Tigard, Tualatin sign off on national designation for Tualatin River

Tigard, Tualatin sign off on national designation for Tualatin River

West Linn already on board with effort This story has been updated from its original version. The...

Is corporate tax measure a 'blank check'? Campaigns slug it out on how revenue could be used

Is corporate tax measure a 'blank check'? Campaigns slug it out on how revenue could be used

Two sides of a proposed corporate sales tax on the November ballot are clashing over a...

Business grant to fund streetscape improvements in Main Street district

Business grant to fund streetscape improvements in Main Street district

$20,000 awarded from City's general fund Ongoing efforts to improve West Linn’s Historic...

A galloping gala

A galloping gala

WL polo grounds host tournament to benefit American Cancer Society After 12 years of putting on...

Cedaroak Boat Ramp closed until mid-October

Cedaroak Boat Ramp closed until mid-October

Boaters beware: Construction of a new Cedaroak Boat Ramp officially began Aug. 15, and the ramp...

Yearning for yarn

Yearning for yarn

Library hosts new teen knitting club In 2016, when new social media apps and cell phone games...

Rock & Roller

Rock & Roller

Now a popular international sport, roller derby had humble roots in Portland area On the night...

Council denies development proposal at Upper Midhill Drive

Council denies development proposal at Upper Midhill Drive

Safety concerns paramount in final vote At least for the time being, there will be no new...

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August 30, 2016

Mayoral race set at two while five run for City Council

by Patrick Malee
Incumbents Thomas Frank and Jenni Tan will not run After the filing deadline passed Monday, Aug. 29, West Linn’s November election field is set at seven candidates. Incumbent Russ Axelrod and…
August 27, 2016

Many state Republicans wary of Trump

by John Schrag
GOP leaders unable to unite behind presidential hopeful On Aug. 20, Donald Trump announced he was canceling his planned Aug. 31 rally in Portland. His Oregon campaign director explained that…
August 27, 2016

Report: State costs to climb by 14.3 percent

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
The cost to maintain existing state services in the next two years will climb by 14.3 percent, or $2.7 billion, according to budget projections released Wednesday. The state faces an estimated…


GOOGLE EARTH - Plans by the Neighborhood Church Assembly of God in Stafford to build new sports field on its property in Stafford have pitted it against against residential neighbors in Tualatin and West Linn.
August 25, 2016

Stafford-area church at odds with neighbors in development…

by Peter Wong
Sports fields a conditional use in zone A plan for new sports fields pits the Neighborhood Church Assembly of God against residential neighbors in the Stafford area between Tualatin and West…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE  - Jeana Frazzini passes the torch to new leaders of Oregon's gay rights movement next week.
August 25, 2016

Basic Rights Oregon leader steps down

by Peter Wong
Frazzini has seen many advances for gay rights For Jeana Frazzini, who has been active in Oregon’s gay rights movement for a quarter-century, call it a time-out. After 24 years, 17 of them…
August 25, 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: ARRESTS 8/13 11:32 p.m. A…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: CITY OF WEST LINN - The City began the process of concrete pouring at the reservoir in early August. The pouring is expected to be complete in September.
August 24, 2016

Bolton Reservoir on track for completion in spring

by Patrick Malee
Street work nearly finished Progress continues in the construction of the new Bolton Reservoir, and the City is nearing a crucial landmark that drivers across West Linn will appreciate. Come…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Teri Cummings
August 23, 2016

Cummings to run for third City Council term

by Patrick Malee
Teri Cummings served two separate terms between 2005 and 2012 Former West Linn City Councilor Teri Cummings announced Aug. 22 that she will seek office once again. Cummings, who served two…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: SHANNON O. WELLS - An Honor Flight of Oregon group of World War II veterans pose for a group photo at the U.S. World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. in September 2015. The nonprofit Honor Flight grroup is seeking veterans from the Gresham, Portland and surrounding areas for the next trip Sept. 28-Oct. 2.
August 23, 2016

Honor Flight seeks veterans for free trip to Washington, D.C.

by Pamplin Media Group
Nonprofit group transports World War II vets to see memorials - Honor Flight of Portland is calling on World War II veterans in Clatsop, Columbia, Washington, Multnomah, Hood River, Clackamas,…
JOHN BAKER - What's a county fair without some thrill rides? The Clackamas County Fair, which runs through Sunday in Canby, has plenty to enjoy.
August 20, 2016

Clackamas County Fair is beating the heat

by John Baker
Despite the rising temperature, fairgoers are determined to enjoy this year's event Five days into its six-day run, the Clackamas County Fair & Rodeo appears to be dealing with the heat quite…

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SUBMITTED PHOTO - Class of 66 members will do a lot of reminiscing at the 50 year reunion, like remembering the time Oregon City spray-painted West Linns iconic lion statue red.
Aug 19, 2016

WLHS Class of 1966 remembers the past

by Andrew Kilstrom
Nearly 150 people will attend a three-day celebration this weekend West Linn was a dramatically different place in 1966. The city’s population was around 5,000, about one-fifth of what it is…
TIDINGS PHOTOS: PATRICK MALEE - West Linn Police Sergeant Mike Francis and Benjamin Lewis, 4, scan the area for Pokemon.
Aug 19, 2016

Gotta catch 'em all!

by The Tidings
WL police emphasize safety in leading kids on Pokemon hunt “Weedles are everywhere! They’re like an invasive species!” So said West Linn Police Sergeant Mike Francis Friday, Aug. 12, as he and…
Aug 18, 2016

Clackamas County voters to decide fuel, pot taxes

by Peter Wong
It’s official: Clackamas County voters will decide new local taxes on fuel and retail sales of marijuana on their Nov. 8 ballots. County commissioners approved formal resolutions Thursday, Aug.…
Smolens
Aug 18, 2016

Beth Smolens announces candidacy for West Linn City Council

by Patrick Malee
Filing deadline approaching Aug. 29 The race for West Linn City Council is officially on, as another challenger — Beth Smolens — formally announced her candidacy. In a press release, Smolens…
TRIBUNE ILLUSTRATION
Aug 19, 2016

Putting Oregon's records law to the test

by Kira Hoffelmeyer and Russell Wilson
Two weeks ago, the state’s top lawyer revealed how she wants to fix what she calls a “car wreck” — Oregon’s troubled public records law. That’s how Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum…
Aug 18, 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 8/6 1:36…
TIDINGS PHOTO: PATRICK MALEE - The City of West Linn held its annual American Red Cross Blood Drive Aug. 9 and Aug. 11 outside of City Hall. Staff members like Assistant City Attorney Megan Thornton showed up to donate blood.
Aug 18, 2016

West Linn donates blood

by Patrick Malee
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Frank Fritz, left, and Mike Wolfe of American Pickers will be coming to Oregon to film this summer. They are looking for leads and would love to explore your hidden treasures.
Aug 14, 2016

'American Pickers' coming to Oregon

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Mike and Frank looking for leads of interesting people with interesting items Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz and the team from the History Channel’s “American Pickers” is returning to Oregon. They…
FILE PHOTO - The deposit Oregonians will receive from returning used bottles and cans is going up to 10 cents per container starting in April, 2017 the OLCC announced this week.
Aug 13, 2016

Oregon bottle deposit to rise to 10 cents starting Spring 2017

by Geoff Pursinger
The refund Oregonians will get from returning used soda cans and water bottles is about to go up. This week the Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced that it was doubling the redemption…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: STEVEN BROWN - This 1950 Merc belong to Brad Venderberg.
Aug 13, 2016

Car shows roll into Metro area

by Pamplin Media Group
Whether you're in Gresham, Hillsboro or Clackamas County, there are plenty of car show on tap this week. Thousands of people converged on downtown Gresham on Saturday, taking in the sights of…