Momentum on Main Street

Momentum on Main Street

Business district hiring new manager, looking to plan for future Considering that West...

Pizza comes - again - to Casade Summit

Pizza comes - again - to Casade Summit

Spectator Pizza opened for business Aug. 3 in West Linn The previously vacant storefront next to...

West Linn Community Center awaits expansion

West Linn Community Center awaits expansion

Adult Community Center could see building expansion begin in September The West Linn Adult...

Hit us with your best shot

Hit us with your best shot

First day of school photos needed for the Tidings Apart from Christmas morning, no single day on...


West Linn's Latest News

August 27, 2015

County fair wraps up

by (none)
Carley Shanklin, 12, of West Linn, shows her parlor roller pigeon, Rusty, during the Clackamas County Fair last week. Rusty was the champion pigeon in showmanship. Rusty doesn't fly, she said,…
August 27, 2015

Police Log

by The Tidings
Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the West Linn Police Department. Authorities recently filed reports on the following incidents: LIFE IN WEST LINN 8/14 8:37…
August 26, 2015

Heavy rains this weekend may make roads slick

by The Tidings
With the weekend forecast predicting heavy rains in Northwest Oregon, travelers need to be prepared for difficult conditions. Oil and grease don’t wash away during the dry season; they come to…
August 24, 2015

Mixed-use proposal to undergo public hearing

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
West Linn's south slope considered for 180 apartment units The West Linn Planning Commission is holding a public hearing this week to allow testimony regarding a mixed-use development on the…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Don Otterman
August 20, 2015

West Linn City Council hires interim city manager

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
Jordan negotiates separation agreement A week after West Linn City Manager Chris Jordan tendered his resignation to the City Council, an interim city manager was hired when veteran public…
August 20, 2015

WLHS reunion picnic a hit once again

by Andrew Kilstrom
The 2015 installment of West Linn High School’s All-Alumni Forever Picnic enjoyed arguably its best gathering yet last weekend. The potluck reunion — held the third Saturday of August every year…
PHOTO BY ROBERTA SCHWARZ - Last year's work crew for SOLV workday at White Oak Savanna
August 20, 2015

Oak Savanna weed pull needs volunteers

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
Wednesday, Aug. 26, West Linn residents are invited to the White Oak Savanna on Tannler Drive, to participate in a SOLV-sponsored invasive weed pull. From 10 a.m. to noon attendees will join…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Pfc. Tanner Contla
August 20, 2015

WL soldier dies in North Carolina

by Bartman, Jake
Tanner Contla of West Linn, a private first class in the U.S. Army, was found dead in his Fort Bragg barracks room on Aug. 15. He was 22. His death is under investigation by the U.S. Army…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: LESLIE PUGMIRE HOLE - Danny Sivaivai with American Red Cross takes blood donations from Miranda Keogan (left), an intern with West Linn Parks & Recreation, and Tiffany Hartley of Damascus (right) Aug. 12. The women were participating in a challange blood drive between West Linn, Lake Oswego and Oregon City. While the winner won't be announced until Sept. 11, the Red Cross said West Linn donated 45 units of blood, with 12 firt-time donators participating. 'Thank you to the West Linn community for taking time out of your busy lives to donate blood during our city challenge. We had a large percentage of first-time donors, which I think is amazing, and I hope they soon become repeat donors,' said West Linn Citizen Engagement Coordinator Lori Hall.
August 20, 2015

The gift of life

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
TIDINGS PHOTO: PATRICK MALEE - Oregon City Community Development Coordinator Tony Konkol led the tour Aug. 14. Here, he details the plans with the Old Oregon City-West Linn Arch Bridge in the background.
August 24, 2015

A view from the other side

by Patrick Malee
Planning Commissioners, committee members take tour of Oregon City's redevelopment project Amidst continued debates about the merits of West Linn’s Arch Bridge Area planning project, many have…

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TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Kevin Mills is looking forward to his first year as principal at West Linn High School.
Aug 20, 2015

Mills brings energy as principal at WLHS

by Andrew Kilstrom
When Lou Bailey announced he would be leaving West Linn High School to teach in South Korea following the 2014-15 school year, the West Linn-Wilsonville School District immediately began looking…
Aug 20, 2015

Early start to school looming

by Andrew Kilstrom
While kids are busy enjoying all the activities that come with a particularly hot summer, they might be cooled down by the realization that school is right around the corner. The West…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: LESLIE PUGMIRE HOLE - The parcel S & H is hoping to mine for soil admendments is west of its existing logging yard on Stafford Road and directly south of Athey Creek Middle School, causing from some parents and staff regarding potential health problems from the operation.
Aug 20, 2015

County approves S&H soil mining permit on remand

by Patrick Malee
A Clackamas County hearings officer has given S&H Logging the go-ahead to proceed with its modified soil mining operation in the Stafford area. The decision came on the heels of a remanded…
Aug 20, 2015

Correction

by (none)
Hammerle Park was misspelled in a story titled WLHS reunion picnic brings people together in the Aug. 6 edition of the Tidings. Bellagios Pizza, which is now located at 1235 McVey Ave. in Lake…
Aug 19, 2015

Open fires prohibited at Clackamas County parks

by The Clackamas Review
Clackamas County announced Wednesday that it was notified Tuesday that state-park fire restrictions are now mandatory throughout the county's parks and forestland properties. Previously,…
Aug 14, 2015

Casey Stroupe, president of S&H Landscape, files for WL City…

by Patrick Malee
Joins Bob Martin, Mike Selvaggio in race for fifth Council seat A third candidate has entered the race for West Linn City Council. Casey Stroupe, who is currently the president and owner of S&H…
Jordan
Aug 11, 2015

Jordan resigns as WL city manager

by Patrick Malee
Jordan and City Council reached mutual agreement to part ways Longtime West Linn City Manager Chris Jordan offered his resignation during a City Council executive session Monday. The Council…
Former managing editor of several community newspapers, including the Woodburn Independent, Lake Oswego Review and the Times papers, Kelly is chief of the central design desk for Community Newspapers and the Portland Tribune, and he contributes a regular column.
Aug 20, 2015

I can't believe it's been 50 years already

by Mikel Kelly
You might think I’m making this up, but my 50-year high school reunion is coming up. I know what you’re thinking — how could somebody as young as me be that long out of high school, right? Well,…
Aug 13, 2015

City issues cease and desist order to BDSM 'dungeon'

by Patrick Malee
Business was operating out of home near WLHS The City of West Linn has issued a cease and desist letter to the owner of the Mead Hall Dungeon, a bondage and discipline-sadomasochism facility…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: VERN UYETAKE - Jessica Zoller performs a routine that started out on a wire then lifting her into the air.
Aug 13, 2015

Hangin' around West Linn

by Tidings Staff
Spectacular sights were hanging from the trees over the weekend at West Linn’s Mary S. Young Park, as a dance collective, Aerial Without Limits, performed for audiences. Dubbed “Art in the Dark:…



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