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IN PHOTOS: City of Gresham hosts Earth Day recycling

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44 homes planned for Wood Village subdivision

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POLICE PHOTO - The suspect is described as a light skinned male, who was wearing dark clothes, a dark  mask and a black hat with a red bill.
April 27, 2017

Gresham gun store robbed

by Christopher Keizur
Suspect takes 7 firearms in total, including an AR-15 assault rifle.
PAMPLIN MEADIA GROUP: JOSHUA KULLA - Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury vowed Friday to resist President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown and increase the county's commitment to help the homeless.
April 25, 2017

Deborah Kafoury recaps year of changes in Multnomah County

by Nick Budnick
Chair Kafoury praises Sheriff Mike Reese but stays silent about Wapato Jail.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - A bill that would decouple the Troutdale Airport from the Port of Portland has permanently stalled as Troutdale Mayor Casey Ryan says he's unsure what problem the proposed bill would have solved
April 25, 2017

Independent airport bill runs out of gas

by Zane Sparling
Operating loss for Troutdale's facility hits $1 million a year.


OUTLOOK PHOTO: ZANE SPARLING - Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson, D-Gresham, listens to a member of the audience during a town hall meeting Saturday, April 15, at Mt. Hood Community College.
April 21, 2017

Senator pressured over cap on lawsuit payouts

by Zane Sparling
Senator Laurie Monnes Anderson faces advocacy group at MHCC town hall
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Dillon Turner used a GoFundMe campaign last year to help finance the opening of Dill's Coffee Stop. He used the proceeds to renovate the interior of the coffee cart and open up for business.
April 25, 2017

Cup of Dill

by Zane Sparling
Division Street coffee stop owner knows his beans, serves good cheer.
FILE PHOTO - Fairview Police Log.
April 25, 2017

Fairview police log

by Pamplin Media Group
The following information was compiled from the public records of the Fairview Police Department:
FILE PHOTO - City  Councilor Karylinn Echols, left, and Mayor Shane Bemis at City Hall.
April 25, 2017

City Council agrees on deal with Metro over Gabbert Park plan

by Christopher Keizur
The master plan would guide future public use and development of a 'front door' to the natural area.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: CHRIS KEIZUR - The compost bins were made and installed by Rosemary Anderson High School students.
April 25, 2017

NEWS BRIEFS: Students install compost bins

by Pamplin Media Group
What's Inside: Gresham police conduct DUII patrols in East Multnomah County.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Offered in single-serve cups, iCandy customers will soon have their choice of 12 different flavors of cookie dough ranging from snickerdoodle,  cookies and cream, chocolate chocolate chip and many more.
April 25, 2017

iCandy gets on board with cookie dough craze

by Christopher Keizur
Downtown shop in Gresham will debut 12 cookie dough flavors on May 1.
COURTESY - Sara Garcia Gonzalez
April 25, 2017

Meet the 9 candidates for Reynolds School Board

by Teresa Carson
Three seats are contested and two seats are unchallenged in School Board race.
FILE PHOTO - Finleigh Hanawa tries her hand at the cello at the Fairview Library.
April 25, 2017

LEARNING LOG: Symphony Storytime soars at library

by Teresa Carson
What's Inside: Metro East Web Academy expands, Montessori charter school still has spots open.
COURTESY - Portland Development Commission logo
April 25, 2017

Federal funding dedicated to helping youths

by Christopher Keizur
Goal is to place disconnected teens and young adults on career path.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Hartley Elementary student-teacher Jessica Carter washes windows Saturday at her own school as part of the Comcast Cares school volunteer day. The annual event brought hundreds of volunteers to Hartley, who cleaned, painted and even created a new soccer field for students.
April 24, 2017

SLIDESHOW: Comcast Cares brings hundreds of volunteers to Hartley Elementary

by Pamplin Media Group
The Reynolds School District school gets a makeover, thanks to a massive volunteer effort
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: GRESHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT - DeWayne Patterson, 57, was last seen by neighbors on March 27.
April 28, 2017

UPDATE: Missing Gresham man located

by Christopher Keizur
DeWayne Patterson, 57, was found safe with family in California
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Carlos Galeana is a regional technology coordinator for the Multnomah County Library system. He works at the four east county branches, including Fairview, Gresham, Rockwood and Troutdale, where he teaches classes on technology. He was recently named one of the nation's library 'Movers and Shakers' by the Library Journal publication.
April 21, 2017

Library tech guru Carlos Galeana provides one-on-one guidance

by Teresa Carson
Free classes and one-on-one guidance provided by Multnomah County Library pro.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Mt Hood Community College student Jason Deoca works on his gas tungsten arc welding technique Friday at the college's aging industrial technology facility. The college's $75 million bond measure would dramatically increase the amount of space and resources students like Deoca would have to work with.
April 21, 2017

Will voters pass a $75 million MHCC bond?

by Teresa Carson
Supporters push for money to build new tech training building at MHCC.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Jim Buck, a member of the city of Gresham's Urban Forestry Subcommittee, plants a Hogan cedar Wednesday at Vance Park with the help of Ian Bonham of Friends of Trees and Gresham City Councilor David Widmark. The event marked the ninth anniversary of Gresham's Tree City USA designation.
April 21, 2017

Tree planting celebrates Arbor Month

by Christopher Keizur
'Gresham's City Council is very supportive of these plantings,' said Councilor David Widmark.
FILE PHOTO - This year's tree inductees were honored during an Arbor Day ceremony earlier this month.
April 21, 2017

Program hunts for heritage trees

by Pamplin Media Group
This year's tree inductees were honored during an Arbor Day ceremony earlier this month.
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Federspiels Sauer Kraut factory cranked out the cabbage in the 1920s.
April 21, 2017

Historical Society to showcase town's past

by Zane Sparling
Meeting on Sunday to feature photos, election of officers at Historical Society event.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Outlook Publisher Steve Brown (holding scissors) celebrates the anniversary Friday of The Outlook's move to new offices on Northwest Eighth Street, just around the corner from the company's printing facility on Division Street. The celebration was held at a Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce open house.
April 21, 2017

IN PHOTOS: The Outlook hosts Chamber open house

by Pamplin Media Group
The Outlook is celebrating one year in its new offices
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - This abandoned delivery truck on top of Gresham Butte was left here in the 1960s, according to legend, after delivering a load of water pipes for a water line project. It can be found off the Gresham Butte Saddle Trail, one of a number of east Multnomah County hikes described in the new book 'Take A Walk Portland' by Brian Barker.
April 21, 2017

SLIDESHOW: 'Take A Walk Portland' includes east Multnomah County trails

by Pamplin Media Group
The new book 'Take A Walk Portland' by author Brian Barker details hikes and walks all over the Portland metro area
FILE PHOTO - The following information is from the public records of the Gresham Police Department.
April 21, 2017

Gresham police log

by Pamplin Media Group
The following information is from the public records of the Gresham Police Department:
KOIN 6 NEWS PHOTO - The woman knocked the utility pole over on Northeast 181st Avenue and reportedly ran from the scene despite having minor injuries
April 21, 2017

Driver cited after crashing into utility pole

by Pamplin Media Group
The woman knocked the utility pole over on Northeast 181st Avenue and reportedly ran from the scene despite having minor injuries
COURTESY - John Kondrasuk
April 21, 2017

Meet the candidates for the MHCC Board of Education

by Teresa Carson
Two seats contested and one seat uncontested in race for community college board.
FILE PHOTO - Centennial students celebrate.
April 21, 2017

Centennial will likely avoid budget cuts next year

by Teresa Carson
School District expects to keep staff levels and school days
FILE PHOT - Pasta
April 21, 2017

LEARNING LOG: Eat pasta, fund choir

by Pamplin Media Group
What's Inside: Highland Elementary plans day of service, New West Gresham principal tapped.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - This panoramic view of the Gresham Butte Saddle Trail gives a good view of what hikers see as they travel this 1.25 mile trail in Gresham's largest natural area.
April 21, 2017

Book highlights cool Gresham walks

by Teresa Carson
Just in time for better weather, take a stroll in Gresham.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Goodskin Dermatology is filled with products and treatments for a huge array of skin issues.
April 20, 2017

Goodskin Dermatology: Fresh face at new practice

by Shannon O. Wells
New doctor, name help Troutdale dermatology practice hit new stride.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: SHANNON O. WELLS - Lisa Radcliffe, left, opened Bacari: A Petite Restaurant last week in downtown Gresham. Longtime friend Paxton Crevey serves as her assistant chef and baker.
April 20, 2017

Where cuisine is concerned, petite restaurant thinks big

by Shannon O. Wells
Lisa Radcliffe opens Bacari bistro in tiny space on Third Street.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: ZANE SPARLING - Adam Pasi, 37
April 20, 2017

Adam Pasi: No topic too touchy

by Zane Sparling
Facing gentrification in Gresham, local joker finds the funny in life.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: SHANNON O. WELLS - Pizza is on the menu at BLX: Breakfast and Lunch Express, 523 N.E. Eighth St., Gresham.
April 20, 2017

Longtime cook opens breakfast, lunch eatery

by Shannon O. Wells
BLX serves biscuits, quiche, pizza slices in former Twisted Carrot.
FILE PHOTO - Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis gives his 2017 State of the City address.
April 18, 2017

A pair of mayors

by Christopher Keizur
Friendship promises strong communication between Gresham, Portland with homelessness biggest issue facing region.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JOSH KULLA - Sandy resident Shannon Montgomery has helped run the Sandy Mountain Festival for 45 years. She started helping her mother with the festival at age 13 and has only missed two festivals since then because of study abroad.
April 18, 2017

Shannon Montgomery keeps the festival running and the cookies coming …

by Brittany Allen
Sandy Mountain Festival has been a family affair for 45 years
FILE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Reynolds School District Superintendent Linda Florence, shown here at the recent groundbreaking ceremony for the replacement of Fairview Elementary School, faces challenges of staffing the district's existing schools because of the level of proposed state education funding.
April 18, 2017

Reynolds proposes substantial school cuts

by Teresa Carson
The district could lay off teachers and shorten school year.
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Larry Morgan looks out onto the White House lawn during a trip to Washington, D.C. in March.
April 18, 2017

Young, Black and Outspoken

by Zane Sparling
Larry Morgan: Troutdale's first African American city councilor saw hardships, tragedy in youth

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PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JOSH KULLA - Tami Guttridge is the Master of the Springwater Grange outside Estacada. She and her family have been involved in local Grange and 4-H activities for over a century now.
Apr 18, 2017

Cultivating team spirit

by Emily Lindstrand
Tami Guttridge follows family tradition with Springwater Grange, 4-H Group
PAMPLIN MEDIA PHOTO: JOSH KULLA  - Gresham Rotary Club President Diane Noriega leads a meeting on Wednesday, April 5, at M&M Restaurant and Lounge on North Main Avenue.
Apr 18, 2017

Diane Noriega: Breaking the mold

by Zane Sparling
Rotarian president has storied career and passion for higher education
PAMPLIN MEDIA PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Bobbi Gene Culter is the founder and director of Therapy Works Northwest, a nonprofit that helps children through occupational therapy.
Apr 18, 2017

Bobbi Gene Culter: Dedicated to helping kids grow

by Christopher Keizur
Gresham resident's pediatric therapy business and nonprofit sits high in the saddle
PAMPLIN MEDIA PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - After 26 years at the helm of SnowCap, Executive Director Judy Alley will retire the end of October. Her proudest moment, during her nearly three decade tenure at the agency, was the establishment of a community garden.
Apr 18, 2017

Judy Alley: The poster child for bootstrap success

by Anne Endicott
SnowCap's executive director knows well the challenges facing agency's clients
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Tami Jo Saling-Caldwell, T.J. to all who know her, founded Apple of His Eye Chairty, which works in India and Rwanda.
Apr 18, 2017

Serving God's people no matter where they are

by Teresa Carson
Tami Jo Saling-Caldwell founded charity to help widows and orphans
FILE PHOTO - Gresham fire estimates $25,000 in total damage to the property.
Apr 18, 2017

Stovetop noodles result in residential fire

by Christopher Keizur
Gresham firefighters able to stop blaze, Red Cross assisted displaced family
CONTRIBUTED GRAPHIC - Concept art showing what the potential brewpub could look like after the new development, with a large patio space opening onto Main Avenue.
Apr 18, 2017

Changes coming to downtown Gresham

by Christopher Keizur
Local developer sees vibrant update after purchasing block to be anchored by brewpub.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Calliope Sanft, 9, stopped by the Guide Dogs For The Blind event during a vacation from New York City with her parents. Here, she gets a big kiss from one of the six new puppies.
Apr 18, 2017

Cuteness overdose: Ceremony assigns puppies to volunteers for…

by Teresa Carson
The fur balls to become service dogs after training by Guide Dogs for the Blind.
FILE PHOTO: ZANE SPARLING - Hasel Afshar in Troutdale.
Apr 18, 2017

NEWS BRIEFS: Hate crime victim opts to keep money

by Pamplin Media Group
What's Inside: Bring your recycling to Earth Day event in Gresham.
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Gary and Kathy Obrist
Apr 18, 2017

Obrist 50th wedding anniversary coming up on April 22

by Anne Endicott
Gary and Kathy Obrist will toast their 50th wedding anniversary during an upcoming trip to the island of Kauai in Hawaii.
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Elliott White, now 2 and 1/2, poses for a undated photo while receiving treatment for his breathing problems.
Apr 18, 2017

Corbett family sets up site to pay for child's medical bills

by Zane Sparling
Baby Elliott suffers from laryngeal cleft and severe sleep apnea
POLICE PHOTO - Kole Tabian Jones, 18.
Apr 18, 2017

Stolen car leads to murder arrest

by Pamplin Media Group
Jones was booked into the Multnomah County Jail late Friday morning.
FILE PHOTO - The following information was compiled from the public records of the Fairview Police Department:
Apr 18, 2017

Fairview police log

by Pamplin Media Group
The following information was compiled from the public records of the Fairview Police Department:
KOIN PHOTO - Hop aboard!
Apr 18, 2017

LEARNING LOG: Gresham students earn scholarships

by Teresa Carson
What's Inside: Gresham Barlow School Board seeks bond committee members.
CONTRIBUTED - Matthew O'Connell
Apr 18, 2017

Who's running for school board in Gresham-Barlow?

by Teresa Carson
This is one in a series of stories that introduces readers to all of the 29 candidates running for seats on the school boards in East Multnomah County.
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Corbett Fire Department's newest recruits, starting at bottom left: Vance Rogers, Richard Weill, Joy Friedel, Tim Sherman, Kristin Loitvid, Jim Sherman and Michael Sherman.
Apr 18, 2017

Corbett Fire Department welcomes new responders

by Anne Endicott
Anyone interested in being part of the next recruiting class, which starts in the fall, can contact Chief Flood.
Apr 17, 2017

Join us for a ribbon cutting

by Pamplin Media Group
Our ribbon cutting eventis at 9:15 a.m. Friday, April 21, at 1584 N.E. Eighth St., Suite 200, in Gresham.
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: CLACKAMAS FIRE DISTRICT #1 - Damascus Station 19 is closed for fire district and community use after a fire early Sunday morning.
Apr 17, 2017

Fire at Damascus fire station

by Christopher Keizur
On-duty firefighters able to contain blaze, service will not be disrupted
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - A girl is highlighted by the sun Saturday morning as she checks out the candy insider her Easter egg at the Professional Firefighters' annual egg hunt at West Gresham Elementary School.
Apr 15, 2017

Egg hunt draws hundreds on sunny Saturday

by Christopher Keizur
The Gresham Fire Department and Professional Firefighters host annual egg hunt for kids
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Nicole Lo of Royal Gardens prepares a bouquet of tulips or a customer Saturday on opening day of the 2017 season for the Gresham Saturday Market.
Apr 15, 2017

Gresham Saturday Market celebrates opening day

by Christopher Keizur
Perfect weather conditions greet patrons of Saturday Market on 2017 opening day
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Mike Marselle of Munchies Kettle Corn shows off a fresh batch of popped corn Saturday at the opening weekend of the Gresham Farmers Market on the Mount Hood Community College Campus.
Apr 15, 2017

SLIDESHOW: Gresham Saturday Market opens for the season to…

by Pamplin Media Group
Bright sunshine greets shoppers as the seasonal market opens for the year at Mount Hood Community College
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Kids three and under dash for Easter eggs Saturday morning at West Gresham Elementary School, as the City of Gresham hosted its annual egg hunt. Gresham Fire Department personnel have been staffing this even for more than a half century.
Apr 15, 2017

SLIDESHOW: Sun greets egg hunters young and old

by Pamplin Media Group
City of Gresham egg hunt finds itself running under perfect weather conditions Saturday morning
COURTESY PHOTO - The yearlong celebration of the Historic Columbia River Highway will be honored in late April with an Oregon Heritage Award.
Apr 15, 2017

OPB, Chapman mural project honored with heritage awards

by Pamplin Media Group
'The award recipients represent the extraordinary efforts to preserve Oregon's heritage.'
COURTESY PHOTOS: REYNOLDS SCHOOL DISTRICT - Janet Cortinas, 8, and Jasmine Duran, 11
Apr 14, 2017

Reynolds School District offers support to students, staff…

by Pamplin Media Group
Students at Glenfair Elementary were told of the tragedy when school began Friday. Children and staff were being supported as needed by additional counselors and teachers.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Puppy raiser Sandy Lissman has raised an even dozen puppies that went on to become full-fledge guide dogs for the blind. Today, she received her next puppy, Falla, a black labrador retriever, from Bill Miner, a partner in charge at Portland law firm Davis Wright Tremain. Falla will be Lissman's companion for the next 13 to 15 months before entering formal guide dog training with Boring-based Guide Dogs For The Blind.
Apr 14, 2017

SLIDESHOW: Guide dog puppies meet their new families

by Pamplin Media Group
Boring-based Guide Dogs For The Blind introduces its newest batch of trainees