Mulino farmers bringing pasture-raised pork to Molalla Farmers Market

Mulino farmers bringing pasture-raised pork to Molalla Farmers Market

Christina and Zach Menchini are raising 22 pigs and plan to have their first retail cuts of pork...

Hanchey takes detour, leads tie-down ropers at Buckeroo

Hanchey takes detour, leads tie-down ropers at Buckeroo

Former World Champion tie-down roper Shane Hanchey set the early standard with a time of 7.9...

Courtyard Sale helps support Dibble House projects

Courtyard Sale helps support Dibble House projects

Summer is a busy time for the Molalla Area Historical Society and Dibble House Museum. Next...

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...

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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MOLALLA POLICE DEPARTMENT - The Molalla Police Department's National Night Out, Tuesday Aug. 2, will raise awareness for child safety and welfare.
July 26, 2016

Molalla Police Dept. National Night Out Next Week

by Peggy Savage
Gather the kids and head to Long Park for family fun on Tuesday evening during Molalla Police Department’s National Night Out. The event will run from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at the Molalla…
PARIS ACHEN - Bud Pierce appears alone Friday, July 22, 2016, at the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association gubernatorial debate in Silverton. Gov. Kate Brown declined to participate in any debates until September.
July 23, 2016

Pierce relying on GOP donors to fund gubernatorial campaign

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Salem oncologist contributed nearly $1.4 million to his own campaign for governor SILVERTON — GOP gubernatorial nominee Bud Pierce said Friday that he is unlikely to invest any more of his own…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: KEVIN HARDEN - Portland's average home prices have shot up to more than $400,000, according to new RMLS figures.
July 23, 2016

Average Portland home price hits record $412,000

by Jim Redden
The average sales price of a home in the Portland region hit a new record high of $412,000 in June, up 2.4 percent from the previous month and 11.5 percent from a year ago. The jump happened…


ANGELICA TRUE - Denise Aquino (right), who works with Girl Scouts of America, helps three MES summer school students learn about dinosaurs and make crafts during their girl scouts session. The girls and boys are separated each day to work on their own projects.
July 23, 2016

Molalla Elementary School Summer School program teaches kids to…

by Angelica True
Most school children look forward to the summer as a much-needed break from school, but for the 121 students enrolled in the Molalla Elementary Summer School Program, school is still in session…
WCSO - A 51-year-old Molalla man died Thursday when the cement truck he was driving rolled into a ditch on Laurelwood Road in Washiington County.
July 22, 2016

Molalla man dies in cement truck crash

by Pamplin Media
A 51-year-old Molalla man died Thursday morning in a cement truck crash when the truck he was driving rolled down an embankment on Southwest Laurelwood Road near Parmele Road. Washington County…
Karen Harris
July 22, 2016

Hope For The Warriors recognizes Colton resident

by Molalla Pioneer
Colton's Karen Harris was awarded an honorary scholarship from the non-profit organization dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for veterans, service members and military…
FILE PHOTO - The deposit Oregonians will receive from returning used bottles and cans is going up to 10 cents per container starting in April, 2017 the OLCC announced this week.
July 22, 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…
July 20, 2016

Three percent tax on marijuana sales to go on November ballot

by Daniel Pearson
The Molalla City Council passed a resolution Wednesday, referring to the November ballot a 3 percent sales tax on the sale of marijuana items by a retailer within the city limits. The council…
ANGELICA TRUE - At Melvin Hein's home in Molalla, Levi Hopkins (right), the Molalla Unit Forestry Department grant coordinator, helps two Coffee Creek Correctional Facility inmates working on their first project in a new program using women inmates in the unit's wildfire prevention program.
July 20, 2016

Women inmates being trained to fight wildfires near Molalla

by Angelica True
Last year, when above-average temperatures and below-average rainfall left much of Oregon scorched by wildfires, nearly 3,000 inmates from the Oregon Department of Corrections joined wildland…
July 18, 2016

Texas man dies in Highway 211 crash

by Peggy Savage
Oregon State Police released Monday the identities of two men involved in Thursday afternoon's single-vehicle fatal crash on Highway 211 near Colton. State police said 39-year-old Antony Scallon…

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MULTONOMAH COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE - Christine Culver, who embezzled $225,000 from the city of Molalla while serving as the city finance director has now been arrested on charges of embezzling $70,000 from a Portland Church.
Jul 15, 2016

Woman convicted in 1997 of Molalla embezzlement now accused of…

by Molalla Pioneer
A former city of Molalla finance director who in 1997 was convicted of embezzling $225,000 from the city was arrested June 28 on charges of embezzling $70,000 from a Portland church. Christine…
MEDICAL TEAMS INTERNATIONAL - Dr. William Melby surveys dental tools available at a Syrian refugee camp on the Greek / Macedonian border. Conditions in the camps varied. In many, medical provisions were severely lacking.
Jul 14, 2016

Molalla Dentist William Melby volunteers dental care across the…

by Angelica True
With only a few days’ notice, Dr. William Melby, of Molalla’s M&M Dental, could be halfway across the world. For the past 12 years, Melby has volunteered with Medical Teams International…
MOLALLA PIONEER - The Molalla Church of the Nazarene put on a great show at Molalla's Fourth of July Giant Street Parade. They won the Director's Sweepstakes, sponsored by the Stagecoach Inn.
Jul 13, 2016

Molalla's parade of Heroes

by Angelica True
Molalla is still abuzz about this year’s Fourth of July Giant Street Parade. Although the parade was not longer than in past years, many parade watchers commented that it felt so. Chamber of…
JIM BESEDA - Kiddies Parade Grand Marshall Ruby Orick in the 2016 parade Friday evening. Some of  her grandchildren marched alongside the convertible, and a few little ones rode with her.
Jul 13, 2016

The kids had their own Heroes at Molalla's Kiddies Parade

by Angelica True
The 2016 Kiddies Parade was a success, said coordinator and Country Christian Key Club Advisor, Lori McKinley. “Our goal was a fun parade for all in involved: entrants, the crew of volunteers…
JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Bailey Tubbs of Filer, Idaho, went for a 73-point ride on Flying '5' Rodeo's No. 326 during the Independence Day matinee performance of the 93rd Molalla Buckeroo PRCA Rodeo.
Jul 12, 2016

93rd Buckeroo Rodeo caps another successful run

by Jim Beseda
An estimated 55,000 fans turned out for five performances over four days as many of the PRCA's top cowboys competed for a share of the rodeo's $130,448 purse. As the kids at the 93rd Molalla…
Jul 08, 2016

Thieves break into Molalla Foursquare Church

by Angelica True
Members of the Molalla Foursquare Church were shocked to find the rear window of the women’s restroom broken out and nearly $200 of donations missing late last week. Food was also stolen from…
Jul 07, 2016

Non-fatal injuries in RSG Mill traffic accident

by Angelica True
On Tuesday, July 5 at approximately 10 a.m. at the Highway 213 Macksburg Road intersection, a high energy impact occurred between a large Chevrolet pickup towing a trailer loaded with air…
MARIAN SAWTELL - Fresh-cut flowers are only one of the local offerings at Molalla Farmers Market each Thursday.
Jul 07, 2016

If it's Thursday, it's Molalla Farmers Market day

by Peggy Savage
Molalla Farmers Market is open from 3-7 p.m. every Thursday through Sept. 29. Don’t forget to stop by the Molalla Farmers Market today. The market is open from 3 to 7 p.m. every Thursday,…
ANGELICA TRUE - Molalla Area Seniors treasurer and rummage sale coordinator Pat Torsen stands with a pile of items to be sold on July 16.
Jul 04, 2016

Low prices and great finds to be at Molalla Adult Center rummage…

by Angelica True
Molalla Area Senior Board Treasurer Pat Torsen’s house is packed to the rafters with boxes. But she isn’t the only one. Plenty of Molalla Adult Community Center (MACC) volunteers have offered up…
CLACKAMAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE - The old Oregon Institute of Technology building will be demolished to make way for the proposed new building.
Jul 03, 2016

Demolition makes way for new CCC workforce training facility

by Clackamas Community College
Clackamas Community College will begin demolition of the former Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) building on Harmony Road the week of July 5 in preparation for the construction of Harmony…