When it's time to be moving on

When it's time to be moving on

Chris Jordan changed the culture at city hall; whether it was positive or negative depends on who...

Fire on the range

Fire on the range

“The best thing about this station is, you get sent to all the big fires,” says Jeff...

If it's September, it must be Oktoberfest

If it's September, it must be Oktoberfest

Annual celebration returns to West Linn, with beer, bratwurst and music According to Alice...

Ensuring our survivial

Ensuring our survivial

Join your neighbors in a discussion about being ready for and surviving a disaster of any type It...

Clackamas County deputy injured in early Sunday crash

Clackamas County deputy injured in early Sunday crash

Garrett Grimm is a 2009 graduate of West Linn High A Clackamas County Sheriff's deputy was...


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SUBMITTED PHOTO - Have fun this holiday weekend on the water but be safe and avoid fines.
September 03, 2015

Be safe this Labor Day Weekend

by Oregon State Marine Board
Labor Day Weekend is one of the top three boating weekends of the year on many Oregon lakes and rivers, attracting thousands to the alluring banks and warmest water of the season. To keep things…
September 03, 2015

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 8/22 5:09…
September 03, 2015

Civic Summary: Land use pre-app meetings, transportation plan…

by The Tidings
City Council meetings generally get all the ink, but much of what the Council discusses begins at other city meetings, be it the Planning Commission, Historic Review Board or a Neighborhood…
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - The Historic Willamette Main Street area on Willamette Falls Drive is West Linn's only official business district.
August 27, 2015

Momentum on Main Street

by Patrick Malee
Business district hiring new manager, looking to plan for future Considering that West Linn’s Willamette area is one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, one might assume that Historic…
August 27, 2015

County fair wraps up

by (none)
Carley Shanklin, 12, of West Linn, shows her parlor roller pigeon, Rusty, during the Clackamas County Fair last week. Rusty was the champion pigeon in showmanship. Rusty doesn't fly, she said,…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Spectator Pizza and Pub offers classics like pepperoni as well as many specialty pizzas.
August 27, 2015

Pizza comes - again - to Cascade Summit

by Andrew Kilstrom
Spectator Pizza opened for business Aug. 3 in West Linn The previously vacant storefront next to Bank of America in West Linn’s Cascade Summit shopping center has a new tenant selling a familiar…
TIDINGS PHOTO: ANDREW KILSTROM - Treasurer Margaret DeJardin (middle right) presents Parks and Rec Assistant Director Ken Warner with a check to go toward the West Linn Adult Community Center's expansion.
August 27, 2015

West Linn Community Center awaits expansion

by Andrew Kilstrom
Adult Community Center could see building expansion begin in September The West Linn Adult Community Center is getting closer to starting construction on its 2,900-foot expansion, and could…
August 27, 2015

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 8/14 8:37…
PAMPLIN MEDIA FILE PHOTO - Send us your favorite first-day-of-school photo!
August 27, 2015

Hit us with your best shot

by (none)
First day of school photos needed for the Tidings Apart from Christmas morning, no single day on the calendar means as much to the average kid as the first day of school. Summer fun and doldrums…
August 26, 2015

Heavy rains this weekend may make roads slick

by The Tidings
With the weekend forecast predicting heavy rains in Northwest Oregon, travelers need to be prepared for difficult conditions. Oil and grease don’t wash away during the dry season; they come to…

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Aug 24, 2015

Mixed-use proposal to undergo public hearing

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
West Linn's south slope considered for 180 apartment units The West Linn Planning Commission is holding a public hearing this week to allow testimony regarding a mixed-use development on the…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Don Otterman
Aug 20, 2015

West Linn City Council hires interim city manager

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
Jordan negotiates separation agreement A week after West Linn City Manager Chris Jordan tendered his resignation to the City Council, an interim city manager was hired when veteran public…
PHOTO BY ROBERTA SCHWARZ - Last year's work crew for SOLV workday at White Oak Savanna
Aug 20, 2015

Oak Savanna weed pull needs volunteers

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
Wednesday, Aug. 26, West Linn residents are invited to the White Oak Savanna on Tannler Drive, to participate in a SOLV-sponsored invasive weed pull. From 10 a.m. to noon attendees will join…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Pfc. Tanner Contla
Aug 20, 2015

WL soldier dies in North Carolina

by Bartman, Jake
Tanner Contla of West Linn, a private first class in the U.S. Army, was found dead in his Fort Bragg barracks room on Aug. 15. He was 22. His death is under investigation by the U.S. Army…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: LESLIE PUGMIRE HOLE - Danny Sivaivai with American Red Cross takes blood donations from Miranda Keogan (left), an intern with West Linn Parks & Recreation, and Tiffany Hartley of Damascus (right) Aug. 12. The women were participating in a challange blood drive between West Linn, Lake Oswego and Oregon City. While the winner won't be announced until Sept. 11, the Red Cross said West Linn donated 45 units of blood, with 12 firt-time donators participating. 'Thank you to the West Linn community for taking time out of your busy lives to donate blood during our city challenge. We had a large percentage of first-time donors, which I think is amazing, and I hope they soon become repeat donors,' said West Linn Citizen Engagement Coordinator Lori Hall.
Aug 20, 2015

The gift of life

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
TIDINGS PHOTO: PATRICK MALEE - Oregon City Community Development Coordinator Tony Konkol led the tour Aug. 14. Here, he details the plans with the Old Oregon City-West Linn Arch Bridge in the background.
Aug 24, 2015

A view from the other side

by Patrick Malee
Planning Commissioners, committee members take tour of Oregon City's redevelopment project Amidst continued debates about the merits of West Linn’s Arch Bridge Area planning project, many have…
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Kevin Mills is looking forward to his first year as principal at West Linn High School.
Aug 20, 2015

Mills brings energy as principal at WLHS

by Andrew Kilstrom
When Lou Bailey announced he would be leaving West Linn High School to teach in South Korea following the 2014-15 school year, the West Linn-Wilsonville School District immediately began looking…
Aug 20, 2015

Early start to school looming

by Andrew Kilstrom
While kids are busy enjoying all the activities that come with a particularly hot summer, they might be cooled down by the realization that school is right around the corner. The West…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: LESLIE PUGMIRE HOLE - The parcel S & H is hoping to mine for soil admendments is west of its existing logging yard on Stafford Road and directly south of Athey Creek Middle School, causing from some parents and staff regarding potential health problems from the operation.
Aug 20, 2015

County approves S&H soil mining permit on remand

by Patrick Malee
A Clackamas County hearings officer has given S&H Logging the go-ahead to proceed with its modified soil mining operation in the Stafford area. The decision came on the heels of a remanded…
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Members of the classes of '57, '58 and '59 line up for a photo during the West Linn High School's All-Alumni Forever Picnic Aug. 15 in Hammerle Park.
Aug 20, 2015

WLHS reunion picnic a hit once again

by Andrew Kilstrom
The 2015 installment of West Linn High School’s All-Alumni Forever Picnic enjoyed arguably its best gathering yet last weekend. The potluck reunion — held the third Saturday of August every year…



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