Estacada's Opinions

February 11, 2016

Revamped minimum wage bill is best option

by Editorial board
A minimum-wage bill now before the state Legislature looks like a compromise most businesses can live with — but one that also makes progress in hiking wages for Oregon’s lowest-income workers.…
February 11, 2016

Letter to the editor

by Emily Lindstrand
It's a busy time for Estacada Chamber The Estacada Area Chamber of Commerce has been busy. First, we are sponsoring the Estacada Biggest Loser Challenge, which is a community health and wellness…
ARCHIVE PHOTO - In 1976 the Estacada Assembly of God hosted Rev. Swope and dummy, Charlie Ragsdale, as a part of a  Kids World Crusade.
February 11, 2016

Yesterday's headlines

by Emily Lindstrand
1966 Students at Estacada High School would soon present their production of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town.” Mike Rehberg was stage manager, Jim Wilson played George Gibbs, Sherri Hayden was Emily…
February 11, 2016

Oregon's lawmakers prefer shadows to transparency

by Sen. Alan Olsen
Oregon has earned an “F” in government accountability. Our former governor resigned amid a transparency scandal. Cover Oregon was fraught with transparency issues and failed before any services…
ARCHIVE PHOTO - In 1986, a landslide closed Highway 224 for five days.
February 08, 2016

Yesterday's headlines

by Emily Lindstrand
1966 Neil C. Pucket, manager of the State Employment Office in Oregon City, announced that a program to bring part-time work to retired farmers was underway. “Any retired farmer or farm worker…
February 04, 2016

Next on the governor's list: a compromise on gross receipts tax

by Editorial board
When it comes to the proposed gross receipts tax in Oregon, this state’s residents — and particularly their elected leaders — have a choice. They can quickly agree on a reasonable plan to raise…
February 04, 2016

What Oregon voters know and care about

by Adam Davis
Did you hear the starting pistol fire on Jan. 1? We’re off to the races: Election Year 2016. Oregonians will face a number of potentially divisive issues including raising the corporate minimum…
February 04, 2016

Do you know an Amazing Kid?

by Anne Endicott
The Outlook, Sandy Post and Estacada News, along with our partner newspapers, are seeking submissions for our 2016 Amazing Kids contest. This annual April special section will be distributed in…
January 29, 2016

Bill Johnson: From Brightwood smart-aleck to Oylmpic champion

by Paul Keller
Editor’s Note: In the mid-1970s, Paul Keller lived near Bill Johnson’s family’s house in Brightwood. Keller’s favorite Bill Johnson anecdote is the September afternoon when young Bill came…
ARCHIVE PHOTO - In 1986, Dan Scott and other members of Estacada High Schools wrestling team got matching crew cuts to intimidate their competition.
January 29, 2016

Yesterday's headlines

by Emily Lindstrand
1966 Members of the Estacada Seventh-day Adventist Church learned of the murder of their missionary Brian Mansfield Dunne, who had been stationed at the new Adventist hospital in Malaita. Dunne,…

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Jan 21, 2016

Wage plan must address regional differences

by Editorial Board
Sometimes when a public policy initiative gets trashed from opposite ends of the political spectrum, it means the author has found a sensible middle ground. Other times, it means he or she needs…
ARCHIVE PHOTO - In 1976, 15-year-old exchange student Rolando Quesada studied in Estacada for six weeks. Quesada is pictured here with Alice Bry, the daughter of his host parents.
Jan 21, 2016

Yesterday's headlines

by Emily Lindstrand
1966 Seven Estacada High School students were selected to be part of an honor band with other local schools, including Sandy, Canby, Molalla and Silverton. The band was scheduled to play at a…
ARCHIVE PHOTO - Fourth grader Sharon Mast took a ride to school on a firetruck after winning the fire departments annual coloring contest.
Jan 16, 2016

Yesterday's headlines

by Emily Lindstrand
1966 Senior Connie Ann Randall was Estacada High School’s winner of the 1966 Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow award. Randall scored the highest on a test taken by senior girls and was…



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