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Homecoming celebration in Clatskanie on Oct. 5. Homecoming Court: Kayla Clark, Annabelle Martin, Lillian Boothe, Queen Mary Hegan, King Gavin Thorud, Jack Boothe, Evan Coe, Tony Cueto, and Vojtech Ryp. Photos: Dick Winders

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Congratulations to Del Dyer, RSVP’s Volunteer of the Month for September. Del has been volunteering to deliver Meals on Wheels with the Clatskanie Senior Center for about 40 years.

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The Clatskanie Chief was invited to a special Eagle Scout Award Ceremony in Clatskanie City Park recently. State Rep. Brad Witt, an Eagle Scout himself, was among those who attended the milestone for Grant Carleton of Boy Scout Troop 332.

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The Kiwanis Club of Clatskanie has a new leader with a familiar face. Past President Taylor Kissinger will again be the top Kiwanian in town, and he does with wearing a special honor from the organization.

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Clatskanie Middle High School presents: The Addams Family Musical, School Edition. Please join  these iconic characters, on Friday, Oct. 19, Saturday, Oct. 20, Thursday, Oct. 25, and Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. A special matinée performance will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. in the …

Tim Erwin, a middle school science teacher in Clatskanie, was awarded $500 from Wauna Credit Union (WCU) for winning financial institution’s “Adopt-A-Teacher” contest.


In small towns such as Clatskanie, the spirit of teamwork is a big thing. The relationship between Umpqua Bank and the Clatskanie Boosters is proof of that.

Coming to Clatskanie next week is a traveling exhibit explores how Oregonians participated in the decision to incarcerate Japanese Americans and Japanese immigrants during World War II. It is the story of how individuals, organizations, businesses and elected officials advocated for the inca…

A stunning view of the riverbank by Chris Ouellette in Clatskanie City Park reminds us to enjoy the season.

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With Halloween just around the corner, Clatskanie Chamber of Commerce encourages local businesses to participate in the Annual Scarecrow Event. The Chamber looks forward to seeing your creations and presenting your unique business style and creativity.


Turning Point was there for students in need as the new school year began. The Clatskanie-based social support agency provided school supplies, backpacks and other necessities for public and private school students this year.

The Clatskanie Library will be celebrating the Freedom to Read during the week of Sept. 23-Sept. 29. Observed since 1982, this annual ALA (American Library Association) event reminds Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted.


Deer Island Resident Mary Wells was the winner of the Kiwanis Doernbecher Mustang raffle. Mary is a retired Rainier Middle School Principal who currently substitute teaches for the St. Helen’s school District.


There are two things you first notice upon entering Heller Enterprises at 504 Milton Way. First, is the friendly staff. There is a sense of family among them and they treat you in as if you’re simply another cousin. The second, upon passing through the small wood swinging door to head toward…

The Clatskanie Garden Club will hold its annual Fall Plant Sale from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21 at the Evergreen Shopping Center. The club will be in from of Farmhouse Coffee. There will be a variety of plants and bulbs to choose from. Remember your Heritage Days button to sa…

Sometime shortly after the end of the Second World War, a logger named Joseph Buford Cox was out in the woods — probably doing some informal timber cruising on a patch of salvage timber, one of the standing forests killed in the Tillamook Burns. Using his ax, he split open a stump and found …

Deer Island resident Mary Wells was the winner of the Kiwanis Doernbecher Mustang raffle. Mary is a retired Rainier Middle School Principal who currently substitute teaches for the St. Helen’s school District.


If you enjoy the taste of late-summer blackberries or admire the ivy growing around the trunk of a tree in your yard, you are actually savoring the beauty of a non-native invasive species of plants, often referred to as noxious weeds.

Clatskanie firefighters on Nehalem Street and Columbia River Highway “Filling the Boot,” a fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide join together to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning.

The Clatskanie Arts Commission celebrated its 30th Performing Arts Series with the annual Big Band in the Park Concert on Labor Day, held Sept. 3 in Clatskanie City Park.


Deciduous trees across Columbia County seem covered in thick, gooey appearing tents coating the branches and turning foliage brown.

It is with great pleasure that I welcome everyone back to school. It has been a busy summer in the Rainier School District this summer with a $3.5 million in seismic upgrade to four of our school buildings. These renovations began immediately after school let out and we are excited with the …

Clatskanie Arts Commission celebrating 30th Performing Arts Series with annual Big Band in the Park Concert on Labor Day, Sept. 3, 2018 in Clatskanie City Park

Before and after: The old cover was removed from the Clatskanie Skate Park this past week. The new cover was installed the morning of Aug. 25. With the new cover in place, redesigned ramps are the next step in preparing the park to re-open.

Recreational fishermen will have two days in September to get out on the Columbia River to catch and retain white sturgeon under rules approved today by the Oregon and Washington departments of fish and wildlife.

Congratulations to Barbara Foster! Barbara was selected as Columbia County RSVP’s Volunteer of the Month for August. Barbara has been volunteering at the front desk of the Rainier Senior Center for the last 9 years. Every Tuesday, she greets visitors and handles tasks at the front desk.


Journalists are not supposed to be the story. Writing an introduction about myself is counter to what I am trained to do—write about you and our community.

Local financial cooperative, Wauna Credit Union (WCU), is launching its popular “Adopt-A-Teacher” contest in Columbia, Clatsop, Western Washington, and Pacific (WA state) Counties today, ultimately rewarding one area-teacher $500 to help them tackle the 2018/19 school year.

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