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Applications are currently being sought to fill multiple vacancies on the Rainier Library Board. The board consists of five members and one alternative who are nominated by the mayor and confirmed by the city council. It is expected to meet at...

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Council Votes to Appoint Interim Public Works Director

At its August 17 meeting, the Rainier City Council voted unanimously to approve an employment agreement with Pat McCoy to serve as the interim public works director. McCoy has spent the last two and a half years serving as the city forester. He...

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Meet the Mayor: Jerry Cole

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the citizens of Rainier as their Mayor

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Welcome to picturesque Rainier, Oregon!

Originally founded in 1851 by Charles E. Fox as Eminence; Rainier, Oregon provides a nice variety of scenic views, historical landmarks, local area entertainment, fishing, camping, and outdoor exploration; as well as easy access to City Life and Entertainment in Longview, WA and Portland, OR. River beach access within minutes and ocean beaches within 50 miles, impressive views of our namesake Mount Rainier and the Pacific Northwest volcano, Mt. St Helens.  The Columbia County frontage of the Columbia River offers some of the best Sturgeon Fishing year around, and is also perfect for camping and water recreations.  Rainier has a rich history including the ‘Lewis & Clark Trail’.  

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