Hitting the right notes

Hitting the right notes

Local band Andromeda Sun looking to take next step The happiest moments of Ian Harris’ life...

Council voices opposition  to Stafford House Bill 3211

Council voices opposition to Stafford House Bill 3211

Will meet with neighboring cities, Clackamas County at later date In the midst of an ongoing...

WL resident files legal complaint due to  LOT delay

WL resident files legal complaint due to LOT delay

Complaint says city has 'authority to hold LOT to account' A West Linn resident has filed a...

Thirsty for answers to LOT questions

Thirsty for answers to LOT questions

The Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership's new system is expected to go live in a year-and-a-half,...

City moving forward with Robinwood Station permitting process

City moving forward with Robinwood Station permitting process

Station has been operating without conditional use permit while awaiting council action A year...

Introducing the 2015 Spring Clackamas County Cultural Guide

Introducing the 2015 Spring Clackamas County Cultural Guide

Welcome to our first issue of the Clackamas County Cultural Guide. We hope you find this to be...


West Linn's Latest News

March 30, 2015

Series of car eggings reported in West Linn

by Patrick Malee
At least 20 vehicles were egged overnight in West Linn, police said. The incidents were reported in three different neighborhoods: Savanna Oaks, Barrington Heights and Sunset. There were no…
AXELROD
March 26, 2015

Council works to clear air on arch bridge

by Patrick Malee
Debate centered on Bolton 'town center' designation When the West Linn City Council adopted its 2015 goals back in February, one item was conspicuously missing. The arch bridge-Bolton…
March 26, 2015

Council approves changes to SDC charges, approves sale of…

by Patrick Malee
In a meeting that focused on broad issues like the arch bridge-Bolton project and the future of the Stafford area, the City Council also took action on a number of other items, including…
March 26, 2015

Police Log

by The Tidings
Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the West Linn Police Department. Authorities recently filed reports on the following incidents: THEFT 3/19 1:28 p.m. A…
March 26, 2015

News Briefs

by The Tidings
Tools4Troops set to distribute tools free to veterans This Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tools4Troops will hold a tool distribution drive at the Robinwood Station. Tools4Troops was…
FILE PHOTO - Gregory Geist
March 25, 2015

Gregory Geist appointed as director of Clackamas County Water…

by The Clackamas Review
Gregory Geist was appointed director of Clackamas County Water Environment Services on Monday following a nationwide recruitment. He had been serving since December as the third acting director…
PARRISH
March 19, 2015

Debate on Stafford's future re-ignites at legislature

by Patrick Malee
House Bill 3211 would designate all of Stafford as 'urban reserve' As the 2015 Oregon legislative session begins to ramp up, the future of the Stafford Hamlet area has once again come into play…
March 19, 2015

Correction

by The Tidings
Due to an editing error, a story appearing on Page A10 of the March 19 issue of the Tidings (“Post Cards from the LOT Zone”) incorrectly identifies construction work depicted in accompanying…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: DEDE MONTGOMERY - Residents sent in suggestions for transportation improvement as part of a photo challenge. Here, resident Dede Montgomery noted that 'crossing Highway 43 by foot has become a nightmare and unsafe at rush hour.'
March 19, 2015

Transportation planning near halfway point

by Patrick Malee
City moves into 'solution development' stage An ongoing effort to update West Linn’s Transportation Systems Plan (TSP) is just about halfway complete, as the city completes its evaluation of…
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - From left, Colin Preston, Tim Hohl and Dave Fleming have joined together to create Coin Toss Brewing.
March 19, 2015

Untapped potential

by Patrick Malee
Local radio personality and West Linn resident set to open Coin Toss Brewing in Oregon City this summer Twenty years ago, when West Linn resident Tim Hohl first started brewing his own beer, he…

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Mar 19, 2015

West Linn mayoral race finalized

by Patrick Malee
Contest is between Frank and Axelrod Come May, voters in West Linn will decide between two candidates for mayor: Thomas Frank and Russ Axelrod. The deadline to submit election forms to the city…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The Willamette Falls National Heritage Area is a concept whose time has come, according to the Wilsonville City Council, which voted to support efforts to obtain that designation for the falls, shown here, and a swath of the Willamette Valley.
Mar 19, 2015

Wilsonville joins West Linn and others in heritage area effort

by Josh Kulla
Willamette Falls National Heritage Area Coalition seeks federal status for a swath of the Willamette Valley The City Council in Wilsonville has thrown its support behind an effort to designate a…
Mar 19, 2015

Police Log

by The Tidings
Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the West Linn Police Department. Authorities recently filed reports on the following incidents: THEFT 3/9 4:06 p.m. A…
Mar 18, 2015

WL resident files legal complaint in response to LOT delay

by Patrick Malee
Asks for City Council to 'enforce terms of conditional use permits' A West Linn resident has filed a formal legal complaint to the city of West Linn regarding the Lake Oswego-Tigard Water…
Mar 12, 2015

Clackamas County commissioners agree on draft marijuana…

by Raymond Rendleman
Clackamas County commissioners this week unanimously approved moving forward with a plan to limit all marijuana facilities within their jurisdiction to small urban areas near Milwaukie and…
FILE PHOTO - Barton
Mar 12, 2015

House Bill 2800 dies after Gladstone, West Linn opposition

by Raymond Rendleman
State Rep. Brent Barton (D-Oregon City) this week requested withdrawal of House Bill 2800, which would allow cities to take over Clackamas County governance of the Tri-Cities sewer-treatment…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The city will elect a new mayor in May. As part of a council-manager form of government, the mayor and City Council set policy while the City Manager is tasked with handling day-to-day operations.
Mar 12, 2015

What does it mean to be mayor of West Linn?

by Patrick Malee
In a council-manager system, the mayor doesn't have added executive authority; however, the position does come with some important responsibilities West Linn voters soon will choose a new mayor…
SUBMITTED FILE PHOTO - The LOT project is often lamented by Robinwood residents who have to endure the disruption caused by the construction. 'It's miserable,' said Robinwood resident and Planning Commissioner Lorie Griffith.
Mar 12, 2015

LOT: It's a matter of time

by Patrick Malee
Agreement draws scrutiny as water plant construction is delayed When a Lake Oswego-Tigard Water partnership representative appeared before the City Council on Feb. 9 to discuss an impending…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: LARRY SCHNABEL - It was a wonderful day when Kristy Schnabel presented her POW bracelet to the family of Col. Norm Schmidt. From left are Marie Schmidt, Norman Schmidt Garrett and Schnabel.
Mar 12, 2015

Closing the circle

by Cliff Newell
After 44 years, Kristy Schnabel uncovers the story behind the name on her POW/MIA bracelet Lake Oswego’s Kristy Schnabel didn’t know much about the Vietnam War when she and her mother ordered…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JIM CLARK - Natalie Cha of Three Rivers Charter School is the winner of the Regional Spelling Bee held at the Hollywood Theater, Saturday, March 7. Cha stands with Rebecca Brown of Comcast, left, and Mark Garber, president of Portland Tribune and Community Newspapers. Cha will compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., in May.
Mar 12, 2015

Bee-utiful victory

by Teresa Carson
West Linn 12-year-old goes 14 rounds to win Tribune/Comcast spelling bee Natalie Cha from Three Rivers Charter School in West Linn correctly spelled “geniculate” to win the 2015 Portland…




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