Columbia County Spotlight

Sports

Jimmie Jeffrey and Tom Schwab new St. Helens Men's Club's individual low net, low gross champions (Summer golf roundup)

July 27, 2017 South County Spotlight - Sports Jake McNeal
Columbia County men and women tie for championship at Norm Cooper Invitational July 15-16 in Terrebone

Matt Morgan will be new athletic director/vice principal at The Dalles

July 26, 2017 South County Spotlight - Sports Jake McNeal
Third-year St. Helens athletic director resigned at end of spring season, set start with Riverhawks on Aug. 14, the first day of fall practices

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Opinion

Letters

July 28, 2017 South County Spotlight - Opinion Pamplin Media Group
A challenge to Global's neighborliness; not sold on Port Westward rezone; wary of St. Helens urban renewal

Probes, leaks show how top public officials let the public down

July 28, 2017 South County Spotlight - Opinion Nancy Ward
Absent leaked reports, we would never know the truth of public officials' bad behavior
  • Letters

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    Life along the Columbia River as it was; pot farm problems; farmland in peril; thanks Sen. Johnson
  • Education budget improves, but we're not there yet

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    At $8.2 billion, budget marks 11% increase --- but $200 million more needed to hit target
  • Letters

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    Concern for St. Helens marijuana grow operation on city property; Oregon is violating 2nd Amendment
  • CRFR report exposes more than division chief findings

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    Duty vehicles for personal use, political retaliation and much more noted in report
  • Your home is being invaded - act before it's too late

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    Commentator Hal Ritz warns you will be victimized in your own home and in broad daylight if Trump's BPA proposal passes
  • Letter

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    Letters to the editor published July 7, 2017: Columbia City's Joe Turner sounds off on the Oregon Transportation Plan
  • Tax reform will wait, except for rollback on small businesses

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    Rep. Brad Witt lives in Clatskanie and represents Oregon's 31 District. He can be reached at [email protected]
  • Spotlight's new look honors past, embraces the future

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    PMG President Mark Garber delves into the messaging behind the Spotlight's new look and name, all with an eye to the future of community…
  • Scappoose School Board mishandled Jupe evaulation, digging a deeper hole

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    Elected Scappoose school officials make misteps in management of district superintendent, fault the Spotlight for reporting
  • Letters to the editor

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    A call for community help for Brenda Havlik; supports the Bakers following PUD fiascos; a first-hand opinion regarding the city of St.…
  • Building community, one smile at a time

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    We remain in control of our own destinies, and you can make a change for the better by a simple act of kindness.
  • It's a bad time to push the National Popular Vote agenda

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    We should avoid making lasting changes to our historical election processes and to rush a circumvention of our national Constitution.
  • With lawsuit settlement, turbulent PUD likely to now appear ... settled

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    Despite $1.3 million settlement with former employees, the numerous issues dominating PUD discourse for the past three years remain…
  • Letters

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    Thank you for Memorial Day support, questions about Portland mayor's attempt to limit free speech for the right.
  • Letters

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    Angst agaisnt those who pushed prosecution of the Bakers, making it a successful spring wine tasting at the Watts House
  • A Gen Z perspective: Technology zaps positivity, but there is a way out

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    Jacob Munoz, a junior at Scappoose High School, talks about the positivity gap he sees in his generation, and offers one easy fix
  • Letters to the editor

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    As Memorial Day approaches, veterans reps from Scappoose and St. Helens offer commentary on ways to honor veterans and their service.
  • Bold actions needed to address state's $1.6 billion deficit

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    Rep. Brad Witt, D-Clatkskanie, offers a synopsis of some legislative actions being pursued to address the state's looming budget deficit.
  • The importance of 'adequate' administration

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    Scappoose School District Superintendent Stephen Jupe offers information about school administrators factor into the student-learning…
  • Letters

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    Warnings from the state AG's Office, new leadership at the Scappoose VFW, Byte Sized has big FIRSTs, a score of political ramblings, and…
  • Letters

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    Spotlight readers sound off about the upcoming election, the Port of St. Helens rezone effort, and much more in this week's letters…
  • For transgender athletes, situation and feelings come into play

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    Chase Bakkensen, a junior at Scappoose High School, seeks answers to his questions about transgender athlete competition.
  • Restrictions on ADUs loosen in wake of housing crisis

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    Rep. Brad Witt, a Clatskanie Democrat, discusses legislative actions regarding the housing crisis, as well as efforts to protect vehicle…
  • Letters

    South County Spotlight - Opinion
    Seventeen letters that pretty much cover Columbia County's sweeping political landscape as the May 16 election closes in. Ballots were…

Features

Smart homes: Embracing the age of hi-tech living

May 19, 2017 South County Spotlight - Features Darryl Swan
Smart home technology is an increasingly popular --- and affordable --- option for everyday homeowners.

The realm of uncertainty

February 17, 2017 South County Spotlight - Features Courtney Vaughn
Family of 10-year-old with Duchenne muscular dystrophy is at the mercy of time, drug companies

Sustainable Life

Cultivating a culture

July 26, 2017 Brittany Allen
Local families trade their support for farm-fresh produce in Sandy, Estacada and East County.

Gresham woman puts out the welcome mat for wildlife

July 25, 2017 Clara Howell
Backyard Habitat Certification Program will host an open-garden event at Susan Spencer's home.

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