Markiss takes win home from Challenge Tour stop

Markiss takes win home from Challenge Tour stop

Jory Markiss, the former standout on the Professional Bull Riders circuit, took Ugly Offense for...

Molalla's Sgt. Clayton McDaniel wins medals in Warrior Games, Invictus Games

Molalla's Sgt. Clayton McDaniel wins medals in Warrior Games, Invictus Games

Sgt. Clayton McDaniel (retired) has done it again. On Wed. June 22, the Molalla native finished...

Molalla Buckeroo memories

Molalla Buckeroo memories

To Molalla natives, the Buckeroo is more than just an annual event. The rodeo, parades and...

Farm Bureau offers road safety tips for farmers and motorists

Farm Bureau offers road safety tips for farmers and motorists

Watch for farm equipment on country roads For many Oregon farmers, summer is the busiest time of...

Colton mourns the death of David Fraijo

Colton mourns the death of David Fraijo

David “Fuji” Fraijo, a volunteer firefighter, a father, grandfather, husband and friend...

Brush up and Brew down

Brush up and Brew down

Clarkes General Store and Eatery will host Brush Up and Brew Down Paint Night, on Wednesday, June...

MOLALLA FARMERS MARKET KICKS OFF

MOLALLA FARMERS MARKET KICKS OFF

The crowd was thick with kids and adults to help kick off the Molalla’s Farmers Market on...

Molalla Relay for Life heats up

Molalla Relay for Life heats up

Walkers braved 100 degree weather Saturday making laps to raise funds to defeat cancer The heat...

Molalla Boy Scout on his way to Eagle

Molalla Boy Scout on his way to Eagle

On June 8, Molalla Boy Scout Hayden White will soar. White, 16, will be will be become an Eagle...

Portland pianist partners with pirates

Portland pianist partners with pirates

Pianist Michael Allen Harrison joins up in a Molalla Elementary School musical written, produced...

Molalla Farmers Market kicks off June 2

Molalla Farmers Market kicks off June 2

Berries are coming on early this spring, and you’ll be able to find them at Molalla’s...

Those Who Served: Molalla man helped build Liberty Ships at Kaiser yards

Those Who Served: Molalla man helped build Liberty Ships at Kaiser yards

Those who built the ships and equipment that helped win World War II are also remembered on this...

Molalla High seniors honored for academic excellence

Molalla High seniors honored for academic excellence

In a flash, another year is coming to an end and with it another opportunity to celebrate the...

Molalla Fifth graders raise $375 to help rennovate the 1857 Oregon Constitution.

Molalla Fifth graders raise $375 to help rennovate the 1857 Oregon Constitution.

Students at Rennaissance Public Academy started a penny drive to raise the money at the school. In...

First-ever Molalla High School Art Show

First-ever Molalla High School Art Show

When: 5-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25 in the MHS Commons. The Molalla High School Leadership...

Mont Child claims 4A boys' shot put state championship

Mont Child claims 4A boys' shot put state championship

The Molalla junior shook off his disappointing performance in the discus to win the shot put with...

Claudia Chinook is coming

Claudia Chinook is coming

Molalla-Pudding Rivers Celebration is Saturday May 21 When you see a 29-foot Chinook salmon...

Molalla Avenue improvements will 'outweigh' current frustrations

Molalla Avenue improvements will 'outweigh' current frustrations

If you’ve done any driving in downtown Molalla lately, you’ve seen the signs,...

Celebrating Molalla FFA

Celebrating Molalla FFA

Molalla’s FFA held its annual awards banquet on May 4 at Molalla High School. The program...

Molalla High School Choir is 4-A state champions

Molalla High School Choir is 4-A state champions

The Molalla High School Choir, under the direction of Tim Friesen, came home to a heroes’...

What is Molalla's Bond Measure 3-473 about?

What is Molalla's Bond Measure 3-473 about?

So, if you were to tell people today what Bond Measure 3-473 is all about, what would be your...

Seth Ettestad named Molalla's 'Amazing Kid'

Seth Ettestad named Molalla's 'Amazing Kid'

Also elected student body president last week for the coming school year, the MHS junior is...

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PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: MILES VANCE - Titania (Sara Fay Goldman) sleeps while her fairies dance in Experience Theatre Project's production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' at The Round in Beaverton on Friday, June 24.
June 25, 2016

Shakespeare heads outdoors, with some timely political drama

by Bianca Pahl
Lo, tradition wafts solftly through Portland's nature, with gentle, warm summer nights graced by fair ensemble, hastening a season of performance that spills into the eve' beginning this…
CECILY ROSE - The hard work of MACC volunteers made winning the grant a reality. Every day, volunteers prepare meals under the supervision of nutrition manage Jodi Lee-Hill (right).
June 25, 2016

Molalla Adult Community Center receives $1000 grant

by Cecily Rose
The Molalla Adult Community Center’s Nutrition Program is proud to announce that it has received a $1000 grant award from Meals on Wheels America for its participation in the fourteenth Annual…
MOLALLA VFW - Pictured from left to right: 2016/2017 Commander Richard E. Halverson, Patricia Carroll, Ron Jagodnik and Commander Juan M. Palacios at the 2016 state convention awards banquet last week.
June 25, 2016

Molalla VFW scoops up state awards

by Peggy Savage
Members enjoyed the state convention at Kah-Nee-Ta resort Molalla VFW Post officers scooped up awards last weekend during an awards banquet at the 2016 VFW State Convention, held at Kah-nee-ta…


June 22, 2016

Dress up as a hero for Molalla Kiddies Parade!

by Peggy Savage
The theme of the Molalla Kiddies Parade this year is “Heroes.” Kids can dress up as any hero — whether a comic book ‘Super Hero’ or a hero from real life. It’s time to sign up. Official entry…
PEGGY SAVAGE - Tony Mann
June 21, 2016

Molalla school board's door is wide open

by Peggy Savage
MRSD school board hopes community members will show up at Thursday's board meeting to give voice on the next proposed school bond measure. Now is the time to put in your two cents worth on a…
June 21, 2016

Police chief asks for new laws to combat public indecency in…

by Daniel Pearson
Following a brief discussion at the last city council meeting of a possible three-cent marijuana sales tax, Molalla Police Chief Rod Lucich addressed the council with a list of issues facing the…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Xander Perkins looks for the owner of a lost pomeranian as he carries him up the hill at Roger Tilbury Park in Beaverton. This photo won first place in lifestyle photography for a non-daily news source in the 2016 Northwest Excellence in Journalism awards.
June 20, 2016

Pamplin newspapers win top honors in regional contest

by Pamplin Media Group
Three first-place wins and a total of seven awards for Northwest news Pamplin Media Group newspapers won seven awards from the Society of Professional Journalists Region 10 contest. The…
SUBMITTED - Marcus Storey
June 19, 2016

Marcus Storey is presented musical theatre award

by Peggy Savage
Marcus Storey, of Molalla, and Timothy Greenidge received the PAMTA award for Outstanding Sound Design, for the musical, “Man of La Mancha,” performed by Lakewood Theatre Company. The PAMTA…
June 16, 2016

Grand Jury votes 'Not True Bill' for Oregon City Police shooting

by Molalla Pioneer
On Wednesday, June 15, 2016, a Clackamas County Grand Jury voted to "Not True Bill" Oregon City Police Officers David Edwins and David Plummer in connection with the May 21, 2016, shooting of…
JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Kurt Robertson is hosting his fifth annual Wankel Workshop on Friday and Saturday to share his knowledge of rotary engines with other rotary enthusiasts.
June 14, 2016

Rotary engine expert shares tips at Wankel Workshop

by Jim Beseda
Kurt Robertson, owner of Molalla's Robertson Enterprises, is holding a two-day seminar to share his knowledge of rotary engines with other rotary enthusiasts. Kurt Robertson has been rebuilding…

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Jun 15, 2016

Cities to Clackamas board: Consider local gas tax

by Peter Wong
Clackamas County commissioners have been urged to consider a gasoline tax as an alternative to a vehicle registration fee on the Nov. 8 ballot for a local source to pay for road work. Although…
FILE PHOTO - Dr. Ben Whitted
Jun 10, 2016

Molalla dentist office to offer one-day free dental service for…

by Molalla PIoneer
The staff at Fountain Valley Dental in Molalla have schedule a free dental day on Friday, June 24, providing dental services free of charge to those in need of dental care. Dr. Ben Whitted and…
JIM BESEDA / MOLALLA PIONEER - Morgan Philpot, the lead attorney for Ammon Bundy, stopped by the Molala Pioneer office Wednesday afternoon. Philpot used to be a paperboy for the Pioneer while he was growing up in Molalla.
Jun 09, 2016

Molalla native hired as Ammon Bundy's lawyer

by Peggy Savage
J. Morgan Philpot, who grew up in Molalla, is now defense attorney for the leader in the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Former Molalla Pioneer paperboy Jay Morgan Philpot…
ERIN DEVLIN - School kids gave a musical performance at the celebration held in a Molalla city park.
Jun 09, 2016

GROW celebrates three years with Molalla

by Peggy Savage
OSU Extension’s GROW (Generating Rural Options for Weight-Healthy) Kids and Communities program celebrated the end of a three-year grant-funded project in Molalla last week to increase support…
MPD - Molalla mounted police officers at a previous National Night Out
Jun 09, 2016

Want to be a part of Molalla's National Night Out?

by Peggy Savage
Entertainment, clown, face painter, balloon animals, photographer — just some of the participants needed for this year's event After a two year hiatus, the Molalla Police Department will again…
CINDY FAMA FOR MOLALLA PIONEER - Former Clackamas Community College baseball player Chuck Saul and the other members of the school's  1969 inaugural baseball team were inducted into the CCC Hall of Fame during ceremonies held Saturday.
Jun 08, 2016

Chuck Saul, 1969 team inducted into CCC Hall of Fame

by Cindy Fama
Charles (Chuck) Saul and his teammates on the 1969 inaugural baseball team at Clackamas Community College on Saturday were inducted into the CCC Hall of Fame. Saul taught at Colton’s elementary…
MFD - Once the new ISO rating for Molalla goes into effect, those in the community may see lower fire insurance prices.
Jun 08, 2016

MFD earns improved ISO rating - Molalla Insurance rates may go…

by Peggy Savage
Molalla Fire District announced a new and significant change to the Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating in the district. The Molalla Fire District (MFD) takes pride in providing the best…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: LESLIE PUGMIRE HOLE - Cloud City Garrison has members from throughout western Oregon and southwest Washington; member march every year in the Starlight Parade.
Jun 05, 2016

Starlight Parade returns for its 40th go-round of nighttime…

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
Heat wave fails to deter thousands from packing Portland's downtown to watch annual night parade And the crowd went wild. Attendees at the 40th annual Starlight Parade in Portland June 4 might…
Jun 03, 2016

Commissioners lean toward added jail staffing

by Peter Wong
Opening 26 beds among spending proposals that budget panel will consider. Even as Clackamas County officials wrestle with how to balance the sheriff’s budget in the coming year, commissioners…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Portland schools are using bottled water after eleveated levels of lead were found in some schools' water. Regional school officials are trying to assure anxious parents that their water is safe.
Jun 03, 2016

Regional schools say water safe, plan tests to assure anxious…

by Pamplin Media Group
Most Portland-area schools say their water is safe, but only a handful of districts around the region have routinely tested for lead and other contaminants. A Pamplin Media Group survey found…