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ARCHIVE PHOTO - In 1987, these five Estacada High School students won awards at the annual Clackamas Community College skills contest.
April 20, 2017

1977: Newspaper discusses Estacada historical fact, folklore

by Emily Lindstrand
Ten years later, Estacada students found success at the Clackamas community College skills contest
ARCHIVE PHOTO - In 1977, Members of the Springwater Pony Pleasure Driving Club spent an afternoon in Milo McIver State Park. Pictured here is club member Dee Blattner.
April 13, 2017

1967: Education Association hosts game night

by Emily Lindstrand
Prior to that, the Springwater Pony Pleasure Driving Club met at Milo McIver park
FILE PHOTO - Dave Wenzel
April 11, 2017

Data doesn't support raising kids in culture of fear

by Dave Wenzel
The overall protective environment we have created for our kids impacts their sense of trying new things.


Rep. Carla Piluso
April 06, 2017

Stable housing is a public safety issue

by Rep. Carla Piluso and Rep. Chris Gorsek
As chief co-sponsors of HB 2004 and former law enforcement officers, we are fighting for safe and stable housing for an additional reason: it is critical for the safety and well-being of…
April 06, 2017

Raise age to buy, use tobacco to 21

by Pamplin Media Group
Analysts expect the number of adult smokers in Oregon to drop if we make it harder for teens to legally buy a pack of cigarettes.
April 06, 2017

Access to medicine outweighs the risks

by Pamplin Media Group
The cost of not passing HR2128 means thousands of visits to doctors, translating to significant costs for Oregonians. This means scheduling a visit with a doctor and taking time off to get a…
ARCHIVE PHOTO - In 1987, a little dog met a big dog while walking down Zobrist Street.
April 06, 2017

1977: Male beauty pageant considered

by Emily Lindstrand
A decade later, a little dog faced down a larger one on Zobrist Street
FILE PHOTO - A teen smoker.
April 04, 2017

Raise age to buy, use tobacco to 21

by Pamplin Media Group
Deaths from tobacco use are the No. 1 preventable cause of death in Oregon, according to the state Public Health Division, and most people start smoking before they turn 20.
April 04, 2017

State needs to keep fingers off our money

by Pamplin Media Group
Letter writer Carlton Bruce of Sandy says the state government has plenty of money, it's just over spending.
FILE PHOTO - Sean Gregg, 5, of Eagle Creek, was excited to learn about fish at Eagle Creek School in 1987.
March 30, 2017

1967: 'Namu' makes a splash at Broadway Theater

by Emily Lindstrand
Two decades later, Eagle Creek students were excited about fish

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Mar 23, 2017

Trumps's priorities deviate from values of Oregonians

by Adam Davis
It's all about values (or lack thereof), and the president and many of his Republican brethren clearly value tax cuts for the wealthy and a deregulated free market system as more important than…
KOIN PHOTO  - Medicines containing pseudoephedrine are shown behind the counter at the pharmacy.
Mar 23, 2017

Oppose bill, keep pseudoephedrine out of reach in Oregon

by Marianne Daoust
Pseudoephedrine is a necessary precursor ingredient used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine, so it fuels our illicit drug trade while depleting our community resources, not to mention…
ARCHIVE PHOTO - In 1987, Estacada Elementary School was decorated with animals in celebration of what students were studying.
Mar 23, 2017

1967: 5,000 eggs prepared for Easter festivities

by Emily Lindstrand
Two decades later, Estacada Elementary School was adorned with animals
ARCHIVE PHOTO - In 1987, Estacada Community Center director Louise Mahlum posed with a giant stuffed bunny, an auction prize to support operations at the center.
Mar 15, 2017

2007: Auction boasts an evening with Academy Award, winning…

by Emily Lindstrand
Two decades prior, the Community Center hosted an Easter-themed auction
ARCHIVE PHOTO - In 2007, Julie MacDonald, age 10, took Daisy to a Good Manners class at the recently-opened Teachers Pet.
Mar 08, 2017

1997: Bakery employees celebrate birthdays

by Emily Lindstrand
Ten years later, there was a new pet store in town
FILE PHOTO - Mikel Kelly
Mar 02, 2017

There's fake news, and then there's genuine fake news

by Mikel Kelly
The news being targeted by the president - you know, the stuff reported by organizations like The 'Failing' New York Times, CBS, CNN, etc. - is not 'fake' news, but simply news he doesn't like.
COURTESY WIKIMEDIA/OREGON STATE SENATE - Oregon State Senate districts, shown by blue Democrats and red Republicans.
Mar 02, 2017

Redistricting will move Oregon forward

by Dennis Richardson
Oregon's Legislature is responsible for redrawing district lines objectively. However, partisanship and incumbency can unduly influence how legislative and congressional districts are reshaped.
Mar 02, 2017

Letter to the editor

by Pamplin Media Group
Drug, alcohol and substance abuse is an issue that's not only visible in the our community but also in our local schools.
ARCHIVE PHOTO - Virginia and Stan Swartzendruber show one of the cakes they donated to Estacada High Schools honors dessert, which celebrated students that had earned a grade point average of 3.5 of higher. The Swartzendrubers supplied approximately $200 worth of cakes for the event
Mar 01, 2017

1987: Retired school band director comments on program's 'slow…

by Emily Lindstrand
A decade later, Virginia and Stan Swartzendruber donated deserts to Estacada High School