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FILE PHOTO - Bill MacKenzie
February 16, 2017

Put a cork in it: Oregon needs hiring freeze now

by Bill MacKenzie
Most states, when they confront financial hard times, put a hold on hiring.
FILE PHOTO - Is your kid amazing?
February 16, 2017

Give us your Amazing Kids nominees soon

by Editorial Board
The Pamplin Media Group is once again sponsoring the annual Amazing Kids award, presented to a young people who have made a difference in their communities.
February 16, 2017

Letter to the editor

by Pamplin Media Group
What will count as success in 'getting immigrants off welfare?' How many and where are they now? What is the goal? Shorter time on welfare? None on at all, ever?


ARCHIVE PHOTO - In 1977, Abbie Armstrong, pictured here with store owner Ron Kiggins,  won the weekly Lucky Shopper drawing  Rynnings Rexall Drugs. She recieved $100 of merchandise.
February 16, 2017

2016: Longtime code enforcement officer retires

by Emily Lindstrand
In 1977, a lucky shopper won $100 worth of local merchandise
FILE PHOTO - Aharown Luke and his son, Sage, admire the crops beginning to grow on their farm. One year ago, the family was spreading the word about their Community Supported Agriculture program.
February 09, 2017

1987: Yankee Lady writes love letter to Doodlebug

by Emily Lindstrand
Nearly three decades later, a local family was eager to share their farm with the community
ARCHIVE PHOTO - In 1966,  Charles T. Hiltz, manager of the Eagle Creek Hatchery, was honored by the Bureau of Sports Fisheries and Wildlife employees for his work with fish breeding.
February 02, 2017

1997: Kevin Costner films at Three Lynx

by Emily Lindstrand
Three decades before, the Eagle Creek Hatchery manager was honored for his work with fish
ARCHIVE PHOTO - In 1987, The News ran this photo along with a warning about driving conditions during winter. 'January brings the beauty of clear skies and cold crisp mornings but it also brings morning frost and black ice on county roads,' the story said.
January 26, 2017

2007: First homes constructedat Regan Hill Heights subdivision

by Emily Lindstrand
Three decades prior, the newspaper warned of dangerous driving conditions
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Snow days aren't all fun and games.
January 19, 2017

State should show flexibility with snow days

by Editorial Board
While we applaud strict guidelines aimed at improving school performance, we urge the State Board of Education to waive the classroom-minimum this year, and to give school districts the option…
January 19, 2017

Estacada Chamber: Working hard for community prosperity

by Bennett Johnson
Over the past two years the chamber has been reinventing itself in an effort to be more relevant and valuable to local businesses
January 19, 2017

Letter to the editor

by Emily Lindstrand
American Legion thanks community members for their support of a homeless veteran

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ARCHIVE PHOTO - In 1987, Karen and Kenn Goodenough were preparing to travel to Brazil to adopt two infants. The Goodenoughs already had two children and were eager to expand their family. 'We have so much love and so much hope in our hearts,' they said.
Jan 19, 2017

1977: Writer warns of dangerous items lurking in beer bottles

by Emily Lindstrand
A decade later, an Estacada family planned to adopt from Brazil
Bill MacKenzie
Jan 12, 2017

Would liberals now support Sweet Cakes?

by Bill MacKenzie
Phoebe Pearl's post follows actions by other NeverTrumpers asserting their intentions to discriminate against Trump supporters.
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Jan 12, 2017

We want a president who acts presidential

by Editorial Board
Making fun of, castigating our president, is a long American tradition. Is there any doubt that early Americans made fun of George Washington's wooden teeth? It's the president's job, in many…
ARCHIVE PHOTO - In 1997, young Estacada resident Karl Kunberger wrote to president-elect Jimmy Carter  and received a postcard inviting him to the inauguration.
Jan 12, 2017

1987: Safari Club under new ownership

by Emily Lindstrand
A decade before, an Estacada youth recieved an invitation to Jimmy Carter's presidential inauguration
Jan 05, 2017

More inside scoops on our mountain road names

by Paul Keller
'I suddenly realized, that, yes indeed, we shed some light on our home-grown road names up here.'
ARCHIVE PHOTO - In 1997, a sign with the current time and temperature was installed at the Pacific One Bank in downtown Estacada.
Jan 05, 2017

1977: School district bans use of trampolines

by Emily Lindstrand
Years later, the time and temperature sign was back at Pacific One Bank on Broadway Street
ARCHIVE PHOTO - In 2006, Estacada residents Leon Cotter and Max Bryk were the two youngest members of Mt. Hood Community College's jazz combo.
Dec 29, 2016

1966: Santa proclaims 'no limits' at Campanella's Market

by Emily Lindstrand
Decades later, Estacada residents Leon Cotter and Max Bryk were the two youngest members of Mt. Hood Community College's jazz combo
ARCHIVE PHOTO - When the Estacada Pet and Supplies store temporarily closed in 2006, this fish was one of the few pets left.
Dec 22, 2016

1966: The 'Flintstones of TV fame' come to town

by Emily Lindstrand
Decades later, three birds and several fish were all that were left at the Estacada Pet and Supplies store