Oregon City residents form new disaster response team with Clackamas Fire

Oregon City residents form new disaster response team with Clackamas Fire

Residents in Oregon City and West Linn have joined forces with Clackamas Fire District #1 to form...

Milwaukie mural takes shape at Liz's Creative Cafe

Milwaukie mural takes shape at Liz's Creative Cafe

Drive by Liz’s Creative Cafe at 9401 S.E. 32nd in Milwaukie’s Ardenwald neighborhood to...

Bent Shovel Brewing one of five Oregon City breweries at Oregon Trail Brew Fest

Bent Shovel Brewing one of five Oregon City breweries at Oregon Trail Brew Fest

When it comes to beer, it’s all about the ingredients you choose and how you use them, said...

Noah Riehl, Oregon City's 'twinless twin'

Noah Riehl, Oregon City's 'twinless twin'

For Oregon City resident Kathleen Riehl, this coming September is a milestone month. Sept. 22...

Drills help Clackamas Fire, AMR, CCSO, LOFD and TVF&R rescue crews perfect skills

Drills help Clackamas Fire, AMR, CCSO, LOFD and TVF&R rescue crews perfect skills

It happens. Drivers on unfamiliar rural roads can cross over an embankment and end up in the...

Milwaukie home invasion robbery leads to injuries, 6 arrests

Milwaukie home invasion robbery leads to injuries, 6 arrests

Six people were arrested Wednesday in connection with an armed home invasion. Douglas Tyler...

Gladstone councilors take varying views of meeting/interview with Jacque Betz

Gladstone councilors take varying views of meeting/interview with Jacque Betz

Gladstone City Council this week decided not to reprimand Councilor Neal Reisner for his...

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July 27, 2016

Abby's delivering 'legendary pizzas' to Oregon City

by The Oregon City News
Abby’s Legendary Pizza began serving at its new location on July 8 at 19011 Beavercreek Road in the Berry Hill Shopping Center. “We are so glad to offer Oregon City, West Linn and Clackamas…
July 25, 2016

Prices to increase for Oregon Trail run

by The Oregon City News
Based on the classic 1980s computer game, the Oregon Trail race aims to capture the nostalgia of childhood and take runners on an interactive journey from Missouri to Oregon. The second-annual…
CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - John R. McPail
July 24, 2016

Man falls from car during chase on I-205

by Jim Redden
UPDATE: Man arrested for filing false police report A man was hospitalized after reportedly falling out a car during a chase on Interstate 205 near Johnson Creek Boulevard on Sunday morning. He…


PARIS ACHEN - Bud Pierce appears alone Friday, July 22, 2016, at the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association gubernatorial debate in Silverton. Gov. Kate Brown declined to participate in any debates until September.
July 23, 2016

Pierce relying on GOP donors to fund gubernatorial campaign

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Salem oncologist contributed nearly $1.4 million to his own campaign for governor SILVERTON — GOP gubernatorial nominee Bud Pierce said Friday that he is unlikely to invest any more of his own…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: KEVIN HARDEN - Portland's average home prices have shot up to more than $400,000, according to new RMLS figures.
July 23, 2016

Average Portland home price hits record $412,000

by Jim Redden
The average sales price of a home in the Portland region hit a new record high of $412,000 in June, up 2.4 percent from the previous month and 11.5 percent from a year ago. The jump happened…
FILE PHOTO - The deposit Oregonians will receive from returning used bottles and cans is going up to 10 cents per container starting in April, 2017 the OLCC announced this week.
July 22, 2016

Oregon bottle deposit to rise to 10 cents starting Spring 2017

by Geoff Pursinger
The refund Oregonians will get from returning used soda cans and water bottles is about to go up. This week the Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced that it was doubling the redemption…
PHOTO BY RAYMOND RENDLEMAN - Co-chief petitioner Veronica Reichle turns in the signatures for the park measures to Assistant City Administrator Jackie Betz at Gladstone City Hall.
July 21, 2016

Petitioners turn in signatures to protect Gladstone parks…

by Raymond Rendleman
Petitioners on Wednesday turned in more than 1,000 signatures for two park measures that would require public votes if the city ever intends to sell a public park for private development.…
COURTESY: PCC - Mark Mitsui
July 21, 2016

Mark Mitsui selected as new PCC president

by Shasta Kearns Moore
The Board of Directors for Portland Community College has selected Mark Mitsui as its next president. “The board of directors was tremendously impressed by President Mitsui’s passion for the…
July 20, 2016

'Political theater' disrupts Clackamas County sewer meeting

by Raymond Rendleman
Oregon City Mayor Dan Holladay made a dramatic exit after Clackamas County’s Regional Wastewater Treatment Capacity Advisory Committee decided to abandon Janicki Bioenergy’s waste processing…
PHOTO BY: ANYI WONG-LIFTON - The Oak Lodge Sanitary District allegedly has been draining water containing oil and chemicals into River Forest Lake.
July 20, 2016

Neighbors plan to sue Oak Lodge Sanitary District over pollution…

by Anyi Wong-Lifton
About 200 yards away from the Willamette River in Oak Grove, the small River Forest Lake provides a tranquil and beautiful environment for the surrounding residents who privately own the lake.…

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Jul 20, 2016

Oregon City seeks applicants for Urban Renewal Commisssion

by Raymond Rendleman
The remaining four members of the Oregon City Commission are planning to appoint a citizen to fill one of the two vacant seats on the city’s seven-member Urban Renewal Commission. One vacancy…
PHOTO COURTESY KAREN BJORKLUND - Tom Weaver of the Jennings Lodge Community Planning Organization helps put up lawn signs inviting residents, businesses and supporters to the first Jennings Lodge communitywide picnic.
Jul 20, 2016

Jennings Lodge picnic to celebrate community

by Raymond Rendleman
Instead of its regular meeting on Tuesday, July 26, the Jennings Lodge Community Planning Organization will use that evening for its first-ever communitywide potluck and picnic to celebrate the…
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Jul 19, 2016

MHCC board considers censure of director following controversial…

by Teresa Carson
Sonny Yellott's Facebook posts and meeting comments raise concern The Mt. Hood Community College Board of Education asked beleaguered director George "Sonny" Yellott to resign at a hastily…
Jul 19, 2016

Hailey Verhaalen to open for Brewer's Grade in kicking off First…

by The Oregon City News
Brewer’s Grade and Oregon City’s Hailey Verhaalen are coming together for an evening of Northwest country music on Friday, July 22. Enjoy a cold beer from Oregon City Brewing while you dance the…
PHOTO COURTESY: OSP - A 2003 Chrysler Sebring apparently veered off Highway 224, over-corrected and crossed into the eastbound lane, stricking an eastbound 2008 Dodge Charger head-on.
Jul 18, 2016

Police: Portlander, 34, kills child, 8, crossing double yellow…

by Raymond Rendleman
Oregon State Police released information about the head-on crash that killed an 8-year-old boy on Highway 224 near milepost 34 just east of Estacada. Initial reports had incorrectly stated the…
PHOTO BY DANIEL SMITH - Pulp Stage theatrical company member Jonathan Owicki performs in 2015 at the Ledding Library.
Jul 15, 2016

Pulp Stage to present sci-fi plays, monologues July 21 at…

by Ellen Spitaleri
Tales revolving around science fiction and fantasy will pique the interest and capture the imaginations of audience members, when the Pulp Stage presents a special Ledding Cultural Forum at 7:30…
PHOTO COURTESY: SUZANNE KAY - A Milwaukie author with an upcoming reading has a book cover showing its aim to preschool audiences.
Jul 14, 2016

Milwaukie author Suzanne Kay's 'Bathtub Boogie' helps…

by Raymond Rendleman
Last month marked the nationwide release of “Bathtub Boogie,” a children’s book by Milwaukie author Suzanne Kay. In “Bathtub Boogie,” an energetic preschooler learns body parts and movements…
PHOTO BY RAYMOND RENDLEMAN - Nam Kim's Second Son Kimbap shares the small Oregon City restaurant space with Ingrid's Scandinavian Cuisine co-owners Cathy Cleaver and Ingrid Legore at 209 Seventh St.
Jul 13, 2016

Second Son Kimbap, Ingrid's Scandinavian Food find space in…

by Raymond Rendleman
You thought that only at a food-cart pod, you could order Korean, Scandinavian and Mexican food while sipping a local microbrew. But two food-cart owners got together to create a…
PHOTO COURTESY CCSO - Troy Miller, 40, was allegedly high on meth when he was arrested in a Happy Valley resident's treehouse.
Jul 12, 2016

CCSO: Treehouse trespasser high on meth in Happy Valley

by KOIN 6 News
A 40-year-old man was arrested Monday after he allegedly climbed into a Happy Valley resident’s treehouse while high on meth. The homeowner called 911 around 4:25 p.m. to report a trespasser on…
OUTLOOK FILE PHOTO - Damascus voted to disband in the May 2016 electon.
Jul 12, 2016

Development looming in Damascus

by Elize Manoukian
Since the residents of Damascus voted in the May primary election to disincorporate their city, questions have been raised regarding the future of housing development in the vicinity. As the…