Estacada hosted a Central American Conference put on by the Freedom Foundation. At least 100 people attended.

One of the speakers was Roger W. Fontaine, the top adviser to the National Security Council for Latin American affairs during the Reagan administration. Fontaine was integral to the decision to invade Grenada.

In other news, Estacada Mayor John Rowley was in hot water with Chamber of Commerce officials after he was quoted in the then Clackamas County News calling the Chamber “a nearly useless organization.”


Clackamas County Sheriff’s deputies and volunteers fruitlessly searched the woods of Eagle Creek for two Portland men who had gone missing after renting an Ultra-light Talon aircraft and taking off from Carus Airport for Mount Hood.

The newpaper’s quote of the week came from William Manchester: “The only conspirator in Oliver Stone’s film (“JFK”) is glib, shallow, completely irresponsible Oliver Stone himself.”


The City of Estacada decided to terminate is lease of Timber Park with Portland General Electric. The park had been costing the city about $30,000 a year to maintain.


An Eagle Creek man’s dogs had been missing for three days when he found their corpses in a wooded area behind his property.

The dogs had been killed, presumably with an ax.

After the grisly crime, the wife of the dog owner was quoted as saying she feared for her family’s safety.

The Oregon Humane Society offered a $500 reward to anyone with information leading to the arrest of the person responsible.

Media outlets gave considerable attention to the incident.

Three months later, in February 2013, the dog owner himself, Japtheth Daniel Stalcup, 25, admitted to killing the dogs.

He was arrested on two counts of first-degree aggravated animal abuse and initiating a false police report.

According to a Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Press Release, Stalcup had indicated that he had killed the dogs because he could not afford to care for them and knew of no other alternative.

The Estacada News urged pet owners who can no longer afford the care of their pets to contact the Oregon Humane Society at 503-285-7722.

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