West Linn resident makes Blazer headlines

West Linn resident makes Blazer headlines

Kevin Baumbach walks and hitchhikes his way to Blazers game amidst snow storm

Shelter from the storm

Shelter from the storm

'I was just so totally surprised at this man's generosity and kindness - a man I'd never met.'

Applications open for 2017 Old Time Fair Court

Applications open for 2017 Old Time Fair Court

'Generally they come out talking about the confidence that they gained with their public speaking.'

WL police discover large identity theft operation

WL police discover large identity theft operation

Traffic stop led to uncovering of ID theft cases involving as many as 300 Portland area residents

A 'uniquely Oregon' heritage

A 'uniquely Oregon' heritage

Members of the Willamette Falls Heritage Coalition hope to make history with the West's first...

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West Linn creek, coated in snow
January 16, 2017

Slideshow: January jolts West Linn with weather blast

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
January 15, 2017

Flood watch issued for Washington County

by Dana Haynes
Warm temperatures could melt snow and ice, leading to flooding.
January 13, 2017

LUBA remands Sunset Primary case back to WL council

by Patrick Malee
Construction of school will continue as council, school district deal with remand


January 12, 2017

City Council will re-evaluate Upper Midhill issue for new hearings

by Patrick Malee
'If we do remand the project, it's our understanding and it's the recommendation of counsel that we're going to have the most opportunity to influence the process and influence development.'
January 12, 2017

Police log

by The Tidings
SMITH
January 10, 2017

Tootie Smith makes her exit from Clackamas County board

by Peter Wong
Commissioner has no regrets about her outspokenness during her four years
COURTESY PHOTO - Commissioners hope to conduct public interviews with nine and appoint someone to Position 5 by end of January.
January 10, 2017

Record 77 apply for Clackamas board vacancy

by Peter Wong
Commissioners hope to conduct public interviews with nine and appoint someone to Position 5 by end of January.
January 09, 2017

TVFR rescues lost dog along Tualatin River

by Patrick Malee
Dog was startled by fireworks and ran off on New Year's Eve, spent night outside
LUDLOW
January 09, 2017

Ludlow ends term as Clackamas chairman

by Peter Wong
Four years as Clackamas County chair filled with political turbulence and public achievement
January 08, 2017

Public pension costs projected to reach 30 percent of payroll

by Peter Wong
Increased payroll costs mean less money for other government services, or potentially higher taxes
SUBMITTED PHOTO: MULTNOMAH COUNTY - Crews at the Sellwood Bridge site have almost finished rebuilding and upgrading the rail line that runs under the bridge, clearing the way for the Willamette Shore Trolley to make full trips from Lake Oswego to South Waterfront.
January 07, 2017

Willamette Shore Trolley could resume trips to Portland next year

by Anthony Macuk
Worn-out cars and work on the Sellwood Bridge have prevented runs from Lake Oswego to South Waterfront since 2010
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Ben Fritchie Sr. outside the family's business in the Williamette neighborhood, which they purchased in 1946. While the family bought the store in 1946, property records indicate it was built in 1915.
January 06, 2017

A community hub

by Patrick Malee
With a new cider house and brew pub set to open at the old Willamette General Store, a past owner remembers the store's golden days
SUBMITTED ART - Rendering of CCCs new Industrial Technical Center bulding
January 05, 2017

News in Brief

by The Tidings
TIDINGS PHOTO: PATRICK MALEE - In the aftermath of a $550,000 modification to the Cedaroak Boat Ramp reconstruction contract, the City is pushing to finish by its Jan. 13 deadline.
January 05, 2017

Council approves modification on boat ramp contract

by Patrick Malee
'We've got a lot of money invested in the project already, and we just want to get the darn thing done.'
January 05, 2017

Police log

by The Tidings
Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the West Linn Police Department

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TIDINGS PHOTOS: PATRICK MALEE - Russ Axelrod was sworn in as mayor Jan. 3, marking the beginning of his first full term after filling out the end of former Mayor John Kovashs tenure.
Jan 05, 2017

A new era

by Patrick Malee
Council welcomes returning Mayor Russ Axelrod and two new councilors
TIDINGS PHOTO: LESLIE PUGMIRE HOLE - The 13th annual Lighting in the Woods closed for the season at Maddax Woods in West Linn last week. Every holiday season Friends of Maddax Woods festoons the forest and Maddax family homestead with bright lights and illuminated animals, which burn every night until the new year.
Jan 05, 2017

Good night, bright forest

by Tidings
Lighting in the Woods at Maddax Woods closes for season
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Drugs and cash seized in West Linn home
Jan 03, 2017

West Linn police seize drugs, cash and a gun during early morning raid on Midhill Circle

by Tidings staff
House was the site of frequent neighbor's complaints and the focus of officers
Dec 30, 2016

GoFundMe account created for West Linn boy injured in crash

by Patrick Malee
Seba Pop remains in critical condition; goal is to raise $30,000
SUBMITTED PHOTO: KELE KAAI-ROBERTS - A police chase Thursday morning ended when the suspect ditched his vehicle in West Linn and jumped into the Willamette River.
Dec 29, 2016

Police chase ends with suspect jumping into river near West Linn

by The Tidings
27-year-old suspect is being treated for hypothermia at local hospital
TIDINGS FILE PHOTO: J. BRIAN MONIHAN - West Linn was blanketed with snow in early 2016, prompting residents go head out and enjoy the elements.
Dec 29, 2016

West Linn: Year in review

by Patrick Malee
It was a memorable year, for better and for worse
Dec 29, 2016

They said

by Patrick Malee
The Tidings celebrates some of the most interesting - and bizarre - quotes of the year
Dec 29, 2016

- Best of the Blotter -

by Tidings staff
The Tidings celebrates the zaniest entries in its ever-popular police log
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - The Abernethy Bridge across the Willamette River was built in 1970, before the completion of work on Interstate 205 between Oregon City and West Linn.
Dec 29, 2016

Oregon renews bid for Abernethy Bridge grant

by Peter Wong
'It's absolutely vital now that US DOT recognize the necessity of this grant.'
Dec 29, 2016

Police log

by The Tidings
Our highest ranking Facebook post
Dec 29, 2016

Be Social

by Tidings
What was West Linn buzzing about on social media this year?
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Santa's coming! And you can track his flight around the world, from the North Pole to Lake Oswego!
Dec 23, 2016

When will Santa Claus get to West Linn?

by (none)
Want to track ol' St. Nick as he heads to your house Saturday night? Well, there's an app - and a website - for that!
LUDLOW
Dec 23, 2016

Ludlow ends term as Clackamas chairman

by Peter Wong
He makes no apologies for tough land use stances, but his tenure also resulted in surprises.
SMITH
Dec 23, 2016

Tootie Smith makes her exit from Clackamas County board

by Peter Wong
She does not regret her outspokenness that drew supporters and critics alike during her four years.
TIDINGS PHOTO: KELSEY OHALLORAN - Daryl Yodis chats in Spanish with fellow language learners during the West Linn Public Library's weekly conversation group.
Dec 23, 2016

Spanish learners find confidence at conversation group

by Kelsey O'Halloran
The group, led by Parris Chargois and Daryl Yodis, is designed to provide a welcoming, casual environment for language learners to practice their skills
TIDINGS FILE PHOTO: LESLIE PUGMIRE HOLE - The Upper Midhill saga continues as developers mull a number of options, including a LUBA appeal and a new proposal under the states Expedited Land Division.
Dec 22, 2016

Paths available for prospective Upper Midhill developers

by Patrick Malee
May appeal at LUBA or pursue a new proposal through the state's Expedited Land Division.
REVIEW PHOTO: KELSEY O'HALLORAN - Staci Barnes owns Mapel Boutique in West Linn.
Dec 22, 2016

Local businesses hope to lure shoppers

by Kelsey O'Halloran
'Hopefully people feel like instead of going to a department store or a national chain, our offering is different,' Mapel Boutique owner Staci Barnes says.
Dec 22, 2016

City looking to fill openings on advisory boards

by Patrick Malee
The council is expected to appoint new members at its Jan. 9 meeting
SUBMITTED PHOTO: RUBY JONSRUD - Sisters Delores Dee Lingo and Darlene Jonsrud were recently reunited after more than 70 years apart due to their parents' divorce.
Dec 22, 2016

The unlikeliest of reunions

by Patrick Malee
'It was just such an amazing thing after all that time. I can't even tell you.'