Wilsonville Leadership Academy kicks off

Wilsonville Leadership Academy kicks off

Participants will get a six-months-long look at local government and its functions In...

Calling all artists

Calling all artists

Members of the public are invited to submit art as part of the annual Festival of Arts in...

Wilsonville candlemaker hits the big time with Oscar event

Wilsonville candlemaker hits the big time with Oscar event

Kari Kramer's soy-based candles will be in celebrity swag bags A Wilsonville resident is headed...

Think traffic's bad now? Just wait

Think traffic's bad now? Just wait

Traffic congestion will threaten the state economy unless more money is spent on transportation...

New eye clinic opens in Wilsonville

New eye clinic opens in Wilsonville

The Lenza Eye Center combines optometry with ophthalmology, offering both glasses and surgery...

New senior apartment complex offers luxury amenities

New senior apartment complex offers luxury amenities

Portera at the Grove helps fill out the Brenchley Estates development Ideally, housing is all...

Police investigate reported home invasion robbery

Police investigate reported home invasion robbery

Search of victim's property with K9 teams turns up no suspects Clackamas County Sheriff's Office...

For the love of the beer

For the love of the beer

Wilsonville's second brewery set to open on the west side Beer has a way of bringing people...

Oregon Symphony quintet shares Christmas spirit with inmates

Oregon Symphony quintet shares Christmas spirit with inmates

On Dec. 9 the Oregon Symphony’s Holiday Brass Quintet travelled to the Coffee Creek...

Help from above

Help from above

Hearing the name Life Flight often brings to mind images of helicopters landing on freeways to...

Ready, set, romp!

Ready, set, romp!

Second annual Reindeer Romp 5K Run/Walk draws a crowd Wilsonville held its second annual...

They've got beer ambitions

They've got beer ambitions

It’s no secret: Oregon’s craft brewing industry is booming. And things aren’t...

A closer look at potential benefits of locks reopening

A closer look at potential benefits of locks reopening

A recently released report on the economic potential of the now-closed Willamette Falls Locks...

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January 23, 2015

Truck driver in I-5 fatal crash sentenced

by Lindsay Keefer
A California man has been sentenced to 18 months after a November 2013 fatal crash at the Interstate 5 Aurora/Donald exit. Gurpinder Singh, 28, of Red Bluff, Calif., was found guilty of criminal…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Exploration of the possible refurbishment and re-opening of the Willamette Falls Locks, shown here, has been included in the city of Wilsonvilles 2015 state legislative agenda. This and many other transportation issues form the backbone of the citys wish list for legislators.
January 21, 2015

Transportation is council's main 2015 legislative priority

by Josh Kulla
Council demands inclusion of Boone Bridge improvement on 2015 agenda If that bill from Oregon’s upcoming 2015 legislative session somehow involves pavement, the Wilsonville City Council is…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Cylvia Hayes talks about how she gained a love for nature while growing up, during the Fortified: Stories of Climate Action event at PSU.
January 21, 2015

Hayes' ocean expertise raises questions

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
Four years ago, Cylvia Hayes had little experience working on ocean policy. But within 14 months, Gov. John Kitzhaber’s fiancee became a sought-after expert — invited to speak at the February…
January 21, 2015

Who has right to tax pot? Answer remains unclear

by Hillary Borrud
SALEM — The marijuana industry and lobbyists for cities and counties are preparing for a fight in Salem over whether to allow local sales taxes on legal marijuana. Under Measure 91, recreational…
January 21, 2015

Finding hope in a disaster-stricken land

by Cliff Newell
Visitors to Haiti are finding the impact made by the visit of Rick and Liz Allen. When they watch Haitian boys playing soccer they notice that many of their jerseys say “Lakeridge High School.”…
January 21, 2015

Governor, fiancee tap notable lawyers amid ethics scrutiny

by Hillary Borrud
SALEM — Gov. John Kitzhaber and his fiancee, Cylvia Hayes, have hired a prominent Portland law firm to represent them ahead of a potential state ethics inquiry. The announcement by the…
January 21, 2015

Oregonians divided about the economy

by Jim Redden
Oregonians understand the economy is recovering — just not nearly fast enough. But they also are deeply split over many of the proposals to create jobs and help workers that will be considered…
January 21, 2015

News Briefs

by Josh Kulla
Sign up for Langdon Farms Super Bowl tournament The Langdon Farms Golf Club is hosting a Super Bowl Golf Tournament on Sunday, Feb. 1, starting with a 10 a.m. shotgun start. The tournament will…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The book drop at the Wilsonville Library was damaged Friday morning when someone shoved burning material through the slot. It fell inside, setting a number of books ablaze and filling the building with smoke.
January 21, 2015

Wilsonville Library fire prompts criminal investigation

by Josh Kulla
Burning material apparently stuffed in library book return slot Police and fire investigators are looking into a Friday morning fire at the Wilsonville library that bears the hallmarks of a…
January 15, 2015

December was good month for real estate sales

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland Realtors closed more deals in December than they had in the past nine years, according to a new RMLS report released Thursday morning. The regional listing service reported that closed…

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Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - Eleven percent of PGE's residential customers in Wilsonville purchase renewable wind energy.
Jan 14, 2015

Wilsonville to join green power program

by Josh Kulla
Wilsonville City Councilors voted unanimously Monday to join the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Community program. The move, which will bring marketing and promotional benefits to…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Sandy, a three-year old yellow lab mixed breed, emerged virtually unharmed from the fall.
Jan 14, 2015

'A pretty treacherous area'

by Patrick Malee
It was late in the afternoon on Christmas day when a West Linn photographer named David — who wished not to disclose his last name — set off for the Columbia gorge with Sandy, his 3-year old…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Since 2012 a rash of problems with the stormwater, water and sewer systems in Charbonneau have been identified. Now, the Wilsonville City Council is taking immediate action to help fund repairs to those and other projects identified by the city as high priorty.
Jan 14, 2015

Stormwater fees will jump in April

by Josh Kulla
Rates set to rise steadily over next 7 years to help fund Charbonneau work, stormwater outfalls It took some gritting of teeth, but Wilsonville city councilors went ahead with a planned…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The Willamette River Water Treatment Plant in Wilsonville will be expanded and a second treatment plant built alongside it if the $1 billion Willamette Water Supply Program is completed as planned.
Jan 14, 2015

Agreement binds Wilsonville to water supply project

by Josh Kulla
Memorandum calls on cities to reach agreement on how to build, operate the Willamette Water Supply Program Wilsonville City Councilors unanimously voted Jan. 5 to sign a memorandum of…
Jan 14, 2015

City has record residential construction in 2014

by Josh Kulla
The city of Wilsonville experienced a record-high level of single-family home construction during the calendar year 2014. According to figures released by the city, both the number of home…
Photo Credit: REVIEW FILE PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Lake Oswego High head basketball coach Mark Shoff keeps an eye on the ball during the OSAA state championships.
Jan 14, 2015

Lake Oswego High dismisses boys basketball coach

by Matt Sherman
Lake Oswego High School’s Mark Shoff has been removed from his role as head coach of the school’s varsity boys basketball team following an incident last week at the Les Schwab Invitational…
Photo Credit: REVIEW PHOTO: CLIFF NEWELL - Because of Howard Shapiro, many men in the Portland area have learned how to keep going after their wives become seriously ill.
Jan 14, 2015

'We learn a lot from each other'

by Cliff Newell
When Howard Shapiro sought the help of a men’s support group in 1989 to help him deal with the impact of his wife’s stroke, he learned a harsh truth: There weren’t any. But the need was real,…
Jan 14, 2015

Governor takes historic oath as shadows loom

by Peter Wong
John Kitzhaber began his fourth and final term as governor Monday with omens good and bad. The Democratic chief executive from Portland was re-elected by just under half the 1.5 million votes…
Jan 14, 2015

Wilsonville In Brief

by The Spokesman
Community grant applications now being accepted The Wilsonville Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting applications for the city’s Community Opportunity and the Community Tourism grant…
Photo Credit: CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE VIA TWITTER - Police gather Tuesday night at the scene of a reported home invasion robbery at a Wilsonville residence.
Jan 13, 2015

Home invasion robbery reported at Wilsonville residence

by Josh Kulla
Victim reportedly tied up; police searching for multiple suspects Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and Wilsonville Police are seeking at least three masked suspects in a Tuesday night home…




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