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It might sound like the beginning of a Dr. Seuss book, but it is actually a question that many probably won’t have an answer to, unless you joined me on a walking tour in downtown St. Helens this 4th of July. I’ll admit that growing up in St. Helens I never heard anything about Nora Lou Mart…

The 2019 Legislative Session finished up Sunday night, June 30, with lawmakers approving the next biennial budget. 

"Criminal Procedures: Know Your Rights” workshop will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10 in the Columbia County Law Library, located at 270 S. First St. in St. Helens.

With a goal of expanding services, the Columbia City Community Library has completed a three-month engagement with the Community Consulting Program (CCP), an outreach program sponsored by the Organization Development Network of Oregon (ODN-OR).

Carpenter ants are the scourge of homeowners in the Pacific Northwest. They do far more structural damage to homes and other buildings than all other insects combined. That said, they are part of our wood decay cycle and have been here far longer than humans have existed.

The following are the names of the St. Helens Middle School students on the school's 2019 4th Quarter Honor Roll.

The United Way of Columbia County reports that the county will receive approximately $28,028 in Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program Phase 36 funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.


The PAC Team would like to a give shout out to all patrons for helping make us the great family gym we are today. We truly could not have been as successful without your support. If you have not toured our facility, now would be a great time to do so.

The Chronicle congratulates the high school seniors from St. Helens High School, Columbia County Education Campus and Oregon Connections Academy.

The Columbia County Cultural Coalition (CCCC) is offering a Sponsorship Program for nonprofits in the county.

The Columbia City - St. Helens ceremony honoring veterans and those currently serving.