Molalla Fire District needs to go for both bond and levy

Molalla Fire District needs to go for both bond and levy

The Molalla Fire District is going for a levy and a bond as its only recourse for finding...

A.C. Green to speak in Molalla

A.C. Green to speak in Molalla

Known as the Ironman, Green will give a motivational talk at the Turning Up the Heat youth...

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...

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April 30, 2014

Molalla woman robbed in her home Tuesday

by Peggy Savage
Police are searching for two suspects who may have been armed during the afternoon burglary. Police are searching for two suspects who robbed a Molalla woman in her home Tuesday afternoon. At…
by: MOLALLA PIONEER - Jim Beseda, Molalla Pioneer sports editor
April 23, 2014

New sports editor joins Pioneer team

by Jim Beseda
Three weeks ago, the Molalla Pioneer needed to find a replacement for sports editor Cory Mimms, who was leaving to pursue an opportunity with the New York Film Academy at Universal Studios in…
April 30, 2014

Town Hall tonight

by Peggy Savage
The city of Molalla will hold a town hall Wednesday, April 23 to discuss issues surrounding the citys aquatic center. All those who want to have a say about issues surrounding the Molalla…
April 23, 2014

Molalla Council revokes city tourism grant

by Peggy Savage
Several months ago, the Molalla City Council approved setting aside $15,000 to provide Community Grant funding to Molalla businesses and organizations as a way to help build tourism and an…
April 23, 2014

Suspect at large after crashing car in Molalla-area police…

by Peggy Savage
Police are still searching for Michael Paul Scoggins, 36, after he eluded arrest Police are searching for a man in the Molalla area who crashed his vehicle while eluding arrest, and then fled on…
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.…

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Apr 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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Apr 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…
Apr 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…
Mar 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.
Mar 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…
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…
by: CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - The driver of this Blue Pacific flatbed truck was killed Thursday when the forklift pictured to the left backed into the victim as he secured straps on his load.
Mar 21, 2014

Man killed in forklift accident at RSG Forest Products

by Peggy Savage
A man was killed Thursday afternoon at RSG Forest Products Molalla, after being run over by a forklift operated by a mill employee. Mike Penunuri, a Molalla Fire District spokesman, said an…
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…
by: WILLAMETTE STRATEGIES - Hamlet of Molalla chairwoman Susan Hansen offered a rebuttal to Commissioner Tootie Smith's accusations.
Mar 20, 2014

Clackamas County hamlet leaders cite freedom of speech issue in…

by Peggy Savage
Following an early March meeting in which the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners discussed refusing to approve a Molalla hamlet candidate, the chairs of five hamlets and villages in the…
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…




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