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CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: PAULINA MENCHACA - City councilor Paulina Menchaca stands with her daughter Andrea at the Clackamas River, one of their favorite places to spend time.
May 26, 2016

Meet your neighbor: Paulina Menchaca

by Emily Lindstrand
Paulina Menchaca enjoys staying active in the local community. She’s the City Council president, a member of the Ford Leadership Cohort and a member of the board of directors for both the…
Ryan Carpenter
May 12, 2016

Meet your neighbor: Ryan Carpenter

by Emily Lindstrand
Ryan Carpenter is passionate about the work he does as principal of Estacada High School. “Sometimes I forget I get paid for it,” he said. “I love it so much, I would do it for free.” Prior to…
ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: EMIY LINDSTRAND - Fabian Riep
April 28, 2016

Meet your neighbor: Fabian Riep

by Emily Lindstrand
This past school year started out a bit differently for Fabian Riep. Rather than attending school in Germany as he had always done before, Riep began his time as a foreign exchange student at…


CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Benny Parmele
April 14, 2016

Meet your neighbor: Benny Parmele

by Emily Lindstrand
Benny Parmele can often be found at the Estacada Community Center, playing bingo or dropping off supplies for the center’s weekly activities. However, his favorite thing to do at the center is…
April 06, 2016

Meet your neighbor: Sarah Hibbert

by Emily Lindstrand
You may have seen Sarah Hibbert during a visit to the Estacada Public Library — she’s worked there for 19 years. She started out shelving books for the circulation desk and is now the…

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