The power of the pop-up

The power of the pop-up

Main Street group organizing pop-up shop for local gifts Dec. 10, 11

Conjuring the youth

Conjuring the youth

Portland Society of Young Magicians continues to thrive in West Linn

West Linn beats Clackamas 41-20, gets another shot at state championship

West Linn beats Clackamas 41-20, gets another shot at state championship

There was a moment, four minutes into the third quarter of Friday’s Class 6A state semifinal...

Let there be light!

Let there be light!

Businesses and neighbors join efforts to install holiday lights in downtown West Linn

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PAMPLIN MEDIA PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - Each waterproof mat, which will help keep individuals warm and dry, is made by crocheting hundreds of plastic bags together.
December 03, 2016

Waterproof mats for homeless students

by Christopher Keizur
Reynolds School District holds event to keep homeless students warm and dry
December 01, 2016

LUBA showdown on Sunset School set for Dec. 8

by Patrick Malee
Petitioners allege series of errors in City's approval of new school
TIDINGS PHOTO: LESLIE PUGMIRE HOLE - Willamette Falls were an impassable section of the river until the locks were constructed in 1873 to help boats traverse the river for commerce and recreation.
December 01, 2016

Willamette Falls Locks task force looks to future

by Patrick Malee
Members will look to the 2017 Legislature to create a new 'Willamette Falls Locks Commission'


December 01, 2016

Police log

by The Tidings
COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - A hydrograph from the National Weather Service as of Monday afternoon shows the Tualatin River above its action stage in the rural Farmington area, upriver from Tualatin, but almost three feet shy of its flood level.
November 28, 2016

Tualatin River high but shy of flood stage in Farmington area Monday

by Mark Miller
The river is above its action stage upstream from Tualatin and West Linn, but it is not expected to flood.
November 26, 2016

Winter season expected to be a big one

by Shannon O. Wells
Farmers -- and Farmer's Almanac -- say we're going to get hit hard this year.
Community Warehouse distrbutes housewares like cookware, dishes, sheets and furniture to families transitioning to their own home.
November 26, 2016

News in brief

by Spokesman
SUBMITTED PHOTO: JASON DESOMER PHOTOGRAPHY - Rachael Sneddon holds a KISS guitar, up for auction at the Youth Music Partnership.
November 25, 2016

Youth Music Project brings in $137,000 in first gala

by Patrick Malee
The fundraiser included silent and live auctions as well as a paddle raise, along with student performances and Lauderdale and pianist Hunter Noack taking stage for the finale
COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - A hydrograph Friday evening shows the Tualatin River in Farmington rising to almost 30 feet Sunday, above the action level but below what is considered to be the flood stage.
November 25, 2016

Tualatin River expected to crest below minor flood stage in Farmington

by Mark Miller
Heavy rain on Thanksgiving has swollen local rivers and creeks, but no major impacts are forecast.
November 24, 2016

New Clackamas board members outline goals

by Peter Wong
Bernard, Humbertson look ahead to January, when new regime on county commission begins
TIDINGS PHOTO: LESLIE PUGMIRE HOLE - The old Willamette General Store, along with a number of other properties adjacent to Willamette Falls Drive and 8th Street, has a split zone of general commercial and residential. The City is working to rezone the property and allow for a new ale and cider house.
November 24, 2016

Cider house faces zoning, code challenges

by Patrick Malee
Though 7Bev acquired a business license from West Linn this past August, it still needs to clear several more hoops with assistance from the City before the project can be formally approved.
November 24, 2016

Gratitude check

by Tidings staff
West Linn residents reflect on the things they are most thankful for
TIDINGS PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE - Nathaniel Weston fills his paper-making frame with recycled paper fiber.
November 24, 2016

Celebrating reuse, recycling

by Patrick Malee
The West Linn Public Library also did its part in keeping paper relevant by hosting a papermaking class Nov. 17
November 24, 2016

Police log

by The Tidings
Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the West Linn Police Department.
November 22, 2016

Settling issue causes delay on Cedaroak Boat Ramp

by Patrick Malee
Parks department says issues appeared to be caused by 'unforeseen conditions' in the river.

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PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - A formerly homeless woman visits Human Solutions, a shelter program in outer Southeast Portland. Portland Public Schools has more homeless students than any other district in the state. Hillsboro ranks 17th, although it's the state's fourth largest district.
Nov 22, 2016

New data show homelessness on the rise in schools

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Nearly 8,000 public school children — a 9.3 percent increase from two years ago — in the tri-county area meet the federal definition of homeless.
Nov 19, 2016

New leadership for Clackamas County

by Peter Wong
Voters replace John Ludlow as chair, unseat Tootie Smith as Humbertson and Bernard ready to take charge
Nov 18, 2016

City fighting for Metro funding for Highway 43

by Patrick Malee
$3.4 million would fund first leg of concept plan
Dear Santa
Nov 17, 2016

Dear Santa: I've been trying to be good

by Spokesman staff
Looking for holiday missives from kids! Send us drawings, letters to Santa, poems and other writings
SUBMITTED PHOTO - A Portland Bureau of Environmental Services map shows the planned detour route and closure area for a Terwilliger Boulevard sewer project that is now expected to last eight months.
Nov 17, 2016

Sewer project to close a chunk of Terwilliger Boulevard

by Anthony Macuk
Construction just north of Lake Oswego could begin as early as next week and last up to eight months
Nov 17, 2016

Going 'green'

by Patrick Malee
Come high or low turnout, one interest group has now dominated West Linn's last four elections
SUBMITTED PHOTO - U.S. Rep. Kurt Shrader (left) awarded Civil Air Patrol cadet Simon Chuang (middle) the Amelia Earhart award Oct. 25.
Nov 17, 2016

Local cadet earns national praise

by Andrew Kilstrom
Civil Air Patrol's Simon Chuang, of West Linn, earns two prestigious awards
TIDINGS PHOTO: PATRICK MALEE - Youth Advisory Council members raise their hands to volunteer to work on several different initiatives, many related to public safety.
Nov 17, 2016

Newly formed youth council hitting stride

by Patrick Malee
Public safety emerges as primary focus for City's advisory group
Nov 17, 2016

Shake a (turkey) leg

by Patrick Malee
After bringing in 157 pounds of food last year, Laura Jeffrey is once again at the helm of the 2016 Turkey Trot
Nov 17, 2016

Police log

by The Tidings
Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the West Linn Police Department
Nov 17, 2016

Lighting of Maddax Woods illuminates Saturday

by Spokesman
West Linn boatbuilders' homestead hosts an after-dark holiday light show featuring nature
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - It was the eighth time around for the annual Holiday Bazaar at the West Linn Adult Community Center Nov. 12.  Woodworker John Basquez shows Joe Beyer and his son Skyler his handcrafted toys.
Nov 17, 2016

Holiday season launches with gift bazaar

by Spokesman
Nov 17, 2016

In honor of a veteran

by Tidings
PHOTO COURTESY OF ROBERTA SCHWARZ - Neighbors for a Livable West Linn's Holiday Craft Fair offers locally made decor and gift items just in time for the holiday season.
Nov 16, 2016

Craft fair for a cause

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Creative and handmade artwork, accessories and home décor products available for purchase make ideal gifts for family members and friends
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Approximately 300 students gathered in front of the school to promote unity and togetherness Monday, Nov. 14.
Nov 15, 2016

Students speak out against discrimination at school

by Andrew Kilstrom
West Linn High School students hold rally amidst rumors of verbal abuse
Nov 15, 2016

New Clackamas board members outline goals

by Peter Wong
Chairman Jim Bernard, Commissioner Ken Humberston speak about restoring relationships, resolving dispute over urban growth boundary.
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Lake Oswego resident Brian McCarl tries to calm a frantic nun (played by Michelle Hahn) who fears for the safety of trapped earthquake victims during a disaster simulation Saturday in Lake Oswego. It's all part of the city's Community Emergency Response Team training.
Nov 12, 2016

Preparing for disaster

by Gary M. Stein
For Community Emergency Response Team trainees in Lake Oswego, the final exam can feel very, very real
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - TVFR volunteers stand with the department's antique apparatus fleet at the Newberg Old Fashioned Festival.
Nov 11, 2016

TVFR searching for new volunteers

by Patrick Malee
TVFR has hosted a series of volunteer open houses this fall, and the last is set for Dec. 13 at Tigard's Station 50
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: VERN UYETAKE - It's midway between summer and winter steelhead fishing on the Willamette River but Thanksgiving weekend should kick it off.
Nov 11, 2016

Oregon Recreation Report

by ODFW
What's happening in our neck of the woods in the fishing and hunting realm?
PHOTO COURTESY OF DISNEY - Ben Higgins and West Linns Lauren Bushnell navigate everyday life in their new show.
Nov 10, 2016

Lauren B returns to the limelight

by Andrew Kilstrom
WLHS grad Bushnell, Higgins adjust to life after 'The Bachelor'