The past, present and future of neighborhood associations

The past, present and future of neighborhood associations

Once a bridge between residents and city government, neighborhood associations have faced...

WL-WV bond includes plans for WLHS

WL-WV bond includes plans for WLHS

Project would add class space to the school's 700 building As voters in the West Linn-Wilsonville...

A home under a dome

A home under a dome

Local "Hobbit House" on the market, facing uncertain future More than 40 years ago, Francisco...

Council candidates face off  at WLHS

Council candidates face off at WLHS

Incumbents and challengers talk about arch bridge, associations With ballots set to be mailed in...

With future in the air, Stafford board works to get the vote out

With future in the air, Stafford board works to get the vote out

Final informational town hall meeting set for Saturday As the clock ticks before an...

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Photo Credit: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Wilsonville boy Josh Pierson is one of the top-ranked go-kart racers in his age group nationally. He practices and races regularly at Pats Acres, a racetrack just outside Canby.
October 16, 2014

Speeding through childhood

by Josh Kulla
Wilsonville 8-year-old Josh Pierson is busy tearing up the go-kart racing circuit After years stuck in the passenger seat, most teenagers are ecstatic to finally get their license to drive. But…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - The city's new YourGOV app allows residents to report problems in real time.
October 16, 2014

City releases 'YourGOV' smartphone app

by The Tidings
App allows residents to report non-emergency issues West Linn recently launched its own computer and smartphone app, YourGOV, which allows residents to quickly and easily report non-emergency…
October 16, 2014

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: THEFTS 10/3 12:17 p.m. A…
October 16, 2014

Thriving through the rain

by Joanna Campa
Oregon is a beautiful place to live. I have always been amazed by the lush greenery and beautiful colors on the trees, especially through these fall months. But these lush surroundings come with…
October 16, 2014

News briefs

by The Tidings
Attend ‘adult only talk’ on subtance abuse, bullying The Community Collaboration for Drug Free Youth is set to hold an “Adult Only Talk” on teen substance use/abuse and anti-bullying — a hot…
October 16, 2014

Unique tourism campaign brings Texas visitors

by Shasta Kearns Moore
View-Master toys gave pedicab riders from Austin a look at Mount Hood Clackamas County Commissioners approved their consent agenda with flair Oct. 9. The commissioners all sported View-Masters —…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Steel pipes were welded into 240-foot lengths before being loaded onto a barge for a trip down the Willamette River.
October 15, 2014

Barge carries pipes for underwater tunnel

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A large derrick barge carrying pipes that will eventually be pulled through a tunnel under the Willamette River between Meldrum Bar Park in Gladstone and Mapleton Drive in West Linn arrived at…
October 16, 2014

Stafford votes in favor of 'undesignated' land

by Patrick Malee
Proposal would classify Borland Road as 'urban reserve,' rest of hamlet as 'undesignated' In a vote that could weigh heavily on future development, residents of the Stafford Hamlet…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OREGON MARINE BOARD - A one-month construction project begins Tuesday on Willamette River; boaters should steer clear.
October 11, 2014

Boaters, take heed of river construction

by Steve Law
Boaters should use extreme caution while navigating the Willamette River between Meldrum Bar and Clackamette Park starting Tuesday, October 14, and lasting through November 14. Contractors will…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - ODOT and fire personnel worked to clean up a diesel spill after a multi-vehicle crash near West Linn Thursday morning.
October 09, 2014

Multi-vehicle crash near Stafford Road results in minor injury

by Patrick Malee
Crash caused 90 gallon diesel spill on highway A two-vehicle crash Thursday morning north of Stafford Road left one driver with minor injuries. At about 10:50 a.m., according to Oregon State…

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Photo Credit: TIDINGS FILE PHOTO - Sunset Primary School has outdated plumbing, heating, storm drainage and ventilation systems, according to the school district.
Oct 09, 2014

WL-WV voters weigh two school measures

by Kate Hoots
If passed, measures 3-455 and 3-456 would finance school operations, staff and a new middle school West Linn and Wilsonville voters in November will weigh in on two local measures that would…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO  - On Monday, LMN Architects presented a street-level rendering of what the redeveloped arch bridge-Bolton area might look like, complete with housing, storefronts and office space.
Oct 09, 2014

Arch bridge concept plan revealed

by Patrick Malee
City representatives, residents get first glance at redevelopment proposals City representatives and residents alike were given a first glance at the arch bridge-Bolton redevelopment master plan…
Oct 09, 2014

West Linn City Council approves tax on future marijuana sales

by Patrick Malee
Preemptive tax would go into effect if state measure to legalize recreational use passed in November Following in the footsteps of cities like Wilsonville and Lake Oswego, the West Linn City…
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Oct 09, 2014

Two men arrested on drug, stolen vehicle charges

by Pamplin Media Group
A 19-year old Salem resident was arrested with a stolen car by Oregon State Police Friday on Interstate 205 near Stafford Road after a routine check of the license plate showed it was stolen out…
Thomas O' Malley took home the grand prize in West Linn's 2014 Parks and Recreation Photo Challenge with 'Tualatin River Sunset at Swiftshore.'
Oct 09, 2014

Through the lens

by The Tidings
Photographers of all ages entered West Linn's 2014 Photo Challenge. The City of West Linn recently announced the winners of its first annual Photo Challenge, which was open for entries…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Teaching simple sign language to babies gives them a way, other than crying, to express their needs.
Oct 09, 2014

Baby sign language in play

by Rebecca Mayer
Many parents of young children are looking for ways to boost their child’s early literacy and West Linn Public Library is here to help. A popular method is to teach simplified American Sign…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Mirella Carrera leads her kindergarten class in a song to help remember classmates names during the first day of kindergarten at Linwood Elementary in the North Clackamas School District. Carrera says it is not important to her at all whether children know their letters and numbers when they enter kindergarten, only that they grow and progress.
Oct 09, 2014

Does test ask kindergarteners the wrong questions?

by Shasta Kearns Moore
State's new standardized assessment is designed to measure readiness, but critics say parents should opt out It’s still the beginning of the school year and a fight is already breaking out on…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS FILE PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Though a traffic signal near Rosemont Ridge Middle School was scheduled to be installed by the beginning of the school year, utility problems delayed the installation.
Oct 09, 2014

'Utility conflicts' delay Rosemont traffic signal

by Patrick Malee
Expected completion date is Oct. 31 A project to install a traffic signal at the intersection of Santa Anita Drive and Rosemont Road has been delayed as the city wades through what Public Works…
Oct 09, 2014

Kitzhaber, Richardson spar

by Peter Wong
Stark contrast emerges as governor, challenger clash at editorial board meeting Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber says his record merits a fourth term, while his Republican and Pacific Green rivals…
Oct 09, 2014

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: THEFTS 9/30 1:33 p.m. A…



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