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by: CONTRIBUTED - Michelle Gipple and Shawna Lippert take part in the 2014 Estacada Relay for Life.

Event raises thousands for American Cancer Society

The 2014 Estacada Relay For Life event has raised nearly $27,000 for American Cancer Society services in Clackamas County.

Fifteen teams, 38 cancer survivors and 261 participants signed up for the event held Saturday, July 19, at the Estacada High School track.

The event honored cancer victims and survivors throughout the day and night.

Rob and Angel Stalcup provided a lunch for the survivors, Big Bang Fireworks donated two blow-up play structures, Canby Relay for Life donated a dunk tank and local bands donated their time to play during the Estacada Relay For Life.

“We walked all night long and into the rainy morning on Sunday,” said event chairwoman Brande Miltenberger. “Despite the extreme heat on Saturday and the rain on Sunday, we had a great time and raised an enormous amount of money for our small community.”

Mayor, City Council seats open

The mayor and three council positions will appear on the ballot for the Nov. 4 general election.

The terms of Estacada Mayor Brent Dodrill and City Councilors Michele Conditt, Rob Gaskill and Emil Hnidey will end Dec. 31.

Dodrill confirmed that he will seek reelection.

Conditt announced that after 12 years on the council, she will not run again.

Gaskill, who serves on the boards of 300 Main, Mt. Hood Hospice and the Oregon Funeral Directors Board, said he will not run for reelection in order to concentrate on his other involvement.

Hnidey could not be reached by press time.

Qualified candidates must be registered to vote in Estacada and must have lived within the city for a year immediately preceding the election.

The mayor serves a two-year term, and councilors serve for four years.

Candidates must complete the filing process by Aug. 21 to be eligible.

The process involves gathering a minimum of 20 signatures from registered Estacada voters in support of their candidacy.

City officials suggest submitting the signature petitions to the Clackamas County Elections Division by Aug. 13 in order to allow sufficient time for signature verifications.

For instructions on how to file for candidacy contact City Hall at 503-630-8270.

Council appoints Nichole Adamson to library board

At the recommendation of the Estacada Public Library Board, Mayor Brent Dodrill appointed Nichole Adamson to the library board for a school district position.

The City Council confirmed her appointment during the council meeting Monday, July 28. Adamson’s term begins immediately and expires Dec. 31. 2016.

“I love our library! We have great programs that I would love to be a part of,” Adamson wrote in her application. “The future of our library is important to me.”

Wilcoxson accepts position with city

Terra Wilcoxson has announced she has accepted the position of economic development manager for the city of Estacada.

“Over the past eight months I have been working as Estacada’s Main Street manager for the Estacada Development Association but also held city economic development responsibilities; therefore, this is a natural transition,” she wrote in an email.

Wilcoxson’s new email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Her new phone number is 503-630-8270.

“Please note that I will continue to assist the Estacada Development Association (EDA), while its board searches for another full-time jack-of-all-trades to pioneer downtown revitalization efforts,” Wilcoxson added. “EDA’s Main Street Program will increasingly play an important role in cultivating a vibrant downtown.”

The Mason Jar is open for business

There is a new business in town: The Mason Jar.

The café opened Thursday, July 24, and experienced a steady flow of customers eager to try a sandwich or pastry.

The Mason Jar is in the Mason Building at 360 S. Broadway St.

The café is open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. For more information, find The Mason Jar on Facebook.

Chamber plans ribbon cutting ceremonies

The Estacada Chamber of Commerce will hold ribbon cutting ceremonies for two new businesses in downtown Estacada. The ribbon cutting for Lew’s Drive-In will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 31. A ribbon cutting for The Mason Jar will follow at 3:30 p.m.

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