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Stafford Hamlet set to vote on future

Stafford Hamlet set to vote on future

Vote will be recommendation to county regarding urban reserve designation The Stafford Hamlet may...

Bright lights, big city

Bright lights, big city

WLHS grad earns spot on New York Knicks NBA dance team On June 21, when Maddie Groh showed up for...

On the move

On the move

WL police nearly finished with complex moving process Dave Kempas wanted to know if his computer...

Taming Petes Mountain Road

Taming Petes Mountain Road

After losing her daughter in a crash, Carrie Higgins is committed to ending recklessness on the...

A royal return

A royal return

West Linn High School's Emma Waibel, 2014 Rose Festival Queen, prepares for her senior year of...

Field for WL City Council set

Field for WL City Council set

Two incumbents will face two challengers in November election With the Aug. 19 filing deadline...

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Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Former McLean House and Park President Mike Watters joins hands with designer Leah Desatoff to celebrate the new interpretive sign Aug. 23.
August 28, 2014

McLean House unveils new 'interpretive sign'

by Patrick Malee
Just before West Linn’s second arch bridge-Bolton area walking tour Aug. 23, Mayor John Kovash and former McLean House and Park President Mike Watters joined hands officially unveil a new “Know…
August 28, 2014

Legislature considers bonds to pay for vital work to old schools

by Peter Wong
Senate President Peter Courtney says he will call for $200 million in bonds to help make Oregon schools more resistant to earthquakes. More than 1,000 school buildings are considered at very…
August 28, 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 8/16 9:53 p.m. A gold…
August 28, 2014

Have fun with your library card

by Cheryl Hill
Did you know that your library card is a free ticket to fun? The West Linn Public Library offers cultural passes to six area attractions and the passes are free to check out with your library…
August 28, 2014

News Briefs

by The Tidings
Library’s Summer Reading Program to end with prize drawing On Sunday at 3 p.m., the West Linn Library will host its grand prize drawing for Summer Reading Program participants. For the first…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Southeast Portland winemaker Anne Hubatch pours a sample of her first batch of Alter Ego cider made at Coopers Hall this summer. Anyone with a winery license in Oregon can make cider; breweries, too, are also getting in on the action as the market grows.
August 28, 2014

A growing thirst for cider

by Jennifer Anderson
Wineries jump into the cider market Two 500-gallon, stainless steel tanks nicknamed Geraldine and Boris made the temporary switch this summer from grape juice to apple juice. The tanks had been…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO: TUALATIN VALLEY FIRE & RESCUE - Fire engulfed an unoccupied two-story home early Wednesday morning, causing the roof to collapse.
August 28, 2014

Unoccupied home 'heavily damaged' in overnight fire

by Patrick Malee
Fire caused roof to collapse on five-bedroom, 4,000 square foot home A fire engulfed an unoccupied two-story home near Pattulo Way and Stafford Road early Wednesday morning, causing heavy…
August 21, 2014

Skyline Drive trail will be on November ballot

by Patrick Malee
Proposed trail would intersect with Wilderness Park, provide better connection to high school As the city embarks on an effort to replace the 101-year-old Bolton Reservoir, voters will have the…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - A highway memorial honors Grady Waxenfelter, a Clackamas County weighmaster who was killed near the intersection of Highway 224 and Amisigger Road of Feb. 6.
August 21, 2014

Weighmaster widow will sue county

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Troubled Clackamas County program hit with fine, lawsuit Clackamas County is facing a $2.75 million lawsuit and a $2,100 fine in the wake of the on-duty homicide of Assistant Weighmaster Grady…
August 21, 2014

Robinwood picnic set for Saturday

by The Tidings
For a third year in a row, the Robinwood Neighborhood Association is aiming to make its annual picnic a zero-waste event. The neighborhood association will provide burgers, brats, sodas and ice…

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Aug 21, 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: ARRESTS 8/13 9:39 a.m.…
Aug 21, 2014

City Club weighs marijuana issue

by Peter Wong
Members could vote soon on plan for state legalization Endorsement of Measure 91, which would legalize recreational use of marijuana in Oregon, will be considered by the City Club of Portland. A…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY: AMR - American Medical Response National Cinical Cup winners, Paramedic Ken Schey (foreground) with partner, Jason Mitro, emergency medical technician.
Aug 21, 2014

AMR's Clackamas County team wins national competition

by The Clackamas Review
Clackamas County paramedic Ken Schey and EMT Jason Mitro took top honors this month at AMR's Fifth Annual National Clinical Cup Competition. On Aug. 17 in Denver, teams from across the U.S.…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE - West Linn's Liam Krubel roasts marshmallows at the Great Outdoor Adventure Aug. 16.
Aug 21, 2014

A night under the stars

by The Tidings
The West Linn Parks and Recreation Department hosted the Great Outdoor Adventure on Aug. 16 at Mary S. Young Park, where local families camped and partook in a variety of outdoor activities
Photo Credit: REVIEW FILE PHOTO - Pesticides often are blamed for beehive collapses, but investigators feel confident that was not what caused thousands of bees to die this summer in Clackamas County.
Aug 21, 2014

Massive bee die-off leaves owners, experts puzzled

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Authorities say pesticides not culprit; others aren't so sure Four Clackamas county beekeepers may never know what killed their bees June 18. “I came home and there was just piles of dead bees,”…
Aug 21, 2014

$42 million for 37 projects awaits panel's green light

by Peter Wong
Easing transport of coal, oil among bond-funded items The Oregon Transportation Commission is set to approve $42 million in state bonds for 37 nonhighway projects, including three proposed to…
Aug 20, 2014

County board wrestles with legal funding

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Update: Commissioners agree to pay $10,000 on legal bills totaling $22,953 Tempers flared Tuesday, Aug. 19, during discussions of whether or not the county should reimburse commissioners John…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - West Linn Police are investigating the fire, which is suspected to have been caused by illegal camping.
Aug 18, 2014

Illegal campfire causes half-acre burn at Cedar Island Park

by The Tidings
No injuries or structural damage reported An illegal campfire is suspected to have caused a half-acre burn at Cedar Island Park in West Linn Sunday night. At 8:53 p.m., a caller reported seeing…
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Aug 14, 2014

Draft contract gives city manager 5 percent pay bump

by Patrick Malee
The contract, which awaits final approval, would be retroactive to January A draft contract has West Linn City Manager Chris Jordan continuing with the city on a new three-year agreement. The…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS PHOTO: PATRICK MALEE - Police Chief Terry Timeus said he couldn't be prouder to introduce the new police station, which will be officially up and running Aug. 25.
Aug 14, 2014

Police station construction complete

by Patrick Malee
Public ribbon cutting ceremony held Monday Though the West Linn Police Department won’t be officially moved into the new police station until Aug. 25, Police Chief Terry Timeus can already see a…



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