Slowing down

Slowing down

Jane Comer’s friends thought she was crazy. Sometimes, even a year after moving from her...

Drive Electric: It's the way of the future

Drive Electric: It's the way of the future

Wilsonville Drive Electric Week event draws dozens of EV owners, dealers It was almost certainly...

Farmlandia Farm Loop offers agritourism attractions aplenty

Farmlandia Farm Loop offers agritourism attractions aplenty

14 farms, wineries and nurseries surrounding Wilsonville are taking part They’ve just...

Passion in a bottle

Passion in a bottle

There is a recurring pattern in the life of Michael Noel: discovery followed by doing. For...

A new recipe to fight hunger

A new recipe to fight hunger

Susannah Morgan marvels at the shiny purple eggplants that hang on the vine, the bright rows of...

Thousands flock to Cabela's for grand opening

Thousands flock to Cabela's for grand opening

After excited shoppers waited in line for minutes, hours, nights and days, Nyberg Rivers'...

Chipotle, Noodles & Co. likely tenants for Kraven's site

Chipotle, Noodles & Co. likely tenants for Kraven's site

Chipotle Mexican Grill and Noodles & Company restaurant appear to be headed to the vacant...

Rotary concerts net record amount to fight polio

Rotary concerts net record amount to fight polio

This year’s Wilsonville Rotary Summer Concert Series was especially gratifying for those...

Sewn Loverly: more than just a fabric store

Sewn Loverly: more than just a fabric store

Sewing classes, events in the works for new Main Street shop For the proprietor of a new...

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Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Wilsonville Police School Resource Officer Patrick Finn (left) and West Linn Police SRO Alistair Bunch (right) talk shop outside West Linn-Wilsonville School District headquarters on Stafford Road. Both Finn and Bunch started in their respective roles at the start of the current school year.
October 01, 2014

WL-WV schools welcome new resource officers

by Kate Hoots
Officer Pat Finn will serve in Wilsonville schools, with Officer Alistair Bunch filling the role in West Linn The kids of Wilsonville and West Linn aren’t the only ones who headed back to school…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Jacob Hurley, shown here in a 2012 photo, nearly died in 2009 from salmonella bacteria that tainted a peanut butter snack he ate. The men responsible for the outbreak and subsequent cover up were recently found guilty of dozens of criminal counts in connection with the case.
October 01, 2014

Wilsonville family celebrates convictions of peanut executives

by Josh Kulla
Wilsonville boy among hundreds sickened by tainted peanut products in 2009 It’s been five years in the making, but a Wilsonville family is quietly celebrating a recent federal court verdict…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Boones Ferry Road in Old Town Wilsonville, shown here, has become a traffic choke point as development has occurred on the west side of the city. At an upcoming meeting, the citys urban renewal agency will consider whether to reinstate plans for an escape from Old Town.
October 01, 2014

As Wilsonville grows, the need for traffic solutions mount

by Josh Kulla
Urban renewal task force recommends reviving Old Town Escape project Sometimes rapid development has its drawbacks. In the case of Wilsonville, this would include the substantial increase in…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Construction on Wilsonille's Barber Street Extension project will start the week of Oct. 6. It will include a 410-foot long bridge that crosses the Coffee Creek Wetland, shown here from the edge of the Villebois neighborhood.
October 01, 2014

Barber Street extension given the go-ahead

by Josh Kulla
Construction on the east-west connection begins the week of Oct. 6 The city of Wilsonville has announced that construction will begin the week of Oct. 6 on the $6.3 million Barber Street road…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The owners of the Village at Main Street apartments in Wilsonville have been challenging their property tax assessments in a long running court battle going back to 2006.
October 01, 2014

County wins Supreme Court case against Village at Main Street

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Court rules county can appeal its own tax evaluations Clackamas County won a victory in an ongoing battle with Village at Main Street, a Wilsonville apartment complex, with the release of a…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Events like Fun In The Park, shown here, and many others help make Wilsonville very popular with its residents, according to a recent city survey.
October 01, 2014

Survey: Residents happy with where they live

by Josh Kulla
The survey is out, and it’s official: Wilsonville residents are like a lot of Oregonians — they love where they live. Findings from the recently completed 2014 National Citizen Survey for…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP / JONATHAN HOUSE - John Ludlow, Clackamas County Commission Chairman, is heading a strategic planning effort that would, if implemented, see the county run more as a business in the future.
October 01, 2014

County overhaul turns constituents into 'customers'

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Results-oriented model can be risky but pays dividends when done right If all goes according to plan, by 2017, Clackamas County could look and feel a lot more like a Fortune 500 company than a…
October 01, 2014

Auditor wants Metro to hang up recycling phone

by Steve Law
Fewer calls, more people going online put cost in question After 30 years, it’s time for Metro to reassess its use of a telephone-based recycling hotline, which is getting less use each year,…
Photo Credit: STAFF PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Tualatin School House Pantry Program Coordinator Tracy Smith works with volunteer Joanne Clayton at the food pantry.
October 01, 2014

Tualatin School House Pantry hits 10-year mark

by Barb Randall
Celebrate by donating 10 items during October It all began in a small closet at Tualatin Seventh-day Adventist Church more than 20 years ago. Answering the call to feed the hungry, the…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Champoeg State Heritage Area will host a Harvest Festival Saturday from 1-4 p.m. at the park southwest of Wilsonville. The event is free to the public with a parking pass and will be centered on the ever-popular apple.
October 01, 2014

Big To Do

by Josh Kulla
Local events and activities for the week of Oct. 1 COMMUNITY McMenamins Old Church & Pub, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road, is hosting a special tasting Oct. 2 from 5 p.m. until the beer is gone.…

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Photo Credit: CREATIVE COMMONS: WIKIPEDIA - Some people are allergic to the venom of yellow jackets, like this queen Southern yellow jacket, and stings can be deadly.
Oct 01, 2014

Yellow jackets are aggressive in the fall

by Oregon State University Extension Service
Yellow jackets buzzing around pop cans, hamburgers and fruit salad can ruin barbecues. And, because their sting can be life-threatening for some people, it might be necessary to destroy nests…
Photo Credit: WIKIPEDIA / CREATIVE COMMONS - A flowering top from a Silver Haze marijuana plant.
Sep 30, 2014

Wilsonville city council approves marijuana sales tax

by Josh Kulla
Councilors say they want to make the city "less enticing" to marijuana businesses It might eventually become the law of the land. But even if it does come to pass in November, no one has to like…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The longstanding Frog Pond Grange Hall, shown here, is part of a 500-acre planning area on Wilsonvilles east side that will be developed in coming years. The city now is looking for public input on how to best accomplish that task.
Sep 30, 2014

Meetings to gauge public opinion on Frog Pond development

by Josh Kulla
Wilsonville plans to develop 500-acre residential area on city's east side Throughout the month of October the city of Wilsonville will look for public input on draft plans for the Frog Pond…
Photo Credit: CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE - JESUS HERNANDEZ
Oct 01, 2014

Alleged DUII driver arrested with child in car

by Josh Kulla
Jesus Hernandez arrested in West Linn after low-speed chase that began in Wilsonville A Hillsboro man was arrested Sunday night following a lengthy, yet low-speed pursuit that started on…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF TUALATIN VALLEY FIRE & RESCUE  - A 50-foot-by-50-foot burn pile near a barn flamed up Monday night.
Sep 26, 2014

Burn pile flames up on Tooze Road

by Ray Pitz
Firefighters responded to a possible barn fire Monday night at 13980 S.W. Tooze Road in rural Sherwood. Crews from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue reported seeing a column of smoke when they…
Photo Credit: WILSONVILLE POLICE - This ball python was allegedly discovered a vehicle driven by a pair of Washington residents headed to drug rehab in California. They were arrested by Wilsonville Police for drug possession and animal neglect.
Sep 25, 2014

Washington pair arrested in Wilsonville on drug, animal neglect…

by Josh Kulla
Deputies allegedly find couple headed to rehab in possession of heroin, methamphetamine A pair of Washington residents arrested Wednesday night by Wilsonville Police on routine controlled…
Sep 24, 2014

National day of remembrance to converge in OC

by Raymond Rendleman
Mt. View Cemetery has only memorial for victims locally - More than 6,000 people are murdered every 10 weeks nationwide, and that number includes vehicular homicide. Since 1978, there have been…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The intersection of Day and Grahams Ferry roads in north Wilsonville is a key intersection in the Basalt Creek planning area, which will serve Wilsonville and Tualatin in different ways in the future.
Sep 24, 2014

Wilsonville, Tualatin can 'get creative' with Basalt Creek…

by Josh Kulla
Planning for the future development of the Basalt Creek area is now at a critical stage in the process. “We’re in this phase where we’ve done all the preliminary work, and now we’re launching…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO: TRAUMA INTERVENTION PROGRAM - A Trauma Intervention Program volunteer comforts a woman while emergency responders do their job during a recent incident in Vancouver.
Sep 26, 2014

'Nobody has to be left alone'

by Saundra Sorenson
“Most people don’t wake up thinking they’re going to be planning a funeral by the end of the day.” June Vining knows that’s a harrowing thought, but it’s one that the executive director of the…
Sep 24, 2014

Task force sends aquatic center proposal to city council

by Josh Kulla
Proposed $23.6 million facility would be self-sufficient in five years A citizen task force took a large step Tuesday toward the future construction of an aquatic center in Wilsonville, voting…



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