Estacada's Opinions

March 31, 2015

Oregon lawmakers should extend firearm background checks

by Pamplin Media Group
In the immediate days following the fatal shooting at Reynolds High School last June, The Outlook called for a tightening of rules regarding gun sales, which would not harm any law-abiding…
ARCHIVE PHOTO BY CHRISTINE BIERMAN - The caption to this 1985 photo read: 'Estacada firefighter Alan Hull's daughters, Angie, 9, (left) and Tiffany, 4, cozy up to some of the bunnies that will be given away April 6 at the fire department's annual Easter egg hunt. Up for grabs are the 5-foot-long bunny on Angies lap and other stuffed and chocolate rabbits.'
March 29, 2015

Yesterday's Headlines

by Estacada News
1995: School offers free performances of play about AIDS prevention 1965 Ten young men of the Estacada Jaycees helped lay 100 feet of sidewalk and build storage shelves and book cases for the…
March 25, 2015

We are poorly prepared for legal marijuana

by Susie Tracy
My View: Susie Tracy The legalization of “recreational” marijuana for individuals 21 years and older has propelled us into a climate of environmental and social change that we may not be…
March 25, 2015

My View: Rendell Frunk

by Rendell Frunk
Speak out in support of Estacada High School music program I would like to thank the students, parents, alumni and community for standing up in support of the Fine Arts Department. One of the…
March 25, 2015

EHS students show incredible bravery

by (none)
Letter to the editor Hugs to the members of the Estacada High School Gay-Straight Alliance for their efforts to raise awareness of sexual orientation issues during Unity Week. And a special hug…
March 18, 2015

Oregon government turns back the clock on public records

by (none)
ESTACADA NEWS EDITORIAL For 40-plus years, Oregon has claimed to have transparency in government. Public records and public meetings laws approved in 1973 are supposed to enforce the ideal that…
March 18, 2015

Teenagers' push for LGBT acceptance an act of bravery

by Estacada News
News Editorial This week, the Estacada News interviewed Estacada High School juniors Summer Barraza and Jessie Guttridge about the Gay-Straight Alliance club’s efforts to promote LGBT acceptance…
ARCHIVE PHOTO - The Estacada Methodist Church, Estacada First Baptist Church, Clayville Funeral Chapel and Estacada Kiwanis Club put out this joint 1965 advertisement. 'We don't consider it eavesdropping to hear our children's prayers. Nor is it too much trouble! In fact, it is part of our resonsibility to God,' the copy read. 'For Mollie and Ted are His children, too. Parents are partners with-not substitutes for- our Heavenly father.'
March 18, 2015

Yesterday's Headlines

by Estacada News
1985: Local historian discovers account of Estacada's naming 1965 Construction began on the new Timber Lake Job Corps at the former Acme Mill operation. Estacada’s Clackamas County News reported…
Dr. Dave Wenzel
March 13, 2015

Don't take sides when kids start bickering

by Dave Wenzel
I’m writing about bickering children because other parents assure me it is a common problem. I wouldn’t know, since my kids have never bickered (in the last two minutes. (Mainly because no two…
March 13, 2015

My View: Lisa Pitts

by Lisa Pitts
Take opportunity to help a neighbor in need Janice Richards was employed by the Estacada School District for more than 30 years. She worked with special education at Eagle Creek Elementary, and…

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ARCHIVE PHOTO - 1985: At the invitation of Mayor John Rowley, a string quartet performed for the city council. Dianne Rowley, the mayor's wife, was one of the performers.
Mar 11, 2015

Yesterday's Headlines

by Estacada News
1985: Council forbids alcohol in city manager's office 1965 The paper suggested preparing an “Irish Brew for St. Patrick’s” day. To summarize the recipe: spike your coffee with Irish Whisky,…
KELLER
Mar 13, 2015

The Bionic Woman called Mt. Hood her home; and other tales from…

by Paul Keller
Believe it or not—all of these tales are absolutely true. CARLOS SANTANA At the height of their popularity, the famously popular band Santana played at the Whistle Stop Tavern right here on…
Photo Credit: ARCHIVE PHOTO - The caption to this 2005 photo read: 'Despite promising his girlfriend not to receive a Purple Heart, Spc. Jason Becker was injured in Iraq within days of his arrival. Six months later, hes scheduled to come home in April.'
Mar 09, 2015

Yesterday's Headlines

by Estacada News
2005: Paper profiles young Estacada soldier 1965 Selecting water princesses for the Estacada Water Festival was serious business. First, the high school narrowed down contestants, who then went…
Mar 08, 2015

Guest Opinion: Estacada Area Support Our Troops needs your help

by Rich Perry
Veterans Memorial in need of donations Estacada Area Support Our Troops Foundation (EASOTF) is a small nonprofit organization dedicated to the completion and maintenance of the local Veterans…
Photo Credit: ARCHIVE PHOTO - The caption to this 1985 photo read: 'Estacada-area manager Brad Day is one of three family members working at Cascade Utilities Inc., celebrating its 80th anniversary in business this month. The telephone compancy has been in the Day family ownership 59 years. President Duane Day, his wife, June, and their other two children, Gordon Day and Brenda Crosby, were unavailable for a photograph.'
Mar 02, 2015

Yesterday's Headlines

by Estacada News
1985: City reverses stance on sheriff's contract 1965 Portland General Electric had promised to give a petrified log to the City of Estacada. The “ardent rock” was found in the berm of the road…
Photo Credit: ARCHIVE PHOTO - 1985: Dr. Richard Orth of Estacada manages a smile after escaping his car after it flipped.
Feb 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.
Feb 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
Feb 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.
Feb 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.'
Feb 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…




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