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Quitting tobacco is complicated. But it’s possible.

A workshop, “Immigration Law in 2020,” will be held at the Columbia County Law Library from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 270 S. First St. in St. Helens.


View the online version of our 2019 Season's Greetings publication here!

Brian McBride, a 23-year-old Clatskanie native now residing in Santa Rosa, California, has recently published his third novel, “Sons of Slaughter.”

Welcome to the Oregon FBI’s Tech Tuesday segment. Today: Building a digital defense as you race to finish your holiday shopping.


When St. Helens local Janice Tauscher was 23, she was pregnant with her third child. She had two daughters from a previous marriage and was now pregnant with her third child, but the child’s biological father had just left her six months pregnant. She was a struggling single parent now, and …

The St. Helens Police Department is partnering with the Columbia Pacific Food Bank to host the 17th annual Donut Day fundraiser at a new location on Saturday, December 14, 2019, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Last week, The Chronicle posted to Facebook seeking the community’s help in locating all of the “giving trees” that have been sprouting up in Columbia County, and boy … did the community respond.


On Saturday night, Nov. 30, the weather outside in St. Helens was quickly getting colder. On a local Facebook community page, local Brandee Dudzic saw a friend posting for donations to get a room at Motel 6 for two people they’d seen walking down the highway. Dudzic responded saying she woul…


Before opening Columbia River Jewelers in Scappoose last year, Erika Czerniejewski had been a jeweler at Jared’s for five years and spent several more years before that training with other artists. She felt like her community needed a local jeweler that they could go to and trust.

Columbia Pacific CCO awards projects within Clatsop, Columbia and Tillamook counties that improve the health of the community, drawing upon best practices and other innovations. The Community Wellness Investment Fund (CWIF) supports innovative, local and sustainable solutions that address he…

Are you and your family prepared if a major wildfire sweeps through Columbia County next summer? Do you know what you would do if a devastating earthquake hits our area, leveling buildings and cutting off Columbia County from major emergency response assistance for days or weeks?