Estacada's Opinions

August 22, 2016

Yesterday's headlines

by Emily Lindstrand
1966 Estacada resident David Stockner spoke at a city council meeting regarding a dust problem on Shafford Street. “Discussion on the matter brought out that the city is not even sure it has…
August 11, 2016

Don't let tariff history repeat itself

by Mark Kirchmeier
Thirty years ago, Hollywood immortalized Oregon’s most ignominious contribution to the world economy. In the 1986 movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” a hapless high school economics teacher…
August 11, 2016

Gov. Brown wrong to back Measure 97

by Editorial Board
Oregon’s long-running game of “Wait for Kate” came to a sudden but all-too-predictable and disappointing end last week. On Thursday, Gov. Kate Brown announced she’s backing all six statewide…


FILE PHOTO - Robert Peasley stands with one of the Indian tribal masks he carved. Peasley received national recognition as a carver of the masks in 1976.
August 11, 2016

Yesterday's headlines

by Emily Lindstrand
1966 Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Britton and Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Britton were all celebrating the birth of their great-granddaughter Tamara Kay, who was born Aug. 3 at the Gresham Hospital. In an…
August 04, 2016

Downtown Estacada continues its evolution

by Nancy Hoffman
On any day of the week, there are people walking on Broadway Street, in and out of businesses, some stopping to enjoy the benches, flower beds and hanging baskets. Pedestrian traffic has…
August 04, 2016

Yesterday's headlines

by Emily Lindstrand
1966 Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Duvall, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lemon and Mrs. Katie Heiple of Estacada were all celebrating the birth of their great grandson, Vernon Patrick, who came into the world on July…
JULES BOYKOFF
August 04, 2016

My View: Both Trump, Rio Olympics earn gold in hyperbolic hurdles

by Jules Boykoff
If Twitter-sphere trash-talking were an Olympic sport, Donald Trump would be a legitimate contender for gold. When the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics commence on Friday, Trump will be consumed with…
ARCHIVE PHOTO - In 1966, the Estacada Water Festival Princesses took a break from campaigning for Festival Queen to take a photo with Mayor David Horner to help publicize the upcoming event.
July 29, 2016

Yesterday's headlines

by Emily Lindstrand
1966 The Estacada Water Festival princesses joined Mayor David Horner for a photo to help publicize the upcoming festival. Ann Snowley, Martha Colfoldt, Karen Doolittle, Diana Looney and Beverly…
July 28, 2016

The astonishing antics of my mountain neighbors

by Paul Keller
Walking up a path just outside my Zigzag area home one spring morning, I looked down to see a tiny snake. This little guy was no more than three or four inches long. Its girth could have been…
July 28, 2016

Governor invents 'facts' to support anti-gun crusade

by Contributor
I question the thought process of Kate Brown, our appointed governor, regarding her efforts in her latest crusade to save humanity from itself. Gov. Brown is emotionally devastated that in her…

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Jul 28, 2016

Yesterday's headlines

by Emily Lindstrand
1966 Mrs. Leo Lippincott and Mrs. Richard Bott hosted a baby shower for Mrs. Irvin Joyner and her son Aaron Marc. Sixteen women attended the shower, and “Mrs. Joyner received many lovely gifts…
Jul 21, 2016

Time to again reject encroachment on farmland

by Jim Bernard
It’s worse than “disingenuous.” That’s the word used in a story by a local newspaper about the so-called “public process” that Clackamas County engaged in around three recent open houses. The…
Jul 21, 2016

Measure will create stronger schools and a better future

by Rep. Ann Lininger
My grandfathers started first grade in Oregon nearly 100 years ago. Earl went to public school in Ashland, Ed near Milton-Freewater. The education my grandfathers received in Oregon’s public…
ARCHIVE PHOTO - Through her support of fellow competitors, Bonnie Miller became the first woman to win the Timber Festival's sportsmanship trophy in 1986.
Jul 21, 2016

Yesterday's headlines

by Emily Lindstrand
1966 The Highway Commission honored one of its longtime members and former chairman when they named the local state park after him. The late Milo McIver served as a member of the commission from…
Jul 21, 2016

There's lots going on at Estacada Chamber of Commerce

by Bennett Johnson
The Estacada Chamber of Commerce is recruiting new members and we have a great offer to help you make the decision. Join now and get the rest of 2016 membership for free when paying dues in full…
FILE PHOTO - In 1996, Kurt and Martha Schrader of Canby, pictured here with a friend, celebrated Fourth of July in Estacada.
Jul 17, 2016

Yesterday's headlines

by Emily Lindstrand
1966 The News published a section that featured happenings in the Springwater neighborhood. Nick Hinchcliffe had houseguests from Bakersfield and Tehachapi, Calif. They had traveled to Oregon…
ARCHIVE PHOTO - In 1996, cousins Kacie and Maisie Richardson enthusiastically danced along to the music of their fathers, who were in a band called the Richardson Brothers, during the city's Fourth of July celebration.
Jul 09, 2016

Yesterday's headlines

by Emily Lindstrand
1966 The newspaper’s “Garfield Notes” section detailed the travels of residents in the Garfield community. Siblings Bill and Pat Duus were enjoying a tour of Europe. They hoped to visit “as many…