WATERSHED GETS HANDS-ON HELP

WATERSHED GETS HANDS-ON HELP

Hundreds of boaters armed with garbage bags storm down Clackamas River They came, 450 strong, and...

36 Pit Fire burns on, Estacada covered in smoke

36 Pit Fire burns on, Estacada covered in smoke

State resources assist with 3,588-acre fire With the 36 Pit Fire continuing to burn in forest...

Friends solicit donations for Franks family

Friends solicit donations for Franks family

After losing their 9-year-old daughter in August, Robert and Stacey Franks are struggling with...

Historic building available to make new memories

Historic building available to make new memories

History is alive and well in more ways than one in the Viola School House. Chelle Mitchell wants...

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September 16, 2014

Community resources for pet owners in fire area

by Anne Endicott
Experts in disaster preparedness always recommend being prepared for an emergency before one befalls you and your family. But when you have a pasture, barn or even beloved four-legged family…
September 16, 2014

Fire forces Estacada School District to alter bus routes

by Pamplin Media Group
Due to the wildfire outside of Estacada, the following bus routes will change for Tuesday: • Route 14 (Tazz): No pick-up on 224 above Faraday Road. • Route 11: No pick-up above Habelt Road. •…
September 16, 2014

Police Log

by Isabel Gautschi
Information for this column comes from Sandy Police Department public records. The Sandy Police Department provides service in Estacada. Officers recently filed reports on the following…
September 15, 2014

Immediate evacuation order issued for Fall Creek Road, Michaels…

by Pamplin Media Group
As the 36 Pit Fire continues to gain momentum, a Level 3 evacuation order has been issued for the residents of Southeast Fall Creek Road and Michaels Road as of 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15. A Level…
Photo Credit: AMERICAN RED CROSS - The Red Cross currently has 14 evacuees at the shelter opened in conjunction with The First Baptist Church in Estacada. Residents of the Silver Fox RV Park are the primary clients at the shelter. More evacuees might be arriving at the shelter later t his evening.
September 14, 2014

Wildfire prompts evacuations near Estacada

by Peggy Savage
The 36 Pit fire is currently within 10 miles of the town and Highway 224 is closed to traffic A wildfire near Estacada, called the 36 Pit Fire, is currently spreading and has swept through more…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Wilderness Stewards work on a trail in the Mt. Hood National Forest.
September 12, 2014

Wild by nature

by Kylie Wray
The Mt. Hood Wilderness is within driving distance for many local hikers. But just because it is accessible doesn’t mean it’s not wild. On Tuesday, Aug. 12, heavy rain on Mount Hood caused what…
September 12, 2014

Fire Calls

by Estacada News
The information for this column comes from the public records of the Estacada Rural Fire District No. 69. Employees and volunteers recently responded to the following incidents. Fire personnel…
September 11, 2014

East wind fans region's wildfire flames

by Pamplin Media Group
A familiar force from the east was making its presence quite apparent on Thursday as a strong wind swept through the Columbia River Gorge to stir trees and rattle windows in the Portland area.…
Photo Credit: ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Dave Bugni is the president of the Friends of the Estacada Public Library. The group is planning a fall book sale fundraiser and a lecture series.
September 11, 2014

Even a library needs good friends

by Isabel Gautschi
The Friends of the Estacada Public Library has been in existence for less than a year, but President Dave Bugni can already list several of the group’s accomplishments. Bugni said that in the…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED - Gerald 'Gary' Curry
September 11, 2014

News Briefs

by Isabel Gautschi
Fire Department honors Gary Curry Estacada Rural Fire District 69 officers paid tribute to honorary member Gerald “Gary” Curry during his celebration of life memorial on Friday, Sept. 5. Curry…

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Sep 11, 2014

High school roof repairs temporarily halted due to strong odor

by Isabel Gautschi
Estacada School District Superintendent Marla Stephenson has decided to temporarily halt roof repairs at Estacada High School due to a complaint of a strong smell of roofing tar. Roughly a third…
Photo Credit: ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - These filmmakers will shoot a film adaptation of the Stephen King short story 'The Man Who Loved Flowers' in Estacada this fall. Pictured from left, Director of Photography Scott Ballard, Production Designer Ryan Woodring, Film Editor Zack Linkow, Writer/Director Justin Zimmerman and Producer Hailee Kendrick.
Sep 10, 2014

Suspense builds for 'The Man Who Loved Flowers'

by Isabel Gautschi
Stephen King indie short to film in Estacada Estacada is known as a charming small town, close to everything but away from it all, the Gateway to the Clackamas... and the setting of a film based…
Sep 08, 2014

Races for state lawmakers heat up in Clackamas County

by Raymond Rendleman
House seat in OC, Gladstone; Senate district also covers Estacada, Canby and Molalla - How is Cover Oregon like the light-rail project being built between Portland and Oak Grove? It’s a fair…
Sep 07, 2014

Fire Calls

by Isabel Gautschi
The information for this column comes from the public records of the Estacada Rural Fire District No. 69. Employees and volunteers recently responded to the following incidents. Fire personnel…
Sep 06, 2014

News Briefs

by Isabel Gautschi
Council to ask citizens for a seasonal gas tax A seasonal gas tax for Estacada will be put to the vote in the November general election. During the Monday, Aug. 25 city council meeting, Mayor…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Estacada Fire personnel extracted two injured people from a Toyota after a car accident on Springwater Road on Thursday, Sept. 4.
Sep 05, 2014

Two hospitalized after Springwater Road crash

by Isabel Gautschi
Two people were hospitalized after a crash on South Springwater Road near South Ester Court on Thursday evening. Clackamas County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the accident around 6:30 p.m.…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - The city is reducing the Estacada Recycling Depot's hours due to garbage dumping.
Sep 04, 2014

Recycling Depot reduces hours

by Isabel Gautschi
The city of Estacada is reducing the hours of the Estacada Recycling Depot at 800 N.W. Evergreen Way. “We have tried to leave the gates open to the recycle depot as much as possible to make it…
Sep 04, 2014

Volunteers needed for fall clean-up

by Isabel Gautschi
Estacada Parks and Recreation is looking for volunteers to help with a fall clean-up from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 6. Volunteers are meeting at Wade Creek Park. Bring gloves, pruners and…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - This is the layout plan for Timber Town Fitness.
Sep 03, 2014

Timber Town Fitness nears opening date

by Isabel Gautschi
Scott Crosby, one of the owners of Timber Town Fitness, confirmed that the new gym will open sometime in mid-to-late September. The fitness center will have equipment by Life Fitness, Hammer…
Sep 02, 2014

Free grant-writing workshops set for September

by Ellen Spitaleri
Three grant-writing orientation workshops are scheduled for September; two are sponsored by the Clackamas County Cultural Coalition and the third is offered by the Clackamas County Public Health…



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