Creating a resilient West Linn

Creating a resilient West Linn

Robinwood Station is a fitting home base for the Resiliency Organization of West Linn. After all,...

City moving forward with Robinwood Station permitting process

City moving forward with Robinwood Station permitting process

Station has been operating without conditional use permit while awaiting council action A year...

Rough road

Rough road

'Permanent patching' of Highway 43 set to begin in March — a small consolation for drivers...

Introducing the 2015 Spring Clackamas County Cultural Guide

Introducing the 2015 Spring Clackamas County Cultural Guide

Welcome to our first issue of the Clackamas County Cultural Guide. We hope you find this to be...

Axelrod announces mayoral bid

Axelrod announces mayoral bid

Joins Thomas Frank in race to replace John Kovash City Councilor Russ Axelrod will run for mayor...


Invest in Success

The Lake Oswego Schools Foundation is dedicated to keeping class sizes small and our school’s curriculum rich by raising money to pay for additional teachers. Our 2013-2014 campaign goal is to raise $2 million and increase family participation to 80%. Our video showcases the impact the Foundation makes in all of our schools. Click HERE to learn more.



West Linn's Latest News

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March 06, 2015

Find this week's crossword puzzle online

by Pamplin Media Group
What’s a four-letter word for “We messed up?” How about “Oops?” Because of a production error, this week’s crossword puzzle was left out of The Lake Oswego Review and West Linn Tidings. Both the…
March 05, 2015

West Linn City Council opposes OC proposal

by Patrick Malee
House Bill 2800 would give control of district to cities rather than county Eight months after the Tri-City Service District sued Oregon City over right-of-way franchise fees, the two bodies are…
March 05, 2015

Nominate an 'Amazing Kid' by Friday

by (none)
Know a stand-out West Linn kid who deserves kudos? Well, we’ve got just the thing for you. The Tidings is now accepting nominations for boys and girls — from elementary school students to high…
Photo Credit: REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Gary and Judi Mittelstaedt of Lake Oswego are taking over the leadership of a World Vision project that has transformed the lives of thousands of people in Africa.
March 05, 2015

Just add water

by Cliff Newell
Gary and Judi Mittelstaedt believe WaterAfrica can change lives, and they're hoping Lake Oswegans will join them in that quest Gary and Judi Mittelstaedt’s lives changed profoundly in 2010, when…
March 05, 2015

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 2/21 1:52 a.m. A woman…
March 05, 2015

Governor sets goals, ready to make mark

by Peter Wong
Brown puts education, economic initiatives at top of her list While Gov. Kate Brown shares the goals of improving the education of students and economic prospects of communities, she’s likely to…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Leaving his position at Lewis & Clark College, where he spent 24 years working at the library, was difficult for Doug Erickson, but he's thrilled to now be at the helm of the West Linn Public Library.
February 26, 2015

In for the long haul

by Patrick Malee
Doug Erickson has hit the ground running as the new director of the WL library When Doug Erickson says he’s been working at libraries for his whole life, he is not exaggerating. Growing up in…
Photo Credit: REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Lake Oswego owns and maintains McVey Avenue, while Highway 43 belongs to the state of Oregon.
February 26, 2015

A dangerous illusion

by Saundra Sorenson
As accidents continue to pile up on Highway 43 at McVey Avenue, officials focus on who owns the road and who's actually responsible for fixing it Cynthia Howard calls it “a kind of optical…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Four West Linn eighth graders beam under their new tiaras. From left, Avery Sullivan, Olivia Rees, Bella Deeb and Caitlin McCabe pose in the McLean House parlor after being named West Linn's 2015 Old Time Fair Court princesses.
February 26, 2015

Welcome, princesses

by Kate Hoots
West Linn now has its 2015 Old Time Fair Court. A dozen eighth-graders participated in interviews and made presentations to a panel of judges in an event held at West Linn’s historic McLean…
February 26, 2015

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 2/18 4:11 a.m. A…

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Photo Credit: COURTESY OF THE OREGON STATE ARCHIVES - The preamble to the Oregon Constitution is part of the historic document that needs vital repairs.
Feb 25, 2015

Schoolchildren asked to help restore Oregon Constitution document

by Shasta Kearns Moore
A $60,000 campaign would restore and permanently display the 158-year-old document To address a longtime funding shortage, the Oregon secretary of state's office has issued a challenge to…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Flowers were left on the sign in front of West Linn High School, where students and staff are mourning the loss of Cooper Hill and Antonio Caballero.
Feb 21, 2015

West Linn mourns the deaths of two WLHS students

by Patrick Malee and Kate Hoots
WLHS community in shock after the loss of Cooper Hill and Antonio Caballero, who were killed in a car crash Saturday Less than a year after losing two teens in a car crash, West Linn is reeling…
Feb 20, 2015

Council will not appoint interim mayor

by Patrick Malee
Set to operate with four-person council until May special election West Linn will proceed with a four-member City Council until a special election for mayor is held in May, the council decided…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - A week removed from the shock of Mayor John Kovash's resignation, the City Council will meet tonight to discuss its next steps.
Feb 19, 2015

Council to discuss next steps after mayor's resignation

by Patrick Malee
WL may proceed with four-member council or appoint interim mayor West Linn Mayor John Kovash won’t formally leave office until the end of February, but the City Council is wasting little time…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS FILE PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - The historic Willamette General Store shut its doors for good back in January 2014, and the property has been vacant since structural problems were discovered last summer.
Feb 19, 2015

Progress slow but steady at vacated Willamette General Store…

by Patrick Malee
Owner working to make building 'structurally sound,' re-zone for broader commercial use More than a year after the historic Willamette General Store closed its doors, the property on Willamette…
PARRISH
Feb 19, 2015

West Linn lawmaker introduces ethics, campaign reform bills

by Patrick Malee
One of the bills put forth by Julie Parrish would define the role of 'first spouse' On Monday in Salem, Oregon House Rep. Julie Parrish (R-West Linn) introduced a series of bills that would…
Feb 19, 2015

Neighbors Helping Neighbors is set to return in May

by The Tidings
Volunteers needed for annual service event West Linn’s annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors (NHN) event is set for May 2, from 9 a.m. to noon. Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a citywide event that…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTOS - Marge with her mother, Veda, and friend Betty Lafeman, in front of her home on 4th Ave.
Feb 19, 2015

Meet Marge White 

by Beth Smolens and Elizabeth Rocchia
At the age of 88, Marge White is one of Willamette’s oldest residents. She is a fiercely independent and private woman who continues to do as much for herself as she possibly can. She is forward…
Feb 19, 2015

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 2/7 9:41 a.m. A…
Feb 19, 2015

Check out award-winning children's books

by Elaine Spence
The seemingly endless gray days of Oregon winter are always brightened by the American Library Association’s announcement of their annual youth book and media award winners. The West Linn Public…




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