Call for photos for 2017 Oregon's Bounty Calendar

Call for photos for 2017 Oregon's Bounty Calendar

For the 2017 Oregon’s Bounty calendar, Farm Bureau invites the public to submit their own...

Memories brought alive at Molalla High School Alumni luncheon

Memories brought alive at Molalla High School Alumni luncheon

More than 200 people attended the Molalla High School Alumni Luncheon last Saturday in the MHS...

Weekend at the Museum

Weekend at the Museum

Volunteers at Molalla's Dibble House Museum Complex Hello Molalla History Buffs: The museum...

Passadore's Pizzeria owners set to sell downtown eatery

Passadore's Pizzeria owners set to sell downtown eatery

Gina and Tim Bilyeu decided to put their 2-year-old business on the market after the lingering...

Cascade Foothills Winegrowers: Taste. Learn. Celebrate.

Cascade Foothills Winegrowers: Taste. Learn. Celebrate.

It’s a secret they have known for years that there’s a wine-tasting region in the...

Hard work earns time on a Florida beach for MHS Choir

Hard work earns time on a Florida beach for MHS Choir

The Molalla high school concert choir is on tour currently in Orlando, and we just completed the...

Colton's embattled wrestling coach takes case to board

Colton's embattled wrestling coach takes case to board

Kerry Benthin went before the Colton School District board of directors to ask them to reconsider...

Molalla Cub Scout Pack 257 is up and running

Molalla Cub Scout Pack 257 is up and running

Thanks to the sponsorship of the Molalla Kiwanis, Cub Scout Pack 257 is active and chartered. All...

Help clean up the Molalla River Corridor

Help clean up the Molalla River Corridor

It's always a fun time in the Molalla Corridor when we get together to clean up the river, and...

Molalla Community Spaghetti Feed

Molalla Community Spaghetti Feed

The event features a tour of the Molalla River Middle School and information on Molalla's school...

'Shango Molalla' marijuana dispensary opens downtown

'Shango Molalla' marijuana dispensary opens downtown

Owners Joi and Joey Moshberger of Gladstone invested more than $200,000 to remodel the old...

Molalla FFA shines at State Convention

Molalla FFA shines at State Convention

Molalla’s FFA participated among more than 2,500 FFA members, advisors, parents, and guests...

Molalla Fire District: Keeping up with the call volume

Molalla Fire District: Keeping up with the call volume

Molalla Fire District Lt/Paramedic Michael Penunuri never knows what will happen on any given day...

Molalla High Dance Team competes in OSAA competition

Molalla High Dance Team competes in OSAA competition

The Molalla High School Wolverettes Dance Team performed in the OSAA Dance competition Saturday...

Molalla Kindergarten Roundup

Molalla Kindergarten Roundup

Molalla-area children who turn 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 are eligible to register for next...

Molalla church to present 'Unrelenting Love'

Molalla church to present 'Unrelenting Love'

Molalla Church of the Nazarene presents “Unrelenting Love — The Living Last...

Weekend at the Museum

Weekend at the Museum

Molalla's Dibble House Museum Complex stays up and running, thanks to volunteers and...

Molalla area Easter Egg Hunts

Molalla area Easter Egg Hunts

Kiwanis Community Easter Egg Hunt The Kiwanis Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held from 10:30...

Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books

Last week, Molalla River Middle School had their first Battle of the Books competition in the...

Silverton teacher and teen killed in crash near Molalla

Silverton teacher and teen killed in crash near Molalla

Cause of accident remains under investigation A Silverton teacher and his teenage passenger died...

Cougars cap 'dream' season, clinch Class 1A girls' title

Cougars cap 'dream' season, clinch Class 1A girls' title

Kennedy Nofziger scored a game-high 18 points to pace Country Christian of Molalla to a 54-37...

Communities get a chance to know local farmers at Molalla February Farmers Fair

Communities get a chance to know local farmers at Molalla February Farmers Fair

More than 60 farms will participate in this year’s February Farmers Fair to be held at...

Molalla's 2016 Share the Love campaign raised $51,422 for two families

Molalla's 2016 Share the Love campaign raised $51,422 for two families

$51,422! That’s how much Molalla’s Share the Love campaign raised for the Karen...

Learn about Molalla River's headwater streams

Learn about Molalla River's headwater streams

All freshwater matters. Smaller streams, the size you can hop across, are called headwater...

Molalla High School's Share the Love campaign kicks off next week

Molalla High School's Share the Love campaign kicks off next week

Share the Love began 15 years ago with little more than a science teacher, a jar for donations...

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PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: HILLARY BORRUD/EO MEDIA GROUP - Willamette University student Nastja Nykaza, 19, said she plans to vote this year but is not sure whether her vote will make a difference.
May 03, 2016

Candidates, parties shake off 'bland' politics to attract young…

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
SALEM — Oregon is among the easiest places in the nation to vote, with a vote-by-mail system and an automatic voter registration program. Still, turnout among the state’s youngest voters has…
WILLAMETTE FALLS MEDIA CENTER - From left, are OPB reporter Rob Manning, Clackamas County Commissioner Paul Savas, Clackamas County Commissioner Jim Bernard, Clackamas County Board Chairman John Ludlow and Clackamas Review/Oregon City News Editor Raymond Rendleman.
May 02, 2016

Pamplin Media moderates debate for Clackamas County chair…

by Raymond Rendleman
Willamette Falls Media Center and Clackamas Review/Oregon City News Editor Raymond Rendleman co-hosted a more than hour-long debate on April 28 for members of the County Board of Commissioners…
CRAIG LOUGHRIDGE - A Toyota Corolla was crashed into a track hoe at the Bear Creek Byway construction site in Molalla only minutes after the car was stolen from a driveway on nearby Toliver Road.
April 29, 2016

Stolen car crashed into track hoe at Molalla building site

by Peggy Savage
Someone crashed a stolen car early Friday morning into a 19-ton track hoe parked at the Bear Creek Byway construction site off Industrial Way in Molalla. Craig Loughridge, a volunteer working on…


April 27, 2016

Renaissance Public Academy News

by Molalla Pioneer
Eight students from Renaissance Public Academy in Molalla recently traveled to Eugene as a delegation representing the country of Uganda, to participate in Oregon’s Model United Nations program.…
OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY - Former Molalla High School and Oregon State University wrestler Roger Weigel (front row, fourth from left) passed away in Portland on Thursday, April 21.
April 27, 2016

OSU Hall of Fame wrestler Roger Weigel passes away

by Oregon State Sports Information
Weigel won the Class A-1 wrestling state title in the 123-pound weight class as a senior at Molalla High School in 1967 Oregon State Hall of Fame wrestler Roger Weigel of Oregon City, an NCAA…
April 27, 2016

Student liaison joins city council

by Daniel Pearson
The Molalla City council passed Resolution 2016-09, establishing a program inviting a student liaison to represent the youth of Molalla on the city council. Last week, the council appointed its…
MRSD - 
Data provided by the school district and Believe in Molalla Schools (left) shows that all       elementary schools in the district are currently working at capacity. 
There are only a few spaces available now for additional students at each of the schools, except for Molalla Elementary, which is already over its capacity limit.
April 26, 2016

Molalla elementary schools

by Peggy Savage
Part Two of a series on the Molalla school improvement bond: Right now, people are deciding whether they should vote “Yes” for Bond Measure 3-473. Funding from the $73.4 million bond would pay…
April 26, 2016

Molalla Shop Hop: Girls Night Out

by Kristine Thomas
On a weekly basis, Darci Abeln hears from a customer, “We didn’t know you were here.” The owner of The Rustic Shed and Cowboy Coffee in Molalla, Abeln knows she isn’t the only business in town…
April 26, 2016

Mulino Champion Indy bound for the American Legion High School…

by Peggy Savage
James Aldrich, a homeschooled junior from Mulino is one of a group of champions representing states, territories and overseas departments of The American Legion vied for scholarships of up to…
DANELL BLAIR - 
L-R: Agriculture      students Kayla Burns and Regan Johnson tend plants  being grown by the students in the MHS greenhouse. 
The annuals plant sales's grand opening will be April 23, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the MHS Ag Lab on Vaughan Road.
April 21, 2016

Molalla High School Plant Sale starts April 23

by Autumn Barber
Spring is in the air and Molalla High School’s FFA and agriculture department’s plant sale will soon be in bloom for the public. The plant sale will offer a large selection of annual bedding…

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Apr 21, 2016

ODOT offers Molalla a 'deal' on maintenance of Hwy 211

by Daniel Pearson
By Daniel Pearson Molalla Pioneer The state of Oregon offered the city of Molalla jurisdictional control over Highway 211 and $1 million to use toward making improvements to the roadway. The…
MRSD - An architect's conceptual drawing gives an idea of how a shared campus for Molalla's middle and high schools would look, should voters pass the school improvement bond in the May election. The middle school (dark gray) would replace some parking , but new and additional parking (in green) would be created on campus. Both schools would have separate entrances and hallways.
Apr 20, 2016

A new middle school is at the top of Molalla's list for school…

by Peggy Savage
Part One of a series on the Molalla school improvement bond As the May 17 election draws ever nearer, the Molalla River School District is sharing information on the proposed building and…
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Apr 20, 2016

Kids will take part in Molalla's Farmers' Market

by Jim Beseda
Molalla Farmers’ Market organizers Tom and Marian Sawtell can almost guarantee that this year’s market will be bigger and better than anything they did during their inaugural season a year ago.…
Molalla High School
Apr 15, 2016

Molalla Boosters to hold fundraiser for MHS athletics

by Peggy Savage
Molalla's Orange & Black Boosters will hold a Spaghetti Dinner, Basket Raffle and Dessert Auction in support of Molalla High School athletes. The event, presented by Molalla Communications…
Apr 15, 2016

Saint James Dinner and Auction in Molalla includes a raffle

by Peggy Savage
Saint James Catholic Church will hold its 17th annual silent auction on Saturday, April 30, at 5:30 p.m. A dinner will be served at 7 p.m., and the oral auction will begin at 8 p.m. There are…
Apr 15, 2016

Most Clackamas candidates oppose business tax increase

by Peter Wong
Only one of 10 candidates for three Clackamas County board positions supports a proposed ballot initiative that would impose a higher minimum tax on businesses with more than $25 million in…
Apr 15, 2016

Survey: Majority favors vehicle fee for road work

by Peter Wong
But Clackamas County result finds number is 'soft' — advisory vote is May 17. A public opinion survey indicates that Clackamas County voters may be willing to support a $25 vehicle registration…
Apr 13, 2016

Molalla Planning Commission members resign

by Peggy Savage
Over the past few weeks, three of the four members of the Molalla Planning Commission have resigned their positions. Commission Chair Laura Ferris and commissioners Pat Torsen and Mary Lynn…
Apr 06, 2016

New marijuana law clears the way

by Paris Achen
Recreational and medical marijuana sales can be done at the same place Oregonians will soon be able to buy medical and recreational marijuana from the same retailer and purchase low-dose edibles…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP - Oregon's tax receipts from marijuana exceeded even state economists' expectations
Apr 06, 2016

Oregon's first month of pot taxes exceeds expectations

by Paris Achen
Oregon’s first month of tax revenue from recreational marijuana sales was greater than the first take of any other state so far where recreational sales have been legalized. The Oregon…