State of the city: Big changes in 2017

State of the city: Big changes in 2017

Canby Mayor Brian Hodson outlines what's coming down the road this year

It's official!

It's official!

The Canby City Council for 2017 is sworn in and ready to get to work

And so it begins...again...for the fourth time

And so it begins...again...for the fourth time

Heavy snow in the Canby area has kept the city busy trying to keep things safe

Year in Review II:

Year in Review II:

A look back at some of the interesting stories of 2016 from July through December

2016 Person of the Year: Rick Robinson

2016 Person of the Year: Rick Robinson

Canby Herald's inaugural Person of the Year recipient is city's administrator

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NMSD sets qualifications for next superintendent

by Lindsay Keefer
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COURTESY PHOTO - Commissioners hope to conduct public interviews with nine and appoint someone to Position 5 by end of January.
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Record 77 apply for Clackamas board vacancy

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On the move

by Daniel Pearson
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by John Baker
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Jan 05, 2017

Library sets programs for January

by John Baker
Pair of programs will focus on job seeking, estate planning at the library
The Canby High concert choir will perform Jan. 9 in the rescheduled winter concert at the Richard R. Brown Fine Arts Center.
Jan 04, 2017

CHS winter concert rescheduled

by John Baker
Concert choir, Cantalinas and more will hit the stage on Jan. 9
Tootie Smith
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Tootie Smith offers her goodbyes

by Peter Wong
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John Ludlow
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Ludlow bids county farewell

by Peter Wong
The Clackamas County board chairman made way for Jim Bernard on Jan. 3
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State of the City address approaches

by John Baker
Mayor Hodson to speak, then a panel discussion will follow
Dec 28, 2016

Canby Scouts offer recycling program

by John Baker
Scout Pack 503 and Troop 882 will recycle Christmas trees and collect cans
Former Canby High School valedictorian Brandon Wolf was at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., this past June when a gunman opened fire, killing 49 and wounding dozens more.
Dec 27, 2016

Year in Review: Part I

by John Baker
The Canby Herald's annual look at the year in review
This year's winning Christmas tree from Billie Morrison.
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Christmas tree contest winners announced

by John Baker
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Tootie Smith makes her exit from Clackamas County board

by Peter Wong
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Passenger train collides with tractor trailer on 99E

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