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New $10 million offer for Wapato, county asks for more details

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ICE agents nab former Reynolds student on Sunday

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OUTLOOK PHOTO: ZANE SPARLING - Hasel Afshar, 33, poses for a photo inside his home on Wednesday, March 29.
March 29, 2017

UPDATE: Bias crime targets Troutdale homeowner

by Zane Sparling
Man returns home from vacation to find hateful graffiti scrawled in every room of his house.
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERRIFS OFFICE - Timothy Walter Schmidt, 37, is accused of the attack of a woman in a Gresham Sikh Temple on Sunday, March 26.
March 29, 2017

Man arrested for attempted rape of woman at Gresham Sikh Temple

by Christopher Keizur
Police: Victim shaken but uninjured; witness wrestles knife away from suspect
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERRIF'S OFFICE - The standoff between Roger A. Vielmetti and Clackamas County SWAT lasted four-and-a-half hours.
March 29, 2017

Damascus man arrested after SWAT standoff

by Christopher Keizur
A Clackamas County Sheriff's Office SWAT team arrived at the home around 6 a.m. to take Roger A. Vielmetti, 56, into custody on alleged charges of assault and harassment. The charges were domestic-related. Law enforcement said it had intelligence…


CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Francisco J. Rodriguez Dominguez
March 28, 2017

Gresham 'Dreamer' released by ICE

by Teresa Carson
The American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon attributed the release of Francisco J. Rodriguez Dominguez, 25, to public pressure.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Plans by Eastwind Development to build a hotel, conference center and business space on 20 riverfront acres would rely on building a new access road through the middle of the Columbia Gorge Outlets mall, shown above. The mall's owner, Time Equities, is reportedly not in favor of the idea.
March 28, 2017

Eastwinds project price tag $40 to $80 million

by Zane Sparling
Troutdale renewal project could bring agency up to $1.5 million a year.
FILE PHOTO - The following information was compiled from the public records of the Fairview Police Department:
March 28, 2017

Fairview police log

by Pamplin Media Group
The following information was compiled from the public records of the Fairview Police Department:
KOIN NEWS PHOTO - A $100 bill.
March 28, 2017

A new way for low-income residents to invest

by Christopher Keizur
The idea is to allow nearby residents from East Portland and Gresham to invest between $10 and $100 a month.
KOIN 6 NEWS PHOTO - A Gresham police patrol car.
March 28, 2017

Former Gresham police lieutenant pleads guilty to misconduct

by Christopher Keizur
Lt. James Peninger, 50, exposed himself to fellow city employees while he was on duty.
FILE PHOTO - Rep. Carla Piluso
March 28, 2017

Rep. Piluso advocates for funding for gang enforcement

by Christopher Keizur
Senate Bill 140 would secure financial backing for police team.
COURTESY PHOTO - Alder Elementary School students grab the opportunity for the obligatory selfie photo with basketball player Evan Turner.
March 28, 2017

Trail Blazer assists Alder's food program

by Teresa Carson
Evan Turner joins nonprofits to help fill backpacks in Gresham.
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson, formerly a Republican candidate for governor, was elected in November to a nonpartisan position.
March 28, 2017

Oregonians worry over DeVos education policies as Richardson takes the opportunity to meet her

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Secretary of State Dennis Richardson meets with U.S. education secretary.
FILE PHOTO - Mt. Hood Community College.
March 28, 2017

LEARNING LOG: MHCC offers IT coding academy

by Teresa Carson
What's Inside: Special-needs students move to kindergarten, Let's talk about Gresham High.
FILE PHOTO - Chief Robin Sells leads Gresham PD.
March 28, 2017

NEWS BRIEFS: Gresham police seek citizen volunteers

by Pamplin Media Group
What's Inside: Spend Earth Day at Nadaka Nature Park, Celebrate the culinary tastes of Rockwood.
FILE PHOTO - Construction continues on the $33.5 million Cultural Crossing expansion.
March 28, 2017

Check out the updated Portland Japanese Garden

by Jennifer Anderson
Cultural Village expansion brings galleries, education, tea cafe and gardens to Portland.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Gresham Public Works employees Bruce Lucky, Jeremy Turin and Kary Moore fill potholes on Southeast Orient Drive during a recent rare sunny day.
March 24, 2017

After brutal winter, Gresham road repair crews go into full-on damage-control mode

by Christopher Keizur
Roads: Pothole repairs dependent on weather, East Multnomah County crews say
CONTRIBUTED - Annette Mattson is running for a position as director for Mt. Hood Community College Board of Education. She works at Portland General Electric and served on the David Douglas School Board.
March 24, 2017

Twenty-nine contenders file for school board seats

by Teresa Carson
Six seats for May 16 primary election are contested races
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis enjoys a laugh Wednesday at his State of the City address at the Gresham National Guard Armory.
March 24, 2017

Mayor touts community strength

by Christopher Keizur
Shane Bemis shares successes, goals in public safety, homeless services.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: ZANE SPARLING - A resident of the triplex reacts emotionally after escaping the fire that ravaged a three-unit apartment complex on Northeast Fifth Street near downtown Gresham.
March 24, 2017

Cat perishes in Gresham apartment fire

by Zane Sparling
One unit of triplex declared a total loss; no other injuries reported.
OUTLOOK PHOTO - Wood Village Mayor Tim Clark (left) listens to Fairview Councilor Natalie Voruz (center) discuss her concerns during a two-city meeting on Tuesday, March 21.
March 24, 2017

Councilors raise budget worries on two-city rec program

by Zane Sparling
Wood Village and Fairview to vote on project next month.
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: CYNTHIA ETTER - A female Anna's hummingbird's peak juts out over her nest on Southwest Hensley Road in Troutdale. Unlike some migatory hummingbirds, Anna's live in the same spot all year round.
March 24, 2017

Hummingbird guards her eggs

by Zane Sparling
Shutterbug spots Anna's hummingbird in Hensley Street tree in Troutdale.
KOIN PHOTO - Drink up!
March 24, 2017

NEWS BRIEFS: Bull Run water returns to Gresham taps

by Pamplin Media Group
What's Inside: Reynolds district seeks contractors for projects, County seeks feedback on code-compliance program.
MCSO PHOTO - James Dean Santee, 53
March 24, 2017

Husband saves wife from attacker

by Christopher Keizur
James Dean Santee, 53, facing six charges after attack in Gresham.
COURTESY PHOTO - Centennial High School students play a game testing their financial saavy with the help of Washignton Federal executives.
March 24, 2017

Centennial students learn about money

by Teresa Carson
Financial literacy key for success says savings and loan bank.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Summit Bowen portrayed Leonardo da Vinci and discussed just some of the great man's inventions.
March 24, 2017

Renaissance comes alive at Corbett Middle School

by Teresa Carson
Students portray super stars of the day at 'wax' figure museum.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Centennial High student Ashton Farris gets ready to hand out bags for food.
March 24, 2017

LEARNING LOG: City recognizes Centennial program

by Teresa Carson
What's Inside: Two MHCC students receive awards, MHCC hosts noted education author.
CONTRIBUTED - Peter Melton, a senior at Gresham High School, won $500 for the GHS auto program at the Portland Roadster Show with the work he is doing on his 1974 beetle.
March 24, 2017

Gresham-area students win prizes, awards at car event

by Teresa Carson
The Portland Roadster Show honors teen car nuts at Expo Center.
COURTESY: KOIN 6 NEWS - David Douglas School Board member Bryce Anderson is under fire for controversial comments he made on sanctuary vote, March 20.
March 24, 2017

Sanctuary comment draws David Douglas parents' ire

by KOIN 6 News
David Douglas school board member says he won't step down.
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Meals prepared by the Meals on Wheels People could face big cuts in President Trump's proposed budget.
March 24, 2017

Trump's proposed budget cuts stir local concerns

by Tribune staff
State, regional programs face ax if plans are adopted by national government.
METRO MAP - A map of the Stafford area urban reserves.
March 24, 2017

Metro Council poised to certify urban reserves

by Peter Wong
The three cities continue to oppose Stafford's inclusion as an urban reserve.
REVIEW PHOTO - A sign in the window of Kevin 'The Geek' Kerwin's computer repair store announces his intention to leave Lake Oswego and set up shop in a 'Red State.'
March 22, 2017

Kevin 'The Geek' Kerwin says he's left Lake Oswego

by Anthony Macuk
A sign in the window of Kerwin's repair shop announces his departure for a 'red state' where he can live among Trump supporters
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Gresham Fire Department firefighters work the scene of a residential fire this morning at a triplex at 805 NE Fifth Street.
March 22, 2017

IN PHOTOS: Firefighters tackle triplex blaze

by Pamplin Media Group
A triplex at 805 NE Fifth Street in Gresham caught fire this morning; there were no reported injuries, however.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: ZANE SPARLING - A memorial for Stephen Heberling has been inscribed on a roadside barrier on Northeast Sandy Boulevard in Wood Village.
March 21, 2017

Family seeks $682,000 in wrongful death case against Multnomah County deputy

by Zane Sparling
Deputy was driving 8 miles over speed limit when patrol car collided with pedestrian.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: ZANE SPARLING - MCSO Sgt. Steve Bevens speaks with a camper named John at the I-84 overpass on Friday, March 15. John was bringing some McDonald's takeout back to a homeless camp.
March 17, 2017

'Campers' start building at woods near Troutdale

by Zane Sparling
Sheriff's deputies lead inmate clean-up at Sandy River Delta Park on Friday.
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - TriMet's new fare policy allowing partial payment has some employees concerned about fair treatment of passengers.
March 21, 2017

TriMet guidance blocks drivers from confronting fare evaders, sparks confusion

by Nick Budnick
Drivers won't confront people who don't pay complete bus fare for rides.
FILE PHOTO - A project dedicated to putting in sidewalks and bike lanes along Cleveland Avenue could begin as early as 2019.
March 21, 2017

Tense sidewalk debate resolved with compromise

by Christopher Keizur
Projects aim to improve walkability along Cleveland and Division corridors.

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CONTRIBUTED - The 60-by-80 foot barn burned to ground around 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, March 11 in Gresham.
Mar 21, 2017

Pole barn burns on Homan Road

by Zane Sparling
$25,000 shed was declared a total loss; no injuries reported.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The Barlow Bruinettes close out their routine during the preliminaries of the 2017 OSAA State Dance and Drill championships last Thursday at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland.
Mar 21, 2017

Gresham, Barlow dancers rank among best in state

by Teresa Carson
Teams place in top 10 in weekend competition at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland.
FILE PHOTO - Mayor Shane Bemis delivers the 2015 State of the City Address.
Mar 21, 2017

NEWS BRIEFS: Listen to Gresham's State of the City address

by Pamplin Media Group
What's Inside: Make most of your garden flowers, Sale to benefit square dance club
WIKIPEDIA PHOTO - The annual Reynolds HIgh School carnival will be up and runing at Reynolds Middle School this year.
Mar 21, 2017

Spring break fun blooms at libraries, gardens

by Teresa Carson
Region has many options for exciting week away from school.
CONTRIBUTED - Sophia Leonor Velasco was born at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at Randall Children's Hospital in Portland.
Mar 21, 2017

It's a girl!

by Anne Endicott
Troutdale couple announce birth of Sophia Leonor Velasco on Sunday.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: CHRIS KEIZUR - Nancy Fraser, a volunteer with Portland Audubon, holds Finnegan the Peregrine Falcon.
Mar 21, 2017

Gresham celebrates vulture day

by Christopher Keizur
Audubon Society program shared importance of birds to global ecosystem
FILE PHOTO - The following information was compiled from the public records of the Fairview Police Department:
Mar 21, 2017

Fairview police log

by Pamplin Media Group
The following information was compiled from the public records of the Fairview Police Department:
FILE PHOTO - The following information is from the public records of the Gresham Police Department:
Mar 21, 2017

Gresham police log

by Pamplin Media Group
The following information is from the public records of the Gresham Police Department:
CONTRIBUTED  - It was action-packed fun as the Scouts watched their cars race in the pinewood derby. I
Mar 21, 2017

Local Scouts hold Pinewood Derby

by Teresa Carson
Old-fashioned fun with tiny cars occurs at 182nd Avenue in Gresham.
FILE PHOTO - John Nelsen welcomes new principal Raffi Martinian to Knova in 2015.
Mar 21, 2017

LEARNING LOG: KNOVA drops middle school

by Teresa Carson
What's Inside: Corbett triumphs in math, Nominate a teacher, Corbett donkey basketball rescheduled.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Jeff Kline is proud of the large mural of Steve Prefontaine that hangs on the wall at the East Wind Running Company. Every such store, he says, should have Pre on their walls.
Mar 21, 2017

Starting out on the right foot

by Shannon O. Wells
East Wind Running Co. puts priority on quality fit for footwear.
COURTESY ODOT - The road will re-open when ODOT determines that it's safe for crews to remove debris from the road and that the slopes have stabilized.
Mar 20, 2017

Landslides close Columbia River Highway through Monday

by Pamplin Media Group
The Oregon Department of Transportation has shuttered the scenic route through Monday, March 27.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Gresham High School's dance team, the Rhythmettes, take part last Thursday in the OSAA State Dance and Drill Championships at Veteran's Memorial Coliseum in Portland.
Mar 20, 2017

SLIDESHOW: East county dancers place at OSAA state championships

by Pamplin Media Group
The 2017 OSAA Dance and Drill Championships were held March 16-18 at Veteran's Memorial Coliseum in Portland
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Officer Jim Leake, left, and Dan Estes were chosen as the original members of the Neighborhood Enforcement Team because of their experiences and interests.
Mar 17, 2017

NET gains - and losses

by Christopher Keizur
Officers lauded for unifying work with neighborhood-based policing concepts in Gresham.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: ZANE SPARLING - FROM LEFT: Wood Village Pastor Tom Miles, STRYVE worker Louie Aguilar, Friends of Fairview President Darren Riordan, Fairview City Councilor Brian Cooper, Portland Parks and Rec Director Mike Abbate, Community Activist Arlene Kimura, Hatfield Fellow Katherine Ashford, Pastor Brad Busiek, Reynolds Spokeswoman Andrea Watson, Fairview mother Denise Papin, Fairview Mayor Ted Tosterud, Gresham Mom's Club Founder Julia Puckett and Gresham City employee Ricki Ruiz.
Mar 14, 2017

Two-city rec program details unveiled

by Zane Sparling
Soccer camp, movie nights planned for Wood Village and Fairview.
KOIN 6 NEWS PHOTO - "Too many get hooked trying to be cool."
Mar 17, 2017

Gresham moves towards making parks smoke-free

by Christopher Keizur
Council approves staff to create an ordinance for city parks that will prevent all tobacco use
KOIN 6 NEWS PHOTO - The Multnomah Conty Sheriff's Office wants to remind anyone planning to hike in the Columbia River Gorge and other scenic areas to research the route.
Mar 17, 2017

Twelve hikers rescued from Multnomah Falls Trail

by Christopher Keizur
The 12 hikers were from Texas and had traveled to Oregon during spring break.
FILE PHOTO - An upcoming event will inform potential volunteers about opportunities to help out at Multnomah Falls.
Mar 17, 2017

Event highlights Multnomah Falls volunteer opportunities

by Christopher Keizur
Two authors will present their books at March 18 event on 182nd Avenue.
WIKIPEDIA PHOTO - A turkey vulture soars.
Mar 17, 2017

NEWS BRIEFS: Celebrate Vulture Day

by Pamplin Media Group
Vultures play an important role in reducing diseases as nature's recyclers.
LOGO - Salish Ponds Elementary School
Mar 17, 2017

LEARNING LOG: Gresham schools get education grants

by Teresa Carson
What's Inside: Eighth grade night set for Barlow High, Make hair clips using recycled materials
CONTRIBUTED - Students Lesley Lopez Armenta, Nathan Naovaransy, artist-in-residence Benjamin Clark and student Bailey Cooper take in the 12th-annual Reynolds art show and auction.
Mar 17, 2017

Reynolds art show inspires, raises funds

by Teresa Carson
Students display and sell creations at Reynolds High Fine Arts Department event.
KOIN 6 NEWS PHOTO - How smart is your thermostat?
Mar 17, 2017

Local nonprofit offers energy savings initiative

by Christopher Keizur
Enhabit to provide smart thermostats to 500 homes in Multnomah County.
CONTRIBUTED GRAPHIC - Four apartment buildings, each three stories tall, are planned for Stark Street in Gresham.
Mar 17, 2017

Apartment complex planned near Microchip plant

by Zane Sparling
Design calls for three-story buildings on 9.5 acres in Gresham.
FILE PHOTO - Gresham High School graduates are presented to the crowd at Memorial Coliseum.
Mar 17, 2017

Gresham HS sets honor roll

by Pamplin Media Group
The following students earned a place on the honor roll for the winter term of 2017 at Gresham High School.
FILE PHOTO - Gresham High School 2016 graduates throw their caps in the air at graduation.
Mar 17, 2017

Barlow announces honor roll

by Pamplin Media Group
The following students earned a place on the honor roll for the first semester at Sam Barlow High School.