Fish On!

Fish On!

Free fishing event for kids and families Saturday gave lots of kids a chance to catch their first...

Cultivating customers and plants

Cultivating customers and plants

K's Nursery in Colton is keeping up with competition. The time for planting is soon upon Oregon...

Molalla motorcyclist injured in crash

Molalla motorcyclist injured in crash

A Molalla man was injured Sunday afternoon when his motorcycle was involved in a collision with a...

Clackamas County offers tourism grants to local businesses

Clackamas County offers tourism grants to local businesses

Molalla is heading in some new directions. Tourism opportunities are bringing dollars into our...

Tourism taking off in the Molalla Corridor

Tourism taking off in the Molalla Corridor

New Molalla River recreation sites open May 15, and the hope is that with tourism grants now...

Free Family fishing event moves to Shorty's Pond in Molalla Saturday

Free Family fishing event moves to Shorty's Pond in Molalla Saturday

More than 1,300 rainbow trout released into pond. ODFW and Molalla Steelheaders will be on hand...

If you can help, you help

If you can help, you help

Molalla firefighter and Red Cross director Denise Everhart has been helping victims and families...

It takes a community to build a garden

It takes a community to build a garden

n MHS Culture Clubs vision becomes a reality The Culture Club Groundbreaking Ceremony took place...

Operation Magic

Operation Magic

Scott Anderson's renowned magic show will be a fundraiser for the 2014 Molalla High School grad...

Fields are open at 30th annual Tulip Fest

Fields are open at 30th annual Tulip Fest

The Tulip Festival is still a family affair after getting its start in 1985. Siblings Barb, Ken...

Stars on Stage

Stars on Stage

On Saturday, March 15 the fifth annual “Stars on Stage” saw its most successful night. ...

Food Waves splashes into Colton Helping Hands Food Bank

Food Waves splashes into Colton Helping Hands Food Bank

Food Waves, a nonprofit partnered with Converging Creeks Farm in Colton, broke ground on a...

Muchas Gracias reopens under new management

Muchas Gracias reopens under new management

Molalla’s Muchas Gracias reopened this week after being closed for about a month and a half...

Man killed in forklift accident at RSG Forest Products

Man killed in forklift accident at RSG Forest Products

A man was killed Thursday afternoon at RSG Forest Products Molalla, after being run over by a...

Clackamas County hamlet leaders cite freedom of speech issue in letter to county commissioners

Clackamas County hamlet leaders cite freedom of speech issue in letter to county commissioners

Following an early March meeting in which the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners  discussed...

In need of dry cleaning?

In need of dry cleaning?

Dry cleaner drop-off point opens in downtown Molalla. Molalla Cleaners, a drop-off point for...

Rollover crash sends six to hospital

Rollover crash sends six to hospital

None of the teens were wearing seatbelts and two were ejected in the crash. Six young people...

Colton school bus crashes on Hunter Road

Colton school bus crashes on Hunter Road

Front of bus demolished, but nobody injured in early morning crash No students were injured when...

Restoring the riverbank

Restoring the riverbank

Molalla River Watch Watershed Council applied for and received Department of Environmental...

Passadore's Pizzeria opens

Passadore's Pizzeria opens

After months of delays, Passadore’s Pizzeria opened its doors on Friday, March 7. The first...

Clackamas River safety advisory - Old trolley bridge showing signs of failure

Clackamas River safety advisory - Old trolley bridge showing signs of failure

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is strongly advising boaters to avoid passing under the Old...

Drunk driver knocks out power to Beavercreek residents

Drunk driver knocks out power to Beavercreek residents

A Beavercreek man was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving early Tuesday morning after the car...

Share the Love raises $26,020

Share the Love raises $26,020

This year’s Share the Love fundraiser, for the Riehl family, brought in $26,020.20. And...

Burglars set house afire while trying to steal gas

Burglars set house afire while trying to steal gas

Two burglary suspects were caught in Estacada Tuesday after they accidentally started a fire in...

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April 23, 2014

New man on city council

by Peggy Savage
The Molalla City Council named Christopher Cook to replace Councilor Dennis Wise, who resigned two months ago. Cook, who lives in the Meadow lawn neighborhood, ran in the last general election.…
by: PATRICIA CARROLL - Loyalty Day will be celebrated at 6 p.m. May 1 at the Molalla Fire Hall.
April 16, 2014

Molallas Loyalty Day: Its about patriotism

by Peggy Savage
The Molalla Loyalty Day rally will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in the Molalla Fire Hall. May 1 is Loyalty Day. In honor of the occasion, the Molalla VFW Post 3973 and its Ladies Auxiliary…
April 16, 2014

Skate Park gets 90 more days

by Peggy Savage
The Molalla City Council Wednesday unanimously voted to extend the city skate park’s temporary probation period for another 90 days. The fence surrounding the park will stay up during that time,…
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…
by: PAMELA THOMAS - Molalla River MIddle School Sixth-graders Yuleimi Maldonado and Max Kavanagh work on their knitting with donated yarn Friday. It was Max's mother, Kerry Kavanagh who bought the skein of yarn that had the $100 'Benny Bill' tucked inside it.
April 09, 2014

Wow! THANKS Benny

by Peggy Savage
When Molalla River Middle School sixth-grade teacher Pamela Thomas opened a skein of wool for her school knitting club, she found a $100 bill tucked inside with the name “Benny” written on it.…
April 09, 2014

Molalla pocket park going in

by Peggy Savage
The city is using money from the Molalla Buckeroo Bohlander Field parking fund to pay for a new pocket park now under construction between the O’Reilly’s Auto Parts and Bi-Mart on Highway 211. A…
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April 02, 2014

Our newspapers won't be downsizing staff or shrinking in size

by Mark Garber
Local news — news about your city, your community, your neighborhood — is the future of journalism. No one in the media business disputes that notion. Investors as savvy as Warren Buffet are…
April 01, 2014

Conservation group files Clean Water Act lawsuit against city…

by Molalla Pioneer
This is the second time the city is sued for pollution and mismanagement of its sewage plant. Bear Creek Recovery and local property owner Susan Hansen filed a lawsuit Monday in federal court…
March 28, 2014

Missing Molalla woman's body found near Butte Creek Road

by Peggy Savage
The body of Janice Lynn Ernest was found by searchers Thursday afternoon/ Searchers found the body of Janice Lynn Ernest, a Molalla woman missing since March 13 Thursday afternoon in the woods…
by: CORY MIMMS - A tow truck driver clears one of the vehicles involved in the crash.
March 28, 2014

Crash on Highway 213 and Macksburg Road cleared

by Molalla Pioneer
A traffic accident at South Highway 213 and South Macksburg Road in Molalla has been cleared. The accident occurred shortly after 2 p.m. on Friday, March 28. At this time, it’s unknown what…

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Mar 25, 2014

Search continues for missing woman in remote hilly area above…

by Peggy Savage
The search for Janice Lynn Ernest, a Molalla woman missing since March 13, continues in the hills outside Molalla since her abaonded car was found in the remote area Sunday. According to the…
Mar 26, 2014

Suspected pipe bomb found at OReilly Auto Parts

by Peggy Savage
Bomb experts determine it was really a Piccolo Pete fireworks wrapped to resemble a pipe bomb. A suspicious device found at O'Reilly Auto Parts in Molalla Tuesday turned out to be a modified…
Mar 20, 2014

Clackamas County commissioners suspend hamlet and village…

by Peggy Savage
The decison follows accusations against Molalla hamlet chairwoman Susan Hansen, who was up for re-election. Clackamas County commissioners Tuesday voted unanimously to postpone the elections…
Mar 19, 2014

Pepco Designs outgrows its shop

by Cory Mimms
Pepco Designs is on the move again. The shop, which specializes in custom embroidery and screen printing, is now located at 106 Engle Avenue, in Molalla. The new location gives them plenty of…
by: CORY MIMMS - Workers prepare to install new HVAC at Molalla Bowl.
Mar 12, 2014

Comfort on the lanes

by Cory Mimms
Molalla Bowl upgrades heating and air conditioning. Molalla Bowl began installing new air conditioning and heating units last week, which will make for a much more comfortable bowling…
by: CORY MIMMS - Tiffani Meska's Grooming at Tiffani's is doing well since reopening in January
Mar 12, 2014

Grooming at Tiffani's back in business, busy

by Cory Mimms
After a four-month hiatus from October to January, Grooming at Tiffani’s doors re opened. The shop has been extremely busy since, owner Tiffani Meska said. Meska specializes in grooming…
Mar 12, 2014

Conservation group threatens to sue city over Bear Creek…

by Peggy Savage
Bear Creek Recovery board members believe the city of Molalla has discharged pollutants into Bear Creek In a second letter of intent, Bear Creek Recovery, a Molalla conservation group, provided…
Mar 12, 2014

DEQ approves Floragon clean-up in Molalla

by Peggy Savage
The approval gives Floragon the go-ahead to open the 83-acre site, comprised of about a dozen tax lot, to development. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has determined that…
Mar 06, 2014

CCC Oregon City campus closed today due to power outage

by Peggy Savage
Due to a major power outage, the Oregon City campus for Clackamas Community College will be closed all day for classes starting before 5 p.m. Thursday, March 6. A decision for night classes will…
Mar 14, 2014

Obituary

by Peggy Savage
Feb. 26, 2012 Calvin T. Cartwright Calvin T. “Hoss” Cartwright died Jan. 7, 2014. He was 64. He was born July 18, 1950. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., March 1 at Molalla Assembly of…




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