Planning Commission evaluates updated Highway 43 plan

Planning Commission evaluates updated Highway 43 plan

Public hearings will take place later this summer When the West Linn City Council adopted a new...

A special day at the reservoir

A special day at the reservoir

City holds open house at Bolton Reservoir construction site To celebrate National Public Works...

Tanks at old auto shop site remain in limbo

Tanks at old auto shop site remain in limbo

Tanks must be decomissioned for DEQ to determine if contamination occurred An environmental saga...

The view from above

The view from above

West Linn Parks and Rec offering new tree climbing program this summer If you’re a frequent...

A musical petting zoo

A musical petting zoo

Youth Music Project, West Linn Public Library team up to give kids opportunity to try instruments...

Sunset Primary application approved

Sunset Primary application approved

New condition of approval proves controversial After a two-day public hearing spanning more than...

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May 27, 2016

Clackamas County set to consider budget

by Peter Wong
Plan proposes to tap funds for modest additions, pension reserve. Clackamas County proposes to dip slightly into contingency and reserve funds for modest additions to a billion-dollar budget…
May 26, 2016

News briefs

by the Tidings
WL Farmers Market set to kick off June 1 kicks off a summer full of free events every Wednesday at Historic Willamette’s Summer Market. Bring out the family, meet up with neighbors and friends…
May 26, 2016

Police Log

by The Tidings
Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the West Linn Police Department. Authorities recently filed reports on the following incidents: LIFE IN WEST LINN 5/14 1:34…


May 24, 2016

Zupan's fundraising aiding military museum

by The Tidings
This Memorial Day weekend the Oregon Military Museum Project will benefit from a program where Zupan's Markets donated 2 percent of all sales to the project, Friday through Monday. Local ROTC…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Some Oregon businesses could be hit with more taxes under an initiative that will be on the November general election ballot. A state analysis of the initiative found that it could raise about $6 billion for state budgets, but might 'dampen' employment and growth around the state.
May 23, 2016

State business tax plan would raise billions, but could 'dampen'…

by Paris Achen
SALEM — A proposed tax on the sales of large businesses would generate more than $6 billion in biennial state revenue starting in 2017-19, but it also would slow income, employment and…
ODOT - The new shuttle service begins May 27.
May 20, 2016

New Columbia Gorge Express bus servicelaunches May 27

by Oregon Department of Transportation
Oregon Department of Transportation will launch its new Columbia Gorge Express bus Friday, May 27 with round-trip service linking the Gateway Transit Center with Rooster Rock State Park and…
Kathy Ludwig
May 19, 2016

WL-WV announces superintendent finalist

by Andrew Kilstrom
The West Linn-Wilsonville School District announced one finalist for its superintendent search Monday, May 16. Kathy E. Ludwig, currently the district’s deputy superintendent, has been selected…
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - In the district's proposed plan, the new school would be built over the footprint of the current public playground area and when finished the old school would be torn down to allow for playing fields and playgrounds.
May 19, 2016

An uphill battle

by Patrick Malee
Residents, school district clash over proposed Sunset Primary School construction On a surface level, it seems like a no-brainer. The West Linn-Wilsonville School District has long wanted to…
TIDINGS PHOTO: PATRICK MALEE - Girl Scouts set out to break stereotypes May 14, building three new benches to be installed at Midhill Park.
May 19, 2016

Setting a new benchmark

by Patrick Malee
Junior Girl Scouts build benches for WL parks in effort to break stereotypes On Saturday, May 14, a West Linn troop of Junior Girl Scouts arrived at the Robinwood Station with stereotypes on…
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Inga McDevitt works on weeding the plant bed outside of the Youth Music Project during Saturday's Take Care of West Linn event.
May 19, 2016

A day to give back

by The Tidings
Hundreds turn out for Take Care of West Linn Day A dreary Oregon morning didn’t stop hundreds of volunteers from turning out for West Linn’s annual Take Care of West Linn Day on Saturday, May…

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TIDINGS PHOTO: LESLIE PUGMIRE HOLE - White Oak Savanna's unique window on nature will be enhanced with an upcoming nature-themed playground, a project that is in the design stage this year.
May 19, 2016

Busy months ahead for WL parks

by Patrick Malee
New Willamette River Trail nearing completion West Linn is well-known for its plethora of parks, yet there is seemingly always a new project around the corner. As summer approaches, a number of…
OSP - OSP stopped the semi at the French Prairie rest stop on I-5 and the driver was lodged at the Clackamas County Correctional Facility.
May 19, 2016

Driver hauling double-trailer for FedEx arrested for DUII on I-5

by Pamplin Media Group
Reports of a double-length semitruck weaving in traffic and not maintaining a consistant speed led Oregon State Police to an arrest of a commercial truck driver for driving under the influence…
May 19, 2016

Police Log

by The Tidings
Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the West Linn Police Department. Authorities recently filed reports on the following incidents: LIFE IN WEST LINN 5/7 12:33…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The duck, who was later named Ryan Gosling, was found with a punture wound in his chest and was unable to walk due to swelling in his legs.
May 17, 2016

One lucky duck

by Patrick Malee
PAWS Animal Shelter rescues, rehabilitates injured duck Sharon Murphy has seen a lot in her 17 years running PAWS Animal Shelter in West Linn — countless injured cats and dogs, along with just…
SMITH
May 17, 2016

Smith, Humberston appear headed for runoff in Clackamas County

by Pamplin Media Group
Incumbent Tootie Smith appears headed for a November runoff election against challenger Ken Humberston in the race for Position 4 on the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners. Second returns…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian will face Republican Dennis Richardson for the secretary of state's post in the November general election.
May 17, 2016

Avakian, Richardson will battle for secretary of state post

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian appears to have won the Democratic primary for Oregon secretary of state. As of 10:15 p.m., Avakian had 39 percent of the vote leading state Rep. Val…
SCHRADER
May 17, 2016

Schrader wins race for Position 3 on Clackamas County commission

by Pamplin Media Group
Martha Schrader appears to be on her way to another term as a Clackamas County commissioner. Updated returns Wednesday morning showed Schrader with 52.6 percent of the vote, followed by Steve…
PHOTO COURTESY ODFW - Redside trout.
May 17, 2016

Trout season opens May 22

by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Grab your rod and head out as rivers and streams open for season Trout fishing enthusiasts will turn their attention to Oregon’s rivers and streams this weekend when dozens of moving waters open…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSHUA KULLA - Multnomah Eduation Service District nurse Laurie Coe talks about her passion for school nursing in her office at Reynolds Middle School.
May 16, 2016

Oregon schools lack enough nurses for student population, needs

by Shasta Kearns Moore
When a crisis happens, most people reflexively shrink back. Nurses rush forward. But now, some say, it’s the nurses themselves who are in crisis. Oregon school nurses are operating at staffing…
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Four candidates will compete in the May 17 primary for chair of the Clackamas County Commission (from left): John Ludlow, Dan Holladay, Paul Savas and Jim Bernard.
May 15, 2016

Clackamas County commission chair contest echoes four-way race…

by Peter Wong
Four years ago, John Ludlow of Wilsonville was opposed by two incumbent commissioners and a prominent official from outside Clackamas County government in their contest for board chairman. In…