New Colton superintendent takes up the reins

New Colton superintendent takes up the reins

The new superintendent of Colton School District hopes to build on the district’s Continuous...

92nd Molalla Buckeroo a success despite rough start

92nd Molalla Buckeroo a success despite rough start

A standing-room-only crowd estimated at 15,000 for Saturday's Fourth of July evening performance...

Molalla July 4 parade draws thousands

Molalla July 4 parade draws thousands

The annual Fourth of July Giant Street Parade through the streets of Molalla drew thousands of...

Molalla's Wounded Warrior wins again

Molalla's Wounded Warrior wins again

Only a few years ago, Marine Corps Sgt. Clayton McDaniel (retired) felt lost. In 2006, he joined...

2015 Molalla Kiddies Parade

2015 Molalla Kiddies Parade

Molalla kids and families braved the heat tonight to take part in this year's Kiddies Parade,...

Barrios, Carter share spotlight in Buckeroo's opening night performance

Barrios, Carter share spotlight in Buckeroo's opening night performance

The rodeo continues Thursday with another 8 p.m. performance -- the second of five, including...

92nd Molalla Buckeroo kicks off Wednesday evening

92nd Molalla Buckeroo kicks off Wednesday evening

Tie-down roper Cory Solomon, ranked second in the current world standings, is among the PRCA...

Bear Creek spill: DEQ starts formal enforcement action against the city

Bear Creek spill: DEQ starts formal enforcement action against the city

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality sent a referral for official disciplinary action...

Buckeroo Association sees potential for record season

Buckeroo Association sees potential for record season

After drawing an estimated 47,000 fans to five shows in four days at last year's Molalla Buckeroo...

CERT: Molalla's first 16 graduates

CERT: Molalla's first 16 graduates

Molalla now has 16 people trained and ready to help with emergencies, should a disaster strike...

Elshere to portray saddle bronc legend Casey Tibbs

Elshere to portray saddle bronc legend Casey Tibbs

Cole Elshere is one of the up-and-coming prospects on the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association...

Molalla Brewfest benefits cancer victim

Molalla Brewfest benefits cancer victim

This year’s Molalla Brew Fest, which ran Thursday through Saturday, was special not only...

Molalla River Academy's garden receives 1,000 grant

Molalla River Academy's garden receives 1,000 grant

Tucked away in the hills near Mulino, Molalla River Academy’s Roots of Responsibility school...

George Carroll, Oregon's VFW Veteran of the Year

George Carroll, Oregon's VFW Veteran of the Year

When George Carroll attended the 94th Oregon VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) State Convention...

Free admission to Molalla Buckeroo Kickoff Party

Free admission to Molalla Buckeroo Kickoff Party

Three bands are scheduled to perform on June 27 at the Molalla Buckeroo Rodeo Association rodeo...


Molalla's Latest News

PEGGY SAVAGE - Molalla Supt. Tony Mann
July 28, 2015

Molalla school superintendent injured in motorcycle crash

by Peggy Savage
Tony Mann was taken by Life Flight to a Bend hospital Friday Molalla River School District superintendent Tony Mann was seriously injured Friday afternoon when he collided with a deer while…
FILE PHOTO - Jim Bernard
July 29, 2015

Clackamas County Commissioner Jim Bernard throws hat into chair…

by Raymond Rendleman
Having served as a county commissioner for the past six and a half years, Jim Bernard believes he is “the best person to take on the challenges of leading this diverse and growing county” as…
OSP - A Mulino man died when his motorcyle crashed near Maupin Tuesday night.
July 22, 2015

Mulino man dies in motorcycle crash

by Peggy Savage
A Mulino man died Tuesday night after the motorcycle he was riding crashed on a road near Maupin in Wasco County. According to Oregon State Police, OSP troopers and emergency personnel responded…
July 22, 2015

Will a street go between Molalla school athletic fields?

by Peggy Savage
City Manager Dan Huff met with the Molalla school board Wednesday to talk about proposed projects in Molalla having to do with city planning — things such as proposed residential housing…
July 21, 2015

Summit to prepare county for disaster

by Raymond Rendleman
Clackamas Fire and the Clackamas County Office of Emergency Management will host the first-ever Community Emergency Response Team summit this weekend. The summit is intended to improve…
MOLALLA RIVER ALLIANCE - The basalts form narrow canyons in the Molalla River Corridor, where column rossetes and defined basalt columns can be seen mostly on the east side of the river.
July 20, 2015

Molalla River Scenic Waterway Open House

by Peggy Savage
WHEN: Monday, July 20, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Molalla Public Library Oregon Parks and Recreation Department will hold an open house public meeting about the potential designation of a…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Moving Wall visits Camden, Tenn., in 2011.
July 20, 2015

Milwaukie parade to honor Vietnam service, Moving Memorial Wall

by Raymond Rendleman
On Saturday, July 25, American Legion Post 180 and the Milwaukie Rotary Club will help organize the city of Milwaukie’s Honoring Military Service & Sacrifice Parade that coincides with the 50th…
FFA - State FFA President Luis Mendoza, far left, shares the ceremonial gavel with fellow state officers after the election.
July 15, 2015

New Oregon FFA President strives to boost minority membership

by Angelica True
Less than one quarter of current FFA members represent minority groups, but 2015 Oregon FFA President-elect Luis Mendoza would like to change that. Mendoza, a recent Molalla High School…
PEGGY SAVAGE - Molalla City Manager Dan Huff
July 15, 2015

Molalla city manager's salary: how it stacks up with…

by Daniel Pearson
Molalla City Council last month approved the 2015-2016 fiscal budget, which included a salary increase to $97,000 per year for City Manager Dan Huff, hired in 2013 in the wake of the city’s…
PEGGY SAVAGE - Molalla Mayor Debbie Rogge, center, cools off with kids at the Molalla Splash Pad. Rogge said she does not want to see the splash pad hours curtailed and encourages the adult community to conserve water.
July 15, 2015

City officials are asking Molalla community to conserve water

by Daniel Pearson
Back on July 8, Oregon Governor Kate Brown ordered state agencies to review their use of water and come up with new ways to conserve as the drought in Oregon worsens. Here in Molalla, Mayor…

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ANGELICA TRUE - he center serves lunch at noon to a packed house. Lunch is often sponsored by a local organization, this one by St. James Catholic Church.
Jul 15, 2015

Molalla adult center thriving, thanks to community involvement

by Angelica True
Walking in the doors of the Molalla Adult Community Center, one would not know that it was on the verge of being closed just a few years ago. January 2013, the Molalla City Council voted to…
Jul 15, 2015

Rep. Brent Barton, Sen. Alan Olsen reflect on state legislative…

by Anyi Wong-Lifton
Immediately after 155 days in Salem, Oregon House Rep. Brent Barton and state Sen. Alan Olsen helped create a digest of the recent political battles for some of their local constituents at the…
Jul 06, 2015

Man was impaled on a stick in fall from rope swing over Molalla…

by Peggy Savage
A man was taken by Life Flight helicopter to OHSU hospital Sunday after he fell from a rope swing over a Molalla River swimming hole and was impaled on a stick. Chief Vince Stafford of the…
JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Flying Five Rodeo's Spring Lilly won this contest with saddle bronc ridere Caleb Nicols of Priest River, Idaho during Thursday's 92nd Molalla Buckeroo PRCA Rodeo.
Jul 03, 2015

Herrin tops Buckeroo leader board on borrowed horse

by Jim Beseda
Hunter Herrin's horses are in Calgary, so he used six-time world champion Cody Ohl's horse, Savior, to take over the tie-down roping lead through two rounds of the 92nd Molalla Buckeroo PRCA…
Jul 02, 2015

Rodeo drill team crushed by 'fluke' accident, loss of horse

by Jim Beseda
One horse was euthanized, another horse was injured, and one rider suffered a broken collarbone and broken finger after a collision during Wednesday's opening ceremonies of the 92nd Molalla…
JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Big Bend Rodeo's Cajun Queen took bareback rider Hunter Carter for an 81-point ride at Wednesday's 92nd Molalla Buckeroo PRCA Rodeo.
Jul 02, 2015

Hunter Carter's first Buckeroo appearance a memorable ride

by Jim Beseda
Hunter Carter of Babson Park, Fla., took the early lead in the bareback riding competition with a score of 81 during Wednesday's opening performance of the 92nd Molalla Buckeroo PRCA Rodeo.…
Jul 01, 2015

Developers are betting on Molalla

by Daniel Pearson
Lake Oswego-based Stafford Land Company, Inc. is taking what some observers say is a gamble on Molalla becoming the epicenter of a Clackamas County real estate boom in the near future. Gordon…
ANGELICA TRUE - Rafael Rojas (with scissors) handles the honors during a ceremonial ribbon cutting along with wife Marybel (second from right) and representatives from the Molalla Area Chamber of Commerce during Friday's grand opening of the 5 Tacos Taqueria cart.
Jul 01, 2015

Rojas opens 5 Tacos Taqueria cart downtown

by Angelica True
Starting a new business is not easy, as Rafael Rojas and his wife Marybel know. On Friday, June 26, the duo had the grand opening and ribbon cutting of their own Mexican food cart, 5 Tacos…
FILE PHOTO - Savas
Jun 30, 2015

Commissioner Paul Savas to run for county chairman in 2016

by The Clackamas Review
Clackamas County Commissioner Paul Savas last week announced his likely run for Clackamas County chairman in 2016. He is assembling his campaign for the position currently held by John Ludlow…
CLACKAMAS COUNTRY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - First responders stand near one of three men who were injured Thursday when their car went off a cliff along the Molalla Forest Road and rolled down a 40-foot drop before coming to rest along the edge of the Molalla River.
Jun 25, 2015

Three injured when car goes off cliff into Molalla River

by Jim Beseda
A 21-year-old driver from Newberg and his two passengers were taken to area hospitals, one in critical condition, after their Honda Civic drove off a cliff and rolled down a 40-foot drop and…




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