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Hundreds of citizens came down to the waterfront to celebrate the 4th of July in St. Helens on Wednesday. Here are a few photos of the day featuring the WWI walking tour conducted by museum volunteer Brandon Sundeen, the cornhole tournament, the Winn Alexander Band, National Anthem singer Ch…

Bee class: Monday, July 18th at 6:30pm at the OSU Extension office in St. Helens. The talk will be given by the retired East Coast Extension bee specialist, Dewey Caron. He will detail the results of the 2017 honeybee survey which show the effects of various beekeeping practices in the Pacif…

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Competing with more than 90 submitted pieces and representing Clatskanie, local artist Jessica Coughlin was awarded the Peoples Choice at the Rose Festival Art Show. The free event, where artists celebrate the rose and its connection to Portland, is open daily from 1-4 p.m. until June 26 at …

Over the recent Memorial Day weekend, Officer Claus (a.k.a. Doug Walker) of St. Helens visited the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington D.C. While there he made a rubbing of the late Rainier Police Chief Ralph Painter’s name engraved on the wall with other fallen officers.

Columbia Pacific CCO and the Columbia County Community Advisory Council will be hosting a free suicide prevention training for community members. QPR (question, persuade and refer) training will be at 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 27, at Community Action Team, 125 N. 17 Street, St. Helens. Refresh…

The St. Helens Public Library is partnering with the St. Helens Arts and Cultural Commission (ACC) to host a Libraries Rock paint event on Tuesday, June 26, from 7-9 p.m. at the Library. This event is part of the Library’s adult Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is Libraries Rock!

The My Fair Lady Pageant is celebrating its 30th year with five new nominees from each of Columbia County’s cities who exemplify outstanding achievement in volunteerism in their communities. The pageant will take place at 1 p.m. on July 18during the first day of the Columbia County Fair on t…

Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington extended the ongoing recreational spring Chinook fishing season on the lower Columbia River, set a one-day white sturgeon season in the estuary, and approved a two-fish bag limit on Chinook above Bonneville Dam today during a joint state hearing.

It is really dry

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A Wreath Laying and Flag Raising Ceremony was held at Hudson Cemetery in Rainier on Memorial Day, overseen by VFW Post 1909. Pastor and Columbia River Fire & Rescue Chaplain Steve Berry spoke at the event.

This year’s summer musical is Helen on 86th Street.  Vita is a 12-year-old that desperately wants the lead “Helen of Troy” in the school musical. Of course, the popular girl gets the role that she doesn’t really want. The play takes us through Vita’s struggles with her dreams of stardom. Wil…

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Lillian Mickelson was honored in celebration of her 102nd birthday at St Helens First Lutheran Church on Saturday, May 12. In attendance at the event were Lillian’s family members, including daughter Karen Shadley, who provided the birthday cakes.