January 16, 2015 Issue


RickNewton(Top)Mark Kujala was sworn into office as Warrenton’s first elected mayor at the January 13 city commission meeting. City Manager Kurt Fritsch administered the oath of Office. (Bottom) Rick Newton was sworn into office as Warrenton City Commissioner at the same meeting.


December 26, 2014 issue


The Warrenton Fire Department held another successful Christmas Food Drive this year, packing up over 115 food boxes for local residents needing assistance this holiday season. Pictured above are several members of the department and their helpers from Warrenton Grade School.

December 5, 2014 issue


Warrenton-Hammond Healthy Kids, Inc. assembled over 50 boxes of food for Thanksgiving to give to local kids and their families. Donations to the project came from WHHK, Inc. board member Pam Ackley, Warrenton Fiber Company, and Columbia Bank of Warrenton. To read the entire story, see this week’s issue of the Columbia Press…

November 28, 2014 issue

Senior mealsite raises funds for new gas stove

Community donates for new gas stove at Senior Mealsite

Senior mealsite cook/manager Lorna Anderson proudly shows off the new ten-burner gas stove that was the result of a community fundraising dinner/auction on Saturday, November 22. Over $6,000 was raised to purchase and install the new stove. Read this week’s Columbia Press for the entire story…

Downtown Warrenton Commercial Facade Improvement Grant Program Available

The Warrenton Urban Renewal District, in cooperation with the Warrenton Business Association is accepting applications from businesses in the Urban Renewal District for grants for building facade improvements. Matching grants up to $5,000 per building are available from a $50,000 grant fund. Applications may be submitted immediately and until February 28, 2015, with awards to be made in April 2015. Applications and eligibility requirements may be found on the City of Warrenton website: www.ci.warrenton.or.us under “Urban Renewal” or at City Hall, 225 S. Main Avenue. For more information, call the City Recorder’s Office at 503-861-0823.