Signing stories

Signing stories

Estacada High School students learn language, culture in new American Sign Language program

Estacada divides on support of Trump

Estacada divides on support of Trump

Some residents say he'll positively affect the country; Others? Not so much

Graduation rates stay flat in Estacada

Graduation rates stay flat in Estacada

The state says Estacada High School's graduation rate has stayed flat in comparison to last year....

SEEING RED: Spiral Gallery celebrates February with a color-themed show

SEEING RED: Spiral Gallery celebrates February with a color-themed show

The Spiral Gallery in Estacada is seeing red this month as it presents into monthly showcase,...

Art for the holidays

Art for the holidays

Gallery's December show will feature multiple artists and focus on gifts

The magic of 'Fantastic Beasts' casts a spell around town

The magic of 'Fantastic Beasts' casts a spell around town

Estacada residents eager to see new film in 'Harry Potter' franchise

Shoeboxes of love

Shoeboxes of love

When parishioners at Clackamas Valley Baptist Church first found out about Operation Christmas...

The right choice

The right choice

Looking back, Vivian Parkinson is sometimes surprised at her decision to join the U.S. Army....

Journey through the Clackamas

Journey through the Clackamas

It’s been a good year for Spring chinook salmon in the Clackamas River. Officials from...

The haunting of the Springwater house

The haunting of the Springwater house

Thomas was born on Halloween, so it’s an eerie but fitting coincidence he lived in a haunted...

On the road to restoration

On the road to restoration

The Mt. Hood National Forest has many miles of roads less traveled, which is something several...

Landslide risk highest where disaster struck before

Landslide risk highest where disaster struck before

If a massive earthquake triggered landslides across Oregon, what would be the state’s...

Here comes the fungus

Here comes the fungus

Want to get the dirt on mushrooms? If so, add the fifth-annual Estacada Festival of the Fungus to...

Estacada bond attempts to break the 'mold'

Estacada bond attempts to break the 'mold'

In the depths of an unused classroom toward the back of Estacada High School, mold lurks on a...

Traveling on the 'Road to Success'

Traveling on the 'Road to Success'

When stepping inside of the Estacada’s School District’s new Road to Success program,...

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COURTESY OREGON LIQUOR CONTROL COMMISSION - Bottle deposits in Oregon will double to 10 cents on April 1. Under a bill proposed in the Legislature, even cans for which only a 5-cent deposit was paid can be redeemed for the full 10 cents until Sept. 1, 2018.
February 18, 2017

Oregonians could see bottle deposit windfall under bill

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
The state's bottle and can deposit will double to a dime April 1.
February 16, 2017

NEWS BRIEFS: County hosts open houses, Master Gardeners host…

by Emily Lindstrand
Clackamas County's Garden Discovery Day scheduled for March in Oregon City
February 16, 2017

SCHOOL BRIEFS: Thespian Society members receive recognition,…

by Emily Lindstrand
HEAL grants will be used to promote healthy and active lifestyles at Estacada High School and Clackamas Community College


FILE PHOTO - There will be a dance at the Estacada Community Center beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18.
February 16, 2017

Around town

by Emily Lindstrand
Listing of local events, public meetings, support groups, library and community center activities
PARIS ACHEN/CAPITAL BUREAU - Emily Salisbury, associate professor of criminal justice at University of Nevada Las Vegas and editor of Criminal Justice and Behavior, speaks about women in the criminal justice system at the Oregon Justice Reinvestment Summit at the Salem Convention Center Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017.
February 16, 2017

Women's prison focus of state summit, legislative session

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Researcher tells Oregon Justice Reinvestment Summit women offenders should be treated differently in effort to downsize state's prison population.
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Lake Oswego attorney Sonya Fischer says she'll keep a small caseload at her private practice while serving on the Clackamas County Board of Commssioners, 'because I really enjoy helping people.'
February 16, 2017

Sonya Fischer vows to be 'a voice for human services'

by Anthony Macuk
Lake Oswego attorney says she'll bring her advocacy 'for people who are left out' to the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners
FILE PHOTO - Estacada High School principal Ryan Carpenter was hired as interim superintendent at a meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 8.
February 16, 2017

Estacada School Board hires interim superintendent

by Emily Lindstrand
Ryan Carpenter is plucked from Estacada High School but will finish out the year as principal
ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Margan Glover, owner Justin Venetucci and Mark Peterson are all familiar faces to customers at Just In Video in Estacada. The store has been open since 1995.
February 16, 2017

Rewind to your local movie rental store

by Emily Lindstrand
Just In Video owner cites friendly customer service and groceries as key to continued success
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Enoch Stalcup shows off his trophy with judges Lisa and Cheaza. Stalcup earned 90 percent of the vote on Voice of the Ocean while on a cruise to Mexico last week.
February 16, 2017

Becoming the 'voice of the ocean'

by Emily Lindstrand
Longtime Estacada resident enjoys bringing smiles to people's faces through music
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: MARY ANN BUGNI - The 'Our Family concert,' composed by Alexandra Czyzewicz, is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17. The show features both students and professional musicians.
February 16, 2017

Celebrating community through music, family

by Emily Lindstrand
'Our Family' concert, featuring local talent, will premiere Friday, Feb. 17

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FILE PHOTO - A side channel of the Clackamas River runs through the Big Bottom wilderness area, located in the Mt. Hood National Forest.  Leaders at Bark, a grassroots advocacy group for the forest, are concerned about the influence President Trump's policies will have on public land throughout the U.S.
Feb 16, 2017

Bark says Trump's policies will bite the environment

by Emily Lindstrand
Advocacy group for Mt. Hood National Forest cites concerns
FILE PHOTO - A side channel of the Clackamas River runs through the Big Bottom wilderness area, located in the Mt. Hood National Forest.  Leaders at Bark, a grassroots advocacy group for the forest, are concerned about the influence President Trump's policies will have on public land throughout the U.S.
Feb 15, 2017

Bark: Trump policies will bite public land

by Emily Lindstrand
Scientific data review, hiring freeze, climate change stance concern advocacy group
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Clackamas County Historical Society Executive Director Claire Blaylock said that it would be nearly impossible to describe all of the contents of the Kaegi Pharmacy with text.
Feb 14, 2017

Museum of the Oregon Territory to celebrate grand re-opening

by Raymond Rendleman
Kaegi Virtual Pharmacy seeks to bring alive the experience of the Kaegi Pharmacy circa 1910 using virtual and augmented reality.
CONTRIBUTED - Meow! This bathroom is truly amazing.
Feb 10, 2017

Persimmon: Gresham's address of choice

by The Outlook
Well polished 2002 home comes with 4 beds, 3.5 baths
FILE PHOTO - Members of the Estacada Garden Club often take field trips and hear from interesting speakers at their monthly meetings.
Feb 09, 2017

Estacada Garden Club celebrates 90 years of local service

by Pamplin Media Group
Estacada Garden Club meets monthly, participates in projects around town
Feb 09, 2017

County leaders seek members for boards, commissions

by Pamplin Media Group
Seven positions available on the county's Emergency Medical Services Council
Sonya Fischer
Feb 07, 2017

Lake Oswego lawyer takes seat on Clackamas County board

by Peter Wong
Fischer was one of three finalists for Position 5 vacated by new Chairman Jim Bernard with two years remaining in the term.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Ice coveres the parking lot at East Gresham Elementary School on Friday, Feb. 3.
Feb 03, 2017

Icy roads close schools, delay agency openings

by The Outlook
MHCC, Centennial, Gresham-Barlow, Reynolds and Oregon Trail schools are closed Friday, Feb. 3
NEWS PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Deacon Erickson is announced as the winner of Estacada Middle School's National Geographic Bee.
Feb 02, 2017

Estacada Middle School students buzz with knowledge at the…

by Emily Lindstrand
Estacada Middle School joins more than 10,000 schools in National Geographic championship
Feb 02, 2017

Fire calls

by Emily Lindstrand
Fire calls for Wednesday, Jan. 18, to Monday, Jan. 24