ODOT sends requirements for new subdivision frontage improvements

ODOT sends requirements for new subdivision frontage improvements

Planning Commission will address new findings in next week's meeting After city officials...

Colton alum set to graduate from West Point

Colton alum set to graduate from West Point

Brennan Olsen comes home to speak to students at assembly Brennan Olsen has always been...

Overturned log truck causes lengthy delay on Union Mills Road

Overturned log truck causes lengthy delay on Union Mills Road

Both lanes of traffic on Union Mills Road are currently blocked after a log truck flipped onto...

Molalla Aquatic District petition goes to elections board

Molalla Aquatic District petition goes to elections board

A special district would include all homes within the Molalla River School District boundaries ...

Warming Center ready to go at new location

Warming Center ready to go at new location

Old Youth Center building on Kennel Avenue now serves as the Molalla Warming Center It’s...

Making it to the top in FFA

Making it to the top in FFA

Seven Molalla High School students earn the FFA American Degree While less than 1 percent of FFA...

Molalla voters approve retail pot tax

Molalla voters approve retail pot tax

3 percent tax approved for retail marijuana sales Molalla voters have decided to implement a 3...

Tootie Smith loses County Commissioner seat by less than two points

Tootie Smith loses County Commissioner seat by less than two points

Molalla native Smith defeated by Ken Humberston for Clackamas County Commissioner seat Molalla...

All-student production of 'Steel Magnolias' opens in Molalla

All-student production of 'Steel Magnolias' opens in Molalla

Molalla High School Theatre Department's production runs Nov. 17-19 Truvy, M’Lynn, Shelby,...

Molalla High showcases student's work Monday at the annual Showcase Night

Molalla High showcases student's work Monday at the annual Showcase Night

Molalla High School will hold its annual Showcase Night from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, November 7th, in...

Petition signatures sought to put a Molalla Aquatic District on May ballot

Petition signatures sought to put a Molalla Aquatic District on May ballot

A citizens group called Citizens for Molalla Aquatic District is gathering signatures for the...

Molalla: Finding safe driving solutions

Molalla: Finding safe driving solutions

Frequent accidents on highways 211 and 213 have made Molalla the focus of a new Clackamas County...

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office hosts 'Drive with a Cop'

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office hosts 'Drive with a Cop'

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office will host its second-annual “Drive with a...

Taking the fire prevention message to the kids

Taking the fire prevention message to the kids

As part of Fire Prevention Awareness Week, members of the Molalla Fire District visited local...

Molalla Swim Team back home again

Molalla Swim Team back home again

The Molalla River School District will re-open the Molalla Aquatic Center for MHS swim team use ...

Downtown businesses still struggling with construction blues

Downtown businesses still struggling with construction blues

Citizens weigh in on the Molalla Avenue project: Construction has turned this business section...

Giants among vegetables

Giants among vegetables

It was still growing – hadn’t yet turned orange – but Ron Ogren picked his 946-pound...

Why another school bond measure?

Why another school bond measure?

Part I in a series: Looking at why proponents have placed a new school bond measure on the...

Why another Molalla school bond measure?

Why another Molalla school bond measure?

Part II in a series: Looking at why proponents have placed a new school bond measure on the...

Molalla River cleanup needs volunteers

Molalla River cleanup needs volunteers

Want to make a difference locally, get some exercise, and feel appreciated? Molalla River Watch...

Lead levels still test high in Colton school

Lead levels still test high in Colton school

The outcome from a second round of testing shows elevated levels of lead are still present in...

Car of MHS student athlete stolen from City Hall parking lot

Car of MHS student athlete stolen from City Hall parking lot

UPDATE AT 5:15 P.M.: The vehicle has been recovered and an arrest has been made. The vehicle has...

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MFD - Saturday night, Operation Santa, bright lights and sirens going, will parade through the north side of town to collect canned food bags.
November 30, 2016

Operation Santa Parades fill Molalla food banks

by Peggy Savage
Brightly lit Fire engines will parade Santa through Molalla Neighborhoods collecting bags of canned food from residents on Dec 4,5 and 6 Molalla Fire District's annual Operation Santa Canned…
MPD - Molalla Police Chief Rod Lucich
November 29, 2016

Holiday greetings and insights from Chief Lucich

by Peggy Savage
The 2016 holiday season is upon us and undoubtedly, the blessings of the season will be in a foot-race with the stresses of the season to see which one can gain control of our lives. To be sure,…
OSP - A Beavercreek man died when his Toyota crashed into a power pole and then a tree during a police pursuit Saturday.
November 28, 2016

Beavercreek man dies in car crash during police pursuit

by Peggy Savage
A Beavercreek man died after crashing his car into a power pole while attempting to elude a Clackamas County Sheriff’s deputy during a pursuit. On Nov. 26, at about 11:09 a.m., the deputy was…


JUDE STRADER - This late model sedan burst into flames on Highway 213 near Molalla on Thanksgiving Day. The occupants escaped uninjured.
November 28, 2016

Car bursts into flames Thanksgiving Day on Highway 213 near…

by Peggy Savage
A car burst into flames while driving down Highway 213 at about 1 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. The occupants escaped to safety at nearby Arrowhead Golf Course in Mulino. According to a Molalla Fire…
PIONEER FILE PHOTO - If you know someone who really needs help from the community get a nomination application in to Molalla HIgh School by Dec. 2.
November 27, 2016

Share the Love applications due Dec. 2

by Peggy Savage
December is fast approaching, and Share the love nominations are due Dec. 2. As yet, the Molalla High School students organizing the annual fundraiser still have yet to receive one single…
November 23, 2016

Be alert for landslides in the area Thursday and Friday

by Pamplin Media
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch from Thursday morning through Friday evening for areas of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington. The watch area includes the Portland…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - A formerly homeless woman visits Human Solutions, a shelter program in outer Southeast Portland. Portland Public Schools has more homeless students than any other district in the state. Hillsboro ranks 17th, although it's the state's fourth largest district.
November 22, 2016

New data show homelessness on the rise in schools

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Nearly 8,000 public school children — a 9.3 percent increase from two years ago — in the tri-county area meet the federal definition of homeless.
November 18, 2016

Molalla City Council approves funds for Bear Creek Byway

by Daniel Pearson
Molalla City Council elected to approve an additional $15,000 to complete the Bear Creek Byway project after the city received an estimate from Public Works Director Gerald Fisher that the…
November 15, 2016

New Clackamas board members outline goals

by Peter Wong
Chairman Jim Bernard, Commissioner Ken Humberston speak about restoring relationships, resolving dispute over urban growth boundary.
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Lake Oswego resident Brian McCarl tries to calm a frantic nun (played by Michelle Hahn) who fears for the safety of trapped earthquake victims during a disaster simulation Saturday in Lake Oswego. It's all part of the city's Community Emergency Response Team training.
November 12, 2016

Preparing for disaster

by Gary M. Stein
For Community Emergency Response Team trainees in Lake Oswego, the final exam can feel very, very real

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FILE PHOTO - Rep. Vic Gilliam, Dist. 18 House
Nov 08, 2016

Rep. Gilliam keeps his seat in the House

by Peggy Savage
Election night, 9 p.m. – It looks like Oregon State Rep. Vic Gilliam (R-Silverton) has kept his seat in the House, collecting 65 percent of the vote against Democrat Tom Kane’s 32 percent.…
Nov 08, 2016

Molalla school improvement bond goes down in defeat

by Peggy Savage
Voters in the Molalla River School District have voted down Bond Measure 3-504, the school improvement bond measure for new construction and renovations of the district's middle school and…
Nov 08, 2016

Bernard, Humberston lead in Clackamas board contests

by Peter Wong
Challengers Jim Bernard and Ken Humberston took early leads against incumbents on the Clackamas County board Tuesday. Bernard, an incumbent commissioner, was ahead of incumbent John Ludlow for…
MHS - Kurt Van Deren
Nov 08, 2016

Molalla teacher receives Civic Scholar Award

by Peggy Savage
Kurt Van Deren, a Molalla High School civics and government teacher, has been named 2016-2017 Civic Scholar for Senate District 09 by Senator Fred Girod. As part of a statewide initiative to…
Nov 03, 2016

Log Truck-minivan crash shut down HWY 211 traffic near Molalla

by Peggy Savage
A crash between a log truck and a minivan on Highway 211 and Beavercreek Road at Meadowbrook at about 1:30 p.m. today (Thursday, Nov. 3) closed down traffic on Highway 211. Molalla Fire Lt. Mike…
MPD - Molalla Police Department prior to city hall renovations that will provide a new public entrance to the MPD.
Nov 03, 2016

Molalla Police Department closed Friday during city hall…

by Peggy Savage
Look for a new entrance to the police department Monday at the rear of the building Due to construction during city hall renovations, the Molalla Police Department business office will be closed…
Nov 03, 2016

Council votes to allow Molalla warming center operation in city…

by Daniel Pearson
The Molalla City Council spent much of its meeting Wednesday discussing the pros and cons of allowing the Molalla Warming Center to operate inside city-owned property at the former Police…
PEGGY SAVAGE - Karen and Eddie Hartrampf, with their three sons, were guests at the 2016 Share the Love Assembly, where the family was named co- recipients of the 2016 Share the Love award with the Kristy and Mark Wheeler family of Colton. Karen, who was battling cancer, died last summer, on July 23.
Nov 02, 2016

It's time again to Share the Love in Molalla

by Tom Ivanov
Share the Love is Molalla High School’s annual fundraiser to focus on and help one family, person, or organization who is in need of help. This community-driven fundraiser has been held every…
CCC - Billy McLendon plays Tom in 'The Glass Menagerie'
Nov 02, 2016

'The Glass Menagerie' on stage at CCC

by Molalla Pioneer
CCC Theatre Main Stage will present “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams this fall as the first installment of A Season of American Classics series. “The Glass Menagerie” portrays the…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Emma Strader, competing in Cowboy Dressage in May at the ORCWDA show at the Oregon Equestrian Center.
Nov 01, 2016

Western Dressage: a new 'sport' for equestrians

by Peggy Savage
Recently Jude Strader, one of Molalla’s Buckeroo Royalty, got involved with the Oregon Cowboy Western Dressage Association (ORCWDA) along with her granddaughter, Emma Strader, 17, of Milwaukie.…