The return of Promontory Park

The return of Promontory Park

Promontory Park hadn’t seen many visitors since its two-year closure, but that changed this...

'Cocktail' re-energizes PKD patient

'Cocktail' re-energizes PKD patient

Laura Campbell knows the power of a positive attitude. It carried her through 13 years of...

Pierce, Brown ready to face off in governor's race

Pierce, Brown ready to face off in governor's race

Salem physician Bud Pierce celebrated his victory as the Republican nominee for governor, beating...

Breathing room

Breathing room

The boy who threw the first pitch at the Estacada High School home baseball game on Friday,...

Estacada 8-year-old helps the homeless

Estacada 8-year-old helps the homeless

Some people might be bitter about facing lifelong medical issues. Austin McRae isn’t. The...

Taco truck fundraiser helps Estacada family through tough time

Taco truck fundraiser helps Estacada family through tough time

Surrounded by love and support, Pepe’s Tacos looked good in its new green wallpaper. On...

Estacada artists paint different worlds

Estacada artists paint different worlds

Books are known for taking people to other worlds, but does visual art do the same? Many of the...

Estacada's ABCD project engages students with limited mobility

Estacada's ABCD project engages students with limited mobility

Art is a valuable outlet for creative expression, but how does an artist with limited mobility...

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May 26, 2016

Estacada voters annex parcel into city limits

by Emily Lindstrand
Estacada voters, in the May 17 primary election, approved the annexation of a .98-acre parcel of land into city limits. According to results released from Clackamas County on Tuesday, May 23,…
ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: EMILY LINDSTRAND - Abigail Radford stands outside of Estacada City Hall with Mayor Brent Dodrill. Radford won the citywide If I Were Mayor contest and will now compete in the statewide competition.
May 26, 2016

"If I Were Mayor" contest winner announced

by Emily Lindstrand
If the idea of lemonade water fountains and affordable housing appeals to you, you'll be pleased with the platform of the winner of Estacada's “If I Were Mayor” contest. Abigail Radford, a home…
May 26, 2016

Cop log

by Emily Lindstrand
Information from this column comes from the Sandy Police Department public records. The Sandy Police Department provides law enforcement services in Estacada. Officers recently filed reports on…


May 26, 2016

News briefs

by Emily Lindstrand
Kid’s Art, Craft Day scheduled for June 4 Estacada students in kindergarten through high school will have the opportunity to sell their art work and craft items at the city’s Kid’s Art & Craft…
May 26, 2016

Around town

by Emily Lindstrand
Have an event you’d like to see in the newspaper? Send a description with any relevant information to editor@estacadanews.com by 11 a.m. Monday for inclusion in the week’s paper. Include any…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: PAULINA MENCHACA - Using rice and blue paint at a work event for Estacada's entry into the Grand Floral Parade, Gloria Polzin creates the Clackamas River on the city's new logo.
May 26, 2016

Estacada's Ford Leadership Cohort floats to Portland

by Emily Lindstrand
What started out as a golf cart will soon be transformed into a colorful representation of Estacada. The city’s Ford Institute Leadership Cohort has began construction on their mini float for…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Some Oregon businesses could be hit with more taxes under an initiative that will be on the November general election ballot. A state analysis of the initiative found that it could raise about $6 billion for state budgets, but might 'dampen' employment and growth around the state.
May 23, 2016

State business tax plan would raise billions, but could 'dampen'…

by Paris Achen
SALEM — A proposed tax on the sales of large businesses would generate more than $6 billion in biennial state revenue starting in 2017-19, but it also would slow income, employment and…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: JESSICA ELLIOT - Estacada singer-songwriter Jessica Elliot celebrated the release of her first album 'Jessie Leigh' earlier this month.
May 25, 2016

Estacada singer-songwriter celebrates release of first album

by Emily Lindstrand
Country singer-songwriter Jessica Elliot’s life has changed significantly over the past few years. In 2015, she was teaching kindergarten and English language development in the Estacada School…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Cliff, who was rescued from an embankment along the Clackamas River earlier this month, meets his new owners on Thursday, May 19.
May 20, 2016

Dog rescued from Clackamas River embankment finds new home

by Emily Lindstrand
The dog rescued from a cliff by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol earlier this month has found a new home. After they were unable to find any previous owner for the canine,…
May 19, 2016

Estacada school district creates instructional coach positions

by Emily Lindstrand
The Estacada School District is focusing on strategies from within that will improve student outcomes. Through a two-year partnership with the Oregon Department of Education in which the…

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May 20, 2016

Estacada City Council agrees to cycling plaza name change

by Emily Lindstrand
The Estacada City Council recently granted the Estacada Development Association’s request that the name of the station plaza outside of City Hall revert back to the Estacada Station Cycling…
ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: EMILY LINDSTRAND - A participant takes on the rapids of the Clackamas River during the oar boat slalom at the 2016 Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival.
May 19, 2016

Community makes a splash at Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival

by Emily Lindstrand
More than 400 people participated or watched the 33rd Annual Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival at the Carter Bridge recreation area Saturday and Sunday, May 14-15. “It was a really fun time,”…
May 19, 2016

Police log

by Emily Lindstrand
Information from this column comes from the Sandy Police Department public records. The Sandy Police Department provides law enforcement services in Estacada. Officers recently filed reports on…
May 19, 2016

News briefs

by Emily Lindstrand
Ford Cohort invites collaboration on float The Estacada Ford Family Foundation Cohort invites anyone interested to join them as they begin creating their float for the Portland Grand Floral…
May 19, 2016

Signing their way to fluency

by Emily Lindstrand
Beginning next year, students at Estacada High School will have the opportunity to learn sign language. When students were polled about what courses they were interested in, sign language…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Take a look at Scarlett's farmhouse charm, find out more about Mt. Hood's Tiny House Village and tour the other four tiny houses, during the open house from 5 to 8 p.m. on May 20. All five tiny houses will be available for rent on Memorial Day weekend.
May 19, 2016

Mt. Hood Village Resort offers tiny houses for rent

by Ellen Spitaleri
Open house and tour introduces concept to public They may be tiny, but they have a huge impact and the public is invited to tour the five small houses that make up Mt. Hood Tiny House Village…
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May 17, 2016

Smith, Humberston appear headed for runoff in Clackamas County

by Pamplin Media Group
Incumbent Tootie Smith appears headed for a November runoff election against challenger Ken Humberston in the race for Position 4 on the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners. Second returns…
SCHRADER
May 17, 2016

Schrader wins race for Position 3 on Clackamas County commission

by Pamplin Media Group
Martha Schrader appears to be on her way to another term as a Clackamas County commissioner. Updated returns Wednesday morning showed Schrader with 52.6 percent of the vote, followed by Steve…
May 14, 2016

Teen arrested for stabbing in Estacada

by Courtney Vaughn
A 17-year-old boy is in police custody on suspicion of stabbing a 22-year-old Estacada man Friday evening. Sandy Police officers responded to the 700 block of North Broadway Street in Estacada…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - A new sign was added to the Hole in the Wall boater access site during Portland General Electrics updates to the location. The updates were part of PGEs relicensing agreement with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to continue operating hydroelectric projects on the Clackamas River.
May 12, 2016

PGE celebrates improvements for boater access

by Emily Lindstrand
For the past year, Portland General Electric has implemented improvements to several boater access sites along the Clackamas River. As part of a relicensing agreement with the Federal Energy…