A portrait of Summer

A portrait of Summer

Estacada’s latest mural celebrates the connectivity of all people, a theme that extended to...

Getting out there

Getting out there

Whether pitching a tent or hooking up a recreational vehicle, many people love to camp during the...

Estacada Development Association uncorks successful evening

Estacada Development Association uncorks successful evening

A variety of Estacada residents and visitors packed Broadway Street for a new event this weekend....

Collecting stories at the campground

Collecting stories at the campground

Metzler Park hosts strive to make all guests feel welcome Leroy Gibson sums up the best part of...

Clowning around

Clowning around

When reflecting on formative moments in her life, Lisa Brookshier recalls the time she received...

Annual Juneteenth celebration promotes awareness, community

Annual Juneteenth celebration promotes awareness, community

Event commemorates the day slavery ended in the United States Mayor Charlie Hales honored a...

Auction to benefit those with rare lung disease

Auction to benefit those with rare lung disease

When Carrie DeRosia was in the eighth grade, she passed out while running around her...

Estacada baseball advances to state title game

Estacada baseball advances to state title game

The Estacada High baseball team is making school history by defeating Banks 8-3 in 9 innings...

The return of Promontory Park

The return of Promontory Park

Promontory Park hadn’t seen many visitors since its two-year closure, but that changed this...

Estacada singer-songwriter celebrates release of first album

Estacada singer-songwriter celebrates release of first album

Country singer-songwriter Jessica Elliot’s life has changed significantly over the past few...

Pierce, Brown ready to face off in governor's race

Pierce, Brown ready to face off in governor's race

Salem physician Bud Pierce celebrated his victory as the Republican nominee for governor, beating...

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ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: EMILY LINDSTRAND - For much of July, the Estacada Veterans Memorial has honored victims of the incidents in Dallas, Texas; Nice, France; and Baton Rouge, La with flags at half staff, additional flowers and a wreath.
July 29, 2016

Estacada Veterans Memorial honors the fallen despite vandalism

by Emily Lindstrand
In spite of vandalism last week, the Estacada Veterans Memorial continues to honor fallen soldiers and law enforcement officers. On Friday, July 22, Rita Perry of the Estacada Area Support Our…
July 28, 2016

County board sets town hall in West Linn

by Peter Wong
Clackamas County commissioners will hear from the public about two tax measures they plan for the Nov. 8 ballot. The town hall meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Aug. 3 at West Linn High School,…
July 28, 2016

Estacada News claims top awards for newspaper excellence

by Pamplin Media Group
For the first time in recent history, the Estacada News, Sandy Post and Gresham Outlook have swept the field in their respective general-excellence category divisions in the Oregon Newspaper…


CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Matt Lorenzen, Estacada's new economic development manager, stands in front of City Hall. Lorenzen is eager to put his diverse background to use in the position.
July 28, 2016

City hires new economic development manager

by Emily Lindstrand
Estacada’s new economic development manager is eager to delve into the job and help facilitate development that appeals to people in town. “My job isn’t to come in and impose my vision,” said…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - John Hoover and the Mighty Quinns, a John Denver tribute band, will play Friday, Aug. 12, at the Mason Jar and Sunday, Aug. 14, at Grace Place.
July 28, 2016

Around town

by Emily Lindstrand
Have an event you’d like to see in the newspaper? Send a description with any relevant information to editor@estacadanews.com by 11 a.m. Monday for inclusion in the week’s paper. Include any…
July 28, 2016

Mayor optimistic about Estacada's future

by Emily Lindstrand
During his “State of the City” address, Estacada Mayor Brent Dodrill said the town along the Clackamas River is in a good position. During the speech, which took place during the Chamber of…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: SUE DUMOLT - As one might expect from the title, Dumolts show at The Spiral Gallery, The Fruits of my Labor, features numerous paintings of produce.
July 28, 2016

First Friday encourages participants to discover the fruits of…

by Emily Lindstrand
Sue Dumolt is eager for participants at the Spiral Gallery’s August First Friday event to engage in their own creative processes. In addition to viewing Dumolt’s work on display in the gallery,…
July 25, 2016

Police log

by Emily Lindstrand
Information from this column comes from the Sandy Police Department public records. The Sandy Police Department provides law enforcement services in Estacada. Officers recently filed reports on…
PAMPLIN MEDIA PHOTO - The game uses the AR functions of phones to place the Pokmon in the real world, like this Drowzee encountered in downtown Gresham.
July 23, 2016

Video gamers take to Estacada streets

by Christopher Keizur
Gresham’s Main Avenue is packed with people in the late afternoon on a sunny Monday, July 11. They dart from one location to the next, focused intently on the bright glow of their cell phone…
July 23, 2016

News briefs

by Emily Lindstrand
Young artists invited to “Kids’ Art in the Park” Students in kindergarten through high school are invited to sell their arts and crafts at a “Kids’ Art in the Park” event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.…

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PARIS ACHEN - Bud Pierce appears alone Friday, July 22, 2016, at the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association gubernatorial debate in Silverton. Gov. Kate Brown declined to participate in any debates until September.
Jul 23, 2016

Pierce relying on GOP donors to fund gubernatorial campaign

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Salem oncologist contributed nearly $1.4 million to his own campaign for governor SILVERTON — GOP gubernatorial nominee Bud Pierce said Friday that he is unlikely to invest any more of his own…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: KEVIN HARDEN - Portland's average home prices have shot up to more than $400,000, according to new RMLS figures.
Jul 23, 2016

Average Portland home price hits record $412,000

by Jim Redden
The average sales price of a home in the Portland region hit a new record high of $412,000 in June, up 2.4 percent from the previous month and 11.5 percent from a year ago. The jump happened…
COURTESY PHOTO - The Outlook, Post, News have individually won the first-place award before, but never at the same time.
Jul 22, 2016

We're No. 1!

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Outlook, Post, News awarded first place in newspaper contest - For the first time in recent history, the Gresham Outlook, Sandy Post and Estacada News have swept the field during the Oregon…
Jul 22, 2016

A world at their fingertips

by Emily Lindstrand
Chromebooks are making their way to Estacada classrooms. Starting in August, students at Estacada Middle and High Schools will each have a Chromebook laptop assigned to them for academic use. At…
FILE PHOTO - The deposit Oregonians will receive from returning used bottles and cans is going up to 10 cents per container starting in April, 2017 the OLCC announced this week.
Jul 22, 2016

Oregon bottle deposit to rise to 10 cents starting Spring 2017

by Geoff Pursinger
The refund Oregonians will get from returning used soda cans and water bottles is about to go up. This week the Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced that it was doubling the redemption…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Kara and Gabriel Rice, owners of the four-acre U-pick Powder Blueberry Farm, in Gresham.
Jul 21, 2016

Find your thrill: Blueberries are ripe for the picking

by Teresa Carson
On Friday afternoon Liz Crary, her daughter Tess Thiringer and Tess’ friend Adrienne Meyer moved slowly down a row of blueberry bushes at Gresham’s Powder Blueberry Farm, filling their buckets…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: NOAH COTTER - The Celtic World Mural, which will be painted in color during this year's Summer Celebration, features influences from across the ancient world.  Cotter hopes the mural will help promote love and connectivity.
Jul 21, 2016

United through art

by Emily Lindstrand
Noah Cotter grew up around Estacada’s murals. This year, he’s leading the creation of one. During the city’s Summer Celebration, July 21-23, a team of Artback Artists and volunteers will paint…
Jul 21, 2016

City hires Moody as code enforcement officer

by Emily Lindstrand
Estacada will soon have a new code enforcement officer. Kevin Moody of the Sandy Police Department will take on duties in Estacada beginning on Monday, Aug. 1. Estacada’s previous code…
Jul 21, 2016

Around town

by Emily Lindstrand
Have an event you’d like to see in the newspaper? Send a description with any relevant information to editor@estacadanews.com by 11 a.m. Monday for inclusion in the week’s paper. Include any…
Jul 18, 2016

Motorcyclist hospitalized after crash

by Pamplin Media Group
A motorcyclist was transported to a Portland hospital after crashing near U.S. Forest Service Roads 46 and 57 near Estacada. At 3:39 p.m. Sunday, July 17, Oregon State Police, American Medical…