BBC TV crew tapes interviews in Boring

BBC TV crew tapes interviews in Boring

Reporter explores connection between Boring and Dull BBC reporter Glenn Campbell had never been...

Rockwood community garden brings neighbors together

Rockwood community garden brings neighbors together

Plots still available, including raised beds for handicapped gardeners Rockwood is both the...

Damascus  residents  begin  exodus  process

Damascus residents begin exodus process

Only border lands can de-annex, but neighbors waiting in line Hank Brown wants out of Damascus....

What does Easter mean in 2014?

What does Easter mean in 2014?

Fewer people consider themselves 'very religious,' but faith leaders say message of Christ...

Boring dairy farmer wins national award

Boring dairy farmer wins national award

Melissa Collman says going organic saved the farm Melissa and Andy Collman are raising more than...

Gresham develops business apps for tablets, phones

Gresham develops business apps for tablets, phones

Programs help large and small businesses The city of Gresham has an innovative way to help small...

Healing power of Nature

Healing power of Nature

On April 22, the world celebrates Earth Day “The Earth is what we all have in common,”...

Damascus hires new pro tem city manager

Damascus hires new pro tem city manager

Councilor Mel O'Brien resigns, cites work pressures The Damascus City Council hired a new city...

BBC TV crew coming to Boring soon

BBC TV crew coming to Boring soon

Reporter to look at the Boring-Dull, Scotland, connection Since the community of Boring became...

Fairview seeks citizen volunteersfor night patrols at neighborhood parks

Fairview seeks citizen volunteersfor night patrols at neighborhood parks

Bridge Street resident testifies to problems along park's trails As summer approaches, the...

Curvy Girls Rock!

Curvy Girls Rock!

Teen offers support and understanding to other young girls with scoliosis In the spring of 2011,...

Thieves target Guide Dogs for the Blind

Thieves target Guide Dogs for the Blind

Police seek help identifying suspects At least two men and one woman are wanted in connection...

Troutdale  may shift to county  patrols

Troutdale may shift to county patrols

Sheriff: Contract would save city $800K in annual police expenses A few things came to light...

Its all in a name: Bland, Dull now tied to Boring

Its all in a name: Bland, Dull now tied to Boring

Bland, Australia, wants to attract more tourists The community of Boring gets a lot of attention...

Market season blooms with variety for  vendors, customers

Market season blooms with variety for vendors, customers

-  New open-air market planned for May opening If April showers bring May flowers, then the...

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April 22, 2014

Blue Lake trail closes gap in 40-mile loop

by Cari Hachmann
When done, the loop will stretch from Kelley Point Park to the Pacific Crest Trail in Cascade Locks A new trail at Blue Lake Regional Park closes a half-mile gap in the 40-Mile Loop Trail. U.S.…
April 22, 2014

Gresham residents asked to OK tax measure

by Beverly Corbell
Public safety levy would replace monthly fee Eighteen months ago, when the city of Gresham imposed a flat monthly fee to help fund police, fire and parks departments, the main thing city leaders…
by: CONTRIBUTED: MULTNOMAH COUNTY - Naomi Etta Perkins
April 21, 2014

Woman cuts another with razor after church

by (none)
The Portland Police Bureau reported that at 2:42 p.m. Sunday April 20, East Precinct officers responded to Oliver Elementary School at 15840 Southeast Taylor St., where the Life Restoration…
April 21, 2014

Public invited to hear pedestrian safety plans for Southeast

by (none)
The public is invited to hear about new improvements to pedestrian safety at 11 a.m. press conference Tuesday, April 22 at Ventura Park, Southeast 113th Avenue and Southeast Stark Street. Reps.…
by: OUTLOOK FILE PHOTO - Easter egg hunts such as Wood Villages 26th annual 'Eggslosion' are a popular spring tradition, drawing participants from throughout the region.
April 18, 2014

Hop into spring and hunt for treasure

by Lisa K. Anderson
East County Easter egg hunts take place April 19-20 Spring is in the air, and the Easter Bunny soon will hop on over for East County egg hunts. Here are some events coming up in the region: •…
by: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Mike Luyten and Holly Hogan-Long of Elephants Catering & Events with Jeannine Mills, a Gresham resident with Panache Weddings & Events of Gresham.
April 18, 2014

Wedding industry professionals support same-sex marriage

by Lisa K. Anderson
On the cusp of a federal hearing, Oregon could become the next state to permit gay weddings A coalition of 166 Oregon wedding service providers sent a strong message Tuesday, April 15, that they…
by: OUTLOOK PHOTO: LISA K. ANDERSON - Principal Ajai Huja speaks with junior De Gray about his experience this school year on Centennial Park School's first basketball team. Centennial Park is hosting a fundraising brunch and auction Saturday, May 3.
April 18, 2014

Expanding opportunities for Centennial alternative students

by Lisa K. Anderson
Centennial Park School to host a brunch, fundraiser Saturday, May 3 Low on high school credits, Maria Hernandez needed a program that could help her catch up. Now a junior at Centennial Park…
Chris Hawes
April 18, 2014

Disincorporation Judge: Decision will only lead to appeal

by Beverly Corbell
Lawsuit asks court to overturn election ruling, disincorporate Damascus Damascus residents stuffed themselves into Clackamas County Circuit Court Judge Deanne Darling's small courtroom Tuesday,…
April 18, 2014

Backyard burn season underway

by Beverly Corbell
Fires must be tended at all times Gresham Interim Fire Chief Greg Matthews announced this week that people can start burning yard debris in their backyards. The spring backyard burning season…
April 18, 2014

Driver flees with Homeland Security officer clinging to car

by Beverly Corbell
Officer hangs on to car door for 150 feet — in reverse The Gresham Police Department reported on a driver who fled the scene of a hit and run with a Homeland Security officer clinging to the…

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by: OUTLOOK PHOTO: CARI HACHMANN - (From left) Terry Smoke, owner of Troutdale General Store, Neil Handy and Ray Davenport of Corbett talk about the sheriffs proposal over coffee in downtown Troutdale.
Apr 18, 2014

Town's opinion varies on sheriff's proposal

by Cari Hachmann
City plans to discuss transfer of police services again Tuesday, May 6 As the Troutdale City Council considers a decision to contract police services with the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office,…
by: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: U.S. FOREST SERVICE - Early morning Jan. 9, a boulder fell through the Benson Bridge, damaging its deck and part of the handrail.
Apr 18, 2014

Multnomah Fall's bridge is expected to be open in time for…

by Cari Hachmann
Benson Bridge closed for repairs after rock fall Repairs on Benson Bridge, the iconic bridge that arches over Multnomah Falls, are expected to be complete by Memorial Day weekend. The…
by: OUTLOOK PHOTO: CARI HACHMANN - Sheriff Dan Staton gives the Fairview City Council a presentation on what blending police services would look like for their city.
Apr 18, 2014

Sheriff offers Fairview contract option

by Cari Hachmann
Officers support merger, say it will lift burden of being under-staffed Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton couldn’t offer Fairview a dollar amount on how much the city would save if it…
Apr 20, 2014

Glendoveer hosts egg hunt on Sunday

by Pamplin Media Group
For those who missed Saturday's Easter egg hunts, there's at least one more chance on Sunday, April 20, to take the children in search of a golden egg. Portland's Glendoveer Golf & Tennis will…
Apr 18, 2014

CROP Hunger Walk set for May 4

by Lisa K. Anderson
The third annual Gresham CROP Hunger Walk will take place Sunday, May 4, kicking off at Gresham United Methodist Church, 620 N.W. Eighth St. The 5K walk/run begins at 1 p.m., with former Gresham…
by: OUTLOOK PHOTO: JIM CLARK - Claudio, played by Brandon Bailey, and Hero, played by Angie Hanh, share a moment in Gresham High's 'Much Ado About Nothing.'
Apr 18, 2014

Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday with Gresham High School…

by Lisa K. Anderson
'Much Ado About Nothing' opens Wednesday, April 23 Just in time for Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, Gresham High School Theatre Arts Department is staging ol’ Will’s “Much Ado About Nothing.” The…
Mt. Hood Community College is featuring area high school students' art through April 30.
Apr 18, 2014

School briefs

by Lisa K. Anderson
Blumenauer to visit his alma mater, Centennial U.S. Rep. and Centennial High School alumnus Earl Blumenauer will visit his alma mater at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, to address the student body…
by: OUTLOOK PHOTO: LISA K. ANDERSON - Launched by LeanIn.org and Girl Scouts of the United States of America, Ban Bossy is a national public service campaign that encourages girls' leadership.
Apr 15, 2014

Girl Scouts embrace Ban Bossy pledge

by Lisa K. Anderson
East County Troop 41122 scouts, leaders share their thoughts on the national campaign By middle school, girls are 25 percent less likely than boys to say they like taking the lead. A study…
by: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: WEST COLUMBIA GORGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - Community operated hubs would offer maps, water, electrical outlets for cell phone charging and basic bike repair.
Apr 18, 2014

Modest hubs cater to foot, pedal travelers

by Cari Hachmann
West Gorge chamber proposes bike hubs to local cities; Wood Village, Troutdale support idea As part of its mission to drive local tourism, the West Columbia Gorge Chamber of Commerce has big…
by: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Kieffer Tarbell
Apr 15, 2014

School briefs

by Lisa K. Anderson
Portland Lutheran teacher receives engineering program grant Kieffer Tarbell, a science teacher at Portland Lutheran High School, is a recipient of a 2014 M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust grant…




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