Paintings ring in the holiday spirit

Paintings ring in the holiday spirit

Esperanza and Peter van Arkens help downtown Gresham businesses prepare for holidays On a...

Barn blaze leaves one horse dead

Barn blaze leaves one horse dead

22 horses were rescued from the boarding facility A barn fire near Sam Barlow High School has...

Canned food drive competition kicks off at Gresham High

Canned food drive competition kicks off at Gresham High

Students aim to send their principal to the rooftop If Gresham High School students bring in 500...

Students honor American heroes

Students honor American heroes

Reynolds High's fourth Living History Day honors veterans, military personnel A hallway lined...

Landslide covers already closed section of Highway 224

Landslide covers already closed section of Highway 224

A Wednesday afternoon landslide covered all lanes in a section of a closed area of Highway 224...

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November 21, 2014

Weekend closure for Marine Drive under I-84

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Marine Drive will be closed under Interstate 84 at exit 17 in Troutdale from 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, until 5 a.m. Monday Nov. 24. The closure, part of the renovation of the exit 17 interchange,…
November 21, 2014

Neighbors complain over packed Gresham church house

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Two citizens came to Gresham City Council Tuesday, Nov. 18, to complain about what they see as an inadequate response to complaints about a new church site in their neighborhood. The neighbors…
November 21, 2014

School briefs

by Lisa K. Anderson
Winter registration week kicks off Dec. 1 Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) is hosting its second Registration Week event from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, through Thursday, Dec. 4, and 9…
November 21, 2014

Centennial School District seeks input on facility needs

by Pamplin Media Group
Superintendent to host community forum Dec. 2 Sam Breyer, superintendent of the Centennial School District, will host a community forum on facility needs in the district from 6:30-8 p.m.…
November 21, 2014

Intergenerational mentoring program seeks volunteers

by Pamplin Media Group
Mentors help students with literacy and math AARP Experience Corps and the Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) program are partnering in the Centennial School District to provide an after-school…
November 21, 2014

News briefs

by Lisa K. Anderson
‘Tis the season to shop The Family Worship Center will host a holiday bazaar from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at the center, 5001 W. Powell Blvd., Gresham. Browse a large variety of…
November 20, 2014

Gresham upgrades to Silver Status as a bicycle friendly…

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The League of American Bicyclists has raised Gresham's status as a Bicycle Friendly Community to a silver level designation. In 2009, the city received its first bronze level designation from…
November 19, 2014

Clackamas County immigrants favor OC, Happy Valley

by Raymond Rendleman
Oregon experiencing boom in number of people moving here - This week, Portland State University’s Population Research Center (PRC) released its preliminary 2014 population estimates, showing…
November 19, 2014

Building sale seals Carver school's fate

by Raymond Rendleman
Last month’s $700,000 sale of Carver School in Damascus ended its nearly 80-year history as an educational institution as the building is being refurbished by Carver Event Center LLC. As the…
November 19, 2014

Gresham wastewater plant recognized with national award

by Pamplin Media Group
The city and Energy Trust of Oregon efforts will result in the plant being net-zero by 2015 A national nonprofit awarded Energy Trust of Oregon with a 2014 State Leadership in Clean Energy Award…

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Photo Credit: COURTESY OF GRESHAM - Gresham Building Official Eric Schmidt holds his award after a ceremony in council chambers. He is flanked by past Oregon Building Official Association president Melanie Adams and current president Cheryl Dell.
Nov 19, 2014

Gresham's Schmidt named Building Official of the Year

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Municipal building officials — those who make sure buildings are safe and legal — can sometimes be seen as a block to development, but one official in the city of Gresham has received statewide…
(Image is Clickable Link) Photo Credit: COURTESY OF GRESHAM - A map of publicly owned tax lots on Hogan Butte in southeast Gresham. Light blue is for the City of Gresham, Green is for Metro, Pink is for City-Metro joint property and dark blue is for city of Portland property. In all there are 110.94 acres.
Nov 19, 2014

Gresham Council approves Hogan Butte funding request

by Shasta Kearns Moore
The city to ask the state for $400K The city and Metro have cobbled together three tracts of land totaling 61.5 acres for Hogan Butte Nature Park, but now need funding to create access and…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO:  - Eric Schmidt, center, has been named the Oregon Building Official of the Year. He is joined by Melanie Adams, left, building director for the city of Hillsboro and past president of the Oregon Building Officials Association, and Cheryl Bell, current president of the OBOA and a building official with the city of Beaverton.
Nov 18, 2014

Gresham's Eric Schmidt named Oregon Building Official of the Year

by Pamplin Media Group
Eric Schmidt, the building official and community development director for the city of Gresham, is this year's winner of the Building Official of the Year award given by the Oregon Building…
Nov 18, 2014

MHCC cancels Tuesday classes, practices in gymnasium

by Pamplin Media Group
Action taken following break in water line Mt. Hood Community College has canceled all Tuesday, Nov. 18, classes and practices in the college gymnasium due to a water line break. More details…
Nov 18, 2014

Judge upholds ruling on Damascus de-annexations

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Council president DeYoung says appeal is likely A group of property owners wanting to leave the city of Damascus are celebrating a victory in Marion County Court. Judge Claudia Burton upheld her…
Nov 21, 2014

Judge upholds Damascus de-annexations, but fight probably isn't…

by Shasta Kearns Moore
The city plans to appeal the decision A group of property owners are calling victory in their fight to de-annex from the city of Damascus. A Marion County Circuit Court Judge confirmed her…
(Image is Clickable Link) Photo Credit: COURTESY OF FDNY - The NYC Fire Department tweeted this photo as crews were preparing to cut through the glass of the 68th floor of One World Trade Center to rescue two window washers. Benson Industries, Inc., manufactured 13,000 of the windows in Gresham.
Nov 18, 2014

Gresham-made windows featured in death-defying New York rescue

by Shasta Kearns Moore
When New York City emergency crews rescued two window cleaners dangling from broken scaffolding last week, some in Gresham took note. Rescue workers had to cut through the glass wall of the 68th…
Nov 18, 2014

News briefs

by Lisa K. Anderson
Public input sought on future of transportation for East County The community is invited to join representatives with Metro regional government and local leaders to address the challenges and…
Nov 16, 2014

Gateway Transit Center closed Sunday

by Jim Redden
Shuttle buses provide connections to other stations The Gateway Transit Station closed Sunday for a crossing improvement project. The worked disrupted MAX Blue, Green and Red lines. Shuttle…
Nov 14, 2014

'HONK!' postponed

by Lisa K. Anderson
Corbett Performing Arts Club is postponing its performance of "HONK!" tonight. Other performances are expected to go on as scheduled. The Club is tentatively resetting tonight's performance to…



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