Collecting stories at the campground

Collecting stories at the campground

Metzler Park hosts strive to make all guests feel welcome Leroy Gibson sums up the best part of...

Clowning around

Clowning around

When reflecting on formative moments in her life, Lisa Brookshier recalls the time she received...

Annual Juneteenth celebration promotes awareness, community

Annual Juneteenth celebration promotes awareness, community

Event commemorates the day slavery ended in the United States Mayor Charlie Hales honored a...

Auction to benefit those with rare lung disease

Auction to benefit those with rare lung disease

When Carrie DeRosia was in the eighth grade, she passed out while running around her...

Estacada baseball advances to state title game

Estacada baseball advances to state title game

The Estacada High baseball team is making school history by defeating Banks 8-3 in 9 innings...

The return of Promontory Park

The return of Promontory Park

Promontory Park hadn’t seen many visitors since its two-year closure, but that changed this...

Estacada singer-songwriter celebrates release of first album

Estacada singer-songwriter celebrates release of first album

Country singer-songwriter Jessica Elliot’s life has changed significantly over the past few...

Pierce, Brown ready to face off in governor's race

Pierce, Brown ready to face off in governor's race

Salem physician Bud Pierce celebrated his victory as the Republican nominee for governor, beating...


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ESTACADA NEWS FILE PHOTO - Estacada's annual Fourth of July parade always includes a variety of participants, including horses.
June 30, 2016

Estacada's Fourth of July is filled with fun

by Emily Lindstrand
The bang of fireworks are a typical sound on the Fourth of July. But in Estacada, you’ll also hear the buzz of chainsaws. The city will celebrate Independence Day with several beloved traditions…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Judy Ann Jordan has been found safe after being declared missing earlier this afternoon.
June 30, 2016

Missing Estacada woman located

by Pamplin Media Group
A 69-year-old Estacada woman has been found alive and well after she was declared missing earlier this afternoon. The Clackamas County Sheriff’s office was searching for a Judy Ann Jordan, who…
June 30, 2016

Around town

by Emily Lindstrand
Have an event you’d like to see in the newspaper? Send a description with any relevant information to editor@estacadanews.com by 11 a.m. Monday for inclusion in the week’s paper. Include any…


CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: ESTACADA RURAL FIRE DISTRICT - Multiple agencies responded to reports of a swimmer in distress in the Clackamas River at Milo McIver State Park on Wednesday, June 29. The swimmer did not survive the incident.
June 29, 2016

Teenager drowns in Clackamas River

by Pamplin Media Group
A teenager drowned while swimming in the Clackamas River at Milo McIver State Park on Wednesday, June 29. Responders from the Estacada Rural Fire District, Clackamas Fire District, American…
June 28, 2016

School briefs

by Emily Lindstrand
Districtwide test for lead underway The Estacada School District partnered with Always Pure Water Systems in Boring to test the water for lead in all of its buildings. The district expects to…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - James Smith
June 27, 2016

Search for missing man continues after vehicle found near…

by Pamplin Media Group
A missing man’s vehicle has been located near Promontory Park. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office located James Earl Smith’s black 2006 Scion in the area of Promontory Park on Sunday, June…
June 27, 2016

Police log

by Emily Lindstrand
Information from this column comes from the Sandy Police Department public records. The Sandy Police Department provides law enforcement services in Estacada. Officers recently filed reports on…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: MILES VANCE - Titania (Sara Fay Goldman) sleeps while her fairies dance in Experience Theatre Project's production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' at The Round in Beaverton on Friday, June 24.
June 25, 2016

Shakespeare heads outdoors, with some timely political drama

by Bianca Pahl
Lo, tradition wafts solftly through Portland's nature, with gentle, warm summer nights graced by fair ensemble, hastening a season of performance that spills into the eve' beginning this…
ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - A competitor takes part in the single buck competition at the 2015 Estacada Timber Festival.
June 23, 2016

Timber Festival to celebrate area's logging heritage

by Emily Lindstrand
The Estacada Timber Festival isn’t limited to lumberjacks. In fact, families are encouraged at the annual event. “There are a lot of serious competitions out there, but this one is for fun,”…
June 24, 2016

News briefs

by Emily Lindstrand
Development Association seeks volunteers for parade The Estacada Development Association is looking for volunteers to assist with the annual Fourth of July parade. Volunteers are needed for a…

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Jun 23, 2016

School board moves ahead with $55M bond proposal

by Emily Lindstrand
Voters within the boundary of the Estacada School District will decide in November whether or not to approve a $55.1 million bond measure. The Estacada School Board on Wednesday, June 22,…
Jun 23, 2016

Committee proposes $55M school bond

by Emily Lindstrand
The Estacada School District’s capital projects committee has recommended the school board place a $55.1 million bond measure on the Nov. 8 ballot. The Estacada News went to press on Tuesday,…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: JIM BELTRAMO - Larry Sullivan of Portland stands with his 1968 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 Formal Limousine at the annual American Legion car cruise-in on Saturday, June 18.  Sullivan won the Participants Choice award and the Just Cause Its Neat! trophy for his entry.
Jun 23, 2016

American Legion cruise-in shines on despite rain

by Emily Lindstrand
It may have rained over the weekend, but that didn’t dampen the fun at the American Legion Carl Douglas Post’s annual car cruise-in. On Saturday, June 18, 78 cars, trucks and motorcycles from as…
Jun 23, 2016

Estacada Development Association pops the cork on new event

by Emily Lindstrand
The Estacada Development Association hopes to encourage residents and visitors to explore downtown with a new wine and microbrew event. From 4-8 p.m. Saturday, June 25, the development…
Jun 23, 2016

Around town

by Emily Lindstrand
Have an event you’d like to see in the newspaper? Send a description with any relevant information to editor@estacadanews.com by 11 a.m. Monday for inclusion in the week’s paper. Include any…
Jun 21, 2016

Program at Estacada High School increases student engagement

by Emily Lindstrand
Both Estacada high school students and staff agree that the school’s new student voice program, implemented last August, has been a success. At the beginning of the school year, Estacada High…
Jun 21, 2016

News briefs

by Emily Lindstrand
County seeks members for Tourism Development Council Clackamas County’s Tourism Development Council has four openings. Members oversee tourism promotion and development across the county. The…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Xander Perkins looks for the owner of a lost pomeranian as he carries him up the hill at Roger Tilbury Park in Beaverton. This photo won first place in lifestyle photography for a non-daily news source in the 2016 Northwest Excellence in Journalism awards.
Jun 20, 2016

Pamplin newspapers win top honors in regional contest

by Pamplin Media Group
Three first-place wins and a total of seven awards for Northwest news Pamplin Media Group newspapers won seven awards from the Society of Professional Journalists Region 10 contest. The…
Jun 20, 2016

Cop log

by Emily Lindstrand
Information from this column comes from the Sandy Police Department public records. The Sandy Police Department provides law enforcement services in Estacada. Officers recently filed reports on…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: GLORIA POLZIN - The city of Estacada entered a mini float in the Grand Floral Parade on Saturday, June 11. In a tribute to all of the areas recreational opportunities, the float features many elements found outdoors.
Jun 17, 2016

Estacada floats into Portland

by Emily Lindstrand
Estacada may be known as a small town, but its goals were expansive when entering a mini float in the Grand Floral Parade during the Portland Rose Festival. This year’s Ford Leadership Cohort…