Traveling on the 'Road to Success'

Traveling on the 'Road to Success'

When stepping inside of the Estacada’s School District’s new Road to Success program,...

Rekindling the symphony in Estacada

Rekindling the symphony in Estacada

Soon, the sounds of a variety of percussion instruments will come to Estacada. On Monday, Sept....

Estacada prepares to launch alternative lodging network

Estacada prepares to launch alternative lodging network

Visitors interested in exploring the Mt. Hood National Forest and playing along the Clackamas...

River Mill Elementary students collaborate on art project

River Mill Elementary students collaborate on art project

The River Mill Elementary School Gym is now home to a variety of furry and fishy friends. During...

Who makes the wheels on the bus go 'round?

Who makes the wheels on the bus go 'round?

Other professionals might have panicked if a bus broke down on a summer day, leaving them...

A historical movement

A historical movement

Why will the Lucy and Josiah Burnett House cross the road? To get to the other side, of course. ...

Cooking her way to New Orleans

Cooking her way to New Orleans

Whether it’s to New Orleans or on live television, cooking has taken Estacada resident Bethy...

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CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - There will be a 50th anniversary celebration for Estacada couple Merlin and Sharon Miller, pictured here, on Saturday, Sept. 24 at the community center.
September 22, 2016

Around town

by Emily Lindstrand
Have an event you’d like to see in the newspaper? Send a description with any relevant information to editor@estacadanews.com by 11 a.m. Monday for inclusion in the week’s paper. Include any…
ESTACADA NEWS FILE PHOTO - Nina Bradford and Sue Dumolt smile at the Spiral Gallery's booth at Estacada Uncorked in June. The event was recently recognized by the Oregon Main Street Program.
September 22, 2016

Estacada Uncorked honored as 'Best Special Event'

by Emily Lindstrand
The Oregon Main Street Program has recognized “Estacada Uncorked,” a new event organized by the Estacada Development Association over the summer. During the Oregon Main Street Evening of…
COURTESY PHOTO - Oracle Corp. and the state of Oregon have reached a settlement in a lawsuit over the $300 million Cover Oregon website debacle. The Redwood City, Calif., software company will provide funds and services to the state as part of the settlement.
September 22, 2016

Oracle settles Oregon fraud case over website debacle for $100…

by Nick Budnick and Paris Achen
The state of Oregon and Oracle, the vendor on the $300 million Cover Oregon website debacle, have settled their wide-ranging legal dispute for more than $100 million in goods, services and cash.…


COURTESY: SECRETARY OF STATE AUDIT REPORT - Audit of Smarter Balanced Assessments shows tests are nearly twice as expensive as the last standardized test that Oregon used.
September 22, 2016

Audit: Oregon needs to get more out of expensive Smarter…

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Statewide school tests through the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium are nearly twice as expensive as the old tests, confusing to educators and time-consuming. That’s according to a new…
September 22, 2016

Voters to decide local pot measures

by Peter Wong
Although marijuana is not on Oregon’s statewide ballot for the first time in four election cycles, many metro area voters will decide the fate of 29 marijuana-related measures in the Nov. 8…
PARIS ACHEN - State economists Josh Lehner and Mark McMullen
September 22, 2016

Forecast: U.S. trends could drag down Oregon's economic boom

by Paris Achen
SALEM — Oregon’s economy remains “healthy across the board,” outperforming other states in job growth and other indicators, state economists told lawmakers in Salem Wednesday. But the economists…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: MICHELE JONES - Sue Klaetsch and her granddaughter Ellie Youngberg meet Spongebob Squarepants at a customer appreciation event organized by Reliance Connects on Friday, Sept. 16
September 22, 2016

Spongebob comes to town

by Pamplin Media Group
Last week, Spongebob Squarepants ventured from his pineapple under the sea to Broadway Street as part of a customer appreciation event by Reliance Connects. “We wanted to do something for for…
September 22, 2016

Grace Place launches new support group

by Emily Lindstrand
With their new caregiver support group, leaders at Grace Place Senior Living hope to support those who are caring for elderly family members at home. Kate Raymer, Grace Pace’s community…
September 22, 2016

Cop log

by Emily Lindstrand
Information in this public safety report comes from the Sandy Police Department public records. The Sandy Police Department provides law enforcement services in Estacada. Officers recently filed…
September 22, 2016

Estacada school bus drivers express frustration

by Emily Lindstrand
Many bus drivers in the Estacada School District are critical of new start and end times implemented this year. A common start time of approximately 8 a.m. was implemented across the district,…

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Sep 22, 2016

News briefs

by Emily Lindstrand
Chamber seeks nominations The Estacada Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its new community recognition event, which will be held on Friday, Oct. 21. “It is a time to formally say…
Sep 22, 2016

Estacada businesses will gather for Trade Fair

by Emily Lindstrand
A variety of businesses in town will soon gather outside of Estacada City Hall to show residents everything they have to offer. Approximately 24 businesses have signed up to participate in the…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: PETER WONG - Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader, center, and Republican challenger Colm Willis at a business-sponsored forum Monday, Sept. 19, at the Monarch Hotel in Clackamas. At left is the moderator, Mark Meek, who read written questions from the audience.
Sep 20, 2016

5th District foes trade political jabs

by Peter Wong
Partisanship, Pacific trade pact split Democrat Schrader and Republican challenger at forum. Democratic incumbent Kurt Schrader and Republican challenger Colm Willis disagreed about partisanship…
Sep 19, 2016

Clackamas board stalemates on Measure 97 resolution

by Peter Wong
Issue likely to return after 2-1 vote with two absent members. Three Clackamas County commissioners stalemated last week on Measure 97, the proposed corporate tax increase on the Nov. 8…
Sep 15, 2016

Police log

by Emily Lindstrand
Information in the public safety report comes from the Sandy Police Department public records. The Sandy Police Department provides law enforcement services in Estacada. Officers recently filed…
ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: EMILY LINDSTRAND - Flags at the Estacada Veterans Memorial were at half staff on Sunday, Sept. 11.
Sep 15, 2016

15 years later

by Emily Lindstrand
Early Sunday morning, Estacada paused to remember the lives lost in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. From 6:45-7:45 a.m., a group gathered in front of the fire station for a memorial…
Sep 15, 2016

Estacada students lag state on test scores

by Teresa Carson
Fewer than one in four students in the Estacada School District are doing math at grade level and fewer than half are proficient in reading and language arts, test scores recently released by…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - A  schematic drawing shows the details of new log jam complexes that will be built at the North Fork Reservoir of the Clackamas River. Portland General Electric is working with the U.S. Forest Service and McBaine Consultants on the project.
Sep 15, 2016

Creating new homes for fish

by Emily Lindstrand
There’s a new neighborhood being built in the Clackamas River’s North Fork Reservoir. But the residents will be fish, not people. To allow salmon and steelhead to better take advantage of the…
Sep 15, 2016

News briefs

by Emily Lindstrand
County seeks members for Fair Board Clackamas County is looking for two residents to join the County Fair Board. The board manages the fairgrounds, and all other property owned, leased, used or…
ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: EMILY LINDSTRAND - Members of the Harmony Bakery team are eager to travel to Mexico this November. Six of the bakery's nine employees will participate in the trip.
Sep 15, 2016

Bringing Harmony to Mexico

by Emily Lindstrand
The Harmony Bakery team will soon have an adventure that takes them out of Estacada. This November, six of the bakery’s nine employees will spend eight days in Mazatlan, Mexico. Linda Lawrence,…