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Photo Credit: ARCHIVE PHOTO - 1985: Dr. Richard Orth of Estacada manages a smile after escaping his car after it flipped.
February 16, 2015

Yesterday's Headlines

by Isabel Gautschi
1965 “Nearly hurricane force winds” caused Western Auto Store to lose a door, the Forest Service quarters to lose a window and, “Mrs. Davis’ barn” to be parted with (its) west side as it…
Photo Credit: ARCHIVE PHOTO - 1995: Gloria Polzin was preparing to be sworn in as the new president of the Estacada/Clackamas River Area Chamber of Commerce.
February 18, 2015

Yesterday's Headlines

by Estacada News
1985: Public Works shakeup drama builds 1975 A piece in the newpaper’s Forum section was highly critical of President Nguyen Van Thieu of South Vietnam. The paper blasted the closure of five…
DAVE WENZEL
February 20, 2015

Parents: To spy or not to spy on kids

by Dave Wenzel
Today’s technology leaves parents facing a dilemma: do they use the very technology they are trying to monitor their kids’ usage of, to in fact monitor their children? Do they use “find my…
Photo Credit: ARCHIVE PHOTO - 1965: The paper ran dramatic photos of collapsed bridges and roads after a flood swollen Clackamas River caused several washouts. This U.S. Forest Service photo showed the Carter Bridge with no river to cross under the caption WHEN THE RIVER MOVED. That's Armstrong Bridge in the far background.
February 09, 2015

Yesterday's Headlines

by Isabel Gautschi
1965 After a washout, Portland General Electric was preparing to replace the Cazadero dam by late fall 1965. The paper reported that floodwaters had taken 80 percent of the dam down the…
Photo Credit: ARCHIVE PHOTO - This ad claimed the 65 Chevrolet 'actually feels expensive.'
February 03, 2015

Yesterday's Headlines

by Estacada News
2005: Paper profiles new sheriff 1965 “Estacada house wives bowling league busy” was a front-page headline. 1975 Pacific Northwest Regional Forester Theodore A. Schapler was scheduled to speak…
Photo Credit: ARCHIVE PHOTO - 1975: A Russian delegation tours an Estacada sawmill.
January 23, 2015

Yesterday's Headlines

by Isabel Gautschi
1985: Water treatment plant over capacity, untreated sewage dumped in river 1965 Final tabulations by Cal Geisler, hunter safety supervisor for the game commission, showed hunting accidents were…
Photo Credit: ARCHIVE PHOTO - Upcoming issues of TIME magazine were advertised in the then Clackamas County News in 1965.
January 20, 2015

Yesterday's Headlines

by Isabel Gautschi
2005: Superintendent raises financial concerns about proposed charter school 1965 The United States had space on the brain. “In SPACE our country has already been affected — to an amazing extent…
January 12, 2015

Letter to the editor

by Janet Kiger-Hellard
Adopt-a-Family truly makes the season bright This year’s Adopt-a-Family program gave basic needs gifts to more than 640 people in 156 families. It was heartwarming to witness tears as the…
Photo Credit: ARCHIVE PHOTO - The caption to this 1964 photo says: 'This portion of the highway is seen at the upper end of the normal lake area. Many places along the river are this bad and many are considerably worse.'
January 05, 2015

Yesterday's Headlines

by Isabel Gautschi
1964: During flood, Robert Cody and Roland Girt attempt boat rescue, are rescued themselves 1964 The paper displayed striking photos of flood damage along the Clackamas River, including…
Photo Credit: ARCHIVE PHOTO - Robert 'Bob' Cody gazes on the wreckage of his boat stuck in a treetop after the 1964 flood.
January 07, 2015

Yesterday's Headlines

by Isabel Gautschi
Pense supporters criticize appointment process 1965 After the quality of Estacada’s water was thrown into question with extensive flooding, a Health Department Report showed recent samples met…

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PART 2: Convicted BPA tower bomber accomplice returns my call

by Paul Keller
Beaneath Wy'east In last month's column I recalled how, 40 years ago — in a fantastic act of criminal derring-do — someone dynamites three of those giant steel Bonneville Power Administration…
Paul Keller
Dec 30, 2014

PART 1: The 'BPA Bomber' and a small-town yahoo - me

by Paul Keller
It is late on that unforgettable Wednesday afternoon — 40 years ago last month. Weary and a bit bedraggled, I arrive back home to my Brightwood cabin after getting another week’s edition of the…




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