As 36 Pit Fire burns on, WL resident lends a hand

As 36 Pit Fire burns on, WL resident lends a hand

Dave Kleinke volunteered at Estacada Red Cross shelter Sunday night When news broke of a large...

Passion  in a bottle

Passion in a bottle

A trip to Italy inspired West Linn resident Michael Noel to plant his own vineyard There is a...

To build or preserve?

To build or preserve?

Residents concerned about potential Upper Midhill development When Scot Chandler and his family...

A blast from the past

A blast from the past

Willamette Living History Tour returns Saturday For the second year running, the Willamette...

Honoring those who serve

Honoring those who serve

The West Linn Police Department hosted a Sept. 11 commemoration at its new station

Online schools grow in popularity

Online schools grow in popularity

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Photo Credit: ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Bruce Holloway, Washington Incident Management Team Commander, updates reporters on the 36 Pit Fire Wednesday morning.
September 18, 2014

Rain brings good news for firefighters

by Isabel Gautschi
36 Pit Fire now 30 percent contained Firefighters are taking advantage of the rain, lighter wind and cooler temperatures to make progress toward containing the 36 Pit Fire burning on 4,104 acres…
September 18, 2014

News Briefs

by The Tidings
Resource center for small business to open West Linn’s new Small Business Resource Center at the library is set to open Sept. 25, according to the city. The resource center is located in the…
September 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: ARRESTS 9/6 2:47 a.m. Damon…
September 18, 2014

Check out free digital magazines

by Cheryl Hill
If you prefer to read digital magazines instead of the paper versions, the West Linn Public Library has something new for you. With Zinio for Libraries you now have access to 32 digital magazine…
September 18, 2014

County adds e-cigs to banned items

by Shasta Kearns Moore
The ban only extends to county-owned property The Board of County Commissioners voted 4-0 Sept. 11 to add electronic cigarettes to the list of prohibited tobacco products inside all county-owned…
September 18, 2014

Clackamas County round up

by Pamplin Media Group
County Administrator Don Krupp said the county's new website, launched Monday, Sept. 15, will have a more clean and modern appearance as well as offer better ability to search and use with…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Chemistry instructor Nick Hamel describes the things he would like to see upgraded in his Clackamas Community College lab, built in 1982. Voters will decide on a $90 million bond measure Nov. 4.
September 18, 2014

College sees bond as catalyst for success

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Clackamas measure funds major projects to upgrade, expand Chemistry Instructor Nick Hamel has got a stockpile of ideas just waiting for the money to make them happen. “There’s nothing I would…
Photo Credit: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Bulldozers were used to create a line behind Silver Fox RV Park. If conditions are right, firefighters will burn the underbrush on the other side of the line so that the wildfire will not be able to burn up fuel on a path toward the park. Fire personnel are stationed at Silver Fox RV Park to make sure the fire doesnt jump the line.
September 17, 2014

Some 36 Pit Fire evacuees allowed to return home

by Isabel Gautschi
Officials hopeful on progress toward containment Sgt. Nate Thompson of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s office told media that some evacuation levels have been lowered this morning. Previously…
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…

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Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - The annual Willamette Falls Lock Fest this Saturday will celebrate both the locks - which were built in 1873 to allow boats to bypass the falls - and the West Linn Paper Company's 125th birthday.
Sep 11, 2014

Lock Fest: a day of music and more

by Patrick Malee
The event on Saturday will include a 125th birthday celebration for the West Linn Paper Company There are moments, even more than 10 years after the first Willamette Falls Lock Fest, when City…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - The city will host both in-person and virtual open houses for residents to provide feedback on the latest arch bridge-Bolton master plan.
Sep 11, 2014

Arch bridge open houses set for October

by Patrick Malee
City seeking feedback on drafted master plan for the area's redevelopment As planning continues for the arch bridge-Bolton redevelopment project, West Linn is set to host two open houses —…
Sep 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.…
Sep 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.
Sep 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?…
Sep 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.
Sep 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,…
Sep 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…
Sep 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…
Sep 08, 2014

Council approves city manager contract

by Patrick Malee
Under the contract, retroactive to Jan. 1, Chris Jordan will be paid $147,000 annually Longtime West Linn City Manager Chris Jordan will continue with the city under a new three-year contract…



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