Sixty nine stories in full gear for a good cause

Sixty nine stories in full gear for a good cause

Molalla firefighters climbed stairs in Seattle's Columbia Tower to raise funds for Leukemia and...

Two Molalla golfers win full-ride caddy scholarships

Two Molalla golfers win full-ride caddy scholarships

Andrew Daniels and Del DeAngelis named Evans Scholars among 270 others nationwide

Adult Band Festival benefits MHS Band

Adult Band Festival benefits MHS Band

Five community bands to play in the event, to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 18,...

Plans underway for Highway 211 pedestrian improvements in Molalla

Plans underway for Highway 211 pedestrian improvements in Molalla

City officials awaiting approval on proposed modifications that would allow extension,...

Three sections of OR 211 through Molalla nearly a year overdue for speed limit reduction

Three sections of OR 211 through Molalla nearly a year overdue for speed limit reduction

Approved recommended speed changes made April 2016 have yet to be made

Molalla kicks off safe driving program

Molalla kicks off safe driving program

According to statistics, Molalla has the highest rate of traffic crashes in Clackamas County....

MHS production of 'Little Shop of Horrors' opens this week

MHS production of 'Little Shop of Horrors' opens this week

Molalla Therspian Association's last show of the season involves entire arts department at MHS

Molalla FFA brings home the blues

Molalla FFA brings home the blues

Students in the Molalla High School FFA bring home first place awards from recent district...

Molalla Thespians present 'Little Shop of Horrors'

Molalla Thespians present 'Little Shop of Horrors'

The off-Broadway musical produced by the Molalla HIgh School Theatre group opens March 9 at MHS

Meet local farmers at Molalla's Farmers Fair

Meet local farmers at Molalla's Farmers Fair

The annual event at Molalla High School connects the community with local farmers and promotes...

Molalla's White Horse finds its way home

Molalla's White Horse finds its way home

Iconic decades-old landmark returned to original place in Molalla's downtown

Share the Love campaign shatters record

Share the Love campaign shatters record

This year's $60,157 breaks last year's record by nearly $9,000.

Schrader Introduces bill to preserve Molalla River

Schrader Introduces bill to preserve Molalla River

The Molalla River Alliance, which has been advocating in recent years for the river to be...

Do you know an Amazing Kid?

Do you know an Amazing Kid?

Molalla Pioneer is now seeking submissions from the community for this year's regional contest

Rain didn't stop this Dedication

Rain didn't stop this Dedication

Community gathered to officially open the recently completed Bear Creek Byway in Molalla

Share the Love events Feb. 9 - Feb. 13

Share the Love events Feb. 9 - Feb. 13

Check out the list of Share the Love events happening through Feb. 13

District looks to improve MHS grad rate

District looks to improve MHS grad rate

Graduation rate dropped 4.5 percent from Class of 2015 to 2016

Cutting Edge manager: 15 years in the books

Cutting Edge manager: 15 years in the books

Sheldon Sanders celebrates 15 years as local gym's manager this week

Two-alarm fire damages Superior Glass Works

Two-alarm fire damages Superior Glass Works

Cause of Jan. 28 fire still under investigation, no one injured

Share the Love events this week

Share the Love events this week

Check out our listing of Share the Love events happening this week, Feb. 1 through Feb. 6

Vic Gilliam resigns

Vic Gilliam resigns

Oregon's District 18 House Representative resigns after serving ten years

Dentist Off Main named Business of the Year

Dentist Off Main named Business of the Year

Darrel Sandquist of Spot Again Tavern and Bob Jones of Edward Jones In?vestments added to chamber...

Mayor Thompson seeks to identify Molalla's needs, identity

Mayor Thompson seeks to identify Molalla's needs, identity

Thompson: 'I don't know if there is a clear identity of who we are as a city and as a community.'

Masons host visitors from Grand Lodge

Masons host visitors from Grand Lodge

Molalla's Masonic Lodge honored Earl Powers, who attained 60 years as a Mason

Molalla is feelin' the love

Molalla is feelin' the love

Molalla HIgh School has chosen four families this year to be recipients of its annual Share the...

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CONNER WILLIAMS - Houck Construction crews work on finishing construction on Molalla Avenue improvements, a job that started in February 2016.
March 25, 2017

Molalla Avenue construction project in final stages

by Peggy Savage
If necessary, crews will be paving Molalla's downtown section of the street through the weekend to complete the project
REVIEW PHOTO - A sign in the window of Kevin 'The Geek' Kerwin's computer repair store announces his intention to leave Lake Oswego and set up shop in a 'Red State.'
March 22, 2017

Kevin 'The Geek' Kerwin says he's left Lake Oswego

by Anthony Macuk
A sign in the window of Kerwin's repair shop announces his departure for a 'red state' where he can live among Trump supporters
CLACKAMAS COUNTY TRANSPORTATION DIVISION - Map of Union Mills Road showing area of March 30 closure for repairs
March 22, 2017

One-day closure of Union Mills Road announced

by Peggy Savage
Clackamas County will close the road for repairs from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 30


KIWANIS PAST GOVERNORS COMMITTEE - The banner on the wall over a past Governor's Convention shows the slogan that Molalla Kiwanians say epitomizes John Chelson: "With Pride and Fun, it can be done, and We Will Do It."
March 22, 2017

A Kiwanis Tribute to Past Governor John Chelson

by Peggy Savage
Chelson, who died March 6, is remembered as a Molalla community leader who served as Governor of the International Kiwanis Pacific NW Division, covering Oregon, Washington, Idaho, British…
ODOT - Shifting ground on Mulino Hill is causing this large crack across Highway 213 between Union Hall Road and Mulino
March 21, 2017

Update: ODOT putting new safety measures in place on Hwy 213 at…

by Peggy Savage
Speed limit lowered to 45 MPH between Union Hall Road and Mulino Road on Hwy 213. New weight restrictions in place for trucks. Digital signage and new lighting going up
GOOGLE MAPS - Highway 213 between Union Hall Road and Mulino
March 21, 2017

Truck weight restrictions set on OR 213 near Mulino

by Peggy Savage
ODOT is investigating the cause of a large crack that stretches across the highway on Mulino Hill
PIONEER FILE PHOTO - Colton Vikings in a huddle -- on Wednesday evening the athletes will hold a fundraiser to purchase new shoulder pads
March 21, 2017

Colton Spaghetti Dinner and auction a fundraiser for the Viking…

by Cindy Fama
The event will start at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22 to help raise funds to buy new gear for the CHS team
PIONEER FILE PHOTO - Molalla Avenue construction has progressed since this photo was taken in August 2016.
March 17, 2017

Molalla Avenue construction looking closer to completion

by Peggy Savage
Molalla drivers should expect detours around downtown Molalla Avenue next week as the final paving gets done, weather permitting
CLACKAMAS COUNTY DISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTER - Deanne L. Darling
March 17, 2017

Second Clackamas County judge will retire

by Peter Wong
Deanne Darling was first woman named to county bench back in 1995; she will retire June 30, when Judge Eve Miller also will step down.
CCSO - Robert J. Hilands
March 16, 2017

Beavercreek property owner accused of double homicide

by Peggy Savage
Robert John Hilands confessed to shooting two men Tuesday who he'd found trespassing on his rural property near Beavercreek

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MOLALLA PIONEER FILE PHOTO - A six-block long construction project on downtown Molalla Avenue has been underway since March of 2016, and is still not completed as of March 2017
Mar 16, 2017

Molalla Avenue construction facing more delays

by Daniel Pearson
Contractor for the downtown Molalla contruction project, initially slated for an October 2016 completion date, has been given a short reprieve from accruing more liquidated damages
CHARLIE WILLIAMS - At the first Blue and Gold Banquet for Molalla's Cub Scout Pack 257, Susan Williams, who with husband Charlie
 got the pack up and running last year, hands out awards to the scouts last week at their meeting place in Liberal.
Mar 16, 2017

Molalla Cub Scouts first Blue and Gold

by Peggy Savage
For Molalla's newly-organized Pack 257, Cub Scouts experienced their first annual Blue and Gold Banquet
CCSO - Incident response van
Mar 15, 2017

Molalla man killed in double homicide near Beavercreek

by Peggy Savage
Dustin Louis Childress is one of two men found dead Tuesday evening on Upper Highland Road in what is considered at this time to be a double homicide
Mar 10, 2017

Molalla testing city water for Cryptosporidium

by Peggy Savage
The testing follows a report from a Molalla mother that her 4-year-old son has been diagnosed with Cryptosporidium.
Molalla Supt. Tony Mann
Mar 10, 2017

Molalla to hold a school district listening session

by Peggy Savage
Community members are invited to a District Listening Session March 15 at Molalla River School District
PEGGY SAVAGE - At the 2014 Molalla Fire District Citizens Awards ceremony, Steve Miller, far right, was honored for saving the life of Tim Ellis, far left, by using an AED to get his heart beating again after a near-fatal heart attack in the Molalla woods.
Mar 09, 2017

Molalla raising funds to purchase an AED for MFD

by Peggy Savage
Contributions to the fund may be made at the Molalla Columbia Bank to the 'AEDs Save Lives' fund.
OREGON STATE BAR - Eve L. Miller
Mar 09, 2017

Clackamas County judge will retire

by Peter Wong
Eve L. Miller has been on circuit court 20 years; governor's office seeks applicants for the vacancy.
PIONEER FILE PHOTO - Performers at the finale of the 2016 production of the Singing Christmas Tree
Mar 08, 2017

Can you come up with a plot for Molalla's 2017 Singing Christmas…

by Peggy Savage
A competition is open to Molalla community members for submitting a theme for the 2017 production.
Mar 05, 2017

Hunter Safety classes set for Molalla

by Peggy Savage
The next series of classes starts March 13 at the Molalla fire station. Sign up online
REVIEW PHOTO: BRIAN MONIHAN - Hundreds of people descend from Millennium Plaza Park and head for State Street on Saturday as part of a rally called 'Stand for LOve' in Lake Oswego.
Mar 04, 2017

Hundreds 'Stand for LOve' in downtown Lake Oswego

by Hannah Rank
More than 300 people gather in between bursts of rain and hail to support 'love and justice for all'