Wrangling cows while wearing heels

Wrangling cows while wearing heels

Singer-songwriter discusses Estacada's influence on her music When asked how living in Estacada...

Ben Dye: The brilliance behind the banner poles

Ben Dye: The brilliance behind the banner poles

The new Broadway Streetscape offers a lot of features to draw the eye. Not least of which are the...

Three-year-old takes Love Rocks to heart

Three-year-old takes Love Rocks to heart

Smooth rocks sporting tiny fabric hearts have been popping up all over Estacada. They’ve...

You've never experienced the Clackamas River like this before...

You've never experienced the Clackamas River like this before...

New business will offer equipment rentals, tours and instruction Ever wanted to walk on water?...

Destination Kenya

Destination Kenya

Estacada woman arranges, leads safaris Giraffe kisses, courting ostriches and baby cheetahs...


Estacada's Features

ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Nobody does the Fourth of July like Estacada. The town goes all out to celebrate the nations anniversary with a lively parade, skilled loggers wowing crowds as they compete in the Timber Festival, music, and, of course, the epic Big Bang Fireworks Show to close out the holiday. The Timber Festival runs from 5-11 p.m. Friday, July 3, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at Timber Park, 30878 N.W. Evergreen Way. There is a $10 parking fee to attend the festival. Walk-ins are admitted for $5 each. Kids ages 8 and under get in for free. Fireworks are at 10 p.m. July 4. For more information on the Timber Festival visit www.EstacadaTimberFestival.com, like Estacada Timber Festival on Facebook or call 1-800-630-7858.
June 25, 2015

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CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Learn how to plant marigolds and sunflowers in a free class at the Estacada Farmer's Market from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 20. Kids welcome. The Estacada Farmers Market is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at Wade Creek House Antiques, 664 N.W. Wade St. Enjoy vendors, music, food, door prizes and more. Wares include locally grown plants, veggie starts, flowers and locally made crafts, soaps, jewelry, candles and more. Learn more at estacadafarmersmarket.org.
June 18, 2015

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CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Philip Foster Farm will hold its annual Dutch Oven Cook-Off from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 20. Try samples and learn from the cooks while enjoying pioneer hospitality and music. Expect hands-on activities and family fun. Dutch oven cooks are invited to participate, call 503-637-6324 or email fosterfarmkate@gmail.com for more information. You can also stroll the gardens and view more than 40 heritage rose varieties with the Rose Ramble. Event admission is $5 a person or $20 a family. Philip Foster Farm is at 29912 S.E. Highway 211, Eagle Creek. Visit www.philipfosterfarm.com or find Philip Foster Farm on Facebook or Twitter for more information.
June 11, 2015

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ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Gary Warkentin walks the new sidewalks near the Spiral Gallery in downtown Estacada on Friday, June 5 during the Broadway Streetscape Extravaganza. 'Standing Ovation' by artist June Bisantz was hung from one of the new streetlamps adorning Broadway. The button, in the style of a street crossing button, rewards anyone that pushes it with applause. Jane Reid of the Estacada Area Arts Commission said later that the piece will make surprise appearances around Estacada for the next two months.
June 11, 2015

Broadway unveiled

by Isabel Gautschi
Giant party held to celebrate streetscape completion Crowds swarmed to downtown Estacada to explore the freshly remade Broadway Street on Friday, June 5. Music played, dancers danced and…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Keyoto with Pocky is a digital art piece by Estacada High School freshman Brittany Allwine. The piece won best in show at the art showcase at Estacada High School on May 21-22.
June 05, 2015

Students display award-winning art

by Estacada News
Hundreds of pieces showcase talents Students displayed more than 600 pieces of art in a showcase in the Estacada High School Commons May 21-22. High School art teacher Janice Packard said high…
ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - The Van Winkle Family Band and other local musicians will play a benefit concert for the Estacada Community Center on Saturday, June 6. All band members and vocalists are donating their time. Come by the Center at 5 p.m. for a $6 meal and dessert and stay for music and dancing from 6-8 p.m. Theres a $3 cover charge if you just come just for the concert. For more information call Lee Van Winkle at 503-317-3494 or send him email at vanwin33@hotmail.com. During the event, a raffle will be held to benefit Meals on Wheels. Pictured from left: Cairalee Svela, Betty McDaniel, Cody Van Winkle, Lee Van Winkle and Dona Scott.
June 04, 2015

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ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - MJ Cody will give a reading of her suspense novel, 'Standing on the Beach', at 7 p.m. Friday, June 12, at the Estacada Public Library, 825 N.W. Wade St.
May 28, 2015

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CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: SANDY HUNT, EASOTF PHOTOGRAPHER - Douglas Jamieson, commander of the local chapter of the American Legion, speaks during the Memorial Day Ceremony at the Estacada Veterans Memorial on Monday, May 25.
May 27, 2015

Estacada remembers the fallen

by Isabel Gautschi
Estacada Area Support Our Troops members estimate 100 people attended the Memorial Day ceremony at the Estacada Veterans Memorial on Monday, May 25. The memorial was decorated with white roses…
ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: ISABEL GAUTSCHI -  The Estacada Area Support Our Troops Foundation will hold a Memorial Day Ceremony starting at 11 a.m. Monday, May 25, at the Estacada Veterans Memorial, 267 S.W. Second Ave. There will be an invocation, speeches and flag raising.
May 21, 2015

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CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - May Estacada High art student of the month, senior Carly Sutherland, shows off some of the clay and ceramic works she is known for.
May 14, 2015

Carly Sutherland is EHS art student of the month

by Estacada News
Senior Carly Sutherland has been named Estacada High School’s May art student of the month. “Carly is a student who does not pass up important opportunities when presented with them,” said art…

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ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Don't miss 'It's the Talk of the Town,' a musical show benefiting Meals On Wheels at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at the Estacada Community Center, 200 S.W. Clubhouse Drive. This Touch of Class Experience show is produced, directed and choreographed by Elaine Leatham (pictured). The show features Peggy Hartwig, Kathy Erickson, Pizazz, Chris Ritter, Samantha Fullerton, Darlynne Diamonds Huddleston, Anna Cruz and the Sugar Babies & Brody James. Jerry Erickson is the Master of Ceremonies. Enjoy the production over a roast chicken dinner prepared by Earline Masse. The event costs $10 a person. The fee covers the show, dinner, beverage and dessert. RSVP to 503-630-7454.
May 14, 2015

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ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Local author Martha Pyne Amick smiles over a copy of her new children's chapter book: 'The Adventures of Sadie and Rose: Mia the Pony.' The book was illustrated by local artist, Nina Bradford.
May 13, 2015

Author pens characters rural kids can relate to

by Isabel Gautschi
Book reading, signing planned for May 16 Ponies! Though that one word is probably enough to capture many a young reader’s attention, “The Adventures of Sadie and Rose: Mia the Pony” has a lot of…
May 13, 2015

ConTribute (Johnny) Cash for the Auditorium

by Estacada News
Get Rhythm, a Johnny Cash tribute band, will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Friday, May 15, at the auditorium at Estacada Junior High School. The event is raising funds for use in the repair and…
ESTACADA NEWS: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - The Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival draws adrenaline junkies to test their skill against the rapids. The Festival is now in its 32nd year.
May 13, 2015

Whitewater Festival celebrates 32 years

by Pamplin Media Group
The Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival celebrates its 32nd anniversary the weekend, May 16-17, at the Carter Bridge Area. The event is an opportunity for whitewater enthusiasts to show their…
May 07, 2015

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