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85 Grants Totaling $490,000 Awarded to Local Small Businesses and Non-Profits


Columbia County, in partnership with the Columbia Economic Team (CET), recently distributed nearly $500k in grants to county…

Free COVID-19 Testing at Columbia County Rider Transit Center


The Public Health Department has improved local access to COVID-19 testing by hosting a convenient testing site at the Colum…

Columbia County Accepting Applications to Fill Advisory Group Vacancies


Columbia County's advisory boards, committees, and commissions provide community perspective to the Board of Commissioners o…

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event at Columbia County Transfer Station in St. Helens, on February 26, from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Extra safety measures will be in place. Please be patient, unloading may take a few extra minutes. Have all your household h…

Public Health Department Prioritizes Investigating High-Risk COVID-19 Outbreaks and Providing Vital Services


The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has revised its guidelines for investigating COVID-19 cases. The revised guidelines focus …

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