Christmas in Neverland

Christmas in Neverland

Tickets for the annual Molalla High School fundraising concert are now on sale Last year, Molalla...

Quick thinking, training saves a man's life

Quick thinking, training saves a man's life

Molalla Fire District recognizes lifesaving efforts with awards of distinction Molalla volunteer...

Arsenic and Old Lace opens tonight at Colton High School

Arsenic and Old Lace opens tonight at Colton High School

Curtain at 7:30 p.m. Colton High School Drama Club presents Joseph Kesselring’s successful...

Honoring our World War II veterans

Honoring our World War II veterans

Ross Flintjer, one of several surviving veterans of WWII in Molalla, served aboard carriers in...

Honoring Molalla's WWII veterans

Honoring Molalla's WWII veterans

Cedric Hansen, a timber faller in the Molalla woods, served in the Navy Cedric Hansen began his...

Molalla FFA wins top spots at Nationals

Molalla FFA wins top spots at Nationals

The Molalla High School FFA Horse Judging Team took third place in the nation last week at the...

Luis Mendoza - Molalla's Amazing Kid

Luis Mendoza - Molalla's Amazing Kid

Twenty two young people were honored Wednesday as Amazing Kids at a Portland awards ceremony and...

Accident on Hwy 211 near Colton ends with diesel spill

Accident on Hwy 211 near Colton ends with diesel spill

One person was injured following a minor injury crash Tuesday involving a commercial truck and...

National Youth Steward

National Youth Steward

Colton boy named honored at National Grange Convention Thomas Parker, a sophomore at Colton...

CCC scholarship honors Molalla woman

CCC scholarship honors Molalla woman

The Debbie Martson endowment scholarship fund will benefit students who have been affected by the...

Molalla's Downtown Halloween

Molalla's Downtown Halloween

During recent Halloween celebrations, Melinda Villalobos has dressed up as a witch, a wizard, and...

Molalla woman dies in near head-on collision on Highway 211

Molalla woman dies in near head-on collision on Highway 211

UPDATE: Police release names of people involved in the crash Oregon State Police investigators...

Molalla River - the next Oregon Scenic Waterway?

Molalla River - the next Oregon Scenic Waterway?

A portion of the upper Molalla River is being considered for designation as an Oregon Scenic...

Molalla Apple Festival

Molalla Apple Festival

The 40th Annual Apple Festival hosted by the Molalla Area Historical Society is set for this...

Going for the gold

Going for the gold

A Molalla man won two gold medals and a silver in last week's Warrior Games at Colorado Springs...

Wounded Warrior

Wounded Warrior

Sgt. Clayton McDaniels, of Molalla, competes this week in the national competition. Sgt. Clayton...

Eliot's back at the Apple Festival

Eliot's back at the Apple Festival

Eliot Aley will return to the Molalla Apple Festival this year to man his lemonade stand. Last...

Logging industry sets up shop at Molalla tree farm

Logging industry sets up shop at Molalla tree farm

The seventh "In The Woods Show" drew the biggest names in the logging industry to the Port...

Skydiving Grandma

Skydiving Grandma

For her 80th birthday, Edith Huskey decided she was going to plunge to the Earth from an altitude...

It's Apple Festival time

It's Apple Festival time

The Molalla Area Historical Society will hold its 40th annual Apple Festival for one day only,...

You can still get a Markum Burger

You can still get a Markum Burger

Construction of a new Markum Inn is planned to start in October. In the meantime, a temporary...

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...

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Art in copper by Lindsay Scott
November 20, 2014

Mulino artist featured in Audubon art show

by Peggy Savage
Mulino artist Lindsay Scott makes beautiful garden art from copper. As a tribute to her skills, Scott is one of the featured artists at the 34th Annual Wild Arts Festival, benefiting the…
Photo Credit: MOLALLA FIRE DISTRICT  - Operation Santa Parade map for Friday, Dec. 5
November 20, 2014

Operation Santa is on the way

by Peggy Savage
Firefighters and Santa Claus will parade through Molalla neighborhoods collecting food for local food banks Dec. 5-7 It’s time for Molalla’s annual Operation Santa Claus parade. Santa and his…
November 19, 2014

Clackamas County immigrants favor OC, Happy Valley

by Raymond Rendleman
Oregon experiencing boom in number of people moving here - This week, Portland State University’s Population Research Center (PRC) released its preliminary 2014 population estimates, showing…
November 11, 2014

Help fill a stocking, heart and stomach

by Raymond Rendleman
A local nonprofit organization with no paid staff is looking for volunteers to assist agencies in Clackamas County by providing their neediest clients with a filled Christmas stocking. Fill a…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - U.S. Congressman Kurt Schrader speaking to constituents at a candidates' debate Oct. 16.
November 04, 2014

Schrader holds congressional seat

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Oregon's delegation remains mostly Democratic As election results came in the evening of Nov. 4, U.S. Congressman Kurt Schrader (D-Oregon) appeared to be keeping his seat. In unofficial results,…
Photo Credit: CCSO - Sean Buschke
November 05, 2014

Driver in Oct. 15 fatal Molalla crash arrested on drug charges

by Peggy Savage
A Colton man was arrested last weekend on drug-related charges associated with the ongoing investigation into an Oct. 15 fatal traffic crash near Molalla. Enforcement action related to the fatal…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JAIME VALDEZ - Nearly two dozen 'Amazing Kids' from across the region were honored Thursday by the Pamplin Media Group. The young people were chosen for their contributions to their communities. Dr. Robert Pamplin Jr. and champion ice skater Scott Hamilton urged the young people to continue their good work.
October 30, 2014

'Amazing kids' honored for contributions, tackling causes

by Jennifer Anderson
Before he was a 1984 U.S. Olympic gold medalist ice skater, four-time world champion and four-time U.S. champion, Scott Hamilton says he was bullied as a kid. "I grew up in a small town and was…
October 24, 2014

WES to get another interim director in ongoing search for…

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Another interim director of Clackamas County Water Environment Services will step down Nov. 30. Clackamas County’s Water Environment Services will see its fourth top manager in a year as the…
County Clerk Sherry Hall.
October 29, 2014

Voters to decide if clerk's office is well run

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Challenger David Robinson says he hopes to improve the office's image in light of controversies - U.S. Navy Commander David Robinson thinks he has a good shot at knocking County Clerk Sherry…
October 20, 2014

Oregon wants ideas for seniors, people with disabilities

by Jim Redden
The State of Oregon wants to hear from people about the services it should be providing for seniors and people with disabilities. Aging and People with Disabilities, a division of the Oregon…

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Photo Credit: OREGON STATE POLICE - Police are seeking witnesses to Wednesday's fatal car crash on Highway 211 near South Vaughan Road.
Oct 16, 2014

UPDATE: Police seek witnesses to Wednesday's fatal crash on…

by Jim Beseda
Oregon State Police investigators are urging any witnesses to Wednesday afternoon’s fatal two-car crash on Highway 211 near South Vaughan Road to call OSP Northern Command Center dispatch at…
Oct 14, 2014

Want to know more about Common Core?

by Peggy Savage
Learn about what is being taught in our schools and the changes being made during a presentation by two women involved in Oregon education issues. Kathryn Hickok and Holly Swanson are scheduled…
Oct 06, 2014

Last chance for county's Republican candidates?

by Raymond Rendleman
Professor Jim Moore sees demographic trends affecting area - Who the heck are state Sen. Alan Olsen (R-Canby/Oregon City/Gladstone), state Rep. Brent Barton (D-OC/Gladstone), and state Rep.…
Sep 29, 2014

Officials find some unity in concerns

by Raymond Rendleman
Clackamas County maintains more miles of roads than any other county in Oregon, and Commissioner Jim Bernard was among the elected officials last week who warned that the situation is reaching a…
Sep 26, 2014

Off-duty EMT helps bring cardiac arrest victim back to life in…

by Peggy Savage
A 53-year-old man who went into cardiac arrest Thursday afternoon while attending a timber industry event in the foothills outside Molalla, was brought back to life through the efforts of…
Photo Credit: CLACKAMAS COUNTY JAIL - Kenneth Scott Carroll
Sep 25, 2014

Suspect jailed on nine charges of sex abuse

by Peggy Savage
A former Colton youth program wrestling coach has been charged with nine counts of sex abuse and is lodged in Clackamas County Jail with a $250,000 bail. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is…
Sep 25, 2014

Molalla-area heart attack victim taken by LifeFlight to Portland…

by Peggy Savage
Molalla Fire District responded to a call from the Pacific Logging Congress “In the Woods” industry event on Trout Creek Road near Molalla at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday. A spokesperson for the…
Sep 24, 2014

National day of remembrance to converge in OC

by Raymond Rendleman
Mt. View Cemetery has only memorial for victims locally - More than 6,000 people are murdered every 10 weeks nationwide, and that number includes vehicular homicide. Since 1978, there have been…
Photo Credit: CINDY FAMA - Linda Johnson
Sep 24, 2014

Colton schools superintendent to retire

by Cindy Fama
Linda Johnson announced that at the end of this school year, her ninth year serving as Colton superintendent of schools, she will retire. “After 42 years in education, it seems like the right…
Sep 24, 2014

Microquake hits Molalla area

by Molalla Pioneer
A microquake hit about two miles from Molalla this morning (Wednesday). The magnitude 2.7 quake hit at 8:17 a.m., two miles west southwest of Molalla. The USGS “Did you feel it scale” ranked…



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