Columbia River PUD hires Nguyen at $207,000

Columbia River PUD hires Nguyen at $207,000

Directors change policy to avoid public recruitment, opting for direct hire with $52,000 increase...

Public views new St. Helens Middle School design concepts

Public views new St. Helens Middle School design concepts

Parents, community members talk about desires for new building, provide feedback

Developer fined $57K for subdivision in Scappoose

Developer fined $57K for subdivision in Scappoose

DEQ cites soil and erosion violations at South Fork housing development project

Scappoose students hold fundraiser to support clothing closet

Scappoose students hold fundraiser to support clothing closet

Clothing closet is a free clothing resource for students at Scappoose High School

THE HILLS ARE ALIVE WITH ...

THE HILLS ARE ALIVE WITH ...

Scappoose drama students prepare for spring musical, 'The Sound of Music'

Bomb threat prompts St. Helens High School evacuation

Bomb threat prompts St. Helens High School evacuation

Graffiti on bathroom wall taken as safety threat, students evacuated as a precaution

Scappoose robotics team qualifies for world championships

Scappoose robotics team qualifies for world championships

'Byte Sized' team to compete against hundreds of international teams

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Willy Wonka themed auction to be held at Grant Watts Elementary School


Columbia County's Latest News

SCAPPOOSE POLICE PHOTO - A 2014 Honda Accord came to rest on the driver side after the driver crashed into a parked truck on Southwest Maple Street in Scappoose. The driver and two dogs in the car were uninjured.
April 24, 2017

Suspected drunk driver crashes into parked truck

by Courtney Vaughn
Man and two dogs uninjured after rollover crash in Scappoose
April 21, 2017

Local students make OSU honor roll

by Nicole Thill
College students from Scappoose, St. Helens, Deer Island, Rainier, Clatskanie, Warren recognized
Brady Preheim
April 21, 2017

Democratic committee sues in small claims court over alleged…

by Courtney Vaughn
Committee chair says issues with voting, election paperwork were resolved


SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: NICOLE THILL - Eighth-grader Seth Chamberlain answers a round of questioning by prosecuting attorney Destiny Weilert . Columbia Circuit Judge Jenefer Grant oversees the mock trial as it unfolds.
April 21, 2017

SIA students head to trial, in mock fashion

by Nicole Thill
Sauvie Island Academy students host 'mock trial' at Columbia County Courthouse
Ernie A. Lipps
April 21, 2017

Sex offender released from jail due to paperwork delays

by Courtney Vaughn
Police, prosecutors say scheduling conflicts between police and DA are common
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: NICOLE THILL - Eight-year-old Jonas Oliver, left, and Case Mann, 12, each craft a small pillow out of fabric and quilt batting during a children's craft day.Mann, who taught himself to sew at home, brought his own sewing kit, but said he enjoyed making a new project at the library.
April 21, 2017

THAT'S SEW COOL!

by Nicole Thill
Event at St. Helens library teaches kids practical sewing skills for craft projects
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: COURTNEY VAUGHN - Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici addresses a crowd during a town hall meeting Saturday in Scappoose.
April 21, 2017

Bonamici talks to constituents about healthcare, military…

by Courtney Vaughn
Congresswoman's town hall meeting in Scappoose draws concerns about new president's policies
Lexie Davis
April 21, 2017

Lexie Davis selected as Elks Teen of the Month

by Nicole Thill
St. Helens High School senior selected for award in March
Derby
April 17, 2017

Man arrested for assault, attempted murder of mother

by Courtney Vaughn
William Derby left 72-year-old mother with knife wounds, deputies say
FAMILY PHOTO - Van Dolah
April 16, 2017

St. Helens man killed near east Portland park

by Courtney Vaughn and Nicole Thill
Larry Van Dolah, 38, found with multiple gunshot wounds near school park fields

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Matthew Constantino
Apr 14, 2017

PCC teacher from Scappoose charged after placing hidden camera…

by Pamplin Media Group
Matthew Constantino allegedly filmed people while they used a bathroom at the Rock Creek campus. Detectives are currently working to identify victims.
Apr 14, 2017

Septic business owner again fined by DEQ

by Courtney Vaughn
State says A&S Septic didn't comply with orders to cease business and surrender license
SPOTLIGHT FILE PHOTO - Construction equipment grades a site on Dutch Canyon Road in Scappoose. City staff in Scappoose say they are reviewing plans for more than 170 new housing units in four different subdivisions across the city.
Apr 14, 2017

Scappoose plans for 170 new homes

by Courtney Vaughn
Planners say new apartments, housing subdivisions on the horizon throughout city
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: NICOLE THILL - Marlene Gillis from Soderstrom Architects gives a presentation at a St. Helens School Board work session on Wednesday, April 12. Several public forums are being held over the next month to get feedback on designs for new school buildings.
Apr 14, 2017

Public weighs in on CCEC redesign concepts

by Nicole Thill
Feedback welcomed on proposed design for new St. Helens School District building
COURTESY PHOTO - St. Helens choir, 'Chor Leonis,' warms up before a competiton.
Apr 14, 2017

HIGH NOTES

by Nicole Thill
St. Helens choir High School earns second place at district competition
Mayor Scott Burge
Apr 14, 2017

Scappoose eyes pool resolution in new goals

by Courtney Vaughn
City aims to tackle swimming pool funds and property with new parks and rec goals
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: NICOLE THILL - Sacagawea Health Center will now be able to provide health care to anyone in the community. The clinic was opened in 2000 as a school-based health center with the goal of reaching medically underserved children.
Apr 14, 2017

Health Center now open to all ages

by Nicole Thill
Clinic recognized as a primary care facility with state designation
SPOTLIGHT FILE PHOTO - Two dogs peer out from a kennel at the Holsheimer-Lemar Animal Shelter in St. Helens. Citing safety and well-being issues, the shelter will no longer allow prospective dog adopters to walk through the dog kennels to view adoptable pets.
Apr 14, 2017

Columbia Humane Society closes dog kennels to public

by Courtney Vaughn
Shelter to open meet and greet center for interaction with adoptable dogs
Ernie A. Lipps
Apr 12, 2017

Missing Salem teen found with sex offender in Scappoose

by Courtney Vaughn
Man arrested on weapon, drug charges had 17-year-old girl in his car
PHOTO COURTESY CHELSEA THOMAS - An SUV loses control and crashes into two parked cars in Scappoose last Wednesday, April 5. The driver said she was tired and nodded off when the crash happened.
Apr 11, 2017

Driver falls asleep at wheel, hits two parked cars

by Courtney Vaughn
Police say woman noticed herself getting drowsy and rear-ended empty cars