50 years ago, you'd likely be underwater

50 years ago, you'd likely be underwater

December marks the 50th anniversary of the Christmas flood of 1964, when the engorged Columbia...

Local dance teams qualify for state championship

Local dance teams qualify for state championship

Clackamas High School and Milwaukie High School dancers each earned first-place finishes this...

Fulfilling her promise

Fulfilling her promise

OC resident, to be honored in Pasadena Rose Parade, donated her remains for organ and tissue...

Chinese exchange teacher shares culture, language skills

Chinese exchange teacher shares culture, language skills

Miao Fan wants her 6-year-old son to be proud of her. She wants to open another window for him to...

Oregon City man arrested for murdering his wife

Oregon City man arrested for murdering his wife

An Oregon City man has been arrested for allegedly murdering his wife last month. Raymond Joseph...

Willamette Falls project wins statewide award

Willamette Falls project wins statewide award

At their Nov. 14 Design Awards, the Oregon Chapter of the American Society of Landscape...

Talented dancers head to fall championship

Talented dancers head to fall championship

Rex Putnam High School’s Royal Crowns tore up the Clackamas High School main gym this month...

Orange Line's GOLDEN SPIKE

Orange Line's GOLDEN SPIKE

Crews last week welded the final section of rail for the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit...

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Photo Credit: FILE PHOTO  - Utterback
December 24, 2014

School leaders hope governor's plan doesn't hold water

by Raymond Rendleman
Oregon may be coming out of its recession, but local education advocates say Gov. John Kitzhaber is unfairly treating schools like they still need to be cut. Superintendent Matt Utterback said…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY: JESSICA GAGO - Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine, the charity winner of $500, accepting their prize with with David Nash (far right), board president for the Downtown Oregon City Association.
December 24, 2014

Sweepstakes winners take home thousands

by The Oregon City News
Shoppers spend $275K in Snowflake Raffle - Eleven-thousand entries were collected during the Oregon City Snowflake Raffle, a monthlong shopping event and sweepstakes in Oregon City that began on…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Pictured at the 2014 Canby Light the Night Parade are, from left, Princess Alyson Fazzolari, Queen Jessi Cornforth and Princess Emmaly  Widmer.
December 24, 2014

Young horsewomen get inspiration from OCHS as Rodeo Court role…

by Ellen Spitaleri
They are the unheralded ambassadors for Clackamas County, and Jackie Bates, the Canby Rodeo court director, thinks it’s time for their song to be sung.The three young women, Jessi Cornforth,…
Photo Credit: CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE - Traffic is detoured while 'The Librarians' film crew works around the Oregon City Public Library.
December 24, 2014

Series filmed at OC library premieres

by Raymond Rendleman
“The Librarians,” a new series filmed at the Oregon City Public Library and other locations in Clackamas County, began a 10-episode season this month on TNT. Produced by Dean Devlin, John Rogers…
December 22, 2014

We have snow! Some mountain resorts open for skiing

by Kylie Wray
Meadows and Timberline run their lifts, Skibowl waits on more snow Ski Resorts on Mount Hood, and, of course, skiers, are rejoicing in the fact that the ski season is finally kicking off, just…
December 22, 2014

OCPD: Vandalism suspect carries blue spray paint

by The Oregon City News
Three vehicles were vandalized along the 600 block of Willamette Street in Oregon City over the weekend. Oregon City police took the first report Sunday morning after a homeowner found his…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - The Clackamas River is expected to rise to 27.48 feet on Sunday, Dec. 21, a level in the major flood zone. The Estacada Fire Department is urging residents to take measures to prepare for heavy rain and possible flooding. Residents of Paradise Park, Twin Islands and Starr Road have been placed on a Level 1 evacuation alert.
December 21, 2014

Flood warnings lifted in Estacada, other areas

by Isabel Gautschi
UPDATE: Paradise Park, Twin Island and Starr Road areas no longer on Level 1 Evacuation alert Flood warning have been eased along the Sandy and Clackamas rivers, with a voluntary Level 1…
December 21, 2014

Rockslide cleared on 99E in Oregon City

by Jim Redden
A rockslide that closed Highway 99E in Oregon City on Sunday was cleared in time for the Monday morning commute. The slide closed the highway between Second Street and South End Road to all…
December 21, 2014

Sandbag locations announced

by Jim Redden
Self-serve, so bring a shovel With flood warnings issued for parts of the metropolitan area, sandbags have been made available for residents at a number of locations. A of the sites are…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Gerren Kirk
December 19, 2014

Family of lost Milwaukie hiker keeps hoping for leads

by Raymond Rendleman
Volunteers are still looking for clues into the disappearance of Gerren Kirk, 31, a Milwaukie man not seen since going on a camping trip near Frog Lake near Mt. Hood this month. The Wasco County…

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Photo Credit: COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - A National Weather Service map shows the potential for heavy rain and flooding in Northern Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Dec 23, 2014

We're dreaming of a . . . soggy Christmas?

by Pamplin Media Group
A deep trough of moist, cold air blasting down from the Gulf of Alaska is going to soak the region during the next few days, pushing a few local rivers and creeks over their banks. The National…
Dec 18, 2014

Dog-adoption special runs through Jan. 6

by The Clackamas Review
Clackamas County Dog Services (CCDS) is offering discounts on dog adoptions until Tuesday, Jan. 6. Adoption fees for dogs 6 and younger will be $25. Canines with ongoing medical needs, and all…
Photo Credit: PHOTO BY: RAYMOND RENDLEMAN - Riverbend Mobile Home Park residents Gabrielle St. John and Korin Richards hug the Douglas fir near their houses, pictured in the background.
Dec 17, 2014

Logging sparks 'neighborhood revolt'

by Raymond Rendleman
Riverbend mobile homeowners protest removal of more than 100 trees, many taller then 40 feet - “Please, please, please, PLEASE don’t cut down my pine tree. I just want to be able to sit on my…
Photo Credit: PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - Getting ready to ring the chimes are percussionist Morgan Webster, leadership class members Nicholas Schwada, Arturo Reyes-Rodriguez and Tiana Long and percussionist Tyler Perin, with hammers.
Dec 17, 2014

Support students' holiday community service drive

by Ellen Spitaleri
Donations may be dropped off at Milwaukie High School - The 17 members of Milwaukie High School’s Introduction to Leadership class wanted to do something special this holiday season, so they…
Photo Credit: PHOTO BY: RAYMOND RENDLEMAN - Last week's wind storm downs a tree along Strawberry Lane in unincorporated Milwaukie, barely missing nearby buildings. The storm serves as another reminder to local property owners about protecting their assets.
Dec 17, 2014

Redland farmer's barn finally to be rebuilt after disaster

by Raymond Rendleman
Insurance consumer advocacy awareness campaign launches - If it hadn’t been for one of his neighbors telling him to go to the state to resolve an insurance issue, Terry Braun never might have…
Dec 17, 2014

Locals in national music competition

by The Clackamas Review
Artists need community votes to propel them through school funding challenge - Ensemble X Day of Clackamas needs community support to push the band onto the leaderboards of a national music…
Photo Credit: PHOTOS COURTESY: CCSO - Sgt. Bradley ONeil trains with his canine deputy Nero.
Dec 16, 2014

Wanted woman interrupts police-canine training session

by Raymond Rendleman
This week, a woman with a warrant out for her arrest reportedly walked into the Milwaukie parking lot where the patrol cars were parked for their weekly police-dog narcotics training. Police…
Photo Credit: PHOTO BY: ANNA RIGLES - Pictured are Effie Purcell, 15, of Cleveland High School and Alex Stewart, 17, of Gladstone High School.
Dec 16, 2014

Local ballet students add to holiday shine

by Raymond Rendleman
Local students abound in Classical Ballet Academy's three shows of "The Nutcracker" and two shows of "Cracked" during the weekend of Dec. 19-21. Nine dancers are from Oregon City, including four…
Photo Credit: RENDERING COURTESY: CLACKAMAS COUNTY - This 73-home development proposed in Jennings Lodge could generate approximately $500,000 in park fees that would help fund the costs of a 3-acre park in the plans.
Dec 15, 2014

Jennings Lodge residents rally over development

by Raymond Rendleman
The Jennings Lodge Community Planning Organization Board is hoping to pack the hearing room when Clackamas County commissioners meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, to support the JLCPO’s request…
Dec 15, 2014

Road funding splits Metro votes

by Nick Christensen
Two key Metro advisory committees recommended approval of the proposed regional tailpipe emissions reduction plan this week, but not without suggested changes to parts of the strategy. The Metro…




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