Molalla woman dies in near head-on collision on Highway 211

Molalla woman dies in near head-on collision on Highway 211

UPDATE: Police release names of people involved in the crash Oregon State Police investigators...

Molalla River - the next Oregon Scenic Waterway?

Molalla River - the next Oregon Scenic Waterway?

A portion of the upper Molalla River is being considered for designation as an Oregon Scenic...

Molalla Apple Festival

Molalla Apple Festival

The 40th Annual Apple Festival hosted by the Molalla Area Historical Society is set for this...

Going for the gold

Going for the gold

A Molalla man won two gold medals and a silver in last week's Warrior Games at Colorado Springs...

Wounded Warrior

Wounded Warrior

Sgt. Clayton McDaniels, of Molalla, competes this week in the national competition. Sgt. Clayton...

Eliot's back at the Apple Festival

Eliot's back at the Apple Festival

Eliot Aley will return to the Molalla Apple Festival this year to man his lemonade stand. Last...

Logging industry sets up shop at Molalla tree farm

Logging industry sets up shop at Molalla tree farm

The seventh "In The Woods Show" drew the biggest names in the logging industry to the Port...

Skydiving Grandma

Skydiving Grandma

For her 80th birthday, Edith Huskey decided she was going to plunge to the Earth from an altitude...

It's Apple Festival time

It's Apple Festival time

The Molalla Area Historical Society will hold its 40th annual Apple Festival for one day only,...

You can still get a Markum Burger

You can still get a Markum Burger

Construction of a new Markum Inn is planned to start in October. In the meantime, a temporary...

Molalla's message to district: Save Our Pool

Molalla's message to district: Save Our Pool

Young school children holding signs with the message “Save Our Pool” on them squeezed...

Molalla woman injured in Wednesday morning crash

Molalla woman injured in Wednesday morning crash

A Molalla woman was injured in an early morning crash Wednesday when her car went off a curve on...

New skydiving venture ready to call Mulino Airport home

New skydiving venture ready to call Mulino Airport home

Pacific Northwest Skydiving Center, LLC., started a lease agreement with the community airport in...

Back to School

Back to School

A day in the life of young students in Molalla the first day of school The Molalla Pioneer...

Molalla Kiwanians

Molalla Kiwanians

Awards handed out at annual dinner At its annual awards dinner last week, the Molalla Kiwanis...

Pioneer, Pamplin looking for 'Amazing Kids'

Pioneer, Pamplin looking for 'Amazing Kids'

The Molalla Pioneer and Pamplin Media Group, are looking for ‘amazing kids.’ The...

Coleman Ranch Ride: Event benefits Rider Relief Fund

Coleman Ranch Ride: Event benefits Rider Relief Fund

A total of 39 riders took part in a guided tour of the Coleman Ranch in Molalla, benefitting the...

Life Flight transports Colton High football player to hospital with neck injury

Life Flight transports Colton High football player to hospital with neck injury

Vikings coach Dan Leighton said he called 911 at 7:06 p.m. and emergency personnel from Colton...

White Horse owners giving Molalla landmark a facelift

White Horse owners giving Molalla landmark a facelift

Ryan Gengler and Ben Rash of Silverton bought the restaurant and lounge after it had been closed...

Opens with a splash

Opens with a splash

Molalla's new Fox Park Splash Pad opened Friday After cutting the ribbon to officially open the...

Molalla man named Portland Firefighter of the year

Molalla man named Portland Firefighter of the year

Adam Salvetti, of Molalla, was named the 2014 Portland Firefighter of the Year. The city of...

Memorial to the family that gave Molalla Feyrer Park

Memorial to the family that gave Molalla Feyrer Park

Descendents of the Feyrer family are doing their part to keep the park that bears their name a...

Fire destroys Elisha Road home

Fire destroys Elisha Road home

Molalla Fire District was one of seven fire departments called in to contain a house fire Monday...

Molalla Train Park to celebrate Founder's Day, 60th Anniversary

Molalla Train Park to celebrate Founder's Day, 60th Anniversary

The late Harry Harvey had the idea for a park where families could go to ride and learn about...

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October 24, 2014

WES to get another interim director in ongoing search for…

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Another interim director of Clackamas County Water Environment Services will step down Nov. 30. Clackamas County’s Water Environment Services will see its fourth top manager in a year as the…
October 20, 2014

Oregon wants ideas for seniors, people with disabilities

by Jim Redden
The State of Oregon wants to hear from people about the services it should be providing for seniors and people with disabilities. Aging and People with Disabilities, a division of the Oregon…
Photo Credit: OREGON STATE POLICE - Police are seeking witnesses to Wednesday's fatal car crash on Highway 211 near South Vaughan Road.
October 16, 2014

UPDATE: Police seek witnesses to Wednesday's fatal crash on…

by Jim Beseda
Oregon State Police investigators are urging any witnesses to Wednesday afternoon’s fatal two-car crash on Highway 211 near South Vaughan Road to call OSP Northern Command Center dispatch at…
October 14, 2014

Want to know more about Common Core?

by Peggy Savage
Learn about what is being taught in our schools and the changes being made during a presentation by two women involved in Oregon education issues. Kathryn Hickok and Holly Swanson are scheduled…
October 06, 2014

Last chance for county's Republican candidates?

by Raymond Rendleman
Professor Jim Moore sees demographic trends affecting area - Who the heck are state Sen. Alan Olsen (R-Canby/Oregon City/Gladstone), state Rep. Brent Barton (D-OC/Gladstone), and state Rep.…
September 29, 2014

Officials find some unity in concerns

by Raymond Rendleman
Clackamas County maintains more miles of roads than any other county in Oregon, and Commissioner Jim Bernard was among the elected officials last week who warned that the situation is reaching a…
September 26, 2014

Off-duty EMT helps bring cardiac arrest victim back to life in…

by Peggy Savage
A 53-year-old man who went into cardiac arrest Thursday afternoon while attending a timber industry event in the foothills outside Molalla, was brought back to life through the efforts of…
Photo Credit: CLACKAMAS COUNTY JAIL - Kenneth Scott Carroll
September 25, 2014

Suspect jailed on nine charges of sex abuse

by Peggy Savage
A former Colton youth program wrestling coach has been charged with nine counts of sex abuse and is lodged in Clackamas County Jail with a $250,000 bail. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is…
September 25, 2014

Molalla-area heart attack victim taken by LifeFlight to Portland…

by Peggy Savage
Molalla Fire District responded to a call from the Pacific Logging Congress “In the Woods” industry event on Trout Creek Road near Molalla at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday. A spokesperson for the…
September 24, 2014

National day of remembrance to converge in OC

by Raymond Rendleman
Mt. View Cemetery has only memorial for victims locally - More than 6,000 people are murdered every 10 weeks nationwide, and that number includes vehicular homicide. Since 1978, there have been…

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Photo Credit: CINDY FAMA - Linda Johnson
Sep 24, 2014

Colton schools superintendent to retire

by Cindy Fama
Linda Johnson announced that at the end of this school year, her ninth year serving as Colton superintendent of schools, she will retire. “After 42 years in education, it seems like the right…
Sep 24, 2014

Microquake hits Molalla area

by Molalla Pioneer
A microquake hit about two miles from Molalla this morning (Wednesday). The magnitude 2.7 quake hit at 8:17 a.m., two miles west southwest of Molalla. The USGS “Did you feel it scale” ranked…
Photo Credit: CCSO - Rebecca Picken
Sep 22, 2014

Man shoots burglary suspect in house near Molalla

by Peggy Savage
A man was shot in the head while breaking into a house in the 30800 block of Short Fellows Road, just outside Molalla early Saturday morning. At about 2 a.m. a man staying in the home of his…
Sep 18, 2014

Friends present projected tax rates for a pool district to city…

by Peggy Savage
Molalla Friends of the Pool went before the city council Wednesday to ask council members for a commitment on creating a special pool district. The city’s approval is required for forming a…
Craig Loughridge
Sep 18, 2014

Molalla school board replaces chairman after he pushes for a…

by Peggy Savage
In a sudden decision by the Molalla school board Thursday, Chairman Craig Loughridge was replaced as chairman by board member Neal Lucht. During the preceding week, Loughridge had strongly…
Photo Credit: ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Bruce Holloway, Washington Incident Management Team Commander, updates reporters on the 36 Pit Fire Wednesday morning.
Sep 18, 2014

Rain brings good news for firefighters

by Isabel Gautschi
36 Pit Fire now 30 percent contained Firefighters are taking advantage of the rain, lighter wind and cooler temperatures to make progress toward containing the 36 Pit Fire burning on 4,104 acres…
Photo Credit: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Bulldozers were used to create a line behind Silver Fox RV Park. If conditions are right, firefighters will burn the underbrush on the other side of the line so that the wildfire will not be able to burn up fuel on a path toward the park. Fire personnel are stationed at Silver Fox RV Park to make sure the fire doesnt jump the line.
Sep 17, 2014

Some 36 Pit Fire evacuees allowed to return home

by Isabel Gautschi
Officials hopeful on progress toward containment Sgt. Nate Thompson of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s office told media that some evacuation levels have been lowered this morning. Previously…
Photo Credit: AMERICAN RED CROSS - The Red Cross currently has 14 evacuees at the shelter opened in conjunction with The First Baptist Church in Estacada. Residents of the Silver Fox RV Park are the primary clients at the shelter. More evacuees might be arriving at the shelter later t his evening.
Sep 17, 2014

Wildfire prompts evacuations near Estacada

by Peggy Savage
The 36 Pit fire is currently within 10 miles of the town and Highway 224 is closed to traffic A wildfire near Estacada, called the 36 Pit Fire, is currently spreading and has swept through more…
Photo Credit: PMG - 31 Pit Fire Press Conference - Spet 16th, 2014
Sep 15, 2014

36 Pit Fire burns on, Estacada covered in smoke

by Estacada News
State resources assist with 3,588-acre fire With the 36 Pit Fire continuing to burn in forest land about 10 miles east of Estacada, Gov. John Kitzhaber has declared the disaster a conflagration,…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - A 30-acre fire along Highway 224 near the Lazy Bend Campground on the Clackamas River is burning on a steep hillside in grass and timber.
Sep 14, 2014

Large forest fire burning outside of Estacada

by KOIN 6 News
A fire that may have been started by target shooters is now burning about 1,000 acres of timber and grass approximately eight miles outside Estacada. About 100 firefighters are actively fighting…



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