911 Communications director hired

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

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 court

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

OSP investigating Sheriff's Office deputy

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

St. Helens police chief recognized at state conference

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.

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 homicide

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 championship

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 championships

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 parks and…

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 crash

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 Hill

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

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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

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 two days

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 county…

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 tax

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 $25K for…

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 schools

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

Woman says city, league at fault for hit by softball

South County Spotlight - News
St. Helens woman files $370,000 lawsuit for injuries suffered during softball game at Campbell Park in 2016

Book Report: VLAUTIN MAKES IT HURT WHERE IT COUNTS

South County Spotlight - News
Novelist hones skill at telling hard-luck tales with book, songs; his latest book is 'Don't Skip Out on Me'

Local broker wins top real estate awards

South County Spotlight - News
Molly Hruska wins Chairman's Circle Platinum award; top rankings in Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices office

Two finalists announced in Scappoose superintendent…

South County Spotlight - News
Current interim superintendent Ron Alley; Jim Shank named as final candidates

Drake Dow named Elks Teen

South County Spotlight - News
Dow is known for athletics, academics and providing leadership to young athletes

Volunteers are at the heart of mEGGA Egg Hunt

South County Spotlight - News
Annual community event draws in crowds, but takes the support of dedicated volunteers to keep it running

Grant Watts parents, volunteers ready to 'Rewind to…

South County Spotlight - News
Community members invited to take part in 1980s-themed fundraiser for Scappoose elementary school

Need money for your charity? Wash a PUD truck.

South County Spotlight - News
Columbia River PUD rolls out new vehicle washing program for nonprofit groups

Restoration of South Scappoose Creek in the works

South County Spotlight - News
Ambitious project led by Scappoose Bay Watershed Council seeks to undue more than a century of encroachment

St. Helens petition seeks to nix riverfront…

South County Spotlight - News
As city preps for spring Festival of the Fairies, some say Halloween festival props have no business blocking view of river

WARN notice for Armstrong World Industries issued

South County Spotlight - News
Company to close manufacturing plant and lay off St. Helens workforce by May 31

St. Helens man arrested for supplying teens with…

South County Spotlight - News
Investigators find three teens on drugs in 25-year-old man's St. Helens apartment

Warren Community Fellowship hosts 'The Lion of…

South County Spotlight - News
Evening of praise will feature choir accompanied by live band Sat. March 31 in Warren

Columbia River Foursquare presents 'Jesus on Trial'

South County Spotlight - News
St. Helens church production blends current day with historical characters in play held on Good Friday

Columbia County egg hunts provide activities, treats

South County Spotlight - News
Free Easter weekend activies planned for children in Scappoose and St. Helens

Promises of change made at 'March for Our Lives'

Portland Tribune - News
The largest protest since last year's Woman's March drew thousands to Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Scappoose school sends group of fifth graders to…

South County Spotlight - News
Fantastic Four team heads to Battle of the Books state reading competition in April

County to receive $68K grant to expand high-speed…

South County Spotlight - News
High-speed Internet access improvement grant from state will help Columbia County

Scappoose's Vision Dance takes fifth at state

South County Spotlight - News
Scappoose High's Vision Dance earns fifth place in its division at OSAA state competition. The competition was held Saturday, March 17, at Veterans…

St. Helens mayor renews ferry talks

South County Spotlight - News
Mayor Rick Scholl makes a pitch for a ferry system, citing emergency preparedness

Port plans new industrial building, citing OMIC…

South County Spotlight - News
Port wants to build roughly 90,000-square-foot spec building to accommodate new industrial and research tenants

CAT, St. Helens offer help with water bill

South County Spotlight - News
St. Helens City Council approves $5,000 for emergency assistance funding pool

Chesney named volunteer of the month for March

South County Spotlight - News
Former My Fair Lady princess and avid county volunteer recognized for volunteer service

St. Helens schools break ground for CCEC campus

South County Spotlight - News
Grading work and construction likely to begin on school site within weeks contractors said

Scappoose man sentenced for striking woman

South County Spotlight - News
Troy James Queen to serve up to two years in custody for pistol-whipping woman he met online

Initiative would ban the sale of assault weapons

Portland Tribune - News
A petition proposed for November would ban assault firearms and high-capacity magazines in Oregon.

Campus gets gender neutral bathrooms, school…

South County Spotlight - News
Soderstrom Architects is designing new educational facilities with modern safety and other health benefits in Columbia County.

Scappoose firefighters respond to Warren structure…

South County Spotlight - News
Blaze at Warren residence spread from burn pile to shed last week, damage estimated at $8,000

Plane crash near Clastkanie sends pilot to hospital

South County Spotlight - News
U.S. Coast Guard, Oregon State Police respond to reports of plane crash on Wallace Island Tuesday afternoon

Man arrested after hanging backpacks from Lewis &…

South County Spotlight - News
Rainier man taken into custody after police inspect personal items retrieved from backpacks found on bridge in Rainier

Man caught by canine after fleeing deputies

South County Spotlight - News
Christopher Robb evaded deputies in stolen vehicle, then fled on foot and was later found hiding in slash pile

Port approves two new leases

South County Spotlight - News
Composites manufacturer, Bitcoin processor both look to Port of St. Helens for new business space

Living history at Grant Watts

South County Spotlight - News
Third-graders portray historical figures after completing research project for Night of the Notables

Scappoose school board narrows candidate pool for…

South County Spotlight - News
Board begins scheduling closed interviews with top picks; second interviews likely to take place in April

Two Columbia County reading teams head to state…

South County Spotlight - News
Students from St. Helens Middle and Otto Petersen Elementary schools head to state reading competition in April for the first time

Portland's Kabir Muthu crowned spelling champ

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon's Regional Spelling Bee in Portland is presented by the Pamplin Media Group and Comcast.

Scappoose School Board adopts health curriculum

South County Spotlight - News
Board votes 5 to 2 to approve adoption of curriculum for kindergarten through middle school, and a high school text

Grants for small businesses, new parks on list of…

South County Spotlight - News
Council gets ambitious with goals ranging from new park to master plans and small business growth

St. Helens man pleads guilty to criminally…

South County Spotlight - News
April Dawn Hawkins, 36, was initially thought to have died from complications related to medical procedure

Groups prepare appeal of farmland rezone

South County Spotlight - News
Columbia Riverkeeper, 1,000 Friends of Oregon team up to appeal Columbia County approval of Port Westward expansion

St. Helens man arrested after repeated domestic…

South County Spotlight - News
Jeremy Boyd, 44, in jail on more than 40 counts of domestic violence after investigators uncover horrific incidents of abuse on 38-year-old woman

Columbia City parks to become smoke-free

South County Spotlight - News
City council looks at ordinance banning smoking and tobacco and marijuana use in public parks

What's different after county split with Columbia…

South County Spotlight - News
CHS, county reflect on changes impacting public since contract termination earlier this year

Scappoose dance team heads to state

South County Spotlight - News
Scappoose Vision dance team heads to OSAA state competition this weekend, preliminary rounds on Friday

Scappoose, St. Helens students join walkout

South County Spotlight - News
St. Helens, Scappoose students join national walkout to raise awareness about gun violence and school safety

Beaverton man found with stolen mail from Scappoose

South County Spotlight - News
Andrey MacCracken arrested in Scappoose for stealing mail, ID theft and possession of methamphetamine

Child sex abuse sting in St. Helens catches man,…

South County Spotlight - News
Dean ONeill Cox of LaPine arrested after months of communications with a St. Helens police officer he thought was a 15-year-old girl

Columbia County students expected to participate in…

South County Spotlight - News
Student groups in Scappoose and St. Helens plan to participate in 17-minute walkout Wednesday morning in response to Florida school shooting

Four candidates vie for Columbia County…

South County Spotlight - News
One candidate announced he will withdraw from the race, bringing total to four

Scappoose approves $100K for bathrooms at new park

South County Spotlight - News
After scoffing at prices of premade structures, councilors OK two-stall restroom purchase

Bonamici speaks out on gun violence, school safety

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Oregon Democrat says at Beaverton town hall meeting that firearms restrictions must be coupled with greater access to counseling, improved security…

St. Helens to request bids for city prosecutor,…

South County Spotlight - News
St. Helens City Council votes to request proposals from candidates before renewing contracts for municipal court employees

St. Helens Winter Guard takes fourth

South County Spotlight - News
Guard places fourth out of eight teams at home Columbia River Winter Arts Invitational

St. Helens robotics is gearing up to throw down

South County Spotlight - News
Students demonstrate their competition robot designed to toss objects to complete challenges

St. Helens proposes lease with FARA athletic club

South County Spotlight - News
City Council proposes to collect lease payments from FARA athletic facility, which has previously not paid rent

Port hires new employee, hints at name change

South County Spotlight - News
Staff says changing name of agency could showcase the Port better, along with new PR hire

Satisfy your sweet tooth with St. Helens police

South County Spotlight - News
St. Helens Police Department hosts Cocoa with a Cop event to connect with community members

Sheriff's Office, OHS seize 17 animals in…

South County Spotlight - News
Seven dogs and 10 cats rescued from a Clatskanie residence following search warrant

St. Helens Golf Course could close in September

South County Spotlight - News
Golf course owner decides to close after proposal to build RV park met with criticism

EXPLORE ART OF PUPPET-MAKING

South County Spotlight - News
Grant funds make five-week workshop offered by Columbia City Community Library volunteers possible

Scappoose narrows applicants for schools…

South County Spotlight - News
Screening committee held first meeting to review 28 applications that were submitted

Post retirement, Scappoose man chases composer dream

South County Spotlight - News
After leaving the workforce, Roy Fuller says he aims to outpace Beethoven with symphony compositions

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