OUR AMAZING KID

OUR AMAZING KID

West Linn High junior Samantha Reed's passion is working with special needs children

Mike Taylor looks to make local schools exceptional on school board

Mike Taylor looks to make local schools exceptional on school board

Mike Taylor runs for West Linn-Wilsonville School Board Position 1 against Regan Molatore

Molatore aims for second term on school board

Molatore aims for second term on school board

A former West Linn-Wilsonville student, Molatore looks to continue work on school board

School board candidates take part in education association forum

School board candidates take part in education association forum

West Linn Education Association hosts forum for West Linn-Wilsonville School Board candidates

West Linn residents near high school wonder: Is speeding ' A ' cause for concern?

West Linn residents near high school wonder: Is speeding ' A ' cause for concern?

Police say area has long been known for having a speeding issue, but that it is difficult to control

WL Historical Society preps for new walking tour

WL Historical Society preps for new walking tour

Attendees will be introduced to 14 characters - all of whom played a distinct role in the early...

Pile them high

Pile them high

Patrons flood the West Linn Library for its popular Used Book Sale last weekend

Weather racks up damage in area parks

Weather racks up damage in area parks

Old Man Winter took a toll on West Linn parks this season, beginning with heavy snows and ice, to...

White Oak Savanna gets Earth Day boost

White Oak Savanna gets Earth Day boost

Despite steady rainfall 24 people turned out Saturday, April 22, to spend Earth Day at West...

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West Linn's Latest News

April 27, 2017

West Linn budget expected to maintain status quo

by Patrick Malee
'I feel like we dodged a bullet for now, but we will obviously continue to monitor expenditures and look for cost savings and new revenues.'
April 27, 2017

Police log

by The Tidings
Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the West Linn Police Department
April 24, 2017

West Linn man killed in confrontation with police

by Patrick Malee
Officers on paid administrative leave after death of 25-year-old Chance Thompson


TIDINGS FILE PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Unlike Hannah the Pet Society's PAWS organization, West Linns PAWS Animal Shelter is a local nonprofit with deep ties to the community.
April 23, 2017

Hannah the Pet Society lands in dog house with state

by Nick Budnick
Questionable charity arm has no connection to West Linn's PAWS animal shelter
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - Legistlative committee will not be pursuing a merger of the recreational and medical cannabis regulatory system.
April 22, 2017

Support grows for stringent tracking of medical pot

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Committee considers keeping medical, recreational marijuana separate in terms of regulation
SUBMITTED PHOTO: ROSIE AUGUSTINE - A rendering shows what the community resource center might look like after renovations.
April 21, 2017

Bolton neighborhood dreams big in plan for potential community resource center

by Patrick Malee
'A lot of people in the community don't realize how few places there are in West Linn to hold meetings.'
April 20, 2017

Clackamas board chairman: Resolve Stafford

by Peter Wong
Commissioners conduct second hearing, plan discussion on April 26 and potential action on May 11. Agreement pending with Metro, three cities to shape area's future.
April 20, 2017

These kids are truly AMAZING

by Pamplin Media Group staff
In choosing each Amazing Kid honoree, the Pamplin Media Group selection committee placed a heavy emphasis on volunteerism that makes a difference in the lives of other people
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Dylan Hydes, who has practiced law for the past nine years, previously taught middle school social studies in San Jose, California.
April 20, 2017

Dylan Hydes runs for West Linn-Wilsonville School Board Position Three

by Andrew Kilstrom
Hydes, a former middle school social studies teacher, runs against Wilsonville's Grady Nelson
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Grady Nelson currently resides on the school district's Long-Range Planning Committee and served as Boeckman Creek's PTA president in the past.
April 20, 2017

Grady Nelson runs for West Linn-Wilsonville School Board Position Three

by Andrew Kilstrom
Nelson, a retired police officer, runs against West Linn's Dylan Hydes
TIDINGS PHOTO: LESLIE PUGMIRE HOLE  - The original engagement plan called for a more traditional task force, but at Mayor Russ Axelrod's suggestion the council opted to move away from that in favor of multiple topic-based committees.
April 20, 2017

West Linn council approves engagement plan for waterfront redevelopment

by Patrick Malee
The engagement plan calls for an array of topic-specific committees as opposed to a larger and more general task force
SUBMITTED PHOTO: ICON CONSTRUCTION & DEVELOPMENT - A rendering shows what the 25,000-square-foot building will look like when it is complete. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in June.
April 20, 2017

Commercial building slated for Willamette area in West Linn

by Patrick Malee
The development will be two stories with space for offices, retail and a restaurant
April 20, 2017

West Linn council reopens debate about legal services

by Patrick Malee
Dating back to before they were elected, current city councilors have long expressed concern over West Linn's assistant city attorney position
TIDINGS PHOTO: LESLIE PUGMIRE HOLE - In an appeal to the City Council, residents challenged the planning commission's 4-3 approval vote with four articles of concern.
April 20, 2017

Upper Midhill development headed back to West Linn council

by Patrick Malee
The new hearings come after some residents appealed the March 22 West Linn Planning Commission decision to recommend approval of an amended application submitted by the developers
April 20, 2017

News briefs

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
Youth council members wanted; Heritage marker brochures available; Loans available for small businesses

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Apr 20, 2017

Police log

by The Tidings
Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the West Linn Police Department.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The work, if approved by voters, would use some park and open space in the process of creating new buffered cycle tracks and pedestrian paths along Highway 43.
Apr 19, 2017

West Linn Highway 43 measures heading to November ballot

by Patrick Malee
Citizens will weigh in on whether segments of specific parks or open spaces along the road can be used in the construction of road, sidewalk and bike improvements
Apr 18, 2017

Watchful eye of postal worker helps prevent West Linn house fire

by The Tidings
Police, fire personnel said smoke and fire would have endangered dog and caused serious damage at house
Apr 18, 2017

Clackamas leaders lay out ambitious goals

by Peter Wong
Road repairs and planning for new courthouse, plus economic development and help for rural areas and people 'left behind'
Apr 13, 2017

Arguments about Stafford future remain unchanged

by Peter Wong
Clackamas County board will hear a second round of comments April 19; possible action scheduled May 11.
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Ginger Fitch focuses her law practice on abuse and neglect cases with children and adults. She's running for position 5.
Apr 13, 2017

Ginger Fitch runs for West Linn-Wilsonville School Board position 5

by Andrew Kilstrom
Wilsonville resident Ginger Fitch turns child advocacy into candidacy for school board
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Trey Maust is running for position 5 against Wilsonvilles Ginger Fitch.
Apr 13, 2017

Trey Maust runs for West Linn-Wilsonville School Board position 5

by Andrew Kilstrom
West Linn resident currently serves on school district's budget committee and brings banking background to school board race
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - West Linn Police Officer Jeff Mayer says he hopes a new Cop Card program will foster strong relationships between kids and police.
Apr 13, 2017

'Cop Cards' feature West Linn heroes

by Kelsey O'Halloran
New trading card program aims to build relationships between kids, police
PHOTO COURTESY OF CLACKAMAS SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT - Horses for Clean Water founder Alayne Blickle teaches horse owners how to manage mud and manure at a workshop April 8.
Apr 13, 2017

Workshop teaches horse owners about managing mud and manure

by Kelsey O'Halloran
'It's something that happens every day and there's no shortage of it.'
Apr 13, 2017

West Linn Lions give Easter bunny a hand

by Patrick Malee
The West Linn Lions and Riverview Lions clubs came together at the McLean House to stuff about 3,000 eggs full of delicious candy
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Tyler and Tanner Hillison were accompanied by their mother, Bleu, on a recent trip to Washington D.C. to advocate on behalf of the Save the Children organization.
Apr 13, 2017

West Linn residents travel to D.C. to lend voice for the forgotten

by Patrick Malee
Tyler and Tanner Hillison advocated at Invest In Kids Advocacy Summit
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: CLAIRE GREEN - At the unveiling of the latest World of Speed exhibit, American Muscle, excited museum members and special guests marvelled at the 15 classic cars that will be on display until December 2017.
Apr 13, 2017

World of Speed honors American muscle

by Claire Green
Partially-paralyzed Clackamas County officer from West Linn recognized along with exhibit reveal
Apr 13, 2017

Police log

by The Tidings
Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the West Linn Police Department
TIDINGS PHOTO: PATRICK MALEE - Workers from Martin S. Burck Associates, Inc. began the tank removal process Wednesday, April 5.
Apr 12, 2017

Old gas tanks removed in Willamette area

by Patrick Malee
'The preliminary indication was there was no new significant release.'
SUBMITTED PHOTO: WEST LINN PUBLIC WORKS - Crews worked to clear debris near Blankenship Road and Interstate 205.
Apr 13, 2017

Heavy winds cause widespread power outages, tree damage in West Linn

by Patrick Malee
At the storm's peak April 7, Portland General Electric's outage map showed a total of 62 outages in West Linn affecting 5,733 customers.
SUBMITTED PHOTOS - At the Xuantunich ruins in Belize, are, left to right, Hannah Teel, Alanna Murphy, Isabella Cannelos, Cassidy Paasch, Maia McNamara, Kyla Wheeler and Paige Olson.
Apr 08, 2017

Scout trip to Central America builds leadership skills, friendships

by Ellen Spitaleri
'This trip is similar to a Rotary Exchange, where the goal is peace and international friendship; they have friends in Belize now.'
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE AUDUBON SOCIETY OF PORTLAND  - Audubon Society of Portland Backyard Habitat Program Manager Nikkie West, (from left) Milwaukie City Council President Lisa Batey and Columbia Land Trust Backyard Habitat Program Manager Susie Peterson walk through Batey's yard. To celebrate the program's expansion into Milwaukie, West Linn, Oak Grove and Jennings Lodge, the program recognized Batey's yard as a Certified Backyard Habitat March 27.
Apr 07, 2017

Backyard Habitat program expands to West Linn

by Kelsey O'Halloran
The program provides assistance, advice and incentives for residents who want to garden naturally and make their backyards more inviting to birds, bees and other wildlife
Apr 06, 2017

Sunset Primary School, waterfront planning headline next West Linn council meeting

by Patrick Malee
The council will deliberate on an engagement plan for one of its top 2017 goals: pushing forward with redevelopment on the waterfront.
Apr 07, 2017

New Cedaroak Boat Ramp open for use

by Patrick Malee
The new ramp replaces a 47-year-old structure that had been breaking down for years
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: ANDREW KILSTROM - Three Rivers Charter School finally opened Monday, April 3 after years of planning. Students and their families got the chance to explore their new school before classes started.
Apr 06, 2017

Three Rivers Charter School opens its doors

by Andrew Kilstrom
New location, new building for West Linn-area charter school, serving grades 4-8