2000: Portland General Electric plans River Mill Dam update
1980 — Classified advertisements from 40 years ago included a babysitter who charged $5 a day plus food and was seeking new clients; a listing from piano tuner Ernest Ragley, who offered "the best in registered piano service;" and a small logging company looking to purchase land.
1990 — The Estacada Chamber of Commerce was gearing up to host their second annual magic show. Included in the lineup was David Charvet, who had been named Seattle's Magician of the Year multiple times. "At an international competition, Charvet was praised for developing one of the most novel illusions of the competition," The News reported. "Charvet has performed professionally throughout the United States. He has also written a highly acclaimed 300 page book about the history of magic."
2000 — Portland General Electric was seeking bids from contractors for a $6 million improvement project on the River Mill Dam. The work would bring the dam, which was built in 1911, up to seismic earthquake standards."Last year, PGE, using staff and contract engineers, came up with a plan to bring River Mill Dam up to standards that would allow it to withstand and sustain a major earthquake," said Mark Fryburg, information specialist at Portland General Electric. "We took the plan to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. They reviewed the plan on behalf of the public interest and approved it."
2010 — Items from the newspaper's Around Town calendar included a 100 year celebration for Estacada High School, a food drive coordinated by the Estacada Lions Club and a musical performance by Art Abrams and his Swing Machine Big Band at the Estacada Auditorium, sponsored by Estacada Together.
2019 — The Friends of the Estacada Public Library hosted a signup event to celebrate the launch of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in town. The program, which is still running today, mails free books to children ages 5 and younger in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. The Friends of the Estacada Public Library and the Estacada Community Foundation collaborated to bring the program to the local community.
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