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Molalla July 4 parade draws thousands

Molalla July 4 parade draws thousands

The annual Fourth of July Giant Street Parade through the streets of Molalla drew thousands of...

Molalla's Wounded Warrior wins again

Molalla's Wounded Warrior wins again

Only a few years ago, Marine Corps Sgt. Clayton McDaniel (retired) felt lost. In 2006, he joined...

2015 Molalla Kiddies Parade

2015 Molalla Kiddies Parade

Molalla kids and families braved the heat tonight to take part in this year's Kiddies Parade,...

Barrios, Carter share spotlight in Buckeroo's opening night performance

Barrios, Carter share spotlight in Buckeroo's opening night performance

The rodeo continues Thursday with another 8 p.m. performance -- the second of five, including...

92nd Molalla Buckeroo kicks off Wednesday evening

92nd Molalla Buckeroo kicks off Wednesday evening

Tie-down roper Cory Solomon, ranked second in the current world standings, is among the PRCA...

Bear Creek spill: DEQ starts formal enforcement action against the city

Bear Creek spill: DEQ starts formal enforcement action against the city

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality sent a referral for official disciplinary action...

Buckeroo Association sees potential for record season

Buckeroo Association sees potential for record season

After drawing an estimated 47,000 fans to five shows in four days at last year's Molalla Buckeroo...

CERT: Molalla's first 16 graduates

CERT: Molalla's first 16 graduates

Molalla now has 16 people trained and ready to help with emergencies, should a disaster strike...

Elshere to portray saddle bronc legend Casey Tibbs

Elshere to portray saddle bronc legend Casey Tibbs

Cole Elshere is one of the up-and-coming prospects on the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association...

Molalla Brewfest benefits cancer victim

Molalla Brewfest benefits cancer victim

This year’s Molalla Brew Fest, which ran Thursday through Saturday, was special not only...

Molalla River Academy's garden receives 1,000 grant

Molalla River Academy's garden receives 1,000 grant

Tucked away in the hills near Mulino, Molalla River Academy’s Roots of Responsibility school...

George Carroll, Oregon's VFW Veteran of the Year

George Carroll, Oregon's VFW Veteran of the Year

When George Carroll attended the 94th Oregon VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) State Convention...

Free admission to Molalla Buckeroo Kickoff Party

Free admission to Molalla Buckeroo Kickoff Party

Three bands are scheduled to perform on June 27 at the Molalla Buckeroo Rodeo Association rodeo...

Mike Nickless to retire as Rural Dell and Clarkes elementary school principal

Mike Nickless to retire as Rural Dell and Clarkes elementary school principal

When asked about his accomplishments, Clarkes and Rural Dell Principal Michael Nickless insists,...

Colton High graduates 46 seniors

Colton High graduates 46 seniors

Before the commencement for the Colton High School Class of 2015 began on the evening of...

Molalla's 100th senior class encouraged to 'live life well'

Molalla's 100th senior class encouraged to 'live life well'

Language arts teacher Kurt Van Deren's commencement address among highlights during Saturday's...

Molalla chemistry teacher honored with education award

Molalla chemistry teacher honored with education award

Emmely Briley, a Molalla High School chemistry teacher, has been chosen to receive the 2015 ACS...

City mulling moratorium on cutting into streets

City mulling moratorium on cutting into streets

The city of Molalla is working on plans to place a moratorium on anyone cutting into the surface...

Fountain Valley welcomes new dentist, sets Open House

Fountain Valley welcomes new dentist, sets Open House

Dr. Ben Whitted has joined the staff at Molalla's Fountain Valley Dental, which plans to...

Take a StoryWalk

Take a StoryWalk

What’s a StoryWalk? Well, lots of Molalla families and community members found out on...

Molalla school principal to retire

Molalla school principal to retire

A little first grade boy walked up to Molalla Elementary School Principal Donna Carlson in the...

Pamplin to Amazing Kids: make the world a better place

Pamplin to Amazing Kids: make the world a better place

Newspaper group honors tomorrow's leaders with May 6 gala Potential was in the air at a gala...

OHSET postpones state meet following EHV-1 outbreak

OHSET postpones state meet following EHV-1 outbreak

Officials on Thursday called off next week's championship meet in Redmond and hope to reschedule...

Champion for children

Champion for children

Molalla resident John Van Huizen received the Randy Nunnenkamp Award, one of three Champions for...


Molalla's Latest News

JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Flying Five Rodeo's Spring Lilly won this contest with saddle bronc ridere Caleb Nicols of Priest River, Idaho during Thursday's 92nd Molalla Buckeroo PRCA Rodeo.
July 03, 2015

Herrin tops Buckeroo leader board on borrowed horse

by Jim Beseda
Hunter Herrin's horses are in Calgary, so he used six-time world champion Cody Ohl's horse, Savior, to take over the tie-down roping lead through two rounds of the 92nd Molalla Buckeroo PRCA…
July 02, 2015

Rodeo drill team crushed by 'fluke' accident, loss of horse

by Jim Beseda
One horse was euthanized, another horse was injured, and one rider suffered a broken collarbone and broken finger after a collision during Wednesday's opening ceremonies of the 92nd Molalla…
JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Big Bend Rodeo's Cajun Queen took bareback rider Hunter Carter for an 81-point ride at Wednesday's 92nd Molalla Buckeroo PRCA Rodeo.
July 02, 2015

Hunter Carter's first Buckeroo appearance a memorable ride

by Jim Beseda
Hunter Carter of Babson Park, Fla., took the early lead in the bareback riding competition with a score of 81 during Wednesday's opening performance of the 92nd Molalla Buckeroo PRCA Rodeo.…
July 01, 2015

Developers are betting on Molalla

by Daniel Pearson
Lake Oswego-based Stafford Land Company, Inc. is taking what some observers say is a gamble on Molalla becoming the epicenter of a Clackamas County real estate boom in the near future. Gordon…
ANGELICA TRUE - Rafael Rojas (with scissors) handles the honors during a ceremonial ribbon cutting along with wife Marybel (second from right) and representatives from the Molalla Area Chamber of Commerce during Friday's grand opening of the 5 Tacos Taqueria cart.
July 01, 2015

Rojas opens 5 Tacos Taqueria cart downtown

by Angelica True
Starting a new business is not easy, as Rafael Rojas and his wife Marybel know. On Friday, June 26, the duo had the grand opening and ribbon cutting of their own Mexican food cart, 5 Tacos…
FILE PHOTO - Savas
June 30, 2015

Commissioner Paul Savas to run for county chairman in 2016

by The Clackamas Review
Clackamas County Commissioner Paul Savas last week announced his likely run for Clackamas County chairman in 2016. He is assembling his campaign for the position currently held by John Ludlow…
CLACKAMAS COUNTRY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - First responders stand near one of three men who were injured Thursday when their car went off a cliff along the Molalla Forest Road and rolled down a 40-foot drop before coming to rest along the edge of the Molalla River.
June 25, 2015

Three injured when car goes off cliff into Molalla River

by Jim Beseda
A 21-year-old driver from Newberg and his two passengers were taken to area hospitals, one in critical condition, after their Honda Civic drove off a cliff and rolled down a 40-foot drop and…
June 30, 2015

Three men injured when car plunges off cliff

by Peggy Savage
Three people were seriously injured Thursday afternoon when the car they were riding in plunged off a cliff 40 feet down to the Molalla River. The driver of a Honda Civic and his two passengers…
MPD - Laurie Swanson
June 19, 2015

Molalla Police arrest woman accused of sexually abusing a child…

by Peggy Savage
Molalla Police today arrested a 68-year-old Molalla woman in connection with the alleged sexual abuse of a young girl in a grocery store restroom on Thursday, June 17. Police say Laurie Swanson…
MPD - Person of interest in Thursday's alleged sexual assault of a child in the Molalla Safeway restroom.
June 19, 2015

Molalla Police seek person of interest in possible sexual…

by Peggy Savage
Molalla Police are investigating a possible sexual assault against a child. The incident reportedly took place at the Molalla Safeway store, 1525 W. Main Street on at about 4:20 p.m. Wednesday,…

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Jun 17, 2015

Pheasant Pointe Assisted Living draws investigation by state…

by Peggy Savage
The Oregon Department of Justice is opening an investigation into a Molalla assisted care facility’s billing practices regarding residents’ monthly statements. The inquiry stems from a Tuesday,…
Jun 17, 2015

Molalla City Council passes 2015-16 budget

by Daniel Pearson
Just as quietly as a mouse might scurry across the dirt in the MBA Event Center after the close of the Molalla Buckaroo on the fifth of July, the city of Molalla and the Molalla Urban Renewal…
Jun 03, 2015

Barn fire lures chopper to Clarkes area

by Craig Loughridge
Flames spread through a barn along the westerly side of Gard Road in Clarkes early this morning while a helicopter circled overhead. Firefighters rushed to the scene about 5:40 a.m. Wednesday,…
PEGGY SAVAGE - Last year's grand marshall waves to the crowd as the Kiddies Parade winds through downtown Molalla streets.
Jun 03, 2015

KIDS: Nominate a Grand Marshal for Molalla's Kiddies Parade

by Peggy Savage
It’s time again to nominate a grand marshal for the annual Kiddies Parade, held each July during the Molalla Buckeroo. Children from the community are needed to nominate parents, grandparents,…
OSP - Three people were taken to hospitals following a head-on crash near Arrowhead Golf Course Monday.
Jun 02, 2015

Head-on crash injures three near Molalla

by Peggy Savage
Oregon State Police troopers are continuing their investigation into a serious injury crash Monday afternoon on Highway 213 that sent three people to a Portland hospital. At about 3:44 p.m. June…
Larry Conley
May 26, 2015

New principals tapped for Molalla schools

by Molalla Pioneer
Three people have been selected to serve as new principals in Molalla elementary schools. With two principals retiring and one district administrator moving out of the area, Molalla River School…
May 27, 2015

Molalla plant spills raw sewage into Bear Creek

by Peggy Savage
On Monday morning, May 11, city of Molalla employees discovered raw sewage from the city's wastewater treatment plant flowing directly into Bear Creek. According to information from the city,…
May 20, 2015

County to honor Molalla Warming Center with award

by Peggy Savage
The Molalla Warming Center will receive a Community Impact Award for its work with the homeless in the Molalla community. The Clackamas County Action Board presents the awards as recognition to…
CCSO - Nolan Roger Smith
May 14, 2015

Molalla man in custody following burglary

by Peggy Savage
A man caught in the act of burglarizing a Molalla home by a Molalla Police officer went before a Grand Jury Tuesday and is being held on multiple charges at Clackamas County Jail. Nolan Roger…
May 14, 2015

State revenue forecast: Kicker on the way

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
UPDATE: University presidents want more money for schools State economists are projecting both a $473 million rebate to taxpayers next year and up to $264 million more for the state budget in…




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