Taming Petes Mountain Road

Taming Petes Mountain Road

After losing her daughter in a crash, Carrie Higgins is committed to ending recklessness on the...

A royal return

A royal return

West Linn High School's Emma Waibel, 2014 Rose Festival Queen, prepares for her senior year of...

Field for WL City Council set

Field for WL City Council set

Two incumbents will face two challengers in November election With the Aug. 19 filing deadline...

Draft contract gives city manager 5 percent pay bump

Draft contract gives city manager 5 percent pay bump

The contract, which awaits final approval, would be retroactive to January A draft contract has...

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August 21, 2014

Skyline Drive trail will be on November ballot

by Patrick Malee
Proposed trail would intersect with Wilderness Park, provide better connection to high school As the city embarks on an effort to replace the 101-year-old Bolton Reservoir, voters will have the…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - A highway memorial honors Grady Waxenfelter, a Clackamas County weighmaster who was killed near the intersection of Highway 224 and Amisigger Road of Feb. 6.
August 21, 2014

Weighmaster widow will sue county

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Troubled Clackamas County program hit with fine, lawsuit Clackamas County is facing a $2.75 million lawsuit and a $2,100 fine in the wake of the on-duty homicide of Assistant Weighmaster Grady…
August 21, 2014

Robinwood picnic set for Saturday

by The Tidings
For a third year in a row, the Robinwood Neighborhood Association is aiming to make its annual picnic a zero-waste event. The neighborhood association will provide burgers, brats, sodas and ice…
August 21, 2014

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: ARRESTS 8/13 9:39 a.m.…
August 21, 2014

City Club weighs marijuana issue

by Peter Wong
Members could vote soon on plan for state legalization Endorsement of Measure 91, which would legalize recreational use of marijuana in Oregon, will be considered by the City Club of Portland. A…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY: AMR - American Medical Response National Cinical Cup winners, Paramedic Ken Schey (foreground) with partner, Jason Mitro, emergency medical technician.
August 21, 2014

AMR's Clackamas County team wins national competition

by The Clackamas Review
Clackamas County paramedic Ken Schey and EMT Jason Mitro took top honors this month at AMR's Fifth Annual National Clinical Cup Competition. On Aug. 17 in Denver, teams from across the U.S.…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE - West Linn's Liam Krubel roasts marshmallows at the Great Outdoor Adventure Aug. 16.
August 21, 2014

A night under the stars

by The Tidings
The West Linn Parks and Recreation Department hosted the Great Outdoor Adventure on Aug. 16 at Mary S. Young Park, where local families camped and partook in a variety of outdoor activities
Photo Credit: REVIEW FILE PHOTO - Pesticides often are blamed for beehive collapses, but investigators feel confident that was not what caused thousands of bees to die this summer in Clackamas County.
August 21, 2014

Massive bee die-off leaves owners, experts puzzled

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Authorities say pesticides not culprit; others aren't so sure Four Clackamas county beekeepers may never know what killed their bees June 18. “I came home and there was just piles of dead bees,”…
August 21, 2014

$42 million for 37 projects awaits panel's green light

by Peter Wong
Easing transport of coal, oil among bond-funded items The Oregon Transportation Commission is set to approve $42 million in state bonds for 37 nonhighway projects, including three proposed to…
August 20, 2014

County board wrestles with legal funding

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Update: Commissioners agree to pay $10,000 on legal bills totaling $22,953 Tempers flared Tuesday, Aug. 19, during discussions of whether or not the county should reimburse commissioners John…

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Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - West Linn Police are investigating the fire, which is suspected to have been caused by illegal camping.
Aug 18, 2014

Illegal campfire causes half-acre burn at Cedar Island Park

by The Tidings
No injuries or structural damage reported An illegal campfire is suspected to have caused a half-acre burn at Cedar Island Park in West Linn Sunday night. At 8:53 p.m., a caller reported seeing…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS PHOTO: PATRICK MALEE - Police Chief Terry Timeus said he couldn't be prouder to introduce the new police station, which will be officially up and running Aug. 25.
Aug 14, 2014

Police station construction complete

by Patrick Malee
Public ribbon cutting ceremony held Monday Though the West Linn Police Department won’t be officially moved into the new police station until Aug. 25, Police Chief Terry Timeus can already see a…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - In 2011, Ken Baysinger sat down to write a book that had been on his mind for many years. He kept the story local so that he could write about what he was familiar with.
Aug 14, 2014

A thriller in West Linn

by Patrick Malee
Local author sets first mystery novel in West Linn When Ken Baysinger first discovered his gift for writing, he was a teenager working on a deadline. He’d waited until the very last minute to…
Aug 14, 2014

Council approves NA consolidation

by Patrick Malee
Pending resident approval, the Hidden Springs and Rosemont Summit neighborhood associations will merge into one. More than a year after the idea was first discussed between former Rosemont…
Aug 14, 2014

'Dark fiber' coming to West Linn

by Patrick Malee
It might have an “ominous” sound to it, as Assistant City Manager Kirsten Wyatt joked, but the “dark fiber” optic cable installation coming to West Linn could significantly improve Internet…
Aug 14, 2014

Local river waters 'historically low'

by Patrick Malee
Boaters cautioned of low waters on Willamette River If you’re thinking about pushing off from the Willamette or Cedaroak boat ramps any time soon, the Oregon State Marine Board is recommending…
Aug 14, 2014

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: ARRESTS 8/4 2:45 a.m. April…
Aug 14, 2014

Clackamas County Round up

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Clackamas County’s moratorium on medical marijuana until May 1, 2015 will stand as petitioners failed to gather enough signatures for an initiative campaign. Lindsey Rinehart, the campaign’s…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - A highway memorial honors Grady Waxenfelter, a Clackamas County weighmaster who was killed near the intersection of Highway 224 and Amisigger Road of Feb. 6.
Aug 14, 2014

Weighmaster death stirs safety, training issues

by Shasta Kearns Moore
State report could focus on weighmaster safety, training concerns It seems like everyone who knew Grady Waxenfelter loved him. The Estacada man many describe as warm, caring, an elder at his…
Photo Credit: PHOTO BY: LACEY JACOBY - Adam Klein stands with his wife, Erin, as she breastfeeds their son, Isaac (6 months), in their Beaverton home. Recently, at a restaurant in Clackamas, an employee repeatedly asked Erin to cover herself while breastfeeding, which is an illegal request.
Aug 14, 2014

Breastfeeding mom takes case public

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Mall restaurant caught in clash as diners protest nursing It was a 90-degree sunny Sunday evening in August, National Breastfeeding Month, and the Klein family wanted to eat. After wandering…




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