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Clearing the smoke

Clearing the smoke

With recreational marijuana legalization in effect, dispenaries in WL remain off limits When...

A new summer reality

A new summer reality

West Linn in the summer has been my favorite time of year for all 16 years of my life. The trips...

Betty B's Beads

Betty B's Beads

91-year-old WL woman is a necklace making machine Betty Breitbarth is a “little...

Octogenarian leads charge to keep WL's July 4th fireworks display

Octogenarian leads charge to keep WL's July 4th fireworks display

Neither a terrorist nor preparing for the zombie apocalypse, 86-year-old Alice Richmond...

Patching up

Patching up

Recent WLHS graduates introduce new tool storage product Growing up in West Linn, Richard Nakano...

The adventures of Queen Emma

The adventures of Queen Emma

West Linn's Rose Queen looks back upon year in spotlight Emma Waibel was in an extremely unusual...

Amidst delay, city eyes 2016 for Cedaroak boat ramp repairs

Amidst delay, city eyes 2016 for Cedaroak boat ramp repairs

Delays at Corps of Engineers held up project, which was set to be completed last year Two years...

White Oak thanks its volunteers

White Oak thanks its volunteers

Savanna enters final push to purchase last of park acres When good nature goes bad, extreme...

Filling the cracks

Filling the cracks

WL introduces new sidewalk maintenance program for residents Is the sidewalk crumbling next to...

Finding a niche

Finding a niche

Just one year after it was founded, Tools4Troops nonprofit has gained a foothold in the military...

West Linn upends No. 1 Lakeridge to win second consecutive boys lacrosse title

West Linn upends No. 1 Lakeridge to win second consecutive boys lacrosse title

Lakeridge got off to a hot start Saturday night, scoring the first two goals in the boys lacrosse...


West Linn's Latest News

July 02, 2015

After remanded hearing, S&H decision expected by July 31

by Patrick Malee
County staff recommended approval of S&H proposal The debate over a proposed soil mining operation in the Stafford area continued June 25, as S&H Logging representatives and opponents of the…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: LESLIE PUGMIRE HOLE - The Ralston house today, as it appears during the West Linn Historical Society's summer walking tour.
July 02, 2015

A stroll through history

by Kelsey O'Halloran
The West Linn Historical Society is offering free walking tours this summer It doesn’t take long to cover West Linn’s Willamette Historic District on foot, but a history buff like Danny…
TIDINGS PHOTO: PATRICK MALEE - The homemade air conditioners came as a welcome relief to the animals at PAWS, who were melting in the heat according to PAWS Director Sharon Murphy.
July 02, 2015

Volunteer donates homemade air conditioners to PAWS Animal…

by Patrick Malee
When Naife Kahl saw photos of cats languishing at West Linn’s PAWS Animal Shelter amidst a brutal summer heat wave, she simply couldn’t resist doing something to help. And so, on June 23, Kahl -…
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Mark Stephens, co-owner of Stephens Homes, shows off some of the features of the Mid-Century Modern home he's building for the NW Natural Street of Dreams, including exterior stone work that continues to the interior.
July 02, 2015

Small footprints, not-so-small prices

by Kelsey O'Halloran
You won't find sprawling, flat mansions at the NW Natural Street of Dreams Stepping into Stephens Homes’ “Mid-Century Evolution” at the NW Natural Street of Dreams will be like setting foot in a…
July 02, 2015

Woman accused of racial harassment faces charges

by Patrick Malee
WL municipal court charges are for intimidation, stalking Eva Chapin, a West Linn woman accused of racial harassment in April, faces misdemeanor intimidation and stalking charges at the West…
July 02, 2015

Police Log

by The Tidings
Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the West Linn Police Department. Authorities recently filed reports on the following incidents: LIFE IN WEST LINN 6/20 1:27…
July 02, 2015

WL-WV recognizes bilingual graduates

by Kate Hoots
School district participates in pilot program from ODE, recognizes 7 members of class of 2015 with bilingual seal The West Linn-Wilsonville School District has helped Oregon Department of…
July 02, 2015

News briefs

by The Tidings
Cooling centers available across county With hot weather approaching, Clackamas County has identified multiple cooling centers throughout the area. The county is encouraging residents who do not…
July 02, 2015

Holidays create need for blood donations

by The Tidings
Travel, recreation activities can lead to injuries that require blood The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in the weeks surrounding Independence Day to help ensure a…
FILE PHOTO - Savas
June 30, 2015

Commissioner Paul Savas to run for county chairman in 2016

by The Clackamas Review
Clackamas County Commissioner Paul Savas last week announced his likely run for Clackamas County chairman in 2016. He is assembling his campaign for the position currently held by John Ludlow…

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Jun 25, 2015

Council may re-evaluate city's legal structure

by Patrick Malee
Debate centers on assistant city attorney position In a contentious West Linn budget hearing earlier this month, questions arose regarding the structure of the city’s legal services. After…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Gordon House in its new site in Silverton. The home, the only Wright home builit in Oregon, was relocated from the original site in Wilsonville
Jun 25, 2015

Former Wilsonville iconic house celebrates

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
Frank Lloyd Wright house had to be relocated after 35 years in community Unbeknownst to many newer Wilsonville residents, their town was once host to a house so unique it was the only one of its…
Jun 25, 2015

Police Log

by The Tidings
Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the West Linn Police Department. Authorities recently filed reports on the following incidents: THEFT 6/15 10:28 a.m. A…
PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JAIME VALDEZ - Gordon Smith, 93, served on an LCI in the Philippines during WWII and still remembers how to signal to other ships with flags.
Jun 25, 2015

New hope for historic Navy ship

by Pamplin Media Group
$1 million needed to complete restoration When 93-year-old Vancouver resident Gordon Smith walks onto the long and narrow gray ship moored at Swan Island, it's like stepping back in time.…
Jun 25, 2015

Sewer capacity issues may put county construction on hold

by Jim Redden
Stakes high for development if deal isn't reached soon Clackamas County commissioners worry the state of Oregon could impose a building moratorium on most of the county if they cannot expand the…
Jun 25, 2015

News briefs

by The Tidings
Holiday shortens news deadline Due to the July 4 Independence Day holiday — and the Spokesman’s July 3 office closure to observe it — deadlines will be early for the next publication. Letters,…
Jun 18, 2015

School board passes 2015-16 budget

by Kate Hoots
Votes unanimously to approve budget committee's recommendations The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board voted to accept the school district’s budget committee’s recommended budget. At its regular…
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - The McLean Park and House has long been a popular wedding destination during the summer months, but some neighbors have taken issue with the noise caused by the events.
Jun 18, 2015

Historic house trying to blend into neighborhood

by Patrick Malee
McLean Park and House president hopes to de-emphasize weddings on property For years, West Linn’s historic McLean Park and House has faced a delicate balancing act. On one hand, the restored…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Construction at the LOT water plant in West Linn is about 60 percent complete. The plant is still expected to be treating water by summer 2016.
Jun 18, 2015

Busy summer ahead for LOT

by Patrick Malee
Water plant 60 percent complete, Highway 43 pipeline near completion Amidst ongoing discussions about the delayed schedule for completion of the Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership (LOT) water…
REVIEW FILE PHOTO - A roadside memorial marks the spot on Petes Mountain Road where West Linn teens Maddi Higgins and Hayden Soyk were killed in a car crash in June 2014.
Jun 18, 2015

For teens, these are the '100 Deadliest Days'

by Saundra Sorenson
Car crash rates are higher for teens than for any other group, studies show There is an unfortunate kind of end-of-year, unintentional tradition that occurs at Lake Oswego’s high schools in…




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