Former Wilsonville planning commissioner dies

Former Wilsonville planning commissioner dies

Former Wilsonville Planning Commissioner Helen Burns, who served during the city’s formative...

Arts festival gears up for sweet sixteenth year

Arts festival gears up for sweet sixteenth year

This year’s Wilsonville Festival of Arts features “several new wrinkles” to...

Race relations a problem, but let's not talk about it

Race relations a problem, but let's not talk about it

Recent police killings of unarmed African-Americans in other states have helped make race the...

Five rides for Wilsonville cyclists

Five rides for Wilsonville cyclists

May is not only a time for maypole dances and mother appreciation. It’s also National Bike...

Court rejects retroactive adjustments to PERS

Critics say decision will result in higher pension costs Oregon’s Supreme Court has ruled...

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SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Boeckman Road, shown here, is the southern boundary of the Frog Pond West neighborhood envisioned for the future.
May 27, 2015

Residents renew call for low density at Frog Pond

by Luke Roney
City councilors heard a common refrain from residents during their May 18 meeting: When it comes to housing, Wilsonville is out of balance. “It is well acknowledged that we’re up to 54 percent…
May 27, 2015

PERS investment plan still awaits action

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
What may be the only immediate action that lawmakers can take to reduce a looming liability for Oregon’s public pension system is still sitting on the table this session. State Treasurer Ted…
May 27, 2015

Big To-do, May 27

by The Spokesman
Today GAME NIGHT: From 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wilsonville Public Library, 8200 S.W. Wilsonville Road, enjoy board games and meet fellow board game enthusiasts at this informal event. Board games are…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Wilsonville Community Sharing, which offers food and other assistance to locals in need, has a new board.
May 20, 2015

News in brief

by The Spokesman
Wilsonville Community Sharing announces new board Wilsonville Community Sharing, a local nonprofit that provides food and other assistance to people in need, has announced the members of its new…
May 20, 2015

Suit alleges assault by doctor at Coffee Creek

by The Spokesman
Two women have filed a lawsuit claiming that a doctor at Coffee Creek Correctional facility sexually assaulted them during mandatory gynecological examinations. The suit — brought by one former…
SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO - The Korean War Veterans Association is holding a Memorial Day Ceremony in Wilsonville's Town Center Park, 29800 S.W. Park Place. The event, to be held May 25 from 10 to 11 a.m., features the national anthem, presentation of colors, wreath presentation, various speakers, POW/MIA recitation, a fly over, closing prayer, TAPS and retiring of the colors.
May 20, 2015

Big To-do

by The Spokesman
Thursday, April 23 LIVE JAZZ: Rebecca Hardiman and Tom Grant will perform at Restaurant Five-O-Three in West Linn, 21900 Willamette Drive No. 201, from 7 to 10 pm. Info: http://restaurant503.com…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Ron Youngman, a retired U.S. Coast Guard inspector, stands at the stern of The Portland sternwheeler. Youngman is the Oregon Maritime Museum trustee responsible for its operation and maintenance.
May 20, 2015

THE MUSEUM THAT MOVES

by Jim Redden
Where can you take a ride on the last operating steam-powered, sternwheel tugboat in the country that currently serves as a floating museum? Here’s a hint. The tugboat’s name is The Portland.…
May 14, 2015

State revenue forecast: Kicker on the way

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
UPDATE: University presidents want more money for schools State economists are projecting both a $473 million rebate to taxpayers next year and up to $264 million more for the state budget in…
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - West Linn resident Bob Hamm's new book, 'Becoming Oregon,' is a collection of original news articles that tells the story of Oregon's history from 1804 to 1905.
May 27, 2015

Typing up history

by Patrick Malee
Bob Hamm loves to type. By that, he does not mean “writing,” though he loves that too, having spent a portion of his career as an English teacher in both West Linn and Lake Oswego. No, when Hamm…
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May 13, 2015

WL-WV considers $88.9 million budget for 2015-16

by Kate Hoots
Recent PERS ruling not likely to affect 2015-16 schools budget The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board recessed briefly during its May meeting to allow the district’s citizen budget committee to…

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May 13, 2015

Local doctor takes opioid abuse to Congress

by Kelsey O'Halloran
A Wilsonville resident was recently sworn in to testify before Congress about opioid abuse and treatment. Dr. Marvin Seppala, who has spent the past 27 years practicing addiction treatment, is…
PEGGY SAVAGE - A visitor inspects one of many quilts hanging on display in the Dibble House.
May 08, 2015

Molalla Quilt Show features more than quilts

by Peggy Savage
The Molalla Quilt Show opened today to sunshine that promises to last the weekend -- perfect weather for strolling through Molalla's Dibble House Museum Complex to check out the displays of…
May 07, 2015

Sprinkler credited with knocking out fire

by The Spokesman
The early morning blaze was caused by improper disposal of used rags, investigator says Authorities are crediting a fire sprinkler for preventing a Thursday morning blaze at OrePac in…
MAHS - Molalla Quilt Show opens Friday
May 06, 2015

Molalla Quilt Show opens Friday

by Peggy Savage
 The annual Molalla Quilt Show will be held Mothers' Day weekend. On Friday, May 8, show hours will be from noon to 4 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dibble…
DOWNS
May 06, 2015

Downs to expand leadership role

by Kate Hoots
WHS principal will move to district admin position July 1; search is on for his replacement Over the course of 16 years working in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District, Aaron Downs has…
May 13, 2015

Big To-do

by The Spokesman
Thursday, April 23 LIVE JAZZ: Rebecca Hardiman and Tom Grant will perform at Restaurant Five-O-Three in West Linn, 21900 Willamette Drive No. 201, from 7 to 10 pm. Info: http://restaurant503.com…
May 05, 2015

Big To-do

by The Spokesman
Today WALK FOR LUNCH: Join Walk Smart - in coordination with National Walk @ Lunch Day — for a 30-minute walk during lunch. To participate meet at Wilsonville City Hall, 29799 S.W. Town Center…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOHN M. VINCENT - Portlands Gary Bockman - shown here in a Great American Stock Car race car - has been a driver, instructor, race official and organizer. Hes won two road course championships in the Great American Stockcar Series.
Apr 29, 2015

Oregon's racing history on view at World of Speed Museum

by John M. Vincent
Among the displays at the World of Speed museum, which opened last Friday, is a unique Chrysler Lebaron. You’re thinking, “Really? A Chrysler Lebaron?” But consider that this one held a world…
COURTESY: LEAH NASH FOR INVESTIGATEWEST - Justin Buri at his home in the St. Johns neighborhood on a recent April evening. Buri has seen firsthand the pressures of a changing housing market at his job with the Community Alliance of Tenants.
Apr 29, 2015

Buying a new home? Cash is king

by Lee van der Voo and James Gordon/Investigate West
Justin and Julieth Buri were about to lose. Again. This time it was a gold-colored bungalow, a 1,382-square-foot house on Northeast Fremont Street belonging to the estate of Veona Monroe, a…
TIDINGS FILE PHOTO - KULLA
Apr 29, 2015

Josh Kulla bids farewell to Spokesman

by The Spokesman
Longtime Wilsonville Spokesman reporter, photographer and assistant editor Josh Kulla has filed his last story for this newspaper. Kulla left the Spokesman to take a photographer position with…




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