Estacada's Opinions

June 21, 2016

Our opinion: Governor needs to oppose gross receipts tax

by Editorial Board
Kate Brown needs to demonstrate she is the governor for all of Oregon, and not just a leader for the public employee unions. It is past time for Brown to step in and oppose the latest attempt to…
June 19, 2016

Yesterday's headlines

by Emily Lindstrand
1966 The Estacada Grade School marching band took second place in the Junior Rose Parade. The group had been hard at work, practicing for the event since the winter. The Clifford Orth…
ARCHIVE PHOTO - Joyce Michael, a resident of 300 Main, was fighting to keep Sir Anthony, her 18-year-old pomeranian dog. Sir Anthony's barking disturbed other 300 main residents, but Michael said the beloved dog was all she had in the world.
June 22, 2016

Yesterday's headlines

by Emily Lindstrand
1966 Kenneth R. Krieger of Estacada had been named on the Dean’s Honor List for his past three terms at Oregon Technical Institute in Klamath Falls. He had also been accepted as resident…


June 17, 2016

Our opinion: Kate Brown snubs voters and tradition with debate…

by Editorial Board
Oregon’s newspapers — which are read either in print or online by virtually every active voter in the state — have a longstanding election-year tradition of inviting the two major candidates for…
ARCHIVE PHOTO - In 1986, Ralph Davidson of Eagle Creek took a group of children for a ride on his horse-drawn wagon. He also planned to offer his wagon for free rides during Estacadas Family Fourth of July celebration.
June 09, 2016

Yesterday's headlines

by Emily Lindstrand
1966 Martin H. Gentemann, a recent graduate of Estacada High School, was awarded a $400 General Foods Scholarship. The scholarship was awarded to incoming freshmen at Oregon State University who…
June 09, 2016

Letter to the editor

by Emily Lindstrand
Chamber plans events throughout summer Summer is nearly upon us and things are heating up at the Chamber. The next Chamber Forum Luncheon is noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16. Every once in a…
June 02, 2016

Stop the fight, settle Cover Oregon suit

by Editorial Board
It would be hard to say which entity the public distrusts more — big business or big government. As such, many people in Oregon will have trouble deciding who was tricked or who was the…
June 02, 2016

Yesterday's headlines

by Emily Lindstrand
1966 Estacada High School class of 1916 held a reunion on June 5. The class graduated on May 30, 1916, with 17 students. The group took pride in the big holly tree on the grade school lawn that…
June 02, 2016

Letter to the editor

by Contributor
Health Care system has become insidious I have a medical care/insurance rant for your reading pleasure. M' bloodz a-boilin' with the latest, this time from Adventist/United Health Care. I asked…
May 26, 2016

Letter to the editor

by Emily Lindstrand
Grief Share program helps move beyond mourning Memorial Day often brings on many painful memories. It was originally established to honor those in the military, who sacrificed so much for our…

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ARCHIVE PHOTO - In 1986, Citizens for Education organized a parade in support of the Estacada School Districts $4.7 million dollar serial tax levy. The efforts caught the attention of Oregon State Majority Leader Steve Starkovich, pictured here with Citizens for Education leader Rich Patton at the parade.
May 26, 2016

Yesterday's headlines

by Emily Lindstrand
1966 Three Estacada students received scholarships from the State Scholarship Commission of Oregon. Recipients Jerry Lee Anderson planned to attend Lewis and Clark College, and Michael Paul…
May 26, 2016

Our Opinion: Gross receipts tax would only hurt those it aims to…

by Editorial Board
A new analysis by state economists should make public employees think twice about the harm they’d do to low-income Oregonians if the unions and their backers succeed in pushing through a gross…
May 20, 2016

Yesterday's headlines

by Teresa Carson
1966 The Estacada Union High School Board had a contentious meeting this week. The most hotly debated topic was that teacher Dennis O’Halloran’s contract was not renewed by the district. It was…
May 12, 2016

Just Another Point of View: Maybe peeking at the world through a…

by Mikel Kelly
If you had grown up on the Oregon coast in the 1950s — like I did — chances are you would have gotten your information about the outside world in tiny, confusing pieces. Oh, sure, we had our…
May 05, 2016

Paul Savas: Setting the record straight

by Paul Savas
Throughout the race for Clackamas County Chair, I have described my view that the current leadership of John Ludlow, in collaboration with Jim Bernard, has created a dysfunctional majority and…
May 05, 2016

Our Opinion: Richard Devlin is Democrats' best bet for secretary…

by Editorial Board
When Democrat Barbara Roberts was sworn in as secretary of state in January 1985, it ended a 106-year run of Republicans holding the job. We doubt the Democrats will match that streak, but they…
May 05, 2016

Letter to the editor

by Emily Lindstrand
Estacada chamber holds events, seeks volunteers Lots going on at your Estacada Area Chamber of Commerce. You will want to mark your calendar for the next Chamber luncheon on Thursday, May 19,…