Estacada's Opinions

May 01, 2015

Letter to the editor

by (none)
A great time was had by all Thanks to the teachers, students, parents and my sisters who attended the celebration for my 50 year career in teaching. To Sally Works, for her help organizing it…
ARCHIVE PHOTO BY CLINTON VINING - The caption to this 2005 photo read: Mike Doolittle braves the bird droppings to wave from the top of his roadside sign to cleebrate his 25th anniversary of business.
April 28, 2015

Yesterday's Headlines

by Estacada News
1985: Council debates whether city manager letters are public 1965 The Junior Chamber of Commerce held its second annual Easter Egg Hunt to grand success, to the delight of more than 600…
ARCHIVE PHOTO - The caption to this 1965 photo read: 'Water Festival Princesses participated in the Sellwood Easter Parade Saturday as one of approximately 125 entries. Among the many entries in the Parade were the Rainmakers, the Sellwood Court, the Queen and Junior Queen of the Rose Festival. The girls were given a big hand all along the parade route. Ticket sales by the girls are going ahead at a better rate than anticipated. From left to right your Princesses are: Sherri Harris, Jackie Horner, Ilene Barr, Glenda Carter and Marcia Dordquist.'
April 21, 2015

Yesterday's Headlines

by Estacada News
1995: Senior Center in trouble after Loaves & Fishes lose county contract 1965 Estacada Barracks, World War I Veterans and Auxiliary planned a potluck at the Estacada Grade School and invited…
April 08, 2015

Adults ruin egg hunt

by (none)
Letter to the Editor I have a comment about our town’s Easter egg hunt that I would like to get out there. I’m sure I’m not the only parent that has a negative opinion about Estacada’s egg hunt.…
ARCHIVE PHOTO: CHRISTINE BIERMAN - The caption to this 1985 photo read: 'Timber Lake Job Corpsman Anton Walter (wearing hat) helps Dominic Franco of Estacada adjust handlebars on bicycle he, Vincent Anderson and Robert Parry (right) rebuilt for him last week. Franco's bicycle was in shambles. He rides it often and youths in town had banged it up.'
April 08, 2015

Yesterday's Headlines

by Estacada News
1985: Job corpsmen repair bike trashed by bullies 1965 For April Fools Day, school employees presented Geneva Zeits of the upper elementary school with a giant mallet titled “Geneva’s Hamburger…
ARCHIVE PHOTO: CLINTON VINING - In this March 2005 photo, Barbara Mattson of Barbaras Flowers & Coffee, shows Gov. Ted Kulongoski a photo of her mother with Gov. Arnold Schwartzenegger.
April 07, 2015

Yesterday's Headlines

by Estacada News
1995: Citizens protest drunk driving 1965 Terry Briscoe, a junior at Estacada Union High School, won the state level United Nations Speech contest sponsored by the International Order of Odd…
April 03, 2015

Letter to the editor

by (none)
Forum attendance much appreciated A sincere thank you to the folks who spent a beautiful Thursday evening in Estacada at our Town Hall forum. After a brief overview of the current legislative…
April 02, 2015

On school spending: We can do better

by Sen. Alan Olsen
My View: Sen. Alan Olsen It is clear we need to fully fund our children’s education. It is clear that even a billion new dollars into education didn’t prevent Oregon from dropping to the worst…
March 31, 2015

Oregon lawmakers should extend firearm background checks

by Pamplin Media Group
In the immediate days following the fatal shooting at Reynolds High School last June, The Outlook called for a tightening of rules regarding gun sales, which would not harm any law-abiding…
ARCHIVE PHOTO BY CHRISTINE BIERMAN - The caption to this 1985 photo read: 'Estacada firefighter Alan Hull's daughters, Angie, 9, (left) and Tiffany, 4, cozy up to some of the bunnies that will be given away April 6 at the fire department's annual Easter egg hunt. Up for grabs are the 5-foot-long bunny on Angies lap and other stuffed and chocolate rabbits.'
March 29, 2015

Yesterday's Headlines

by Estacada News
1995: School offers free performances of play about AIDS prevention 1965 Ten young men of the Estacada Jaycees helped lay 100 feet of sidewalk and build storage shelves and book cases for the…

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Mar 25, 2015

We are poorly prepared for legal marijuana

by Susie Tracy
My View: Susie Tracy The legalization of “recreational” marijuana for individuals 21 years and older has propelled us into a climate of environmental and social change that we may not be…
Mar 25, 2015

My View: Rendell Frunk

by Rendell Frunk
Speak out in support of Estacada High School music program I would like to thank the students, parents, alumni and community for standing up in support of the Fine Arts Department. One of the…
Mar 25, 2015

EHS students show incredible bravery

by (none)
Letter to the editor Hugs to the members of the Estacada High School Gay-Straight Alliance for their efforts to raise awareness of sexual orientation issues during Unity Week. And a special hug…
Mar 18, 2015

Oregon government turns back the clock on public records

by (none)
ESTACADA NEWS EDITORIAL For 40-plus years, Oregon has claimed to have transparency in government. Public records and public meetings laws approved in 1973 are supposed to enforce the ideal that…
Mar 18, 2015

Teenagers' push for LGBT acceptance an act of bravery

by Estacada News
News Editorial This week, the Estacada News interviewed Estacada High School juniors Summer Barraza and Jessie Guttridge about the Gay-Straight Alliance club’s efforts to promote LGBT acceptance…
ARCHIVE PHOTO - The Estacada Methodist Church, Estacada First Baptist Church, Clayville Funeral Chapel and Estacada Kiwanis Club put out this joint 1965 advertisement. 'We don't consider it eavesdropping to hear our children's prayers. Nor is it too much trouble! In fact, it is part of our resonsibility to God,' the copy read. 'For Mollie and Ted are His children, too. Parents are partners with-not substitutes for- our Heavenly father.'
Mar 18, 2015

Yesterday's Headlines

by Estacada News
1985: Local historian discovers account of Estacada's naming 1965 Construction began on the new Timber Lake Job Corps at the former Acme Mill operation. Estacada’s Clackamas County News reported…
Dr. Dave Wenzel
Mar 13, 2015

Don't take sides when kids start bickering

by Dave Wenzel
I’m writing about bickering children because other parents assure me it is a common problem. I wouldn’t know, since my kids have never bickered (in the last two minutes. (Mainly because no two…
Mar 13, 2015

My View: Lisa Pitts

by Lisa Pitts
Take opportunity to help a neighbor in need Janice Richards was employed by the Estacada School District for more than 30 years. She worked with special education at Eagle Creek Elementary, and…
ARCHIVE PHOTO - 1985: At the invitation of Mayor John Rowley, a string quartet performed for the city council. Dianne Rowley, the mayor's wife, was one of the performers.
Mar 11, 2015

Yesterday's Headlines

by Estacada News
1985: Council forbids alcohol in city manager's office 1965 The paper suggested preparing an “Irish Brew for St. Patrick’s” day. To summarize the recipe: spike your coffee with Irish Whisky,…
KELLER
Mar 13, 2015

The Bionic Woman called Mt. Hood her home; and other tales from…

by Paul Keller
Believe it or not—all of these tales are absolutely true. CARLOS SANTANA At the height of their popularity, the famously popular band Santana played at the Whistle Stop Tavern right here on…




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