Home development company fined for wetlands violations

Home development company fined for wetlands violations

D.R. Horton never obtained proper permitting before moving soil on designated wetland in Scappoose

St. Helens is cracking down on code violations

St. Helens is cracking down on code violations

St. Helens city staff address yards full of 'junk' that violate municipal code by issuing citations

St. Helens High choirs set lofty goals for season

St. Helens High choirs set lofty goals for season

With a new director and new ensemble name, students are determined to make it to state

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OSP PHOTO - Debris and vehicles block east and westbound lanes of traffic on Highway 30 Wednesday morning, just east of the Sauvie Island Bridge. One man was killed in the crash, while three other drivers were injured.
March 22, 2017

Scappoose man killed in fatal crash on Highway 30

by Courtney Vaughn
Five car crash Wednesday morning leaves one dead, three injured
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Construction continued its strong growth in February, as Oregon's unemployment rate dropped to a 41-year low.
March 21, 2017

Unemployment rate drops to historic low in February

by Pamplin Media Group
State employment officials said that in February, 82,000 Oregonians were unemployed, the lowest number since August. 1995.
Keyser
March 17, 2017

6 candidates file for 2 seats on Port of St. Helens Commission

by Courtney Vaughn
Two seats are up for election this May, for Positions 4 and 5. Filed candidates include Melinda Bernert, Natasha Parvey-Leskowich, Robert Keyser, Megan Kunkel-Hallstone and Chris Iverson.


March 17, 2017

Candidates file for boards

by Nicole Thill
Residents file to run for elected spots on Scappoose and St. Helens boards
Williams
March 17, 2017

St. Helens visitors center representative steps down

by Nicole Thill
Gretchen Williams leaves position, interim office administrator named to fill spot
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: NICOLE THILL - The St. Helens City Council is discussing options to generate revenue or save money in the coming fiscal years, including the potential of restructuring the municipal court system.
March 17, 2017

St. Helens considers fund reallocation, restructuring in next…

by Nicole Thill
Finance director discusses budget options with St. Helens City Council
March 17, 2017

Four now vying for seat on Scappoose council

by Courtney Vaughn
One applicant to be appointed by council after candidate interviews Monday
COURTESY PHOTO - Volunteer Lowell Bauer helps Addison Wells with the construction of her birdhouse on Saturday, March 11. Volunteers from the library helped create basic templates for the children to follow using seven pieces of wood. The children helped on every step, while the volunteers helped the children with the more technical parts of the birdhouse construction.
March 17, 2017

BIRDHOUSE BUILD

by Nicole Thill
Volunteers help children at Columbia City Community Library celebrate spring with birdhouse creation
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: NICOLE THILL - One student from every grade level at the elementary school was chosen at random to help dump buckets of green slime on Salisbury and Scott last week. Students who reported any time reading outside of school had their names put in a drawing for the honor.
March 17, 2017

SLIME TIME

by Nicole Thill
St. Helens students read for more than 2,000 hours to slime their Lewis and Clark principals
SPOTLIGHT FILE PHOTO - The Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center in Scappoose still seems relatively empty, but officials say a board of directors has been formed and efforts to secure new tenants and industry partners are underway.
March 17, 2017

New center for manufacturing and research making quiet progress

by Courtney Vaughn
Board of directors handling R&D efforts for OMIC and partner agreements for new tech site in Columbia County

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Mar 17, 2017

Scappoose schools change visitor policy

by Nicole Thill
Policy, new rule impose stricter rules for school site visitors
SCAPPOOSE POLICE DEPARTMENT PHOTO - Officer Travis Killens
Mar 17, 2017

'TIP A COP' NIGHT RAISES $3,800 FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS

by Courtney Vaughn
Scappoose Police Department outpaced previous year's fundraising for charitable organization
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: NICOLE THILL - Open enrollment has been used in the past in the Scappoose School District, to help stabilize certain grade levels and maintain an average student attendance rate to normalize state funding. Next school year there is no cap on open enrollment for kindergarten students, while other grades have limits or no open spots.
Mar 17, 2017

Scappoose superintendent defends open-enrollment policy

by Nicole Thill
Policy, new rule impose stricter rules for school site visitors
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Bid on a chance to shoot 500 rounds out of this M240 7.62 mm machine gun at Columbia County Rotary's Casino Night this Saturday, March 18, at the St. Helens Elks Lodge. Tickets are $40, and include a salmon or prime rib dinner and $200 of 'funny money' for gaming.
Mar 17, 2017

Columbia County Rotary 'Casino Night' is Saturday, March 18

by Pamplin Media Group
Columbia County Rotary is hosting its annual Casino Night fundraiser this weekend, Saturday, March 18.
Mar 12, 2017

News briefs

by Nicole Thill
News briefs: Unemployment data, reminder to check smoke detectors, Tip-A-Cop event planned
Mar 11, 2017

Police Logs

by Pamplin Media Group
Police Logs: Scappoose Police Department and Columbia County Sheriff's Office
Lillianna Shriver
Mar 11, 2017

Shriver selected as 'Elks Teen of the Month'

by Nicole Thill
St. Helens High School student Lillianna Shriver has been selected as the Elks Teen of the Month for January.
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: COURTNEY VAUGHN - Columbia County commissioners and staff convene at an afternoon staff meeting Wednesday, March 8, to discuss revised land use regulations for marijuana businesses. Pictured left to right: Commissioners Alex Tardif, Henry Heimuller, Margaret Magruder, Land Development Services Director Todd Dugdale and Glen Higgins, also of LDS.
Mar 10, 2017

County considers additional marijuana rules

by Courtney Vaughn
New rules could expand grow site buffer zones, restrict lighting and air filtration
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: NICOLE THILL - Rhiannon Canary, center, and Katie Plunkett, right, both Scappoose High School freshmen, talk with a representative from Summit Academy Salon, a cosmetology and hairdressing academy in Portland, during a career expo at Scappoose High on Wednesday, March 8
Mar 10, 2017

ON THE JOB HUNT

by Nicole Thill
High school students speak with professionals about higher education, work at career expo
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: NICOLE THILL - Kindergarteners in Keely Nudo's class completed a variety of activities centered around the number 100 on Tuesday, March 7, the 100th day of school.
Mar 10, 2017

THE BIG 100

by Nicole Thill
Students at Grant Watts celebrate 100 days of school earlier this week