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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September 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
September 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.
September 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.
September 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.
September 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
September 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.
September 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…
Photo Credit: FILE PHOTO - Jennifer Satter
September 10, 2014

Four vie for three Molalla council seats

by Peggy Savage
Two candidates new to the Molalla political scene will go up against two current council members in their bid for re-election. Russell Riggs and Jennifer Satter, both active participants in…
September 10, 2014

What does the city want in its proposed pool contract?

by Peggy Savage
City of Molalla's proposed contract with school district says city will maintain pool for five years, but keep it closed. The city of Molalla recently presented a draft of a proposed contract to…
September 09, 2014

City closes Molalla pool

by Peggy Savage
City of Molalla wants out of contract with school district to operate the pool The city of Molalla closed the Molalla Aquatic Center Friday, and there are no plans to reopen it under city…

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Sep 08, 2014

Races for state lawmakers heat up in Clackamas County

by Raymond Rendleman
House seat in OC, Gladstone; Senate district also covers Estacada, Canby and Molalla - How is Cover Oregon like the light-rail project being built between Portland and Oak Grove? It’s a fair…
Photo Credit: CLACKAMAS COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT 1 - One person died in a Beavercreek housefire Sunday
Sep 07, 2014

Beavercreek house fire claims one life

by Cindy Fama
One person died in an apparent suicide in a house fire in Clackamas County Sunday afternoon. Black plumes of smoke were visible when firefighters arrived at the scene at about 3:45 p.m. Sunday,…
Photo Credit: PHOTO BY: RAYMOND RENDLEMAN - Oregon City veterans gather in City Hall to protect the newly unveiled roadside memorial sign for Tyrone Woods before it was installed Friday on Highway 213.
Sep 05, 2014

Roadside memorial dedicated to Tyrone Woods

by Raymond Rendleman
National, state and local leaders joined a crowd of citizens Friday to dedicate a roadside memorial sign for Oregon City High School graduate and former U.S. Navy SEAL Tyrone S. Woods, who…
Sep 10, 2014

Police locate missing girls in Molalla

by Peggy Savage
Molalla Police did not authorize "MISSING" flier posted on social media On Thursday, Sept. 4, the Molalla Police Department was made aware of an out-of-state Facebook posting listing two missing…
Photo Credit: JOEL TIMMERMAN - Shelley Urben, Director, Santiam Pass Ski Patrol
Sep 03, 2014

Outstanding Ski Patrol Director

by Peggy Savage
Shelley Urben, well-known in this area as the principal of Molalla River Academy, was recently honored for her service in another of her roles: as director of the Santiam Pass Ski Patrol. At its…
Sep 03, 2014

Horses, Hikers, Mountain Bikers Poker Ride

by Peggy Savage
Molalla RiverWatch will hold its 18th annual Horses, Hikers and Mountain Bikers Poker Ride/Hike Sunday, Sept. 14 at the Hardy Creek Trailhead in the Molalla River Recreation Corridor, (nine…
Sep 02, 2014

Molalla City Council calls for repeal of pool fee

by Peggy Savage
A $4.75 monthly fee included on city residents' water bills has helped fund the Molalla Aquatic Center for several years. Molalla City Council plans to repeal the $4.75 per month fee on…
Sep 02, 2014

City, school district renegotiate contract over Molalla pool…

by Peggy Savage
City of Molalla and the Molalla River School District renegotiate the contract over operations for the Molalla Aquatic Center. Ongoing meetings between the city and Molalla River School District…
Sep 02, 2014

An answer to Molalla's pool problem?

by Peggy Savage
The YMCA has shown some interest in providing a possible alternative to closing the pool. An outside entity, bringing with them a faint hope of rescue for the Molalla Aquatic Center, came into…
Sep 02, 2014

9-12 Patriots to meet Sept. 6

by Peggy Savage
The Molalla 9-12 Patriots will meet from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Grace Church, 901 N. Molalla Ave. in Molalla. The 9-12 movement is not aligned with any political party. The…



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