RSVP volunteer of the month recognized

South County Spotlight - News
Judy Thompson awarded for work with community-based outreach groups, Scappoose Senior Center, RSVP

Feeling hot, hot, hot ... in spring

South County Spotlight - News
Residents cool off as temps peak unseasonably high in Columbia County this week

St. Helens bans taxes on groceries

South County Spotlight - News
City charter to be amended to prohibit taxes on groceries; measure received 89% voters in favor

People of Providence - Meet R. Bryan Bell, M.D., D.D.S.,…

Portland Tribune - News
SPONSORED CONTENT: The People of Providence is brought to you by the Providence Foundations of Oregon

Four vie to serve as interim Columbia County sheriff

South County Spotlight - News
Interim sheriff applicants appear before Columbia County Board of Commissioners to make their cases. Correction appended.

Columbia County Commissioners race results in runoff

South County Spotlight - News
Henry Heimuller and Paulette Lichatowich to face off in November; of four candidates in race, none received 50 percent of the vote

Columbia County election results roll in

South County Spotlight - News
Results of local elections are totaled on May 15; early results are in, but votes will be counted throughout the night

St. Helens man arrested in connection with assault case

South County Spotlight - News
Gregory Michael Stanek, 55, arrested one week after being IDed as suspect in domestic assault case

St. Helens residents report BB gun vandals

South County Spotlight - News
Six cases reported on one night in same neighborhood; no personal belongings taken from cars

Proposed St. Helens budget includes new rec program, school…

South County Spotlight - News
Budget also includes $2 parks and recreation user fee, modest staff increases

Annual parade streams through downtown St. Johns

Portland Tribune - News
Thousands participated in the 56th annual St. Johns Parade on Saturday, May 12 in Portland.

Community invited to learn about school safety protocols

South County Spotlight - News
John-Michael Keyes, founder of I Love U Guys nonprofit foundation, to speak at St. Helens High

Private campground proposed for island

South County Spotlight - News
St. Helens City Council hears soft pitch for developing a private campground on city-owned island park

County named in federal civil rights lawsuit

South County Spotlight - News
Lawsuit seeks $500K for violations tied to dog attack in Columbia County Jail in 2017

Woman killed in Thursday evening Highway 30 crash

South County Spotlight - News
Washington motorist attempting to turn left and travel eastbound on Highway 30 from Bottoms Up Tavern was struck and killed by a westbound vehicle

Navy apprentice pays visit to sixth-grade pen pals

South County Spotlight - News
A St. Helens alumnus connects with students who wrote letters during his deployment in Japan

Court: Washington methanol plant lacked environmental review

South County Spotlight - News
Ruling on NW Innovation Works' plant could have implications for company's proposal at Port Westward

State tourism dollars could boost county's economy

South County Spotlight - News
Hotel tax proceeds will help guide regional plan to identify, market county assets

Burn pile spreads to blaze in Scappoose

South County Spotlight - News
Firefighters extinguish fire started from old logging pile on NW Morgan Road

County settles with former reserve deputy for $55,000

South County Spotlight - News
After legal payout, Sheriff's Sgt. Andy Moyer placed on leave as investigation ensues

County to accept applicants for sheriff position

South County Spotlight - News
Commissioners will appoint interim sheriff from pool of qualified applicants

St. Helens business closed after pickup truck crashes into…

South County Spotlight - News
Emergency crews respond to Mailboxes NW after pickup truck crashes into storefront

Garbage rates likely to increase by June

South County Spotlight - News
County considers rate hikes on garbage hauling service of up to 9.2 percent for rural areas

2018 Amazing Kids: St. Helens teen constantly strives to…

South County Spotlight - News
St. Helens student Taylor Dow thrives on positivity and service to others, and has been named as the 2018 Pamplin Media Group Amazing Kids honoree…

If I were mayor ...

South County Spotlight - News
St. Helens students recognized for entries in annual contest at St. Helens City Council meeting

Scappoose schools receive $423K in CTE grant funding

South County Spotlight - News
Money will be used to help develop vinyl-cutting and 3D printing summer program for middle school students

Scappoose school board to interview interim super candidates

South County Spotlight - News
Board holds closed meeting to review superintendent candidates, sets interview date for May 10

Coworking in Columbia County kicks off

South County Spotlight - News
Scappoose woman opens coworking office for small business owners to utilize shared space

SHPD pitches incentive plan to recruit, retain officers

South County Spotlight - News
Police Chief Terry Moss pitches program that would help officers with escrow payments for homes in St. Helens

Sauvie Island alcohol ban in effect

South County Spotlight - News
Violators could face fines, possible jail time for breaking new administrative rule

St. Helens teacher placed on leave after sex abuse arrest

South County Spotlight - News
Kyle Wroblewski, 44, arrested on charges relating to sexual delinquency, misconduct

Follow the money: County campaign spending at a glance

South County Spotlight - News
County commissioner candidates, grocery tax opponents spend thousands in primary election

As Dickerson exits, Interim sheriff likely to fill role

South County Spotlight - News
After sheriff declares departure early in third term, county grapples with how to fill vacancy

Celeste Elizabeth 'Bettie' Hutton

SCS-Obituaries
November 28, 1922-April 22, 2018 - Bettie passed away peacefully in her sleep at 95 from complications of Alzheimer's

Columbia City man arrested for trying to lure teen

South County Spotlight - News
Investigators say Ryan Calhoun talked with 14-year-old, agreed to meet for sex

St. Helens police chief to take job with state training…

South County Spotlight - News
SHPD Police Chief Terry Moss to take job with Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training in August

Hillsboro helicopter crashes on Sauvie Island

South County Spotlight - News
Helicopter crash on Sauvie Island leaves one seriously injured Tuesday evening

Port jobs, industry and growth dominate port listening…

South County Spotlight - News
Port of St. Helens commissioners hear criticism, defense of port's approach

Region participates in National Drug Take Back Day

Portland Tribune - News
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day occurs on Saturday, April 28 across Oregon.

Port inches closer to name change

South County Spotlight - News
Port of St. Helens commissioners set to vote May 23 for possible new name; public input sought

St. Helens to consider water rate tweak for…

South County Spotlight - News
Parks and Recreation District agrees to change name; requests bill adjustment from the city

Scappoose Garden Club adds to Heritage Park

South County Spotlight - News
Newly donated bench with plaque commemorates garden club's 80th anniversary

BOLI: 'The most important race you've never heard…

South County Spotlight - News
Republican Tualatin Mayor Lou Ogden and Democrat Val Hoyle, former majority leader for the Oregon House of Representatives, face off for election May…

Scappoose student earns spot at national thespian…

South County Spotlight - News
Costume designer Abigail Martian earns high accolades; hosts trip fundraisers

Columbia County Development Agency could dissolve…

South County Spotlight - News
CCDA says tax revenue at Port Westward is exceeding debt payments; dissolution could be the best option

PUD launches grant program for economic development

South County Spotlight - News
Newly approved grant program will replace community sponsorship and ad program

Scappoose schools top leader subject of internal…

South County Spotlight - News
Interim Superintendent Ron Alley subject of internal investigation following 'staff complaint'

Vlautin visits fans at Scappoose Public Library

South County Spotlight - News
Critically-acclaimed novelist Willy Vlautin opens up about the joy and heartache of writing

Sheriff Jeff Dickerson to retire early

South County Spotlight - News
Email from sheriff notes early retirement; Dickerson expected to meet with county commissioners Wednesday

Bonamici releases plan to combat opioid abuse

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Congresswoman proposes self-funding grants to encourage pharmacies to set up safe disposal sites for unused medications; report also endorses steps…

Groundbreaking on new St. Helens school begins

South County Spotlight - News
Current, incoming students take part; construction of building set to begin after permits are obtained

Family dog, Thor, back at home 3 weeks after crash

South County Spotlight - News
German Shepherd, Thor, located and returned home after community members helped locate the Justis family's pet

Scappoose schools top leader subject of internal…

South County Spotlight - News
Interim school district Superintendent Ron Alley under investigation following 'staff complaint'

St. Helens police request info from graffiti victims

South County Spotlight - News
SHPD identify suspect who has tagged multiple locations over several years, seek more info from public

St. Helens ensemble wins league title

South County Spotlight - News
High school band earns automatic qualification to compete at state championships

Hypochondriac hijinks on Scappoose stage

South County Spotlight - News
Scappoose drama preps for spring musical, 'The Imaginary Invalid,' which debuts next week

Bing's owner sues St. Helens over water, sewer usage

South County Spotlight - News
Owner of Bing's restaurant files four claims against city in Coulmbia County Circuit Court

911 Communications director hired

South County Spotlight - News
Mike Fletcher takes over top administrative role at Columbia 911 Communications District

BACK ABOARD 'THE SCAPPOOSE EXPRESS'

South County Spotlight - News
Famed Chapman-area boxer contended for the world light heavyweight title 49 years ago

Street sweeps to double in Scappoose

South County Spotlight - News
Residents likely to see weekly sweeping schedule with purchase of in-house street sweeper

St. Helens City Council, staff mull overhaul of…

South County Spotlight - News
City prosecutor resigns; discussions about future of St. Helens city court continue

Chamber of commerce hires new excutive director

South County Spotlight - News
Simon Date of Scappoose hired to fill director role, which had been vacant for more than a year

Attorney: Sheriff's Office lied about dog attack

South County Spotlight - News
St. Helens attorney who filed tort notice against Columbia County says reports don't match video

OSP investigating Sheriff's Office deputy

South County Spotlight - News
Ryan Dews on administrative leave pending OSP investigation into unspecified conduct

Commissioner candidates open up about future…

South County Spotlight - News
Forum for county commissioner candidates draws packed house at St. Helens Elks Lodge

St. Helens police chief recognized at state…

South County Spotlight - News
Terry Moss granted award for youth engagement at Oregon Police Chiefs Conference

Merkwan sworn in as St. Helens police officer

South County Spotlight - News
Elijah Merkwan, former St. Helens Police Department reserve, joins force as full-time officer

Cheryl Ann Werings

South County Spotlight - News
October 3, 1943-April 11, 2018Cheryl Ann Werings of Scappoose, Oregon died April 11, 2018. She was 74.

Legal arguments resume in case of accused murderer…

South County Spotlight - News
Daniel Butts, of Kalama, Wash., stands accused in the 2011 murder of Rainier Police Chief Ralph Painter

Highway 47 bridge over Beaver Creek to be replaced

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The closure several miles south of Vernonia will last about two months, according to state officials.

Man sentenced to 6 years for criminally negligent…

South County Spotlight - News
Kevin Hawkins of St. Helens sentenced Tuesday for role in wife's 2014 overdose death

Fantastic Four make it to top four at OBOB…

South County Spotlight - News
Students from Otto Petersen Elementary participate in state-level competition on April 7

Chor Leonis takes home high honors

South County Spotlight - News
St. Helens High School choir earns second place at NWOC League Championships

St. Helens musicians head to state solo…

South County Spotlight - News
St. Helens High students Grace Stearns and Hayden Weitzel will compete at the state level at the end of April

Grace Smith selected as Elks Teen of the Month

South County Spotlight - News
St. Helens High School student selected for award based on academic accomplishments, community involvement

Highlight of Boeing R&D lands at OMIC

South County Spotlight - News
New hyper-precise milling machine adds to 'gravitational pull' for intellectual investment at OMIC

Eye-popping costumes take Wizard World by storm

Portland Tribune - News
UPDATE: Thousands gather at Oregon Convention Center in Portland on Saturday, April 14, for celebrity event.

St. Helens city, school officials launch joint…

South County Spotlight - News
City, schools plan to launch website and online catalog for summer activities

Scappoose producer to film new season of TV show

South County Spotlight - News
Thad Smith announces plans to film second season of World War II drama; some will be filmed in Columbia County

$3 million lawsuit names teen motorist in fatal…

South County Spotlight - News
Estate of pedestrian killed in suspected DUII crash last September files claim in Columbia County Circuit Court

A decade later, volunteers keep vision alive at Nob…

South County Spotlight - News
Volunteers mark 10-year annivesary of nature park by battling invasive species, noting aspirations

Bumper-maker seeks plant in Columbia City

South County Spotlight - News
Port of St. Helens says Dong Chun Co., a Korean manufacturer, hopes to employ 200 people

Edward V. Greisen

SCS-Obituaries
April 15, 1922-March 31, 2018 - Edward Valentine Greisen passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on March 31st in Portland, Oregon.

Heart and Soul on the CZ Trail

South County Spotlight - News
JJ Duehren's trail advocacy led to creation of social media page, appointment to county trail committee

Top job in Scappoose schools remains in limbo

South County Spotlight - News
Sole candidate for position, Ron Alley, declines position; school board still consulting on next steps

Food bank raises $4K during Empty Bowls fundraiser

South County Spotlight - News
Columbia Pacific Food Bank holds annual fundraiser; live enertainment and food provided

Neer City Road, Highway 30 site of two crashes in…

South County Spotlight - News
Both crashes injure drivers; one family still missing dog after crash last week

Sheriff's Office raids residence, workplace of 2…

South County Spotlight - News
Robert and Linda Crain, employees of the county's Land Development Services, suspects in official misconduct case

St. Helens to push Airbnbs in city, raise transient…

South County Spotlight - News
City officials believe tax revenue for overnight stays is lost to Portland; Scappose notes hotel goals

Sheriff's Office seeks body scanner for jail

South County Spotlight - News
After inmate snuck in drugs, jail officials say scanner could prevent serious issues

St. Helens floats plan to charge Eisenschmidt Pool…

South County Spotlight - News
Eisenschmidt Pool, built in 1939, has never paid the city of St. Helens for water due to 'gentleman's agreement'

Beyond politics, arming teachers could cost schools

South County Spotlight - News
Schools could pay additional $2,500 per employee in insurance premiums for staff carrying concealed weapons

New Scappoose park to be named Tomee Park

South County Spotlight - News
City councilors settle on new name, reflective of Native Chinook tribe history

Warren man celebrates 100th birthday

South County Spotlight - News
Walt Widmer, nearly lifelong county resident, cites socializing and staying busy as markers of a long life

Odin joins Columbia County Sheriff's Office

South County Spotlight - News
Drug detection dog will now aid law enforcement agencies throughout the county

Scappoose school board holds off hiring leader

South County Spotlight - News
Board receives letter urging current interim Superintendent Ron Alley not to be hired

Is county ready to hand over Chapman Landing?

South County Spotlight - News
Letter sent to city lays out 15 terms and conditions for transfer of ownership

Merchant meeting may have violated state law

South County Spotlight - News
City officials defend council's attendance at private meeting for business owners

St. Helens names new principals at high, middle…

South County Spotlight - News
Katy Wagner and Cris Gwilliam to lead adminstration at St. Helens high and middle schools, respectively

Scappoose reviews plans for new 16-unit subdivision

South County Spotlight - News
As new 20-unit apartment complex set to break ground, city planners review plans for more single-family housing

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