City hosting walking tours of arch bridge-Bolton site

City hosting walking tours of arch bridge-Bolton site

Spots for the two tours in August are filling up quickly In an effort to solicit more resident...

Fund set up for victims of duplex fire

Fund set up for victims of duplex fire

Eleven people were displaced by the fire on Ostman Road After an early morning fire displaced 11...

Willamette General Store redevelopment halted because of structural issues

Willamette General Store redevelopment halted because of structural issues

City revokes occupancy certificate for incoming restaurant Development of a new restaurant at the...

West Linn loves a parade

West Linn loves a parade

Spectators lined both sides of Willamette Drive this morning eagerly awaiting the start of the...

Council approves $1 million for work on reservoir

Bolton Reservoir has been deemed 'seismically deficient' by the city In a step toward replacing...

Honk if you think traffic stinks

Honk if you think traffic stinks

ODOT rolls out new smart signs to help drivers avoid trouble If you’re like many people,...

Buzzing with activity

Buzzing with activity

Firefighter Troy Bany keeps the honey flowing as a master beekeeper in West Linn To bee or not to...

They want customers to repeat their name

They want customers to repeat their name

Eugene-based Cafe Yumm opens its newest restaurant in Wilsonville Wilsonville’s newest...

75,000 minutes? No problem

75,000 minutes? No problem

Summer Reading Program at library reaches its goal After capping out at approximately 69,000...

Martial arts studio was down, not out

Martial arts studio was down, not out

Premier Martial Arts emerges from long recovery after flooding When burst pipes caused extensive...

Early morning blaze displaces 11

Early morning blaze displaces 11

Ross Adams and his family spent the early hours of Wednesday morning watching firefighters battle...

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July 24, 2014

Annexations proposed in three locations

by Patrick Malee
Properties are unincorporated 'islands' within West Linn When West Linn voters fill out their November election ballots, they will have three potential annexations to consider. The West Linn…
July 24, 2014

Tidings sweeps Better Newspaper Contest

by The Tidings
Staff honored with 17 awards from ONPA The West Linn Tidings won big at this year’s annual Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspaper Contest. The Tidings staff was honored with 17…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - The new $8.5 million police station will be outfitted with plenty of new amenities, including solar panels and a lobby protected by blast glass resistant to hand guns and explosives.
July 24, 2014

Take a peek at the new West Linn police station

by The Tidings
Tours are scheduled for early August West Linn is inviting residents to tour the new police station in early August. Tours will be available Aug. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon and Aug. 10 from 1 p.m. to…
July 24, 2014

Still no hats in the ring for council positions

by Patrick Malee
Deadline to file to run is Aug. 9 With November’s election on the horizon, the deadline to apply for two City Council seats is fast approaching. Council President Jody Carson and City Councilor…
by: REVIEW PHOTO: J. BRIAN MONIHAN - These four teenage girls will be returning to Cyprus as both friends and peacemakers. Clockwise from left: Jenny Patroclou, Yasemin Ozant, Ioanna Chimmarides and Merve Onkaya.
July 24, 2014

A new generation of peacemakers

by Cliff Newell
Four teen girls tell how they want to change war-torn Cyprus Their names are Ioanna, Yasemin, Merve and Jenny. The oldest of the four girls is just 18. But they have already chosen to accept the…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Lora Fitzhugh (Martinez) just married the boy she first met in fourth grade.
July 24, 2014

A marriage that was 42 years in the making

by Jillian Daley
Childhood friends reconnect through Facebook “I promise to walk by your side forever as your best friend, your lover and your soul mate, and you are the love of my life.” So begin the wedding…
July 24, 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 7/11 9:57 a.m. Stamps…
by: TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - 2013 Queen Celia Lawrence places the 2014 crown on McKenna Wright's head while Princess Amber Wood, left, and Princess Megan Talbert look on. A fourth princess, Katie Williams, was ill and unable to attend fair activities.
July 24, 2014

Hail, Queen McKenna

by Kate Hoots
McKenna Wright crowned 2014 Old Time Fair queen When emcee Larry McIntyre asked, during the queen’s coronation ceremony July 18, why the young women on stage had wanted to become West Linn…
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July 24, 2014

Second year's a charm for farmer's market organizers

by Caitlin Tompkins
Shannen Knight and Bonnie Steeh manage the West Linn Farmer's Market Shannen Knight and Bonnie Steeh ventured into the world of farmer’s markets for the first time last summer. This year, they…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Hundred-Foot Journey comes out in movie form Aug. 8.
July 24, 2014

Tour of world cuisine departs now

by Elaine Spence
Take a virtual culinary world tour via West Linn Public Library this summer! No immunizations, packing, or airport hassles — let the authors do the work you. Kick back in your hammock, iced tea…

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Jul 24, 2014

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by The Tidings
WLHS alumni to hold annual Forever Picnic The West Linn High School All Alumni Forever Picnic will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 16 at Hammerle Park, 1505 Lewis St. West Linn. This year the…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - The dynamic diapering duo of Paul Snowden (left, with son Carver) and Chad Carver (with son Wyatt) want to help new dads avoid trauma and sleep well at night.
Jul 24, 2014

Dads Who Diaper ready to help new fathers

by Cliff Newell
Website offers tips, advice for taking care of babies A new father is home alone with his baby for the first time while Mom is out playing cards with her friends. Suddenly, the infant starts…
by: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Historian and author Doris Kearns Goodwin toured the Oregon Historical Society's Lincoln collection with Portland developer Melvin 'Pete' Mark Monday afternoon. It was Mark who collected the items from Lincoln's presidency and hosted the OHS exhibit.
Jul 24, 2014

'Lincoln' author gets insight into pivotal 16th president

by Peter Wong
Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin tours historical society show With six books and countless appearances to her name, Doris Kearns Goodwin is usually not at a loss for words. But many of the items…
by: STATE OF OREGON - Oregon Gov. Vic Atiyeh
Jul 24, 2014

Atiyeh's leadership, spirit earn praise

by Peter Wong
Two-term governor tackled '82 recession, global marketplace Tributes were paid Monday to Vic Atiyeh, the governor who led Oregon out of the 1982 recession and laid the economic foundations for…
Jul 24, 2014

CPR saves girl from drowning

by The Clackamas Review
Just after 6 p.m. on July 15, a report came into 911 of a 6-year-old girl who drowned at the Greenleaf Monterey Apartments, 8640 S.E. Causey Ave., in unincorporated Happy Valley. The victim was…
Jul 24, 2014

New law gives county teeth to stop barking dogs

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Mediation, fines funded by $6 boost in county dog licenses Tim McFarland feels like a prisoner on his own 4.89 acres outside of Canby. “I can’t talk on my property. I can’t blow my nose. I can’t…
Jul 24, 2014

Sparks fly as commission votes on park funding plan

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Park advocate Paul Savas abstains; next fund vote set Aug. 7 Clackamas County commissioners resolved July 17 to move toward the next step in creating a separate North Clackamas Parks and…
by: REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - New traffic signs from ODOT, including this one on Kruse Way near the intersection of I5 and 217, are designed to ease congestion by offering information on drive times.
Jul 22, 2014

ODOT flips the switch on more Highway 217 traffic signs

by Gary M. Stein
Advisory speeds, real-time information designed to improve safety, reduce congestion New signs designed to improve safety, reduce secondary crashes and provide drivers with real-time travel…
Jul 17, 2014

Read my lips: CCC's $90M bond won't affect taxpayers

by Raymond Rendleman
Will you support Clackamas Community College’s $90 million bond measure to build a Industrial/Technical Learning Center and DeJardin Science Addition in Oregon City for various skilled trades…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO: WEST LINN HISTORICAL SOCIETY - The 1968 West Linn fair court rides a swan-themed float in the parade. The event was first called the West Linn Community Fair.
Jul 17, 2014

From humble beginnings: West Linn Old Time Fair

by West Linn Historical Society
Before the princesses, the skydivers and the parade, there was the basement of the Willamette Methodist Church. That’s where, in the early ’50s, members of Willamette Grange Hall 888 met for…




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