The City of St. Helens is converting its utility billing schedule for water, sewer, and storm water services to a monthly billing cycle. This change should make it easier for customers to budget for their St. Helens utility bill and allow for more efficient and rapid water leak detection. Read more

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On Wednesday, Feb. 21, firefighters from Columbia River Fire and Rescue (CRFR) and Scapppoose Fire District battled snow and ice while responding to a pickup truck that had crashed into a tree on Cater Road between Bozer Road and Pebble Drive just after 11 p.m. Read more

In May, it is time to vote 
for a County Commissioner, County Clerk, County Assessor and Justice of the Peace. Candidates have until March 6 to file for these positions if they want to run for the May 15 Oregon Primary Election. Read more

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Caleb Carter made the most of his senior season 
by finishing sixth in the 285 pound weight class at the OSAA State Championships at the Portland Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, Feb. 17. It was his first trip to the state tournament after missing the last two seasons with injuries. The last w… Read more

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On Thursday, Feb. 22, the Columbia County Warming Center will be open. The warming center is located at 125 N. 17th St. in St. Helens and is open from 6:30 p.m. to 8 a.m. Check in from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The warming center phone number is 503-410-5800. Read more

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With the potential for poor weather and hazardous road conditions in the next several days the Oregon State Police (OSP) would like to remind motorists of winter travel safety tips, according to a press release. Read more

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On Saturday, Feb. 3, Columbia County Habitat for Humanity raised the walls on their eight home in St. Helens. Senator Betsy Johnson (D), St. Helens Mayor Rick Scholl and Councilor Susan Conn joined Habitat for Humanity volunteers for a wallk raising ceremony to raise the walls of their eight… Read more

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The St. Helens Arts & Cultural Commission (ACC) is hosting a new community outreach program called Arts, Coffee, & Conversation. This is a monthly opportunity for the St. Helens community to speak casually with a rotating group of ACC members about various topics related to art and c… Read more

  • By Robert Barrows

These kinder, gentler ways to say ‘no’ are based on the ways that literary agents and publishers say "no" to aspiring writers. The examples are parodies of rejection letters I received on a novel I am trying to get published. “Cemetery of Lies” is a collection of intimate secret confessions,… Read more

The police blotter relates to the public record of incidents as reported by law enforcement agencies. All individuals arrested or charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Information printed is preliminary and subject to change. Read more