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August 28, 2015

Initiative process is there for 'We the People'

by Nancy Ward
Something quietly significant happened in our county last week. The Spotlight reported the details, but the people of Columbia County might want to hear more about it from an inside perspective.…
August 28, 2015

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Letters to the editor for Aug. 28, 2015 CELDF is a Marxist cult When the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, or CELDF, started making noise in Columbia County, I was curious as to who…
August 21, 2015

Letters

by Darryl Swan
Letters to the editor published Aug. 21, 2015 Nancy’s good news So, you want to hear some good news? Last week, a Columbia County Circuit Court judge cleared the way for an important initiative…
August 21, 2015

Raising the temperature for United Way

by Darryl Swan
A couple weeks back, Kathye Beck, the United Way of Columbia County’s executive director, brought to our attention the increasing difficulty she is having meeting fundraising goals. Her outreach…
August 14, 2015

Scappoose better servedby removing annexation hurdle

by Darryl Swan
The Scappoose City Council last week took the first step toward rolling back the current requirement to hold a popular vote on all annexations of property into the Scappoose city limits, and we…
August 14, 2015

Letters

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Letters published Aug. 14, 2015 Problems with dialysis clinic cuts I am a patient at the St. Helens dialysis clinic, Fresenius Medical Care PNRS. I have been notified that, starting Sept. 7, the…
August 07, 2015

Letters

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Letters to the editor published Aug. 7, 2015 Recycling bummers It was no surprise when we heard that Oregon would increase its deposit requirement for bottles and cans due to the fact that…
August 07, 2015

Be a community volunteer: Use water wisely

by Darryl Swan
With temperatures far above normal in June — in fact, some of the driest and warmest months on record for much of Oregon, including south Columbia County — and a temporary shutdown of…
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July 24, 2015

Good time to be young in the Great Outdoors

by Marty Liesegang
To be a young outdoorsman in today’s world would be grand. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has so many opportunities available for beginners, from youth-only hunts to first-time tags,…
July 24, 2015

Letters

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Letters published July 24, 2015 Thank you for supporting Summerfest On behalf of the Scappoose Boosters, we would like to thank all of the sponsors and volunteers of the 2015 Scappoose…

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Jul 17, 2015

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Letters to the editor published July 17, 2015 A ‘Golden Opportunity’ — GO — for St. Helens If you surveyed the great Columbia River basin from The Dallas to Astoria on the Oregon side of the…
Jul 17, 2015

A new chapter for St. Helens

by Darryl Swan
The city of St. Helens is achieving a major milestone this month with the successful purchase of the former Boise Cascade Co. veneer plant property. The purchase provides the city with an…
Jul 07, 2015

Weyerhaeuser Co. is not a good neighbor

by Darryl Swan
According to the Weyerhaeuser Co. website, when Frederick Weyerhaeuser founded his company 115 years ago, he said: “This is not for us, nor for our children, but for our grandchildren.”…