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(St. Helens, OR)  --  The sheriff of Columbia County is warning that citizen safety will be under threat if the county jail shuts down.  Sheriff Jeff Dickerson is urging voters to approve a seven-million-dollar levy that would keep the jail running for another three years.  The levy vote is slated for May 20th.  Columbia County voters rejected a similar levy in November.

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  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • Purcell Boulevard Northbound lane between Neff Road and Full Moon Drive (West side of the hospital) is closed until December 20th.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.