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ARCHIVE PHOTO - Sandy Police Chief Kim Yamashita and her dog Chase, dressed in a reindeer costume, participated in the 2015 Shop with a Cop program.
December 01, 2016

1966: Red Cross works with military families to send holiday…

by Emily Lindstrand
In 2015, Estacada children participated in the Shop with a Cop program at the Clackamas Walmart
December 01, 2016

Let's abolish the death penalty in Oregon

by David L. Jorling
How many of the more than 1,400 inmates who have been executed since 1976 were innocent probably will never be known.
November 24, 2016

What our mountain area road names reveal about us

by Paul Keller
The mountain area has always appreciated and valued its history


November 24, 2016

2006: Newspaper, businesses give away free turkeys

by Emily Lindstrand
Lucky Estacada residents scored big in the city's 'Great Turkey Giveaway'
ARCHIVE PHOTO - In 1996, students gave Estacada News publisher Bill James a pin in honor of the ninth-annual drug awareness week.
November 17, 2016

1986: Junior high students perform 'Harvey'

by Emily Lindstrand
Mary Chase's play revolved around a character who often saw an invisible 6-foot-tall rabbit.
November 10, 2016

My View: Look to Finland as a model for better schools

by JoAnne Nordling
Better educational outcomes for Oregon students will happen only if we dare to think outside the box and follow the example of a school system like Finland where 99 percent of students complete…
November 10, 2016

Tis the season to want, so be grateful

by Dave Wenzel
Truth be told, my field (counseling, relationships, psychology) isn’t quite as scientific as it sometimes presents itself to be. I often think of counseling and psychology as “applied…
November 10, 2016

1986: City manager considers employment in Canby

by Emily Lindstrand
1966 Ethel Fortner’s poem “Retirement” was selected as the Olivant Press editor’s choice for poems published during the year. Fortner, the editor of the News’ “Clackamas River Rhymes” section,…
November 04, 2016

Letters to the editor

by Emily Lindstrand
Estacada won’t benefit from Dollar General In regards to your recent article, why is the City Council and a good percentage of the town locals, turning a blind eye to the Safari Club / Dollar…
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October 27, 2016

Tobias Read stands out as best candidate for state treasurer

by Editorial Board
No endorsement this year vexed us as much this one. Not because it was a “lesser-of-two” option but, rather, a “better-of-three” choice. Democrat Tobias Read, Republican Jeff Gudman and…

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Oct 27, 2016

Letters to the editor

by Emily Lindstrand
You need to tell both sides of the story As a long-time subscriber, I feel the paper is doing a disservice by not providing the other side of the story on Measure 97. We’ve read more or less a…
Oct 27, 2016

Richardson well-suited for Secretary of State

by Editorial Board
When Dennis Richardson lost his bid to unseat Gov. John Kitzhaber two years ago, many people (including Richardson) figured his political career was over. But as the pre-election murmurs about…
ARCHIVE - In 1996, Calvin Martin, Bobbi Eaton, Kennion Bebe and Kelly Roberts dressed up for Halloween at the Estacada Community Center.
Oct 27, 2016

2006: Schools plan 'instrument petting zoo'

by Emily Lindstrand
1966 Bruce W. McCullough, son of Estacada’s William McCullough, became a peace corps volunteer after completing 14 weeks of training in New Mexico and three weeks of field work in Mexico. He…
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Oct 20, 2016

Common sense leads to 'no' on 97

by Editorial Board
Ballot Measure 97 — a proposed corporate sales tax — isn’t what it appears to be. It’s understandable that many Oregonians are frustrated by perennial state budget problems and want to support…
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Oct 20, 2016

Our Endorsement: Bud Pierce can bring moderating influence to…

by Editorial Board
Oregon Governor: Bud Pierce (Republican) The past 20 months as an unelected governor have given Kate Brown a chance to try out for the permanent job. Unfortunately, she has failed during that…
ARCHIVE PHOTO - Estacada High Schools senior class won the homecoming parade contest in 1996. The theme was 'tie em up in their tee-pees - the great Ranger stick up of 96,' and all four grades entered a float.
Oct 20, 2016

1966: Women limited to 40-hour week

by Emily Lindstrand
1966 The city was considering an application for a franchise to offer a taxi service within Estacada. The application had been submitted by Lauren Lucas, who had recently established a business…
ARCHIVE PHOTO - In 1996, eight-year-old Kyle Sargent-Aschim discovered a five-legged frog in Eagle Creek. Here, he inspects the creature with  independent wildlife consultant Char Corkran.
Oct 18, 2016

1986: Barton Community Church plans turkey trot

by Emily Lindstrand
1966 The News reported that calls from the U.S. mainland to the Virgin Islands could now be placed without first going through an operator. “The improved service has been made available on the…
Oct 18, 2016

Letters to the editor

by Contributor
Join us in investing in Estacada’s schools We hope you join us to vote yes on the Estacada School District’s ballot measure 3-501 this Nov. 8. We’ve been fortunate to be involved with our…
Oct 06, 2016

Business climate sunny in Estacada

by Matt Lorenzen
I recently fielded a phone call from a local resident hoping to start a business in downtown Estacada. Her observation: There is very little retail space available to lease. She’s right. And…
ARCHIVE PHOTO - In 1996, Les Schwab store manager Mark Sprague was pleased with the turnout at the stores first car cruise-in.
Oct 06, 2016

Yesterday's headlines

by Emily Lindstrand
1966 In honor of National Fire Prevention Month, an article in The News discussed the importance of having a fire department. “Fire prevention is a full-time, every week job,” reporters at The…