Crews contine to battle condo building fire in Government Camp

Crews contine to battle condo building fire in Government Camp

Structure built to withstand snow loads proves firefighting challenge. Hoodland Fire District...

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...

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...

BlueBird Dining Hall lands in downtown Gresham

BlueBird Dining Hall lands in downtown Gresham

Farm-to-fork restaurant delivers "elevated" dining to downtown For a restaurant owner concerned...

Stacking for success

Stacking for success

Sam Barlow student Joey Cooksey stacks up against nation's premier cup competitors With a thick...

Nadaka Nature Park opens

Nadaka Nature Park opens

It seemed like no accident on April 4 that the sun peeked out from behind the clouds just as Lee...

Port looks to shape Troutdale Airport's future

Port looks to shape Troutdale Airport's future

For the first time in more than 10 years, the Port of Portland is working away on an updated plan...

The Stark reality

The Stark reality

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


Gresham's Latest News

PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - Aaron and Melissa Klein taped this sign in the window of their Gresham bakery in September 2013 when they closed the store and moved their bakery business into their home.
April 24, 2015

Judge: Gresham bakers must pay $135,000 for 'emotional…

by Pamplin Media Group
An administrative law judge has recommended that $135,000 be awarded to a lesbian couple for “emotional suffering” they felt when Gresham bakery Sweetcakes by Melissa refused to make a cake for…
THE OUTLOOK: JOSH KULLA - Wilkes Elementary students pass around a huge check for $1.3 million representing cash incentives given by Energy Trust of Oregon to the City of Gresham for its energy production efforts.
April 24, 2015

Gresham elated with great big ZERO

by Jodi Weinberger
The city of Gresham celebrated Earth Day this year with an announcement that it had achieved something totally unique to the Pacific Northwest — an energy net zero reading at its wastewater…
April 24, 2015

More residents file for de-annexation from Damascus

by Jodi Weinberger
After years of waiting, two major Damascus property owners are now allowed to de-annex from the city. On Monday, April 20, the Damascus City Council voted to free General Distributions New…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: COLLEEN CAHILL - The Cedar School has been owned by Colleen Cahill for 16 years. Now shes hoping to find a way to pay for the schools cost of upkeep.
April 24, 2015

Cedar School owner seeks code change, allow zone exemptions for…

by Katy Sword
Sixteen years ago, Colleen Cahill purchased the Cedar School in Troutdale. “It was in a horrific state of disrepair. Windows falling out, no heat in the building, just basically a barn,” Cahill…
April 24, 2015

Helping homeless teens earn their diplomas

by Jodi Weinberger
The city of Gresham is partnering with Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon and the Gresham-Barlow School District to give homeless teens a stable environment while they earn their high school…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: BUTLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - Sixth-grade teacher Laura Nixon helps families dissect owl pellets at litereacy night at Butler Creek Elementary School.
April 24, 2015

Butler Creek Elementary: It's a model school

by Teresa Carson
Educators at Butler Creek Elementary School, ranked as a “model” school by the state, claim there is no special secret to the school’s success; it is just a matter of adhering to the basics. “I…
April 24, 2015

Six candidates vie for three seats on Corbett School Board

by Teresa Carson
All three open positions for the Corbett School District Board of Directors have two candidates vying for each spot, with only one incumbent running for another term. Corbett is known for…
CONTRIBUTED FILE PHOTO - The luncheon menu includes a variety of salads, rolls and desserts. Community members will fill Smith Memorial with laughter and conversation on April 30.
April 24, 2015

Spring luncheon a community tradition

by Katy Sword
For more than 75 years, the ladies of the Smith Memorial Presbyterian Church have donned festive hats and worked to raise money for local charities, as well as church-funded scholarships and…
April 23, 2015

County approves Troutdale police contract

by Katy Sword
Unanimous vote by board means contract will be implemented July 1 Before the unanimous vote was even taken, the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners welcomed the Troutdale police force to the…
April 21, 2015

Forums planned on mayor, council compensation

by Jodi Weinberger
Two information sessions on mayor and council compensation, which will be put to voters in May, will be held in the coming weeks. Gresham residents will vote in May on whether to give the city’s…

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OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Construction will soon begin on the Troutdale Marketplace now that a conditional-use permit has been approved. The Corbett School District, however, will still be able to park its buses at the back of the lot.
Apr 21, 2015

Marketplace receives positive response from community

by Katy Sword
The mood at the April 15 Troutdale Planning Commission meeting was entirely positive, as the commission reviewed a conditional-use permit for the redevelopment of the former Lamb’s Thriftway at…
Apr 22, 2015

MBank withdraws from commercial pot industry

by Shannon O. Wells
Gresham-based MBank has announced it is ending its program to provide banking services to the burgeoning commercial marijuana industry. “MBank entered the business to provide quality banking…
Apr 21, 2015

Fairview looks elsewhere for banking services

by Katy Sword
For 32 years, the city of Fairview has contracted with U.S. Bank, but Lesa Folger, the city’s deputy finance director, says that’s long enough. Folger has started the process of seeking bids…
Apr 21, 2015

Fairview council approves $30,000 more for speed signs

by Katy Sword
The Fairview City Council ultimately approved $30,000 in additional funds for flashing school-zone signs on Wednesday, April 15, but the decision was not without hesitation. “When we approved…
Apr 21, 2015

Wood Village City Council delays vote on marijuana zoning issue

by Katy Sword
With a scowl on her face the entire hearing, Wood Village Mayor Patricia Smith’s views on the proposal before the council April 16 were clear. “I think everybody pretty much knows I’m against…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS: EAST COUNTY HISTORICAL ORGANIZATION - These posters are examples from World War II that will be on display at Helsin House in June.
Apr 21, 2015

Heslin House exhibit to focus on WWII homefront

by Katy Sword
“Stealing” from the Oregon Historical Society, the East County Historical Organization is curating a complimentary exhibit centering on World War II. “They’re doing a big one, and we thought,…
Apr 21, 2015

Funding shortage leads to cuts for schools

by Teresa Carson
East County school administrators are combing over expenses trying to find savings to stay within their allotment of the $7.255 schools budget passed by the Oregon Legislature, which will mean…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Michael Sheehan leads participants through his Dances of Universal Peace routine Friday at a peace conference at Mt. Hood Community College.
Apr 20, 2015

Photo Gallery: MHCC hosts non-violence conference

by Josh Kulla
Presenters include Dances of Universal Peace Mount Hood Community College hosted a peace conference in the student union last Friday dubbed "Nonviolence is a Choice." Featuring a string of…
Apr 20, 2015

Clackamas Community College to get start on bond projects

by Raymond Rendleman
With voters in the Clackamas Community College district approving a $90 million bond measure in November to update and modernize college recources, planning now is underway to construct and…
Apr 17, 2015

Hash oil fire seriously injures man

by Estacada News
Investigators believe the trailer fire on Southeast Wildcat Mountain Drive that resulted in a man being badly burned was caused by the manufacturing of hash oil. Clackamas County Fire District 1…




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