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ARCHIVE PHOTO - In 1996, franchise owners John Scherr and Tamara Jones were preparing to bring Figaros Pizza to town. They were excited because representatives from the companys corporate headquarters also wanted to open a location in Estacada.
September 22, 2016

Yesterday's headlines

by Emily Lindstrand
1966 The Estacada School District hoped to pass a bond in the upcoming election to build a new grade school for the Eagle Creek and Springwater communities. A model of the school was on display…
September 22, 2016

Unhealthy families, like politics, create anxiety

by Dave Wenzel
Some of you may come from what is known as a “dysfunctional family.” These families are characterized by a number of familiar dynamics, similar to being trapped in a seemingly endless…
September 22, 2016

Voters should approve M96 to fulfill our promise to vets

by Julie Parrish
This November, Oregonians will be asked to consider several ballot measures. The more contentious measures will expend millions of dollars campaigning to win your vote. However, the most…


September 15, 2016

Measure 97 based on deceptions

by Editorial Board
Supporters of Measure 97 — a massive corporate sales tax on the November ballot — have pushed two deceptive arguments to try to persuade Oregon voters that they magically won’t be hurt by what…
COURTESY PHOTO - Shirley Morgan
September 15, 2016

Urban Oregon legalized marijuana, rural Oregon pays the price

by Shirley Morgan
As the founder of the Citizens for Public Safety, Quality of Life and Property Values — a national volunteer outreach group with a focus on the impacts of marijuana in our communities — I want…
ARCHIVE PHOTO - In 1976, Tom Dulley of Barton was impressed with the fishing in Eagle Creek.
September 15, 2016

Yesterday's headlines

by Emily Lindstrand
1966 Betty and Gayle Allen announced their new ice cream bar would open on Sept. 30 in Estacada. There would be free coffee and donuts, and everyone was invited. 1976 Tom Dulley of Barton had…
September 08, 2016

Fifteen years after 9/11, U.S. still finding its voice

by Mason K. Brown
On Tuesday morning, Sept. 11, 2001, most of us here on the Pacific coast left our homes before we knew America was under attack. Some of us with longer commutes heard the news on our car radios.…
FILE PHOTO - Columnist Mikel Kelly
September 08, 2016

What's our idiotic infatuation with self-driving cars and can't…

by Mikel Kelly
This morning on the news, there was yet another report on the apparently looming prospect that all of us will soon be gliding around in cars that drive themselves. This particular story had to…
ARCHIVE PHOTO - In 1996, 18-month-old Dayna Hamilton enthusiastically cheered for the Estacada High School football team during the first game of the season.
September 08, 2016

Yesterday's headlines

by Emily Lindstrand
1966 "Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine” was playing a the Broadway Theatre. The film starred Vincent Price and Frankie Avalon. “Dr. Goldfoot will keep you laughing with his gorgeous female…
FILE PHOTO - In 2006, the Country Cut Ups square dancing group preformed at Philip Foster Farm's first barn dance and pioneer supper.
September 01, 2016

Yesterday's headlines

by Emily Lindstrand
1966 Mrs. Adolph Still took first place in the Estacada Garden Club’s “Green Thumb” contest. The contest was held in the lobby of the Estacada branch of the First State Bank of Oregon, and those…

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Aug 30, 2016

Yesterday's headlines

by Emily Lindstrand
1966 Elsie Hale hosted a birthday party for Constance Newman at her Estacada home. “The ladies enjoyed visiting, playing a few games and then were served ice cream, cake, coffee and tea,” The…
Aug 22, 2016

Yesterday's headlines

by Emily Lindstrand
1966 Estacada resident David Stockner spoke at a city council meeting regarding a dust problem on Shafford Street. “Discussion on the matter brought out that the city is not even sure it has…
Aug 11, 2016

Don't let tariff history repeat itself

by Mark Kirchmeier
Thirty years ago, Hollywood immortalized Oregon’s most ignominious contribution to the world economy. In the 1986 movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” a hapless high school economics teacher…
Aug 11, 2016

Gov. Brown wrong to back Measure 97

by Editorial Board
Oregon’s long-running game of “Wait for Kate” came to a sudden but all-too-predictable and disappointing end last week. On Thursday, Gov. Kate Brown announced she’s backing all six statewide…
FILE PHOTO - Robert Peasley stands with one of the Indian tribal masks he carved. Peasley received national recognition as a carver of the masks in 1976.
Aug 11, 2016

Yesterday's headlines

by Emily Lindstrand
1966 Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Britton and Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Britton were all celebrating the birth of their great-granddaughter Tamara Kay, who was born Aug. 3 at the Gresham Hospital. In an…
Aug 04, 2016

Downtown Estacada continues its evolution

by Nancy Hoffman
On any day of the week, there are people walking on Broadway Street, in and out of businesses, some stopping to enjoy the benches, flower beds and hanging baskets. Pedestrian traffic has…
Aug 04, 2016

Yesterday's headlines

by Emily Lindstrand
1966 Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Duvall, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lemon and Mrs. Katie Heiple of Estacada were all celebrating the birth of their great grandson, Vernon Patrick, who came into the world on July…
JULES BOYKOFF
Aug 04, 2016

My View: Both Trump, Rio Olympics earn gold in hyperbolic hurdles

by Jules Boykoff
If Twitter-sphere trash-talking were an Olympic sport, Donald Trump would be a legitimate contender for gold. When the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics commence on Friday, Trump will be consumed with…
ARCHIVE PHOTO - In 1966, the Estacada Water Festival Princesses took a break from campaigning for Festival Queen to take a photo with Mayor David Horner to help publicize the upcoming event.
Jul 29, 2016

Yesterday's headlines

by Emily Lindstrand
1966 The Estacada Water Festival princesses joined Mayor David Horner for a photo to help publicize the upcoming festival. Ann Snowley, Martha Colfoldt, Karen Doolittle, Diana Looney and Beverly…
Jul 28, 2016

The astonishing antics of my mountain neighbors

by Paul Keller
Walking up a path just outside my Zigzag area home one spring morning, I looked down to see a tiny snake. This little guy was no more than three or four inches long. Its girth could have been…