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.
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.
Kids, grab your baskets! Easter egg hunts will be offered at the following locaitons in Columbia County on Saturday, April 19:
Clatskanie Middle School: 10 a.m.; school playing fields, 471 S.W. Bel Air Drive; sponsored by Clatskanie Kiwanis; free.
Grant Watts Elementary: 10 a.m., school playground, 5200 S.E. 3rd Place; for children 12 and younger; thousands of plastic Easter eggs filled with candy and toys will be hidden; sponsored by Scappoose Kiwanis; free.
Columbia County Fairgrounds: mEGGa egg hunt; 11 a.m. (gates open at 9:30 a.m.); 58892 Saulser Road; for ages 12 and younger, and special needs children 15 and younger; other highlights include a petting zoo, face-painting, horse rides, archery and robotics demonstrations and more; free; CC Rider will offer shuttle bus rides from St. Helens High School to the fairgrounds.
Riverfront Park: 10 a.m.; on B Street; sponsored by the Rainier Eagles; free.
Hawkins Park: 10 a.m.; end of Park Drive, off Bridge Street; sponsored by Vernonia Community PTA; free.
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.
RAINIER — Rainier is home to the Zoological Wildlife Conservation Center and Sloth Captive Husbandry Research Center.
According to their website, the center houses the largest population of long-term captive adult sloths in the world, and also conducts research on long-term care of captive wildlife populations, as well as preserving the genetic viability and sustainability of rare and endangered species.
A variety of animals are cared for at the center in addition to sloths, such as a wolf, a mongoose, a chacoan dwarf mara, a spider monkey, a ruffed lemur, a malaysian fishing cat, and several birds and snakes.
The center also extends educational opportunities to the public by inviting them to visit their facilities and interact — sometimes in person — with the animals. Tour packages and birthday party services are also available.
All visitations are by advance reservation only and are offered on a pre-determined schedule. For more information, visit the center’s website by clicking here, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The free event, which features a Hawaiian theme, is for clients, families, providers, advocates and staff of the program. Festivities begin at 11:30 a.m. with food, beverages and desserts served in the south area of the park.
Activities and entertainment for all ages will follow, including music, goofy games and tattoos. Attendees also will receive a free lei. Hawaiian attire is encouraged.
The event will go until 1:30 p.m.
RSVP to Hanna Ward (up until the day of the event) by calling 503-438-2223, or e-mailing email@example.com.
The 2013 My Fair Lady court includes Joanne Bernard of Rainier, Ann Mitchell of Vernonia, Marian Smith of St. Helens, Delores Mellinger of Clatskanie, and Lesle Ruby of Scappoose. A queen will be announced at 1 p.m. Wed, July 17, during a coronation ceremony at the Columbia County Fair and Rodeo.
The My Fair Lady pageant is held annually to recognize senior women for outstanding service in their community. The pageant is sponsored by the Columbia River Public Utilities District, the Columbia County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, and Northwest Apparel.
To read court biographies, click here.
Several Easter egg hunts will be offered this weekend in Columbia County.
Middle/High School playing fields: 10 a.m. Sat, March 30; 471 S.W. Bel Air Drive; for infants through age 10; participants must be accompanied by an adult; sponsored by Clatskanie Kiwanis Club; www.clatskaniekiwanis.org.
Saint Helens Market Fresh IGA: 8 a.m. Sat, March 30; 1111 Columbia Blvd.; held in the store; ages 11 and younger; 503-397-2288.
mEGGa egg hunt: Gates open at 9:30 a.m., hunt starts at 11 a.m. Sat, March 30; Columbia County Fairgrounds, 58892 Saulser Road; for infants and children through age 12; hunt features more than 30,000 candy-stuffed eggs; visits with the Easter Bunny, a petting zoo, pony rides and coloring contest also offered; free; 503-397-4231 or www.columbiacountyeventcomplex.com.
Grace Lutheran Church: 9:45 a.m. Sun, March 31; 51737 S. Columbia River Hwy., Scappoose; 503-543-6555.
Grant Watts Elementary: 10 a.m. Sat, March 30 (rain or shine), playground at 52000 S.E. 3rd Place; for infants and children through age 12; thousands of plastic Easter eggs filled with candy, stickers, toys, and prize coupons; bring own baskets or collection containers; sponsored by Scappoose Kiwanis Club.
Riverfront Park: 10 a.m. Sat, March 30; corner of A and B streets, off Columbia River Hwy.; ages 10 and younger; visits with Easter bunny; sponsored by the Rainier Eagles; 503-556-2035.
Hawkins Park: 10 a.m. Sat, March 30; park located at the end of Park Drive, off Bridge Street; ages 10 and younger; sponsored by Vernonia Community Parent Teacher Association; firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next clinic is on Sat, Jan. 20, at the Rainier Fire Department, 211 W. 2nd St. Other clinics will follow on Feb. 3 at the Scappoose Fire Department, 52751 Columbia River Hwy., and on March 3 at the animal shelter, 2084 Oregon St., in St. Helens.
Pets will be seen from noon to 3 p.m. on a first-come, first-serve basis. Service numbers will be assigned to pet handlers no earlier than 11:45 a.m. Prices for services range from $10-$25. Microchipping also will be offered for $25. All dogs must be on leashes, and cats in carriers.
Pre-registration is required for people with more than two animals. For more information, including a detailed list of services offered, call the shelter at 503-396-3239, or visit their Web site by clicking here.
The following school districts in Columbia County have reported late starts today due to inclement winter weather, according to FlashNews.net:
• Rainier School District, two-hour delay, no morning kindergarten.
• Clatskanie School District, two-hour delay, no morning kindergarten, snow route on Cedar Grove Road all day, all students go home on the 3:15 bus run.
• Vernonia School District, two-hour delay, no morning kindergarten.