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by: ESTACADA NEWS ARCHIVE PHOTO - In 1993 the Estacada News ran a front page interview with Dick Scott on his work as a silviculturist with the Zigzag Ranger District in the Mt. Hood National Forest. Scott told the paper of the forests he had seen during a recent trip to Russia with his son.

1983: Despite the 50 percent to 60 percent drop in foundry production in the early 1980s, Eagle Foundry maintained profitability.

1993: Four members of the WPC Parachute Jump Team literally dropped into the Estacada Family Ford dealership in honor of Veterans Day. As in, dropped from the sky.

Also in the news, Oregon voters defeated a proposed statewide sales tax.

And a 20-year-old man climbed on top of the roof of a car driving 20-0 mph down southeast Porter Road.

He fell off and was pinned under the vehicle. He died of his injuries.

2003: Estacada citizens voted to annex 9.5 acres of property that extended from Southeast Darrow Street to Highway 224 into the city.

2012: Voters rejected a $4.5 million bond for the Estacada Fire District.

“We’ll have to reconfigure the way we do things,” said Fire Chief Bob Morrisey.

Morrisey indicated that the department would have to use reserve funds to take care of a long list of necessary repairs to the station and sidewalk in front. Fire Department officials had wanted to use the reserve funds to construct a new fire house.

And in other news, recently elected Mayor Brent Dodrill told the Estacada News of his goals to attract businesses and promote tourism in the area.



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