SBDC leads young entrepreneurs  from business concept to reality

SBDC leads young entrepreneurs from business concept to reality

Project Proto seeks volunteers to mentor fledgling business owners Many youth-oriented...

Corbett's cliffside conundrum

Corbett's cliffside conundrum

More than 200 feet down an embankment, near the Angels Rest trailhead, a 1982 Volkswagen Rabbit...

Sandy Mountain Festival seeks nominations for 2015 Queen's Court

Sandy Mountain Festival seeks nominations for 2015 Queen's Court

The Sandy Mountain Festival is accepting nominations for its 2015 Five Generation Queen’s...

Children's therapy facility on the rise in downtown Gresham

Children's therapy facility on the rise in downtown Gresham

Therapy center among local contractor's growing project list. When a steadily increasing...

Gresham volunteers prep for spring

Gresham volunteers prep for spring

In between bouts of rain, signs of spring are beginning to pop and in Gresham, volunteers are too...

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CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: OREGON STATE POLICE - Debris was spread across Highway 26 following an early morning fatal traffic crash that occured near milepost 33.
March 11, 2015

Fatal crash closes Highway 26

by Pamplin Media Group
Highway 26 was closed following an early morning fatal car crash near milepost 33 in Clackamas County. At 3:30 a.m., the driver of a 2014 Hyundai sedan, now identified at Michael E. Eberitzch…
March 06, 2015

Grocery Outlet gets OK for five-year tax exemption

by Jodi Weinberger
Investment in a new distribution warehouse for Grocery Outlet in Gresham’s industrial sector could bring as many as 60 jobs to the city. The Gresham City Council unanimously approved a five-year…
March 06, 2015

Question of mayor, council pay set for May ballot

by Jodi Weinberger
Gresham Residents will vote in May on whether to give the city’s finance committee power to set compensation for the mayor and council, a measure that the governing body says is needed to propel…
ADAM WICKHAM - Mayor Shane Bemis delivers the 2015 State of the City Address.
March 06, 2015

Mayor shares promise of optimism for 2015

by Jodi Weinberger
Following a few tough years and economic recession, a defeated public safety levy and other hardships, Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis introduced optimism back into the community during the 2015 State…
FILE PHOTO: TROY WAYRYNEN - Kindergarten teacher Kammy Breyer, center, helps student Damian Pablo AVendano with a writing assignment at Highland Grade School in Gresham. Also pictured, from left ot right, are students Leonna Maghiari, Cody Laski, Carina Moua and Jaelyn Luna-Garcia.
March 06, 2015

School districts to offer full-day kindergarten

by Teresa Carson
The Gresham-Barlow and likely Centennial school districts will offer all-day kindergarten at all its elementary schools for the first time next year. The Gresham-Barlow board has already…
March 06, 2015

Few families opt out of standardized testing in East County…

by Teresa Carson
Despite a groundswell of nationwide controversy concerning new standardized tests in schools, only a handful of East County families have opted out of the new “Smarter Balanced” state test,…
March 06, 2015

Reynolds High slates college and career fair

by Teresa Carson
Reynolds High School is holding its college and career fair 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Friday, March 13 at the high school. Juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to explore their college…
March 06, 2015

Regulations, early arrival put crimp in smelt season

by Katy Sword
Every year, the smelt come through Troutdale in the Sandy River, and every year families arrive with nets in hand to catch some of the rich and fatty fish as they pass through in the millions.…
March 05, 2015

State senate passes bill for study of expansion of natural gas…

by Isabel Gautschi
Estacada officials support Senate Bill 32 The Oregon State Senate passed a bill Wednesday, March 4, establishing a study of how public utilities that supply natural gas may expand service to…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: KATY SWORD - Some who testified at the March 5 county commissioners meeting brought their kids to make a point of their support of vaping while restricting youth access.
March 05, 2015

Multnomah County to restrict use of inhalant devices

by Katy Sword
Board passes ordinance without vape shop exemption The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners passed an ordinance on Thursday morning that essentially aligns regulation for "vapes" and…

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CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Blue Lake Regional Park in Fairview was named on the top 50 parks in the U.S.
Mar 05, 2015

Blog lists Blue Lake Park in U.S. top 50

by Katy Sword
Fairview’s Blue Lake Regional Park was listed in the top 50 playgrounds in the United States by Early Education Zone, a blog dedicated to information for those educating young children. The…
Mar 06, 2015

Wood Village man involved in fatal crash

by Pamplin Media Group
Truck driven by McMinnville man crossed center line A McMinnville man was killed on Thursday morning, March 5, when the vehicle he was driving crossed the centerline on Highway 99W near milepost…
Mar 04, 2015

El Programa Hispano receives grant to expand

by Jodi Weinberger
El Programa Hispano, a Gresham-based Latino services branch of Catholic Charities, will be able to expand its outreach to families who could benefit from food stamps. Through a $40,000 grant…
Mar 04, 2015

City plans marijuana forum

by Jodi Weinberger
How should Gresham regulate medical and recreational marijuana? The city is asking for resident input on those and other pot-related questions during a forum from 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 17 in…
Mar 04, 2015

City replacing sodium streetlights with LED fixtures

by Jodi Weinberger
New bulbs save energy, provide more focused lighting The city of Gresham’s project to convert all streetlights to those that use LED bulbs is about halfway completed, city officials said this…
Photo Credit: GRESHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT - Surveillance footage of David J. Toedtemeier steeling $2,000 worth of scratch-off lottery tickets from Joseph's Deli.
Mar 04, 2015

Man arrested in theft of scratch-off lottery tickets

by Jodi Weinberger
Toedtemeier accused of stealing $2,000 in tickets from Gresham deli Luck ran out for David J. Toedtemeier on Tuesday when he was recognized as the person who allegedly stole nearly $2,000 in…
Mar 04, 2015

Proposed Troutdale-MCSO contract concerns residents

by Katy Sword
City Council to vote on law-enforcement contract on March 24 Despite months of negotiations, Troutdale residents said at a Tuesday, March 3, City Council work session that they felt blindsided…
Mar 04, 2015

Troutdale officers may leave if sheriff's contract not approved

by Katy Sword
Staffing, lack of night supervision among sticking points With negotiations nearing a close for the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office contract to take over police services in Troutdale, Greg…
Mar 02, 2015

Drunk driver crashes into police car, injuring officer

by Pamplin Media Group
A 57-year-old Portland man will be arraigned Monday, March 2, after police said he struck a patrol car late Friday night, causing it to crash and injuring and East Precinct officer. Driver Gary…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Legislators like Rep. Shemia Fagan, D-Clackamas, use their Facebook profiles to communicate messages to constituents. This may include videos of testimony or information about bills.
Mar 03, 2015

Lawmakers log on to new forms of communication

by Katy Sword
As social media becomes more and more prevalent, the communication platform is integrated into all aspects of life. This includes communication with constituents for local lawmakers. “I think…




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