2009: Estacada resident cares for Croatian bears
1969 — The Estacada Garden Club was planning to renovate the landscape outside of City Hall in memory of a local community member. At their next meeting, the group would "replace the planting in front of City Hall with a more suitable planting and will dedicate it in memory of Ann Underwood. It will be dedicated to her for the many community service projects that she worked on and supported."
1979 — Newspaper publisher Ray Horn was planning to financially reward people who were knowledgeable about the news. "Horn will hand out dollar bills to anyone who can answer recent stories in the newspaper," a story in the paper read. "It pays to read the Clackamas County News every week, and this week it pays more than most weeks."
1989 — Dawn Piersall was the Estacada High School scholar of the week. She worked 30 hours a week at the Estacada Food Center while maintaining a grade point average of 3.6. After graduation, she planned to study psychology and pre-medicine at the University of Oregon.
1999 — Items from the newspaper's community calendar included a meeting of the Northwest Knifemakers Guild, an open house at Timber Lake Job Corps and a haunted house hosted by Estacada Youth Football, the theme of which was "when the ghouls are gone."
2009 — Estacada resident Krystal Kyle traveled to Croatia to care for endangered bears. Earlier that year, Kyle, a 20-year-old student at Portland State University, spent part of her summer at the Kuterevo Brown Bear Sanctuary. "Kyle joined a group of other students at the bear refuge to help feed and care for the bears, improve the fencing around the refuge and complete several service projects in the town of Kuterevo," The News reported. Kyle particularly enjoyed making "bear ice cream," which consists of layers of ice and frozen fruit. "They loved playing with it and would just go crazy when we gave it to them," she said. "The young brown bears are a lot like dogs, and it's easy to forget they can actually be really scary."
2018 — Estacada photographer Larry Cutler worked at Portland Fashion Week, which took place at the Hotel Monaco in downtown Portland and highlighted work from a variety of fashion designers. "The models came out, the DJ was there, people were sipping on champagne and I gave a fist bump to the main photographer," Cutler said.
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