Aquatic center task force kicks off latest planning effort

Aquatic center task force kicks off latest planning effort

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From the field to the office: new Oregon Tech program offers EMS professionals a choice

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Perspective 2014: Local enthusiasts see a 'jump' in dog agility

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Quiet sisters find strong voice as crusaders

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April 10, 2014

Clackamas County debate light on substance

by Raymond Rendleman
Facts? What facts? If you wanted a summary of the issues facing Clackamas County, you shouldn’t have attended the debate among commissioner candidates Thursday in Happy Valley. Sponsored by the…
April 09, 2014

Small earthquake rattles region

by Pamplin Media Group
Residents across the area were rocked by a 3.3 magnitude earthquake on Sunday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. No injuries or damage was immediately reported. According to the…
by: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Emily Hu who is a board certified plastic surgeon in Lake Oswego is on the board of the BRAVE Day on the Pink Carpet fashion show.
April 09, 2014

Celebrating breast cancer survivors' rights

by Saundra Sorenson
Julie Goodwin never ended up getting reconstructive surgery after undergoing treatment for breast cancer in 2003. But she wants you to know she could have. As director of clinical and support…
April 09, 2014

Vitality Awards gala set for Friday night

by The Spokesman
The Chamber of Commerce has announced finalists for its fourth annual Vitality and Best of Wilsonville Chamber awards. Award recipients will be revealed Friday night during the Vitality Awards…
by: CREATIVE COMMONS: WIKIPEDIA - One type of electronic cigarette, which typically use a battery powered vaporizer to simulate tobacco smoking.
April 09, 2014

Davis will advance e-cigarette bill in 2015

by Doug Burkhardt
A bill to regulate “electronic cigarette” sales to minors in the same way tobacco products are regulated will have to wait for the beginning of the next session of the Oregon Legislature. House…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Aurora Colony Historical Society will present an evening of music April 26 at 7 p.m. performed by professional musicians under the direction of Andrew Willette, featuring piano, band and choral music made famous by the Aurora Colony from 1856 to 1883. The concert will feature performances by the Aurora Music Scholarship winners of Canby, North Marion and Molalla River School Districts. The concert will be held at Canby High School and proceeds benefit the Old Aurora Colony Museum exhibits, preservation efforts and historical programs. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for student with ID. Make reservations online at auroracolony.org or call Old Aurora Colony Museum at 503-678-5754.
April 09, 2014

April 9 Big to-do

by The Spokesman
COMMUNITY Manufacturing businesses are invited to attend “Measure Success, Improve Success, Grow Success: Higher Education and Business Partnerships” at Wilsonville Public Library from 7:30 to 9…
by: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: VERN UYETAKE - Dennis Richey is an avid supporter of fisheries and anglers with prized fish replica mounted on one wall of his home.
April 09, 2014

He's a leader in sea lion removal efforts

by Jillian Daley
A longtime West Linn resident is known for his passionate protection of threatened and endangered fish, taking on leadership roles in state and federal groups. Dennis “Denny” Richey, who came to…
April 09, 2014

April 9 Police Reports

by Josh Kulla
The Wilsonville Police Department is run under contract with the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office. All reports listed here are public record and are in chronological order. All persons named…
by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Becky Artrip is a former Coffee Creek Correctional Facility inmate who now works with the state's oldest prison ministry group, Freedom In The Son.
April 09, 2014

Done with coaching? Think again

by Josh Kulla
For Freedom in the Son founder Fran Howard, the stories of former inmate Becky Artrip and others like her are precisely what she envisioned in 1984 when she began searching for a new way to…
April 09, 2014

April 9 Briefs

by Josh Kulla
Agricultural composting resources and education series OSU Extension, Clackamas County Soil and Water Conservation District, and the Western SARE Program will co-host an Agricultural Composting…

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Apr 09, 2014

Portland FBI field office gets new agent-in-charge

by The Spokesman
Gregory T. Bretzing has been appointed as special agent in charge of the FBI’s Portland Division. He most recently served as an inspector in the Inspection Division at FBI Headquarters in…
by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Charisse Reentz (seated) and Haley Hawes are founders of Meteor Eight Furniture, which is based out of the West Linn home of Reentz. The company also has offices in Wilsonville.
Apr 09, 2014

A family kind of furniture

by Cliff Newell
The first time you look at MeteorEight furniture you might ask, “Why has nobody thought of this before?” As it turned out, it took sisters Charisse Reentz and Haley Hawes, plus their husbands,…
Apr 09, 2014

Earthquake? If you say so

by Josh Kulla
A magnitude 3.3 earthquake with an epicenter about five miles northwest of Sherwood was reported Sunday night by the U.S. Geological Survey. The minor quake took place around 8:30 p.m. and was…
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Apr 09, 2014

Spokesman has new editor

by The Spokesman
Luke Roney has joined the Wilsonville Spokesman staff as editor. Roney, who brings a decade of news experience to the Spokesman, said he will focus on continuing and growing the paper’s role as…
by: CITY OF WILSONVILLE - RICHARD GODDARD
Apr 04, 2014

Goddard announces he will not run for re-election

by Josh Kulla
Wilsonville City Councilor plans to serve out his term Wilsonville City Councilor Richard Goddard announced Friday that he will not see re-election to his seat on the council in the November…
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Apr 02, 2014

Our newspapers won't be downsizing staff or shrinking in size

by Mark Garber
Local news — news about your city, your community, your neighborhood — is the future of journalism. No one in the media business disputes that notion. Investors as savvy as Warren Buffet are…
Cheryl Tuller, co-founder of Wildcat Haven Sanctuary in Sherwood, gives a tour of one of the cougar enclosures in 2006. Oregon OSHA announced Monday that the sanctuary would faces $5,600 in fines for serious safety violations that lead to the death of its head keeper, Renee Radziwon-Chapman
Apr 02, 2014

OSHA cites two serious violations in Sherwood cat sanctuary

by Geoff Pursinger
An Oregon workplace safety agency has fined a Sherwood big cat sanctuary thousands of dollars after one of its employees was killed in a cougar attack four months ago. The Oregon Safety and…
by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The Hardimans, Rebecca (right) and Ray (back), met more than 30 years ago, and even then music was at the center of their relationship. Today, that remains true, as the couple have helped create a popular Friday jazz night at a Wilsonville night spot.
Apr 02, 2014

Wilsonville couple create a new home for south metro jazz

by Josh Kulla
Sometimes what you’re looking for is not to be found where you’re searching. That’s the case for Wilsonville couple Ray and Rebecca Hardiman. Lifelong musicians who have toured internationally…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - A change in state law clarifies what students at Wilsonville High School can participate in dual college credit courses.
Apr 02, 2014

Bill changing dual credit becomes law

by Jillian Daley
Underclassmen encouraged to pursue college credit while in high school A change in state law furthers Gov. John Kitzhaber’s education reform efforts, clarifying who can participate in dual…
by: SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Equestrian events and horse-related businesses likely will be a key component of Wilsonvilles forthcoming tourism promotion strategy.
Apr 02, 2014

Tourism report identifies key local markets,attractions

by Josh Kulla
Developing a long-term strategy for promoting tourism in Wilsonville is turning out to be trickier than it first appeared. From deciding which attractions to promote to the ongoing rivalry…




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