Estacada's Opinions

Photo Credit: ARCHIVE PHOTO - The caption to this 1985 photo read: 'Estacada-area manager Brad Day is one of three family members working at Cascade Utilities Inc., celebrating its 80th anniversary in business this month. The telephone compancy has been in the Day family ownership 59 years. President Duane Day, his wife, June, and their other two children, Gordon Day and Brenda Crosby, were unavailable for a photograph.'
March 02, 2015

Yesterday's Headlines

by Estacada News
1985: City reverses stance on sheriff's contract 1965 Portland General Electric had promised to give a petrified log to the City of Estacada. The “ardent rock” was found in the berm of the road…
Photo Credit: ARCHIVE PHOTO - 1985: Dr. Richard Orth of Estacada manages a smile after escaping his car after it flipped.
February 16, 2015

Yesterday's Headlines

by Isabel Gautschi
1965 “Nearly hurricane force winds” caused Western Auto Store to lose a door, the Forest Service quarters to lose a window and, “Mrs. Davis’ barn” to be parted with (its) west side as it…
Photo Credit: ARCHIVE PHOTO - 1995: Gloria Polzin was preparing to be sworn in as the new president of the Estacada/Clackamas River Area Chamber of Commerce.
February 18, 2015

Yesterday's Headlines

by Estacada News
1985: Public Works shakeup drama builds 1975 A piece in the newpaper’s Forum section was highly critical of President Nguyen Van Thieu of South Vietnam. The paper blasted the closure of five…
February 20, 2015

Parents: To spy or not to spy on kids

by Dave Wenzel
Today’s technology leaves parents facing a dilemma: do they use the very technology they are trying to monitor their kids’ usage of, to in fact monitor their children? Do they use “find my…
Photo Credit: ARCHIVE PHOTO - 1965: The paper ran dramatic photos of collapsed bridges and roads after a flood swollen Clackamas River caused several washouts. This U.S. Forest Service photo showed the Carter Bridge with no river to cross under the caption WHEN THE RIVER MOVED. That's Armstrong Bridge in the far background.
February 09, 2015

Yesterday's Headlines

by Isabel Gautschi
1965 After a washout, Portland General Electric was preparing to replace the Cazadero dam by late fall 1965. The paper reported that floodwaters had taken 80 percent of the dam down the…
Photo Credit: ARCHIVE PHOTO - This ad claimed the 65 Chevrolet 'actually feels expensive.'
February 03, 2015

Yesterday's Headlines

by Estacada News
2005: Paper profiles new sheriff 1965 “Estacada house wives bowling league busy” was a front-page headline. 1975 Pacific Northwest Regional Forester Theodore A. Schapler was scheduled to speak…
Photo Credit: ARCHIVE PHOTO - 1975: A Russian delegation tours an Estacada sawmill.
January 23, 2015

Yesterday's Headlines

by Isabel Gautschi
1985: Water treatment plant over capacity, untreated sewage dumped in river 1965 Final tabulations by Cal Geisler, hunter safety supervisor for the game commission, showed hunting accidents were…
Photo Credit: ARCHIVE PHOTO - Upcoming issues of TIME magazine were advertised in the then Clackamas County News in 1965.
January 20, 2015

Yesterday's Headlines

by Isabel Gautschi
2005: Superintendent raises financial concerns about proposed charter school 1965 The United States had space on the brain. “In SPACE our country has already been affected — to an amazing extent…
January 12, 2015

Letter to the editor

by Janet Kiger-Hellard
Adopt-a-Family truly makes the season bright This year’s Adopt-a-Family program gave basic needs gifts to more than 640 people in 156 families. It was heartwarming to witness tears as the…
Photo Credit: ARCHIVE PHOTO - Robert 'Bob' Cody gazes on the wreckage of his boat stuck in a treetop after the 1964 flood.
January 07, 2015

Yesterday's Headlines

by Isabel Gautschi
Pense supporters criticize appointment process 1965 After the quality of Estacada’s water was thrown into question with extensive flooding, a Health Department Report showed recent samples met…

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