Estacada's Opinions

July 21, 2016

Time to again reject encroachment on farmland

by Jim Bernard
It’s worse than “disingenuous.” That’s the word used in a story by a local newspaper about the so-called “public process” that Clackamas County engaged in around three recent open houses. The…
July 21, 2016

Measure will create stronger schools and a better future

by Rep. Ann Lininger
My grandfathers started first grade in Oregon nearly 100 years ago. Earl went to public school in Ashland, Ed near Milton-Freewater. The education my grandfathers received in Oregon’s public…
ARCHIVE PHOTO - Through her support of fellow competitors, Bonnie Miller became the first woman to win the Timber Festival's sportsmanship trophy in 1986.
July 21, 2016

Yesterday's headlines

by Emily Lindstrand
1966 The Highway Commission honored one of its longtime members and former chairman when they named the local state park after him. The late Milo McIver served as a member of the commission from…


July 21, 2016

There's lots going on at Estacada Chamber of Commerce

by Bennett Johnson
The Estacada Chamber of Commerce is recruiting new members and we have a great offer to help you make the decision. Join now and get the rest of 2016 membership for free when paying dues in full…
FILE PHOTO - In 1996, Kurt and Martha Schrader of Canby, pictured here with a friend, celebrated Fourth of July in Estacada.
July 17, 2016

Yesterday's headlines

by Emily Lindstrand
1966 The News published a section that featured happenings in the Springwater neighborhood. Nick Hinchcliffe had houseguests from Bakersfield and Tehachapi, Calif. They had traveled to Oregon…
ARCHIVE PHOTO - In 1996, cousins Kacie and Maisie Richardson enthusiastically danced along to the music of their fathers, who were in a band called the Richardson Brothers, during the city's Fourth of July celebration.
July 09, 2016

Yesterday's headlines

by Emily Lindstrand
1966 The newspaper’s “Garfield Notes” section detailed the travels of residents in the Garfield community. Siblings Bill and Pat Duus were enjoying a tour of Europe. They hoped to visit “as many…
June 29, 2016

Gov. Brown should disavow IP 28;set the stage for true reform

by Editorial Board
Kate Brown needs to demonstrate that she is the governor for all of Oregon, and not just a leader for the public employee unions. It is past time for Brown to step in and oppose the latest…
June 26, 2016

Weeds in the economic rose garden?

by Adam Davis
Have you heard? Everything is coming up roses in Oregon. How appropriate considering we just finished the Rose Festival time of year. “All good news” according to the Oregon Office of Economic…
June 21, 2016

Our opinion: Governor needs to oppose gross receipts tax

by Editorial Board
Kate Brown needs to demonstrate she is the governor for all of Oregon, and not just a leader for the public employee unions. It is past time for Brown to step in and oppose the latest attempt to…
June 19, 2016

Yesterday's headlines

by Emily Lindstrand
1966 The Estacada Grade School marching band took second place in the Junior Rose Parade. The group had been hard at work, practicing for the event since the winter. The Clifford Orth…

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ARCHIVE PHOTO - Joyce Michael, a resident of 300 Main, was fighting to keep Sir Anthony, her 18-year-old pomeranian dog. Sir Anthony's barking disturbed other 300 main residents, but Michael said the beloved dog was all she had in the world.
Jun 22, 2016

Yesterday's headlines

by Emily Lindstrand
1966 Kenneth R. Krieger of Estacada had been named on the Dean’s Honor List for his past three terms at Oregon Technical Institute in Klamath Falls. He had also been accepted as resident…
Jun 17, 2016

Our opinion: Kate Brown snubs voters and tradition with debate…

by Editorial Board
Oregon’s newspapers — which are read either in print or online by virtually every active voter in the state — have a longstanding election-year tradition of inviting the two major candidates for…
ARCHIVE PHOTO - In 1986, Ralph Davidson of Eagle Creek took a group of children for a ride on his horse-drawn wagon. He also planned to offer his wagon for free rides during Estacadas Family Fourth of July celebration.
Jun 09, 2016

Yesterday's headlines

by Emily Lindstrand
1966 Martin H. Gentemann, a recent graduate of Estacada High School, was awarded a $400 General Foods Scholarship. The scholarship was awarded to incoming freshmen at Oregon State University who…
Jun 09, 2016

Letter to the editor

by Emily Lindstrand
Chamber plans events throughout summer Summer is nearly upon us and things are heating up at the Chamber. The next Chamber Forum Luncheon is noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16. Every once in a…
Jun 02, 2016

Stop the fight, settle Cover Oregon suit

by Editorial Board
It would be hard to say which entity the public distrusts more — big business or big government. As such, many people in Oregon will have trouble deciding who was tricked or who was the…
Jun 02, 2016

Yesterday's headlines

by Emily Lindstrand
1966 Estacada High School class of 1916 held a reunion on June 5. The class graduated on May 30, 1916, with 17 students. The group took pride in the big holly tree on the grade school lawn that…
Jun 02, 2016

Letter to the editor

by Contributor
Health Care system has become insidious I have a medical care/insurance rant for your reading pleasure. M' bloodz a-boilin' with the latest, this time from Adventist/United Health Care. I asked…
May 26, 2016

Our Opinion: Gross receipts tax would only hurt those it aims to…

by Editorial Board
A new analysis by state economists should make public employees think twice about the harm they’d do to low-income Oregonians if the unions and their backers succeed in pushing through a gross…