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36 Pit Fire - 09/19

 Exclusive Update to
Silver Fox RV Park Residents



Estacada's Latest News

September 18, 2014

Community meeting held at First Baptist Church

by Kylie Wray
Citizens invited to receive updates tonight at 7:30 p.m. Responders to the Estacada 36 Pit Fire and the American Red Cross are working to keep citizens informed. There will be a community…
September 18, 2014

Parent complaint temporarily halts high school roof repairs

by Isabel Gautschi
Estacada School District Superintendent Marla Stephenson temporarily halted roof repairs a week ago on Estacada High School due to a complaint of a strong smell of asphalt. Roughly a third of…
September 18, 2014

"The Man Who Loved Flowers" auditions scheduled for Sept. 27

by Isabel Gautschi
Ever wanted to be in a scary movie? Get ready for your close up. Auditions for “The Man Who Loved Flowers,” a Bricker-Down productions short-film based on a Stephen King story by the same name,…
Photo Credit: ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Clackamas County Commissioners Paul Savas, Jim Bernard and Chair John Ludlow listen a citizen's question during a town hall meeting in Estacada on Sept. 10.
September 18, 2014

News Briefs

by Isabel Gautschi
Sonja McCarty resigns from school board The Estacada School Board accepted Sonja McCarty’s resignation at its meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 10. McCarty’s departure leaves the Zone 3 School Board…
Photo Credit: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Bulldozers were used to create a line behind Silver Fox RV Park. If conditions are right, firefighters will burn the underbrush on the other side of the line so that the wildfire will not be able to burn up fuel on a path toward the park. Fire personnel are stationed at Silver Fox RV Park to make sure the fire doesnt jump the line.
September 17, 2014

Some 36 Pit Fire evacuees allowed to return home

by Isabel Gautschi
Officials hopeful on progress toward containment Sgt. Nate Thompson of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s office told media that some evacuation levels have been lowered this morning. Previously…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: KYLIE WRAY - Estacada First Baptist Church, being used as a shelter for residents evacuated due to the fire, was crowded with concerned citizens eager to be updated.
September 18, 2014

Estacada residents crowd church Tuesday night

by Kylie Wray
36 Pit Fire containment now at 7 percent The Estacada citizens crowded into Estacada First Baptist Church Tuesday night cheered as a spokesman from Washington Incident Management Team Two…
September 16, 2014

Community resources for pet owners in fire area

by Anne Endicott
Experts in disaster preparedness always recommend being prepared for an emergency before one befalls you and your family. But when you have a pasture, barn or even beloved four-legged family…
September 16, 2014

Fire forces Estacada School District to alter bus routes

by Pamplin Media Group
Due to the wildfire outside of Estacada, the following bus routes will change for Tuesday: • Route 14 (Tazz): No pick-up on 224 above Faraday Road. • Route 11: No pick-up above Habelt Road. •…
September 16, 2014

Police Log

by Isabel Gautschi
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…
September 15, 2014

Immediate evacuation order issued for Fall Creek Road, Michaels…

by Pamplin Media Group
As the 36 Pit Fire continues to gain momentum, a Level 3 evacuation order has been issued for the residents of Southeast Fall Creek Road and Michaels Road as of 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15. A Level…

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Photo Credit: AMERICAN RED CROSS - The Red Cross currently has 14 evacuees at the shelter opened in conjunction with The First Baptist Church in Estacada. Residents of the Silver Fox RV Park are the primary clients at the shelter. More evacuees might be arriving at the shelter later t his evening.
Sep 14, 2014

Wildfire prompts evacuations near Estacada

by Peggy Savage
The 36 Pit fire is currently within 10 miles of the town and Highway 224 is closed to traffic A wildfire near Estacada, called the 36 Pit Fire, is currently spreading and has swept through more…
Photo Credit: PMG - 31 Pit Fire Press Conference - Spet 16th, 2014
Sep 14, 2014

36 Pit Fire burns on, Estacada covered in smoke

by Estacada News
State resources assist with 3,588-acre fire With the 36 Pit Fire continuing to burn in forest land about 10 miles east of Estacada, Gov. John Kitzhaber has declared the disaster a conflagration,…
Sep 12, 2014

Fire Calls

by Estacada News
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…
Sep 11, 2014

East wind fans region's wildfire flames

by Pamplin Media Group
A familiar force from the east was making its presence quite apparent on Thursday as a strong wind swept through the Columbia River Gorge to stir trees and rattle windows in the Portland area.…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Isabel Grace Franks
Sep 11, 2014

Friends solicit donations for Franks family

by Kylie Wray
After losing their 9-year-old daughter in August, Robert and Stacey Franks are struggling with the cost of her death. Chris Switzer, a close friend of the family whose daughter was friends with…
Photo Credit: ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Dave Bugni is the president of the Friends of the Estacada Public Library. The group is planning a fall book sale fundraiser and a lecture series.
Sep 11, 2014

Even a library needs good friends

by Isabel Gautschi
The Friends of the Estacada Public Library has been in existence for less than a year, but President Dave Bugni can already list several of the group’s accomplishments. Bugni said that in the…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED - Gerald 'Gary' Curry
Sep 11, 2014

News Briefs

by Isabel Gautschi
Fire Department honors Gary Curry Estacada Rural Fire District 69 officers paid tribute to honorary member Gerald “Gary” Curry during his celebration of life memorial on Friday, Sept. 5. Curry…
Sep 11, 2014

High school roof repairs temporarily halted due to strong odor

by Isabel Gautschi
Estacada School District Superintendent Marla Stephenson has decided to temporarily halt roof repairs at Estacada High School due to a complaint of a strong smell of roofing tar. Roughly a third…
Photo Credit: ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - These filmmakers will shoot a film adaptation of the Stephen King short story 'The Man Who Loved Flowers' in Estacada this fall. Pictured from left, Director of Photography Scott Ballard, Production Designer Ryan Woodring, Film Editor Zack Linkow, Writer/Director Justin Zimmerman and Producer Hailee Kendrick.
Sep 10, 2014

Suspense builds for 'The Man Who Loved Flowers'

by Isabel Gautschi
Stephen King indie short to film in Estacada Estacada is known as a charming small town, close to everything but away from it all, the Gateway to the Clackamas... and the setting of a film based…
Sep 08, 2014

Races for state lawmakers heat up in Clackamas County

by Raymond Rendleman
House seat in OC, Gladstone; Senate district also covers Estacada, Canby and Molalla - How is Cover Oregon like the light-rail project being built between Portland and Oak Grove? It’s a fair…



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