Some 36 Pit Fire evacuees allowed to return home

Some 36 Pit Fire evacuees allowed to return home

Officials hopeful on progress toward containment Sgt. Nate Thompson of the Clackamas County...

Lock Fest: a day of music and more

Lock Fest: a day of music and more

The event on Saturday will include a 125th birthday celebration for the West Linn Paper Company...

Arch bridge open houses set for October

Arch bridge open houses set for October

City seeking feedback on drafted master plan for the area's redevelopment As planning continues...

Council approves city manager contract

Council approves city manager contract

Under the contract, retroactive to Jan. 1, Chris Jordan will be paid $147,000 annually Longtime...

Weinhart's 2,500 miles and counting

Weinhart's 2,500 miles and counting

West Linn resident tackles arduous Pacific Crest Trail Ryan Weinhart’s first encounter with...

A moment to reflect

A moment to reflect

New location, same sentiment for Sept. 11 memorial event After years of holding West Linn’s...

Brave souls return to county from Rowena Fire

Brave souls return to county from Rowena Fire

Firefighters from the Clackamas County Task Force arrived in Rowena, just west of The Dalles,...

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Photo Credit: PMG - 31 Pit Fire Press Conference - Spet 16th, 2014
September 15, 2014

36 Pit Fire burns on, Estacada covered in smoke

by Estacada News
State resources assist with 3,588-acre fire With the 36 Pit Fire continuing to burn in forest land about 10 miles east of Estacada, Gov. John Kitzhaber has declared the disaster a conflagration,…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Lake Oswego Fire Marshal Gert Zoutendijk posts a closure notice Thursday at a trailhead leading into Cooks Butte Park. The park will remain closed through the weekend.
September 11, 2014

Red flag warning prompts fire department to close Cooks Butte…

by Gary M. Stein
UPDATE: Cooks Butte Park will remain closed Monday due to the area's extreme weather conditions and because the Lake Oswego Fire Department has dispatched some of its wildfire-fighting equipment…
September 11, 2014

Former gubernatorial candidate Darren Karr sues state

by Patrick Malee
WL resident, claims his "rights were violated" Darren Karr, a former Republican gubernatorial candidate and West Linn resident, filed a lawsuit Aug. 29 in U.S. District Court against Oregon Gov.…
September 11, 2014

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: THEFTS 9/4 11:29 p.m. A stop…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO: CLEAN WATER SERVICES - Shane Richters, a Field Construction/Maintenance technician from Clean Water Services Field Operations division, withdraws water from the Tualatin River just downstream from the Durham Treatment Plant as part of a home-brew competition to show how clean the sewage effluent is after being purified by CWS plants.
September 11, 2014

Make way for River Beer

by Kendra Hogue
Judges to taste brewers' concoctions made from former sewage effluent Portland-area beer drinkers rarely bat an eye at the unorthodox flavors dreamed up by local home brewers. Chocolate Stout?…
September 11, 2014

Standardized test scores rise in WL-WV schools

by Kate Hoots
Oregon Dept. of Education releases results statewide Students in West Linn and Wilsonville improved their performance on standardized state testing in the 2013-14 school year, according to data…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden says the CIA intrusion into Senate computer files could warrant an investigation by a special prosecutor.
September 11, 2014

Wyden: 'Big league' economy needs long-term transportation…

by Peter Wong
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden covered a wide range of regional and national issues in a Aug. 19 meeting with the editorial board for the Portland Tribune, the flagship newspaper for Pamplin Media Group,…
September 11, 2014

County plays host to national leaders in rural exports

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Clackamas County was chosen as one of five places in the nation to host a Made in Rural America forum Thursday, Aug. 28. The forums are part of a White House Rural Council initiative to help…
September 11, 2014

Urban vote should be key to GMO campaign

by Mateusz Perkowski
Opponents see a tough time in some areas, but could win The fate of Oregon’s genetically modified organism labeling initiative will hinge on whether heavy spending by opponents can overcome the…
September 08, 2014

Dry weather sets off chlorine alarm at Tri-City wastewater plant

by Pamplin Media Group
Staff at the Tri-City Water Pollution Control Plant in Oregon City responded to an alarm just after 4 a.m. Monday, Sept. 8, due to a small amount of chlorine being detected in an enclosed…

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Photo Credit: CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Johnson
Sep 06, 2014

Boat theft and pursuit ends in arrest

by Pamplin Media Group
A Milwaukie woman accused of stealing a boat and leading police on a chase at an Oregon City marina Friday afternoon, Sept. 5, is in jail. Police received several calls at about 2:15 p.m. Friday…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS FILE PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Victoria Etchemendy started Circulation Day more than 20 years ago, and said the Unity Center had its largest turnout ever last year.
Sep 04, 2014

Circulation Day set for Saturday

by Patrick Malee
Annual event offers an array of items to people in need In the 20-plus years since Rev. Victoria Etchemendy started “Circulation Day” at the West Linn-based Unity Center, she has been struck by…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Dr. Robert Pamplin Jr.s records to beat: 100 push-ups and 31 pull-ups.
Sep 04, 2014

Can Lewis & Clark students top Pamplin's push-up, pull-up…

by Pamplin Media Group
Chairman's Challenge is a test of fitness and endurance Lewis & Clark College students will compete in the Chairman’s Challenge on Friday to see if they can beat the push-up and pull-up records…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - PSU linebacker Jake Woolley has suffered four concussions in his three seasons at the school and is working with OHSU neuroscientist Laurie King, who is developing objective balance measurements so coaches and trainers will know when a concussed player can return to action.
Sep 04, 2014

It's concussion season for young athletes

by Peter Korn
Standards for benching high school athletes with head injuries criticized As she helps attach wristband-size accelerometers around the feet and one wrist of Portland State University linebacker…
Sep 04, 2014

Oktoberfest returns at WLACC

by Patrick Malee
Event begins Saturday at 5 p.m. The annual Oktoberfest community event in West Linn is set for Saturday at the Adult Community Center. The free event will run from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., headlined…
Photo Credit: PHOTO BY JONATHAN HOUSE - Clackamas County's Ryan Johnson and Michael Trent talk as filtered water rumbles underneath at the Tri-City Water Pollution Control Plant in Oregon City. The county is taking legal action to stop an Oregon City fee for the service districts sewer lines.
Sep 04, 2014

Sewer line fight roils

by Shasta Kearns Moore
County lawsuit on Oregon City fee may have statewide impact The battle over a new compulsory fee may be won in a circuit court hearing Sept. 11. Or it might be won in the court of public…
Sep 04, 2014

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: THEFTS 8/24 12:44 p.m. Items…
Sep 04, 2014

State jobs report: Tech passes county by

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Clackamas County looks for solutions to lagging economy Clackamas County is lagging far behind its regional counterparts in terms of job growth. That’s according to a newly released report on…
Sep 04, 2014

Clackamas County round up

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Metro has released a promotional video through the online service Vimeo in its effort to bring more support and awareness to the Willamette Falls Legacy Project, which aims to revitalize the…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - PHOTO
Sep 04, 2014

Oregon Battle of the Books

by Rebecca Mayer
If you have a kid in West Linn, it’s very likely you’ve heard about Oregon Battle of the Books. The statewide literary trivia tournament occurs every year, and here at the library we know that…



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