October & November 2014 Real Estate Statistics for Columbia County

The following are the October & November 2014 real estate statistics for the cities of Clatskanie, Columbia City, Rainier, Scappoose, St. Helens, Vernonia and Warren.   Each city statistics for October & November are located back to back to be able to compare the months.  Click on the images to view each spreadsheet.

Clats 10-2014_001 Clats 11-2014_001ColCity 10-2014_001 ColCity 11-2014_001
Rainier 10-2014_001 Rainier 11-2014_001 Scap 10-2014_001Scap 11-2014_001
St Helens 10-2014_001  St Helens 11-2014_001
Warren 10-2014_001

April real estate market report

The following are April real estate statistics for the cities of Clatskanie, Columbia City, Rainier, Scappoose, St. Helens, Vernonia and Warren, as well as a regional report for Columbia County.  Click on the images to view each spreadsheet.


February real estate market report

The following are February real estate statistics for the cities of Clatskanie, Columbia City, Rainier, Scappoose, St. Helens, Vernonia and Warren, as well as a regional report for Columbia County.  Click on the images to view each spreadsheet.


Traffic delays expected with paving project on Highway 30 near Columbia City

COLUMBIA CITY — A 5.5 mile stretch of Highway 30, between Columbia City and Jones Road, will be under construction beginning this week and until the end of May, according to a press release from the Oregon Department of Transportation.

A contractor hired by ODOT will rehabilitate the deteriorated portions of the highway, grinding and paving to both preserve the roadway and provide a smoother driving surface. The current stripping also will be replaced by more durable thermoplastic stripping.

The work will be done primarily at night from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays; however, occasional daytime work also is planned between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Motorists should expect short delays and increased traffic congestion until the project is complete.

For more information, contact Lili Boicourt, ODOT Community Affairs, 503-731-8247, or lili.d.boicourt@odot.state.or.us.


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Christmas Ships return to Columbia County this weekend

The 58th annual parade of Christmas Ships will visit Columbia County on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8-9.

The first run will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Ships will assemble at the St. Helens City Docks and sail down the Columbia River to Columbia City, and weather permitting, cross to an RV park on the Washington side before returning to St. Helens, where the ships will dock overnight. The parade lasts for about two hours.

On Sunday, Dec. 9, the ships will depart from the city docks and meet up with additional fleet at 4:30 p.m. at Coon Island, along the Multnomah Channel. The ships will leave the island at 5 p.m., beginning their tour up the channel, through Scappoose, and on to the Willamette River.

Occasionally, weather, debris in the river, and other conditions can cause parade delays or cancellations. In the event of a cancellation, volunteers will update the organization’s Web site at www.christmasships.org.

Information on prime viewing locations also can be found on the site.


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We now have a submissions form on the site!

We are always on the look-out for community news items, such as, events, classes, activities, fund-raisers, tips on new businesses and updates on current ones, and photo opportunities.

Our focus is primarily on the Columbia City-Scappoose-St. Helens area; however, we will consider publishing some information about happenings in other Columbia County communities, as well.

You can access the submissions form by clicking on the “Contact” tab in the menu bar. A photo uploading tool can also be found there.

We are also interested in hearing your thoughts about our site. Please feel free to share that information there also.

Thank you, everyone, for your continued support!


Gallery: Columbia City Celebration

The remaining hours of the Columbia City Celebration are creeping in!

There is still time to browse the large selection of used books available for purchase at the Columbia City Library book sale, or to buy a raffle ticket for a handmade quilt, bid on silent auction items, or stock up on baked goods, plants and crafts made by local artisans.

The book sale is located under the covered play area at Columbia City School, 2000 Second St. The remaining activities are in Community Hall, 1850 Second St.

The event ends at 4 p.m. Photos of the quilt featured in the raffle, silent auction items, and other bits for sale, are published below. Proceeds benefit the Columbia City Library.


Columbia City library benefit offers pancake feed, book sale, silent auction and more

COLUMBIA CITY — The city of Columbia City will host its annual community celebration from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22. Several activities are planned at various locations in the city. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Columbia City Library.

The schedule includes:

*Strawberry pancake breakfast: 8 to 10 a.m, Knapp Social Center, 1925 First St. $6 adults, $4.50 ages 10 and younger.

*Library book sale: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., covered playground at Columbia City School, 2000 Second St.

*Silent auction: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Community Hall, 1850 Second St.

*Columbia Arts Guild sale: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Community Hall, 1850 Second St.

There also will be a raffle drawing for a quilt at 2 p.m. (tickets are $1 each, or six for $5), and a bake/plant sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Caples House Museum at 1915 First St. will be open for tours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For information, call Cathy Lundberg at 503-366-8020, or e-mail ccclibrary@live.com