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Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY: CLACKAMAS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY - 1892: 1883 grain elevator and 1880 wheat warehouse (with inclining flour conveyor); Imperial Mills.
August 27, 2014

From grain elevator to sulphite mill: The transformation of OC's…

by James Nicita
Commentary on the Willamette Falls Legacy Project - (Second of a two-part history of Mill C. For Part 1, see “Mill’s riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma,” Aug. 5.) In its first-ever…
August 20, 2014

Letters: County should pay its share for OC services; abortion…

by The Clackamas Review
It is expensive for Oregon City to be the county seat of Clackamas County. The dominating presence of Clackamas County brings lots of people to Oregon City on a daily basis, requiring Oregon…
August 20, 2014

District unnecessarily raises sewer rates

by Doug Neeley
On June 11, the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners, as the governing body of Tri-City Service District, filed a lawsuit against Oregon City challenging the city’s Right of Way Usage Fee.…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Carson McVay, a resident of Oregon City and a biologist with the Warm Springs Tribe, is participating in a study to measure the abundance of Pacific Lamprey passing Willamette Falls.
August 20, 2014

These wriggly leech-like creatures not parasitic

by Katheyn Kostow
Pacific lampreys are passing over Willamette Falls this month, and are entering streams near you. Lampreys are like nothing else you’ll ever see. Lampreys are a unique class of ancient animals…
August 13, 2014

Letters: Hobby Lobby decision; CCC Bond; canine fundraiser

by The Clackamas Review
I am pro-choice. The soapbox piece, “High court ruling infringes on women’s rights,” July 23, is a bold statement that I find at odds with the actual ruling which is quite narrow in scope. What…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY: OREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY - Late 1864 or early 1865 photo of the new Oregon City Woolen Mills, and the Imperial Mills, just before construction of the steamboat basin. Planked water flume in foreground leads from Willamette Falls to Imperial Mills. Elevated ramp in rear of Imperial Mills leading down to Woolen Mills is likely the Canemah horse railroad. McLoughlin House is opposite Woolen Mills tower.
August 13, 2014

'The most magnificent festivity ever witnessed'

by James Nicita
Blue Heron Beginnings: Commentary on the Willamette Falls Legacy Project - As the momentum of the Willamette Falls Legacy Project builds with the announcement of the Planning Commission hearings…
August 13, 2014

Should public property be transferred without payment?

by John Williams
Ed Allick and I were having a “senior” coffee the other day, when a rather irate Oregon City citizen sat down at a table next to us and said loudly, “Why do we have to pay twice?” Ed, a…
August 06, 2014

Letters: Support CCC bond measure; spay/neuter feral cats

by (none)
The November election will include a bond measure for Clackamas Community College. The CCC Board of Education referred the measure to the ballot at a special meeting last month. Our board…
Photo Credit: PHOTO BY: JAMES NICITA - After 131 years, Mill C has retained its basic form of a taller north half and a shorter south half.
August 05, 2014

Mill's riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma

by James Nicita
Blue Heron Beginnings: Commentary on the Willamette Falls Legacy Project - In the riveting view from the McLoughlin Promenade down into the Blue Heron site, a particular building looms…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Oregon State Park Rangers Lauren Sinclair and Guy Rodrique talk about the original Vortex Festival, held at Milo McIver State Park in August 1970. A retrospective of the event is planned Saturday, Aug. 9 at the Estacada-area park.
August 06, 2014

Back in the Vortex groove

by Shasta Kearns Moore
It’s a story that is too strange to be fiction. A Republican governor and several conservative Portland business owners organized and funded one of the largest rock festivals in American…

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Jul 16, 2014

Letters: Congress 'gone fishin'; Carver Bridge; light rail;…

by The Clackamas Review
The Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association is delighted to hear that the U.S Interior Department will be granting more than $650,000 to Oregon this year from the Land and Water Conservation…
Jul 16, 2014

Does convenience trump potential health risk?

by Tom O'Brien
Are administrators at the Oregon City School District more concerned with their personal convenience than they are with the potential health risk from low-level radio-frequency radiation for…
Jul 14, 2014

Library's clock now ticking faster

by Les Poole
The taxes and fees we pay for operating federal, state and local governments have steadily increased during the past decade. Until 2009 funding for libraries in Clackamas County was reduced as…
by: PHOTO COURTESY: CFD NO. 1 - Arriving in June, Truck 4 becomes the most maneuverable ladder truck in the entire Clackamas Fire District.
Jul 09, 2014

Fire Chief: Summer and safety should go hand in hand

by The Clackamas Review
As you prepare for outdoor activities this summer, please think about safety first. From bike helmets to life jackets, take the time to ensure you, your family and friends are prepared to have…
Jul 09, 2014

Car dealership steps up for slain OCPD officer's widow

by Police Chief Jim Band
I want to give a public thank you to Town and Country Gladstone Honda for going out of their way to help Wendy Libke with something they had absolutely no benefit from doing. The car industry…
Jul 09, 2014

Let's bust government bureaucracy

by Rep. Kurt Schrader
The duties of a member of Congress extend well beyond writing and voting on legislation in Washington. In fact, one of my highest priorities is helping my constituents navigate through the…

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