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

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

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The essence of 'Quintessence'

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Council briefed on Highway 43 progress

Council briefed on Highway 43 progress

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July 29, 2016

Upper Midhill hearings are set to continue

by Patrick Malee
Developers and concerned residents will have to wait just a bit longer for a final decision on a 34-lot subdivision proposal at 18000 Upper Midhill Drive, also known as the Chene Blanc…
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July 29, 2016

Chop it down

by The Tidings
When lightening struck a tree this winter next to the home of Gary and Bernice Lane, it caused about $71,000 in damage. After the Lane family set up a GoFundMe page to fund the removal of the…
July 29, 2016

Council debates annexation policy in wake of new state law

by Patrick Malee
Councilors want voters to have a say in process In November 2014, West Linn residents voted overwhelmingly in favor of three annexations totaling about 10 acres, marking the end of a process…


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…
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…

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TIDINGS PHOTO: PATRICK MALEE - Dedications for the Grindstones project and new Willamette River Trail were preceded by a short performance from members of the West Linn Historical Society.
Jul 22, 2016

- Giving history a 'fair' shake -

by Patrick Malee
Community celebrates unveiling of trail, art project and historic anniversary West Linn elected officials, staff and residents alike gathered Saturday, July 16, at the Old Time Fair to celebrate…
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Princess Allison Ingle is crowned queen of the 2016 West Linn Old Time Fair, July 15.
Jul 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.
Jul 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…
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,…
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Old Time Fair Junior Court Princesses Jillian Pyle, right, and Biance Molden check out the action at the Saturday car show July 16.
Jul 21, 2016

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

by Tidings
West Linn was blessed with temperate summer weather for this year’s Old Time Fair and Willamette Park bustled July 15-17 with gleaming cars, girls in twirly skirts and dogs in hair bows. The…
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…