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In re-evaluating Arch Bridge project, West Linn broadens reach

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The essence of 'Quintessence'

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Six decades, 57 Queens and innumerable corn dogs later ...

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SUBMITTED PHOTO - Lake Oswego and Tigard city managers Scott Lazenby and Marty Wine celebrate the completion of the new system with glasses of drinking water.
July 28, 2016

Lake Oswego-Tigard water project is now online

by Anthony Macuk
The Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership project is now fully online and providing water to both cities. The $254 million project still has one major milestone ahead: completion of the upgraded…
July 28, 2016

Tidings honored with journalism awards

by Tidings
The West Linn Tidings won second place for General Excellence and staff members were honored July 21 with 15 awards for writing, editing, photography and design Friday, making the paper one of…
July 28, 2016

Police Log

by The Tidings
Editor's note: Due to technical difficulties experienced at police dispatch, some records were unavailable. Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the West Linn…


July 27, 2016

Clackamas board eyes 6-cent gas tax

by Peter Wong
Clackamas County commissioners have set the machinery in motion for a Nov. 8 election on a local 6-cent fuel tax, proceeds from which will be shared with cities for road repairs. But Chairman…
TIDINGS PHOTO: LESLIE PUGMIRE HOLE - ODOT has tentatively recommended about $1 million for West Linn's Highway 43 but that money will only pay for the design phase.
July 26, 2016

Council briefed on Highway 43 progress

by Patrick Malee
Hearings for new conceptual design plan targeted in August, September West Linn’s much discussed Highway 43 Conceptual Design Plan project is nearing completion. Public Works Director Lance…
TUALATIN VALLEY FIRE & RESCUE - Firefighters battled an early Sunday morning apartment fire in West Linn.
July 24, 2016

Six apartments damaged in West Linn fire

by Jim Redden
No one was hurt in a fire that heavily damaged six units of a West Linn apartment building early Sunday. According to Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, just before 2 a.m. on July 24, crews…
PARIS ACHEN - Bud Pierce appears alone Friday, July 22, 2016, at the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association gubernatorial debate in Silverton. Gov. Kate Brown declined to participate in any debates until September.
July 23, 2016

Pierce relying on GOP donors to fund gubernatorial campaign

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Salem oncologist contributed nearly $1.4 million to his own campaign for governor SILVERTON — GOP gubernatorial nominee Bud Pierce said Friday that he is unlikely to invest any more of his own…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: KEVIN HARDEN - Portland's average home prices have shot up to more than $400,000, according to new RMLS figures.
July 23, 2016

Average Portland home price hits record $412,000

by Jim Redden
The average sales price of a home in the Portland region hit a new record high of $412,000 in June, up 2.4 percent from the previous month and 11.5 percent from a year ago. The jump happened…
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Princess Allison Ingle is crowned queen of the 2016 West Linn Old Time Fair, July 15.
July 22, 2016

Queen Allison continues West Linn's storied tradition

by Andrew Kilstrom
Allison Ingle’s reaction when she was named West Linn Old Time Fair Queen Friday night was one of disbelief. While she already knew she was one of four finalists, hearing her name over the…
TIDINGS PHOTO: CLIFF NEWELL - Nurse Karen Pyeatt of West Linn offers a warm hand to a camper at the Marylhurst Creative Arts Day Camp. It is called a camp where everyone wins.
July 22, 2016

Where miracles happen every day

by Cliff Newell
Special needs West Linn kids make big strides at Marylhurst camp Maybe Lillieth Grand didn’t invent enthusiasm but she perfected it. Grand creates a force field of energy around her Marylhurst…

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FILE PHOTO - The deposit Oregonians will receive from returning used bottles and cans is going up to 10 cents per container starting in April, 2017 the OLCC announced this week.
Jul 22, 2016

Oregon bottle deposit to rise to 10 cents starting Spring 2017

by Geoff Pursinger
The refund Oregonians will get from returning used soda cans and water bottles is about to go up. This week the Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced that it was doubling the redemption…
Jul 21, 2016

Turmoil at Tri-City Service District as Oregon City, Gladstone…

by Patrick Malee
Representatives were upset with decisions related to solid wastewater digesters In the aftermath of a contentious meeting, the Tri-City Service District can no longer live up to its name. The…
COURTESY: PCC - Mark Mitsui
Jul 21, 2016

Mark Mitsui selected as new PCC president

by Shasta Kearns Moore
The Board of Directors for Portland Community College has selected Mark Mitsui as its next president. “The board of directors was tremendously impressed by President Mitsui’s passion for the…
Jul 21, 2016

Cedaroak Park drinking water tests indicate elevated levels of…

by Andrew Kilstrom
Tests for lead in drinking water at Cedaroak Park Primary were relayed to parents July 21, indicating elevated levels of lead in three of 57 locations. Results at Rosemont Ridge Middle School,…
Jul 21, 2016

Police Log

by The Tidings
Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the West Linn Police Department. Authorities recently filed reports on the following incidents: LIFE IN WEST LINN n 7/9 2:56…
REVIEW PHOTO: ANTHONY MACUK - Here's what the Pokemon GO map of downtown Lake Oswego looks like as seen from The Review's office, looking southeast toward Lakewood Bay. The blue icons are points of interest, and the pink fountain effects indicate that there are lots of players in Millennium Plaza Park.
Jul 20, 2016

'Pokemon Go': West Linn

by Anthony Macuk
Local businesses, schools and parks see the wildly popular 'Pokemon Go' cellphone game as a way to draw in new visitors West Linn Parks and Recreation Director Ken Worcester was making his…
Sakelik
Jul 19, 2016

Rich Sakelik announces run for City Council

by Patrick Malee
Filing deadline moved to Aug. 29 West Linn has its first candidate for the November City Council election: Rich Sakelik. In a press release, Sakelik said he is “not a politician,” but rather “a…
COURTESY OF TVF&R - TVF&R crews escort a woman up a 20-foot-tall embankment after she and her 87-year-old male companion fell Saturday afternoon.
Jul 16, 2016

Firefighters rescue two hikers in Wilsonville park Saturday

by Spokesman staff
No serious injuries were reported to the pair (or their dog) Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue crews rescued two people who had slid down an embankment at Wilsonville Memorial Park Saturday. Neither…
Jul 15, 2016

Steele elected as school board chair

by Andrew Kilstrom
Kathy Ludwig’s first West Linn-Wilsonville School Board meeting as the district’s superintendent was quick yet eventful, beginning with some potentially problematic news relating to the new…
Jul 15, 2016

Sunset, Willamette Primary drinking water tests indicate…

by Andrew Kilstrom
West Linn-Wilsonville School District still testing other schools Testing results of drinking water at both Sunset Primary and Willamette Primary have indicated elevated levels of lead — four of…