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April 21, 2016

It's probably not as important as you think

by Dave Wenzel
For a number of years I’ve been working on a list. It's a collection of misguided ideas from my life experience. I’ve come to call this list, “Things I wish I’d known earlier.” It's based in a…
April 21, 2016

Elect Bill King to Position 4 on county commission

by Steve Brown
RECOMMENDATION: BILL KING FOR POSITION 4 It was Bill King’s own experience of testifying before the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners that gave him the final push he needed to enter the…
April 21, 2016

Yesterday's headlines

by Teresa Carson
1966 Mrs. Corinne La Vonne (Bonnie) Jones was asking for folks to write in her name as a candidate for the five-year term on the Union High School Board of Directors. The Bloodmobile did well on…


April 20, 2016

ENDORSEMENT: Elect Bill King to Position 4 on Clackamas County…

by Steve Brown
Steve Bates resonates with fiscal conservatism RECOMMENDATION: BILL KING FOR POSITION 4 It was Bill King’s own experience of testifying before the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners that…
April 14, 2016

Congressional inaction bolsters online criminals

by Sen. Ron Wyden
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) made the following statement at the April 12 Finance Committee hearing on cybersecurity and protecting taxpayer information. Hackers and crooks, including many…
April 14, 2016

Our Opinion: Rape victims' courage to be applauded

by Editorial Board
A handful of women who overcame one of the most traumatic experiences imaginable have fundamentally changed the way Oregon thinks about the crime of rape. Nine years ago, when notorious rapist…
April 14, 2016

Yesterday's headlines

by Teresa Carson
1966 The Bloodmobile was scheduled to make a stop in Estacada from 3-7 p.m. Monday, April 18. The News reminded everyone that “the war in Vietnam is not the boys choosing and support is needed.”…
April 06, 2016

The bird has the word in political debate

by Editorial Board
These are particularly polarizing times. Some of the folks who are invested in the U.S. presidential primaries are picking sides in an O.K. Corral sort of way — reason and civility be damned —…
ARCHIVE PHOTO - In 1976, Patricia Shoemaker, Pat McMahan and Penny Miller modeled Bee Line Fashions for a fashion show at the Safari Club.
April 06, 2016

1966: Estacada resident begins "world tour"

by Emily Lindstrand
1966 Estacada resident Helen Dunlop embarked on a “world tour,” in which she would visit South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Her first stop was the Philippines. 1976 Estacada ladies were…
March 24, 2016

Logo design should undergo public review

by Contributor
Editor’s note: The following letter by Estacada City Councilor Sean Drinkwine was originally sent to Sharon Darcy, an Estacada resident who published her commentary (“City can earn back trust by…

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ARCHIVE PHOTO - In 1986, Estacada kids celebrated Easter with a giant bunny who came to town.
Mar 24, 2016

Yesterday's headlines

by Emily Lindstrand
1966 The Job Corps put out a call for youths from low-income families in rural areas to join their organization. Applicants were required to live outside of Portland, Eugene or Salem. “Those…
ARCHIVE PHOTO - In 1996, Estacada City Hall recieved a new roof, installed by Mike's Roofing.
Mar 17, 2016

Yesterday's headlines

by Emily Lindstrand
1966 Estacada fourth-graders dressed up like Native Americans for their field trip to the McLoughlin House in Oregon City. On their trip, they learned how early pioneers lived in Oregon. “In…
Mar 17, 2016

City can earn back trust by revising logo

by Contributor
I encourage the branding committee to follow the advice of Steven Brown, editor of the Estacada News, and hold up on using the selected logo and brand. It's sub-par and wrong on so many levels…
Mar 10, 2016

Let Clackamas County plan its future

by John Ludlow
Metro made a land-use decision recently. That decision adversely affects Clackamas County’s future employment opportunities. A “remand” came back to Clackamas County and Metro from the Land…
Mar 10, 2016

Letters to the editor

by Emily Lindstrand
Editor should keep his nose out of our business I was disappointed to see the article regarding the new city of Estacada logo. I personally like the new logo. I think it is creative, understated…
ARCHIVE PHOTO - In 2006, Eagle Creek School's annual sports challenge drew quite a crowd. Here, students roll tires in a relay race.
Mar 10, 2016

Yesterday's headlines

by Emily Lindstrand
1966 Estacada High School art teacher Robert Brown was planning a five-week trip to Greece, London, Paris, Egypt and Rome. “The summer trip is set for July 19 to Aug. 21, and any student is…