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Nonprofit's community garden feeds families

Nonprofit's community garden feeds families

Two families provide land It's fairly well-known that Birch Community Services provides many...

Back to school bash offers 800 students backpacks

Back to school bash offers 800 students backpacks

Through 'I Have a Dream' Oregon, Reynolds students receive packs filled with school supplies A...

Program connects girls with SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY

Program connects girls with SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY

- Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest launches its inaugural five-year Eureka! Program, focusing...

Celebration in Boring set for Sept. 7

Celebration in Boring set for Sept. 7

Event a fundraiser for playground equipment The annual Celebration in Boring will be held Sunday,...

Repairs arrive at couple's doorstep

Repairs arrive at couple's doorstep

Korean War veteran and his wife get help from volunteers Sandy and Jack Lowe were coming home on...

Historic house to be saved after all

Historic house to be saved after all

New plans submitted by developer Preservationists are cheering at the news: The city of Gresham's...

Water erodes cultural differences

Water erodes cultural differences

Mt. Hood swim instructors visit Maldives to help raise awareness of island habitat and protect...

Canines and competitions and colors . . . oh my!

Canines and competitions and colors . . . oh my!

Summertime living sure is nice when the hardest choice of the weekend is how to divide time...

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Photo Credit: OUTLOOK PHOTO: LISA K. ANDERSON - In the heart of the renovated gym lobby at Reynolds High School is the Raider mascot in front of a 12-screen media wall. Trophy cases with school memorabilia line the entryway.
August 29, 2014

Reynolds gym renovations offer fresh start

by Lisa K. Anderson
Nearly three months after tragedy struck RHS, students return to a freshly upgraded space Reynolds High School students never had a last day of school. Following the devastating June 10…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: RON AND LINDA DOUGLAS - This weekend, the Douglases are offering a glimpse of their tiny home Ron constructed this year.
August 29, 2014

Damascus couple offers tiny house tour

by Lisa K. Anderson
- Ron and Linda Douglas call their home a 'new option for living' Ron and Linda Douglas are inviting East County residents to “dream tiny.” The couple will offer a tour of their tiny home from…
August 29, 2014

Damascus must decide if citizen's plan can go on November ballot…

by Beverly Corbell
County, state throw decision back to city The city of Damascus, according to city attorney Peter Watts, does not believe it should decide whether a petition-driven comprehensive plan can go on…
August 29, 2014

School briefs

by Lisa K. Anderson
Virtual school marks 10-year mark This school year marks the 10th anniversary for Oregon Connections Academy, a virtual school for students across the state. “I’m very proud of the commitment…
August 29, 2014

News briefs

by Lisa K. Anderson
Take the Ice Bucket Challenge Sept. 6 East County momentum for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge continues, as 7-Eleven, 1016 N.E. Kane St. in Gresham, is planning an event for 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept.…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY: AMY CARLSON - A dark-gray 2010 Honda Accord shot through the back window has more than $100 in damage, scaring everyone in the Roaring River Campground.
August 28, 2014

Labor Day warning: Don't shoot near campgrounds

by Raymond Rendleman
Next year’s Roaring River Canoe Slalom, which has been taking place for the place for the past eight years along the Clackamas River, is in danger of being cancelled after a mysterious drive-by…
Photo Credit: OUTLOOK FILE PHOTO - Steve Spinnett
August 26, 2014

Spinnett won't seek re-election in Damascus

by Beverly Corbell
Four people running for mayor in November Damascus Mayor Steve Spinnett has announced he will not seek a third term. Instead, he plans to devote more time to his family’s several auto repair…
Photo Credit: OUTLOOK PHOTO: JIM CLARK - A piece of burned carpet, surrounded by trees and foliage, lies on the ground in Fairview Woods Wetlands Park.
August 26, 2014

City of Fairview addresses problems at Woods Park

by Cari Hachmann
Council allocates $74,000 for maintenance, safety efforts at Fairview Woods Wetlands Park The city of Fairview will spend $74,000 to address residents’ complaints of crime, vandalism and lack of…
Photo Credit: OUTLOOK FILE PHOTO: JIM CLARK - Following his surgery this week, Corbett Community Resource Officer Joe Rocky Graziano will be placed on light duty for 90 days.
August 26, 2014

Injury knocks Corbett's deputy off-duty

by Cari Hachmann
Sheriff's Deputy Joe Graziano hopes to return to work around December Multnomah County Sheriff Deputy Joe “Rocky” Graziano released a public announcement saying he will be off duty for several…
August 26, 2014

News briefs

by Lisa K. Anderson
Gresham mayor to run unopposed Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis will run unopposed in the Nov. 4 election as will Councilor Lori Stegmann. The deadline for filing was Aug. 21. Councilor Kirk French…

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Aug 25, 2014

$2 million suit filed against Troutdale, chief

by Cari Hachmann
Troutdale's Andy Gainer said he was wrongfully arrested A Troutdale resident is suing the city of Troutdale, Police Chief Scott Anderson and at least three Troutdale police officers, alleging he…
Photo Credit: GRESHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT - The public is asked to help find Scott Allen, who is missing from a Gresham care facility.
Aug 24, 2014

Gresham man found in Lane County

by Jim Redden
A handicapped man missing from a Gresham adult care facility has been found in Lane County. Scott Allen, 51, was at Chestnut Lane, located 1200 block of N.E. 6th street in Gresham. Staff…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: MIKE STROBEL - Marathon runner Mike Strobel is director of the inaugural Boring Marathon set for Sept. 14.
Aug 22, 2014

Boring Marathon attracts competitors from all over

by Beverly Corbell
Runners hail from 13 states, three countries There's never been a marathon in Boring before, but director Mike Strobel hopes one set for Sunday, Sept. 14 will become a tradition. Strobel, a…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED: BERNARD SEEGER - City finance director Bernard Seeger recently won Mt. Hood Meadows Uphill Challenge.
Aug 22, 2014

City finance director wins Mt. Hood Challenge race

by Beverly Corbell
Bernard Seeger sets course record Although he usually doesn’t compete in races, Bernard Seeger has been running since he was 6 years old. But he made an exception when he entered — and won — the…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: MONIKA FITZGERALD - Monika Fitzgerald, Darby Balantac, Austin Wheeler and Spencer Livermore received a warm welcome from their host families in Ebetsu.
Aug 22, 2014

Students expand horizons to Ebetsu, Japan

by Lisa K. Anderson
- Through a Gresham Sister City exchange, four East County students visited Japan this summer Gresham High senior Spencer Livermore had his sights set on Harvard or Massachusetts Institute of…
Aug 22, 2014

Woman claims pregnancy led to firing

by Pamplin Media Group
Sues Del Taco in Gresham for $200,000 A local woman is suing her former employer after she says she was fired for becoming pregnant. The attorney for Claudia Melesio-Rojas said she worked as a…
Aug 22, 2014

Oregon rejects coal terminal on Columbia

by Cari Hachmann
Oregon’s Department of State Lands denied a permit on Monday for a proposed coal terminal that would have sent 8.8 million tons of coal per year down the Columbia River on barges. Had the permit…
Aug 22, 2014

School briefs

by Lisa K. Anderson
Reynolds seeks new school board member Following the resignation of Heather Chao from the Reynolds School Board, the district is seeking applicants for Position 1. Board members will appoint a…
Aug 22, 2014

Events

by Lisa K. Anderson
Wednesday, Aug. 27 — Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center will host the last of its Open Healing Garden events for the season from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The final summer open garden will feature…
Aug 22, 2014

News briefs

by Lisa K. Anderson
TV star to visit fair Western television star James Drury will visit the Oregon State Fair Friday, Aug. 29, through Monday, Sept. 1. Drury, of the TV show “The Virginian,” will sign autographs…



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