After brutal winter, Gresham road repair crews go into full-on damage-control mode

After brutal winter, Gresham road repair crews go into full-on damage-control mode

Roads: Pothole repairs dependent on weather, East Multnomah County crews say

Trump's proposed budget cuts stir local concerns

Trump's proposed budget cuts stir local concerns

State, regional programs face ax if plans are adopted by national government.

Family seeks $682,000 in wrongful death case against Multnomah County deputy

Family seeks $682,000 in wrongful death case against Multnomah County deputy

Deputy was driving 8 miles over speed limit when patrol car collided with pedestrian.

Landslides close Columbia River Highway through Monday

Landslides close Columbia River Highway through Monday

The Oregon Department of Transportation has shuttered the scenic route through Monday, March 27.

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March 26, 2017

ICE agents nab former Reynolds student on Sunday

by Teresa Carson
ACLU says no warrant issued for 25-year old Francisco J. Rodriguez Dominguez
CONTRIBUTED - Annette Mattson is running for a position as director for Mt. Hood Community College Board of Education. She works at Portland General Electric and served on the David Douglas School Board.
March 24, 2017

Twenty-nine contenders file for school board seats

by Teresa Carson
Six seats for May 16 primary election are contested races
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis enjoys a laugh Wednesday at his State of the City address at the Gresham National Guard Armory.
March 24, 2017

Mayor touts community strength

by Christopher Keizur
Shane Bemis shares successes, goals in public safety, homeless services.


OUTLOOK PHOTO: ZANE SPARLING - A resident of the triplex reacts emotionally after escaping the fire that ravaged a three-unit apartment complex on Northeast Fifth Street near downtown Gresham.
March 24, 2017

Cat perishes in Gresham apartment fire

by Zane Sparling
One unit of triplex declared a total loss; no other injuries reported.
OUTLOOK PHOTO - Wood Village Mayor Tim Clark (left) listens to Fairview Councilor Natalie Voruz (center) discuss her concerns during a two-city meeting on Tuesday, March 21.
March 24, 2017

Councilors raise budget worries on two-city rec program

by Zane Sparling
Wood Village and Fairview to vote on project next month.
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: CYNTHIA ETTER - A female Anna's hummingbird's peak juts out over her nest on Southwest Hensley Road in Troutdale. Unlike some migatory hummingbirds, Anna's live in the same spot all year round.
March 24, 2017

Hummingbird guards her eggs

by Zane Sparling
Shutterbug spots Anna's hummingbird in Hensley Street tree in Troutdale.
KOIN PHOTO - Drink up!
March 24, 2017

NEWS BRIEFS: Bull Run water returns to Gresham taps

by Pamplin Media Group
What's Inside: Reynolds district seeks contractors for projects, County seeks feedback on code-compliance program.
MCSO PHOTO - James Dean Santee, 53
March 24, 2017

Husband saves wife from attacker

by Christopher Keizur
James Dean Santee, 53, facing six charges after attack in Gresham.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Summit Bowen portrayed Leonardo da Vinci and discussed just some of the great man's inventions.
March 24, 2017

Renaissance comes alive at Corbett Middle School

by Teresa Carson
Students portray super stars of the day at 'wax' figure museum.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Centennial High student Ashton Farris gets ready to hand out bags for food.
March 24, 2017

LEARNING LOG: City recognizes Centennial program

by Teresa Carson
What's Inside: Two MHCC students receive awards, MHCC hosts noted education author.
CONTRIBUTED - Peter Melton, a senior at Gresham High School, won $500 for the GHS auto program at the Portland Roadster Show with the work he is doing on his 1974 beetle.
March 24, 2017

Gresham-area students win prizes, awards at car event

by Teresa Carson
The Portland Roadster Show honors teen car nuts at Expo Center.
COURTESY PHOTO - Centennial High School students play a game testing their financial saavy with the help of Washignton Federal executives.
March 24, 2017

Centennial students learn about money

by Teresa Carson
Financial literacy key for success says savings and loan bank.
COURTESY: KOIN 6 NEWS - David Douglas School Board member Bryce Anderson is under fire for controversial comments he made on sanctuary vote, March 20.
March 24, 2017

Sanctuary comment draws David Douglas parents' ire

by KOIN 6 News
David Douglas school board member says he won't step down.
METRO MAP - A map of the Stafford area urban reserves.
March 24, 2017

Metro Council poised to certify urban reserves

by Peter Wong
The three cities continue to oppose Stafford's inclusion as an urban reserve.
REVIEW PHOTO - A sign in the window of Kevin 'The Geek' Kerwin's computer repair store announces his intention to leave Lake Oswego and set up shop in a 'Red State.'
March 22, 2017

Kevin 'The Geek' Kerwin says he's left Lake Oswego

by Anthony Macuk
A sign in the window of Kerwin's repair shop announces his departure for a 'red state' where he can live among Trump supporters
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Gresham Fire Department firefighters work the scene of a residential fire this morning at a triplex at 805 NE Fifth Street.
March 22, 2017

IN PHOTOS: Firefighters tackle triplex blaze

by Pamplin Media Group
A triplex at 805 NE Fifth Street in Gresham caught fire this morning; there were no reported injuries, however.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: ZANE SPARLING - MCSO Sgt. Steve Bevens speaks with a camper named John at the I-84 overpass on Friday, March 15. John was bringing some McDonald's takeout back to a homeless camp.
March 17, 2017

'Campers' start building at woods near Troutdale

by Zane Sparling
Sheriff's deputies lead inmate clean-up at Sandy River Delta Park on Friday.
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - TriMet's new fare policy allowing partial payment has some employees concerned about fair treatment of passengers.
March 21, 2017

TriMet guidance blocks drivers from confronting fare evaders, sparks confusion

by Nick Budnick
Drivers won't confront people who don't pay complete bus fare for rides.
FILE PHOTO - A project dedicated to putting in sidewalks and bike lanes along Cleveland Avenue could begin as early as 2019.
March 21, 2017

Tense sidewalk debate resolved with compromise

by Christopher Keizur
Projects aim to improve walkability along Cleveland and Division corridors.
CONTRIBUTED - The 60-by-80 foot barn burned to ground around 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, March 11 in Gresham.
March 21, 2017

Pole barn burns on Homan Road

by Zane Sparling
$25,000 shed was declared a total loss; no injuries reported.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The Barlow Bruinettes close out their routine during the preliminaries of the 2017 OSAA State Dance and Drill championships last Thursday at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland.
March 21, 2017

Gresham, Barlow dancers rank among best in state

by Teresa Carson
Teams place in top 10 in weekend competition at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland.
FILE PHOTO - Mayor Shane Bemis delivers the 2015 State of the City Address.
March 21, 2017

NEWS BRIEFS: Listen to Gresham's State of the City address

by Pamplin Media Group
What's Inside: Make most of your garden flowers, Sale to benefit square dance club
WIKIPEDIA PHOTO - The annual Reynolds HIgh School carnival will be up and runing at Reynolds Middle School this year.
March 21, 2017

Spring break fun blooms at libraries, gardens

by Teresa Carson
Region has many options for exciting week away from school.
CONTRIBUTED - Sophia Leonor Velasco was born at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at Randall Children's Hospital in Portland.
March 21, 2017

It's a girl!

by Anne Endicott
Troutdale couple announce birth of Sophia Leonor Velasco on Sunday.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: CHRIS KEIZUR - Nancy Fraser, a volunteer with Portland Audubon, holds Finnegan the Peregrine Falcon.
March 21, 2017

Gresham celebrates vulture day

by Christopher Keizur
Audubon Society program shared importance of birds to global ecosystem
FILE PHOTO - The following information was compiled from the public records of the Fairview Police Department:
March 21, 2017

Fairview police log

by Pamplin Media Group
The following information was compiled from the public records of the Fairview Police Department:
FILE PHOTO - The following information is from the public records of the Gresham Police Department:
March 21, 2017

Gresham police log

by Pamplin Media Group
The following information is from the public records of the Gresham Police Department:
CONTRIBUTED  - It was action-packed fun as the Scouts watched their cars race in the pinewood derby. I
March 21, 2017

Local Scouts hold Pinewood Derby

by Teresa Carson
Old-fashioned fun with tiny cars occurs at 182nd Avenue in Gresham.
FILE PHOTO - John Nelsen welcomes new principal Raffi Martinian to Knova in 2015.
March 21, 2017

LEARNING LOG: KNOVA drops middle school

by Teresa Carson
What's Inside: Corbett triumphs in math, Nominate a teacher, Corbett donkey basketball rescheduled.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Jeff Kline is proud of the large mural of Steve Prefontaine that hangs on the wall at the East Wind Running Company. Every such store, he says, should have Pre on their walls.
March 21, 2017

Starting out on the right foot

by Shannon O. Wells
East Wind Running Co. puts priority on quality fit for footwear.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Gresham High School's dance team, the Rhythmettes, take part last Thursday in the OSAA State Dance and Drill Championships at Veteran's Memorial Coliseum in Portland.
March 20, 2017

SLIDESHOW: East county dancers place at OSAA state championships

by Pamplin Media Group
The 2017 OSAA Dance and Drill Championships were held March 16-18 at Veteran's Memorial Coliseum in Portland
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Officer Jim Leake, left, and Dan Estes were chosen as the original members of the Neighborhood Enforcement Team because of their experiences and interests.
March 17, 2017

NET gains - and losses

by Christopher Keizur
Officers lauded for unifying work with neighborhood-based policing concepts in Gresham.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: ZANE SPARLING - FROM LEFT: Wood Village Pastor Tom Miles, STRYVE worker Louie Aguilar, Friends of Fairview President Darren Riordan, Fairview City Councilor Brian Cooper, Portland Parks and Rec Director Mike Abbate, Community Activist Arlene Kimura, Hatfield Fellow Katherine Ashford, Pastor Brad Busiek, Reynolds Spokeswoman Andrea Watson, Fairview mother Denise Papin, Fairview Mayor Ted Tosterud, Gresham Mom's Club Founder Julia Puckett and Gresham City employee Ricki Ruiz.
March 14, 2017

Two-city rec program details unveiled

by Zane Sparling
Soccer camp, movie nights planned for Wood Village and Fairview.
KOIN 6 NEWS PHOTO - "Too many get hooked trying to be cool."
March 17, 2017

Gresham moves towards making parks smoke-free

by Christopher Keizur
Council approves staff to create an ordinance for city parks that will prevent all tobacco use
KOIN 6 NEWS PHOTO - The Multnomah Conty Sheriff's Office wants to remind anyone planning to hike in the Columbia River Gorge and other scenic areas to research the route.
March 17, 2017

Twelve hikers rescued from Multnomah Falls Trail

by Christopher Keizur
The 12 hikers were from Texas and had traveled to Oregon during spring break.

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FILE PHOTO - An upcoming event will inform potential volunteers about opportunities to help out at Multnomah Falls.
Mar 17, 2017

Event highlights Multnomah Falls volunteer opportunities

by Christopher Keizur
Two authors will present their books at March 18 event on 182nd Avenue.
WIKIPEDIA PHOTO - A turkey vulture soars.
Mar 17, 2017

NEWS BRIEFS: Celebrate Vulture Day

by Pamplin Media Group
Vultures play an important role in reducing diseases as nature's recyclers.
LOGO - Salish Ponds Elementary School
Mar 17, 2017

LEARNING LOG: Gresham schools get education grants

by Teresa Carson
What's Inside: Eighth grade night set for Barlow High, Make hair clips using recycled materials
CONTRIBUTED - Students Lesley Lopez Armenta, Nathan Naovaransy, artist-in-residence Benjamin Clark and student Bailey Cooper take in the 12th-annual Reynolds art show and auction.
Mar 17, 2017

Reynolds art show inspires, raises funds

by Teresa Carson
Students display and sell creations at Reynolds High Fine Arts Department event.
KOIN 6 NEWS PHOTO - How smart is your thermostat?
Mar 17, 2017

Local nonprofit offers energy savings initiative

by Christopher Keizur
Enhabit to provide smart thermostats to 500 homes in Multnomah County.
CONTRIBUTED GRAPHIC - Four apartment buildings, each three stories tall, are planned for Stark Street in Gresham.
Mar 17, 2017

Apartment complex planned near Microchip plant

by Zane Sparling
Design calls for three-story buildings on 9.5 acres in Gresham.
FILE PHOTO - Gresham High School graduates are presented to the crowd at Memorial Coliseum.
Mar 17, 2017

Gresham HS sets honor roll

by Pamplin Media Group
The following students earned a place on the honor roll for the winter term of 2017 at Gresham High School.
FILE PHOTO - Gresham High School 2016 graduates throw their caps in the air at graduation.
Mar 17, 2017

Barlow announces honor roll

by Pamplin Media Group
The following students earned a place on the honor roll for the first semester at Sam Barlow High School.
CLACKAMAS COUNTY DISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTER - Deanne L. Darling
Mar 17, 2017

Second Clackamas County judge will retire

by Peter Wong
Deanne Darling was first woman named to county bench back in 1995; she will retire June 30, when Judge Eve Miller also will step down.
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Mar 17, 2017

Oregon Republicans optimistic about party's prospects

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
Rep. Parrish notes younger attendees at this year's conference in Salem.
PARIS ACHEN/CAPITAL BUREAU - John Horvick, vice president of DHM Research, and Jim Green, executive director of the Oregon School Boards Association, answer questions on a new poll on revenue reform, during a news conference at the Oregon Capitol in Salem March 13, 2017.
Mar 17, 2017

Poll: Voters would support corporate tax hike to support K-12…

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Research shows voters willing to give up personal income tax kicker.
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: SENATE REPUBLICANS - Sen. Chuck Thomsen, R-Hood River, appeals to lawmakers to fund Measure 98 endeavors.
Mar 17, 2017

Thomsen urges Legislature to expand career technical education…

by Brittany Allen
Legislators cross party lines to promote jobs, education at event.
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: GRESHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT - Beverly Pearson, 65, was last seen at her home in the 2800 block of Southeast 1st Street.
Mar 21, 2017

Police seek help locating missing woman

by Christopher Keizur
UPDATE: Beverly Pearson, 65, has been found safe and returned home
COURTESY PHOTO: THE OREGON ZOO - The Oregon Zoo's decision to euthanize 54-year-old Packy the Asian elephant touched off a storm of criticism from animal rights groups and some zoo staff. Packy died Feb. 9, after a prolonged battle with drug-resistant TB.
Mar 16, 2017

Packy's fight for life: 'Meeting emotion with emotion'

by Kevin Harden
Zoo beset by critics as it wrestled with euthanasia decision.
PHOTO COURTESY GOOGLE STREET VIEWS - The Groves apartment complex is located at 3500 N.E. 17th Street.
Mar 15, 2017

UPDATE: Man charged with attempted assault on deputy

by Zane Sparling
One arrested after 'altercation' at 3500 N.E. 17th Street in Gresham.
GRESHAM POLICE - Detective Brandon Crate says '90 percent' of these tools are suspected to be stolen. They were found in three cargo trailers parked at 136 N.E. 202nd Ave. in Rockwood.
Mar 14, 2017

SWAT search recovers three trailers loaded with power tools

by Zane Sparling
Police find thousands of dollars worth of allegedly stolen tools.
COURTESY PHOTO - Elisa Salmeron
Mar 14, 2017

Missing 9-year-old Gresham girl found safe

by Pamplin Media Group
She was last seen at 11:30 p.m. on surveillance video departing a westbound MAX train at the 148th Avenue platform with two young adults.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - An ornate casket on display at a recent event put on by the MHCC funeral services department.
Mar 14, 2017

MHCC offers state's only funeral services program

by Teresa Carson
Consumer trends changing within the industry, cremation becoming a more popular option for clients.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Kelley Creek Elementary fifth grader Isabella Gilmour works on her culinary creation prior to the judging portion of the competition.
Mar 14, 2017

Future chefs cook, dazzle judges

by Teresa Carson
10 fifth graders whip up healthy, tasty treats in contest.
FILE PHOTO - Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis
Mar 14, 2017

Metro area mayors speak out on state issues

by Peter Wong
City leaders ask for top priorities on transportation, property tax reform.
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: CYNTHIA ETTER - Local photographer Cynthia Etter snapped this shot of a Great Blue Heron the evening of Thursday, March 9.
Mar 14, 2017

Great Blue Heron dines at Sunrise Park

by Zane Sparling
Frog morsels were on the menu for this native wading bird.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Gresham High senior Chloe Sprauer explains how her nitrate testing project worked to expose pollutants in local waterways.
Mar 14, 2017

Students advance to international science fair

by Teresa Carson
Three students from Gresham Expo event move on to top contest.
COURTESY LOGO - A logo for Bandits.
Mar 14, 2017

Bandits Bar & Grill opens in former Brass Rail Tavern

by Shannon O. Wells
What's Inside: New merchandise gets thumbs up at Tobacco Outlet liquor store, New Dutch Bros. location raises $4,080 for SnowCap
COURTESY PHOTO: UNIQUE BEVERAGE CO. - A Gresham woman is suing the company that makes Cascade Ice because she says the company's coconut water doesn't contain any coconut at all.
Mar 10, 2017

Coconut water, minus the coconut, leads to federal lawsuit

by Kevin Harden
Attorneys say Washington's Unique Beverage Co. used 'puffery' and 'deceit' to entice unsuspecting consumers.
MCSO PHOTO - Israel Aldama-Sanchez, 23.
Mar 10, 2017

Pedestrian killed in Southeast Portland

by Pamplin Media Group
The 23-year-old driver turned himself in to police Friday morning.