36 Pit Fire burns on, Estacada shrouded in smoke, ash

36 Pit Fire burns on, Estacada shrouded in smoke, ash

The 36 Pit Fire burning in forest land continues to grow about 10 miles east of Estacada. As of...

Does test ask kindergarteners the wrong questions?

Does test ask kindergarteners the wrong questions?

State's new standardized assessment is designed to measure readiness, but critics say parents...

Funding a 'Fairytail'

Funding a 'Fairytail'

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Never fear, river beer is crystal clear

Never fear, river beer is crystal clear

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County lawsuit on Oregon City fee may have statewide impact

County lawsuit on Oregon City fee may have statewide impact

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Transportation the key to future growth, jobs, commissioners say

Transportation the key to future growth, jobs, commissioners say

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This tree has grown deep roots

This tree has grown deep roots

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Brave souls return to county from Rowena Fire

Brave souls return to county from Rowena Fire

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Wilsonville pioneers: the Boeckman family

Wilsonville pioneers: the Boeckman family

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Fighting cancer, one stroke at a time

Fighting cancer, one stroke at a time

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On a roll

On a roll

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Lacey Lady's NEW MISSION

Lacey Lady's NEW MISSION

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Council OKs plan for Charbonneau improvements

Council OKs plan for Charbonneau improvements

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Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Lake Oswego Fire Marshal Gert Zoutendijk posts a closure notice Thursday at a trailhead leading into Cooks Butte Park. The park will remain closed through the weekend.
September 11, 2014

Red flag warning prompts fire department to close Cooks Butte…

by Gary M. Stein
UPDATE: Cooks Butte Park will remain closed Monday due to the area's extreme weather conditions and because the Lake Oswego Fire Department has dispatched some of its wildfire-fighting equipment…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - New playground equipment at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville was recently purchased by the Wilsonville Rotary Club and its Through a Child's Eyes effort.
September 11, 2014

Wilsonville Rotary program helps buy Coffee Creek playground…

by Josh Kulla
Children who visit their mothers at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility will soon have new playground equipment to slide, climb and jump on thanks to a fundraising effort by the Wilsonville…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Coffee Creek inmate Jasmine Roberts plays with her son, 8-month-old Gabriel, during the Aug. 29 Parenting Inside Out graduation.
September 10, 2014

Inmates complete parenting course

by The Spokesman
Parenting Inside Out holds graduation at Coffee Creek “This is the first time I’ve seen them in over two years,” said Kristie Jeffers, an inmate at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility. “I can’t…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Mark Turnbull and Christina Myers offer custom in-home senior care for families in the south Portland metro area.
September 10, 2014

Senior care with a spiritual twist

by The Spokesman
Wilsonville residents offer custom, in-home care Mark Turnbull’s background is in the ministry. Today, the Wilsonville resident brings an element of spirituality to his senior care business,…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Dr. Nic West (left) and Dr. Alyssa Kurth recently opened West Chiropractic in old town Wilsonville.
September 10, 2014

No back cracking at West Chiropractic

by The Spokesman
New chiropractic office in Wilsonville offers gentler techniques Nic West and Alyssa Kurth were looking for a place to practice their specialized style of chiropractic medicine. Their search…
September 10, 2014

Clackamas County News Roundup

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Clackamas plays host to national leaders in rural exports Clackamas County was chosen as one of five places in the nation to host a Made in Rural America forum Thursday, Aug. 28. The forums are…
September 10, 2014

Feds slow to respond to state GMO task force

by Mateusz Perkowski
Federal authorities have been slow to answer questions about genetic engineering regulations asked by an Oregon task force assembled by Gov. John Kitzhaber. Kitzhaber launched the task force…
September 10, 2014

Police Reports

by The Spokesman
The Wilsonville Police Department is run under contract with the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office. All reports listed here are public record and all persons named within are considered innocent…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Anytime Fitness will soon be open at the Belltower complex on Boones Ferry Road.
September 10, 2014

News briefs

by Josh Kulla
ALT Creative offers fall class registration ALT Creative Studio is a visual arts studio located in the heart of Old Town Wilsonville. Fall registration is well under way and students will begin…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The Willamette River and a Wilsonville-based treatment plant will be the future source of drinking water for Hillsboro and other cities under a $1 billion plan spearheaded by the Tualatin Valley Water District.
September 10, 2014

Four routes being considered for proposed water pipeline

by The Spokesman
When it comes to building a new water transmission pipeline that will travel from the Willamette River through Wilsonville, there is no ideal route. With obstacles like federal property,…

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Sep 10, 2014

Council votes to endorse college bond

by The Spokesman
The Wilsonville City Council voted unanimously at its Sept. 4 meeting to endorse upcoming Measure 3-447, a $90 million capital bond measure that would allow Clackamas Community College to…
Photo Credit: CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Johnson
Sep 06, 2014

Boat theft and pursuit ends in arrest

by Pamplin Media Group
A Milwaukie woman accused of stealing a boat and leading police on a chase at an Oregon City marina Friday afternoon, Sept. 5, is in jail. Police received several calls at about 2:15 p.m. Friday…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Dr. Robert Pamplin Jr.s records to beat: 100 push-ups and 31 pull-ups.
Sep 04, 2014

Can Lewis & Clark students top Pamplin's push-up, pull-up…

by Pamplin Media Group
Chairman's Challenge is a test of fitness and endurance Lewis & Clark College students will compete in the Chairman’s Challenge on Friday to see if they can beat the push-up and pull-up records…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTOS - Coffee Creek Correctional Facility Superintendent Heidi Steward takes the Ice Bucket Challenge on Aug. 8 outside the minimum security wing of Oregons only womens prison in Wilsonville.
Sep 03, 2014

Coffee Creek staff take Ice Bucket Challenge

by Josh Kulla
Staff members at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility are undertaking the popular ice bucket challenge that has swept the country. Intended to raise public awareness and money for researching…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - LEHAN
Sep 03, 2014

Two candidates for two council seats in Wilsonville

by Josh Kulla
Scott Starr and Charlotte Lehan are the only candidates to file paperwork The Wilsonville City Council race appears to be decided months ahead of the November election. Incumbent Councilman…
Sep 03, 2014

Send us your first-day-of-school photos

by The Spokesman
Breathe easy, parents: Summer is almost over, and the start of school is right around the corner. When you send your student off to his or her first day of school next month, be sure to snap a…
Sep 03, 2014

State edges closer to 'kicker' refund

by Peter Wong
The good news about Oregon’s latest economic and revenue forecast, released Wednesday, is that there’s not much new. Money coming into the general fund, which pays for most state services and…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden says the CIA intrusion into Senate computer files could warrant an investigation by a special prosecutor.
Sep 03, 2014

Wyden: 'Big league' economy needs long-term transportation…

by Peter Wong
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden covered a wide range of regional and national issues in a meeting Tuesday with the Portland Tribune editorial board. Among the highlights offered by the Oregon Democrat, who…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS FILE PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Stafford Hamlet resident Mike Miller stands in Stafford, an unincorporated area in Clackamas County between Lake Oswego, Tualatin and West Linn. Miller is considered a small-property owner in the area but helps manage much larger properties and offers tractor work in the area, long looked at for urban development to handle regional growth.
Sep 03, 2014

Stafford Hamlet set to vote on future

by Patrick Malee
The Stafford Hamlet may be in a holding pattern as a lawsuit presses forward regarding its designation as “urban reserve” land, but that doesn’t mean the board is sitting on its hands. Starting…
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Sep 03, 2014

Taxpayers to give Smith, Ludlow some legal help

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Tempers flared last week during discussions of whether or not Clackamas County should reimburse commissioners John Ludlow and Tootie Smith for legal fees. Commissioners reached an agreement…



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