New Principals for Grout Elementary, Sellwood Middle School

New Principals for Grout Elementary, Sellwood Middle School

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Officials celebrate TriMet transit bridge milestone

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Man shot when ramming police car after pursuit

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ACE students design new Sellwood Bridge's belvedere benches

ACE students design new Sellwood Bridge's belvedere benches

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Oaks Park: 109 candles on the cake

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by: ERIC NORBERG - In this June 12th mishap, the vehicle wound up sideways to both directions of traffic, hanging on the concrete median of McLoughlin Boulevard just north of S.E. 17th.
July 04, 2014

Two unusual auto accidents in Westmoreland

by Eric Norberg
Just before 4 pm on the afternoon of Thursday, June 12, as rush hour was building, a vehicle that was apparently northbound on S.E. McLoughlin Boulevard managed to wind up at right angles to…
by: COURTESY OF KPTV FOX 12 NEWS - The smashed motorcycle on which 34-year-old David Henry Mitchell was riding before he died in a head-on crash lies in S.E. Powell Boulevard.
July 04, 2014

Powell Blvd smash kills speeding cyclist

by David F. Ashton
When emergency first responders rolled out at 2:00 am on Sunday morning, June 1, they thought they were on their way to help yet another pedestrian who’d been struck down on S.E. Powell…
by: RITA A. LEONARD - Woodmere Principal Rene Canler spent some time examining historic photos taken over the past century of Woodmere School.
July 04, 2014

Woodmere School celebrates 100 years with a carnival

by Rita A. Leonard
On Saturday, May 10, hundreds of neighbors gathered at Woodmere Elementary School, 7900 S.E. Duke Street, to celebrate the school’s historic hundredth birthday. This is the first year on the job…
by: RITA A. LEONARD - Rick Sadle and daughter Darielle Ruff, owners of the local Salvador Mollys restaurants, showed attendees of the May BAC meeting mural designs for their new location, which opened in June on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue just north of McLoughlin.
July 04, 2014

Brooklyn learns its light rail construction is nearly done

by Rita A. Leonard
At the May 28 General Meeting of the Brooklyn Action Corps (BAC) neighborhood association, Jennifer Koozer, TriMet’s Community Affairs Representative for the Portland Milwaukie MAX Light Rail…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - The procession of flags from Scandinavian countries leads the men carrying in the Maypole in this years Midsummer Festival in June in Oaks Park.
July 04, 2014

Scandinavian Fest in Oaks Park intros summer season

by David F. Ashton
Pacific Northwest Scandinavians this year continued their long tradition of celebrating the Summer Solstice with food, dance, music, entertainment, and the raising of the Majstang (Maypole). It…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - Portland Police Bureau East Precinct officers question a man who they say was trying to flee after hitting a truck, but his vehicle stalled and he was stuck at the scene. He was uninsured.
July 04, 2014

Hit-and-run driver meets justice on Foster Road

by David F. Ashton
Several times every day, colored indicators light up a digital map provided to news organizations by the Portland Bureau of Emergency Communication showing the location of yet another…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - An old-fashioned Tug-O-War - at the Llewellyn Elementary School end-of-year carnival!
July 04, 2014

Community supports fun-filled Llewellyn "Circus"

by David F. Ashton
Other schools may have end-of-year carnivals, but the Llewellyn Elementary School event in Westmoreland on the evening of Friday, June 6th, was presented this year as a participatory circus! The…
by: ELIZABETH USSHER GROFF - Among those at the 30th anniversary celebration of Whole Child Montessori Center in Woodstock were: (back row from left) Dana Pribnow, former students Nathan and Lincoln Holmes; (front row from left) founder Nancy Pribnow, former teacher Ginni Sackett, and teacher Shirley Harmon.
July 04, 2014

Woodstock school celebrates its anniversary - and its founder

by Elizabeth Ussher Groff
On Saturday May 31st, people of all ages were elbow-to-elbow in the garden and classroom of the Whole Child Montessori Center in Woodstock, celebrating the 30th anniversary of this…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - Portland Police East Precinct Neighborhood Response Team Officer Rob Brown, and City of Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention Specialist Jenni Pullen, receive unused medications from a Southeast resident.
July 04, 2014

Quarter ton of drugs collected in Southeast

by David F. Ashton
Portland police officers were stationed outside the Southeast Precinct building on April 26, taking handfuls of over-the-counter and prescription pharmaceuticals from Southeast Portland…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - Parent volunteer Barbara Linssen shows the blueprint that suggests a time capsule from the 1930s might be hidden in the brick wall of Winterhavens gymnasium.
July 04, 2014

Time Capsule vault found and restocked, at Winterhaven School

by David F. Ashton
As a morning elective class at Winterhaven School in Brooklyn this year, parent volunteer Barbara Linssen taught students about the architecture of their school. As students combed through the…

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by: DAVID F. ASHTON - Family, co-workers, and friends gather as the annual BOEC Awards and Dinner gets underway in Inner Southeast.
Jul 04, 2014

9-1-1 Telecommunicators honored at Southeast banquet

by David F. Ashton
National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, from its origin in 1991, has been a time to celebrate the work done by staff members who work around the clock in 9-1-1 Centers. The Portland…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - An unidentified adult looks into the ambulance thats about to transport a teenager hurt in the crash to the hospital.
Jul 04, 2014

Car dives into Oaks Bottom while leaving Oaks Park

by David F. Ashton
One young person was injured on the afternoon of Tuesday, June 10, when a car driven by another youth unexplainably swerved off S.E. Oaks Park Way and dropped into a ravine in the south end of…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - Steve Spears, retired PPS teacher, helps Arleta School students Jeremiah Fowlkes get ready to blast off his rocket - using air compressed with a tire pump.
Jul 04, 2014

Arleta School hosts a "Make It Faire"

by David F. Ashton
Students at Arleta School looked excited on June 12 – as they well might, because it was the day before school let out for the summer. But this particular enthusiasm came from the opportunity to…
by: MCDC BOOKING PHOTO - Eight days after police say they caught 23-year-old Barrett Michael Stoffer red-handed after a burglary, he was set free by the court.
Jul 04, 2014

Police pounce on Foster-Powell burglar

by David F. Ashton
Homeowners in Inner Southeast neighborhoods recently hit by burglaries might be gratified to learn that a suspect has been caught in the act – and arrested. However, the news is not all good. A…
by: RITA A. LEONARD - Trackers Earth has bought this building, on Milwaukie Avenue just south of Holgate, to convert it into a new archery range, coffee shop, and outdoor gear store. Itll be open to the public.
Jul 04, 2014

"Trackers Earth" opens archery range on Milwaukie Avenue

by Rita A. Leonard
Trackers Earth, the outdoor survival skills school at 5040 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue, just south of McLoughlin Boulevard, is developing a new archery range nearby. Owner Tony Deis purchased the…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - G.R.E.A.T. instructor and Transit Police Officer Kristi Butcher awards a student from one of her classes at Hosford.
Jul 04, 2014

"GREAT" kids celebrated at Hosford Middle School

by David F. Ashton
As the school year came to a close, there were various observances and celebrations at elementary and middle schools. One of those was at Hosford Middle School. On May 14, Portland Police…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - This visiting dad and son, Nate Sandvig and young James, get a close-up look at the Brooklyn Rail Yard display, a current exhibit at the Oregon Rail Heritage Center, near OMSI.
Jul 04, 2014

Brooklyn Yard's local rail history now on display

by David F. Ashton
An exhibit illustrating the history of the Brooklyn Rail Yard was unveiled for the public on May 1 at the Oregon Rail Heritage Center, near OMSI. The former home of Portland’s antique operating…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - After withdrawing money from this Brooklyn neighborhood ATM, a customer was robbed at gunpoint by an older, very thin tall masked man.
Jul 04, 2014

Armed ATM robbery reported in Brooklyn

by David F. Ashton
An armed robbery was reported at 1:40 pm on Sunday morning, June 15, in which a pedestrian was robbed at gunpoint after using the U.S. Bank Automatic Teller Machine on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue,…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - Time after time, students aim was on target as they hit the bulls eye, causing a bucket of water to spill onto Winterhaven Sixth Grade Science Teacher Tom Bright.
Jul 04, 2014

Teachers soaked at Winterhaven end-of-school carnival

by David F. Ashton
The playground of Winterhaven School, the arts and science magnet school in Brooklyn turned into a carnival on the afternoon of Friday, May 30. Teachers were getting drenched with water every…
by: DAVID BALL - Olivia Jones pitches with intensity for Sellwoods Red Devils during the first game of the day, against the North Clackamas Blue Tornadoes, in the Sunday, June 15th, tournament play.
Jul 04, 2014

Sellwood Softball ends season on a high note

by David Ball, Pamplin Media
The Sellwood Red Devils finished their softball season with a win in the 10U Silver bracket at North Clackamas Park on Sunday, June 15. Sellwood’s toughest test came in its opening game – an…