'Cocktail' re-energizes PKD patient

'Cocktail' re-energizes PKD patient

Laura Campbell knows the power of a positive attitude. It carried her through 13 years of...

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...

Breathing room

Breathing room

The boy who threw the first pitch at the Estacada High School home baseball game on Friday,...

Estacada 8-year-old helps the homeless

Estacada 8-year-old helps the homeless

Some people might be bitter about facing lifelong medical issues. Austin McRae isn’t. The...

Taco truck fundraiser helps Estacada family through tough time

Taco truck fundraiser helps Estacada family through tough time

Surrounded by love and support, Pepe’s Tacos looked good in its new green wallpaper. On...

Estacada artists paint different worlds

Estacada artists paint different worlds

Books are known for taking people to other worlds, but does visual art do the same? Many of the...

Estacada's ABCD project engages students with limited mobility

Estacada's ABCD project engages students with limited mobility

Art is a valuable outlet for creative expression, but how does an artist with limited mobility...

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TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Some Oregon businesses could be hit with more taxes under an initiative that will be on the November general election ballot. A state analysis of the initiative found that it could raise about $6 billion for state budgets, but might 'dampen' employment and growth around the state.
May 23, 2016

State business tax plan would raise billions, but could 'dampen'…

by Paris Achen
SALEM — A proposed tax on the sales of large businesses would generate more than $6 billion in biennial state revenue starting in 2017-19, but it also would slow income, employment and…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: ANDREW KILSTROM - Metro's Jennifer Wilson, left, gives guidance to Portland State student Jeremiah Green.
May 21, 2016

Native Plant Center gets help from community

by Andrew Kilstrom
Metro, volunteers aim to repopulate native plants at Smith and Bybee Wetlands Oregon, and more specifically the Portland area, has changed drastically in the past couple centuries or so. With…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Cliff, who was rescued from an embankment along the Clackamas River earlier this month, meets his new owners on Thursday, May 19.
May 20, 2016

Dog rescued from Clackamas River embankment finds new home

by Emily Lindstrand
The dog rescued from a cliff by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol earlier this month has found a new home. After they were unable to find any previous owner for the canine,…


May 19, 2016

Estacada school district creates instructional coach positions

by Emily Lindstrand
The Estacada School District is focusing on strategies from within that will improve student outcomes. Through a two-year partnership with the Oregon Department of Education in which the…
May 20, 2016

Estacada City Council agrees to cycling plaza name change

by Emily Lindstrand
The Estacada City Council recently granted the Estacada Development Association’s request that the name of the station plaza outside of City Hall revert back to the Estacada Station Cycling…
ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: EMILY LINDSTRAND - A participant takes on the rapids of the Clackamas River during the oar boat slalom at the 2016 Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival.
May 19, 2016

Community makes a splash at Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival

by Emily Lindstrand
More than 400 people participated or watched the 33rd Annual Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival at the Carter Bridge recreation area Saturday and Sunday, May 14-15. “It was a really fun time,”…
May 19, 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…
May 19, 2016

News briefs

by Emily Lindstrand
Ford Cohort invites collaboration on float The Estacada Ford Family Foundation Cohort invites anyone interested to join them as they begin creating their float for the Portland Grand Floral…
May 19, 2016

Signing their way to fluency

by Emily Lindstrand
Beginning next year, students at Estacada High School will have the opportunity to learn sign language. When students were polled about what courses they were interested in, sign language…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Take a look at Scarlett's farmhouse charm, find out more about Mt. Hood's Tiny House Village and tour the other four tiny houses, during the open house from 5 to 8 p.m. on May 20. All five tiny houses will be available for rent on Memorial Day weekend.
May 19, 2016

Mt. Hood Village Resort offers tiny houses for rent

by Ellen Spitaleri
Open house and tour introduces concept to public They may be tiny, but they have a huge impact and the public is invited to tour the five small houses that make up Mt. Hood Tiny House Village…

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May 17, 2016

Smith, Humberston appear headed for runoff in Clackamas County

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Incumbent Tootie Smith appears headed for a November runoff election against challenger Ken Humberston in the race for Position 4 on the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners. Second returns…
SCHRADER
May 17, 2016

Schrader wins race for Position 3 on Clackamas County commission

by Pamplin Media Group
Martha Schrader appears to be on her way to another term as a Clackamas County commissioner. Updated returns Wednesday morning showed Schrader with 52.6 percent of the vote, followed by Steve…
May 14, 2016

Teen arrested for stabbing in Estacada

by Courtney Vaughn
A 17-year-old boy is in police custody on suspicion of stabbing a 22-year-old Estacada man Friday evening. Sandy Police officers responded to the 700 block of North Broadway Street in Estacada…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - A new sign was added to the Hole in the Wall boater access site during Portland General Electrics updates to the location. The updates were part of PGEs relicensing agreement with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to continue operating hydroelectric projects on the Clackamas River.
May 12, 2016

PGE celebrates improvements for boater access

by Emily Lindstrand
For the past year, Portland General Electric has implemented improvements to several boater access sites along the Clackamas River. As part of a relicensing agreement with the Federal Energy…
ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: EMILY LINDSTRAND - Jason PoVey stands behind the grill at Bella Kaya Island Grill at the Promontory Park Marina. The restaurant will open May 21.
May 12, 2016

Cooking up culture

by Emily Lindstrand
Jason PoVey has traveled to Europe, Asia and Central America, but the cuisine that stands out to him most is the Hawaiian food he ate growing up in Utah. “There was a big Polynesian population…
May 12, 2016

Cop log

by Emily Lindstrand
Information comes from the Sandy Police Department public records. The Sandy Police Department provides law enforcement services in Estacada. Officers recently filed reports on the following…
May 12, 2016

Work group considers ways to finance natural gas growth

by Emily Lindstrand
A legislative work group is still considering the feasibility of bringing natural gas to Estacada. Clackamas County Commissioner Martha Schrader, one of the members of the group tasked with…
ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: EMILY LINDSTRAND - Mayla Morgan participates in a variety of organizations at Estacada High School, including student council, National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society and the volleyball and tennis teams.
May 12, 2016

Estacada teen appreciates diversity and travel

by Emily Lindstrand
Some people immerse themselves in different perspectives by going abroad. But Mayla Morgan, a junior at Estacada High School, has found ways to do that in her hometown. Through participation in…
May 12, 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…
May 12, 2016

News briefs

by Emily Lindstrand
City hosts discussion for nonprofit organizations The city of Estacada will partner with the Spirit Mountain Fund and the Oregon Community Foundation to host a panel discussion with founders of…