Gresham High principal takes to the rooftop

Gresham High principal takes to the rooftop

After collecting 750 cans of food for SnowCap, Gresham High students challenge their principal to...

Rockwood designation could transform the area

Rockwood designation could transform the area

City, county pledge to cooperate in the underserved area as they angle for federal grants The...

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...

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...

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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Photo Credit: FILE PHOTO JIM CLARK - Alison Hart, Gresham Chamber of Commerce's CEO up until last Wednesday, in a photo taken Febraury 2013. Hart departedly suddenly to pursue other opportunities.
November 28, 2014

Hart's sudden departure leaves Chamber scrambling

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Former president Bob McDonald will step in as director until a new one is found Bob McDonald was just fine being in retirement. But when Gresham Chamber of Commerce CEO Alison Hart resigned…
Photo Credit: OUTLOOK PHOTO: TROY WAYRYNEN - Shoppers, like Dee Dee Hernandez, camp outside a Best Buy store at Gresham Station Wednesday Nov. 26, to be some of the first to take advantage of holiday shopping discounts Thanksgiving day.
November 27, 2014

Lined up, ready to go

by Troy Wayrynen
Shopper line up days in advance at local stores. Dee Dee Hernandez of Troutdale receives a helping hand from her son, Kent Barrera, as she emerges from a tent outside the Best Buy electronics…
November 25, 2014

PSU: Gresham population growth outpaced by Portland, Hillsboro

by Shasta Kearns Moore
The city has seen almost-zero percent growth since 2010, according to researchers If trends shown in a recent Portland State University study hold true, Hillsboro could rival Gresham for the…
November 25, 2014

Portland Lutheran to host winter sports kickoff event

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland Lutheran School will host its Blue and White Night 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, at Christian Center at Portland Lutheran, 740 S.E. 182nd Ave., Portland. Join the Blue Jays for the annual…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Twelve of the 39 pending marijuana cases in Clackamas County will be dismissed under a new policy announced by the district attorney's office.
November 24, 2014

Clackamas County lightens up on marijuana charges

by Saundra Sorenson
In anticipation of Measure 91, many charges will be dismissed Good news for anyone facing a criminal marijuana charge in Clackamas County: Your case may be dismissed, or the charges may be…
Photo Credit: FILE PHOTO JIM CLARK - Alison Hart, Gresham Chamber of Commerce's CEO up until last Wednesday, in a photo taken Febraury 2013. Hart departedly suddenly to pursue other opportunities.
November 24, 2014

Chamber director leaves suddenly

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Alison Hart was a respected leader The Gresham Chamber of Commerce was scrambling last week when CEO Alison Hart gave her resignation Monday, Nov. 17, effective two days later. President Matt…
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

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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.…

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Nov 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…
Nov 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…
Photo Credit: OUTLOOK PHOTO: TROY WAYRYNEN - Gwen Kleeman, left, along with her 7-year-old dog, Funny, and Judy Williams ride bikes on the Gresham Springwater Corridor Trail.
Nov 20, 2014

Gresham upgrades to Silver Status as a bicycle friendly…

by Pamplin Media Group
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…
Nov 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…
Photo Credit: COURTESY GREG MUHR - A horse at the Chase Road fire in Gresham last Saturday. One horse died in the blaze, though 22 were rescued.
Nov 19, 2014

Barn blaze leaves one horse dead

by Shasta Kearns Moore
22 horses were rescued from the boarding facility A barn fire near Sam Barlow High School has left one horse dead before Gresham Fire Department crews could extinguish the blaze. Twenty-two…
Nov 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…
Nov 19, 2014

Gresham wastewater plant recognized with national award

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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…
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…




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