'Campers' start building at woods near Troutdale

'Campers' start building at woods near Troutdale

Sheriff's deputies lead inmate clean-up at Sandy River Delta Park on Friday.

Landslides close Columbia River Highway through Monday

Landslides close Columbia River Highway through Monday

The Oregon Department of Transportation has shuttered the scenic route through Monday, March 27.

Gresham HS sets honor roll

Gresham HS sets honor roll

The following students earned a place on the honor roll for the winter term of 2017 at Gresham...

Barlow announces honor roll

Barlow announces honor roll

The following students earned a place on the honor roll for the first semester at Sam Barlow High...

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REVIEW PHOTO - A sign in the window of Kevin 'The Geek' Kerwin's computer repair store announces his intention to leave Lake Oswego and set up shop in a 'Red State.'
March 22, 2017

Kevin 'The Geek' Kerwin says he's left Lake Oswego

by Anthony Macuk
A sign in the window of Kerwin's repair shop announces his departure for a 'red state' where he can live among Trump supporters
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Gresham Fire Department firefighters work the scene of a residential fire this morning at a triplex at 805 NE Fifth Street.
March 22, 2017

IN PHOTOS: Firefighters tackle triplex blaze

by Pamplin Media Group
A triplex at 805 NE Fifth Street in Gresham caught fire this morning; there were no reported injuries, however.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: ZANE SPARLING - A memorial for Stephen Heberling has been inscribed on a roadside barrier on Northeast Sandy Boulevard in Wood Village.
March 21, 2017

Family seeks $682,000 in wrongful death case against Multnomah County deputy

by Zane Sparling
Deputy was driving 8 miles over speed limit when patrol car collided with pedestrian.


TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - TriMet's new fare policy allowing partial payment has some employees concerned about fair treatment of passengers.
March 21, 2017

TriMet guidance blocks drivers from confronting fare evaders, sparks confusion

by Nick Budnick
Drivers won't confront people who don't pay complete bus fare for rides.
FILE PHOTO - A project dedicated to putting in sidewalks and bike lanes along Cleveland Avenue could begin as early as 2019.
March 21, 2017

Tense sidewalk debate resolved with compromise

by Christopher Keizur
Projects aim to improve walkability along Cleveland and Division corridors.
CONTRIBUTED - The 60-by-80 foot barn burned to ground around 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, March 11 in Gresham.
March 21, 2017

Pole barn burns on Homan Road

by Zane Sparling
$25,000 shed was declared a total loss; no injuries reported.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The Barlow Bruinettes close out their routine during the preliminaries of the 2017 OSAA State Dance and Drill championships last Thursday at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland.
March 21, 2017

Gresham, Barlow dancers rank among best in state

by Teresa Carson
Teams place in top 10 in weekend competition at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland.
FILE PHOTO - Mayor Shane Bemis delivers the 2015 State of the City Address.
March 21, 2017

NEWS BRIEFS: Listen to Gresham's State of the City address

by Pamplin Media Group
What's Inside: Make most of your garden flowers, Sale to benefit square dance club
WIKIPEDIA PHOTO - The annual Reynolds HIgh School carnival will be up and runing at Reynolds Middle School this year.
March 21, 2017

Spring break fun blooms at libraries, gardens

by Teresa Carson
Region has many options for exciting week away from school.
CONTRIBUTED - Sophia Leonor Velasco was born at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at Randall Children's Hospital in Portland.
March 21, 2017

It's a girl!

by Anne Endicott
Troutdale couple announce birth of Sophia Leonor Velasco on Sunday.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: CHRIS KEIZUR - Nancy Fraser, a volunteer with Portland Audubon, holds Finnegan the Peregrine Falcon.
March 21, 2017

Gresham celebrates vulture day

by Christopher Keizur
Audubon Society program shared importance of birds to global ecosystem
FILE PHOTO - The following information was compiled from the public records of the Fairview Police Department:
March 21, 2017

Fairview police log

by Pamplin Media Group
The following information was compiled from the public records of the Fairview Police Department:
FILE PHOTO - The following information is from the public records of the Gresham Police Department:
March 21, 2017

Gresham police log

by Pamplin Media Group
The following information is from the public records of the Gresham Police Department:
CONTRIBUTED  - It was action-packed fun as the Scouts watched their cars race in the pinewood derby. I
March 21, 2017

Local Scouts hold Pinewood Derby

by Teresa Carson
Old-fashioned fun with tiny cars occurs at 182nd Avenue in Gresham.
FILE PHOTO - John Nelsen welcomes new principal Raffi Martinian to Knova in 2015.
March 21, 2017

LEARNING LOG: KNOVA drops middle school

by Teresa Carson
What's Inside: Corbett triumphs in math, Nominate a teacher, Corbett donkey basketball rescheduled.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Jeff Kline is proud of the large mural of Steve Prefontaine that hangs on the wall at the East Wind Running Company. Every such store, he says, should have Pre on their walls.
March 21, 2017

Starting out on the right foot

by Shannon O. Wells
East Wind Running Co. puts priority on quality fit for footwear.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Gresham High School's dance team, the Rhythmettes, take part last Thursday in the OSAA State Dance and Drill Championships at Veteran's Memorial Coliseum in Portland.
March 20, 2017

SLIDESHOW: East county dancers place at OSAA state championships

by Pamplin Media Group
The 2017 OSAA Dance and Drill Championships were held March 16-18 at Veteran's Memorial Coliseum in Portland
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Officer Jim Leake, left, and Dan Estes were chosen as the original members of the Neighborhood Enforcement Team because of their experiences and interests.
March 17, 2017

NET gains - and losses

by Christopher Keizur
Officers lauded for unifying work with neighborhood-based policing concepts in Gresham.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: ZANE SPARLING - FROM LEFT: Wood Village Pastor Tom Miles, STRYVE worker Louie Aguilar, Friends of Fairview President Darren Riordan, Fairview City Councilor Brian Cooper, Portland Parks and Rec Director Mike Abbate, Community Activist Arlene Kimura, Hatfield Fellow Katherine Ashford, Pastor Brad Busiek, Reynolds Spokeswoman Andrea Watson, Fairview mother Denise Papin, Fairview Mayor Ted Tosterud, Gresham Mom's Club Founder Julia Puckett and Gresham City employee Ricki Ruiz.
March 14, 2017

Two-city rec program details unveiled

by Zane Sparling
Soccer camp, movie nights planned for Wood Village and Fairview.
KOIN 6 NEWS PHOTO - "Too many get hooked trying to be cool."
March 17, 2017

Gresham moves towards making parks smoke-free

by Christopher Keizur
Council approves staff to create an ordinance for city parks that will prevent all tobacco use
KOIN 6 NEWS PHOTO - The Multnomah Conty Sheriff's Office wants to remind anyone planning to hike in the Columbia River Gorge and other scenic areas to research the route.
March 17, 2017

Twelve hikers rescued from Multnomah Falls Trail

by Christopher Keizur
The 12 hikers were from Texas and had traveled to Oregon during spring break.
FILE PHOTO - An upcoming event will inform potential volunteers about opportunities to help out at Multnomah Falls.
March 17, 2017

Event highlights Multnomah Falls volunteer opportunities

by Christopher Keizur
Two authors will present their books at March 18 event on 182nd Avenue.
WIKIPEDIA PHOTO - A turkey vulture soars.
March 17, 2017

NEWS BRIEFS: Celebrate Vulture Day

by Pamplin Media Group
Vultures play an important role in reducing diseases as nature's recyclers.
LOGO - Salish Ponds Elementary School
March 17, 2017

LEARNING LOG: Gresham schools get education grants

by Teresa Carson
What's Inside: Eighth grade night set for Barlow High, Make hair clips using recycled materials
CONTRIBUTED - Students Lesley Lopez Armenta, Nathan Naovaransy, artist-in-residence Benjamin Clark and student Bailey Cooper take in the 12th-annual Reynolds art show and auction.
March 17, 2017

Reynolds art show inspires, raises funds

by Teresa Carson
Students display and sell creations at Reynolds High Fine Arts Department event.
KOIN 6 NEWS PHOTO - How smart is your thermostat?
March 17, 2017

Local nonprofit offers energy savings initiative

by Christopher Keizur
Enhabit to provide smart thermostats to 500 homes in Multnomah County.
CONTRIBUTED GRAPHIC - Four apartment buildings, each three stories tall, are planned for Stark Street in Gresham.
March 17, 2017

Apartment complex planned near Microchip plant

by Zane Sparling
Design calls for three-story buildings on 9.5 acres in Gresham.
CLACKAMAS COUNTY DISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTER - Deanne L. Darling
March 17, 2017

Second Clackamas County judge will retire

by Peter Wong
Deanne Darling was first woman named to county bench back in 1995; she will retire June 30, when Judge Eve Miller also will step down.
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March 17, 2017

Oregon Republicans optimistic about party's prospects

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
Rep. Parrish notes younger attendees at this year's conference in Salem.
PARIS ACHEN/CAPITAL BUREAU - John Horvick, vice president of DHM Research, and Jim Green, executive director of the Oregon School Boards Association, answer questions on a new poll on revenue reform, during a news conference at the Oregon Capitol in Salem March 13, 2017.
March 17, 2017

Poll: Voters would support corporate tax hike to support K-12 education

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Research shows voters willing to give up personal income tax kicker.
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: SENATE REPUBLICANS - Sen. Chuck Thomsen, R-Hood River, appeals to lawmakers to fund Measure 98 endeavors.
March 17, 2017

Thomsen urges Legislature to expand career technical education options

by Brittany Allen
Legislators cross party lines to promote jobs, education at event.
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: GRESHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT - Beverly Pearson, 65, was last seen at her home in the 2800 block of Southeast 1st Street.
March 21, 2017

Police seek help locating missing woman

by Christopher Keizur
UPDATE: Beverly Pearson, 65, has been found safe and returned home
COURTESY PHOTO: THE OREGON ZOO - The Oregon Zoo's decision to euthanize 54-year-old Packy the Asian elephant touched off a storm of criticism from animal rights groups and some zoo staff. Packy died Feb. 9, after a prolonged battle with drug-resistant TB.
March 16, 2017

Packy's fight for life: 'Meeting emotion with emotion'

by Kevin Harden
Zoo beset by critics as it wrestled with euthanasia decision.
PHOTO COURTESY GOOGLE STREET VIEWS - The Groves apartment complex is located at 3500 N.E. 17th Street.
March 15, 2017

UPDATE: Man charged with attempted assault on deputy

by Zane Sparling
One arrested after 'altercation' at 3500 N.E. 17th Street in Gresham.
GRESHAM POLICE - Detective Brandon Crate says '90 percent' of these tools are suspected to be stolen. They were found in three cargo trailers parked at 136 N.E. 202nd Ave. in Rockwood.
March 14, 2017

SWAT search recovers three trailers loaded with power tools

by Zane Sparling
Police find thousands of dollars worth of allegedly stolen tools.

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COURTESY PHOTO - Elisa Salmeron
Mar 14, 2017

Missing 9-year-old Gresham girl found safe

by Pamplin Media Group
She was last seen at 11:30 p.m. on surveillance video departing a westbound MAX train at the 148th Avenue platform with two young adults.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - An ornate casket on display at a recent event put on by the MHCC funeral services department.
Mar 14, 2017

MHCC offers state's only funeral services program

by Teresa Carson
Consumer trends changing within the industry, cremation becoming a more popular option for clients.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Kelley Creek Elementary fifth grader Isabella Gilmour works on her culinary creation prior to the judging portion of the competition.
Mar 14, 2017

Future chefs cook, dazzle judges

by Teresa Carson
10 fifth graders whip up healthy, tasty treats in contest.
FILE PHOTO - Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis
Mar 14, 2017

Metro area mayors speak out on state issues

by Peter Wong
City leaders ask for top priorities on transportation, property tax reform.
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: CYNTHIA ETTER - Local photographer Cynthia Etter snapped this shot of a Great Blue Heron the evening of Thursday, March 9.
Mar 14, 2017

Great Blue Heron dines at Sunrise Park

by Zane Sparling
Frog morsels were on the menu for this native wading bird.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Gresham High senior Chloe Sprauer explains how her nitrate testing project worked to expose pollutants in local waterways.
Mar 14, 2017

Students advance to international science fair

by Teresa Carson
Three students from Gresham Expo event move on to top contest.
COURTESY LOGO - A logo for Bandits.
Mar 14, 2017

Bandits Bar & Grill opens in former Brass Rail Tavern

by Shannon O. Wells
What's Inside: New merchandise gets thumbs up at Tobacco Outlet liquor store, New Dutch Bros. location raises $4,080 for SnowCap
COURTESY PHOTO: UNIQUE BEVERAGE CO. - A Gresham woman is suing the company that makes Cascade Ice because she says the company's coconut water doesn't contain any coconut at all.
Mar 10, 2017

Coconut water, minus the coconut, leads to federal lawsuit

by Kevin Harden
Attorneys say Washington's Unique Beverage Co. used 'puffery' and 'deceit' to entice unsuspecting consumers.
MCSO PHOTO - Israel Aldama-Sanchez, 23.
Mar 10, 2017

Pedestrian killed in Southeast Portland

by Pamplin Media Group
The 23-year-old driver turned himself in to police Friday morning.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Shawn Nerison, vice president at Surface Nursery in Boring, examines the entrance to a sinkhole on Lusted Road that has shut down the road and directly affected that business.
Mar 09, 2017

Rain, rain go away

by Quinton Smith
Gresham is near its 'water-year' total for rain in just five months.
KOIN 6 NEWS PHOTO - Recovered goods that were once stolen. The FBI estimates organized retail crime totals as much as $30 billion every year.
Mar 09, 2017

Gresham police arrest 'organized' shoplifters

by Teresa Carson
Group accused of stealing $102,000 worth of groceries from Safeway, Fred Meyer.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The county believes a new headquarters for the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office will cost roughly $23 million. The facility may be built on property across the street from the existing Troutdale Policing Community Center.
Mar 09, 2017

Sheriff eyes Troutdale land on Kendall Avenue for new HQ

by Zane Sparling
Multnomah County spends $1.25 million on lot near policing center.
FILE PHOTO - A man places a dot where he lives during a Metro-hosted trail route open house last month.
Mar 09, 2017

Trail route in Troutdale 'indefinitely' postponed

by Zane Sparling
Planners cite lack of security, illegal camping as top reason for citizens' concerns.
Exceptional Women 2016
Mar 14, 2017

Readers asked to nominate exceptional women for section

by Anne Endicott
The deadline 5 p.m. Friday, March 17 for contest submissions.
CONTRIBUTED - Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis, president of the Metropolitan Mayor's Consortium, surrounded by some of the other 22 mayors in the group in Salem Thursday.
Mar 09, 2017

Mayors lobby for cities in Salem

by Teresa Carson
Twenty two leaders focus on transportation and other important issues.
FILE PHOTO - Crews responded to the blaze about 4 a.m. last April.
Mar 09, 2017

Troutdale City Council punts on Imagination Station material

by Zane Sparling
Wood or plastic? Playground builders, not City Hall, will decide.
FILE PHOTO - Judge Raymond Young.
Mar 10, 2017

NEWS BRIEFS: Troutdale city manager offered position

by Pamplin Media Group
What's Inside: Local scouts honored for achievements, Work postponed on trail route.
GOOGLE PHOTO - Alder Elementary School in the Reynolds School District, as seen on Google Street View.
Mar 09, 2017

Teen sues Reynolds district over alleged 2008 molestation

by Teresa Carson
Ex-substitute teacher accused of molesting girl at Alder Elementary School.
FILE PHOTO - A public plaza adjacent to the Wood Village Fred Meyer is just undifferentiated sidewalk to some shoppers.
Mar 09, 2017

Plaza placement puzzles Wood Village planners

by Zane Sparling
Confederated Tribes, Wood Village City Hall scuffle over public plaza access.
CONTRIBUTED - Rep. Carla Piluso chats with some students from Gorden Russell Middle School. She spent the day talking to students about democracy and making laws.
Mar 10, 2017

Piluso talks Constitution with students

by Teresa Carson
250 eighth graders learned about laws and democracy at Gordon Russell.
COURTESY PHOTO - Craig Kolins
Mar 09, 2017

LEARNING LOG: MHCC gets new chief of staff

by Teresa Carson
What's Inside: Gresham-Barlow hires contractors, Elementary students sign up for science club.
ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: EMILY LINDSTRAND - Norman Norquist and his daughter Wendy Stearns took a flight on a restored B-17 bomber on Saturday, March 4. Norman served as a tail gunner on the same type of plane during World War II.
Mar 09, 2017

World War II Veteran reunites with B-17 bomber

by Emily Lindstrand
Norman Norquist was a tail gunner in the European Theater.
(Image is Clickable Link) COURTESY PHOTO: AMELIA TEMPLETON/OPB - Rosalina Guzman sits with her youngest son. She and her husband, Roman, have five children who were born in the United States and are citizens.
Mar 09, 2017

Sandy man faces deportation after roadside arrest by ICE

by Amelia Templeton and Roxy De La Torre/OPB
An employer describes Zaragoza-Sanchez as good worker who was trustworthy.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The main living space in the Simons' house is the open kitchen, dining  and living room that features a large fireplace and a beautiful granite kitchen island.
Mar 09, 2017

Stunning Persimmon home great for relaxing, entertaining

by Teresa Carson
The 4,523 square feet offers solitude in the heart of Gresham.
OREGON STATE BAR - Eve L. Miller
Mar 09, 2017

Clackamas County judge will retire

by Peter Wong
Eve L. Miller has been on circuit court 20 years; governor's office seeks applicants for the vacancy.