A glowing success

A glowing success

West Linn High School grad appears on 'America's Greatest Makers' Zach Vorhies still thinks about...

Governor pledges support for Abernethy Bridge upgrades in visit to Oregon City

Governor pledges support for Abernethy Bridge upgrades in visit to Oregon City

$150 million bridge project will be discussed at 2017 Legislature Oregon Gov. Kate Brown visited...

The sparkplug for change

The sparkplug for change

LOT project proved to be impetus for political upheaval in West Linn What follows is the second...

'Dressed to the nines'

'Dressed to the nines'

Local woman remembers many encounters with Prince When news broke of Prince’s sudden death...

A 'trusty' tap

A 'trusty' tap

Local home brewer opens Trusty Brewing in Vancouver The smell was what got to Gary Paul. More...

LOTs of questions

LOTs of questions

Three years in, the LOT project remains ever controversial. What if it was never approved? What...

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April 29, 2016

Meals program gets big Burgerville boost

by Cliff Newell
Campaign to serve seniors turns into 'March Madness' When Jessica Spencer asked Burgerville of West Linn for help on the annual Meals On Wheels fundraiser by the Pioneer Community Center, an…
JONATHAN HOUSE - Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks to a crowd of more than 400 Thursday, April 28, 2016, at Castaway Portland in Northwest Portland. The event marked the first visit to Oregon by a GOP presidential candidate in advance of the state's May 17 primary.
April 29, 2016

Kasich tells NW Portland town hall 'people need a choice'

by Paris Achen
Ohio governor is the first GOP presidential candidate to visit Oregon Ohio Gov. John Kasich told a Northwest Portland town hall crowd of about 400 people Thursday afternoon that he wasn't…
TIDINGS PHOTO: PATRICK MALEE - Sarah Tinio, Emily Hamel, Taylor Bosson were the first to sing in front of the crowd April 20.
April 28, 2016

Gearing up for state

by Patrick Malee
Top WLHS musicians play concert at WL library West Linn High School students performed at “Music in the Stacks” at the West Linn Public Library April 20. Each of the performers, according to…


April 28, 2016

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 n 4/16…
April 28, 2016

County candidates chime in on tax initiative

by Peter Wong
Little support for gross receipts tax proposal Multnomah County mostly exists to provide social services. Washington County thinks of itself largely as an economic development agency trying to…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: PETER WONG - Candidates for Clackamas County commission positions outlined their positions on the Stafford hamlet issue during an April 23 forum.
April 28, 2016

Commission candidates debate future of Stafford

by Peter Wong
Praise for Stafford plan adopted by hamlet community Though candidates for Clackamas County Commission praised a community plan for Stafford — an area awaiting a regional designation for future…
April 28, 2016

News brief

by The Tidings
Help raise funds for White Oak Savanna A run/walk fundraiser is set for Sunday, May 1, at the Rosemont Ridge Middle School Track to benefit the White Oak Savanna. “This will be our last one…
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April 27, 2016

Council approves contract for new city manager

by Patrick Malee
Stein's agreement sets annual salary at $140,000 The West Linn City Council voted 5-0 during an April 20 special meeting to ratify a contract for incoming City Manager Eileen Stein. The contract…
A rendering of the proposed Oregon City Whitewater Park shows kayakers in one of the channels.
April 26, 2016

'Whitewater Park' proposed at Willamette Falls in Oregon City

by Ellen Spitaleri
“Oregon City is in the midst of pivoting from the past to the future,” Kristin Dahl told a large gathering of attendees at the April 19 meeting of the Oregon City Business Alliance. The group…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: OREGON STATE POLICE - Police said the crash occurred when one vehicle crossed over the centerline and struck the other car head on.
April 25, 2016

WL couple injured in deadly crash on Highway 101

by The Tidings
Injuries were not life-threatening A West Linn couple suffered non-life threatening injuries in a crash that killed two on Highway 101 April 23. Preliminary information from the Oregon State…

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SUBMITTED PHOTO - Crews responded to a second alarm fire at Aqua Nails Bar in West Linn Central Village Friday morning. The fire was contained, but a cause and damage estimate have yet to be determined.
Apr 28, 2016

Crews respond to second alarm fire at Central Village

by Patrick Malee
Fire under control, no damage estimates yet Crews responded to a second alarm fire at Aqua Nails Bar in West Linn Central Village Friday morning, according to TVF&R. The initial call came in at…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Oregon Dream received an automatic bid, pushing them straight through to the semifinals.
Apr 22, 2016

Students to compete in world championship

by Andrew Kilstrom
Every year thousands and thousands of people flock to the International Cheer and Dance Championships to watch some of the top young athletes in the world. The Oregon Dream, the state’s most…
TIDINGS FILE PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - The area closest to the historic Arch Bridge attracted the most attention since the consultant's plan was unveiled in 2014 because of its proposed long-term changes - dramatic redevelopment in an otherwise
sleepy part of town.
Apr 21, 2016

West Linn City Council works to jump start Arch Bridge project

by Patrick Malee
After spending a year in limbo, City plotting path forward for riverfront development For the first time since adopting its 2016 goals, the West Linn City Council discussed at a work session…
COURTESY OLD OREGON PHOTOS - This circa 1880 photograph, taken shortly after the Willamette Falls Locks were constructed, shows the juxtaposition of white settler culture (left) and native populations (on fishing platforms, right).
Apr 21, 2016

'Since time immemorial'

by Patrick Malee
Representatives from three Native American tribes address Willamette Falls Locks task force As part of its ongoing effort to re-open the Willamette Falls Locks, the Willamette Falls Locks Task…
Apr 21, 2016

Worldwide rare book event on its way to West Linn

by The Tidings
Head to WL Library Saturday for rare book show and appraisals On Saturday April 23, rare booksellers in Oregon will take part in a special worldwide event. For 24 hours, a worldwide chain of…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: MOLLY FILLER - Source: Secretary of State's Elections Division
Apr 21, 2016

Oregon sees flurry of political party changes

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Closed primaries, divisive candidates are sparking voters to switch in advance of the May 17 election Oregon’s closed primary elections and a pair of provocative presidential candidates have…
Apr 21, 2016

Council reevaluating development codes

by Patrick Malee
Effort led by City Councilor Bob Martin When Bob Martin ran for West Linn City Council in the fall of 2015, a significant portion of his campaign was focused on city codes. Namely, Martin’s…
TIDINGS PHOTO: CLIFF NEWELL - Rick Peterson and Cheryl Hill are excited about the new Mobile Learning Lab at West Linn Public Library. It will make tremendous difference in the library's computer classes.
Apr 21, 2016

New cart makes library a computer hot spot

by Cliff Newell
Expanded classes much more convenient thanks to library's Mobile Learning Lab The Mobile Learning Lab has taken away all of the inconvenience about learning computer programs at West Linn Public…
SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO - Shirley Woods says that she will continue to drive her 2014 Honda Fit electric vehicle despite low gas prices.
Apr 21, 2016

Gas prices won't get them out of EVs

by Jake Bartman
Wilsonville residents cite other reasons to drive electric It’s almost an axiom: when gas prices go down, demand for SUVs, pickup trucks and other gas-guzzling vehicles goes up. Recent research…
Apr 21, 2016

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 n 4/9 1:53…