Humane Society team rescues dog after 150-fall

Humane Society team rescues dog after 150-fall

David Schelske was on a Christmas afternoon hike in the Columbia Gorge with his dog, Sandy, when...

Drone for the holidays?

Drone for the holidays?

Free workshop will help new pilots fly safely and responsibly - It makes a delightful Christmas...

50 years ago, you'd likely be under water

50 years ago, you'd likely be under water

County campaigns for awareness on anniversary of fatal, disastrous flood December marks the 50th...

Stafford resident donates  $5 million to Meridian Park

Stafford resident donates $5 million to Meridian Park

TEC Equipment president pledges funds for new building Standing outside of TEC Equipment in...

Bolton Reservoir not a centenarian yet

Bolton Reservoir not a centenarian yet

Local historian finds Bolton Reservoir is 99, not 101-years old Danny Schreiber isn’t one to...

Plan moves forward, city looks to council for direction

Plan moves forward, city looks to council for direction

Implementation process will be discussed in early 2015 In voting to approve the arch bridge...

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...

WLHS principal to step down

WLHS principal to step down

Lou Bailey will take principal position in South Korea after finishing the 2014-15 school year...


Happy Holidays 



West Linn's Latest News

December 26, 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: THEFT 12/15 11:08 a.m. A…
December 26, 2014

WL Food Pantry partners with OC store for fundraiser

by The Tidings
Coastal Farm & Ranch store will match donations up to $1,000 People who want to donate money to the West Linn Food Pantry have a chance to double the impact of their contribution, as the Oregon…
December 26, 2014

News Briefs

by Kate Hoots
Scouts to pick up Christmas trees Members of West Linn’s Boy Scout Troop 396 will haul away and recycle your tree after Christmas for an $8 donation. Call 503-557-7698 to schedule a pickup or…
December 26, 2014

New Year's Resolution: Join a Book Club

by Elaine Spence
Do your New Year’s resolutions include reading a wide variety of books and talking with others about what you’ve read? If so, check out West Linn Public Library’s book club. The library book…
December 24, 2014

Firefighters pluck stranded kayakers from Tualatin River

by Pamplin Media Group
Three kayakers were rescued Wednesday afternoon from the Tualatin River near West Linn, where they had been stranded. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue crews and members of the Clackamas County…
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…
Hardy Jr.
December 21, 2014

WL police arrest driver after brief chase

by The Tidings
Driver was wanted subject from Portland West Linn police arrested Mark Edward Hardy Jr., 30, Saturday following a brief vehicle pursuit which began on Interstate 205 near Highway 213. The…
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 - Haggen Food & Pharmacy has agreed to buy 146 Albertsons and Safeway stores in California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada and Arizona.
December 19, 2014

Haggen Food & Pharmacy buys Albertsons stores in Lake Oswego,…

by The Review
Locations on Boones Ferry Road and Blankenship Road will be converted in 2015, company says Twenty Albertsons and Safeway stores in Oregon — including the Albertsons locations on Boones Ferry…

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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…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE  - Backyard Bird Shop owner Scott Lukens has a passion for wild birds. Here he is with Darlene Betat, manager of the new West Linn location.
Dec 18, 2014

For people wild about wild birds

by Cliff Newell
Backyard Bird Shop opens new store in West Linn When you walk into the Backyard Bird Shop in West Linn, your first thought will probably be, “Man, that’s a lot of birdseed.” You would be right.…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS FILE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The 141-year old Willamette Falls Locks were shut down in 2011, but many believe they still hold significant commercial and recreational value.
Dec 18, 2014

Council passes resolution urging the reopening of Willamette…

by Patrick Malee
Historic West Linn site has been closed since 2011 Since 2011, a vital West Linn historic site has been just that — historic. Once an oft-used pathway on the Willamette River for freightage and…
Dec 18, 2014

Council approves advisory board appointees

by Patrick Malee
In its final meeting of 2014, the City Council voted to formally approve 33 new advisory board appointments. The board appointments, effective Jan. 1, came in the face of numerous calls to delay…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Submitt your holiday photos by Dec. 19.
Dec 18, 2014

Submit your holiday photos by Friday

by The Tidings
The holidays are all about traditions, and one tradition the community has counted on for the past few years is the West Linn Tidings’s annual Family Holiday Photo issue. This is your chance to…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY: METRO - Willamette Falls is the second most powerful waterfall in North America.
Dec 18, 2014

Public access secured to Willamette Falls

by Pamplin Media Group
Blue Heron site developer, Metro, PGE agree on deal As announced at the Metro Council meeting Dec. 11, new agreements with a private developer and Portland General Electric have secured…
Dec 18, 2014

City Council roundup: new tourism signs, goodbye to outgoing…

by Patrick Malee
It was the arch bridge project that packed the house for Monday’s City Council meeting, but that wasn’t the only business attended to as 2014 nears its close. The City Council also voted to…
Photo Credit: REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - About 200 community members lit candles for Lake Oswego Junior High sixth-grader Thomas Graham.
Dec 18, 2014

Remembering 'a gift from God'

by Jillian Daley
Hundreds gather to honor 11-year-old Thomas Graham, who was killed in weather-related car crash last week Lake Oswego honored one of its own on Friday night at a candlelight vigil for an…
Dec 18, 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: THEFT 12/6 6:17 p.m. A theft…
Dec 18, 2014

Bill would exempt some Oregon counties from land-use rules

by Mateusz Perkowski
Areas with few people, slow growth could sidestep state goals Oregon lawmakers will consider exempting counties with small populations and slow growth from the statewide land-use planning system…




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