Suspect arrested in stolen vehicle spree through Molalla

Suspect arrested in stolen vehicle spree through Molalla

Second suspect involved in the events is reportedly still at large

MHS Wind Ensemble top winnter at districts

MHS Wind Ensemble top winnter at districts

Farris said the 38-member wind ensemble will continue to work on the same program for the state...

Molalla FFA wins big at state

Molalla FFA wins big at state

Six Molalla members received their State FFA Degrees at the convention

Downtown Molalla apartment complex gets a makeover

Downtown Molalla apartment complex gets a makeover

Designated low-income residents of Molalla Gardens, formerly Rondel Court, living at Stone Place...

Molalla Aquatic District is on the May 16 ballot

Molalla Aquatic District is on the May 16 ballot

All homeowners living within Molalla River School District would share the cost of pool...

2017 Kiwanis Club of Molalla Easter Egg Hunt (PHOTOS)

2017 Kiwanis Club of Molalla Easter Egg Hunt (PHOTOS)

Check out some of the Pioneer's photos from the Kiwanis Club of Molalla's Easter Egg Hunt

Little fishermen, big fish

Little fishermen, big fish

ODFW hosted its annual Family Fishing Day at Shorty's Pond in Molalla Saturday, drawing hundreds...

Molalla Nazarene to present Easter performances

Molalla Nazarene to present Easter performances

Easter performances of 'Love Paid the Price'7 p.m. Friday, April 146 p.m. Saturday, April 1510:30...

Molalla Log House could return to Molalla

Molalla Log House could return to Molalla

Historic Molalla Log House was destined for the Oregon Garden. But those plans have fallen...

Rush is on to finish Molalla Ave.

Rush is on to finish Molalla Ave.

Finishing of road paving dependent on weather, window may open next week

Family Fishing action coming to Shorty's Pond

Family Fishing action coming to Shorty's Pond

The annual Family Day at Shorty's Pond in Molalla will be held Saturday, April 8 from 9:30 a.m....

Sixty nine stories in full gear for a good cause

Sixty nine stories in full gear for a good cause

Molalla firefighters climbed stairs in Seattle's Columbia Tower to raise funds for Leukemia and...

Two Molalla golfers win full-ride caddy scholarships

Two Molalla golfers win full-ride caddy scholarships

Andrew Daniels and Del DeAngelis named Evans Scholars among 270 others nationwide

Adult Band Festival benefits MHS Band

Adult Band Festival benefits MHS Band

Five community bands to play in the event, to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 18,...

Plans underway for Highway 211 pedestrian improvements in Molalla

Plans underway for Highway 211 pedestrian improvements in Molalla

City officials awaiting approval on proposed modifications that would allow extension,...

Three sections of OR 211 through Molalla nearly a year overdue for speed limit reduction

Three sections of OR 211 through Molalla nearly a year overdue for speed limit reduction

Approved recommended speed changes made April 2016 have yet to be made

Molalla kicks off safe driving program

Molalla kicks off safe driving program

According to statistics, Molalla has the highest rate of traffic crashes in Clackamas County....

MHS production of 'Little Shop of Horrors' opens this week

MHS production of 'Little Shop of Horrors' opens this week

Molalla Therspian Association's last show of the season involves entire arts department at MHS

Molalla FFA brings home the blues

Molalla FFA brings home the blues

Students in the Molalla High School FFA bring home first place awards from recent district...

Molalla Thespians present 'Little Shop of Horrors'

Molalla Thespians present 'Little Shop of Horrors'

The off-Broadway musical produced by the Molalla HIgh School Theatre group opens March 9 at MHS

Meet local farmers at Molalla's Farmers Fair

Meet local farmers at Molalla's Farmers Fair

The annual event at Molalla High School connects the community with local farmers and promotes...

Molalla's White Horse finds its way home

Molalla's White Horse finds its way home

Iconic decades-old landmark returned to original place in Molalla's downtown

Share the Love campaign shatters record

Share the Love campaign shatters record

This year's $60,157 breaks last year's record by nearly $9,000.

Schrader Introduces bill to preserve Molalla River

Schrader Introduces bill to preserve Molalla River

The Molalla River Alliance, which has been advocating in recent years for the river to be...

Do you know an Amazing Kid?

Do you know an Amazing Kid?

Molalla Pioneer is now seeking submissions from the community for this year's regional contest


Molalla's Latest News

PIONEER FILE PHOTO - photo illustration
April 27, 2017

City of Molalla audit presented to council

by Daniel Pearson
City awarded an unqualified audit; changes came under Ellen Barnes leadership
April 25, 2017

Man tries to force young Molalla girl into his pickup

by Peggy Savage
The 8th grade girl said the incident took place at the corner of Highway 211 and Sweigle Street in downtown Molalla
DAVE JACKSON - A Molalla firefighter at last year's National Night Out gave kids a chance to man a fire hose.
April 21, 2017

Molalla's National Night Out needs clowns, face painters and more

by Peggy Savage
As in years past, the theme for National Night Out in Molalla is Child Safety and Welfare.


MOLALLA RIVER WATCH - Volunteers cleaning up alongside a road in the Molalla River Corridor at last year's annual cleanup event.
April 20, 2017

25th Annual Molalla River Cleanup, Enhancement Celebration is…

by Molalla Pioneer
Volunteers are invited to Molalla River Watch's 25th Cleanup Celebration on Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
CLACKAMAS COUNTY - Tony Kollias accepts the "Champions for Children" award on behalf of his late wife Germaine Kollias who lost her life in a car crash last year. Germaine Kollias was honored for her work as a Community Outreach Specialist and Forensic Interviewer.
April 19, 2017

Clackamas County honors Champions for Children

by Molalla Pioneer
Germaine Kollias, Community Outreach Specialist and Forensic Interviewer, was honored posthumously
SUBMITTED - Molalla FBLA member Gavin Barret was named State President of the Oregon FBLA at last week's state convention.
April 18, 2017

Molalla FBLA brings home wins from state

by Peggy Savage
Gavin Barrett, a member of the Molalla High School FBLA, was elected state president of the Oregon FBLA at the convention
April 18, 2017

Clackamas leaders lay out ambitious goals

by Peter Wong
Road repairs and planning for new courthouse, plus economic development and help for rural areas and people 'left behind'
CCC - Clackamas Community College will begin the work of restoring the Environmental Learning Center this summer.
April 15, 2017

Celebrate Earth Day at CCC

by Peggy Savage
CCC's English Department kicks off the festivities, April 20, noon-1 p.m., in the Environmental Learning Center's Lakeside Hall with a free open mic
COURTEST OF SOUTHWEST AIRLINES - Southwest Airlines Captain Rod Yates and  Captain Wayne Nelzen, both Molalla High School graduates.
April 12, 2017

A Molalla-South West Airline connection

by Mike Early
Two Molalla High School graduates, one from the class of 75, the other class of '94, are both captains at South West Airlines
PIONEER FILE PHOTO - Grant Sharp
April 12, 2017

Molalla man named Cryptic Mason of the Year

by Peggy Savage
Molalla civic leader Grant Sharp was honored by the Masons' Grand Council for outstanding service to Cryptic Masonry

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RON ALLEN - Firefighters from three districts battle the blaze as a home and barn were engulfed by fire Sunday evening.
Apr 12, 2017

Elwood house and barn destroyed by fire Sunday

by Peggy Savage
Colton, Molalla and Estacada fire districts battled the blaze at Kispaugh's Circle K Ranch
PEGGY SAVAGE - This Ash tree came down on the community building of the Big Meadow apartment complex in Molalla around 9 a.m. Friday morning, April 7.
Apr 07, 2017

High winds bring down trees in Molalla area

by Peggy Savage
The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for most of the northern Willamette Valley for gusts up to 45 mph.
Apr 07, 2017

Windstorm may interrupt service at some DMV offices

by Peggy Savage
Power outages in Woodburn may affect service at the Woodburn DMV office.
Apr 06, 2017

Clackamas County considers federal block grants

by Peter Wong
Board told that $3 million for housing and community improvements is in jeopardy under Trump budget plans, but Congress will decide fate of program dating to 1974.
IRIS RILEY - Local artist Victoria Knight at work putting a new finish on old woodwork in Molalla's Dibble House museum.
Apr 06, 2017

Molalla's museum volunteers hard at work

by Peggy Savage
Over the past year the Dibble House museum has been the beneficiary of some major renovation projects.
PIONEER FILE PHOTO - An 18-month-old Colton boy heads out on his first Easter Egg Hunt
Apr 06, 2017

Molalla Area Easter Egg Hunts

by Peggy Savage
A variety of events in the Molalla area for families and kids April 8 and April 15
Apr 03, 2017

Man found dead in creek near Molalla

by Peggy Savage
A 30-year-old man who disappeared after celebrating his 30th birthday Saturday was found in a creek near Molalla Sunday.
Apr 03, 2017

Michael Allen Harrison performance to be rescheduled

by Peggy Savage
The benefit concert scheduled for April 4 will be held later in the school year
PIONEER FILE PHOTO - photo illustration
Mar 28, 2017

Safe driving survey going out to Molalla area residents

by Molalla Pioneer
The results of the survey will support efforts develop strategies to reduce crashes in collaboration with the county's Drive to Zero initiative.
PIONEER FILE PHOTO - photo illustration
Mar 28, 2017

Council approves increase to PAC Fibre enterprise zone

by Daniel Pearson
PAC Fibre's neighbors complain of manufacturing noise and dust from the plant