'It's a stalemate'

'It's a stalemate'

City at odds on how to proceed with Arch Bridge Area redevelopment What does West Linn really...

Home's removal from historic district sparks concern about precedent

Home's removal from historic district sparks concern about precedent

Homeowners sought removal to allow for renovations It took just about 10 minutes for the West...

Camp a unique program for children with special needs

Camp a unique program for children with special needs

Program uses art therapy to bring summer camp experience to children who often miss out Ask...

Will you be ready when The Big One hits?

Will you be ready when The Big One hits?

For one night, American Red Cross's 'Camp Prepare!' will show you what it's like to live off a...

Music, movies in the park successfully underway

Music, movies in the park successfully underway

West Linn concert, movie goers enjoy free shows hosted by city Chris Baum Project kicked off...

Queen Bella to rule over Old Time Fair

Queen Bella to rule over Old Time Fair

Congratulations to Bella Deeb who was crowned queen of the 2015 Old Time Fair Court tonight. Her...


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July 29, 2015

Bob Martin files for open West Linn City Council spot

by Patrick Malee
Martin served on Planning Commission from 2007-2014 With just less than a month remaining before the filing deadline on Aug. 28, West Linn has its first candidate for the November City Council…
PHOTO BY THOMAS OMALLEY - The 2014 Summer Photo Challenge grand prize winner, Thomas OMalley, with his photo of a Tualatin River sunset at Swiftshore Park
July 30, 2015

Show off West Linn

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
Summer Photo Challenge is in full swing It’s not too late — five weeks remain in the 2015 West Linn Summer Photo Challenge, so grab your camera and head out into the city. This is the second…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: ANDREW KILSTROM - Substantial progress on the Lowrie Primary garden enclosure building and roof continues to be made.
July 30, 2015

District's bond money goes a long way

by Andrew Kilstrom
West Linn-Wilsonville School District makes progress on bond projects With the start of school just a little more than a month away, the West Linn-Wilsonville District is working towards…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: KALEB MCKERN - Harrison Hart, a student in Jonathan Davies Biology/Life Science course, watches for birds behind West Linn High School during this year's summer program.
July 30, 2015

Summer program wraps up

by Jake Bartman
West Linn High School’s summer program ended last week, after four weeks of marathon classes that saw more than 250 students accomplish a semester’s worth of work in only 16 days. The summer…
July 30, 2015

Water rates, attorney services headline Monday City Council…

by Patrick Malee
Council to revisit potential one-time 18 percent water rate hike The West Linn City Council faces another loaded agenda when it returns to Council Chambers Aug. 3 for a special meeting. With…
July 30, 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 7/18 12:15…
July 30, 2015

Stalled federal road funds don't worry ODOT

by Peter Wong
State highway projects could go on, even with short lapse Despite the latest congressional dispute over an extension of federal highway spending, the Oregon Department of Transportation…
July 30, 2015

Genealogist offers free help finding a missing person

by Jake Bartman
Talk aims to help find missing family members On Aug. 1, the Wilsonville Public Library will host a free talk by genealogist Connie Lenzen entitled “Lost Parents: Adoption Research and Finding…
July 30, 2015

News briefs

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
Lions equipment stolen from park The fryer used by the Riverview Lions Club to make Lions Paws for West Linn’s Old Time Fair was stolen from the park July 26. According to President Marge…
July 30, 2015

Metro COO: Don't expand Urban Growth Boundary

by Jim Redden
Report says region has enough buildable land; builders disagree Metro moved another step closer to maintaining the existing Urban Growth Boundary last week. The elected regional government…

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FILE PHOTO - Jim Bernard
Jul 29, 2015

Clackamas County Commissioner Jim Bernard throws hat into chair…

by Raymond Rendleman
Having served as a county commissioner for the past six and a half years, Jim Bernard believes he is “the best person to take on the challenges of leading this diverse and growing county” as…
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - After 40-plus years and countless hours of restoration, Dave Adams is saying goodbye to his beloved Jaguar.
Jul 23, 2015

A Jaguar filled with memories

by Patrick Malee
WL resident Dave Adams parting ways with car that changed his life During his senior year at Beaverton High School, back in 1971, Dave Adams was picking up lunch at a burger shop down the street…
TIDINGS PHOTO: LESLIE PUGMIRE HOLE - Members of the Portland Water Spectacular ski team perform a daring stunt jump Saturday, July 18, during the West Linn Old Time Fair at Willamette Park.
Jul 23, 2015

Finding the 'old' in the Old Time Fair

by Jake Bartman and Andrew Kilstrom
Drones, lumberjacks and water skiers connect past, present and future at the annual event The 59th annual Old Time Fair started off just like the 58 before it with the queen’s coronation —…
Andrew Kilstrom
Jul 23, 2015

Paper welcomes new team members

by The Tidings
Recent college grads bring energy, ideas to both community papers Finally, the West Linn Tidings editorial team is in place. After what seemed like an eternity to Tidings Publisher J. Brian…
TIDINGS PHOTO: LESLIE PUGMIRE HOLE - The Arch Bridge Area Concept Plan would impact areas to both the south and north of Arch Bridge, including some underutilized land adjacent to West Linn Paper Mill (in background).
Jul 23, 2015

Arch Bridge debate reignited

by Patrick Malee
Councilors, residents spar in discussion of how to move forward with waterfront concept plan When Russ Axelrod ran for mayor this past spring, one of his campaign promises was to revisit the…
Jul 23, 2015

Council roundup: Update on residential construction delay,…

by Patrick Malee
Though much of Monday’s West Linn City Council meeting was focused on the Arch Bridge Area concept plan, a number of residents also spoke about disruptions from the ongoing development of a home…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The upcoming Ironman event in Canada will be Dan Loriaux's first.
Jul 23, 2015

An iron determination to defeat diabetes

by Cliff Newell
West Linn's Dan Loriaux goes all out to bring cure for disease When is too much too much? Dan Loriaux hasn’t found it yet. Not when it comes to helping his brother Grant. That is why Loriaux…
Jul 23, 2015

Tidings wins prize for General Excellence

by The Tidings
Newspaper publishers group honors staff with 9 awards for writing, photography West Linn Tidings was recognized last week with multiple awards at the Better Newspaper Awards ceremony in…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The open house's main attraction is a hayride across the 160-acre farm complete with educational lessons along the way.
Jul 23, 2015

NWREC provides education at upcoming open house

by Andrew Kilstrom
Oregon State's extension center will open its doors to the public July 29 For almost 60 years North Willamette Research and Extension Center — an Oregon State University farming research…
Jul 23, 2015

OIT transitions to autonomy

by Jake Bartman
School intends to take an active role in Wilsonville as Board of Trustees assumes control On July 9 and 10, the Board of Trustees of the Oregon Institute of Technology (also known as Oregon…




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