The Clatskanie Arts Commission, in celebration of its 30th Performing Arts Series, is pleased to present in concert the Oregon Symphonic Band at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov.18, at the Donavon Wooley PAC at Clatskanie Middle/High School, 471 BelAir Drive, Clatskanie, Oregon.

On Saturday, Oct. 20th the Clatskanie Rifle & Pistol Club held its annual 'Oktoberfest Muzzle Loaders Shoot.' For his second consecutive year Robert Isaacson was the winner of 'The Koeningscheibe Kings Target Trophy.'

And the winner is Ivy Martin! The Clatskanie Library's recent contest to guess the combined weight of the two pumpkins came to a close on Monday, Oct. 29 at library closing. The contest had 60 entries with the highest guess for weight at 226 pounds and the lowest weight at 15 pounds. The tot…

Deputy Derek Hibbs, K-9 handler for Columbia County Sheriff's Office, had a few minutes to give treats and stickers to kids on Halloween night while on patrol in Clatskanie. Cody Mann/The Chief

Oregon firefighters and disaster responders are assisting with the Camp Fire in California, a 113,000-acre blaze that has killed at least 29 people and destroyed 6,453 known residences.

The Public Health Foundation of Columbia County is encouraging Columbia County community members to commit or recommit to healthy, smoke-free lives by participating in the American Cancer Society’s 43rd Great American Smokeout on Nov. 15, 2018.

Clatskanie and Rainier go head-to-head in a Highway 30 Hootenanny on the Columbians turf at 7 p.m. on Nov. 9. Clatskanie comes in on the heels of a 16-point loss to Rainier in the regular season.

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The Rainier City Council was asked again this past month to fund the local drainage district that faces a budget shortfall of $172, 966 for levee recertification. City officials denied a request for funds this past May.

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The 4th Annual Columbia County Veteran Stand Down and Job Fair kicked off on Friday, Nov. 9 beginning at 9 a.m. at Foursquare Church, located at 555 Commons Drive in St. Helens. The event will run until 3 p.m. and set up shop again on Saturday during the same hours. 

The second Town Hall event will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the Columbia Center Auditorium adjacent to the St. Helens Public Library. The meeting will begin sharply at 6:30 p.m. and organizers anticipate a lively discussion on TRANSPORTATION: Potholes to Possibilities.

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On Monday, Nov. 5, local first responders representing multiple agencies gathered at the Columbia 9-1-1 Communications District (C911CD) also known as CCOM, to discuss upcoming upgrade possibilities to the system.

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In one of the more closely watched races in the county, Lt. Brian Pixley will now step up as the next elected sheriff at the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) after edging out top competitor Dave Brown by more than 1,000 votes.

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Columbia County residents seem to have approved a gun rights ordinance that appeared in some version in 10 Oregon counties this year. Seven other counties also passed ordinances, according to early voting results.

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Early unofficial voting results in are in for the 2018 midterm elections. The following results pertain to Columbia County. Certified results will be posted once released by the elections department.

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An indie film festival of short films is coming to Clatskanie, and its promoters, Ray and Migdalia Etheridge, are inviting filmmakers from Oregon and Washington to submit their films for consideration.  

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Community Action Team’s Emergency Warming Center plans to open this winter from December 1, 2018 through March 1, 2019 on nights were the temperatures drop below 32 degrees. The center offers cots, bedding, snacks, hot drinks, showers, and laundry facilities to those who otherwise have no wa…

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The Tigers plucked the Santiam Christian Eagles 26-3 on Nov. 2, sending Clatskanie through to the quarterfinals of the state playoffs in the 3A division. The Tigers will meet the Columbians at 7 p.m. on Nov. 9 in Rainier. Clatskanie comes in on the heels of a two-touchdown loss to Rainier in…

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The Columbians blasted the White Buffaloes 44-0 on Nov. 2 in Rainier, advancing through the first round of the state playoffs in the 3A division. Rainier and Clatskanie, who beat Santiam Christian 26-3 in their first-round playoff, are slated to meet on Columbians turf for a state quarterfin…

Clatskanie Elementary School students and staff parade their costumes on Nehalem Street for Halloween 2018. Despite a steady rain, onlookers lined both sides of the street in cars and under umbrellas. Click through the photos above for all the smiles and a few tears.

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Did you see The Wicker strolling along Highway 30 on Halloween in Clatskanie? He was spotted at the Evergreen Shopping Center, too. The Chief’s Faceboook Live video of Colby Knight in his costume was shared 455 times and watched 22,000 times in just a few hours. Go check it out, and don’t mi…

A stream of young (and not so young) trick-or-treaters visited The Castle in Clatskanie this past Halloween night. Costumes of all sorts could be seen lined up out front of the classic building several times that evening. Former publisher of The Chief, Debbie Hazen is pictured here serving a…