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Brought to you by Dan Schofield, Weston Kia, Automobile INSIDER

Dan Schofield, Weston KiaGetting ready for a road trip this summer? Make sure your vehicle is as ready to go as you are.

According to the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, the following should be professionally checked before you hit the road:

Tires – Rotate about every 5,000 miles and get tire pressure checked. Examine tires for tread life, uneven wearing, and cupping; check the sidewalls for cuts and nicks. An alignment is warranted if there's uneven tread wear or if your vehicle pulls to one side. Check the spare and be sure the jack is in good condition.

Brakes should be inspected as recommended in your manual, or sooner if you notice pulsations, grabbing, noises, or longer stopping distance.

Air Conditioning — A marginally operating system will fail in hot weather. Have the system examined by a qualified technician. Newer models have cabin air filters that clean the air entering the heating and air conditioning system.

Cooling System — The greatest cause of summer breakdowns is overheating. The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of the coolant should be checked periodically. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps, and hoses should be checked by a pro.

Other things that should be checked are engine performance, oil, oil filter, windshield wipers, lights and the battery.

Weston Kia works on all makes and models. Give us a call so we can make sure you have a trouble-free, comfortable trip.

Weston Kia

22309 SE Stark St.

Gresham OR 97030


Brought to you by Randall Wilson - Huntington Terrace - ASSISTED LIVING INSIDER -

HUNTINGTON TERRACE - Randall WilsonIt’s no secret that senior living can be a major expense. Thankfully, two government programs offer a safety net to seniors. Read on for more information on Medicare and Medicaid.


Medicare is a national health insurance program available to all Americans when they turn 65.

Similar to private health insurance, Medicare is great for reducing or eliminating the cost of certain prescription medications, doctor appointments and hospitalizations. After hospitalization, Medicare will usually pay for a skilled nurse or caregiver to visit you at home, but only during a set period of recovery.

Unfortunately, Medicare is intended only for short-term care, and generally does not pay for extended periods of treatment, including long stays at independent, assisted living or memory care senior communities.


Unlike Medicare, Medicaid can and regularly does pay for long-term senior living care, though certain requirements apply. In general, Medicaid recipients must show that they are low income, facing medical expenses that exceed their income or that they have already spent the majority of their savings on health care costs.

At this point, Medicaid benefits can pay for long-term “nursing home” care, as well as alternatives like in-home care or assisted living.

Prestige Senior Living and Huntington Terrace are committed to making senior living affordable for all. For more help, give one of our Prestige team members a call—they can help you navigate the system and determine your eligibility.

Prestige Senior Living - Huntington Terrace

1410 NE Cleveland Ave, Gresham, Oregon 97030

(503) 465-1404

Brought to you by Rob Cook - Nancy's Floral - FLORIST INSIDER -

NANCY'S FLORAL - Rob CookWhen you think of Nancy’s Floral, it’s only natural to remember our amazing floral displays. But we don’t just sell flowers. Read on for a list of special extras that can make or break your gift.

Balloons. If it’s a holiday or special occasion, we’ve got a balloon for it. For the kids, we’ve got superheroes, Disney characters and even singing balloons.

Greeting cards. A personalized greeting card spells out exactly how you feel. We have styles appropriate for all occasions.

Crystal vases and glassware. A flower display is living art, but that doesn’t mean its container can’t be beautiful too. Our decorative receptacles come in metal, ceramic and sculpted glass.

Stuffed animals. Our plush animals are just adorable. These toys add a touch of fun to any floral display, for kids and adults alike.

Chocolate-dipped strawberries. Chocolate-dipped strawberries add a savory taste to our fragrant arrangements; strawberries are available in half dozen, dozen and bulk orders.

Sweet Shop truffles. Our best-selling chocolates, our candy case is full; select from over 45 different varieties of Truffles, Famous Brags and Nuts & Chewies, including the signature Fudge Love.

Keepsake items. Little charms, decor pieces and figurines help tell the story of your floral display. We have too many options to list here, but many are themed for special events.

Kay Berry memory stones. Another story-telling device, these stones are engraved with short memorial poems and inspirational words.

Fruit, gourmet baskets. Delicious and, well, sort of nutritious, the fruit baskets at Nancy’s Floral come with pears, bananas, pineapples and so much more. Add some gourmet goodies like a bottle of local wine, cheese, crackers and cookies to make your gift even more decadent.

Nancy’s Floral

620 NE Burnside Rd, Gresham, OR 97030

(503) 716-4971

Brought to you by Randy and Dori DeLaunay - Creative Visions Landscapes - LANDSCAPING INSIDER -

CREATIVE VISIONS LANDSCAPES - Dori and Randy DeLaunayThink you’ve got the perfect pond? Put your water feature to the test by entering our annual pond contest, running all month long exclusively at Creative Visions Landscapes and Water Garden Center!

We’ll be accepting entries from June 1 to 10. To enter, visit our website, then click on the “Annual Pond Contest” tab on the lefthand side. You’ll need to upload your photo along with a brief description.

We’ll publish every photo on our blog, and then invite the public to weigh in from June 15 to 22. A popular vote will decide the winner, so be sure to tell all your friends to cast their ballots.

Winners will be announced June 24 via email, Facebook and our website.

Besides the prestige and bragging rights, the winner will receive a $250 gift certificate to spend at our Water Garden Center. The runner-up will earn a $100 certificate.

Last year saw some stiff competition, with 16 different ponds for voters to choose from. But in the end, voters liked the lush greenery and reposing stone flamingos of Nancy Boyles’ water feature best. Harold Simmons’ tiki torch strewn rock grotto received second place.

So whether it’s a wonderful watering hole, loveable lake or just the most pleasant pool, we want to see it. Submit today!

NOTE: Contest limited to residential pond owners only. You must submit your name, phone number and address to apply. Incomplete submissions will be disqualified.

Creative Visions Landscapes and Water Garden Center

9965 SE Orient Drive, Boring, OR

(503) 663-5483

Brought to you by Ken Mitchell-Phillips - The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips - LEGAL INSIDER -

THE LAW OFFICES OF KEN MITCHELL-PHILLIPS - Ken Mitchell-PhillipsAn experienced business attorney is crucial for creating a strong foundation for your business partnership. Without a written partnership agreement, your business will lack a clear outline of what roles, obligations and rewards are due to each partner.

Here are five things you can do to protect yourself when forming a business partnership.

Put everything in writing. When it comes to revenue sharing, intellectual property rights and start-up cost repayment, don’t assume a “handshake” deal will be honored years or even decades later. Use a trusted business attorney to create a legally-binding partnership agreement.

Have a long-term plan. Disagreeing on (or not even discussing) the long-term goals of your business partnership is practically failure by design. Having a comprehensive growth strategy helps you prepare for the future—and anticipate future headaches.

Consider a limited partnership. In a traditional partnership agreement, both partners assume liability (read: responsibility) for the actions of the other. A limited partnership narrows your liability to your own actions.

Make it uneven. Every business needs a boss, including business partnerships. A 60-40 or even 70-30 ownership split ensures that deadlocks will be broken and final decisions made.

Create an exit strategy. In the case of a break up, your partnership agreement should stipulate procedures for buying out a partner, splitting company property and sharing closing expenses.

For more information on drafting partnership agreements, contact The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips today!

The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips, P.C.

1217 NE Burnside Rd, Suite 801, Gresham, OR 97080


Brought to you by Marie Nicholson - Cherry Park Plaza - RETIREMENT INSIDER -

CHERRY PARK PLAZA - Marie NicholsonWhen it’s time to move to a retirement community, a checklist from an insider can be helpful. Marie Nicholson has a handful of insider hints that people often overlook.

Ask to tour and try the food. This will be your main restaurant. So, try it more than once. Ask about the chef and cooks, their experience and how long they have worked there. Where did they work before? Ask about dining hours, choices and special diets.

Ask about the community’s emergency plans, security and number of elevators.

Talk with the retirement community’s administrator. She hires, decides community policy and intercedes with the corporate folks about rate increases. Ask her how long employees have worked there, because new employees make it harder for YOU to adjust.

Observe employees’ interaction with residents. Are they respectful, cheerful and helpful? Are they friendly?

Decipher what is free and what is added on to the base cost as monthly or one-time fees. Ask about the costs for pets, transportation, parking (reserved or free), housekeeping, meal plans, utilities (Wi-Fi, cable, phone), community fees and deposits.  

Ask for everything in writing. If it’s not in writing with a signature, it’s not a real offer. Ask to read the retirement community’s contract before you leave a deposit. Remember, seeing is believing and better than promises.

Take pictures. After you narrow it down to two, go back and visit each retirement community again.

Cherry Park Plaza

(503) 491-1661

1323 SW Cherry Park Rd, Troutdale, OR 97060

Brought to you by Cindy Passannante - C.P. Trips - TRAVEL INSIDER -

C.P. TRIPS - Cindy PassannanteLast month, we took a virtual trip to Disneyland. Today, I want to continue on our journey to the wonderful Walt Disney World, located just outside Orlando, Florida.

Like Disneyland, Disney World is the perfect vacation spot for multi-generational groups. The park’s planners have clearly thought about the differing needs of kids, teens, adults and elders, and they’ve done a great job catering to everyone.

That being said, there are some key differences between the two sites. The most obvious is size.

Disney World is enormous—about 40 square miles in total. That’s basically the same size as San Francisco!

On the plus side, you could probably spend a month at Disney World and still not experience everything. But for multi-generational families, mobility becomes a much bigger issue. Disney World does a great job of providing free transportation via bus lines, a monorail system and even boats. But simply put, there’s going to be more walking, and that can wear out anyone.

Disney World also has a lot more amenities. Walt Disney World has 34 on-site hotels; Disneyland has just three. It’s almost always cheaper to stay off site, but that adds transportation time too.

Finally, if you’re interested in the newest rides for “Star Wars,” “Avatar” and “Frozen,” many are coming to Florida before they hit the West Coast.

Well, that’s all for now. For more information on planning your dream Disney vacation, give me a call!

C.P. Trips

Damascus, OR 97089

(503) 658-5646

Brought to you by Deb-ee Jones, RN - Bridge City Medical Aesthetics - AESTHETIC MEDICINE INSIDER -

BRIDGE CITY MEDICAL AESTHETIC - Deb-ee Jones, RNDo you have spider veins? Bridge City Medical offers two great options to remove them.

The first option is called sclerotherapy. It works by injecting a salt-based irritant directly into the blood vessel, scarring the vein and causing the body to reroute blood through healthier avenues. The blocked vein is then reabsorbed into the body.

Sclerotherapy works best on the legs and hands, and is generally the quicker and less expensive option.

But if your problem is spidery veins on your face, you may be a great candidate for surface laser therapy. Much like sclerotherapy, the heat from a laser can cause scar tissue to form inside spider veins. These blocked vessels then shrivel and die.

Some patients report that laser therapy is more uncomfortable than sclerotherapy, but in both cases no anesthetic is necessary. Most patients can resume their normal exercise routines after three or five days.

For more information on treatment options, schedule an appointment at Bridge City Medical Aesthetic!

Bridge City Medical Aesthetics

1410 NE 106th Ave, Portland, OR 97220

(971) 777-0303

Brought to you by Randy Preston - Honke Heating & Air Conditioning - HEATING AND COOLING INSIDER -

HONKE HEATING - Randy PrestonSummer is on its way, and the last thing you need is a broken AC unit. Thankfully, doing some simple maintenance now can save you time and money later. Read on for seven steps to keep your AC working.

Change your filters. Sometimes, the easiest step is also the most important. Yet many people still skip this simple upkeep activity. Dirty filters reduce your system’s efficiency, costing you more in the long run. A dirty filter can also cause your AC coil to freeze and leak water outside the indoor unit.

Clear area around outdoor condenser. If you stored anything around your outdoor condenser coil over the winter, it’s time to clear it out. There needs to be at least 18 inches of clearance around the outdoor condenser for correct air flow. If there are any leaves that have accumulated around the outdoor unit, those also need to be cleared out so that they are not sucked up against the outdoor coil, causing a restriction in the air flow.

Check the outdoor coil. Inspect the outdoor coil to see if there has been a collection of debris, such as cotton wood debris. If this is the case, you may need to have someone come out and clean the coil.

Check the air vents. Check to make sure that at least 90 percent of your supply air vents are open and that your return grilles are not blocked. This assures that there is proper air flow going across the indoor evaporator coil.

Check the coolant line. The coolant pipes that connect your evaporator to the outdoor condenser are usually covered in some sort of foam insulation. You’ll need to replace it if the insulation is torn or missing.

Thermostat batteries. If your thermostat is electronic and has batteries, this is a good time to change them. This will help in keeping the communication between your thermostat and your cooling system running smooth.

Consider a tune-up. Prepping your AC system can be a little daunting, especially if it's your first time. Our skilled service technicians can give your system a complete checkup to ensure an easy and breezy summer. Stay cool!

Honke Heating & Air Conditioning

840 NE Cleveland Ave, Gresham, OR 97030

(503) 666-3725

Brought to you by Donivon McCord - McCord Construction - CONSTRUCTION INSIDER -

MCCORD CONSTRUCTION - Donivon McCordA shed can add utility and value to your property, and McCord Construction can help you with every step of the process. But if you’ve decided to go it alone, here are five factors to consider before breaking ground.

Determine a design. Before you plan your shed, you need to know its intended purpose. A storage shed likely doesn’t need electricity, natural lighting or much in the way of ventilation, but a “workshop” space may need all these things. Decide now, before you build.

Check your codes. In Gresham, you can generally build a “non-habitable one-story detached accessory structure” (read: shed) without applying for a permit. But the structure’s floor space must not exceed 200 square feet, and the building’s height is limited to 10 feet.

Stipulate a size. In my experience, amateur shed builders are far more likely to underestimate the amount of space they will need than overestimate. A good rule of thumb is to increase your initial floor space by 25 percent.

Find a foundation. Poured concrete slabs are probably the most standard flooring option for sheds, but many others use gravel, a joisted floor on footings or pressure-treated lumber.

Be honest. Before beginning any home-improvement project, it’s important to take a step back and honestly assess the time, money and skills needed to succeed. As a builder, I understand the DIY impulse—but don’t be afraid to hire a contractor to help get the job done.

McCord Construction

500 NW 20th St STE 202, Gresham, OR 97030

(503) 348-2366

Brought to you by Doug Lepper - Crown Carpets - FLOORING INSIDER -

CROWN CARPETS - Doug LepperWhile Crown Carpets will never guarantee any carpet to be stain proof, the reality is that the science of stain resistance technology has come a very long way in the last several years.

For a long time, the best the carpet manufacturers could do was to apply topical treatments to carpet after it had been manufactured. The best known of these treatments was Scotchgard. The problem with topical treatments is just that… they only coat and protect the top of the yarn. If enough liquid is spilled to soak in, it will stain the yarn from the bottom up. Moreover, topical treatments can wear away over time with foot traffic, vacuuming and professional cleanings, making it necessary to re-apply them to maintain any level of protection.

Today’s more advanced treatments are built into the fiber before it is made into carpet, resulting in total coverage that virtually eliminates stains from penetrating into the carpet. Additionally, these treatments permanently alter the fiber to produce enduring protection to repel liquids and soil even after repeated cleanings. And on top of that, it has been found that carpet treated with modern stain-resist technology is less likely to trap and hold household odors. So, when it comes to carpet that is more resistant to stains, soil and odors, they don’t make ‘em like they used to… they make them much better!

Crown Carpets

21655 SE Stark, Gresham, OR 97030

(503) 665-4162

Brought to you by Dr. Ryan Thomas - Hillcrest Chiropractic Clinic - CHIROPRACTIC INSIDER -

HILLCREST CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC - Dr. Ryan ThomasAre you sitting down? You may want to stand up before you read this important news: spending too much time sitting down is now the fourth leading cause of premature deaths worldwide.

Prolonged sedentary time (usually defined as spending eight hours a day or more off one’s feet) has been associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes, according to a 2015 study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

The average U.S. adult now spends 10 hours sitting each day—so much that even an hour of vigorous exercise can’t counterbalance the deleterious effects of that much low energy-expending behavior.

Given the prevalence of sitting, it’s no surprise that eight out of 10 Americans now say they suffer from back pain. Of that population, at least 40 percent blame the long hours they spending sitting.

The truth is that the discs in your back are designed to expand and contract regularly. Physical activity (not just standing upright) allows the back to absorb blood and nutrients. In contrast, prolonged sitting compresses your back, leading to less flexibility over time. Too much sedentary behavior also increases your risk of a herniated disc.

If you think your back pain may be tied to your work and living habits, schedule a professional consultation with Dr. Thomas today. He and his staff will help you develop a healthy lifestyle regimen that eliminates your pain. Call today!

Hillcrest Chiropractic Clinic

329 NE Hood Ave, Gresham, OR 97030

(503) 491-0388

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COURTESY OF CASEY CAMPBELL/BAG & BAGGAGE PRODUCTIONS - Cassier Greer will play the title role in Bag & Baggage's all-women production of 'Coriolanus' this summer.
June 25, 2016

Shakespeare heads outdoors, with some timely political drama

by Bianca Pahl
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PHOTO COURTESY OF PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Two people were seriously injured in a vehicle crash on Northeast 162nd Avenue Saturday morning. Officers are investigating if the vehicle and its occupants were invloved in an earlier reported shooting near Northeast 105th Avenue and Glisan Street.
June 25, 2016

Reports of shooting, car accident appear to be related

by Pamplin Media Group
Traffic being rerouted as officers investigate incidents A shooting investigation by officers with Portland’s East Precinct and Gresham Police has closed Northeast Glisan Street, near 105th Avenue, and on Northeast 162nd Avenue between Halsey and…
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June 24, 2016

Church to install, welcome new pastor

by Anne Endicott
Rev. Bryan Gomez takes role at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church Community members are invited to join members of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church for an installation and reception to introduce the Rev. Bryan Gomez and his family. A special worship…

OUTLOOK FILE PHOTO - The former Multnomah Greyhound Park is scheduled for final demolition in early July. You have one last chance to take an up-close look before its gone. A public event is planned for Tuesday, June 28.
June 23, 2016

Public 'goodbye' planned for Greyhound Park in Wood Village

by Pamplin Media Group
The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde and the City of Wood Village invite the public to say goodbye to the Multnomah Greyhound Park at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, before the final demolition of the iconic grandstand building occurs in early July.…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The view from the cockpit of the B-24 Liberator 'Witchcraft' as it flies over the Columbia River Gorge Wednesday, June 22, as part of the Collings Foundation's Wings of Freedom summer tour.
June 23, 2016

VIDEO: Go for a ride in a B-24

by Pamplin Media Group
Ever wanted to ride in a Second World War fighter or bomber? You can at the Collings Foundation's Wings of Freedom tour, which features vintage World War II warbirds, including a B-24 Liberator and a B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers. The tour…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - This is the view from the nose turret of a B-24 Liberator heavy bomber.
June 24, 2016

SLIDESHOW: Wings of Freedom warbirds stop in Troutdale

by Pamplin Media Group
The Collings Foundation's Wings of Freedom tour, featuring vintage World War II warbirds, stopped at the Troutdale Airport June 22-24. During that time, Pamplin Media staff flew on board a vintage B-24 Liberator heavy bomber and a B-17G heavy…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Jordan Anderson, 20, roots for the Ducks in September 2016.
June 24, 2016

Help save Jordan! You could be her match

by Zane Sparling
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June 24, 2016

Study shows most recall elections fail

by Zane Sparling
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FILE PHOTO - Learn to fish for steelhead on the Sandy River during a workshop Saturday, July 23, at Oxbow Regional Park.
June 23, 2016

Learn to fish for steelhead at Sandy River workshop

by Pamplin Media Group
People who want to master the art of successful steelhead fishing are invited to a workshop at Oxbow Regional Park near Sandy on from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 23. Sponsored jointly by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Sandy River…
FILE PHOTO: THE OUTLOOK - Assuming the voter-approved disincorporation of the city of Damascus is upheld by a Clackamas County Circuit Court judge later this month, this sign would disappear along with the city government.
June 21, 2016

Final result of Damascus voters' disincorporation vote hinges on suit

by Elize Manoukian
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Could the Mosier train wreck happen here?

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Pamplin newspapers win top honors in regional contest

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Three first-place wins and a total of seven awards for Northwest news Pamplin Media Group newspapers won seven awards from the Society of Professional Journalists Region 10 contest. The five-state Northwest Excellence in Journalism contest handed…
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Fairview councilors blast recall petition

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Drug deal leads to botched robbery at Red Sunset

by Elize Manoukian
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IN PHOTOS: Reynolds graduates the Class of 2016

by Josh Kulla
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Gresham man arrested for alleged sex abuse aboard aircraft

by Pamplin Media Group
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SLIDESHOW: Barlow graduates the class of 2016

by Josh Kulla
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June 16, 2016

SLIDESHOW: Gresham High graduates class of 2016

by Josh Kulla
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June 17, 2016

Does Troutdale need a $70,000 half-time employee?

by Zane Sparling
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Foot chase ends with arrest of car thief

by Pamplin Media Group
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June 15, 2016

Walt Morey middle school locked down briefly

by Teresa Carson
Walt Morey Middle School was locked down for 17 minutes on Wednesday morning as police investigated a report of a student with a gun, which turned out to be a hoax. “Someone called 911 and said a student at Walt Morey had a gun,” said Andrea Watson,…
June 15, 2016

Lead found in water at two more Gresham-Barlow schools

by Teresa Carson
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June 14, 2016

UPDATE: Police identify driver who struck pedestrian near MAX stop

by Zane Sparling
Speed was a likely factor in the crash, police say Police have identified the likely leadfoot driver who struck a pedestrian Monday near a Gresham MAX stop: he is 25-year-old Portland resident Pedro Guzman-Ortega. Police continue to say “excessive…
June 14, 2016

Graffiti-style threat at school determined not credible

by Pamplin Media Group
A threat of a shooting at West Orient Middle School scrawled in a textbook was called not credible and school will be held as usual on the last day of school, Wednesday, June 15, the Gresham-Barlow School District said. A student reported “finding a…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO:ROSE FESTIVAL - Queen Grace, taken when she was still a princess.
June 14, 2016

Centennial High's Grace Ramstad crowned Rose Festival Queen

by Teresa Carson
Grace Ramstad, Centennial High School’s first Rose Festival princess, was named Queen of Rosaria Saturday morning, just before the Grand Floral Parade in Portland. "I was honestly just in shock from the start," Ramstad said. Ramstad, who recently…
June 14, 2016

UPDATE: No suspects yet in Gresham stabbing death

by Pamplin Media Group
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June 15, 2016

Cities to Clackamas board: Consider local gas tax

by Peter Wong
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Three arrested for high-speed racing on Interstate 84

by Pamplin Media Group
Cars racing at up to 123 mph on I-84 near Multnomah Falls in the wee hours of Thursday morning ended with three arrests and four people injured in a crash, the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office said. Multnomah County Sheriff's deputies responded…
June 09, 2016

Lead found in water at two Gresham Schools

by Teresa Carson
Tests of water in two of the 18 schools in The Gresham-Barlow School district showed potentially elevated levels of lead, and the water will be tested again, the district announced. Three fixtures at Powell Valley Elementary School and five at…
June 06, 2016

Gresham-Barlow board approves $299 million facilities bond

by Pamplin Media Group
The school board of the Gresham-Barlow School District unanimously voted to move ahead with a $299.2 million bond for the November 2016 ballot, which will be the largest school facilities bond ever proposed by any district in East Multnomah County.…
June 10, 2016

Gresham officers cleared in Bodhi Phelps shooting

by Teresa Carson
Grand jury said deadly force justified A Multnomah County grand jury this week found two Gresham police officers were justified in using deadly force against 22-year-old Bodhi Wilson Dean Phelps during an early morning domestic violence incident in…
June 09, 2016

Arrest made in Gresham deli burglary

by Pamplin Media Group
A man was arrested in the overnight burglary of a deil on Southeast Powell Blvd. after he allegedly broke into a home on 174th Ave. and the residents called 911 to report an intruder. Juan Carlos Alaniz, 50, was arrested for burglary in the first…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Centennial graduates hug at the conclusion of the school's 2016 graduation ceremony at the Portland Expo Center.
June 16, 2016

SLIDESHOW: Centennial says goodbye to Class of 2016

by Josh Kulla
More than 350 students cross stage to accept their diplomas Centennial High School held its 56th annual graduation ceremony Thursday, June 9, at the Portland Expo Center. Below is a photo slideshow from the ceremony. OUTLOOK PHOTOS: JOSH KULLA…
June 03, 2016

Recall targets Fairview council

by Steve Brown
Committee seeks to remove mayor, councilors Bejarana, Tlustos-Arnold from office Accusations of behind-the-scenes deal making and dishonesty are at the root of efforts to recall the election of Fairview Mayor Ted Tosterud and two city councilors, Ed…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Devoted Passion, Troutdale sculptor Rip Caswells latest creation, is unveiled Tuesday at a ceremony held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Historic Columbia River Highway.
June 08, 2016

Caswell sculpture depicts highway visionaries

by Zane Sparling
"Devoted Passion" honors builders of highway The first monument to the key planners of the Historic Columbia River Highway was unveiled in Troutdale on Tuesday, June 7 — 100 years ago to the day since the roadway’s dedication ceremony in 1916. The…

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OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The American flag is unfurled Tuesday, June 7, on the Benson Bridge at Multnomah Falls to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Historic Columbia River Highway.
Jun 07, 2016

IN PHOTOS: Historic Highway celebrates 100 years

by Josh Kulla
The 100th anniversary of the opening of the Historic Columbia River Highway was celebrated this morning at the Vista House at Crown Point and Multnomah Falls. It included a classic car parade…
Matthew Raymond Dziewiontkoski
Jun 06, 2016

Gresham man arrested for invasion of privacy

by Pamplin Media Group
Gresham Police arrested a Gresham man who was allegedly intentionally walking in on women using the restroom in a Gresham bar in late April. Matthew Raymond Dziewiontkoski, 57, was arrested for…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: LESLIE PUGMIRE HOLE - Cloud City Garrison has members from throughout western Oregon and southwest Washington; member march every year in the Starlight Parade.
Jun 05, 2016

Starlight Parade returns for its 40th go-round of nighttime…

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
Heat wave fails to deter thousands from packing Portland's downtown to watch annual night parade And the crowd went wild. Attendees at the 40th annual Starlight Parade in Portland June 4 might…
KOIN 6 NEWS PHOTO - An oil train derailed, sparking a fire, along Interstate 84 near Mosier in the Columbia River Gorge Friday afternoon.
Jun 03, 2016

Oregon train derailment spills oil, sparks fire

by Contributor
An oil train has derailed near the Columbia River Gorge town of Mosier. Aaron Hunt with Union Pacific Railroad says 11 of the cars derailed. Oil spilled from at least one car and caught fire. It…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: TERESA CARSON - Doug Beardsley confers with a colleague
Jun 07, 2016

Reynolds biology teacher wins OnPoint educator award

by Teresa Carson
Credit union will pay Doug Beardsley's mortgage for one year. Doug Beardsley, a teacher at Reynolds High School, was named the OnPoint Community Credit Union Educator of the Year on Friday and…
Jun 03, 2016

Commissioners lean toward added jail staffing

by Peter Wong
Opening 26 beds among spending proposals that budget panel will consider. Even as Clackamas County officials wrestle with how to balance the sheriff’s budget in the coming year, commissioners…
GRESHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT - Kathleen Benting will serve 18 months of probation after pleading guilty to one charge of mail theft and one charge of identity theft
Jun 07, 2016

Mail-stealing postal worker receives no jail time

by Zane Sparling
Mail carrier Kathleen Benting was charged for stealing hundreds of coupons last year. Gresham’s mail-thieving postal woman received no jail time Thursday, June 2, when a Multnomah County Circuit…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: TRAVEL OREGON - The Historic Columbia River Highway's 100-year anniversary will be celebrated with a parade, rededication ceremony and statue unveiling.
Jun 03, 2016

The Columbia River Highway is turning 100

by Zane Sparling
Don't miss these special centennial events. “A poem in stone.” Or, if you prefer the regal to the lyrical, “the King of Roads.” The Historic Columbia River Highway has had many titles over the…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Theresa Robinette draws comfort from the Passage Quilt her mother received as she was dying at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center in Gresham.
Jun 03, 2016

Passage quilts comfort the dying at Legacy Mount Hood

by Teresa Carson
Theresa Robinette will never forget the colorful quilt placed on her mother as she lay dying at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. “It is more precious than words can ever say,” she said. At…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Portland schools are using bottled water after eleveated levels of lead were found in some schools' water. Regional school officials are trying to assure anxious parents that their water is safe.
Jun 03, 2016

Regional schools say water safe, plan tests to assure anxious…

by Pamplin Media Group
Most Portland-area schools say their water is safe, but only a handful of districts around the region have routinely tested for lead and other contaminants. A Pamplin Media Group survey found…
Jun 03, 2016

Cabaret Lounge II operators convicted of tax fraud

by Teresa Carson
The operators of the Cabaret Lounge II at 175th Avenue and Southeast Stark Street were found guilty of multiple counts of tax fraud after a six-day federal trial. A jury found three family…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: LEGACY MOUNT HOOD MEDICAL CENTER - A driver for Birch Community Services loads up a van with the food donated by Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center employees.
Jun 03, 2016

Legacy employees donate food for summer hunger

by Pamplin Media Group
The Outlook Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center employees donated 928 pounds of food and some cash in Legacy Health’s second annual May company-wide food drive. Counting food and cash donations,…
Jun 03, 2016

Summer (fun) school set for Hollydale, West Gresham

by Teresa Carson
Some students at West Gresham and Hollydale elementary schools can get free summer school through a program run by Gresham United Methodist Church. “We hope this will help stop the summer…
Jun 02, 2016

Coach pleads guilty to sex abuse

by Teresa Carson
Deremer worked with kids in Gresham, Estacada Wyatt Ross Deremer, a former wrestling coach at Gresham High School, has pleaded guilty to three counts of child sex abuse, which could put him…
Jun 02, 2016

East County school districts testing for lead in water system

by Teresa Carson
Concerns about lead discovery in Portland schools prompt precautions in local schools If you’re worried ... Concerned about your child’s possible exposure to lead poisoning? Discuss your issues…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: SHANNON O. WELLS - Clay Geyer and Eddy Yunkherr show off the open-air option of their new Black Rock Coffee Bar franchise, which will open with fanfare and prizes on Friday morning at 24699 S.E. Stark St., Troutdale.
Jun 02, 2016

Entrepreneurs aim for good day at Black Rock

by Shannon O. Wells
- Troutdale drive-thru, sit-down coffee bar opens Friday When Clay Geyer and Eddy Yunkherr sought out a spot for a new Black Rock Coffee Bar, rather than concerning themselves with potential…
Jun 02, 2016

Clackamas County opens cooling centers in Damascus, Estacada

by Pamplin Media Group
Although it’s cool and cloudy today, temperatures in Clackamas and East Multnomah Counties are expected to reach 90-100 degrees this weekend. Clackamas County officials have identified cooling…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Courtney Sherrell shouts her thanks at a passerby during a protest Wednesday against the Gresham Police shooting of 22-year-old Bodhi Phelps. Sherrell was dating Phelps when the latter was killed May 24.
Jun 03, 2016

Protesters block traffic after police shooting kills 1

by Zane Sparling
Rush hour traffic ground to a halt on Division Street Wednesday after a group of protesters blocked the westbound lanes for almost an hour, decrying what they said was the unlawful death of a…
Jun 01, 2016

City of Gresham: Water is safe

by Pamplin Media Group
City's part of infrastructure is lead free. With all the controversy swirling around water quality at Portland Public Schools, the city of Gresham wants everyone to know the water going into…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The kids parade at the 2015 Rock the Block celebration gets off to a good start.
May 31, 2016

Rock out in Rockwood

by Teresa Carson
Rock the Block, now in its fourth year, celebrates everything Rockwood on Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4. The theme for this year’s free family-friendly festival is “Rock Your Body, Rock Your…
May 31, 2016

Two arrested for racing near Corbett

by Pamplin Media Group
Two men were arrested over the weekend for allegedly racing and hitting speeds of 116 mph on I-84 near Corbett midmorning, the Multnomah County Sheriff's office said. Philip D'Avanzo, 38, of…
OUTLOOK PHOTOS: JOSH KULLA - Venisha Bahr, recently honored by the Portland Reading Council, works with educators in the library at Dexter McCarty Middle School.
May 31, 2016

Enthusiasm helps Gresham-Barlow librarian win award

by Teresa Carson
Venisha Bahr, kindergarten through eighth-grade media coordinator for the Gresham-Barlow School District, was one of three 2016 winners of the Portland Reading Council’s Celebrate Literacy…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: GRESHAM ROTARY - Scholarship winners include: (from left to right):Tony Nguyen, Centennial; Nina Hanset, Barlow; Delaney Parmenter, Gresham; Jasmine Kleiboeker, Gresham and Tony Nelson, Centennial.
May 31, 2016

Rotary awards six scholarships

by Teresa Carson
The Gresham Rotary awarded scholarships to six local students to pay for their expenses to attend Mt. Hood Community College. Four students received $3,000 each to be used over two years at MHCC…
May 29, 2016

Suspicious Gresham apartment fire displaces at least 38 adults…

by Jim Redden
Gresham police are asking the public's help to learn the cause of a two-alarm fire that displaced at least 38 adults and children in Gresham early Sunday. Calling the fire "suspicious," police…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Sheriff Dan Staton now faces an investigation that has observers saying his departure is inevitable.
May 27, 2016

Sheriff rift puts county in murky waters

by Nick Budnick
Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury has brought the county into uncharted territory with her investigation of Sheriff Dan Staton. For one independently elected local leader to investigate…