May I see your passport?

May I see your passport?

City introduces new 'Summer Passport' program For children, summer is a time of endless...

WL farmers market returns with new timeslot

WL farmers market returns with new timeslot

Event will be held on Sundays this year, as opposed to Wednesdays For a time, back in the early...

After Axelrod victory, City Council eyes way forward

After Axelrod victory, City Council eyes way forward

Council must appoint interim member or operate with four members until Nov. election Barring any...

City lifts boil water notice

City lifts boil water notice

Residents in Rosemont reservoir pressure zone affected UPDATE: The City of West Linn has lifted...


West Linn's Latest News

May 29, 2015

WL police save suicidal woman on arch bridge

by The Tidings
Officer and bystanders pulled woman back over rail of bridge A tragedy was averted Thursday evening when a West Linn police officer prevented a suicide attempt on the arch bridge between West…
May 29, 2015

License issue could leave Oregonians grounded

by Peter Wong
Oregon lawmakers will wait until 2016 on whether to complete the final step to provide secure driver’s licenses complying with federal requirements. It may eventually affect whether airline…
May 28, 2015

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 5/17 9:08 a.m. A…
COURTESY MARK BOWEN/SCRIPPS NATIONAL SPELLING BEE - Natalie Cha on stage at the 88th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee in the Maryland Ballroom at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.
May 27, 2015

Local spelling whiz knocked out of Scripps bee

by Shasta Kearns Moore
West Linn's Natalie Cha, 13, went two rounds before her misstep Natalie Cha, the Portland Tribune/Comcast Regional Spelling Bee winner, went two rounds at the Scripps National Spelling Bee near…
May 22, 2015

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 5/8 4:53 a.m. A man…
May 22, 2015

Council reviews 'financially constrained' TSP plan

by Patrick Malee
As West Linn continues to work on updating its Transportation Systems Plan (TSP), the city remains on track to review a draft document at some point this fall. In the meantime, the City Council…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - WLHS students had their prom on May 16.
May 22, 2015

The pre-prom ritual

by The Tidings
Before West Linn High School seniors and juniors headed to the Oregon Zoo for the prom on Saturday, parents and students took part in a pre-prom ritual that has become nearly as important as the…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Young magicians are set to perform at Robinwood Station May 30.
May 22, 2015

A gathering of magicians

by Cliff Newell
Magic time is coming to West Linn on May 30. The Society of Young Magicians (West Linn chapter) will give a benefit performance for the Friends of Robinwood Station. A donation of $5 per person…
May 22, 2015

Roundup: Council talks Stafford, LOT and sustainability

by Patrick Malee
The talk of the town might have been centered on the mayoral election this week, but the West Linn City Council still had business to conduct during a special meeting and work session Monday.…
MATTHEW SHERMAN - Adina Mollusky runs past a Wilsonville defender in Monday's semifinal victory over the Wildcats at Tualatin High School.
May 22, 2015

Girls lacrosse team makes fourth straight title game

by Matt Sherman
The Lions overcome a slow start and a lightning delay to top Wilsonville The West Linn girls lacrosse team survived a bit of a scare in its semifinal matchup against Wilsonville this week,…

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TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Russ Axelrod, along with his wife Dede Montgomery and daughter Erin Axelrod, await election results Tuesday night during a party at Cask N Keg.
May 19, 2015

Axelrod elected West Linn mayor

by Patrick Malee
Carries 55 percent of vote Russ Axelrod will be West Linn's next mayor. In unofficial election results reported late Tuesday night, Axelrod carried 55 percent of the vote (3,237 votes) compared…
COURTESY: SALEM-KEIZER PUBLIC SCHOOLS - Salam Noor is likely to become Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction at the Oregon Department of Education.
May 18, 2015

Governor taps Salam Noor for top education post

by Shasta Kearns Moore
The Salem-Keizer veteran has experience from early childhood to higher education Gov. Kate Brown announced Monday that Salem's Salam Noor should replace Rob Saxton as Deputy Superintendent of…
May 14, 2015

State revenue forecast: Kicker on the way

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
UPDATE: University presidents want more money for schools State economists are projecting both a $473 million rebate to taxpayers next year and up to $264 million more for the state budget in…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Amazing Kids from across northwest Oregon joined Pamplin Media Group owner Dr. Robert Pamplin Jr. (middle right) and Mark Garber, president and publisher of PMGs newspaper division, at a special awards ceremony at OMSI last week.
May 14, 2015

Pamplin to Amazing Kids: make the world a better place

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Potential was in the air at a gala event Wednesday honoring the Pamplin Media Group's 25 Amazing Kids for 2015 at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. The honorees, including Lake Oswego's…
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May 14, 2015

WL-WV considers $88.9 million budget

by Kate Hoots
Recent PERS ruling not likely to affect 2015-16 schools budget The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board recessed briefly during its May meeting to allow the district’s citizen budget committee to…
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - New Childrens Librarian Sarah Hinkle reads with Anberlin Miller. Hinkle arrived in West Linn this past March after spending 10 years as a librarian in Queens, New York.
May 14, 2015

From borough to the burbs

by Patrick Malee
New WL children's librarian arrives after ten years in Queens, New York It all began with “Matilda.” Growing up in Columbus, Ohio, Sarah Hinkle loved to read. Her love for books consumed her, to…
May 14, 2015

City approves $320,000 allocation for senior center expansion

by Patrick Malee
Project would add 2,900 square feet in classrooms and storage space A push to expand the West Linn Adult Community Center took a significant step forward Monday, as the City Council voted…
May 14, 2015

$40,000 approved for Robinwood Station consultant

by Patrick Malee
Community Center will remain open during ongoing permitting process The City Council approved two motions related to the Robinwood Station Community Center on Monday, one earmarking $40,000 for…
TIDINGS FILE PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - The Stafford area is a buffer of rolling hills and woodlands between Lake Oswego, West Linn and Tualatin.
May 14, 2015

Cities look to clarify stance on Stafford

by Patrick Malee
West Linn, Lake Oswego, Tualatin will release joint statement on potential development After West Linn City Councilors Thomas Frank and Russ Axelrod, who are both running to be mayor of West…
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Ron Smith, FIDO vice president, receives help while getting another load of food ready for hungry dogs and cats.
May 14, 2015

FIDO comes to West Linn

by Cliff Newell
Nancy Martin has zest for helping dogs and owners It would be really nice for FIDO if a railroad train full of dog food chugged into West Linn some bright day. But actually FIDO has something…




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