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September 19, 2016

Construction on U.S 26 to cause delays

by Lyra Kuhn
60-minute delays are possible on U.S 26 starting Monday, near the Mt. Hood area. There will be around-the-clock work from Monday between OR-35 and east of Rhododendron. Paving will take place…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: PETER WONG - Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader, center, and Republican challenger Colm Willis at a business-sponsored forum Monday, Sept. 19, at the Monarch Hotel in Clackamas. At left is the moderator, Mark Meek, who read written questions from the audience.
September 20, 2016

5th District foes trade political jabs

by Peter Wong
Partisanship, Pacific trade pact split Democrat Schrader and Republican challenger at forum. Democratic incumbent Kurt Schrader and Republican challenger Colm Willis disagreed about partisanship…
September 19, 2016

Clackamas board stalemates on Measure 97 resolution

by Peter Wong
Issue likely to return after 2-1 vote with two absent members. Three Clackamas County commissioners stalemated last week on Measure 97, the proposed corporate tax increase on the Nov. 8…


COURTESY: SECRETARY OF STATE AUDIT REPORT - Audit of Smarter Balanced Assessments shows tests are nearly twice as expensive as the last standardized test that Oregon used.
September 14, 2016

Audit: Oregon needs to get more out of expensive Smarter…

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Statewide school tests through the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium are nearly twice as expensive as the old tests, confusing to educators and time-consuming. That’s according to a new…
September 15, 2016

Blockbuster: beyond the grave

by Lyra Kuhn
Locally owned movie-rental store likely the last Blockbuster standing - Ryan Sparks has the looks of a movie star, but he actually works at a movie store — specifically, likely the last…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Richard Allen Hess, 47, of Sandy turned himself into the Clackamas County Jail on Wednesday, Sept. 14, after a warrant had been issued for his arrest. Hess is a suspect in a murder case that occured outside of Estacada on Saturday, Sept. 10.
September 15, 2016

Estacada shooting suspect turns himself in

by Pamplin Media Group
Sandy resident Richard Allen Hess turned himself into the Clackamas County Jail Wednesday night after a warrant had been issued for his arrest that afternoon. Hess is accused of killing Dominick…
September 14, 2016

Sandy police, business owners open dialogue on homeless issues

by Lyra Kuhn
Sandy business owners and local police share a frustration with the daily effects of the city’s growing homeless population. Those frustrations came to the surface Wednesday morning, Sept. 7,…
CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - The suspect vehicle is similar to this 1996 Ford F-150 pickup truck.
September 13, 2016

Portland man killed outside Estacada

by Shannon O. Wells
Victim identified, Clackamas deputies seek help locating suspect's vehicle. A Portland man was shot and killed Saturday outside Estacada. The victim is identified as Dominick James Perry, 39, of…
CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - The suspect vehicle is similar to this 1996 Ford F-150 pickup truck.
September 10, 2016

Portland man killed outside Estacada

by Shannon O. Wells
UPDATE: Victim identified, Clackamas deputies seek help locating suspect's vehicle A Portland man was shot and killed Saturday outside Estacada. The victim is identified as Dominick James Perry,…
September 08, 2016

September means it's time for Fiesta Fest

by Lyra Kuhn
Celebration on Saturday to feature music, food, fun activities The fundraising celebration of Sandy Fiesta Fest will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at St. Michael Catholic…

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SUBMITTED PHOTO - Willamette Falls CERT member Jo Becker leads a recent animals-in-disasters class.
Sep 07, 2016

Resilience is Clackamas Fire's theme this month

by Raymond Rendleman
Opportunities abound to prepare for a local disaster - How many times have you said to yourself, “I really should get that emergency kit,” to be ready when the big earthquake hits Oregon? But…
COURTEST PHOTO - A car sits half in, half out of the Dottys Deli this morning at the Sandy Marketplace on Highway 26 in Sandy. This photo first appeared on the Sandy Neighborhood Watch Facebook page
Sep 07, 2016

Rain, slick boots land car inside Sandy deli

by Lyra Kuhn
A woman is unharmed, but the same can’t be said for her vehicle or for Dottys Deli in the Sandy Marketplace, 37067 Highway 26. Police did not identify the woman whose vehicle crashed through the…
Sep 02, 2016

Secretary of state: Clackamas County Elections allowed access to…

by Pamplin Media Group
The Clackamas County Elections Office removed a computer terminal to protect voter information after discovering its potential to allow members of the public to examine protected voter…
FILE PHOTO - The expansion would add four double yurts, seven single yurts, 23 recreational vehicle hook-up spots and 11 log cabins to the nature reserve.
Sep 05, 2016

BLM extends comment period for Wildwood site

by Zane Sparling
Some residents oppose plans for overnight camping - The federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has extended the comment period for a proposal to create overnight camping options at Wildwood…
PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Jessica Abatie gives Ozzy, one of her favorite horses, a smooch before saddling up.
Sep 02, 2016

From scrubs to saddles: Hospice aid pursues dream of working…

by Teresa Carson
Abatie specializes in colt starting - After a decade of caring for the gravely ill for Mt. Hood Hospice in Sandy, Jessica Abatie's love of horses and competition got the better of her, and she…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP - From this view you can see details of the mural, including the scale representing justice in the left foreground. Painting are Leticia Lopez, Frankie Garcia-Merino and Mallory Wilson.
Aug 29, 2016

Mural depicts diverse cultural heritage of students

by Barb Randall
Unveiling to take place at 6 p.m. today There are some kids in Sandy who have plenty to show about how they spent their summer vacation. About 25 students at Cedar Ridge Middle School took part…
OUTLOOK PHOTO - Gary Klein loads trash and rusted shopping carts pulled from Johnson Creek into an ATV trailer.
Aug 30, 2016

What kind of trash is dumped in Johnson Creek?

by Zane Sparling
Group hauls 3 tons of trash from waterway each year - What kind of trash ends up in Johnson Creek? Everything from mattresses to tires, street signs, shopping carts, sleeping bags and soda cans,…
COURTESY PHOTO - GOP nominee Donald J. Trump is not thrilling every Republican officer holder in Oregon. Some say they don't support him.
Aug 23, 2016

Presidential candidates disappoint Rep. Johnson

by John Schrag
Oregon Republicans divided on support of party nominee Last week, Bill Bryant, the Republican gubernatorial candidate in Washington, announced he is not supporting Donald Trump. This came on the…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: SHANNON O. WELLS - An Honor Flight of Oregon group of World War II veterans pose for a group photo at the U.S. World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. in September 2015. The nonprofit Honor Flight grroup is seeking veterans from the Gresham, Portland and surrounding areas for the next trip Sept. 28-Oct. 2.
Aug 23, 2016

Honor Flight seeks veterans for free trip to Washington, D.C.

by Pamplin Media Group
Nonprofit group transports World War II vets to see memorials - Honor Flight of Portland is calling on World War II veterans in Clatsop, Columbia, Washington, Multnomah, Hood River, Clackamas,…
JOHN BAKER - What's a county fair without some thrill rides? The Clackamas County Fair, which runs through Sunday in Canby, has plenty to enjoy.
Aug 20, 2016

Clackamas County Fair is beating the heat

by John Baker
Despite the rising temperature, fairgoers are determined to enjoy this year's event Five days into its six-day run, the Clackamas County Fair & Rodeo appears to be dealing with the heat quite…