The Stark reality

The Stark reality

Developer hopes to revitalize long-stalled mixed-use building in heart of Rockwood As George...

Actors theatre explores simpler times with 'Morning's at Seven'

Actors theatre explores simpler times with 'Morning's at Seven'

Sandy community theater opens Paul Osborn play April 3 With its last production, “Barefoot...

Search continues for missing Gresham woman with Alzheimer's

Search continues for missing Gresham woman with Alzheimer's

Diane Holcom, 74, has been missing from home since 6:30 p.m. March 24 Gresham police are asking...

Troutdale council OKs law-enforcement  contract with sheriff's office

Troutdale council OKs law-enforcement contract with sheriff's office

Merger decision goes to county board for July 1 enactment Attendance expectations for the...

City dreams big with Rockwood catalyst site

City dreams big with Rockwood catalyst site

The city of Gresham has put together a plan for Rockwood that, if all comes together, would...

For honey-based wellness products, Gresham's a good place to bee

For honey-based wellness products, Gresham's a good place to bee

Local couple expand production facility for bee-based healing items When Madelyn Morris took an...

Hungry to learn

Hungry to learn

Advocates push for greater meal access at local schools There’s no such thing as a free...

Mixed-use plan for Troutdale Discovery Block back in play

Mixed-use plan for Troutdale Discovery Block back in play

New owners revive concept for townhomes, retail space on downtown block One of Troutdale's most...

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Saving lives

Multnomah County Animal Services records highest save rate ever Multnomah County Animal Services...

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March 31, 2015

Log truck collides with school bus

by (none)
A school bus, caught in a traffic jam from another accident, was hit by a log truck in Clackamas County. The original crash — a car into a telephone pole – happened in the 10300 block of S.E.…
March 31, 2015

Gresham-Barlow district to start alternative school for expelled…

by Teresa Carson
School to open in 2015-16 school year in a district facility The Gresham-Barlow School District is working to create an in-district alternative school for children who are expelled from their…
March 31, 2015

Wood Village ends Business Incentive Program

by Katy Sword
The economy seems to have largely recovered in Wood Village, as the City Council opted to let a business incentive program lapse rather than renew it once again. “The program has been in…
March 31, 2015

Wood Village renews contract with sheriff's office

by Katy Sword
Unlike recent law enforcement-related discussions in Troutdale that took some time to play out, the approval of a contract with the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office in Wood Village took about…
March 31, 2015

Troutdale police log

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The following information comes from the public records of the Troutdale Police Department: Vandalism At 8:43 a.m. March 10, an instance of vehicle vandalism was reported in the 1000 block of…
March 29, 2015

Outer Powell panel to discuss project updates, plans

by Pamplin Media Group
The Outer Powell Boulevard Transportation Safety Project’s Decision Committee meets Tuesday, March 31, to discuss updated information about the work. The meeting is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the…
GRESHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT - Police Chief Craig Junginger honors the Citizen Volunteers in Policing with a unit citation.
March 27, 2015

Gresham police honor 'eyes and ears' of volunteer group

by Jodi Weinberger
In 2009, Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis put out a call to action: The city needs volunteers. Voters had just declined to pass a five-year public safety levy that would have paid for more police…
AMELISA SALVADOR  - Sequoia and America Easley say hello to their baby chickens at the Easley family's Sandy-based farm.
March 27, 2015

East County farmers' markets yield crop of community benefits

by Jodi Weinberger
Sixteen miles southeast of Gresham, down Phelps Road in Sandy, is a farm called Slice of Heaven. Though at 17 acres, the farm can hardly be described as a slice. But heaven? Maybe. Owned by…
March 27, 2015

Clara Court neighbors express concern with pot grow house

by Katy Sword
The agenda for the Tuesday, March 10, Troutdale City Council meeting called for a public hearing to discuss proposed medical marijuana zoning restrictions. Before the discussion could really…
March 27, 2015

Fairview looks to decrease Village speed limit

by Katy Sword
The Fairview City Council will vote to decrease the speed limit in The Village from 25 mph to 20 mph, largely due to years of complaints by neighbors and councilors that drivers speed through…

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CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: METROPOLITAN FAMILY SERVICE - Beatriz Rendon Bautista tells a gathering of Metropolitan Family Service supporters how the agency changed her life.
Mar 27, 2015

Metropolitan Family Service changes lives

by Teresa Carson
Beatriz Rendon Bautista, a freshman nursing major at Linfield College, says she never would have made it to college if it hadn’t been for Metropolitan Family Service and her mentor, Ben…
Mar 27, 2015

Fairview police log

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The following information is from the public records of the Fairview Police Department: Arrests Michael Masloff, 46, of Fairview, was taken into protective custody at 3:15 a.m. Jan. 27. Masloff…
CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Michael G. Dick
Mar 26, 2015

Gresham sex offender arrested for public indecency in Boring,…

by Jodi Weinberger
Michael G. Dick, of Gresham, faces three felony charges Gresham resident Michael Gordon Dick, a registered sex offender, was arrested on Wednesday, March 25, on accusations of public indecency…
Mar 25, 2015

$1.4 million grant to help expand, improve childcare in East…

by Teresa Carson
Mt. Hood Community College Head Start received a $1.4 million grant it will use to boost the quality of childcare and education for the youngest East County children and include programs for…
Mar 25, 2015

Reynolds District moves toward preschool offerings this fall

by Teresa Carson
Reynolds School District is teaming up with two highly-regarded preschool organizations and hopes to offer pre-kindergarten classes at two elementary schools next fall. “This isn’t a sure deal…
Mar 25, 2015

East County Head Start waiting list gets longer

by Teresa Carson
The Mt. Hood Community College Head Start program has the longest waiting list in Multnomah County and is always looking for ways to serve more kids. There are 500 youngsters waiting for Early…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: ADAM WICKHAM - Gresham resident Aaron Michelsen has prepared for a year; based on the hope that he will be able to open the first medical marijuana dispensary in East County.
Mar 24, 2015

Wood Village marijuana dispensary set to open

by Katy Sword
Moratoriums the state of Oregon allowed for medical marijuana facilities don’t expire until April 30, but one dispensary is already raring to go. Aaron Michelsen has prepared his Wood Village…
Mar 24, 2015

Fee waiver helps struggling market

by Katy Sword
The Fairview Farmers and Artists Market will open for the season on Thursday, April 2 — but that almost wasn’t the case. At the Wednesday, March 18, Fairview City Council meeting, market…
Mar 24, 2015

Alpha High School scheduled for closure this spring

by Teresa Carson
Tiny alternative Alpha High School in Gresham will close at the end of this school year because of an expected sharp drop in enrollment next year, the Multnomah Education Service District…
Mar 24, 2015

Rhythmettes rule at state

by Teresa Carson
Decked out in royal purple costumes and dancing to the song, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” the Gresham High School Rhythmettes team ruled the state dance championships. The team took…




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