Clackamas' Opinions

FILE PHOTO - Jeff Anderson and Renee Andrews act out a dramatic moment in 'The Wising Up of Little Red Riding Hood.'
May 27, 2015

Letters: Article provides icing on cake for theater; Internet…

by The Clackamas Review
Just a note to thank you soooo much for running that excellent article on our theater troupe last Wednesday (“Eagles Wings Ministries troupe offers dessert theater show,” May 13). It did pick us…
May 27, 2015

Let there be light on McLoughlin Boulevard

by Ed Gronke and Jennifer Harding
We are extending an invitation to the community to be present at the next meeting of the McLoughlin Area Plan Implementation Team (MAP-IT). The meeting will take place next week at the offices…
May 20, 2015

Our Opinion: PERS ruling pushes state to the edge

by Editorial Board
Oregon has a mere two years to avert fiscal disaster — and its leaders must acknowledge both the depth of the problem and the need to act before it’s too late. A disappointing Oregon Supreme…
May 20, 2015

Federal program that helps parents become better parents helps…

by Susan Lindauer and Ron Wyden
How does someone become a good parent? What does that even mean and how do you acquire the wisdom, patience and intuition that every child needs their parent to possess? These are the essential,…
May 20, 2015

Support for search and rescue appreciated

by Sherri Magdlen
The Siletz Charitable Contribution Fund awarded nonprofit Mt. Wave Emergency Communication Search and Rescue $3,008.75 for repeater equipment and supplies on July 22, 2014. Siletz has been very…
May 13, 2015

Letter: OLWD race; Olsen fighting for us; brokers' yachts;…

by The Clackamas Review
Once again this election season, the citizens of Oak Grove and Jennings Lodge have a clear choice to make in the Oak Lodge Water District election. I am supporting Jim Martin to be elected to…
May 13, 2015

The miracle of the doomed daffodils

by Lila Elliott
Sitting in the middle of a lonely 30 acre field in Clackamas (near Jennifer Street and Highway 212/224) sat several beds of daffodils destined to be cemented over in the commercial renovation of…
May 13, 2015

Annual savings for Oak Lodge district consolidation is wishful…

by Myron Martwick
Mr. David Gray in his recent Community Soapbox article misrepresented my position on a pay-as-you-go policy for Oak Lodge Water District and does not speak to the issue of debt financing by Oak…
May 06, 2015

Oak Lodge Water District race, taking on debt requires careful…

by David Gray
Anyone served by the Oak Lodge Water District should pay attention to the contest between Myron Martwick and Jim Martin (see page 45 of the Voters’ Pamphlet). First, I invite your attention to…
PHOTO COURTESY: CITY OF MILWAUKIE - The Kellogg Bridge connection is key for Milwaukie, providing direct access to its downtown for bikers and walkers coming from the south.
May 06, 2015

Letters: View of 'fish kill'; Happy Valley police levy; OLWD…

by The Clackamas Review
Our salmon have been waiting over 150 years to access the Kellogg estuary and upstream due to damning activities, the latest since the Great Depression being the construction of the (not so)…

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Apr 29, 2015

Honesty is always the best policy

by Lynn Fisher, Terry Gibson and Susan Keil
The undersigned members of the Board of the Oak Lodge Sanitary District feel we must respond to the inaccuracies and false statements in the Voters’ Pamphlet statement of Myron Martwick,…
Apr 29, 2015

Time for tough decisions on Clackamas County road funding

by John Ludlow
Every day, more county residents are becoming aware of our road funding crisis. Clackamas County is facing a $17 million annual funding gap, crippling our ability to provide essential road…
PHOTO COURTESY: CLACKAMAS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY - Additional volunteers are sought to staff the Stevens-Crawford Heritage House and to expand its open days.
Apr 29, 2015

Volunteer, visit where history lives on

by Mark Hurlburt
While visiting the gorgeous Stevens-Crawford Heritage House, 603 Sixth St., Oregon City, you will fall in love with this home where history has been preserved spectacularly. Unlike many historic…
Apr 29, 2015

Vote YES for Measure 3-467 - Happy Valley Police Services Levy

by Craig Roberts
I encourage you to support and vote YES on Measure 3-467 to renew the five-year levy to provide dedicated police services for the city of Happy Valley. Approval of this public safety levy does…
RENDERING COURTESY: CITY OF OC - Landmarks at this intersection currently include a Plaid Pantry and the shuttered Mt. Pleasant Elementary School, but development is expected to hit the area soon.
Apr 22, 2015

Letters: Roundabouts; sidewalks; Carver Bridge; HB 2960;…

by The Clackamas Review
The problem is mostly peak afternoon traffic, and we have the same problem at Webster/Roots roads and the Webster couplet to Jennings in Clackamas (“Oregon City moves forward on roundabout,”…
Apr 22, 2015

TriMet working to make region great

by Neil McFarlane
This is truly an exciting time! In less than six months, TriMet will open the MAX Orange Line and the signature Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People. I’m proud to announce that this complex…
Apr 22, 2015

Time to tell Oregon City how to spend its urban renewal money

by John Williams
What’s in the future Oregon City? What will the next 20 years bring? We know the history, but what’s ahead. Will there be an influx of 15,000 or 20,000 more people? Will there be jobs for…
Apr 15, 2015

Our Opinion: Making Gain Share equitable for all

by Editorial board
Oregon politicians talk incessantly about the need for better jobs in this state. And for good reason: When more people are working at higher wages, the income taxes they generate help pay for…
Apr 15, 2015

My View: Maybe it's time for an Oregon owner's manual

by Adam Davis
Now that voter registration is easier in Oregon, thanks to the Motor Voter Registration Law, it may be time to use the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for one more thing: helping assure we…
Apr 15, 2015

History should inform Jennings Lodge development

by Elizabeth Marple Bentley
Plans to bulldoze flat nearly 16 acres at the heart of one of Clackamas County’s most historic communities will shortly be filed with the Clackamas County Planning Division by the property’s…




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