The Estacada Junior Chamber of Commerce planned a seat belt installation clinic in anticipation of legislation requiring all cars to have seat belts.


Concerned that Clackamas County sheriff’s deputies assigned to Estacada weren’t actually in Estacada all that often, the Concerned Citizens for Local Law Enforcement attempted to determine the cost and feasibility of reestablishing a city police department.


The paper offered this thought of the week from Peter Ustinov: “In America, through pressure of conformity, there is freedom of choice but nothing to choose from.”


A tagged buffalo calf was found grazing in Eagle Fern Park.


In 2011, citizens circulated a petition in complaint of a property owner who was operating an unlicensed homeless shelter.

The city took action against the property owner, but a debate had been sparked on how the city should handle the homeless population in Estacada.

Newly elected city councilor Ed Smith said he would like to make a “community investment” in establishing some sort of homeless shelter.

“The real power is watching them come in broken and torn apart with no life and watching them grow and become members of society again and eventually moving on to their own places and into home ownership,” Smith said. “The possibilities are endless.”

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