air…

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St. Helens acoustical ceiling tile manufacturer seeks air quality permit renewal

City: Code enforcement fines not a deterrent for Scappoose…

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Scappoose home on Southwest JP West Road holds record number of code enforcement calls

Scappoose library gets new director, budget directives

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Reduced Saturday hours will help save money needed for things like maintenance, repair

Columbia Humane Society to accept dogs from Texas after…

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Shelter says transfer of dogs will help make space for pets rescued from floods

New staff in the St. Helens School District

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New staff in the St. Helens School District - Teachers at McBride, Lewis and Clark, Middle School, High School

Scappoose schools mark a year of transition

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High school students offered classes through PCC; school board searches for new superintendent

In Hurricane Harvey's wake, St. Helens man heads to Texas

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After quick collection of community donations, Eric Heassler hopes to aid rescue and recover efforts from Harvey

Fire Marshal's Office places former CRFR division chief on…

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After reviewing report, state office suspends Ron Youngberg from Incident Management Team

New staff in the Scappoose School District

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Profiles of new teachers at Grant Watts, Otto Petersen, Warren, Middle School and High School

SHEDCO offering 'golden tickets' to meet 'Halloweentown'…

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Tickets for VIP event will be tucked inside books for sale in St. Helens shops later this month

St. Helens schools welcome new admins, new building plan

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District will also reopen Columbia City Elementary School for the first time since 2008

Stutzman, Community Meals volunteer, named…

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Nancy Stutzman of St. Helens named RSVP volunteer of the month for August for years of serving meals to those in need

'Neither Wolf Nor Dog' to hit Scappoose theater…

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Film adaptation of Portland author's award-winning Native novel shows at Scappoose Cinema 7

PUD employees rate satisfaction with the district

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Anonymous employee survey shows results similar, but slightly down, from prior year

Hood to Coast runner steals truck, runs over race…

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One woman struck by stolen pickup truck reportedly recovering from minor injuries

Scappoose Public Library reduces Saturday hours

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Scappoose library changes hours as of this Saturday, remains closed Sundays

Scappoose gets new traffic light features

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Flashing yellow lights will permit discretionary left turns along Highway 30

Ribbon-cutting planned for new St. Helens sculpture

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'Salmon Tree Cycle' dedication ceremony to be held in September after years of planning

Organizers, volunteers begin announcing Spirit of…

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Parade to kick off festivities in October; other events planned during the month

Johnson to speak at veterans breakfast

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Visit the Village Inn St. Helens this coming Friday, Sept. 1, at 8 a.m. to hear Sen. Betsy Johnson speak at the monthly Veterans Breakfast

Former Scappoose teacher sues board of directors

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Teacher alleges Scappoose School District board of directors did not follow proper protocol to dismiss her

County hears appeal over Rainier mobile home park's…

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Neighbors of Deer Pointe Meadows say septic system contaminates nearby properties

D.R. Horton cites labor shortage for move-in delays

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Scappoose homebuyers say closing dates have been pushed back several times due to construction delays

DA: Suspended reserve deputy's intentions were…

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Letter states reasons for not filing charges, characterizes Tyler Miller's actions

St. Helens superintendent appoints three to interim…

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Appointments made for middle, high school interim principals for new school year

Volunteers at St. Helens district give away packs…

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Volunteers at St. Helens district give away packs of donated school supplies

Partial eclipse in the park

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Columbia County residents view partial solar eclipse using protective glasses; many watch from city parks

Columbia County fire crews dispatched to Milli Fire…

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Columbia County fire crews help with fire prevention, assist evacuated residents

DEQ fines Scappoose timber products company

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Beaver Bark says water runoff issues from product piles will be prevented in the future

Hood to Coast runners will travel through Columbia…

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Residents should be advised about areas where traffic could cause delays, event organizers say

Governor signs transportation funding bill

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Gov. Kate Brown officially signed the $5.3 billion legislation Friday but plans to hold a ceremonial signing in Ontario, Bend, Medford, Eugene and…

St. Helens band parents host fundraiser

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Fundraiser planned for Tuesday, Aug. 29, at pizza shop to support band patrons program.

Two arrested for Scappoose burglaries

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Multi-agency investigation reveals stolen items, drugs in vehicle and apartment

Eclipse viewing glasses recommended

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ISO-compliant glasses strongly recommended to safely view solar eclipse Monday, Aug. 21

Statewide unemployment remains steady

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Unemployment rate remains near record low of 3.6 percent recorded in May, below national rate

Celebrity guests to return for Spirit of…

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Actress Kimberly Brown to return for 2017 Spirit of Halloweentown festivities

Warrants of the Week

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People being sought by Columbia County Community Corrections as published Friday, Aug. 18

Columbia County police activity

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Scappoose PD, St. Helens PD and Columbia County Sheriff's Office logs published Aug. 18, 2017

Sessions has 'serious questions' about Oregon's pot…

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In a letter to Gov. Kate Brown, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions reiterated DOJ's authority to enforce federal marijuana laws.

Port still shoring up access details for possible…

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As expansion awaits county vote, Port and PGE agree dock access needs to be addressed

Childhood obesity in county exceeds national rate

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OSU study shows improvements in physical activity when 'tool kits' are used in rural schools

STAR STUDENTS

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Incoming kindergarteners prep for the fist day of school at Kinder Camp at Scappoose schools

PUD urges support for federal dam oversight…

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Electric district is co-litigant in ongoing battle over environmental management of Columbia River Power System

Dart Creek culvert replacement project on hold

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St. Helens area construction project plans halted after bids exceed grant funds

'Citizens Day in the Park' draws a crowd

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Free event planned by city's mayor attracts 100s of St. Helens residents over the weekend

Columbia River PUD rates to increase in October

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Following BPA rate hike, PUD implements 5.5 percent increase for residential customers

Dancing for a cause

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Scappoose Senior Center will host dance, raffle this weekend to benefit Meals on Wheels

Consider a pain-free option for cavity treatment

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Sponsored: Columbia River Dental presents a pain-free alternative to traditional cavity care.

Beesley named RSVP volunteer of the month

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Scappoose resident Carol Beesley honored for volunteer service with Scappoose Bread Store

It's official: You have to be 21 to buy tobacco

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Gov. Kate Brown signed legislation on Wednesday to raise the age to buy tobacco and nicotine products from 18 to 21.

President OKs disaster funds for winter snow event

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Columbia County will receive federal funds to help with infrastructure repair costs from January snow and ice storm

St. Helens man arrested for child sexual abuse

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Police suspect more victims after children's clothing, pornography found in home

Black Tie & Blue Jeans event breaks fundraising…

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Columbia Learning Center rakes in $140,000 with annual fundraising dinner and auction

D.R. Horton nabbed again by state for wetlands,…

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Home builder faces $66,000 DEQ penalty for wetlands pollution, soil control violations

Wings & Wheels draws runners, vintage wheels to…

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Runners hit the pavement for half marathon as military vehicles make their way to Scappoose

Columbia County Pride event canceled

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Event organizers cite concerns over air quality, heat during St. Helens event

Three fire agencies respond to Sauvie Island blaze

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Neighbor of fire victims sets up fundraiser bank account for seven people displaced by the fire

Wyden announces reversal of federal grant denial at…

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U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden also hosts candid question and answer session with Columbia County residents

Scappoose computer lab turns into design workshop

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Scappoose Middle Schoolers learn hands-on graphic design work to create sellable products

Scappoose weighs tax breaks for businesses

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Enterprise zones encourage new development, hiring, at cost of property tax revenue

Portland boy injured in go-kart towing crash in…

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11-year-old taken by Lifeflight to hospital Monday; crash under investigation

President says disaster funds could help Oregon…

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Trump administration at first declined to provide funding after the state asked for help in March. Gov. Kate Brown's June appeal shook some FEMA…

A looming battle for Chapman Landing?

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Columbia County, city of Scappoose at odds over ownership of waterfront property

County looks to implement new fraud, ethics hotline

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New system would allow anonymous reporting of suspicious or improper behavior by county employees

Kids and cops mingle during National Night Out

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Annual public safety community outreach event offered food, dunk tank, demonstrations

Hayes leaves military behind in hopes of moving…

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Doug Hayes, new Port of St. Helens executive director, has history of fostering economic development abroad

Padawan practice

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Children take part in 'Jedi Training' at the St. Helens Public Library this week

One year in, Scappoose and St. Helens fire agencies…

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Sharing staff resources has positives and negatives, but generally works well, staff say

Scappoose teen collects 400 glasses for Lions Club…

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Chase Hill, donates glasses and hearing aids for use by low-income residents

Heatwave, hazy air, fire danger hit Columbia County

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National Weather Service issues three different warnings for Pacific Northwest this week

18-year-old drowns while swimming near Sauvie Island

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Body of Jonathan Walker recovered by dive team after friends say he jumped off a boat and never made it back to shore

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