West Linn man killed in confrontation with police

West Linn man killed in confrontation with police

Officers on paid administrative leave after death of 25-year-old Chance Thompson

Hannah the Pet Society  lands in dog house with state

Hannah the Pet Society lands in dog house with state

Questionable charity arm has no connection to West Linn's PAWS animal shelter

Support grows for stringent tracking of medical pot

Support grows for stringent tracking of medical pot

Committee considers keeping medical, recreational marijuana separate in terms of regulation

Bolton neighborhood dreams big in plan for potential community resource center

Bolton neighborhood dreams big in plan for potential community resource center

'A lot of people in the community don't realize how few places there are in West Linn to hold...

Dylan Hydes runs for West Linn-Wilsonville School Board Position Three

Dylan Hydes runs for West Linn-Wilsonville School Board Position Three

Hydes, a former middle school social studies teacher, runs against Wilsonville's Grady Nelson

Grady Nelson runs for West Linn-Wilsonville School Board Position Three

Grady Nelson runs for West Linn-Wilsonville School Board Position Three

Nelson, a retired police officer, runs against West Linn's Dylan Hydes

West Linn council approves engagement plan for waterfront redevelopment

West Linn council approves engagement plan for waterfront redevelopment

The engagement plan calls for an array of topic-specific committees as opposed to a larger and...

Commercial building slated for Willamette area in West Linn

Commercial building slated for Willamette area in West Linn

The development will be two stories with space for offices, retail and a restaurant

Upper Midhill development headed back to West Linn council

Upper Midhill development headed back to West Linn council

The new hearings come after some residents appealed the March 22 West Linn Planning Commission...

West Linn Highway 43 measures heading to November ballot

West Linn Highway 43 measures heading to November ballot

Citizens will weigh in on whether segments of specific parks or open spaces along the road can be...

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April 20, 2017

Clackamas board chairman: Resolve Stafford

by Peter Wong
Commissioners conduct second hearing, plan discussion on April 26 and potential action on May 11. Agreement pending with Metro, three cities to shape area's future.
April 20, 2017

These kids are truly AMAZING

by Pamplin Media Group staff
In choosing each Amazing Kid honoree, the Pamplin Media Group selection committee placed a heavy emphasis on volunteerism that makes a difference in the lives of other people
April 20, 2017

West Linn council reopens debate about legal services

by Patrick Malee
Dating back to before they were elected, current city councilors have long expressed concern over West Linn's assistant city attorney position


April 20, 2017

News briefs

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
Youth council members wanted; Heritage marker brochures available; Loans available for small businesses
April 20, 2017

Police log

by The Tidings
Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the West Linn Police Department.
April 18, 2017

Watchful eye of postal worker helps prevent West Linn house fire

by The Tidings
Police, fire personnel said smoke and fire would have endangered dog and caused serious damage at house
April 18, 2017

Clackamas leaders lay out ambitious goals

by Peter Wong
Road repairs and planning for new courthouse, plus economic development and help for rural areas and people 'left behind'
April 13, 2017

Arguments about Stafford future remain unchanged

by Peter Wong
Clackamas County board will hear a second round of comments April 19; possible action scheduled May 11.
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Ginger Fitch focuses her law practice on abuse and neglect cases with children and adults. She's running for position 5.
April 13, 2017

Ginger Fitch runs for West Linn-Wilsonville School Board position 5

by Andrew Kilstrom
Wilsonville resident Ginger Fitch turns child advocacy into candidacy for school board
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Trey Maust is running for position 5 against Wilsonvilles Ginger Fitch.
April 13, 2017

Trey Maust runs for West Linn-Wilsonville School Board position 5

by Andrew Kilstrom
West Linn resident currently serves on school district's budget committee and brings banking background to school board race
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - West Linn Police Officer Jeff Mayer says he hopes a new Cop Card program will foster strong relationships between kids and police.
April 13, 2017

'Cop Cards' feature West Linn heroes

by Kelsey O'Halloran
New trading card program aims to build relationships between kids, police
PHOTO COURTESY OF CLACKAMAS SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT - Horses for Clean Water founder Alayne Blickle teaches horse owners how to manage mud and manure at a workshop April 8.
April 13, 2017

Workshop teaches horse owners about managing mud and manure

by Kelsey O'Halloran
'It's something that happens every day and there's no shortage of it.'
April 13, 2017

West Linn Lions give Easter bunny a hand

by Patrick Malee
The West Linn Lions and Riverview Lions clubs came together at the McLean House to stuff about 3,000 eggs full of delicious candy
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Tyler and Tanner Hillison were accompanied by their mother, Bleu, on a recent trip to Washington D.C. to advocate on behalf of the Save the Children organization.
April 13, 2017

West Linn residents travel to D.C. to lend voice for the forgotten

by Patrick Malee
Tyler and Tanner Hillison advocated at Invest In Kids Advocacy Summit
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: CLAIRE GREEN - At the unveiling of the latest World of Speed exhibit, American Muscle, excited museum members and special guests marvelled at the 15 classic cars that will be on display until December 2017.
April 13, 2017

World of Speed honors American muscle

by Claire Green
Partially-paralyzed Clackamas County officer from West Linn recognized along with exhibit reveal

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Apr 13, 2017

Police log

by The Tidings
Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the West Linn Police Department
TIDINGS PHOTO: PATRICK MALEE - Workers from Martin S. Burck Associates, Inc. began the tank removal process Wednesday, April 5.
Apr 12, 2017

Old gas tanks removed in Willamette area

by Patrick Malee
'The preliminary indication was there was no new significant release.'
SUBMITTED PHOTO: WEST LINN PUBLIC WORKS - Crews worked to clear debris near Blankenship Road and Interstate 205.
Apr 13, 2017

Heavy winds cause widespread power outages, tree damage in West Linn

by Patrick Malee
At the storm's peak April 7, Portland General Electric's outage map showed a total of 62 outages in West Linn affecting 5,733 customers.
SUBMITTED PHOTOS - At the Xuantunich ruins in Belize, are, left to right, Hannah Teel, Alanna Murphy, Isabella Cannelos, Cassidy Paasch, Maia McNamara, Kyla Wheeler and Paige Olson.
Apr 08, 2017

Scout trip to Central America builds leadership skills, friendships

by Ellen Spitaleri
'This trip is similar to a Rotary Exchange, where the goal is peace and international friendship; they have friends in Belize now.'
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE AUDUBON SOCIETY OF PORTLAND  - Audubon Society of Portland Backyard Habitat Program Manager Nikkie West, (from left) Milwaukie City Council President Lisa Batey and Columbia Land Trust Backyard Habitat Program Manager Susie Peterson walk through Batey's yard. To celebrate the program's expansion into Milwaukie, West Linn, Oak Grove and Jennings Lodge, the program recognized Batey's yard as a Certified Backyard Habitat March 27.
Apr 07, 2017

Backyard Habitat program expands to West Linn

by Kelsey O'Halloran
The program provides assistance, advice and incentives for residents who want to garden naturally and make their backyards more inviting to birds, bees and other wildlife
Apr 06, 2017

Sunset Primary School, waterfront planning headline next West Linn council meeting

by Patrick Malee
The council will deliberate on an engagement plan for one of its top 2017 goals: pushing forward with redevelopment on the waterfront.
Apr 07, 2017

New Cedaroak Boat Ramp open for use

by Patrick Malee
The new ramp replaces a 47-year-old structure that had been breaking down for years
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: ANDREW KILSTROM - Three Rivers Charter School finally opened Monday, April 3 after years of planning. Students and their families got the chance to explore their new school before classes started.
Apr 06, 2017

Three Rivers Charter School opens its doors

by Andrew Kilstrom
New location, new building for West Linn-area charter school, serving grades 4-8
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - The loss of Haggen last year left the Willamette area without a convenient market, and residents must instead travel uphill to Safeway.
Apr 06, 2017

City of West Linn, property owner working to fill hole left by Haggen

by Patrick Malee
'I hope something comes soon. We really miss a convenient market in Willamette.'
Apr 06, 2017

Board plans three hearings on Stafford findings

by Peter Wong
Proceedings focus on legal underpinnings for original 2011 decision as urban reserve, not to reconsider designation of unincorporated area between Tualatin and West Linn.
Apr 06, 2017

Clackamas County considers federal block grants

by Peter Wong
Board told that $3 million for housing and community improvements is in jeopardy under Trump budget plans, but Congress will decide fate of program dating to 1974.
TIDINGS PHOTO: ANDREW KILSTROM - Traffic caused by people crossing between the Willamette Christian Church and the Safeway parking lot on Salamo Road has generated some citizen complaints over recent years, and the City is currently weighing options for moving forward.
Apr 06, 2017

West Linn mulls additional crossing on Salamo between church, Safeway

by Patrick Malee
Some residents have complained of traffic problems caused by people crossing street
TIDINGS PHOTOS: PATRICK MALEE - The City Council held its first town hall meeting the year March 30, covering an array of topics with an audience of about 20 at the Adult Community Center.
Apr 06, 2017

West Linn council holds first town hall of 2017

by Patrick Malee
The meeting was an open forum for discussion, and the councilors did not come with any designated talking points.
TIDINGS PHOTO: ANDREW KILSTROM - Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue were still investigating the fire as of 11 a.m. Monday morning.
Apr 03, 2017

Fire breaks out at West Linn High School

by Andrew Kilstrom
15-year-old female student charged with Arson after police investigation Monday afternoon
Apr 06, 2017

Police log

by The Tidings
Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the West Linn Police Department.
TIDINGS FILE PHOTO - West Linn is one of several cities in the Portland metro area that has seen an uptick in traffic problems over the years.
Apr 06, 2017

Lawmakers consider sharing cost of Portland bottlenecks

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
The approach would help address declines in federal support of transportation infrastructure and state funding that has not kept pace with robust population and employment growth
Apr 06, 2017

News briefs

by The Tidings
WL Refuse begins new voucher system, local woman runner-up in Mrs. Oregon
Apr 05, 2017

West Linn police set to introduce two new officers

by Patrick Malee
'We lost a couple (officers) to Clackamas County and Oregon City, and the process takes a while.'
OUTLOOK PHOTO: ZANE SPARLING - Hydrologist Julie Koeberle (left) uses a snow tube to measure total accumulation on Mt. Hood on Thursday, March 30.
Apr 04, 2017

State water supply in fine shape with deep snowpack

by Zane Sparling
Statewide, Oregon's mountain snowpack is 125 percent of normal conditions, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Leslie Dark of Trackers Earth shows an edible plant to kids at a March 27 Survival Camp.
Apr 01, 2017

Spring breakers learn how to survive in the wild

by The Tidings
Mary S. Young State Park was site of March 27 camp for kids