View the online version of our 2018 Spring Real Estate Guide here! Just click on the center of the image to view.

  • Updated

Take a trip down the Columbia River to Rainier, Oregon in 1853. The annual historical enactment was hosted on April14 by the Rainier Jr./Sr. High School History Club at Beaver Homes Grange.

  • Updated

Clatskanie Rural Fire Protection District is hosting an open house until 3 o’clock on April 21 at the fire station,located at 280 SE 3rd Street. Come meet the firefighters, grab a hotdog and a snowcone, try the obstacle course, and check out the fire engines.

  • Chip Bubl, OSU Extension - Columbia County

This is the second successive year we have an unseasonably cold and wet April. As this is being written, there are predictions that the cool pattern will break and we will see more sun the last half of the month. For all of us itching to get out in the garden, that will be wonderful.

Clatskanie city officials have added Rare Disease Day to the calendar. The last day of February is marked nationally as a time to raise awareness of illnesses that often go unknown by the public.

Codi Blodgett is a junior at Western Oregon University. Monday, he was inducted into the National Student Athlete Honor Society. He is a business major with a focus in marketing and a computer science Minor. Blodgett just recently ran a personal record of 10.87 in the 100-meter dash. He also…

The Clatskanie Arts Commission is pleased to bring back the very popular Oregon Symphonic Band in concert on Sunday, April 22, at 3 p.m. at the Donavon Wooley Performing Arts Center at the Clatskanie Middle High School, 471 Belair Drive in Clatskanie.

  • Updated

View the online version of our 2018 Reduce Reuse Recycle guide here! Just click in the center of the image to view.

Sometimes we just want to get away from the buzz of modern life, find an escape to a less complicated setting. A historical reenactment could be just the thing for those seeking sanctuary from the hectic pace we keep these days.


Music lovers were invited to attend a concert of internationally renowned Steinway pianist Steven Vanhauwaert this past Saturday in the Birkenfeld Theatre at the Clatskanie Cultural Center.

  • Updated

During the April 2 Rainier City Council meeting, Mayor Jerry Cole took a moment to recognize the efforts of the local social support agency and food pantry. Cole declared April 2018 to be “The Month of H.O.P.E.”

  • By Rachel Hagen ~ For The Chief
  • Updated

My name is Rachel Hagen and I am a 17-year-old student from Piercing Arrow Private School. Help me to remember and honor active duty military, veterans, and their families on Memorial Day here in Clatskanie.

featured top story
  • Updated

Students in the Structured Living Skills program at Clatskanie Middle/High School (CMHS) took on a project to make and sell shirts this past fall in support Donna Thompson, an educational assistant at the school who was diagnosed with breast cancer.

  • By Chip Bubl, OSU Extension agent - Columbia County

Compost rules

Dr. John Briggs is a 1980 graduate of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine and longtime northwest practitioner. His practice involves diagnostic and therapeutic modalities that he says have stood the test of time. He believes that each person exists dynamically as a spirit being, po…

centerpiece featured

Locals already know that The Castle is home to the Clatskanie Senior Center and Clatskanie Historical Society Museum. They might not know about lunches at the Flippin Café with its new cook, Julie Farmer.

Rainier City Hall was the stage for a town hall this past Saturday. State Sen. Betsy Johnson (D-Scappoose) and State Rep. Brad Witt (D-Clatskanie) updated the audience on the recent legislative session and took questions on a range of topics.

It’s time for the annual Kiwanis Club of Clatskanie Easter Egg Hunt. The fun starts at 10 a.m. sharp on March 31 at Clatskanie Middle/High School’s athletic fields. There will be five different age categories for the kids and the Goat Girlz Petting Zoo will return this year. Don’t miss out.

  • By Chip Bubl, OSU Extension agent - Columbia County

Scappoose Bay Watershed Council’s Native Plant Sale Saturday, April 14th

The 6th Annual Spring Fundraising exceeded its goal by more than double on March 17 at Clatskanie Elementary School. For months, students and staff worked to craft and acquire items for the live and silent auctions.

On March 15, Cub Scout Pack 241 held its Pinewood Derby. Pictured are 1st place winner William Johnson, 2nd place winner Jonryan McWhorter and 3rd place winner Bentley Filkonska. The three were invited to compete at the Cub Scout District Derby on April 21 in Kelso, Wash.

The 16th Annual Clatskanie Bulky Waste Cleanup Day will be held from 8 a.m. until noon on April 7 at Clatskanie City Park.

Celebrate science in your life. Share with others what science means you and why you support science, research and the people who do the work of science, applying it in our lives and teaching it in our schools.

Members of Clatskanie Chapter T P.E.O. will offer “Tulips for Scholarships” again this year on Friday, March 30, and Saturday, March 31, at the Evergreen Shopping Center in front of Hi-School Pharmacy and Farmhouse Coffee.

Clatskanie American Legion Post 68 hosted its 99th American Legion Anniversary Dinner on March 12. Pictured is guest speaker District 1 Commander Lou Neubecker, who was accompanied by District 1 Sergeant-at-Arms Tim Flynn. The American Legion celebrated its 99th birthday on March 15, marking…

A workshop on SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. in the Columbia County Law Library, which is located at 270 S. First St. in St. Helens.  The workshop marks the 16th in the Lawyer in the Law Library series being hosted by the law …

A large group gathered at the Clatskanie American Legion Hall tonight to discuss taking action as a community to support CES Principal Brad Thorud after his contract was not renewed by the Clatskanie School Board.

On March 10, Columbia County Small Woodlands Association will hold its 20th annual tree sale. The sale begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Lawrence Oil (Pacific Pride) parking lot in St. Helens on Hwy 30. The Address is 845 N Columbia River Highway. Twenty-two different species of deciduous and conif…

The Missoula Children’s Theatre presents The Wiz of the West, the classic story The Wizard of Oz, but with a twist – or should we say, twister? A down-home, country telling of every cowpoke’s favorite yarn – aw, Auntie Em, there’s no place like home on the range.

On Feb. 28, the Clatskanie Masonic Lodge hosted a lunch for 120 students from the CMHS who received a GPA of 3.5 or above. Those students receiving a 4.0 GPA were given certificates of recognition from the lodge. Pictured are most of the students who received a 4.0 certificate.