Under normal conditions at this time of the year, River City Speedway would be bustling with race car drivers, pit crew members and avid stock car racing fans anticipating the 36th year of motorsports action at the Columbia County Fairgrounds facility in St. Helens.

Per Governor Kate Brown’s announcement earlier today that Oregon schools will be closed to in-person learning for the remainder of the school year, the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) has cancelled all remaining Spring activities and state championships.


The OSAA Executive Board announces that it will continue its current suspension of Spring activities but chose not to cancel any other remaining state championships at this time, due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Members of the St. Helens High School wrestling team are preparing for the upcoming State competition this weekend.

The official results are in following St. Helens High School swim team's participation at the NW Oregon Conference District Swim Meet Saturday at Parkrose High School. The boy's team captured 4th overall at the meet, and the girls took 5th.

The Lions are wrapping up their fall sports regular session next week, and congratulations are in order to the Lady Lions volleyball team for finishing 3rd in league play, according to Athletic Director Ted Hirning. They will be heading to Round 1 of the playoffs on Saturday, Nov. 2. (Team a…

The quartet of area race car drivers Dick Gaboury, Sean Fox, Joel Beehler and Terry King each notched Columbia County Racing Association (CCRA) main event wins in the Pape Machinery/Knife River sponsored Labor Day weekend races Aug. 31-Sept. 1 at River City Speedway in St. Helens.

It’s a great time to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. Right now, smallmouth bass fishing should be good on the Columbia River, according to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW).

It’s not often The Chronicle has the chance to acknowledge locals who run in the races that annually come through St. Helens. The familiar sight of weary runners navigating their way down Highway 30 is now a yearly staple as we adjust our traffic around them and patiently wait for a group of…


Columbia County graduate Luke Roth has attended three of Columbia County’s high schools – Scappoose for his first two years, St. Helens for his junior year, and recently graduated after finishing out his high school career in Clatskanie.


The ninth event on the 14-race Columbia County Racing Association (CCRA) schedule at River City Speedway is set for 5 p.m. on Aug. 3 and will include the Northwest Ford Focus Midget Series and the Hudson Garbage sponsored Sunset Challenge.


City residents who visited McCormick Park this past weekend may have noticed a few big mounds of dirt.

The Columbia County Fairgrounds motorsports facility in St. Helens will feature races hosted by Reser’s Fine Foods at 5 p.m. on July 12. The races include a $5 Friday admission for all fans.