Going by the code

Going by the code

Gresham's code compliance enforcement team seeks to improve neighborhood livability.

sNOw more?

sNOw more?

Depending on your responsibilities, substantial snowstorm proves a blessing or a curse.

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Icy blast = dicey conditions

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NATURE'S PET MARKET - Karen SottileWhen customers arrive at Nature’s Pet Market in Gresham, they’re greeted by the store’s long-haired ambassador, Grace.

The store cat “is the best thing that ever happened to our store,” says shop owner Karen Sottile. “She’s aggressively friendly, like a therapy cat. We have people who come by just to see her.”

Sottile opened Nature’s Pet about 18 months ago, one of a small, locally owned franchise of pet stores that offer natural foods, ethically produced toys and grooming (both self-service and professional).

“Our store concentrates on dog and cats,” says Sottile, a lifetime pet owner whose former career as a jewelry metalsmith presented ethical quandaries and difficulty finding fair-trade gems.

Opening the shop perfectly combined her love of pets with her belief in natural, safe, local and ethically made products.

“My store is somewhat curated,” she said. “Most of the products that are here are because I think they’re good products, something my customers would want.

“Quality ingredients for food are very, very important – but we have to make sure it’s affordable.”

The store has been very well-received.

“People here in Gresham wanted a place nearby” to buy natural food, toys and coats, she said.

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“This has been great here,” she said of Gresham. “We’ve had wonderful customers and we love their pets.”

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PRESTIGE CARE HUNTINGTON TERRACE - Gengee RamirezExercise and physical activity are important for everyone, including older adults. No matter your health and physical abilities, you gain a lot by staying active. In fact, in most cases you have more to lose by not being active.

At Prestige Care Huntington Terrace, we have a Wellness Coach who comes two to three times per week, offering her services free to all residents. Exercise is offered mainly in the morning, with an emphasis on fall prevention and strengthening.

Here are just a few of the benefits of physical activity for seniors:

· Can help maintain and improve your physical strength and fitness

· Can help improve your ability to do the everyday things you want to do

· Can help improve your balance

· Can help manage and improve diseases like diabetes, heart disease and osteoporosis

· Can help reduce feelings of depression and may improve mood and overall well-being.

You may want to talk with your health care provider if you aren’t used to energetic activity and you want to start a vigorous exercise program or significantly increase your physical activity. Ask how physical activity can help you, whether you should avoid certain activities, and how to modify exercises to fit your situation.

Here at Prestige Care, we adhere to the maxim “If you don’t use it, you lose it.”

Schedule a visit to find out how we can help you or your loved one live a healthier, happier life.

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WESTON KIA - Dan SchofieldWith the Portland International Auto Show coming Jan. 26-29 at the Oregon Convention Center, Weston Kia is gearing up to show off what’s new, cool, green and awesome from this year’s Kia lineup.

Denny Joseph, product specialist with Weston, says there’s a lot of excitement about the brand-new Optima Plug-In Hybrid, a four-door available as Hybrid Premium and Hybrid EX.

The Optima Plug-In Hybrid “has a lot of safety features and gets about 50 mpg,” says Joseph. Both are fully parallel hybrid systems with 192 hp and 271 lb-ft of torque.

Meanwhile, the extremely popular Kia Soul makes a power move as the new Turbo Soul in 2017, with a 1.6-liter, turbocharged Inline 4 engine and a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission with fuel economy of 26 city/31 hwy/28 combined mpg.

“There’s a totally new design on the Kia Cadenza,” says Joseph, “with elegant European styling.”

Later in 2017, expect a new SUV/crossover called the Kia Niro.

Look for the Smart Trunk, a feature that opens the trunk or tailgate by sensing you are behind it. The key fob in your pocket lets the car know you’re balancing a heavy load and need help!

Kia is coming off a great year, said Joseph. JD Power ranked Kia No. 1 for initial quality and the fewest repairs needed of any manufacturer, stripping Porsche of the prize.

For more information about the Portland International Auto Show or to purchase tickets, visit portlandautoshow.com/.

In the meantime, pop by our showroom to see all the new Kias.

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Gresham OR 97030

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WESTON KIA - Dan SchofieldNever mind fitting the biggest present under the tree.

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“Holidays on Us” is Weston Kia’s gift to you this season. Have you been eyeing 2016 Kia Optimas, Optima Hybrid or Kia Souls all year? Have you checked out the 2017 Kia Forte or Kia Sorento?

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OUTLOOK PHOTO: TERESA CARSON - Corbett Middle School before the storm.
January 19, 2017

Storms make a mess of Corbett schools

by Teresa Carson
Frozen pipe and leaky roofs keep schools closed on Thursday
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Mt. Hood Community College opens at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
January 18, 2017

Corbett schools closed, others on snow routes

by The Outlook
Most students are back to school today, some buses on snow routes.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA  - Students taking advantage of one of the recent snow days.
January 16, 2017

Schools and agencies closed Tuesday, Jan. 17

by Pamplin Media Group
Nasty weather once again closes schools in East Multnomah County


TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Don't Shoot Portland activists marched through Portland's snowy streets Sunday afternoon to bring attention to civil rights and other issues on the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.
January 16, 2017

Activists aim to reclaim MLKing's legacy

by Lyndsey Hewitt
MLK marchers decry police brutality, racism, urge resistance to Trump.
FILE PHOTO - Troutdale City Councilor Rich Allen
January 16, 2017

Former councilor asks city to deny Allen's legal fees

by Zane Sparling
Troutdale city councilor faces $250,000 suit from Yoshida Group development firm.
PHOTO COURTESY GRESHAM FIRE DEPARTMENT  - Gresham Fire and Emergency Services works on car that slid off the icy roads Monday.
January 16, 2017

Car plunges off icy road, down embankment

by Pamplin Media Group
Gresham Fire has been unusually busy due to lingering snow and ice
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Jim Weston
January 16, 2017

Generosity defined life of local car dealer

by Zane Sparling
Estacada resident Jim Weston, 78, remembered for business success, humble giving.
FILE PHOTO - Physical books are still popular, but eBooks can help students and the bottom line.
January 16, 2017

E-books big hit in Gresham schools

by Teresa Carson
Readers checked out more than 44,000 electronic books at Gresham-Barlow.
FILE PHOTO - The following information was compiled from the public records of the Fairview Police Department:
January 16, 2017

Fairview police log

by Pamplin Media Group
The following information was compiled from the public records of the Fairview Police Department:
FILE PHOTO - Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis
January 16, 2017

Gresham council looks at 2017 federal, state and regional priorities

by Christopher Keizur
Transit fixes, rent hikes, evictions among topics addressed by Gresham City Council.
FILE PHOTO - Schools have canceled classes multiple days this winter.
January 16, 2017

LEARNING LOG: Centennial mulls extending year

by Pamplin Media Group
What's Inside: Tweens learn origami, teens can learn to code with robots
KOIN PHOTO - The fire destroyed eight apartments in the building.
January 16, 2017

NEWS BRIEFS: Firefighters respond to Gresham blaze

by Pamplin Media Group
What's Inside: Groups needed to support Main City Park in Gresham.
FILE PHOTO - A mock funeral is planned for St. Valentine's Day.
January 16, 2017

Mock funeral arrangements day scheduled at MHCC

by Teresa Carson
Program to help people practice planning for final resting place.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Snow way!
January 12, 2017

Friday, Jan. 13 snow closures

by Teresa Carson
Snow hangs around and gives students another day off, other agencies also closed
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Winter weather at the Gresham Heroes Memorial.
January 12, 2017

A sunnier weekend to move into a warmer week

by Brittany Allen
MLK is likely to bring rain, but be followed by warmer temperatures.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - A boy enjoys the snow at Main City Park Wednesday on a day off from school. Now, however, local school districts have to decide whether or not to make up classroom days canceled by the inclement weather.
January 12, 2017

Schools ponder how to make up snow days

by Teresa Carson
Gresham-Barlow has been out seven days district-wide as of Thursday, Jan. 12, and anything over two days will have to be made up.
OUTLOOK PHOTO - Metro Councilor Shirley Craddick (center, with umbrella) is a proponent of the new trail system.
January 12, 2017

Bemis joins opposition to Troutdale Trail

by Zane Sparling
Neighbors vow to resist Springwater Corridor extension linking Gresham and Troutdale.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - More fun in the snow is on the schedule for Thursday with more school and agency closures looming.
January 11, 2017

UPDATE: Closures announced for Thursday, Jan. 12

by The Outlook
School districts and agencies will be closed again Thursday due to heavy snow
JAIME VALDEZ/PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP - Gov. Kate Brown takes the oath of office Monday from Oregon Supreme Court Justice Thomas Balmer. Brown was elected in November to finish the remaining two years of former Gov. John Kitzhaber's term. She succeeded him to the post when he resigned in February 2015.
January 12, 2017

Brown takes oath as Oregon's elected governor

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Calls on lawmakers for unity in tackling $1.7 billion revenue shortfall.
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Bailey Reed Jones, 16.
January 12, 2017

Third teen arrested in fatal park stabbing

by Pamplin Media Group
Police arrested Bailey Reed Jones, 16, on Dec. 29, according to court documents.
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Elizabeth Anne Stuart (Cottingham) was an influential member of the Gresham community, establishing organizations and projects that supported everyone.
January 13, 2017

Stuart helped shape community into a better place

by Christopher Keizur
Founder of People for Parks helped create Red Sunset Park.
FILE PHOTO - The following information is from the public records of the Gresham Police Department:
January 12, 2017

Gresham police log

by Pamplin Media Group
The following information is from the public records of the Gresham Police Department:
OUTLOOK PHOTO - A $1.87 million renovation in 2010 replaced the roof, upgraded restrooms and created a new locker-room and arms vault for the Gresham Armory in 2010.
January 06, 2017

In quieter times, local armory serves range of community roles

by Zane Sparling
Division Street facility home base of 125 citizen soldiers in National Guard.
TRIBUNE PHOTO: PETER WONG - From left, former Oregon Chief Justice Paul De Muniz, moderator; Jeff Ellis, Josh Marquis at Oregon State Bar discussion of death penalty Dec. 22 in Tigard
January 12, 2017

Lawyers argue Oregon's death penalty

by Peter Wong
Oregon Bar hosts session to hear both sides of debate on Dec. 22.
Bill King
January 13, 2017

Sandy mayor applies for second chance at commissioner position

by Brittany Allen
Among the 77 applicants for the vacant Clackamas County Commission position 5 seat is Sandy's own mayor, Bill King.
FILE PHOTO - Should smoking be banned in Gresham parks?
January 12, 2017

NEWS BRIEFS: Should Gresham parks be smoke-free?

by Pamplin Media Group
What's Inside: Help tend to Nadaka Nature Park, Red Cross helps Gresham family after fire
LOGO - Janus Youth Programs
January 12, 2017

Janus Youth Programs opens services in Gresham

by Christopher Keizur
Harry's Mother East center offers services to fulfill youth and family needs.
FILE PHOTO - Students at CAL learn technical skills.
January 12, 2017

LEARNING LOG: Gresham sets high school fair date

by Teresa Carson
What's Inside: Hear stories from Africa at Troutdale Library on Jan. 14.
FILE PHOTO - Tina Kotek
January 12, 2017

House convenes, disagrees over committee appointments

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
$1.8 billion budget shortfall, unfunded PERS among issues to be debated.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Main City Park was filled with sledders and other revelers enjoying the conditions after nearly a foot of snow fell overnight and into this morning.
January 11, 2017

IN PHOTOS: East Multnomah County gets a foot of fresh powder

by Pamplin Media Group
Here is a photo gallery of what we found out there.
COURTESY PHOTO - Commissioners hope to conduct public interviews with nine and appoint someone to Position 5 by end of January.
January 10, 2017

Record 77 apply for Clackamas board vacancy

by Peter Wong
Commissioners hope to conduct public interviews with nine and appoint someone to Position 5 by end of January.
OUTLOOK PHOTO - Secretary of State Dennis Richardson mugs for the camera with Stephanie Martin-Seawall, an American citizen born in France, and her husband. She did not arrive at the ceremony wearing the hat.
January 09, 2017

Richardson to target I-5 bridge, Cover Oregon for audits

by Zane Sparling
Republican Secretary of State to 'close loop' with previous administration
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The Outlook will keep you updated on additional announcements as they are made.
January 08, 2017

Closures and delays for Monday, Jan. 9

by The Outlook
East Multnomah County schools and MHCC are closed Monday, Jan. 9, other agencies closed, delayed
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Gresham-Barlow School Board Vice Chair Kris Howatt makes a point with another board member during a break in a recent school board meeting.
January 09, 2017

Class is never over for schoolboard members

by Teresa Carson
May is a big election year for East County school board seats.
FILE PHOTO - Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis
January 09, 2017

Gresham Council approves 2017 work plan

by Christopher Keizur
Agenda will provide guidance on life quality, safety through 2017.

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Police seek help finding missing teenager

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OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Troutdale Mayor Casey Ryan addresses a crowd on Friday, Jan. 6,  at the Sam Cox Building at Glenn Otto Park. '(I want) to be there for each and every councilor and set the tone for the rest of the Council,' he said.
Jan 09, 2017

A vow to stay positive from new Troutdale council

by Zane Sparling
Troutdale City leaders promise end to divisions at swearing-in ceremony.
FILE PHOTO - Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson
Jan 09, 2017

Monnes Anderson starts fourth term

by The Outlook
Senator Monnes Anderson will focus on improving health care for all Oregonians.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Wilson High School teacher Morgan McFadden shares a big laugh with a young student from the Community Transition School Friday at the Inverness Jail.
Jan 09, 2017

Sheriff's Office brings holiday cheer to local children

by Christopher Keizur
Event geared toward kids without homes and at risk of school failure.
FILE PHOTO - Mt. Hood Community College President Debra Derr
Jan 09, 2017

LEARNING LOG: MHCC President Derr signs climate letter

by Teresa Carson
What's Inside: Listen to STEAM story time, Celebrate Slavic New Year
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Bemis made a call to Clawson Heating and Air Conditioning, and they responded within an hour to fix the furnace at no charge.
Jan 09, 2017

NEWS BRIEFS: Gresham Mayor helps warming center

by Christopher Keizur
What's inside: Man sitting on MAX rail struck, critically injured
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Maharaja co-owner Narinder Singh prepares a chicken kebab for barbecuing in the kitchen of the Maharaja, a new Indian restaurant at the corner of Northeast Hogan Road and 242nd Avenue.
Jan 09, 2017

Maharaja brings taste of India to Gresham

by Shannon O. Wells
More Food News: Original Roadhouse to reopen after extensive remodeling
FILE PHOTO - SnowCap was expected to receive almost $5,000 from the canceled event.
Jan 06, 2017

Help sought after weather cancels fundraiser

by Rob Cullivan
Human Solutions, My Father's House, SnowCap take hit due to winter weather.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Lori Stegmann chats with a supporter Wednesday at the reception.
Jan 06, 2017

From Gresham councilor to county commissioner

by Christopher Keizur
Gresham City Councilor Lori Stegmann transitions to District 4 position.
POST PHOTO: BRITTANY ALLEN - Koeberle plunges a snow tube into the snowpack to get a reading.
Jan 06, 2017

Snow news is good news

by Brittany Allen
Survey shows Mount Hood snowpack above average in water content.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Winter is coming.
Jan 06, 2017

Another winter storm bearing down on region

by Christopher Keizur
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter storm warning for the Gresham area that will be in effect from 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, until 10 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8.
FILE PHOTO - Gresham High School will get major renovations as part of the $291 million building program the Gresham-Barlow School District is launching.
Jan 06, 2017

Gresham-Barlow begins bond-funded construction planning

by Teresa Carson
District will use $291.2 million voters OK'd for upgrades.
FILE PHOTO - Arrive by 8:45 a.m. to be registered and assigned to a crew.
Jan 06, 2017

NEWS BRIEFS: Join tree planting to celebrate new year

by Pamplin Media Group
What's Inside: Warming centers need cold-weather gear, Mediation training planned.
OUTLOOK PHOTO - Councilor Jerry Hinton laughs with Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis during the swearing-in ceremony.
Jan 06, 2017

Gresham Council celebrates start of new year

by Christopher Keizur
Let's Celebrate: Kirk French chosen as Gresham Council President on Tuesday.
KOIN PHOTO - Tomas David Luna-Lopez
Jan 06, 2017

Murder suspect faces jail weapons charge

by Christopher Keizur
Gresham police were called to Red Sunset Park on reports of a shooting.
CONTRIBUTED GRAPHIC - A blueprint showing three warehouses is not Trammell Crow's preferred option for the site, but it is a developable option, the company says.
Jan 06, 2017

Warehouse backers to Gresham and Fairview residents: It could be…

by Zane Sparling
Builder plans 1,500 feet of wooded berm to ease concerns.
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - The amount you pay for a bottle at the liquor store is set by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, which applies a special formula to the manufacturer's wholesale cost. Brands can change the number they report to the OLCC to raise or lower the shelf price.
Jan 06, 2017

Feeling thirsty? Commission releases yearly top 10 for spirits

by Pamplin Media Group
Oregonians were willing to spend more in 2016, OLCC reports.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Latourell Falls in the Columbia River Gorge throws up a constant spray which turns into a thick sheet of ice in sub-freezing weather.
Jan 06, 2017

IN PHOTOS: Icy weather gives Gorge a shine

by Pamplin Media Group
A recent cold snap has brought little precipitiation, but the sub-freezing temperatures have created a beautiful world of ice.
FILE PHOTO - A house fire in the 900 block of Northeast Halsey Street in Troutdale was one of two early-morning blazes fought by Gresham firefighters Thursday, Jan. 5.
Jan 05, 2017

Two house fires sparked early Thursday morning

by Zane Sparling
No injuries reported after structure fires in Troutdale, Wood Village.
FILE PHOTO - This story will be updated as new information is released.
Jan 05, 2017

Man in custody, baby rescued after Gresham standoff

by The Outlook
Gresham police officers took a man into custody on Thursday morning after he spent the night barricaded inside an apartment with a baby.
FILE PHOTO - A Portland General Electric spokeswoman said 'high winds caused tree limbs to fall on some lines.'
Jan 04, 2017

Power outages close three Gresham schools

by The Outlook
Gresham High School, Highland Elementary School and Deep Creek-Damascus K-8 are closed Wednesday, Jan 4.
(Image is Clickable Link) PCC.EDU - Gene Pitts
Jan 04, 2017

PCC board chair resigns over 'sanctuary' designation

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Portland Community College board chair Gene Pitts has resigned over the board's decision to become a 'sanctuary campus.'
FILE PHOTO - Gresham Elks Club members pack food boxes for National Guard members and others in the community during a recent holiday boxing event.
Jan 02, 2017

Male, stale and pale?

by Teresa Carson
Local service clubs try new approaches to expand, diversify and youth-ify membership.
PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Our Oregon executive director Ben Unger doesn't think the campaign in support of Measure 97 did anything wrong.
Jan 02, 2017

Measure 97 post-mortem: What went wrong?

by Nick Budnick
Did Oregon's political left miss big chance for revenue reform?
EO MEDIA GROUP - The Oregon Transportation Commission is proposing the state spend an additional $574 million on transportation projects each year.
Jan 02, 2017

$574 million more for transportation, please

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
The Oregon Transportation Commission has recommended boosting transportation spending by $574 million a year.