Fire official estimates two weeks to full containment

Fire official estimates two weeks to full containment

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WATERSHED GETS HANDS-ON HELP

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September 30, 2014

Police Log

by Estacada News
Information for this column comes from Sandy Police Department public records. The Sandy Police Department provides service in Estacada. Officers recently filed reports on the following…
September 29, 2014

Officials find some unity in concerns

by Raymond Rendleman
Clackamas County maintains more miles of roads than any other county in Oregon, and Commissioner Jim Bernard was among the elected officials last week who warned that the situation is reaching a…
September 27, 2014

Learn about renewable power and energy efficiency

by Isabel Gautschi
Betsy Kauffman of the Energy Trust of Oregon will give a lecture on “Renewable Power and Energy Efficiency: How to Get More from Your Energy” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, in the Flora Room of…
Photo Credit: CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Kenneth Scott Carroll
September 25, 2014

Former Colton coach faces allegations of sexually abusing…

by Isabel Gautschi
Police are searching for victims who may have been sexually abused by a former boys’ wrestling and football coach. The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office has been working with the Washington…
September 24, 2014

National day of remembrance to converge in OC

by Raymond Rendleman
Mt. View Cemetery has only memorial for victims locally - More than 6,000 people are murdered every 10 weeks nationwide, and that number includes vehicular homicide. Since 1978, there have been…
Alan Hull
September 24, 2014

Retired fire chief to train local CERT teams

by Isabel Gautschi
Participants will learn skills to prepare and respond to disaster When retired Estacada Fire Chief Alan Hull stopped by the Estacada News office to discuss the upcoming Community Emergency…
September 24, 2014

Fearless owners ask city to limit Broadway closures

by Isabel Gautschi
Bennett Johnson appeared before the Estacada City Council on behalf of herself and her husband, who own Fearless Brewing Company, to ask that the number of closures of Broadway Street in…
September 24, 2014

36 Pit Fire Community Meeting scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday,…

by Isabel Gautschi
Fire officials will update citizens on the 36 Pit Fire during a community meeting at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 24 at the Estacada First Baptist Church, 29101 S.E. Eagle Creek Road.
September 24, 2014

News Briefs

by Isabel Gautschi
Science Talk & Tour on Sept. 25 The Clackamas River Basin Council and Johnson Creek Watershed Council are hosting a Science Talk and tour Thursday, Sept. 25. Participants will meet at Not So…
September 24, 2014

Weighmaster family receives $700,000 settlement

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Clackamas County will pay $700,000 to settle a wrongful death suit in the case of Grady Waxenfelter, a county weighmaster who was killed on duty Feb. 6. “A settlement will not bring back Grady.…

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Photo Credit: SHASTA KEARNS MOORE - Donations of personal hygiene items flood a table at Estacada First Baptist Churchs Red Cross shelter.
Sep 24, 2014

Wildfire brings out best 'friends'

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Linda Arnett is trying to find someone to take donated books, but Red Cross volunteers turn her away, saying they have nowhere to put them. The manager of the Book Nook nonprofit bookstore in…
Sep 22, 2014

36 Pit Fire: Evacuees allowed to return home

by Isabel Gautschi
Hot, windy weather over the weekend brought the 36 Pit Fire back to life over the weekend, forcing the occupants of six homes on Hillockburn Road to evacuate. But evacuation levels were again…
Sep 21, 2014

Police Log

by Estacada News
Information for this column comes from Sandy Police Department public records. The Sandy Police Department provides service in Estacada. Officers recently filed reports on the following…
Sep 20, 2014

36 Pit Fire: Two Hillockburn Road residences forced to evacuate

by Isabel Gautschi
Two Hillockburn Road residences have been issued mandatory evacuation notices. The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release at 7:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 with updated…
Sep 18, 2014

Community meeting held at First Baptist Church

by Kylie Wray
Citizens invited to receive updates tonight at 7:30 p.m. Responders to the Estacada 36 Pit Fire and the American Red Cross are working to keep citizens informed. There will be a community…
Sep 18, 2014

Parent complaint temporarily halts high school roof repairs

by Isabel Gautschi
Estacada School District Superintendent Marla Stephenson temporarily halted roof repairs a week ago on Estacada High School due to a complaint of a strong smell of asphalt. Roughly a third of…
Sep 18, 2014

"The Man Who Loved Flowers" auditions scheduled for Sept. 27

by Isabel Gautschi
Ever wanted to be in a scary movie? Get ready for your close up. Auditions for “The Man Who Loved Flowers,” a Bricker-Down productions short-film based on a Stephen King story by the same name,…
Photo Credit: ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Clackamas County Commissioners Paul Savas, Jim Bernard and Chair John Ludlow listen a citizen's question during a town hall meeting in Estacada on Sept. 10.
Sep 18, 2014

News Briefs

by Isabel Gautschi
Sonja McCarty resigns from school board The Estacada School Board accepted Sonja McCarty’s resignation at its meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 10. McCarty’s departure leaves the Zone 3 School Board…
Photo Credit: ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Bruce Holloway, Washington Incident Management Team Commander, updates reporters on the 36 Pit Fire Wednesday morning.
Sep 18, 2014

Rain brings good news for firefighters

by Isabel Gautschi
36 Pit Fire now 30 percent contained Firefighters are taking advantage of the rain, lighter wind and cooler temperatures to make progress toward containing the 36 Pit Fire burning on 4,104 acres…
Photo Credit: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Bulldozers were used to create a line behind Silver Fox RV Park. If conditions are right, firefighters will burn the underbrush on the other side of the line so that the wildfire will not be able to burn up fuel on a path toward the park. Fire personnel are stationed at Silver Fox RV Park to make sure the fire doesnt jump the line.
Sep 17, 2014

Some 36 Pit Fire evacuees allowed to return home

by Isabel Gautschi
Officials hopeful on progress toward containment Sgt. Nate Thompson of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s office told media that some evacuation levels have been lowered this morning. Previously…



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