Estacada's Opinions

Photo Credit: ARCHIVE PHOTO - 1975: A Russian delegation tours an Estacada sawmill.
January 23, 2015

Yesterday's Headlines

by Isabel Gautschi
1985: Water treatment plant over capacity, untreated sewage dumped in river 1965 Final tabulations by Cal Geisler, hunter safety supervisor for the game commission, showed hunting accidents were…
Photo Credit: ARCHIVE PHOTO - Upcoming issues of TIME magazine were advertised in the then Clackamas County News in 1965.
January 20, 2015

Yesterday's Headlines

by Isabel Gautschi
2005: Superintendent raises financial concerns about proposed charter school 1965 The United States had space on the brain. “In SPACE our country has already been affected — to an amazing extent…
January 12, 2015

Letter to the editor

by Janet Kiger-Hellard
Adopt-a-Family truly makes the season bright This year’s Adopt-a-Family program gave basic needs gifts to more than 640 people in 156 families. It was heartwarming to witness tears as the…
Photo Credit: ARCHIVE PHOTO - The caption to this 1964 photo says: 'This portion of the highway is seen at the upper end of the normal lake area. Many places along the river are this bad and many are considerably worse.'
January 05, 2015

Yesterday's Headlines

by Isabel Gautschi
1964: During flood, Robert Cody and Roland Girt attempt boat rescue, are rescued themselves 1964 The paper displayed striking photos of flood damage along the Clackamas River, including…
Photo Credit: ARCHIVE PHOTO - Robert 'Bob' Cody gazes on the wreckage of his boat stuck in a treetop after the 1964 flood.
January 07, 2015

Yesterday's Headlines

by Isabel Gautschi
Pense supporters criticize appointment process 1965 After the quality of Estacada’s water was thrown into question with extensive flooding, a Health Department Report showed recent samples met…
Photo Credit: ARCHIVE PHOTO - 1984: Marian West, newly appointed to the Estacada City Council, shakes hands with new Councilman Bob Newman. Councilman Terry Brown is in the background.
December 28, 2014

Yesterday's Headlines

by Isabel Gautschi
1964: Storm wreaks havoc in Western Oregon 1964 A storm was wreaking havoc in Western Oregon. Gov. Mark Hatfield declared it a disaster. Bridges and highways were washed out “on a widespread…
Paul Keller
December 30, 2014

PART 2: Convicted BPA tower bomber accomplice returns my call

by Paul Keller
Beaneath Wy'east In last month's column I recalled how, 40 years ago — in a fantastic act of criminal derring-do — someone dynamites three of those giant steel Bonneville Power Administration…
December 20, 2014

Letter to the editor

by Dora Morgan
Luedtke stood tall as a mentor, advocate Former Estacada School Board member Mark Luedtke passed away Friday, Nov. 28, at the age of 82. Mark proudly served his country and his community. Mark…
Photo Credit: ARCHIVE PHOTO - Christmas in 1994 was much more fun for Nick and Oswaldine Bleys than it was during World War II: whern the two spent four years in separate Japanese prisoner of war camps in the Dutch Indies.
December 19, 2014

Yesterday's Headlines

by Isabel Gautschi
1994: Mayor-elect interested in city manager job 1964 Interest was building to establish a Clackamas County Community College. Harry O’Neal of Oak Grove, who was heading a petition effort, said…
Photo Credit: ARCHIVE PHOTO BY CHRISTINE BIERMAN - The caption for this 1984 photo read: 'Eagle Creek's Carolyn Browning, age 13, (left) and Chanti Sheperd, 9, won't find these Cabbage Patch Kids dolls under the tree this Christmas. Their mother returned them to an Eagle Creek vendor after discovering that the dolls were stuffed with kerosene-soaked material which can burn easily.'
December 16, 2014

Yesterday's Headlines

by Isabel Gautschi
1984: Newman wins council seat with coin toss 1984 Mayor John Rowley flipped a coin to break a tie between Bob Newman and Sandy Pense, who had tied for an open council seat in the November 1984…

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Dec 10, 2014

Letter to the editor

by Estacada News
We disagreed on everything, but I'll miss him all the same Last week Estacada lost one of its most interesting citizens, Mark Luedtke. He was a student of public meetings, the Constitution and…
Dec 09, 2014

Letters to the editor

by Estacada News
Partnership pays off for students A great big thank you from Estacada High School goes out to The Grind Coffee House, for choosing our “Estacada High Goes to College” event as the first…
Photo Credit: ARCHIVE PHOTO - 1904: Hope this promise held up.
Dec 03, 2014

Yesterday's Headlines

by Isabel Gautschi
2004: Estacada News celebrates 100 years in print 1904 The first issue of the Estacada News was published Friday, Dec. 1, 1904. “The Eastern part of Clackamas county is well settled with a…
Photo Credit: ARCHIVE PHOTO - 1984: Basket weavers Marg Moon (left) and Ellen Franck of Estacada wove seagrass into baskets during a craft sale.
Dec 02, 2014

Yesterday's Headlines

by Isabel Gautschi
1994: City employees speak out against PERS cuts 1984 Write-in mayoral candidate Marian West requested a recount after the city of Estacada certified that Mayor John Rowley had won reelection by…
Dec 01, 2014

Letter to the editor

by Estacada News
Help appreciated with high school event Thank you so very much to local businesses — Jim Brochis at Estacada Insurance Mart, Paul Strobel at Estacada State Farm Insurance, Andrew and Courtney…
Paul Keller
Dec 30, 2014

PART 1: The 'BPA Bomber' and a small-town yahoo - me

by Paul Keller
It is late on that unforgettable Wednesday afternoon — 40 years ago last month. Weary and a bit bedraggled, I arrive back home to my Brightwood cabin after getting another week’s edition of the…




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