For people wild about wild birds

For people wild about wild birds

Backyard Bird Shop opens new store in West Linn When you walk into the Backyard Bird Shop in West...

Council passes resolution urging the reopening of Willamette Falls Locks

Council passes resolution urging the reopening of Willamette Falls Locks

Historic West Linn site has been closed since 2011 Since 2011, a vital West Linn historic...

Public access secured to Willamette Falls

Public access secured to Willamette Falls

Blue Heron site developer, Metro, PGE agree on deal As announced at the Metro Council meeting...

Arch bridge redevelopment plan approved

Arch bridge redevelopment plan approved

Ruling was unanimous in the face of calls to delay vote In front of a crowd comprised of both...


West Linn's Latest News

Photo Credit: COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - A National Weather Service map shows the potential for heavy rain and flooding in Northern Oregon and Southwest Washington.
December 23, 2014

We're dreaming of a . . . soggy Christmas?

by Pamplin Media Group
A deep trough of moist, cold air blasting down from the Gulf of Alaska is going to soak the region during the next few days, pushing a few local rivers and creeks over their banks. The National…
December 18, 2014

Council approves advisory board appointees

by Patrick Malee
In its final meeting of 2014, the City Council voted to formally approve 33 new advisory board appointments. The board appointments, effective Jan. 1, came in the face of numerous calls to delay…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Submitt your holiday photos by Dec. 19.
December 18, 2014

Submit your holiday photos by Friday

by The Tidings
The holidays are all about traditions, and one tradition the community has counted on for the past few years is the West Linn Tidings’s annual Family Holiday Photo issue. This is your chance to…
December 18, 2014

City Council roundup: new tourism signs, goodbye to outgoing…

by Patrick Malee
It was the arch bridge project that packed the house for Monday’s City Council meeting, but that wasn’t the only business attended to as 2014 nears its close. The City Council also voted to…
Photo Credit: REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - About 200 community members lit candles for Lake Oswego Junior High sixth-grader Thomas Graham.
December 18, 2014

Remembering 'a gift from God'

by Jillian Daley
Hundreds gather to honor 11-year-old Thomas Graham, who was killed in weather-related car crash last week Lake Oswego honored one of its own on Friday night at a candlelight vigil for an…
December 18, 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: THEFT 12/6 6:17 p.m. A theft…
December 18, 2014

Bill would exempt some Oregon counties from land-use rules

by Mateusz Perkowski
Areas with few people, slow growth could sidestep state goals Oregon lawmakers will consider exempting counties with small populations and slow growth from the statewide land-use planning system…
December 18, 2014

News briefs

by The Tidings
West Linn student has winning drug-free message Jack Benninger, a fourth-grader at Columbia Academy in West Linn, is among 11 winners of the 2014 National Red Ribbon Photo Contest. In October,…
December 18, 2014

Looking back at the favorite books of the year

by Cheryl Hill
So many great books were published this year! Now that 2014 is drawing to a close the staff at West Linn Public Library are reflecting back on our favorite books we read this year. Here are some…
December 18, 2014

Suspense is over: GMO labeling measure fails

by Peter Wong
Despite recount, legal challenge, voters doom law Despite a flurry of activity last week, the unofficial, but final result of a statewide recount was the same: Oregon voters rejected a labeling…

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Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO JAIME VALDEZ - Traditional Christmas displays and music attract thousands of people to The Grotto's Festival of Lights.
Dec 18, 2014

Religious yes, churchgoers no

by Jim Redden
Survey challenges Oregon's reputation as "unchurched" Overtly religious signs of the holiday season are everywhere this time of year. They include public displays of Nativity scenes and Hanukkah…
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Dec 18, 2014

Committee mulls Measure 91 changes

by Peter Wong
Voter-approved measure legalizes recreational use of marijuana A new Senate-House committee will consider whether to propose changes to the voter-approved ballot measure legalizing recreational…
Dec 18, 2014

Sellwood Bridge opening delayed until January 2016

by Jim Redden
Multnomah County has pushed back the tentative opening of the replacement Sellwood Bridge to January 2016. The bridge was scheduled to open in the fall of 2015. The county, which owns and…
Dec 18, 2014

Lawmakers consider incentives to replace older wood stoves

by Hillary Borrud
Oregon’s environmental agency could soon explore options to reduce pollution from older, dirtier wood stoves, if lawmakers move ahead with draft legislation introduced on last week. For three…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY: METRO - Willamette Falls is the second most powerful waterfall in North America.
Dec 11, 2014

BREAKING: Agreement secures public access to Willamette Falls

by The Oregon City News
As announced at the Metro Council meeting Thursday afternoon, new agreements with a private developer and Portland General Electric have secured permanent public access to Willamette Falls, the…
Photo Credit: TIDINGS PHOTO: PATRICK MALEE - Santa and West Linn's Old Time Fair Princesses arrived on an antique fire engine to kick off the West Linn Holiday Parade Dec. 6.
Dec 11, 2014

Let it snow

by Patrick Malee
Annual parade brings holiday joy to West Linn In the more than 20 years since she moved to West Linn, Amy Schauer has made a point of attending the annual holiday parade. In the early years, it…
Dec 11, 2014

Council approves code changes

by Patrick Malee
Amendments designed to create more 'uniform' process A long-term project to amend Chapter 2 of the West Linn Municipal Code — which relates to citizen advisory groups — came to a close Monday,…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Thirty-six girls came together to assemble care packages for orphans in the Dominican Republic.
Dec 11, 2014

WL girls help brighten Christmas for orphans

by Cliff Newell
Girls in the Dominican Republic will get friendship packages Kindness is catching among the “groovy” girls of West Linn. A big bunch of them teamed up to send packages to 37 orphaned girls in…
Photo Credit: COURTESY METRO - Metro President Tom Hughes says the region is moving toward denser development.
Dec 11, 2014

Metro Council accepts urban growth report

by Jim Redden
Yearlong research will explore effects of increasing density The Metro Council unanimously accepted a controversial report on Dec. 4 that is intended to guide the council’s scheduled decision on…
Dec 11, 2014

City reverses Planning Commission ruling on athletic field…

by Patrick Malee
Lights at Rosemont Ridge fields will be allowed to stay on until 10 p.m. A tentative appeal ruling on athletic field lights at Rosemont Ridge Middle School became final Monday, as the West Linn…




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