Governor pledges support for Abernethy Bridge upgrades in visit to Oregon City

Governor pledges support for Abernethy Bridge upgrades in visit to Oregon City

$150 million bridge project will be discussed at 2017 Legislature Oregon Gov. Kate Brown visited...

Celebrate Clackamas Community College's 50th anniversary with some awesome art

Celebrate Clackamas Community College's 50th anniversary with some awesome art

To help celebrate its golden anniversary, Clackamas Community College is hosting a group...

MIT grant energizes teachers at Oregon City Service Learning Academy

MIT grant energizes teachers at Oregon City Service Learning Academy

Recently a team of Oregon City teachers received grant funding from the Lemelson Program at...

Totem pole again stands tall in Oregon City

Totem pole again stands tall in Oregon City

Gladstone structure re-erected in McLoughlin neighborhood after eight years on its side An...

'Rare collaboration' brings 'Romeo and Juliet' to life at Rex Putnam High School

'Rare collaboration' brings 'Romeo and Juliet' to life at Rex Putnam High School

Kelley Marchant is exhausted, but at the same time she is happy. She’s exhausted, because...

Long history of Johnson Creek pollution winds back to Precision Castparts

Long history of Johnson Creek pollution winds back to Precision Castparts

Johnson Creek begins its 26-mile journey from pristine headwaters in the Cascade foothills near...

Rowe middle schoolers make bowls for firefighters

Rowe middle schoolers make bowls for firefighters

On Wednesday, April 6, about 30 of David Lochtie’s 3D-art students hosted the Clackamas...

Providence ElderPlace Milwaukie opens, serves medically fragile seniors

Providence ElderPlace Milwaukie opens, serves medically fragile seniors

Isolation and loss of independence are huge problems for the elderly, and especially for the...

Oregon City's newest heroes: Clackamas Fire Hilltop station adds medic crew

Oregon City's newest heroes: Clackamas Fire Hilltop station adds medic crew

Just as he was finishing an interview around 3 p.m. March 24 with Clackamas Fire’s new medic...

What would you like to see at Willamette Falls?

What would you like to see at Willamette Falls?

Last week, the Willamette Falls Legacy Project formally launched its drive for citizen input on...

'Kerplunk' features Richard Keely mixed-media sculptures at Clackamas Community College

'Kerplunk' features Richard Keely mixed-media sculptures at Clackamas Community College

“Kerplunk” will showcase sculptural works made from a variety of media, including...

Could death of Oak Grove's Christopher Kalonji, 19, have been avoided?

Could death of Oak Grove's Christopher Kalonji, 19, have been avoided?

At the rain-and-tear-soaked funeral of 19-year-old Christopher Kalonji on Thursday, family and...

Providence Willamette Falls Hospital plans expansion in Oregon City

Providence Willamette Falls Hospital plans expansion in Oregon City

Oregon City’s hospital is planning to expand into its adjacent neighborhood by razing...

Former county commissioner, state legislator apologizes for unauthorized tree cutting

Former county commissioner, state legislator apologizes for unauthorized tree cutting

Ed Lindquist to face charges of criminal mischief, trespassing - A former state legislator will...

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PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO: HOLLY GILL - Henry Nelsen, 88, left, and Herman Hansen, 87, both from Madras, were among 50 World War II veterans who participated in a 2014 Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. Tom Brown of Madras, who paid his own way on the trip, was the team leader for a group of nine veterans who visited the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.
April 28, 2016

Latest Honor Flight sends local WWII vets to nation's capital

by Pamplin Media Group
Nearly two dozen World War II veterans take off Friday for a whirlwind tour of Washington, D.C., memorials as part of the 19th Honor Flight of Oregon. Veterans will be in the nation’s capital…
PHOTO COURTESY CCSO - Checks found inside a safe stolen from Oregon City Preschool on April 28.
April 28, 2016

Fugitive arrested for suspected safecracking on Interstate 205…

by KOIN News 6
Some alert Clackamas County employees led deputies to a burglary suspect Thursday afternoon. Just before noon, several Clackamas County Justice Court employees were outside their office, located…
PHOTO COURTESY LESLIE ROBINETTE - Patrons of the Gladstone Library donated over 400 pounds of food to Gladstone Schools Backpack Buddies program, which serves 70 families each week. Pictured is the library's new director Linda Lewis (left) with employees Jennifer Ryder and Dillon Zoe.
April 27, 2016

School notes: Backpack Buddies; middle school schedules; blood…

by Raymond Rendleman
The Backpack Buddies program in Gladstone restocked their empty shelves thanks to two community food drives. The Gladstone Library celebrated National Library Week with a Food for Fines event,…


FILE PHOTO - Gladstone Mayor Tom Mersereau
April 26, 2016

Tom Mersereau named mayor of Gladstone; Linda Neace, Kevin…

by Raymond Rendleman
At Tuesday night’s meeting, Linda Neace and Kevin Johnson were named to Gladstone City Council, as councilors unanimously voted to name Tom Mersereau the city’s mayor. Mersereau, a former…
April 26, 2016

Prostitute invited to Happy Valley home; son makes initial false…

by Raymond Rendleman
This week, Happy Valley detectives continued their investigation into the previously reported "home-invasion burglary" on April 24 — and learned that far different crimes had occurred at the…
PHOTO COURTESY ROB SHRYOCK - Clackamas Service Center client Julie is pictured after getting a shower. She was the last of 22 clients to be served on April 26, day one of the shower cart's operation.
April 26, 2016

Shower Cart makes its debut at Clackamas Service Center

by Raymond Rendleman
Free hot showers started at Clackamas Service Center this week in a specially made Shower Cart designed to have continuous hot water, with easy-to-clean surfaces and nothing breakable inside.…
April 26, 2016

Weigh in on Oregon City's potential marijuana regs

by Raymond Rendleman
City officials have scheduled the first open house to provide information and get feedback from Oregon City residents and businesses about the development of marijuana regulations within city…
A rendering of the proposed Oregon City Whitewater Park shows kayakers in one of the channels.
April 26, 2016

'Whitewater Park' proposed at Willamette Falls in Oregon City

by Ellen Spitaleri
“Oregon City is in the midst of pivoting from the past to the future,” Kristin Dahl told a large gathering of attendees at the April 19 meeting of the Oregon City Business Alliance. The group…
PHOTO COURTESY RHONDA WINTERS - At the Chick-Fil-A ribbon cutting on Thursday in Clackamas, employees of the new restaurant celebrated with members of the North Clackamas Chamber of Commerce. The restaurant, at 12520 S.E. 93rd Ave., is one of two locally owned Chick-fil-A restaurants opening in Oregon this spring.
April 26, 2016

Clackamas Chick-fil-A opens to cheers

by The Clackamas Review
The first 100 people to camp out in front of the newest restaurant in Clackamas got a free chicken fillet sandwich each week for a year. Those brave 100 souls who set up tents 24 hours prior to…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Sauvie Island resident Monica Fetzer, 54, recently ended her lifelong affiliation with the Republican Party and registered as a Democrat. She plans to vote for Bernie Sanders in the May 17 primary election.
April 25, 2016

Closed primaries, provocative candidates spur flurry of party…

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Oregon’s closed primary elections and a pair of provocative presidential candidates have fueled a striking uptick in political party changes, mostly among nonaffiliated voters. Joining or…

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Apr 26, 2016

Off-duty Portland officer charged with DUII after collision in…

by Pamplin Media Group
A 17-year veteran of the Portland Police Bureau was arrested Monday after a collision in a city-owned vehicle in Clackamas County, in which alcohol was a factor. Callers to 911 reported that a…
Apr 25, 2016

Clackamas County prepares to assume Damascus land use regulation

by Peter Wong
Clackamas County commissioners, though remaining neutral on the ballot measure itself, are preparing to assume land use planning functions if Damascus voters choose to disincorporate their city…
Apr 25, 2016

Milwaukie joins national mayors' conservation challenge

by The Clackamas Review
Milwaukie Mayor Mark Gamba is joining other mayors across the country in asking residents to make a commitment to water conservation and pollution reduction by taking part in a national contest…
PHOTO BY KOIN NEWS 6 - Paramedic/firefighters arrive to the scene at Sequoia Village apartments, located on Causey Avenue in unincorporated Clackamas.
Apr 21, 2016

Two children fall from 3rd-story window in Clackamas

by KOIN 6 News
Two young children reportedly fell out of a third-story window in a Clackamas County apartment complex on Wednesday, deputies said. According to Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, the 2-year-old…
Apr 21, 2016

Gladstone to get its first liquor store?

by Raymond Rendleman
A new retail liquor store in Gladstone was preliminarily approved by the commissioners of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission on Thursday. Gladstone's first liquor store will be located between…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - A painted intersection at Southeast Sherrett Street and 30th Avenue created by members of the Ardenwald-Johnson Creek neighborhood in 2015.
Apr 21, 2016

Milwaukie looking for more painted intersections

by The Clackamas Review
The city of Milwaukie is accepting applications to create painted intersections as an effort to use street murals to help neighborhoods create a sense of identity and community pride. “These…
GILLEN FAMILY - Izaak is remembered as 'an inquisitive and curious little boy, who explored the world with a twinkle in his eyes and a smile on his face.'
Apr 20, 2016

Oregon City babysitter Sarah Martin murder trial begins

by Raymond Rendleman
An Oregon City babysitter facing the charge of murdering a 7-month-old boy told police that he choked on a Gerber puff before she gave him five back blows in an unsuccessful attempt to clear his…
PHOTO COURTESY CLACKAMAS FIRE - Clackamas firefighters had to remove siding to look for hot spots on the Happy Valley house.
Apr 20, 2016

Clackamas Fire: Cigarette causes gas explosion in Happy Valley

by Raymond Rendleman
Clackamas Fire reported no injuries resulted from a Wednesday morning explosion stemming from an improperly discarded cigarette that breached a residential gas line in Happy Valley. At 10:08…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Some of the volunteers who testified in support of the solar resolution celebrate the City Council vote.
Apr 20, 2016

Milwaukie councilors vote unanimously to triple city's solar…

by Raymond Rendleman
Elected officials see climate change as a pressing issue - Milwaukie City Council voted unanimously on April 19 to set a goal of tripling installed-solar capacity within the city by 2021. As…
PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI - Watershed event organizer Greg Baartz-Bowman, left, and Milwaukie Mayor Mark Gamba stand on the bridge overlooking the Kellogg Creek Dam, with the Willamette River in the background. Removing the dam is the focus of a grassroots campaign.
Apr 20, 2016

See 'Return of the River' at Milwaukie's annual Watershed Event

by Ellen Spitaleri
The title of the film says it all: “Return of the River — Changing Course is Possible.” That film, which headlines the fifth annual Watershed Event on April 23 at the Masonic Lodge in downtown…