Two EHS students head to national SkillsUSA competition

Two EHS students head to national SkillsUSA competition

Estacada High School junior Deven Miller and senior Mackenzie Powell won gold medals in the state...

Mining disappointment

Mining disappointment

Promise of gold lures prospectors to Mount Hood in late 1800s, but ends with broken dreams The...

District, parent divided on outdoor school decision

District, parent divided on outdoor school decision

Concerned over the potential for injury at outdoor school, the Estacada School District has...

Doolittle announces impending retirement

Doolittle announces impending retirement

Estacada appears to be at the end of an era with the nearing retirement of Mike Doolittle, the...


Estacada's Latest News

May 02, 2015

ODOT offers open house on hazard removal

by Isabel Gautschi
The Oregon Department of Transportation is holding an open house on plans to address rock falls and hazardous trees along a five mile stretch of Highway 224 east of Promontory Park. Construction…
CONTRIBUTED GRAPHIC: ESTACADA SCHOOL DISTRICT - This map shows the new Clackamas River and River Mill boundaries approved by the school board on March 4.
May 01, 2015

District sticks with two K-5 schools, slows enrollment…

by Isabel Gautschi
Implementation adjusted for parent concerns The Estacada School District is moving ahead with plans for two K-5 schools in the Clackamas River and River Mill Elementary buildings. But public…
April 30, 2015

Springwater church to hold breakfast fundraiser for flood-relief…

by (none)
Springwater Presbyterian Church is preparing to send youth group and congregation members to a weeklong mission in Loveland, Colo., to assist with relief and cleanup from the floods of 2013. A…
April 29, 2015

Commissioner Tootie Smith to talk with locals at Estacada…

by Estacada News
Citizens will have an opportunity to speak with Clackamas County Commissioner Tootie Smith from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 7 at the Estacada Public Library, 825 N.W. Wade Street. Smith is…
Ken Riedel
April 30, 2015

Candidates describe motivations behind run for office

by Isabel Gautschi
ZONE 7: Ken Riedel is for long-term planning, Monica Smith advocates parent involvement With Ralph Branson not running for re-election, the Zone 7 at-large position on the Estacada School Board…
ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Leslie Andre
April 29, 2015

Nelson, Wheeler challenge Vice Chairwoman André for school board…

by Isabel Gautschi
Newcomers Angie Nelson and Ben Wheeler are running against veteran Estacada School Board member Leslie André and each other in a three-way race for the at-large Zone 6 seat on the board in the…
ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Check out those sidewalks! Work on the Broadway Streetscape Project continues in downtown Estacada. An open house on construction progress has been scheduled for 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at City Hall, 475 S.E. Main St. This view of Broadway Street in Estacada is from Monday, April 27. The project, funded by the Estacada Urban Renewal Agency, is upgrading the downtown street, sidewalks, curb, landscaping and more.
April 30, 2015

Broadway construction open house offered April 30

by Isabel Gautschi
Check out those sidewalks! Work on the Broadway Streetscape Project continues in downtown Estacada. An open house on construction progress has been scheduled for 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, April…
CONTRIBUTED - Estacada High School art students did well in the Tri-Valley Art Showcase at Molalla High School on April 21. Pictured: (back row from left) Alena Kozlova, Teresa Mantei, Kendra Polzel, Alexi Caba, Molly Anderson, Austen Floyd, (front row from left) Kaylee Schaffer, Carly Sutherland, Ali Hart, Ona Martin, Hanna Wood, Brittany Allwine.
April 29, 2015

EHS students sweep Tri-Valley Art Showcase

by Estacada News
Estacada High School students fared well in the Tri-Valley League Art Showcase and Conference Tuesday, April 21, at Molalla High School. Art teacher Janice Packard explained that each art…
April 29, 2015

Fire Calls

by (none)
The information for this column comes from the public records of the Estacada Rural Fire District No. 69. Employees and volunteers recently responded to the following incidents. Fire personnel…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Sixteen volunteers from Timber Lake Job Corps and Estacada Development Association pitched in for the association's annual downtown cleanup Saturday, April 25.
April 29, 2015

Volunteers spiff up downtown

by (none)
Volunteers from Timber Lake Job Corps and the Estacada Development Association spruced up Broadway business exteriors during the association’s annual downtown cleanup day Saturday, April 25.…

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FILE PHOTO - Notice the resemblance? If you and your pet - dog, cat, horse, wallaby, buffalo - look like you could have been twins separated at birth, then we want you to enter our Pet Look-a-Like Contest.
Apr 28, 2015

Deadline looming for Pet Look-a-Like Contest

by Steven Brown
The clock is ticking to submit your free entry into our annual Pet Look-a-Like Contest. It's all just for fun. You have until Wednesday, May 6, to submit your photos to the editor. We'll include…
Apr 27, 2015

Police Log

by Estacada News
Information for this column comes from Sandy Police Department public records. The Sandy Police Department provides service in Estacada. Officers recently filed reports on the following…
Apr 26, 2015

Fire Calls

by Estacada News
Wednesday, April 8 7:09 a.m., Fire personnel responded to a two-vehicle T-bone accident at South Highway 211 and South Wallens Road. The driver of one vehicle was transported to the hospital…
Apr 24, 2015

Philip Foster Farm to share historic photos of local families

by Isabel Gautschi
Philip Foster Farm will debut never-before-seen photos in an exhibit at the Estacada Public Library, 825 N.W. Wade St. The show, “Founding Families: Fostering Community in the Estacada Area,”…
Apr 23, 2015

Estacada students shine on new testing system

by Teresa Carson
Students in the Estacada School District are excelling at a new student evaluation and testing system started this fall, and it is giving teachers valuable information to improve student…
Apr 22, 2015

Committee reverses its grade-span recommendation

by Isabel Gautschi
Superintendent considering next step How the Estacada School District should reconfigure its schools has come back into question. In January, a planning committee of high school students,…
ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Eagle Creek Elementary reading specialist Teresa Lewis has been recognized as the 2014-15 Estacada teacher of the year.
Apr 22, 2015

Teresa Lewis teacher of the year

by Isabel Gautschi
Lewis honored by American Legion, School Board The local chapter of the American Legion, Carl Douglas Post 74 and the Estacada School District are recognizing Eagle Creek Elementary reading…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Volunteers spend Saturday, April 18, building raised garden beds for an educational garden at Estacada Assemblies of God Church. Food Waves, a nonprofit organization dedicated to access to healthy food, will train community members at the garden.
Apr 22, 2015

Food Waves launches garden project

by Estacada News
Food Waves, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing access to healthy food in Clackamas County and surrounding communities, has launched a garden project in Estacada. On Saturday, April…
Apr 22, 2015

News Briefs

by Estacada News
Angela Riedel resigns from school board Angela Riedel has resigned from the Estacada School Board, leaving the Zone 1 seat vacant. The board accepted her resignation during the April 15 meeting.…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - DEFY brought Kevin  Brooks, a suicide and drunk driving prevention speaker, to give a presentation for Estacada High School students on April 8.
Apr 22, 2015

DEFY brings in anti-drunk driving speaker

by Estacada News
Kevin Brooks offered his own gut-wrenching tale to Estacada students, in hopes it would deter them from driving drunk. Drug-free Estacada Families and Youth (DEFY), in partnership with Clackamas…




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