Why another Molalla school bond measure?

Why another Molalla school bond measure?

Part II in a series: Looking at why proponents have placed a new school bond measure on the...

Molalla River cleanup needs volunteers

Molalla River cleanup needs volunteers

Want to make a difference locally, get some exercise, and feel appreciated? Molalla River Watch...

Lead levels still test high in Colton school

Lead levels still test high in Colton school

The outcome from a second round of testing shows elevated levels of lead are still present in...

Why another school bond measure?

Why another school bond measure?

Part I in a series: Looking at why proponents have placed a new school bond measure on the...

Rescuing Dibble House

Rescuing Dibble House

Grant money helped bring in an expert in historic restoration of Molalla pioneer home It has...

Car of MHS student athlete stolen from City Hall parking lot

Car of MHS student athlete stolen from City Hall parking lot

UPDATE AT 5:15 P.M.: The vehicle has been recovered and an arrest has been made. The vehicle has...

Planning Commission hearing cancelled when only one commissioner showed up

Planning Commission hearing cancelled when only one commissioner showed up

Public hearing rescheduled for Oct. 5 A local developer has submitted plans to build seven new...

15 years later, we remember

15 years later, we remember

Fifteen years. For many, they remember exactly what they were doing when the World Trade Center...

Molalla Apple Festival early this year

Molalla Apple Festival early this year

Molalla's annual event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Dibble...

Squatters being evicted from Molalla house

Squatters being evicted from Molalla house

Cash for Keys deal: Squatters would be paid to clean up the premises and move out by Sept. 2. ...

New policy at Molalla High: No smart phone use on campus during school day

New policy at Molalla High: No smart phone use on campus during school day

What if I told you that evil scientists from every industrialized nation were conducting a...

Open-carry activists gather to patrol Molalla streets

Open-carry activists gather to patrol Molalla streets

Citizens express concern over what some call 'vigilantism' More than a dozen Molalla residents,...

Watch for Colton FFA at County Fair

Watch for Colton FFA at County Fair

Colton FFA will have 10 exhibitors participating in this year's Clackamas County Fair, which...

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CONNER WILLIAMS / MOLALLA PIONEER - The building located at 209 Kennel Avenue in Molalla, adjacent to the skate park, has been empty save for some city storage materials for more than three years. The facility once housed the Molalla Youth Center and the Molalla Police Activities League.
September 28, 2016

Vacant Molalla Youth Center building to remain unused

by Conner Williams
Youth program out of commission for more than three years Those of us that grew up in Molalla may have at some point used the old Molalla Youth Center building on Kennel Avenue right next to the…
CCC - Clackamas Community College Job Fair offers opportunities and information in a wide variety of fields.
September 28, 2016

Clackamas Community College Job Fair offers opportunities

by Molalla Pioneer
Clackamas Community College, is hosting the Harvest a Job Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 5. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Gregory Forum, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. Local employers…
September 27, 2016

City faces more DEQ fines for violations

by Peggy Savage
Officials from the state Department of Environmental Quality will discuss the city of Molalla’s most recent violations of the NPDES permit and Oregon environmental law at Molalla’s Sept. 28 city…


PEGGY SAVAGE - A Molalla-area couple look over a display board showing ODOT's plans for a safety improvement project on Highway 213 at Union Mills Road intersection
September 28, 2016

ODOT open house presents plans for Union Mill Road intersection…

by Peggy Savage
The Oregon Department of Transportation presented a safety improvement project for the South Union Mills Road intersection at Highway 213 Wednesday to local residents. The open house was held at…
CONNER WILLIAMS - Glenn Byhre works behind the counter of the Country Values store. He said he will likely have to sell his home and file bankruptcy in order to pay off his debts.
September 20, 2016

Country Values expected to close by end of the month

by Conner Williams
Co-owner Glen Byhre to file bankruptcy, sell home After 12 years of business in Molalla, the Country Values store will be closing its doors for good by the end of the month. Glenn Byhre,…
OREGON DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION  - Molalla High School graduation rates
September 20, 2016

Achievement 'climbing' in Molalla schools

by Kristine Thomas
Just as a coach reviews film after a game to see what went well and what didn’t, Molalla River School District Superintendent Tony Mann is analyzing the results of the statewide test taken by…
PHOTO COURTESY OF YOUTH OUTDOORS UNLIMITED  - Sean Derrick smiles from his seat on the boat as it travels along the Cowlitz River in Washington state for his YOU fishing trip.
September 20, 2016

Middle school student gets the trip of a lifetime

by Conner Williams
A Molalla River Middle School student had the opportunity last week to go on an all-expense paid fishing trip thanks to a Washington state-based nonprofit organization. Sean Derrick is a seventh…
CONNER WILLIAMS - Second grader Gracie Fisher smiles for the camera with Rural Dell reading specialist Jessia Baumgartner. Fisher is among the top students for time read; she even fell asleep on one of her books from staying up late to read extra.
September 20, 2016

Rural Dell reading program a huge success

by Conner Williams
Kids collectively read for 115 hours in first three days What’s the best way to get kids more excited about reading? Apparently it’s the prospect of taping your principal up to the wall if you…
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.
September 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…
September 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…

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MOLALLA RIVERWATCH - The popular event will be held Sept. 18, starting at the Hardy Creek Trailhead in the Molalla River Corridor
Sep 15, 2016

Horses, Hikers and Mountain Bikers Poker Ride & Hike

by Peggy Savage
Molalla Riverwatch will present the annual Horses, Hikers and Mountain Bikers Poker Ride/Hike on Sunday, Sept. 18, starting at the Hardy Creek Trailhead. Registration will be from 9 am until 11…
MOLALLA VFW - The 2015 Molalla POW-MIA Day ceremony at Fox Park.
Sep 14, 2016

Molalla VFW to honor local WWII veterans who were prisoners of…

by Peggy Savage
The Molalla POW/MIA ceremony will be at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16 at Fox Park. Molalla will recognize local veterans who were prisoners of war or missing in action with a ceremony Friday, which…
MHS - Molalla High School may keep the name 'Indians' but as part of the potential agreement, this school will be required to eliminate the current mascot imagery.
Sep 15, 2016

Confederated Tribes give the OK - MHS can stay the 'Indians'

by Peggy Savage
As part of the potential agreement, the school will be required to eliminate the current mascot imagery. It’s official. The Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde will allow Molalla High School to…
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.
Sep 14, 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…
CLACKAMAS COUNTY - Molalla High School student, Jonathan Scudder, designed this award-winning poster about safe drving
Sep 15, 2016

MHS student wins award for safe-driving poster design

by Peggy Savage
A Molalla High School student has received an honorable mention award for his submittal to the Clackamas County Drive to Zero program’s Posters and Coasters contest. Jonathan Scudder created his…
Sep 09, 2016

Molalla has three candidates to fill three council seats, one…

by Daniel Pearson
Three Molalla residents stepped forward as candidates for city council in the Nov. 8 elections. According to city documents filed with the Clackamas County Elections Division, however, Jimmy…
Sep 02, 2016

Secretary of state: Clackamas County Elections allowed access to…

by Pamplin Media Group
The Clackamas County Elections Office removed a computer terminal to protect voter information after discovering its potential to allow members of the public to examine protected voter…
Aug 30, 2016

National Association for Mental Illness to hold classes

by Peggy Savage
The National Association for Mental Illness will hold classes for those who have a loved one with a mental illness. The classes in Canby will be on Sundays, from 2-4:30 p.m. Sept. 11 - Nov. 27…
DANIEL PEARSON  - Mayor Deborah Rogge welcomes Glen Boreth to the Molalla City Council last Wednesday.
Aug 30, 2016

New councilors sworn in

by Daniel Pearson
Glen Boreth and Elizabeth Klein fill two vacant seats Two citizens, one a former city councilor, and the other active in community affairs, were sworn in by Mayor Deborah Rogge Wednesday to fill…
Aug 26, 2016

It's time to register at Molalla High School

by Peggy Savage
Molalla High School registration dates New Students to the District Students who are new to the district may register at the high school registrar’s office Monday-Thursday, from 7:30 a.m. to 3…