Kaleb Mitchell out as Molalla High School football coach

Kaleb Mitchell out as Molalla High School football coach

Kaleb Mitchell resigned in the wake of parent complaints that he and his staff used excessive...

Growth comes to Molalla River Watch

Growth comes to Molalla River Watch

An aquatic biologist with a doctorate in zoology has joined Molalla River Watch Watershed Council...

Pop-up shop: Handcrafted Molalla pushes local art

Pop-up shop: Handcrafted Molalla pushes local art

Silversmith Lynsey Knapp wants to get local artists "out of their garages and into the public...

Fisher family takes reigns at Arrowhead Golf Club

Fisher family takes reigns at Arrowhead Golf Club

The new owners last week tackled their first major project -- transforming the Farmstead...

Molalla School District to hold Exceptional Learner Resource Fair on Jan. 15

Molalla School District to hold Exceptional Learner Resource Fair on Jan. 15

The free event is scheduled for Jan. 15 at Molalla High School and will include early childhood...

Arsenic and Old Lace opens tonight at Colton High School

Arsenic and Old Lace opens tonight at Colton High School

Curtain at 7:30 p.m. Colton High School Drama Club presents Joseph Kesselring’s successful...

Honoring our World War II veterans

Honoring our World War II veterans

Ross Flintjer, one of several surviving veterans of WWII in Molalla, served aboard carriers in...

Honoring Molalla's WWII veterans

Honoring Molalla's WWII veterans

Cedric Hansen, a timber faller in the Molalla woods, served in the Navy Cedric Hansen began his...

Molalla FFA wins top spots at Nationals

Molalla FFA wins top spots at Nationals

The Molalla High School FFA Horse Judging Team took third place in the nation last week at the...


Molalla's Latest News

January 23, 2015

Name released of man who fell from Goat Mountain cliff

by Peggy Savage
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office released the name of the man who fell from a cliff on Goat Mountain Thursday morning as Lance K. Leek, 38, of Beavercreek. According to the medical examiner,…
January 22, 2015

Man falls to death off Goat Mountain cliff

by Peggy Savage
A man fell to his death off a 230-foot cliff on Goat Mountain southeast of Colton early Thursday morning. Crews from Molalla Fire District and the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office search and…
Photo Credit: JIMMY THOMPSON - From left, Russell Riggs, Jennifer Satter and George Pottle are sworn in as Molalla city councilors by Mayor Debbie Rogge last Wednesday.
January 22, 2015

New faces on Molalla City Council

by Peggy Savage
Molalla city councilors Russell Riggs, Jennifer Satter and George Pottle were officially sworn in by Mayor Debbie Rogge Wednsday during the first city council meeting in the new year. While…
January 22, 2015

Commission deadlocked on Molalla rezoning issue

by Peggy Savage
A proposal to rezone property on Toliver Road from R-1 Low Density Residential to R-3 High Density Residential and amend the city of Molalla comprehensive plan map accordingly will be the hot…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Maria Preston hands out books at a Movie Night at the Wichita Center in Milwaukie.
January 19, 2015

Grand opening set for nonprofit providing free books

by The Clackamas Review
The Clackamas Bookshelf was founded to help address the documented lack of early literacy preparedness of children within Clackamas County, as well as to ensure that all children can experience…
January 15, 2015

December was good month for real estate sales

by Pamplin Media Group
Portland Realtors closed more deals in December than they had in the past nine years, according to a new RMLS report released Thursday morning. The regional listing service reported that closed…
Arrowhead Golf Club's new owners plan to open Legends Bar and Grill on Jan. 14.
January 08, 2015

Legend's Bar & Grill coming to Arrowhead GC

by Jim Beseda
Arrowhead Golf Club's new owners are remodeling the Farmstead Restaurant and preparing to reopen it next week as Legends Bar and Grill. The new owners of Molalla’s Arrowhead Golf Club are hard…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Seniors Miranda Halverson and Ben Grandle were crowned Miss and Mr. CCS during ceremonies Tuesday at Country Christian High School.
January 08, 2015

Grandle, Halverson crowned Mr. and Miss CCS on Tuesday

by Jim Beseda
The two Country Christian High School seniors were recognized as part of the 10th annual fundraiser for Doernbecher Children's Hospital put on by the school's Key Club. Seniors Ben Grandle and…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF MOLALLA AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY - This photo is a true mystery. Contributed by the Molalla Area Historical Society, it was tagged 'Unknown Band.'  If you know who these kids might be, contact the Pioneer office. Your answer will be printed in the next edition.
January 08, 2015

History Mystery

by Peggy Savage
Who are these people? Molalla has a wealth of history in photos, many of which are rarely seen. Those who think they recognize the people and or place(s) in this week’s photo are invited to call…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA - Linda Baker
January 08, 2015

New face at the Pioneer

by Peggy Savage
The Molalla Pioneer welcomes Linda Baker, who joined the staff last week as receptionist. Baker worked in retail management at Hallmark Marketing for 13 years and prior to that in the office for…

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Photo Credit: CINDY FAMA - A residential fire in Colton on Tuesday night forced delays in traffic along South Highway 211.
Jan 07, 2015

Three firefighters injured in Colton house fire Tuesday

by Cindy Fama
Three firefighters were injured in a Colton house fire Tuesday night after flames from a faulty fireplace spread through walls up into the attic. According to fire officials, the homeowner said…
Photo Credit: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - The view from the tee box of Arrowhead Golf Club's signature hole -- the 505-yard, par-5 18th along the Molalla River.
Dec 30, 2014

Arrowhead Golf Club ownership changing hands

by Jim Beseda
Joe and Jean Clarizio are selling their interest in the private golf course and athletic club to Howard and Marcia Fisher of Canby. After working at the same place for 50 years, Joe Clarizio is…
Photo Credit: PHOTO BY: PATRICK SHERMAN - Patrick Sherman and Brian Zvaigzne of the Portland-based Roswell Flight Test Crew are organizing Drone for the Holidays to teach new pilots who receive drones as holiday gifts how to fly safely and responsibly.
Dec 26, 2014

Drone for the holidays?

by Ellen Spitaleri
It makes a delightful Christmas gift; one that takes you back to your childhood, but maybe you don’t quite know how to handle it. If you received a puppy, they can’t help you, but if you…
Dec 22, 2014

We have snow! Some mountain resorts open for skiing

by Kylie Wray
Meadows and Timberline run their lifts, Skibowl waits on more snow Ski Resorts on Mount Hood, and, of course, skiers, are rejoicing in the fact that the ski season is finally kicking off, just…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - A National Weather Service map shows the potential for heavy rain and flooding in Northern Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Dec 23, 2014

We're dreaming of a . . . soggy Christmas?

by Pamplin Media Group
A deep trough of moist, cold air blasting down from the Gulf of Alaska is going to soak the region during the next few days, pushing a few local rivers and creeks over their banks. The National…
Photo Credit: PEGGY SAVAGE - Abby Rieskamp, an MHS junior, goes through her inventory of formals in the Clothes Closet at the school.
Dec 24, 2014

The Clothes Closet

by Peggy Savage
n An MHS junior who plans to go into fashion marketing has built the Molalla High School clothing exchange into a great place for fellow students who need clothes. It didn’t take long last…
Photo Credit: PEGGY SAVAGE - Kelly Andrews, Library Director Diana Hadley, Erin Devlin and Bob Laver discuss questions posed by the city.
Dec 17, 2014

Molalla Townhall: Pondering the homeless question

by Peggy Savage
The big question was: How this community can help solve a homeless problem that has plagued Molalla city parks. The answers were many and varied from about 50 people who attended last week’s…
Photo Credit: PEGGY SAVAGE - Molalla High School Principal Randy Dalton visits with Rieskamp last week after bringing in his leather jacket for the clothing exchange.
Dec 17, 2014

Homeless in Molalla

by Peggy Savage
n Molalla High School's homeless liaison is working to find homeless students safe places to stay and help them get the things they need to succeed in school. In August, Michelle Rieskamp became…
Photo Credit: PEGGY SAVAGE - Santa practices his golf swing, right, as a Molalla High School choir group aboard Captain Hook's pirate ship sings a Christmas carol in the Molalla High School presentation of 'Christmas in Neverland.' The annual Singing Christmas Tree concert drew packed audiences each night of its week-long run.
Dec 17, 2014

Christmas in Neverland draws crowds

by Peggy Savage
Molalla High School's annual Singing Christmas Tree concert featured seven choirs This year's Singing Christmas Tree, "A Neverland Christmas," offered spectacular stage sets, complete with…
Dec 17, 2014

Two injured in Molalla when log truck crashes into car

by Peggy Savage
A mother and daughter were injured Wednesday morning when a log truck crashed into the side of the Nissan sedan they were driving near the Y intersection in Molalla. At 11:57 a.m. Molalla Fire…




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