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Things to see and do in Wilsonville area this week and coming up

An eXtraordinary League of Rockers ignites Wilsonville

An eXtraordinary League of Rockers ignites Wilsonville

Musicians from Wilsonville, West Linn, Lake Oswego, Oregon City, Aurora, Sherwood and Beaver...

City taking steps toward red light camera program

City taking steps toward red light camera program

Wilsonville City Council also considering the creation of traffic school

WERK Day a success

WERK Day a success

Despite rainout-worthy conditions, Wilsonville City staff and volunteers came out in force

Creating engaged citizens

Creating engaged citizens

Three years in, Citizens Academy showing fruits of its labor

Wilsonville Garden Club in full bloom

Wilsonville Garden Club in full bloom

Annual Spring Sale brought in oodles of vibrant plants to benefit the community

Dive into history

Dive into history

Wilsonville-Boones Ferry Historical Society looking for history buffs to jump on board

Got junk? Wilsonville Bulky Waste Day can help

Got junk? Wilsonville Bulky Waste Day can help

Clean house while helping low-income families in need in Wilsonville

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PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: PETER WONG - Clackamas County commissioners hear from Jay Minor, at left, before voting Tuesday, May 23, to reaffirm Stafford as an urban reserve for the Portland region.
May 23, 2017

Clackamas board reaffirms Stafford as an urban reserve

by Peter Wong
Votes on findings, agreement conclude decade-long debate over designation of area surrounded by Tualatin, Lake Oswego and West Linn.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - Homeless camps like this one along the Springwater Trail, can be found across the region. Clackamas County found more than 2,000 homeless people in it's latest count.
May 21, 2017

Clackamas County sees rise in homeless count

by Peter Wong
Totals increase even as unemployment drops; official says 'this should be a call to action for everyone in our community'
PHOTO COURTESY OF HD WALLPAPERS - Does this cute youngster look like a Kylo or Kehlani to you? Those were the fastest-rising names on this year's list of popular monikers from the Social Security Adminstration.
May 18, 2017

Think you picked an unusual name for your baby?

by Pamplin Media Group
In Oregon, the most nonreligious state in the union, Biblical names are predominate for boys


TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Regan Molatore celebrates with her kids during election night Tuesday, May 16.
May 16, 2017

Molatore, Hydes, Fitch win school board seats

by Andrew Kilstrom
Preliminary returns show one incumbent, two newcomers are poised to join West Linn-Wilsonville School District
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Oregon Institute of Technology students, guided by assistant professor Leif Taylor, practice releasing a smaller version of their eclipse-tracking balloon during a dry run at Tualatin High School on Monday.
May 12, 2017

Big balloon flies high above Tualatin High School in eclipse test

by Mark Miller
Big balloon flies high above Tualatin High School in eclipse test
PHOTO COURTESY OF HD WALLPAPERS - Does this cute youngster look like a Kylo or Kehlani to you? Those were the fastest-rising names on this year's list of popular monikers from the Social Security Adminstration.
May 12, 2017

Think you picked an unusual name for your baby?

by Pamplin Media Group
Not if you chose Emma or Noah, the most popular names for girls and boys for the third year in a row
May 11, 2017

Clackamas board allows more time on Stafford agreement

by Peter Wong
County now sets May 23 to approve findings as an urban reserve, sign plan with three cities to lay out eventual development of 6,230 acres.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - During the employment land use feasibility study presentation, KPFF consultant Matt Dolan showed several renderings (pictured) of types of developments that could be built on the central sunarea.
May 10, 2017

Wilsonville City consultant says Basalt Creek OK for industrial use

by Claire Green
City of Wilsonville third-party study of planning central subarea complete
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - A Wilsonville resident since 1956, Debi Laue has been an active supporter of community events and causes for many years. One in particular that is near and dear to her heart in Relay for Life.
May 10, 2017

Relay for Life season kicks off

by Claire Green
Helping give a voice to those fighting a silent disease
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: CLAIRE GREEN - House Rep. Richard Vial (R-Wilsonville) waved future housing development maps above his head while speaking emphatically about additional residences piling on more traffic to already congested  roads.
May 10, 2017

Regional traffic relief on legislative docket

by Claire Green
Rep. Richard Vial (R-Wilsonville) crusading for congestion mitigation in metro region
May 10, 2017

Wilsonville City Council adopts inclusion resolution 5-0

by Claire Green
After weeks of fine-tuning the wording, resolution reaffirms welcoming commitment
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: CLAIRE GREEN - Shoppers from Wilsonville and neighboring communities flocked to the Rite Aid annual plant sale and fundraiser April 28-29.
May 10, 2017

Annual Wilsonville Rite Aid plant sale a hit

by Claire Green
Gardeners throughout Wilsonville area came out to show support and raise money for sick children
May 10, 2017

News in Brief

by Spokesman
WERK day returns to help spruce up Wilsonville and Advance Road closure expected for several weeks
May 10, 2017

Wilsonville awards monies for two grant programs

by Spokesman
Community improvements and growth of tourism industry lead grant recipients
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Oregon Institute of Technology students, guided by assistant professor Leif Taylor, practice releasing a smaller version of their eclipse-tracking balloon during a dry run at Tualatin High School on Monday.
May 08, 2017

Big balloon flies high above Tualatin High School in eclipse test

by Mark Miller
Oregon Tech and Tualatin High students have teamed up on a project to help track the path of this August's total eclipse of the sun.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Missing teen Brandon Powells body was found in the Clackamas River April 28 and identified May 1.
May 04, 2017

Missing teen's body found

by Claire Green
Former Wilsonville High School student Brandon Powell missing since March 12
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO  - A protective cover is placed over a tree in Hillsboro where bees died after suspected pesticide exposure.
May 03, 2017

Bee-killing pesticides won't be sold at Walmart, Beyond Toxics says

by Steve Law
Eugene group's research revealed many plants sold in garden supply stores contain neonicotinoid pesticides, which were blamed for massive bee kill in Wilsonville
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Volunteers are needed Saturday, May 6, to help prep the grounds of the ELC as the college works to restore the Newell Creek headwaters.
May 03, 2017

Big to do

by Spokesman staff
What's happening in and around Wilsonville in the coming weeks
SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO - Wilsonville High's graduation rate was 93 percent in 2015-16, which played a significant role in its high ranking.
May 03, 2017

U.S. News says Wilsonville High School among state’s best

by Andrew Kilstrom
Wilsonville High School ranks fourth in Oregon out of 328 high schools
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Landowners in the the central subarea, roughly 41 acres near the upper center of the larger planning zone, are concerned about Wilsonville and Metros desire to zone the land as industrial rather than residential because of the slopes and topography of the land.
May 03, 2017

Speed of Basalt Creek planning aggravating landowners

by Claire Green
Rural land slated for development between Tualatin and Wilsonville proves divisive

Don't miss the local news

SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO - Hundreds of women from around the metro area gather each year for the Queen of the High Road 10K and half-marathon in Wilsonville.
May 03, 2017

Queen of the High Road is back

by Claire Green
Wilsonville 10K and half-marathon making route and leadership changes that may signal the end
SPOKESMAN PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE - Hayden Elizabeth Wilde and Thomas Keaton Whittaker were named 2017 Springfest Queen and King Friday, April 28.
May 03, 2017

Springfest takes center stage

by Andrew Kilstrom
One of Wilsonville High School's longest-standing traditions is a hit once again
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - When Jasmin Kim learned that she had ovarian cancer at 24 years old, the diagnosis forced her to press pause on her economics degree. Since going into remission, Kim has been giving back through the ovarian cancer awareness campaign Trust Your Gut.
May 03, 2017

Wilsonville ovarian cancer survivor spreading awareness

by Claire Green
Local survivor celebrating World Ovarian Cancer Day with awareness campaign
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Eliana Kaufman is Wilsonvilles 2017 Amazing Kid.
May 03, 2017

Amazing Kids inspire community and local businesses

by Spokesman staff
The Pamplin Media Group hosts its annual Amazing Kids event this coming Monday, May 8, at OMSI
May 03, 2017

Wilsonville wordsmithing its inclusion resolution

by Claire Green
Wilsonville City residents deliver primarily positive reactions to concept presented in resolution
Apr 30, 2017

Clackamas board moves a step closer toward resolving Stafford

by Peter Wong
Commissioners adopt regional findings, set May 11 for public consideration of specific ordinance ane proposed agreement with Metro and three cities on development.
HANDOUT - Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum
Apr 29, 2017

Senate passes public records request response deadline

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Government entities now have unlimited time to respond to records requests
PETER WONG - Chairman Jim Bernard, center, leads off as all five commissioners speak Monday (April 17) on the state of Clackamas County. Others from left are Ken Humberston, Sonya Fischer, Martha Schrader and Paul Savas. Seated in front is County Administrator Don Krupp.
Apr 29, 2017

Clackamas leaders lay out ambitious goals

by Peter Wong
Targets include homelessness, children living in poverty and transportation
Apr 28, 2017

OUR AMAZING KID

by Pamplin Media Group staff
Wilsonville's most amazing kids devotes time to theater, helping peers
Apr 26, 2017

Massive health care cuts on possible budget reduction list

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
State looking at $1.6 billion shortage to maintain current services
Apr 26, 2017

Bill would eliminate a dozen obsolete boards, commissions

by Claire Withycombe and Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Numerous Oregon governors have tried to dismantle inactive commissions but largely failed
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Celebrate spring at the annual Tualatin Bird Festival May 20 with plenty of kids activities.
Apr 26, 2017

Big To Do

by Spokesman staff
What's happening in and around Wilsonville this week and coming up
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Mike Taylor says he will look to increase transparency and decrease over-crowding if he's elected to the West Linn-Wilsonville School Board.
Apr 26, 2017

Taylor looks to make local schools exceptional if elected to school board

by Andrew Kilstrom
Mike Taylor runs for West Linn-Wilsonville School Board Position 1 against Wilsonville's Regan Molatore
Apr 26, 2017

Council departs from traditional liaison positions

by Claire Green
For efficiency, councilors won't attend individual non-council City meetings
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: CLAIRE GREEN - Signs posted at the intersections of Town Center Loop W and Wilsonville Road and Boeckman/Stafford/Advance/Wilsonville will remain in tact for a longer period of time to better gauge their effectiveness.
Apr 26, 2017

Five months in, City reviews truck ordinance

by Claire Green
City presents traffic data collected 90 days after sign installation
SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO - At the Parks and Recreation Master Plan open house April 20, attendees praised the department for the water features around town but asked for more riverfront access and additional facilities, such as ball fields.
Apr 26, 2017

City begins Parks and Recreation planning with open house

by Claire Green
City looks for public input regarding recreation, parks and priorities
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Regan Molatore, the only incumbent in this year's West Linn-Wilsonville School Board race, is running for Position 1 against West Linn's Mike Taylor.
Apr 26, 2017

Molatore aims for second term on West Linn-Wilsonville School Board

by Andrew Kilstrom
Regan Molatore runs for Position 1 against West Linn's Mike Taylor
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: CLAIRE GREEN - House Representative Richard Vial addressed a full-house crowd at the April 20 mid-session town hall. Covering hot topics, including the 2017-2019 budget, housing, transportation, education and public safety, the meeting went long to accommodate more questions.
Apr 26, 2017

State lawmakers answer questions and make connections in Wilsonville

by Claire Green
Legislators tackle regional issues and hear personal pleas at town hall
Apr 26, 2017

Wilsonville Police Log

by Claire Green
Wilsonville Police Department is run under contract with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. Information for the police log comes from the public record, and all persons named therein are…
Apr 26, 2017

Wilsonville, college tackle workforce conditions

by Staff
Partnership hoped to help employers realized the robust resouces that exist in the community