'A chance at life'

'A chance at life'

'I always think, if they can just get them to us, we can save them.'

A fearsome freeze

A fearsome freeze

'It will be Mother Nature that helps the streets thaw.'

West Linn resident makes Blazer headlines

West Linn resident makes Blazer headlines

Kevin Baumbach walks and hitchhikes his way to Blazers game amidst snow storm

LUBA remands Sunset Primary case back to West Linn council

LUBA remands Sunset Primary case back to West Linn council

Construction of school will continue as council, school district deal with remand

Shelter from the storm

Shelter from the storm

'I was just so totally surprised at this man's generosity and kindness - a man I'd never met.'

Applications open for 2017 Old Time Fair Court

Applications open for 2017 Old Time Fair Court

'Generally they come out talking about the confidence that they gained with their public speaking.'

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January 22, 2017

News in Brief

by The Tidings
TRIBUNE PHOTO: PETER WONG - U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden told a town hall meeting Sunday, Jan. 15, at Hillsboro Civic Center, that he planned to work where he could with the new Trump administration. Seated at rear left is Hillsboro Mayor Steve Callaway, who is keeping tabs on ticket holders waiting to ask questions.
January 21, 2017

Wyden: Cooperation, challenges must go hand in hand

by Peter Wong
Senator says he won't cave on health care, other issues
January 20, 2017

Economist: Don't expect tax reform this session

by Jim Redden
McMullen predicts Legislature won't pass M97 alternative


PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: PETER WONG - New Clackamas County Chair Jim Bernard took the oath of office Jan. 9 from Circuit Judge Deanne Darling in ceremony at Public Services Building in Oregon City.
January 19, 2017

New Clackamas board chair: Resolve dispute soon over regional urban growth boundary

by Peter Wong
Stafford Hamlet, French Prairie to be protected, according to Bernard
TRIBUNE PHOTO: DIEGO DIAZ - Women demonstrated Dec. 3 in downtown Portland during the Portland Women March Against Hate. This Saturday, tens of thousands from around the region are expected at the Women's March on Portland.
January 19, 2017

Behind the scenes, Women's March on Portland wrestles with issues of race, feminism,…

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Race, feminism and an urban hostile takeover drive potential record-setting event
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - Clackamas County commissioners will stay in a lawsuit against the state on timber revenue, but could ask for timber land instead of money if the counties previal.
January 19, 2017

Clackamas board stays in timber lawsuit

by Peter Wong
But county commissioners propose recovery of state forest land, not money, if western Oregon counties prevail against the state.
TIDINGS FILE PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Though the tanks are empty, the site remains under the DEQ designation of Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) — and that has been the case since significant contamination was discovered 23 years ago.
January 19, 2017

After two-year delay, contaminated tanks to be removed

by Patrick Malee
The tanks have been marked for decommissioning ever since auto shop closed in 2014
January 19, 2017

Police log

by The Tidings
January 18, 2017

Three WL residents among finalists for county commission seat

by Peter Wong
Former state representative Scott Bruun and former West Linn City Councilors Jenni Tan and Jody Carson were selected as finalists
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - The water level on the Tualatin River near the Ki-a-Kuts Bridge between Tualatin and Durham was normal Tuesday. It is expected to rise significantly into the weekend but not reach flood stage.
January 18, 2017

Tualatin River expected to rise but not flood as thaw sets in

by Mark Miller
UPDATE: Fanno Creek could be a problem later Wednesday as the rains continue, a National Weather Service hydrologist said.
West Linn creek, coated in snow
January 16, 2017

Slideshow: January jolts West Linn with weather blast

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
January 15, 2017

Flood watch issued for Washington County

by Dana Haynes
Warm temperatures could melt snow and ice, leading to flooding.
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: CLAIRE GREEN - Since the workshop is being offered in multiple cities, facilitators have staggered meeting times to make the program more accessible to a wider range of people. For those participating in Wilsonville and West Linn, (from left to right) Wendy Hays, Erin Eastberg and Fulton Wright will be leading the groups.
January 12, 2017

Managing chronic illnesses

by Claire Green
Free seminar helps area residents be healthier, more pain-free
January 12, 2017

City Council will re-evaluate Upper Midhill issue for new hearings

by Patrick Malee
'If we do remand the project, it's our understanding and it's the recommendation of counsel that we're going to have the most opportunity to influence the process and influence development.'
January 12, 2017

Police log

by The Tidings

Don't miss the local news

SPOKESMAN PHOTO: CLAIRE GREEN - Since the workshop is being offered in multiple cities, facilitators have staggered meeting times to make the program more accessible to a wider range of people. For those participating in Wilsonville and West Linn, (from left to right) Wendy Hays, Erin Eastberg and Fulton Wright will be leading the groups.
Jan 11, 2017

Managing chronic illnesses

by Claire Green
Free seminar helps Wilsonville residents be healthier, more pain-free
SMITH
Jan 10, 2017

Tootie Smith makes her exit from Clackamas County board

by Peter Wong
Commissioner has no regrets about her outspokenness during her four years
COURTESY PHOTO - Commissioners hope to conduct public interviews with nine and appoint someone to Position 5 by end of January.
Jan 10, 2017

Record 77 apply for Clackamas board vacancy

by Peter Wong
Commissioners hope to conduct public interviews with nine and appoint someone to Position 5 by end of January.
Jan 09, 2017

TVFR rescues lost dog along Tualatin River

by Patrick Malee
Dog was startled by fireworks and ran off on New Year's Eve, spent night outside
LUDLOW
Jan 09, 2017

Ludlow ends term as Clackamas chairman

by Peter Wong
Four years as Clackamas County chair filled with political turbulence and public achievement
Jan 08, 2017

Public pension costs projected to reach 30 percent of payroll

by Peter Wong
Increased payroll costs mean less money for other government services, or potentially higher taxes
SUBMITTED PHOTO: MULTNOMAH COUNTY - Crews at the Sellwood Bridge site have almost finished rebuilding and upgrading the rail line that runs under the bridge, clearing the way for the Willamette Shore Trolley to make full trips from Lake Oswego to South Waterfront.
Jan 07, 2017

Willamette Shore Trolley could resume trips to Portland next year

by Anthony Macuk
Worn-out cars and work on the Sellwood Bridge have prevented runs from Lake Oswego to South Waterfront since 2010
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Ben Fritchie Sr. outside the family's business in the Williamette neighborhood, which they purchased in 1946. While the family bought the store in 1946, property records indicate it was built in 1915.
Jan 06, 2017

A community hub

by Patrick Malee
With a new cider house and brew pub set to open at the old Willamette General Store, a past owner remembers the store's golden days
SUBMITTED PHOTO: WEST LINN POLICE - Following a traffic stop, police obtained a search warrant to a Lake Oswego motel room and found evidence of a large identity theft operation involving victims from around the Portland area, including West Linn and Lake Oswego.
Jan 05, 2017

WL police discover large identity theft operation

by Patrick Malee
Traffic stop led to uncovering of ID theft cases involving as many as 300 Portland area residents
SUBMITTED ART - Rendering of CCCs new Industrial Technical Center bulding
Jan 05, 2017

News in Brief

by The Tidings
TIDINGS FILE PHOTO: PATRICK MALEE - Members of the Willamette Falls Heritage Area Coalition see the falls as a focal point for what they hope will eventually be designated a National Heritage Area.
Jan 05, 2017

A 'uniquely Oregon' heritage

by Patrick Malee
Members of the Willamette Falls Heritage Coalition hope to make history with the West's first National Heritage Area
TIDINGS PHOTO: PATRICK MALEE - In the aftermath of a $550,000 modification to the Cedaroak Boat Ramp reconstruction contract, the City is pushing to finish by its Jan. 13 deadline.
Jan 05, 2017

Council approves modification on boat ramp contract

by Patrick Malee
'We've got a lot of money invested in the project already, and we just want to get the darn thing done.'
Jan 05, 2017

Police log

by The Tidings
Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the West Linn Police Department
TIDINGS PHOTOS: PATRICK MALEE - Russ Axelrod was sworn in as mayor Jan. 3, marking the beginning of his first full term after filling out the end of former Mayor John Kovashs tenure.
Jan 05, 2017

A new era

by Patrick Malee
Council welcomes returning Mayor Russ Axelrod and two new councilors
TIDINGS PHOTO: LESLIE PUGMIRE HOLE - The 13th annual Lighting in the Woods closed for the season at Maddax Woods in West Linn last week. Every holiday season Friends of Maddax Woods festoons the forest and Maddax family homestead with bright lights and illuminated animals, which burn every night until the new year.
Jan 05, 2017

Good night, bright forest

by Tidings
Lighting in the Woods at Maddax Woods closes for season
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Drugs and cash seized in West Linn home
Jan 03, 2017

West Linn police seize drugs, cash and a gun during early morning raid on Midhill Circle

by Tidings staff
House was the site of frequent neighbor's complaints and the focus of officers
Dec 30, 2016

GoFundMe account created for West Linn boy injured in crash

by Patrick Malee
Seba Pop remains in critical condition; goal is to raise $30,000
SUBMITTED PHOTO: KELE KAAI-ROBERTS - A police chase Thursday morning ended when the suspect ditched his vehicle in West Linn and jumped into the Willamette River.
Dec 29, 2016

Police chase ends with suspect jumping into river near West Linn

by The Tidings
27-year-old suspect is being treated for hypothermia at local hospital
TIDINGS FILE PHOTO: J. BRIAN MONIHAN - West Linn was blanketed with snow in early 2016, prompting residents go head out and enjoy the elements.
Dec 29, 2016

West Linn: Year in review

by Patrick Malee
It was a memorable year, for better and for worse