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...

Library Friends sponsors used book sale

Library Friends sponsors used book sale

More than 20,000 donated books, some rare, for sale You don’t want to miss this year’s...

City needs volunteers for Earth Day recycling event

City needs volunteers for Earth Day recycling event

City accepts hard to recycle items like plastic lawn furniture Celebrate Earth Day a couple of...

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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.
April 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 - Kieffer Tarbell
April 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…
April 14, 2014

Judge won't reconsider ruling against Ann Rule

by Mara Stine
A judge in Washington state has denied a motion to reconsider a February ruling that dismissed Ann Rule's defamation case against an Eagle Creek man who criticized the revered true-crime author…
April 14, 2014

Oregon Small Businesses Driving Growth In Available Jobs

by Sergio Cisneros
(Oregon Public Broadcasting) — Oregon businesses had 10,000 more job vacancies early this year, than a year ago. The vacancies were mostly at small businesses -- those with fewer than 100…
by: OUTLOOK PHOTO: LISA K. ANDERSON - Nicole Penoncello, visiting artist with The Right Brain Initiative, works with second-graders at East Orient Elementary School on their jungle animal drawings.
April 11, 2014

Gresham-Barlow embraces arts education

by Lisa K. Anderson
- All district elementary schools now offer The Right Brain Initiative On a Tuesday morning, second-graders at East Orient Elementary School take a journey through the rain forest. “What do we…
April 11, 2014

Wood Village OKs moratorium on marijuana dispensaries

by Cari Hachmann
Gresham, Troutdale, Fairview and Damascus considering Troutdale City Council introduced an ordinance Tuesday that if approved, would allow the city to adopt a moratorium on medical marijuana…
April 11, 2014

State scolds former Troutdale mayor

by Cari Hachmann
Kight blames city employees for errors in permit, code violations Former Troutdale Major Jim Kight won’t have to pay a $10,000 fine following a state investigation into allegations he used his…
April 11, 2014

Citizens voice frustrations to Damascus council

by Beverly Corbell
Many residents want to leave the city A standing room only crowd at the Damascus City Council meeting Tuesday, April 7, applauded loudly after a series of residents voiced their disappointment…
by: OUTLOOK PHOTO: JIM CLARK - David Cruz, a senior, and Curtis Mason, a business volunteer, review Cruz's resume and discuss interview strategies during Reynolds High Schools mock interviews Monday. Cruz said he learned to communicate better and became comfortable with interviewing.
April 11, 2014

Professionals instill interviewing prowess

by Lisa K. Anderson
Reynolds High hosts its annual mock interviews for more than 700 students More than 700 Reynolds High School students conquered sweaty palms and racing hearts during the school’s biggest ever…
April 10, 2014

Clackamas County debate light on substance

by Raymond Rendleman
Facts? What facts? If you wanted a summary of the issues facing Clackamas County, you shouldn’t have attended the debate among commissioner candidates Thursday in Happy Valley. Sponsored by the…

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by: OUTLOOK PHOTO: JIM CLARK - Former Oregon running back De'Anthony Thomas shares his story with students at Reynolds High School on Thursday, April 3. Thomas grew up in South Central Los Angeles. He was motivated by sports to become a leader and pursue his dreams.
Apr 08, 2014

Football star inspires students

by Lisa K. Anderson
- De'Anthony Thomas, former Oregon standout, develops a partnership with Reynolds High Nearly 100 Reynolds High School students cheered and applauded as former University of Oregon running back…
by: FILE PHOTOS - Steve Bates, left, is challenging incumbent Jim Bernard for the Position 5 seat on the Clackamas County Commission.
Apr 08, 2014

Bates responds to smears as race heats up

by Beverly Corbell
Bates responds to fundraising letter smears by incumbent Jim Bernard Steve Bates, who’s running for Clackamas County commissioner, says his opponent, incumbent Jim Bernard, has stooped to “lies…
Apr 08, 2014

Gresham seeking volunteer advisers

by Beverly Corbell
City depends on help from citizens Want to give back to your community but don’t know where to start? Try starting with the city of Gresham. The city depends on thousands of volunteer hours each…
by: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: JOSHUA KULLA - Daniel Kulla-Hickson,5, plays on the new play structure at Park Cleone.
Apr 08, 2014

Park planners swing into action in Fairview

by Cari Hachmann
Park Cleone is widely used by families in old town In a unanimous decision Wednesday night, April 2, the Fairview City Council approved designs to make further improvements to Park Cleone and…
Apr 08, 2014

News briefs

by Cari Hachmann
Essay contest asks students ‘Why I like Fairview’ Attention students in Fairview: What do you like about living in Fairview? The City Council wants to know. The city is hosting an essay contest,…
Apr 08, 2014

School briefs

by Lisa K. Anderson
Gresham High hosts choral Spaghetti Sing and Auction The Gresham High School choral department will host its Spaghetti Sing and Auction from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, at the Gresham High…
Apr 11, 2014

Historic highway closes for maintenance again Tuesday

by Cari Hachmann
Closures take place east of Vista House to Latourell Falls from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The East Historic Columbia River Highway will close again for maintenance on Tuesday, April 8 from 7 a.m. to…
Apr 04, 2014

City taking small steps to improve parks system

by Beverly Corbell
Police, social workers to make monthly patrols of homeless camps It's no secret the city of Gresham's park system is underfunded, but city staff hopes to combat some of the public's negative…
by: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: BECKY BRANDT - Donkeys will fill Corbett's gym for a basketball tournament and fundraiser Wednesday, April 16. The event has taken place for five years, but organizer Tom Layton remembers watching his dad play in the 1960s.
Apr 04, 2014

Shoot hoops with donkeys

by Lisa K. Anderson
Corbetts Donkey Basketball Tournament benefits senior party Corbett’s fifth annual Donkey Basketball tournament is returning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, to Corbett High School’s gym. The…
Apr 04, 2014

News briefs

by Cari Hachmann
Spring weed ID class Did you know ivy can kill your trees? The city of Gresham is offering an invasive weed identification class from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Gresham City Hall.…




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