Government, Salem, Vernonia

Dual recall efforts against Gov. Kate Brown draw local logging, industry support

A log truck parks in front of Oregon's capitol on June 22 as part of a protest against HB 2020, a cap and trade bill. Photo: Kevin Magwood

VERNONIA - A normally-sleepy corner of Columbia County comes to life this weekend as the annual Vernonia Friendship Jamboree & Logging Show runs from August 2-4.

The logging show, which typically attracts about 7,000 people into town -- almost triple the size of the town’s population -- is a so-called living monument to Vernonia’s heritage as a logging community that aims to bring together people who lived in town prior to the local logging industry’s collapse in 1957, others currently in the industry, and people who remain friends to this . . .

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