LOT project 90 percent complete

LOT project 90 percent complete

'Work is really progressing well through the final phase,' LOT spokesperson Katy Kerklaan said.

Love for the locks

Love for the locks

Sandy Carter won't rest until she sees the Willamette Falls Locks open once again

West Linn leaves no doubt in 62-7 state title win

West Linn leaves no doubt in 62-7 state title win

The Lions claim their first championship in dominating fashion It turned out to be a coronation...

The power of the pop-up

The power of the pop-up

Main Street group organizing pop-up shop for local gifts Dec. 10, 11

Let there be light!

Let there be light!

Businesses and neighbors join efforts to install holiday lights in downtown West Linn

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December 08, 2016

County preparing to move forward with expansion of sewer facility

by Patrick Malee
Based on future growth projections, CCSD 1 — with faster-growing cities like Happy Valley and Milwaukie — would handle 64 percent of the project costs, while the more stagnant Tri-City Service District would shoulder 36…
December 08, 2016

Council set to evaluate code changes, annexation requests

by Patrick Malee
What to watch for in the last regular meeting of the year
December 08, 2016

Police log

by The Tidings


PAMPLIN MEDIA PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - Each waterproof mat, which will help keep individuals warm and dry, is made by crocheting hundreds of plastic bags together.
December 03, 2016

Volunteers stitch together a small comfort for homeless students

by Christopher Keizur
Reynolds School District event weaves mats from recycled plastic bags to keep homeless students warm and dry.
December 01, 2016

LUBA showdown on Sunset School set for Dec. 8

by Patrick Malee
Petitioners allege series of errors in City's approval of new school
TIDINGS PHOTO: LESLIE PUGMIRE HOLE - Willamette Falls were an impassable section of the river until the locks were constructed in 1873 to help boats traverse the river for commerce and recreation.
December 01, 2016

Willamette Falls Locks task force looks to future

by Patrick Malee
Members will look to the 2017 Legislature to create a new 'Willamette Falls Locks Commission'
December 01, 2016

Clackamas County sheriff's expenses projected to outpace income

by Peter Wong
Commissioners and public members consider implications of the five-year outlook presented to the county budget committee.
TIDINGS PHOTOS: PATRICK MALEE - Vancouver resident Cassie Ellson, left, watches as Iago Howell of Beaverton performs a card trick.
December 01, 2016

Conjuring the youth

by Patrick Malee
Portland Society of Young Magicians continues to thrive in West Linn
December 01, 2016

Police log

by The Tidings
COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - A hydrograph from the National Weather Service as of Monday afternoon shows the Tualatin River above its action stage in the rural Farmington area, upriver from Tualatin, but almost three feet shy of its flood level.
November 28, 2016

Tualatin River high but shy of flood stage in Farmington area Monday

by Mark Miller
The river is above its action stage upstream from Tualatin and West Linn, but it is not expected to flood.
November 26, 2016

Winter season expected to be a big one

by Shannon O. Wells
Farmers -- and Farmer's Almanac -- say we're going to get hit hard this year.
Community Warehouse distrbutes housewares like cookware, dishes, sheets and furniture to families transitioning to their own home.
November 26, 2016

News in brief

by Spokesman
TIDINGS PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn's Jake Meisen, who scored two touchdowns in his team's 41-20 win over Clackamas in the Class 6A state semifinals at Providence Park, tries for a third on Friday.
November 27, 2016

West Linn beats Clackamas 41-20, gets another shot at state championship

by Miles Vance
There was a moment, four minutes into the third quarter of Friday’s Class 6A state semifinal at Providence Park, when it looked like the Clackamas football team might just notch the upset of the season. The Cavaliers had just…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: JASON DESOMER PHOTOGRAPHY - Rachael Sneddon holds a KISS guitar, up for auction at the Youth Music Partnership.
November 25, 2016

Youth Music Project brings in $137,000 in first gala

by Patrick Malee
The fundraiser included silent and live auctions as well as a paddle raise, along with student performances and Lauderdale and pianist Hunter Noack taking stage for the finale
COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - A hydrograph Friday evening shows the Tualatin River in Farmington rising to almost 30 feet Sunday, above the action level but below what is considered to be the flood stage.
November 25, 2016

Tualatin River expected to crest below minor flood stage in Farmington

by Mark Miller
Heavy rain on Thanksgiving has swollen local rivers and creeks, but no major impacts are forecast.

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Nov 24, 2016

New Clackamas board members outline goals

by Peter Wong
Bernard, Humbertson look ahead to January, when new regime on county commission begins
TIDINGS PHOTO: LESLIE PUGMIRE HOLE - The old Willamette General Store, along with a number of other properties adjacent to Willamette Falls Drive and 8th Street, has a split zone of general commercial and residential. The City is working to rezone the property and allow for a new ale and cider house.
Nov 24, 2016

Cider house faces zoning, code challenges

by Patrick Malee
Though 7Bev acquired a business license from West Linn this past August, it still needs to clear several more hoops with assistance from the City before the project can be formally approved.
Nov 24, 2016

Gratitude check

by Tidings staff
West Linn residents reflect on the things they are most thankful for
TIDINGS PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE - Nathaniel Weston fills his paper-making frame with recycled paper fiber.
Nov 24, 2016

Celebrating reuse, recycling

by Patrick Malee
The West Linn Public Library also did its part in keeping paper relevant by hosting a papermaking class Nov. 17
Nov 24, 2016

Police log

by The Tidings
Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the West Linn Police Department.
Nov 22, 2016

Settling issue causes delay on Cedaroak Boat Ramp

by Patrick Malee
Parks department says issues appeared to be caused by 'unforeseen conditions' in the river.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - A formerly homeless woman visits Human Solutions, a shelter program in outer Southeast Portland. Portland Public Schools has more homeless students than any other district in the state. Hillsboro ranks 17th, although it's the state's fourth largest district.
Nov 22, 2016

New data show homelessness on the rise in schools

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Nearly 8,000 public school children — a 9.3 percent increase from two years ago — in the tri-county area meet the federal definition of homeless.
Nov 19, 2016

New leadership for Clackamas County

by Peter Wong
Voters replace John Ludlow as chair, unseat Tootie Smith as Humbertson and Bernard ready to take charge
Nov 18, 2016

City fighting for Metro funding for Highway 43

by Patrick Malee
$3.4 million would fund first leg of concept plan
Dear Santa
Nov 17, 2016

Dear Santa: I've been trying to be good

by Spokesman staff
Looking for holiday missives from kids! Send us drawings, letters to Santa, poems and other writings
SUBMITTED PHOTO - A Portland Bureau of Environmental Services map shows the planned detour route and closure area for a Terwilliger Boulevard sewer project that is now expected to last eight months.
Nov 17, 2016

Sewer project to close a chunk of Terwilliger Boulevard

by Anthony Macuk
Construction just north of Lake Oswego could begin as early as next week and last up to eight months
Nov 17, 2016

Going 'green'

by Patrick Malee
Come high or low turnout, one interest group has now dominated West Linn's last four elections
SUBMITTED PHOTO - U.S. Rep. Kurt Shrader (left) awarded Civil Air Patrol cadet Simon Chuang (middle) the Amelia Earhart award Oct. 25.
Nov 17, 2016

Local cadet earns national praise

by Andrew Kilstrom
Civil Air Patrol's Simon Chuang, of West Linn, earns two prestigious awards
TIDINGS PHOTO: PATRICK MALEE - Youth Advisory Council members raise their hands to volunteer to work on several different initiatives, many related to public safety.
Nov 17, 2016

Newly formed youth council hitting stride

by Patrick Malee
Public safety emerges as primary focus for City's advisory group
Nov 17, 2016

Shake a (turkey) leg

by Patrick Malee
After bringing in 157 pounds of food last year, Laura Jeffrey is once again at the helm of the 2016 Turkey Trot
Nov 17, 2016

Police log

by The Tidings
Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the West Linn Police Department
Nov 17, 2016

Lighting of Maddax Woods illuminates Saturday

by Spokesman
West Linn boatbuilders' homestead hosts an after-dark holiday light show featuring nature
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - It was the eighth time around for the annual Holiday Bazaar at the West Linn Adult Community Center Nov. 12.  Woodworker John Basquez shows Joe Beyer and his son Skyler his handcrafted toys.
Nov 17, 2016

Holiday season launches with gift bazaar

by Spokesman
Nov 17, 2016

In honor of a veteran

by Tidings
PHOTO COURTESY OF ROBERTA SCHWARZ - Neighbors for a Livable West Linn's Holiday Craft Fair offers locally made decor and gift items just in time for the holiday season.
Nov 16, 2016

Craft fair for a cause

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Creative and handmade artwork, accessories and home décor products available for purchase make ideal gifts for family members and friends