Sidney Allen selected as Elks Teen of the Month

South County Spotlight - News
Recent St. Helens High School graduate awarded monthly Elks Teen recognition

Port continues to chew name change options

South County Spotlight - News
Columbia River Steamship Operators' Association asks port to reconsider use of 'Columbia River' in new name

County develops environmental health program

South County Spotlight - News
Three employees needed to fill out new program within Public Health Department

New assistant principal joins St. Helens

South County Spotlight - News
Darcy Soto will join staff at St. Helens High School in the 2018-19 school year

Port courts Canadian biofuels company for Port Westward

South County Spotlight - News
Company continues to analyze U.S. market options, has not initiated formal talks with port

Ethics complaints lobbed at port commissioner

South County Spotlight - News
Brady Preheim files complaints with state ethics commission over Paulette Lichatowich's expenses, meeting attendance

Former interim school chief resigns

South County Spotlight - News
Ron Alley resigns from Scappoose School District after returning to previous admin position

Body of Scappoose man found in Clatsop County

South County Spotlight - News
Sheriff confirms discovery of Bret Yates, reported missing by wife June 13 while fishing at coast

Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash on Highway 30

South County Spotlight - News
Rider is local pastor who suffered fractured skull, multiple broken bones after crash with car

Highway 6 crash claims life of Tillamook man

Forest Grove News-Times - News
His car crossed into the oncoming lane and struck a van carrying four Columbia County residents, police said.

2 arrested after 'combative' man resists officers

South County Spotlight - News
Investigation into domestic dispute in Columbia County ends with 'sedated' suspect, police say.

Scappoose student awarded $1K scholarship

South County Spotlight - News
Josiah Oliver to receive 2018 Don Coin Walrod Memorial Scholarship to pursue forestry studies

Columbia City woman to speak at PCC graduation

South County Spotlight - News
Awen Moon Gatten will speak about overcoming personal challenges to pursue education, personal passion

County development fees likely to increase

South County Spotlight - News
Columbia County not charging enough money to cover most building and planning fees, study shows

Lawmakers visit OMIC

South County Spotlight - News
State and local reps get glimpse of progress at manufacturing research center in Scappoose

SCAPPOOSE CLASS TRAVELS TO ASHLAND FOR SHAKESPEARE FEST

South County Spotlight - News
Scappoose High School students attend Oregon Shakespeare Festival after community groups help sponsor trip

St. Helens adjusts budget through fund transfers,…

South County Spotlight - News
City Council passes two interfund loans to help cover expenses in 2017-18 year

Man sentenced to prison in domestic violence case

South County Spotlight - News
Aaron T. Posey, in and out of jail since 2015, pleads guilty to assault, other charges in plea deal

Vernonia woman wins $100,000 in lottery

South County Spotlight - News
Ashley Smith, 24, wins $100,000 on Scratch-It ticket bought at family-owned market

42-acre Chapman Grange Road No. 1 wildfire 'fully contained'

South County Spotlight - News
Fire crews worked overnight to dig containment line around blaze that began Sunday afternoon; cause still under investigation

Immunizations decrease despite 2014 state law

South County Spotlight - News
Columbia County rate of non-medical exemptions sits at 6 percent for the 2017-18 school year

Semi-truck and school bus crash reported in Rainier

South County Spotlight - News
No students hurt in crash; driver of semi-truck taken to hospital for minor injuries

2018 Rose Festival VIP winner chosen

Portland Tribune - News
The lucky winner in the Ultimate Rose Festival Experience Contest is from Aloha

Scappoose, St. Helens schools expect to carry on with OBOB

South County Spotlight - News
Inclusion of book about a transgender girl in popular reading competition prompts two Oregon districts to pull out

Ross Munro selected as Elks Teen of the Month

South County Spotlight - News
St. Helens High School senior selected for award based on involvment in school activities, academics

Port says it's losing business over fire safety rules

South County Spotlight - News
Agency says two aviation businesses backed out of development due to costs of fire suppression systems

Four killed in car crash on Highway 30 west of Clatskanie

South County Spotlight - News
A minivan traveling westbound was struck by a pickup truck while attempting a left turn

Closure of Highway 47 at Beaver Creek pushed back to August

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The delay is being made to accommodate the Vernonia Friendship Jamboree & Logging Show.

SUV crash causes roadside fire

South County Spotlight - News
Driver was able to get out of vehicle; no injuries reported by Columbia River Fire and Rescue

Recycling's big cost driving garbage rates

South County Spotlight - News
County says sorting plastic bags, disposable coffee cups and other garbage from recycling bins adds expenses

Friends of Scappoose Parks offically kicks off

South County Spotlight - News
Citizen group aimed at park improvement projects scheduled to hold second meeting in June

Scappoose PD to start using body cameras

South County Spotlight - News
Newly approved software upgrades will see new in-car dash cameras, body-worn cameras for all officers

St. Helens man pleads guilty to charges over death of…

South County Spotlight - News
Jeremy Milutin, 38, expected to be sentenced in Lane County on June 1; Milutin filed plea deal last week

DEQ fines St. Helens rock quarry

South County Spotlight - News
Eagle Star Rock Products in St. Helens fined $4,200 for stormwater violations last fall

Man arrested after assaulting woman at Scappoose stoplight

South County Spotlight - News
Troyman Duhaime, 35, arrested after girlfriend reported he approached her car and assaulted her

Scappoose schools hire interim superintendent

South County Spotlight - News
Board votes 5 to 2 to hire former employee with whom district settled discrimination lawsuit in 2012

Naked man rescued from Columbia River

South County Spotlight - News
Cowlitz County Sheriff's deputies saved a man who was very cold on Monday, May 28.

Donation provides books for all

South County Spotlight - News
St. Helens Kiwanis donates books to St. Helens School District kindergarten students

Otto Petersen school hires new principal

South County Spotlight - News
Jennifer Stackhouse, previous instructor with Gresham-Barlow School District, to start in July

SHEDCO launches mobile app

South County Spotlight - News
App users rack up points by visting locations, searching for sites, and competing for prizes

She's 'Young at Heart at 102'

South County Spotlight - News
Lillian Mickelson celebrates her 102nd birthday with neighbor, family and friends

New director tapped for CC Rider

South County Spotlight - News
Todd Wood, former manager at TriMet, brings years of bus and rail management experience

Scappoose park gets new name, again

South County Spotlight - News
Tomee park renamed Chief Concomly Park after Native American woman's name lacked historical accuracy

SECOND-GRADER DONATES FUNDS TO PAY FOR SCHOOL…

South County Spotlight - News
Lillia Erhardt, a Grant Watts Elementary student, establishes fund to help classmates in need buy lunches

Fairy fest is pure magic for some, fizzle for others

South County Spotlight - News
Inaugural St. Helens event gets mixed reviews from businesses and attendees

Medical jet biz scraps Scappoose relocation

South County Spotlight - News
Port of St. Helens buys back property it sold to Premier Jets, Inc. of Hillsboro

Brush fire threatens homes in Yankton

South County Spotlight - News
Multiple fire crews on scene of blaze that started in slash pile near Pittsburg Road and Gensman Road outside St. Helens

Legislature approves business tax break expansion

South County Spotlight - News
Gov. Kate Brown called a one-day special session Monday to expand a business tax break to sole proprietors.

Chief deputy to be appointed to serve as acting…

South County Spotlight - News
Steve Salle expected to be appointed by Sheriff Dickerson, after county opts not to appoint from pool of 4 applicants

County fair to introduce electronic ticketing

South County Spotlight - News
Online ticket purchases, new rides on deck for 2018 Columbia County Fair & Rodeo

Aliens abduct McMinnville for UFO fest

Portland Tribune - News
Thousands attend McMenamins' event with expert speakers, parade and street fair on Saturday, May 19.

Award-winning ensemble at St. Helens High School

South County Spotlight - News
St. Helens High School wind ensemble takes second at OSAA state competition last week

Holm is right at home as newest addition to…

South County Spotlight - News
Hailey Holm, who grew up in Warren, went from administrative job in department to officer

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

Columbia County paid $210K in settlement cash to…

South County Spotlight - News
After seizing 170 cows in 2012 for alleged neglect, cattle were lost, starved while in county and OHS care

Using tools and skills, students earn cash

South County Spotlight - News
St. Helens students earn $4K in grant money from SkillsUSA video contest, and aim for grand prize

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.,…

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

Follow the money: County campaign spending at a…

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

As Dickerson exits, Interim sheriff likely to fill…

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…

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…

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

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