Learning English forges connections

Learning English forges connections

Tina, a refugee from Myanmar with no last name, acts just like a typical mother trying to keep up...

Mining disappointment

Mining disappointment

Promise of gold lures prospectors to Mount Hood in late 1800s, but ends with broken dreams The...

Waking up the village

Waking up the village

Leaders, merchants see promise in sleepy Fairview business district At a glance, at least, the...

Gresham elated with great big ZERO

Gresham elated with great big ZERO

The city of Gresham celebrated Earth Day this year with an announcement that it had achieved...

Butler Creek Elementary: It's a model school

Butler Creek Elementary: It's a model school

Educators at Butler Creek Elementary School, ranked as a “model” school by the state,...

Bemis touts city's industrial development progress

Bemis touts city's industrial development progress

New 'spec' buildings, business expansions show economic vitality Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis...

'Mini Futbol' making its way to Snake Court

'Mini Futbol' making its way to Snake Court

When 20-year-old Ricki Ruiz had the idea to improve the vacant Snake Court in Vance Park, he...

Photo Gallery: MHCC hosts non-violence conference

Photo Gallery: MHCC hosts non-violence conference

Presenters include Dances of Universal Peace Mount Hood Community College hosted a peace...

Community leaders have corridor vision

Community leaders have corridor vision

Halsey concept would bring cohesion to three East County cities Though many in East County...


Gresham's Latest News

COURTESY MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - The Multnomah County Sheriff's OfficeSearch and Rescue unit rescued two lost hikers early Sunday.
May 03, 2015

Lost hikers rescued in gorge

by Jim Redden
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office rescued two hikers lost near Multnomah Fall early Sunday. The office's Search and Rescue units brought Cody Turpin, 25, of Portland, and Daniell Pierce, 20,…
COURTESTY KOIN 6 NEWS - Crews responded to to repair a large hole in a westbound lane of I-84 near Troutdale.
May 03, 2015

Part of westbound I-84 closed in Troutdale

by Jim Redden
The right lane of westbound I-84 in Troutdale was closed Sunday for emergency repairs. It is not expected to open until Tuesday. According to the Oregon Department of Transportation, the lane…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: AARON HOCKLEY - Comcast technician Lawrenc Escobedo spreads bark dust at Glenfair Elementary School on Comcast Cares Day.
May 01, 2015

Volunteers gather to spruce up Glenfair School for Comcast event

by Teresa Carson
Hundreds of volunteers from Comcast and the community at large grabbed rakes and rags on Saturday to spruce up Glenfair Elementary School. “It is amazing how much stuff we got done in one day,”…
May 01, 2015

Question of council compensation produces lively debate

by Jodi Weinberger
The Coalition of Neighborhood Associations hosted a forum on Wednesday, April 29, voicing arguments for and against giving the Gresham Finance Committee oversight regarding compensation for the…
May 01, 2015

Proposed city budget adds NET officers, business opportunities

by Jodi Weinberger
Gresham’s budget committee has endorsed $442.3 million in terms of proposed spending for the next fiscal year (July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016), which will include expenses for things like…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: FRIENDS OF FAIRVIEW - 51 rose bushes were removed at Fairview Woods recently, after a recent Earth Day effort to plant the flowers.
May 05, 2015

51 plants uprooted in Fairview

by Katy Sword
Recently planted by Friends of Fairview, group will replant May 2 Although not unexpected, Friends of Fairview President Darren Riordan is disappointed by the actions of unknown vandals. The…
May 01, 2015

Wood Village council approves marijuana zoning guidelines

by Katy Sword
Despite firm disagreement among Wood Village councilors, a 3-2 vote at the Tuesday, April 28, meeting approved zoning for marijuana facilities. The code will allow for medical, and eventually…
May 01, 2015

Multnomah Greyhound Park property listed for sale

by Katy Sword
For the first time since a development proposal failed in 2012, the former Multnomah Greyhound Park in Wood Village is listed for sale. Vacant since the dog-racing park closed in 2004,…
May 01, 2015

Eleven candidates seek election to MHCC board

by Teresa Carson
Eleven candidates are vying for four seats on the Mt. Hood Community College school board as the college moves toward its 50th anniversary and considers how to upgrade its campus. The crowded…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Reynolds HIgh School student leaders used a puzzle theme to highlight their school in a marketing seminar with advertising gurus from Wieden+Kennedy.
May 01, 2015

High school student leaders work with national ad wizards

by Teresa Carson
Several dozen student leaders from eight area high schools gathered in the Reynolds High School multi-purpose room this week to work with advertising gurus from Wieden+Kennedy on marketing their…

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May 01, 2015

Third city approves IGA with Gresham for fire services

by Katy Sword
The mood for the Wood Village City Council was more similar to Fairview than Troutdale as councilors unanimously approved a new contract for services with Gresham Fire and Emergency Services at…
May 01, 2015

Animal shelter director to retire after 37 years

by Katy Sword
Amidst new, innovative programing at Multnomah County Animal Services, Director Mike Oswald is saying goodbye. “It’s been great, but it’s been a long time,” Oswald said of his 37 years with the…
May 01, 2015

Fairview police log

by (none)
The following information comes from the public records of the Fairview Police Department: Arrests At 2:19 a.m. April 19, Thomas Walter Gates, 20, of Gresham, was arrested for driving while…
FILE PHOTO - Notice the resemblance? If you and your pet - dog, cat, horse, wallaby, buffalo - look like you could have been twins separated at birth, then we want you to enter our Pet Look-a-Like Contest.
Apr 28, 2015

Deadlines are looming for contest entries

by Steven Brown
The clock is ticking to submit your entries for a couple of special contests going on through The Outlook, Sandy Post and Estacada News. There is no cost for entering either of these contests.…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - This frightened kitten is the beneficiary of Multnomah County's Kitten Triage Unit, which is raising money through crowdfunding for future operations.
Apr 28, 2015

Shelter takes crowdfunding approach to support kitten unit

by Katy Sword
Multnomah County Animal Services launches $45,000 online campaign With only a few kittens currently occupying the Kitten Triage Unit, the mobile center is relatively quiet — apart from a few…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE - A sea lion rests on a boat dock at Sportcraft Marina in Oregon City while anglers fish for spring chinook.
Apr 28, 2015

Sea lion hazing begins at Bonneville Dam

by Katy Sword
Since the early 2000s, California Sea Lions have migrated down the Columbia River and disrupted the fish runs at Bonneville Dam. This year is no different. “The problem is that these California…
Apr 28, 2015

Energy center emissions could cause fatalities, FAA models show

by Katy Sword
Prior to the Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council’s rebuttal evidence period, closing Friday, May 1, the Friends of the Columbia Gorge will enter evidence they say makes it clear plans to build…
THE OUTLOOK: JOSH KULLA - Gallery owner Gary Fenske, right, and his brother and business partner, David Fenske, plan to open their gallery May 1.
Apr 28, 2015

New art gallery coming to Troutdale next month

by Katy Sword
Fenske Gallery opens May 1, wants to be part of art community Gary Fenske may be known around the world for his night vision art, but he’s hoping to bring a new artists focus to Troutdale with…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The proud SkillsUSA team from Reynolds High School (left to right) Tori Sweetland, Janella Swick, advisor Cathy Behm, Carlee Woodward and Diyora Sadaat.
Apr 29, 2015

East County students win big in state skills contest

by Teresa Carson
Four East County high school students earned first place honors at a recent skills competition organized by SkillsUSA in Clackamas County. Nearly 500 students from throughout Oregon competed…
Apr 29, 2015

Reynolds district residents campaign for $125 million school…

by Teresa Carson
Members of Citizens for Safe Reynolds Schools are phoning and knocking on doors trying to persuade Reynolds School District’s 31,850 voters to pass a $125 million bond that would improve the…




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