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Time to bid farewell to the Murase Plaza slide

Time to bid farewell to the Murase Plaza slide

A Wilsonville community fixture is about to receive a huge makeover. But some of the folks who...

Here's to the harvest

Here's to the harvest

The city of Wilsonville held its annual harvest festival celebration Oct. 18 at the historic...

World of Speed provides peek at Daytona exhibit

World of Speed provides peek at Daytona exhibit

World of Speed, a motorsports museum set to open in Wilsonville in 2015, has announced that one...

Wilsonville scores high on satisfaction survey

Wilsonville scores high on satisfaction survey

Wilsonville residents are, for the most part, quite happy with where they live. That’s the...

'Earnest' comes to Wilsonville

'Earnest' comes to Wilsonville

Oscar Wilde’s classic stage production “The Importance of Being Earnest” needs...

Speeding through childhood

Speeding through childhood

After years stuck in the passenger seat, most teenagers are ecstatic to finally get their license...

Slowing down

Slowing down

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

WL-WV schools welcome new resource officers

WL-WV schools welcome new resource officers

Officer Pat Finn will serve in Wilsonville schools, with Officer Allister Bunch filling the role...

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: COURTEST KOIN 6 NEWS/LAURA FENN - This tree knocked down power lines on Southwest Vista in Portland on Saturday.
October 26, 2014

Thousands in region without power Sunday

by Jim Redden
Thousandsof households in the Portland area were without power Sunday morning following Saturday's wind storm, according to Portland General Electric. As of 5:10 p.m. Sunday, Portland General…
October 24, 2014

WES to get another interim director in ongoing search for…

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Another interim director of Clackamas County Water Environment Services will step down Nov. 30. Clackamas County’s Water Environment Services will see its fourth top manager in a year as the…
County Clerk Sherry Hall.
October 29, 2014

Voters to decide if clerk's office is well run

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Challenger David Robinson says he hopes to improve the office's image in light of controversies - U.S. Navy Commander David Robinson thinks he has a good shot at knocking County Clerk Sherry…
October 22, 2014

City puts teeth in barking-dog ordinance

by Josh Kulla
Dog owners in Wilsonville will have slightly less leeway in the future when it comes to the noises made by their furry best friends. The City Council voted unanimously Oct. 6 to amend the city’s…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - SMART's popular 2X commuter route to Portland is currently under examination along with the agencys dial-a-ride service in a search for greater efficiencies.
October 22, 2014

Changes in future SMART service looming

by Josh Kulla
Wilsonville’s South Metro Area Transit agency is knee deep in a host of processes that likely will have long-term effects on its core mission. But none is likely to make a greater impact than…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Charbonneau, shown above, stormwater improvements will take up roughly $19.5 million of a tentative $33.5 milllion stormwater improvement plan in Wilsonville.
October 22, 2014

Rate hikes on the horizon for stormwater upgrades

by Josh Kulla
Wilsonville has plenty of future improvements planned for its stormwater system. Paying for the roughly $33.5 million worth of projects, however, is going to be a bit of a challenge. The City…
October 22, 2014

Open house scheduledfor Willamette water project

by Josh Kulla
The city of Wilsonville, Tualatin Valley Water District and Hillsboro Water will host six open houses in the near future to share information about the Willamette Water Supply Program and…
Woodley
October 22, 2014

School bond would allow maintenence, upgrades

by Kate Hoots
Measure 3-456 on the Nov. ballot could fund safety, security, technology at WL-WV schools Although much of the public’s attention is drawn to large projects included under a proposed capital…
October 15, 2014

Ad wars begin on food-labeling measure

by Peter Wong
Both sides have begun airing television spots for and against Measure 92, a ballot initiative that would require labeling of food containing genetically modified organisms sold in Oregon. The…
Photo Credit: PHOTO BY: JONATHAN HOUSE - Clackamas County Tax Assessor Bob Vroman looks over old, physical copies of residential parcel maps. The Clackamas County Assessor oversees arguably the most complex tax department in Oregon with 57 full-time and one part-time staff members creating and processing about 170,000 bills in 133 different taxing districts.
October 15, 2014

Property tax bills and reality often don't mix

by Shasta Kearns Moore
It’s property tax season, and you know what that means. No? Well, you’re not the only one. Oregon’s property tax system increases in complexity every year, due in large part to initiatives…

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Oct 15, 2014

Unique tourism campaign brings Texas visitors

by Shasta Kearns Moore
View-Master toys gave pedicab riders from Austin a look at Mount Hood Clackamas County Commissioners approved their consent agenda with flair Thursday, Oct. 9. The commissioners all sported…
Photo Credit: FILE PHOTO - Wilsonville High School would gain square footage and more room for choir and band if voters approve a capital improvement bond measure on the November ballot. The school was originally built for 750 students, with additions bringing enrollment capacity to 1,500. Although the drama and music programs have expanded since the school opened in 1995, students are still using the original facilities.
Oct 15, 2014

WL-WV bond includes plans for WHS arts facilities

by Kate Hoots
If passed, measures 3-455 and 3-456 would finance school operations, staff and a new middle school As voters in the West Linn-Wilsonville school district start to receive their ballots for the…
Photo Credit: FBI - Teddy Stivahtis Jr. is shown here in an earlier mug shot.
Oct 22, 2014

FBI announces reward for Canby bank robber

by Josh Kulla
Teddy Stivahtis Jr. also wanted in the Oct. 10 murder of his aunt in Gresham The FBI announced Wednesday the agency is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest…
Oct 15, 2014

A closer look at the proposed Wilsonville aquatic center

by Josh Kulla
As the Wilsonville City Council prepares to take up a proposed $26 million aquatic center later this year, the details underpinning the project are sure to come under greater public scrutiny.…
Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Dr. Ken Genova of Village at Main Animal Hospital prepares to operate on Angus, a German shepherd with arthritic knees. Angus received stem cell therapy and is expected to recover fully.
Oct 15, 2014

Wilsonville vet performs rare stem cell therapy

by Josh Kulla
If the patient seemed a bit fidgety, it was understandable. After all, it’s not that often someone — even if that someone is a horse — has a foot-long needle jammed into his gluteus maximus to…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - The Wilsonville Leadership Academy will include a book study on The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team, by Patrick Lencioni, a noted author of books on business managment.
Oct 15, 2014

Academy offers an inside look at how the city works

by Josh Kulla
If you’ve ever wanted to know how a municipal government operates from a truly inside perspective, now’s your chance. The city of Wilsonville is set to hold its first ever Leadership Academy,…
Oct 15, 2014

Show us your pumpkin-carving skills

by The Spokesman
Halloween is right around the corner! Have you started decorating and carving your pumpkins yet? Share your creepy, crawly creativity by sending us photos of your ghoulish gourds. We’ll post…
Oct 15, 2014

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…
Oct 15, 2014

Frog Pond carries the keys to Wilsonville's housing future

by Josh Kulla
Wilsonville has seen the number of residents who own their own homes shrink markedly in recent years. This recession-driven trend has propelled development in the city to the point where…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Wilsonville Diamond in Town Center Square was broken into early Friday morning by a group of at least four individuals, according to police.
Oct 10, 2014

Wilsonville Diamond broken into overnight

by Josh Kulla
High speed pursuit leads to four suspects driving the wrong way on I-5 A Wilsonville jewelry shop was reportedly broken into early Friday morning and police now are looking for at least four…



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