Runners 'Share the Love' in Molalla's 5K Red Run

Runners 'Share the Love' in Molalla's 5K Red Run

The Share the Love Red Run 5K on Saturday Feb. 6 drew a crowd of families and runners to Heckard...

Veterans Administration forces 90-year-old chaplain from home

Veterans Administration forces 90-year-old chaplain from home

The Veterans Administration has ordered a 90-year-old chaplain, who once preached before...

Upper Molalla River designated an Oregon Scenic Waterway

Upper Molalla River designated an Oregon Scenic Waterway

Gov. Kate Brown signed an executive order Wednesday declaring a stretch of the upper Molalla...

Two families to benefit from 'Share the Love' campaign

Two families to benefit from 'Share the Love' campaign

Molalla High School's annual fundraiser will help two families whose lives have been touched by...

Learn about Molalla River's headwater streams

Learn about Molalla River's headwater streams

All freshwater matters. Smaller streams, the size you can hop across, are called headwater...

Molalla High School's Share the Love campaign kicks off next week

Molalla High School's Share the Love campaign kicks off next week

Share the Love began 15 years ago with little more than a science teacher, a jar for donations...

Clarkes community pays respects to Jake Marshall

Clarkes community pays respects to Jake Marshall

A standing-room-only crowd filled the Clarkes Elementary School gym Saturday afternoon to...

Adult Center receives $12,000 donation from MCC

Adult Center receives $12,000 donation from MCC

The Molalla Adult Community Center was recently blessed by a generous donation from Molalla...

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February 05, 2016

Clackamas official: Bond supporters have work to do

by Peter Wong
Even as they prepare to put it on the ballot, one of the Clackamas County commissioners says supporters will have to step up efforts for passage of a $58.7 million bond issue to upgrade the…
February 05, 2016

Council looks at Molalla Urban Growth Boundary

by Daniel Pearson
The focus was on finances and urban planning for Molalla City Council at its most recent meeting. By the close of the Jan. 27 session, the council had passed a handful of financial resolutions.…
MPD - L-R: Molalla Police Chief Rod Lucich, Sgt. Frank Schoenfeld, and City Manager Dan Huff.  Schoenfeld fills a slot  on the force that has been vacant for nearly a year.
February 05, 2016

Molalla Police force gains new sergeant

by Peggy Savage
The Molalla Police Department has announced the hiring of its newest member of the force, Sgt. Frank Schoenfeld. “We are honored he would join our department and community,” said Molalla Police…
February 04, 2016

Molalla school board to decide whether to put $75 million bond…

by Peggy Savage
The community is invited to attend a special meeting at 7 p.m. in MHS auditorium Thursday to participate in the discussion The Molalla school board will hold a special session Thursday, Feb. 4…
February 04, 2016

Molalla Police to conduct extra patrols on Super Bowl Sunday

by Molalla Pioneer
On Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 7, the Molalla Police Department will conduct additional patrols focused on detecting and arresting drivers who are under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, or any…
February 04, 2016

Help Molalla FD Stairclimbers raise funds for cancer research

by Molalla Pioneer
Fundraiser allows community to help support local firefighters and those stricken with a blood cancer What began 25 years ago as a small, local fundraising event for the Washington/Alaska…
February 04, 2016

Beavercreek business owner charged with embezzling $95,550 from…

by Pamplin Media
Charles W. Buller, 63, of Beavercreek, has been charged by federal indictment with embezzling $95,550 from an employee retirement savings plan he controlled. The indictment alleges that Buller…
Austin Alexander
February 02, 2016

Alexander receives nod to join US Air Force Academy

by Jim Beseda
Molalla High School's Austin Alexander was notified Friday that Oregon Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley had endorsed his appointment to the military academy adjacent to Colorado Springs, Colo.,…
PARIS ACHEN - Se-ah-dom Edmo, president of Oregon Indian Education Association, speaks to the Oregon Board of Education Thursday, Jan. 21, to oppose an exception to a ban on American Indian mascots.
January 21, 2016

Education board approves Indian mascot exception

by Paris Achen
The Oregon Board of Education approved a compromise Thursday that makes an exception to its strict ban on American Indian mascots. The rule allows Oregon’s 15 school districts with Indian…
PEGGY SAVAGE - Jim Winsett, Bill Davey, Sr. and Bill Davey, Jr., owners of Wild Bill's Guns, plan to close up shop by the end of February.
January 26, 2016

Wild Bill's Guns will close up shop in Molalla

by Peggy Savage
Bon Voyage, We’ll miss you Molalla. . . You may have seen this sentiment painted on the front windows of Wild Bill’s Guns, along with images of a south sea island beach and wondered. Well, it’s…

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Jan 20, 2016

Clackamas County sends communications bond to vote

by Peter Wong
Even before they put it up for a public vote May 17, Clackamas County commissioners voiced their support for a $58.7 million bond issue to replace and enhance a joint emergency communications…
Jan 20, 2016

DEQ: Floragon site contamination in Molalla presents no…

by Molalla Pioneer
A Jan. 27 information meeting at 7 p.m. in the Molalla library will focus on proposed cleanup approval for a portion of the former Floragon site in Molalla The state Department of Environmental…
Jan 14, 2016

Molalla Middle School in lockdown while police investigated…

by Peggy Savage
Molalla River Middle School was in lockdown this morning (Thursday, Jan. 14) for approximately 30 minutes after students had reported seeing what appeared to be a gun in a student’s backpack,…
Jan 20, 2016

Molalla man killed in Hwy 211 crash

by Peggy Savage
A Molalla man died and two women were injured in a two-car crash Tuesday morning on Highway 211, near Skydive Oregon. Oregon State Police investigators said a 1991 Toyota Land Cruiser, driven by…
Jan 13, 2016

A Molalla school bond measure could go on May ballot

by Peggy Savage
Building a new middle school and elementary school in Molalla were the top recommendations made to the school board Thursday evening by the district’s Long-range Planning Task Force…
Jan 13, 2016

Ivor Davies Wayside and Rosette Basalt Viewpoint

by Peggy Savage
An Open House on Jan. 28 at the Molalla Public Library will feature the recreation sites The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) invites the public to a meeting to gather ideas for providing safe…
Jan 11, 2016

Superintendent finds 'WhitePower Molalla' postings offensive,…

by Peggy Savage
After a camera crew from Fox News arrived at Molalla High School Monday afternoon regarding a racist “WhitePower Molalla” instagram posting, Superintendent Tony Mann responded with a statement…
Jimmy Thompson
Jan 07, 2016

Thompson announces plans to run for mayor in Molalla

by Daniel Pearson
Molalla City Council President Jimmy Thompson says he’s running for mayor in the November 2016 election. Thompson has yet to officially file paperwork for his mayoral bid— the first day that…
Jan 03, 2016

Portland's first baby of 2016 born to Molalla family

by Peggy Savage
A Molalla baby was officially named the first baby of 2016 born in the Portland Metro area. A healthy baby girl named Gemma Eileen McDowell was born at 12:01 a.m. Jan. 1, at Providence…
SUBMITTED - Jill's Hitchin Post Cafe in Molalla is now under new ownership.
Dec 30, 2015

Well-known Molalla cafe under new ownership

by Peggy Savage
A longtime Molalla landmark, Jill’s Hitchin’ Post Cafe, will open its doors under new ownership tomorrow – Tuesday, Dec. 29. Gene Antonich, who has been the cook at the popular café for about 12…



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