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ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: EMILY LINDSTRAND - Dolores Beckgren stands in her Estacada home in front of one of her many paintings. Beckgren enjoys painting landscapes.
June 23, 2016

Meet your neighbor: Dolores Beckgren is an artist, sports fan

by Emily Lindstrand
Years ago, Dolores Beckgren’s neighbor returned some mail that had been mistakenly delivered to her house, but she also brought Beckgren something else. “I asked her if she wanted to come in,…
ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO - Terry Brown is the district commander for the Estacada American Legion Carl Douglas Post.
June 09, 2016

Meet your neighbor: Terry Brown

by Emily Lindstrand
Many people may know Terry Brown as the district commander for the American Legion Carl Douglas Post, but they may not know he served as mayor of Estacada. For several years in the 1980s, Brown…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: PAULINA MENCHACA - City councilor Paulina Menchaca stands with her daughter Andrea at the Clackamas River, one of their favorite places to spend time.
May 26, 2016

Meet your neighbor: Paulina Menchaca

by Emily Lindstrand
Paulina Menchaca enjoys staying active in the local community. She’s the City Council president, a member of the Ford Leadership Cohort and a member of the board of directors for both the…

Ryan Carpenter
May 12, 2016

Meet your neighbor: Ryan Carpenter

by Emily Lindstrand
Ryan Carpenter is passionate about the work he does as principal of Estacada High School. “Sometimes I forget I get paid for it,” he said. “I love it so much, I would do it for free.” Prior to…
April 28, 2016

Meet your neighbor: Fabian Riep

by Emily Lindstrand
This past school year started out a bit differently for Fabian Riep. Rather than attending school in Germany as he had always done before, Riep began his time as a foreign exchange student at…

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