Mascot debate heats up in Salem

Mascot debate heats up in Salem

Molalla Indians are one of 14 schools with Native American names As the state Board of Education...

Victory Garden

Victory Garden

Molalla River Academy’s school garden, “Roots of Responsibility” is growing in...

Introducing the 2015 Spring Clackamas County Cultural Guide

Introducing the 2015 Spring Clackamas County Cultural Guide

Welcome to our first issue of the Clackamas County Cultural Guide. We hope you find this to be...

Deputy shoots Molalla family's pony

Deputy shoots Molalla family's pony

The family does not accept the deputy's explanation for euthenizing the animal A Molalla husband...

Minions win

Minions win

The Molalla Lego robotics team took a first place at state competition Last year, the Molalla...

Share the Love brings hope to Molalla family

Share the Love brings hope to Molalla family

Amanda Bierly has lived in Molalla for 22 years. She is a nurse in Silverton, a wife, and mother...

Oregon chub removed from Endangered Species List

Oregon chub removed from Endangered Species List

The Oregon chub was rediscovered one year ago in the Molalla River and its tributaries. The...

Share the Love raises $35,000 for Molalla family

Share the Love raises $35,000 for Molalla family

Molalla High School students raised a record high $35,127.33 to help the Amanda Bierly family...

The first 100 miles

The first 100 miles

For the first time in Molalla Elementary School history, students have run over 100 Miles during...

Changing Molalla streetscapes

Changing Molalla streetscapes

Drive around downtown Molalla right now, and you are bound to run into street repairs somewhere...

Wind brings down trees on Colton home, property

Wind brings down trees on Colton home, property

A Monday morning wind storm blew down at least five full-grown trees on the Ron Palmblad property...

Sharing the Love

Sharing the Love

Molalla High School students announce this year's recipient in the annual fundraiser Amanda...

Molalla High begins search for a new football coach

Molalla High begins search for a new football coach

Kaleb Mitchell resigned after compiling a 27-32 record with two appearances in the OSAA Class 4A...

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...


Molalla's Latest News

March 06, 2015

Long-range planning for Molalla schools

by Peggy Savage
What did they come up with for a long-range plan? Right now, the Molalla River School District must tackle two basic priorities: maintain its current school buildings and make an assessment of…
COURTESY OF CARINE GOLDIN - Goldin Artisan Goat chees was a top winner at the 2015 Good Food Awrds in San Francisco
March 06, 2015

Goldin cheese wins national award

by Peggy Savage
For the second time in two years, Goldin Artisan Goat Cheese, a Molalla business, was named a top winner at the Good Foods Awards in San Francisco. The Goldin Artisan Goat Cheese, Tomme de…
March 06, 2015

The future of Molalla schools

by Peggy Savage
Who is the Long-Range Planning Committee? Beginning in September 2013, school board members began thinking about the steps necessary to provide long-term planning for district programs and…
March 05, 2015

Sheriff apologizes for death of Molalla horse

by Peggy Savage
A judgement call made in the field to euthanize the animal was a mistake, Roberts said Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts apologized for the death of a Molalla family’s horse last month when…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF THE OREGON STATE ARCHIVES - The preamble to the Oregon Constitution is part of the historic document that needs vital repairs.
February 25, 2015

Schoolchildren asked to help restore Oregon Constitution document

by Shasta Kearns Moore
A $60,000 campaign would restore and permanently display the 158-year-old document To address a longtime funding shortage, the Oregon secretary of state's office has issued a challenge to…
February 18, 2015

Molalla hosts solo, ensemble band competition Saturday

by Jim Beseda
Eighteen members of the Molalla High School band program will be performing at Saturday’s Oregon Music Education Association District 13 Solo and Ensemble competition at Molalla High School.…
February 18, 2015

Do you know an Amazing Kid?

by Peggy Savage
Nominations for a 2015 Molalla-area amazing kid now being sought. If you know a stand-out Molalla-area kid who deserves to be recognized for his or her acheivements, now’s the time to let us…
February 18, 2015

Surveillance cams for Molalla skate park

by Peggy Savage
Rae Bash, who serves as a liaison between the Molalla Skate Park Solutions organization and the city, told the city council Wednesday that Molalla Communications Company will provide…
Photo Credit: CINDY FAMA - The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office investigators and other agencies at the scene of the Colton officer involved shooting Sunday morning.
February 18, 2015

Authorities release name of Colton man killed in…

by Peggy Savage
Authorities have released the name of the man who died in an officer-involved shooting Sunday as Bruce Lee Steward, 34, of Colton. Investigators learned the original 911 call that came in with a…
February 15, 2015

Deputies shoot hatchet-wielding Colton man

by Cindy Fama
Clackamas County sheriff's deputies shot and killed a hatchet-wielding man Sunday morning after a disturbance call on South Wall Street in Colton. The man's name has not been released. The…

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Feb 13, 2015

Leaders react to Kitzhaber's resignation

by Jim Redden
Oregon leaders were quick to react to Gov. John Kitzhaber's announcement that he will resign, effective Feb. 18. Most expressed sadness at the turn of events that will end Kitzhaber's 35-year…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Oregon Democrats have been calling for the resignation of Gov. John Kitzhaber.
Feb 12, 2015

Political pressure squeezes 'struggling' Kitzhaber

by Peter Wong and Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
Both Senate President Peter Courtney and House Speaker Tina Kotek agree that the Governor should resign Gov. John Kitzhaber is under renewed pressure by Democratic legislative leaders to resign…
Secretary of State Kate Brown.
Feb 12, 2015

Brown: Kitz wanted to talk, but meeting was 'bizarre,…

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
SALEM — Secretary of State Kate Brown says she is unsure what to make of a meeting between her and Gov. John Kitzhaber, who is under pressure to resign. Democratic legislative leaders and state…
Photo Credit: PEGGY SAVAGE - Teaching and Learning Coordinator Blane Lazar looks over the choices in new math materials for middle and high school students with MHS seniors Yomaira Tarula and Sarah Griswold and Curriculum Director Tiffany Sanders. The materials are on display at the Molalla High School and middle school libraries.
Feb 11, 2015

What's YOUR VIEW?

by Peggy Savage
Molalla River School District wants people to check out new math books and materials and help make a final decision on what books our students will use. Three years ago, the Molalla River School…
Photo Credit: ODFW - northern red-legged frog
Feb 11, 2015

Have you seen this frog?

by Asako Yamamuro
Do you have a pond or wetland on your property or have you noticed any ponds or wetlands possibly around where you work or during your walk around the neighborhood? Amphibians, which include…
Photo Credit: PEGGY SAVAGE - Debbie Wolf, right, makes the Pledge of Alligence with her fifth grade students each morning. After the pledge, the students break out in song with a rousing but respectful rendition of 'It's a Grand Ol' Flag.'
Feb 04, 2015

Molalla Teacher of the Year

by Peggy Savage
Debbie Wolf, a Molalla Elementary School fifth-grade teacher, was named this year’s VFW Teacher of the Year. Wolf was recognized for organizing the school’s annual Veteran’s Day assemby that…
Feb 04, 2015

Friends of Molalla Pool names first board of directors

by Cindy Fama
Friends of the Molalla Pool elected its first board of directors at the group’s first annual meeting on Monday, Jan. 26. The group has started the application process to obtain a 501c3, and a…
Jan 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,…
Jan 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.
Jan 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…




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