Estacada's Opinions

CONTRIBUTED ARCHIVE PHOTO - In preparation for Estacada's 80th birthday, the May 22, 1985, issue of the then Clackamas County News ran a full page spread of photos from the town's early days. The photos were borrowed from the Mary E. Cody and Pearl T. Erickson collections. This photo, from the early 1900's, showed Ed and Louise Linn in front of their business next to the train station. Ice cream barrels are pictured on the left. The Hazelwood Dairy operated not far away, in downtown Estacada.
May 22, 2015

Yesterday's Headlines

by Isabel Gautschi
1995: State sues Timber Festival 1965 Airman 1st Class William E. Bartlemay, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Bartlemay of Boring, received special recognition at Toul-Rosieres Airbase, France, as…
ARCHIVE PHOTO BY JAMES H. LIENHARD - In May 1985, a three-man logging crew spent more than four hours felling a massive, 200 foot-tall rotting Douglas Fir on D.A. Sandy Hawes' property. A slab of the ancient tree was to be displayed at Estacada City Hall. A full-page photo spread illustrated the size of the tree while loggers wielded hefty 60-inch chain saws with the requisite cigarettes dangling casually from their mouths. Here's John Ashbaugh showing off a metal pipe in the tree's trunk that had broken a chain saw loaned by Dick's Logging for the project. 50 years earlier, similar pipes were used to drain turpentine.
May 19, 2015

Yesterday's Headlines

by Estacada News
1985: Group protests police funding 1965 Cazadero Dam had been washed out due to high flood waters in the winter and engineers were planning to replace it with the Faraday diversion dam.…
May 18, 2015

Group appreciates help with annual Easter event

by (none)
Reader's letter The Estacada Fire Volunteer Association’s annual Easter Egg Hunt was a great success. This was due, in no small part, to the generosity of the following businesses: Dick’s…
ARCHIVE PHOTO - The caption to this 1995 photo read: 'Business was brisk Friday night at the Cazadero Inn as a packed bar waited for the appearance of former Olympics Ice Skater Tonya Harding. Harding, a Clackamas County resident, has been singing karaoke Friday nights at the Cazadero, and last week, her much anticipated appearance was accompanied by a film crew from the tabloid television program Hard Copy, which was working on a profile of Harding. The crowd fell silent as Harding sang a duet with a friend, and then, as she was surrounded by well-wishers above, Hard Copy moved in close to get some exclusive footage. Earlier this month, Harding worked at the Estacada Fire Department.'
May 06, 2015

Yesterday's Headlines

by Isabel Gautschi
1995: Tonya Harding sings karaoke at the Cazadero Inn 1985 The Estacada Ranger District was preparing to move into new offices in the Estacada Industrial Park. It had been housed in what is now…
ARCHIVE PHOTO - The caption to this 1965 photo read: 'Major James Ellis of The Salvation Army helps Camp Fire Girls Kay Barry and Cynthia Casitle, sixth-graders at Estacada Elementary School, get their Salvage Recovery Bags ready for delivery.' Blue Bird, Camp Fire and Horizon Clubs were dropping off the bags in the Tri-County area urging residents to fill the bags with any usable or repairable discards such as clothing. The collected items would be repaired at The Salvation Army Mens Social Service Center and sold through its many thrift stores.
May 05, 2015

Yesterday's Headlines

by Estacada News
1995: Tonya Harding does community service at fire station 1965 The Estacada Union High School District was preparing to teach “modern math” in elementary schools. “Attacking problems as though…
May 01, 2015

Letter to the editor

by (none)
A great time was had by all Thanks to the teachers, students, parents and my sisters who attended the celebration for my 50 year career in teaching. To Sally Works, for her help organizing it…
ARCHIVE PHOTO BY CLINTON VINING - The caption to this 2005 photo read: Mike Doolittle braves the bird droppings to wave from the top of his roadside sign to cleebrate his 25th anniversary of business.
April 28, 2015

Yesterday's Headlines

by Estacada News
1985: Council debates whether city manager letters are public 1965 The Junior Chamber of Commerce held its second annual Easter Egg Hunt to grand success, to the delight of more than 600…
ARCHIVE PHOTO - The caption to this 1965 photo read: 'Water Festival Princesses participated in the Sellwood Easter Parade Saturday as one of approximately 125 entries. Among the many entries in the Parade were the Rainmakers, the Sellwood Court, the Queen and Junior Queen of the Rose Festival. The girls were given a big hand all along the parade route. Ticket sales by the girls are going ahead at a better rate than anticipated. From left to right your Princesses are: Sherri Harris, Jackie Horner, Ilene Barr, Glenda Carter and Marcia Dordquist.'
April 21, 2015

Yesterday's Headlines

by Estacada News
1995: Senior Center in trouble after Loaves & Fishes lose county contract 1965 Estacada Barracks, World War I Veterans and Auxiliary planned a potluck at the Estacada Grade School and invited…
April 08, 2015

Adults ruin egg hunt

by (none)
Letter to the Editor I have a comment about our town’s Easter egg hunt that I would like to get out there. I’m sure I’m not the only parent that has a negative opinion about Estacada’s egg hunt.…
ARCHIVE PHOTO: CHRISTINE BIERMAN - The caption to this 1985 photo read: 'Timber Lake Job Corpsman Anton Walter (wearing hat) helps Dominic Franco of Estacada adjust handlebars on bicycle he, Vincent Anderson and Robert Parry (right) rebuilt for him last week. Franco's bicycle was in shambles. He rides it often and youths in town had banged it up.'
April 08, 2015

Yesterday's Headlines

by Estacada News
1985: Job corpsmen repair bike trashed by bullies 1965 For April Fools Day, school employees presented Geneva Zeits of the upper elementary school with a giant mallet titled “Geneva’s Hamburger…

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ARCHIVE PHOTO: CLINTON VINING - In this March 2005 photo, Barbara Mattson of Barbaras Flowers & Coffee, shows Gov. Ted Kulongoski a photo of her mother with Gov. Arnold Schwartzenegger.
Apr 07, 2015

Yesterday's Headlines

by Estacada News
1995: Citizens protest drunk driving 1965 Terry Briscoe, a junior at Estacada Union High School, won the state level United Nations Speech contest sponsored by the International Order of Odd…
Apr 03, 2015

Letter to the editor

by (none)
Forum attendance much appreciated A sincere thank you to the folks who spent a beautiful Thursday evening in Estacada at our Town Hall forum. After a brief overview of the current legislative…
Apr 02, 2015

On school spending: We can do better

by Sen. Alan Olsen
My View: Sen. Alan Olsen It is clear we need to fully fund our children’s education. It is clear that even a billion new dollars into education didn’t prevent Oregon from dropping to the worst…
Mar 31, 2015

Oregon lawmakers should extend firearm background checks

by Pamplin Media Group
In the immediate days following the fatal shooting at Reynolds High School last June, The Outlook called for a tightening of rules regarding gun sales, which would not harm any law-abiding…
ARCHIVE PHOTO BY CHRISTINE BIERMAN - The caption to this 1985 photo read: 'Estacada firefighter Alan Hull's daughters, Angie, 9, (left) and Tiffany, 4, cozy up to some of the bunnies that will be given away April 6 at the fire department's annual Easter egg hunt. Up for grabs are the 5-foot-long bunny on Angies lap and other stuffed and chocolate rabbits.'
Mar 29, 2015

Yesterday's Headlines

by Estacada News
1995: School offers free performances of play about AIDS prevention 1965 Ten young men of the Estacada Jaycees helped lay 100 feet of sidewalk and build storage shelves and book cases for the…
Mar 25, 2015

We are poorly prepared for legal marijuana

by Susie Tracy
My View: Susie Tracy The legalization of “recreational” marijuana for individuals 21 years and older has propelled us into a climate of environmental and social change that we may not be…
Mar 25, 2015

My View: Rendell Frunk

by Rendell Frunk
Speak out in support of Estacada High School music program I would like to thank the students, parents, alumni and community for standing up in support of the Fine Arts Department. One of the…
Mar 25, 2015

EHS students show incredible bravery

by (none)
Letter to the editor Hugs to the members of the Estacada High School Gay-Straight Alliance for their efforts to raise awareness of sexual orientation issues during Unity Week. And a special hug…




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