New policy at Molalla High: No smart phone use on campus during school day

New policy at Molalla High: No smart phone use on campus during school day

What if I told you that evil scientists from every industrialized nation were conducting a...

Open-carry activists gather to patrol Molalla streets

Open-carry activists gather to patrol Molalla streets

Citizens express concern over what some call 'vigilantism' More than a dozen Molalla residents,...

Watch for Colton FFA at County Fair

Watch for Colton FFA at County Fair

Colton FFA will have 10 exhibitors participating in this year's Clackamas County Fair, which...

Man shoots out door at Colton Market in attempted break-in

Man shoots out door at Colton Market in attempted break-in

A man wielding a shotgun put multiple shots through the glass door on the north side of the...

Molalla's National Night Out drew a crowd

Molalla's National Night Out drew a crowd

After a two year hiatus, Molalla Police Department’s National Night Out returned this year...

Molalla's Bear Creek Byway in homestretch

Molalla's Bear Creek Byway in homestretch

The Bear Creek Byway will provide a safe pedestrian path to Molalla Safeway and other businesses....

Construction on Markum Inn approaches finish line

Construction on Markum Inn approaches finish line

Two years after landmark restaurant closed, a Molalla man is building a new restaurant by the...

Burglary at Molalla business caught on video surveillance

Burglary at Molalla business caught on video surveillance

Three thieves stole nearly $2,000 worth of tools in the dark of night from Cascade NW...

Molalla YTP: Giving kids skills they need

Molalla YTP: Giving kids skills they need

Over the course of three weeks, the Molalla Pioneer’s back room, which had been stuffed...

American Pickers heading for Oregon

American Pickers heading for Oregon

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City of Scotts Mills celebrates its Centennial

City of Scotts Mills celebrates its Centennial

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DANIEL PEARSON  - Mayor Deborah Rogge welcomes Glen Boreth to the Molalla City Council last Wednesday.
August 30, 2016

New councilors sworn in

by Daniel Pearson
Glen Boreth and Elizabeth Klein fill two vacant seats Two citizens, one a former city councilor, and the other active in community affairs, were sworn in by Mayor Deborah Rogge Wednesday to fill…
August 26, 2016

It's time to register at Molalla High School

by Peggy Savage
Molalla High School registration dates New Students to the District Students who are new to the district may register at the high school registrar’s office Monday-Thursday, from 7:30 a.m. to 3…
OSP  - A Colton man died Wednesday when his motorcycle crashed with another vehicle on Highway 211 near Molalla.
August 25, 2016

Colton motorcyclist dies in crash on Highway 211

by Molalla Pioneer
A Colton man died Wednesday night when the motorcycle he was driving collided with another vehicle on Highway 211 near Molalla. At 8:56 p.m. Aug. 24, Oregon State Police troopers responded to a…


PIONEER PHOTO - Conner Williams
August 24, 2016

Conner Williams joins Pioneer staff as reporter

by Conner Williams
It sure does feel good to be back in Molalla. I’ll be completely honest, I never thought I’d be back here after college. During my time at school, my occasional treks back to town provided me…
CONNER WILLIAMS  - Molalla's new Public Works Director, Gerald Fisher, said the hope is to start paving the east side of Molalla Ave. by the end of this week.
August 23, 2016

New Public Works Director has eyes on long-term improvement

by Conner Williams
Molalla Ave. set for traffic change at end of week, possibly next week Molalla’s new Public Works Director has a knack for getting things done – and getting them done right. Gerald Fisher has…
MFD - Wildfire training exercise at Molalla
August 24, 2016

Extreme fire danger in Clackamas County

by Molalla Pioneer
Clackamas County is moving to EXTREME fire danger tomorrow morning (Friday, Aug. 19). This will put us into a total burn ban which includes recreational fires. You can visit…
August 18, 2016

Clackamas County voters to decide fuel and pot taxes

by Peter Wong
It’s official: Clackamas County voters will decide new local taxes on fuel and retail sales of marijuana on their Nov. 8 ballots. County commissioners approved formal resolutions Thursday, Aug.…
August 18, 2016

Molalla considering a fee hike to raise $16.4 million for street…

by Daniel Pearson
The Molalla City Council discussed a report from its public works department that lists four scenarios for street maintenance funding, and again considered the possible implementation of a…
August 17, 2016

City of Molalla maintenance shops burglarized

by Peggy Savage
Burglars broke into the city of Molalla shops on Toliver Road sometime during the night Tuesday, and got away with a large number of tools. “Numerous expensive construction and power tools were…
CITY OF CANBY - The Molalla River has a popular swimming hole at Canby Community Park
August 14, 2016

An 11-year-old boy drowned in Molalla River at Canby

by Peggy Savage
The young boy was with his family, playing in the river at Canby Community Park, when he disappeared An 11-year-old boy drowned Sunday in the Molalla River at Canby Community Park. According to…

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Aug 13, 2016

Car shows roll into Metro area

by Pamplin Media Group
Whether you're in Gresham, Hillsboro or Clackamas County, there are plenty of car show on tap this week. Thousands of people converged on downtown Gresham on Saturday, taking in the sights of…
Aug 13, 2016

Sheriff's Office saving lives of overdose victims with new drug

by Molalla Pioneer
Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Patrol deputies are saving lives — and giving overdose victims a second chance — with a new, easy-to-administer version of a drug that immediately halts the…
Aug 12, 2016

WWII heroes to be honored during national Spirit of '45 Day…

by Molalla Pioneer
Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley and U.S. Navy representatives will pay tribute to the state’s WWII veterans during Sunday’s national Spirit of ’45 Day ceremony at Willamette National Cemetery…
Aug 10, 2016

Clackamas County offering Women's protection classes Aug. 14

by Molalla Pioneer
Clackamas County Community Corrections and the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office will be offering two free public safety education classes for women age 14 and older, on Sunday, Aug. 14. The…
HOLY ROSARY CHURCH - Holy Rosary Church, Scotts Mills
Aug 10, 2016

63rd Marian Pilgrimage at Scotts Mills Holy Rosary Church

by Molalla Pioneer
The community is invited to join in at the annual tradition at Holy Rosary Church. At Holy Rosary Church, this year’s pilgrimage will begin with the recitation of the Rosary in procession at 7…
Aug 07, 2016

City offers code enforcement reminders

by Molalla Pioneer
RECREATIONAL VEHICLES: In response to citizen complaints, the Molalla Police Department will begin ticketing trailers, buses, campers, motor homes, recreational vehicles, boats, or other…
Aug 06, 2016

Oregon bottle deposit to rise to 10 cents starting Spring 2017

by Geoff Pursinger
The refund Oregonians will get from returning used soda cans and water bottles is about to go up. This week the Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced that it was doubling the redemption…
CCSO - Corey Nelsen
Aug 05, 2016

High speed chase through Molalla ends in arrest early Friday…

by Peggy Savage
Police found suspect hiding in his parent's attic A Molalla man who led police on a high-speed chase through Molalla and the countryside late Thursday night, was arrested and jailed early Friday…
CCSO - Kenneth Scott Carroll
Aug 04, 2016

Former students sue Colton coach and youth sports for $11.5…

by Peggy Savage
Two former Colton students who claim they were sexually abused as children by a Colton coach filed a lawsuit in circuit court Aug. 1 against the coach and Colton Youth Football Association,…
CLACKAMAS COUNTY - After Milk Creek erosion caused a guardrail to fail earlier this summer on Mulino Road, stream bank stabilization became a top Clackamas County Priority. Mulino Road will remain closed between Fish Road and Lilli Lane until Aug. 19, the project's expected completion date.
Aug 04, 2016

Mulino Road closed until Aug. 19 for Milk Creek bank…

by Angelica True
Mulino Road will be closed until Aug. 19 as Clackamas County works to stabilize the Milk Creek stream bank. Other county projects are also in the works, such as safety improvements to the Union…