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Brought to you by Dr. Ryan Thomas - Hillcrest Chiropractic - CHIROPRACTIC INSIDER -

HILLCREST CHIROPRACTIC - Dr. Ryan Thomas As part of its 2016 public awareness campaign, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has announced that October will mark the beginning of their #Chiropractic1st theme and hashtag. In the face of a nationwide opioid abuse epidemic, #Chiropractic1st advocates for a conservative approach to pain management where chiropractic services are the first line of defense against pain.

For those living with either acute or chronic pain, such as those injured in motor vehicle collisions, opioids are often turned to first by prescribing physicians. But the numbers indicate that opioids may be doing more harm than good.

According to the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), more than 259 million opioid painkiller prescriptions were written in 2012. The number of overdose deaths involving prescription opioids is four times higher than that same figure in 1999. Perhaps most shocking of all, overdose deaths related to opioid abuse have risen in every county of every state since 1999.

The alarming overuse and misuse of opioids has caught the eye of the Center for Disease Control (CDC); conservative care options such as chiropractic care are now preferred over opioids for treating chronic pain. Chiropractic care effectively treats acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries, like those suffered in automobile collisions, while potentially avoiding the risks of prescription opioids.

At Hillcrest Chiropractic, we utilize a variety of treatment types, including safe and gentle joint manipulation and mobilization, to treat musculoskeletal and nervous system injuries. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Thomas today and get on the path toward optimal health.

Hillcrest Chiropractic Clinic

329 NE Hood Ave, Gresham, OR 97030

(503) 491-0388

Brought to you by Randall Wilson, Prestige Care Huntington Terrace - Assisted Living INSIDER -

PRESTIGE CARE HUNTINGTON TERRACE - Randall WilsonSeptember is Healthy Aging month — a great time to consider ways to reinvent yourself.

According to Carolyn Worthington, editor-in-chief of Healthy Aging Magazine, it’s never too late to find a new career, sport, passion or hobby. Here are a few ideas to get you going:

Be pos­i­tive in your con­ver­sa­tions and your actions every day. When you catch your­self com­plain­ing, check your­self right there and change the con­ver­sa­tion to some­thing pos­i­tive.

Walk like a vibrant, healthy per­son. Come on. You can prob­a­bly do it. Ana­lyze your gait. Do you walk slowly because you have just become lazy or, per­haps, have a fear of falling? (Tip: Make a con­scious effort to take big strides, walk with your heel first, and wear com­fort­able shoes.)

Lonely? Stop brood­ing and com­plain­ing about hav­ing no friends or fam­ily. Do some­thing about it now. Right this minute. Pick up the phone, land­line, or cell and make a call to do one or more of the fol­low­ing: Vol­un­teer your time, Take a class, invite some­one to meet for lunch, brunch, din­ner, or cof­fee.

Get outdoors! Start walk­ing not only for your health but to see the neigh­bors. Have a dog? You’ll be amazed how the dog can be a con­ver­sa­tion starter. (Tip: If you don’t have time for a dog, go to your local ani­mal shel­ter and vol­un­teer.)

Make this month the time to set up your annual phys­i­cal and other health screen­ings. Go to the appoint­ments and then, hope­fully, you can stop wor­ry­ing about ail­ments for a while.

Prestige Senior Living - Huntington Terrace

1410 NE Cleveland Ave.,

Gresham, OR 97030


Brought to you by Dan Schofield, Weston Kia - Automotive INSIDER -

WESTON KIA - Dan SchofieldFor those on tight budgets, skipping routine car maintenance services may be tempting, but it will cost you plenty down the road.

If you don't maintain your car, a vehicle that might have been driven for 200,000 miles will likely last only 100,000 miles.

Then there are the costly repairs for turning a blind eye to maintenance: bad brakes, failed emissions tests and maybe even a failed engine.

Regular oil changes help keep your engine clean and lubricated, says Deanna Sclar, author of "Auto Repair for Dummies."

"Oil cuts down on the friction that can literally wear away the parts of the engine," she says. "One of the most important maintenance-related things you can do is change your oil frequently."

The recommended two oil changes per year cost about $60, while the cost of engine replacement can easily exceed $5,000.

An annual brake inspection allows us to spot wear before it gets dangerous and costly. Replacing brake pad and shoes costs as little as $99 per axle, while replacing rotors or drums can add several hundred dollars for NO reason!

Timing belt replacement at the manufacturer’s suggested interval can save big bucks. If the timing belt fails, the engine can stall resulting in a big towing bill. Replacing a timing belt costs about $450, while repairing the engine following a timing-belt failure could run about $5,000.

All told, regular maintenance of your car will cost a fraction of one major repair, a small price to pay to avoid costly repairs, vehicle life span and safety concerns.

Weston Kia

22309 SE Stark St.

Gresham OR 97030


Brought to you by Tony Kriss - Advanced Firearms Training - FIREARMS INSIDER

ADVANCED FIREARMS TRAINING - Tony KrissDo you consider yourself an avid hunter? So does Tony Kriss. Kriss, the owner of Advanced Firearms Training in Gresham, OR, has been working in the firearms business since 1979. With a wealth of expertise at his disposal, Tony has a few tips to help you have your best hunting season ever.

Whether you are trying new ammunition, or you have purchased a new rifle and/or scope, you will want to sight-in your rifle for more predictable shot placement during the season. Make sure to use the SAME ammo for sighting-in that you will use while hunting. It’s a good idea to use the same ammo brand and lot# for added consistency.

Additionally, you should sight-in for distances that match the area you will be hunting. Normal range for the Coast is 100 yards, whereas Central and Eastern Oregon have ranges of several hundred yards.

Depending on the conditions and your shooting distances, your sighted-in firearm may be the wrong caliber for a given hunt, however. For blacktail deer, .30-30 caliber rifles work well in dense brush settings, along with .444 and .44 Magnum. In contrast, more open hunting areas make the .30-06 and .308 Winchester excellent calibers for hunting blacktail deer.

For more friendly hunting advice and a wide selection of firearms, ammunition, and much, much more, visit Advanced Firearms Training in Gresham today!

Advanced Firearms Training


1121 NE Division St., Gresham, OR 97030

Brought to you by Donivon McCord - McCord Construction - CONSTRUCTION INSIDER -

MCCORD CONSTRUCTION - Donivon McCord How old are your home’s windows? If you answered more than 15 years old, it’s time to consider upgrading to newer, more energy-efficient windows.

Windows have multiple functions that they perform for your home. First, beautiful windows will add to your property’s aesthetic look and can even boost your property’s resale value. Secondly, windows allow light into your home, brightening rooms and creating a more open and welcoming environment.

However, these same windows are also perfect conduits for hot air to travel through, whether it’s heated air escaping your home in the winter or the outside heat flowing into your home in the summer. Many older windows do not have protective tinting or are single-paned, and therefore inefficient at regulating your home’s temperature.

Upgrading your home to newer, more energy-efficient windows carries a number of benefits. According to the Efficient Windows Collaborative, replacing the old windows of a 2,600 square foot, 2 story house with energy-efficient windows will save you at least 15% annually on your heating and cooling costs. Depending upon the condition of the old windows, these savings can be even higher, especially if air leakage is reduced by the new windows.

New windows will also add value to your home. For even average-quality vinyl windows, the National Association of Realtors 2015 Remodeling Impact Report states that roughly 80% of project costs can be recouped in added home value.

If you’ve decided that your windows definitely need replacing, McCord Construction would love to work with you; call us today!

McCord Construction

500 NW 20th St STE 202, Gresham, OR 97030

(503) 348-2366

Brought to you by Maleesa Madsen - Cherry Park Plaza - SENIOR LIVING INSIDER -

CHERRY PARK PLAZA - Maleesa MadsenYou don’t have to be a scientist to figure out that our pets make us feel good. Whether it’s your cat’s thunderous purr or the simple tail wag of an excited dog, an affectionate relationship between seniors and their pets can improve mental health while lowering the risk of depression and stress-related illnesses—for both seniors and their pets!

At Cherry Park Plaza, we encourage our residents to live life well. Our residents should bring the best parts of their lives with them to Cherry Park Plaza, including their pets! Community residents are encouraged to bring their small cat or dog into our family, provided that they have received current vaccinations and can be given the proper care.

Pets provide both their owners and our community with many great benefits. Being a responsible pet owner nurtures a sense of purpose and family for a pet owner, helping to combat loneliness and elevate their mood. Pets also keep seniors moving and their heart rates up; dogs in particular are the best furry personal trainers around, encouraging their owners to be active.

For both old friends and new acquaintances, pets can be a great conversation starter; bring your dog to a social activity and you are sure to be the life of the party. Have a friend over, and your cat can provide hours of entertainment.

Are you and your pet ready to live life well? Then make Cherry Park Plaza your new home! For complete pet policy details, visit us at 1323 SW Cherry Park Rd.

Cherry Park Plaza

(503) 491-1661

1323 SW Cherry Park Rd, Troutdale, OR 97060

Brought to you by Randy and Dori DeLaunay - Creative Visions Landscapes and Water Garden Center - LANDSCAPING INSIDER

CREATIVE VISIONS LANDSCAPES - Dori and Randy DeLaunayFeed well—During the summer fish grow and consume more food than any other time of year. Be sure you are feeding a summer blend feed with a higher protein content to accommodate your fish’s faster metabolism and ensure proper nutrition.

Be prepared for temperature change—A pond thermometer is a pond keeper’s best friend. Water temperature varies greatly depending on environmental factors like surrounding trees, elevation, and air temperature. New in stock this season are small digital thermometers that a very easy to read and only cost $10.

Transition feed—Anywhere from late September to early October water temperatures will drop to 64 degrees, and that’s when you transition to a spring and fall blend fish feed to prevent bloating and indigestion from excess protein.

Hibernation ready—It takes until around Thanksgiving for water temperatures to drop down to 50 degrees. When the water is consistently below 50, it’s time to stop feeding and let your fish hibernate for the winter. Add pond salt at a rate of 2.5 pounds per 100 gallons to achieve a salt reading of 3 parts per million. This keeps your fish free of parasites when they’re most susceptible.

Netting—Falling leaves in autumn can cause many problems for pond owners. The best way to prevent a dirty pond and a clogged pump is to put netting over the pond before the leaves start falling. We sell pond netting in a large assortment of sizes here at Creative Visions.

Creative Visions Landscapes and Water Garden Center

9965 SE Orient Drive, Boring, OR

(503) 663-5483

Brought to you by Rob Cook - Nancy's Floral - FLORAL INSIDER

NANCY'S FLORAL - Rob CookIf you’ve received one of Nancy’s Floral’s beautiful rose arrangements, there are a number of steps you can take to help your roses last. Roses should last a minimum of 5-7 days; follow these tips, however, and it is not uncommon for rose arrangements to last 2 weeks or more!

Keep your roses in an environment that has a temperature range of 72°-74° Fahrenheit.

Sunlight and air from vents and ceiling fans will dehydrate your arrangement, so keep your roses away from exposed areas.

Roses are very thirsty flowers, therefore rehydration is a must. Keep the water level in the vase at its highest point, refilling with lukewarm water often. Re-cut the stems and change the water (and floral food) every five to seven days—bacteria in the water can clog stems and shorten the life of your flowers. All of our rose arrangements are shipped with floral food already in the water.

If you do have any roses that prematurely wilt, they can usually be revived! Premature wilting usually indicates that air is trapped in the stem and the preservative solution cannot flow properly up the stem. Look for a cut or scrape in the bark above the water level. Re-cut the stem above the injured section under water and then submerge the entire rose in a shallow pan of warm water (about 100 degrees Fahrenheit), keeping the stem and head straight; the rose will usually revive within an hour.

Nancy’s Floral

620 NE Burnside Rd, Gresham, OR 97030

(503) 716-4971

Brought to you by Randy Preston - Honke Heating - HEATING AND COOLING INSIDER -

HONKE HEATING - Randy PrestonYou may think that all HVAC technicians are created equal, but that’s just not the case. Working with NATE-certified technicians provides numerous advantages to working with technicians not certified by NATE. But just what is NATE, and why do I want a NATE-certified technician? Read below to find out:

What Does NATE Stand For?

NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence, a not-for-profit organization that trains on the latest heating, cooling and air conditioning technologies. It’s the only nationwide program accepted by the entire HVAC industry, including contractors AND manufacturers.

Technicians who are NATE members must take periodic classes and tests on their knowledge of HVAC topics to keep on top of developments in the industry. NATE certification proves that technicians are experts in their chosen field. This program ensures that qualified technicians have a core set of competencies and can be trusted by those who hire them.

Why NATE Certification Is Important

An important part of NATE membership is regular training to update HVAC skills as technology is constantly changing. NATE-certified technicians can efficiently and properly install, repair, service and replace many different types of HVAC equipment. Properly detecting and fixing problems is essential because of the nature of these mechanical systems; if equipment is not serviced or installed properly, systems may not operate properly, resulting in higher energy consumption and more expensive bills.

Thanks to the extra training and updated skills that NATE technicians have, they have the ability to understand and handle both newer and older HVAC equipment models, providing consumers with peace of mind, regardless of the type or brand of equipment.

NATE certification is not only voluntary, it is also rigorous. Although other third-party certification programs are present in the HVAC industry, most have extremely high pass rates. NATE has the lowest pass rate of any industry certification program. This means that if you choose a NATE-certified company like Honke Heating and Air Conditioning, you are assured of having the best possible HVAC technicians complete your job. NATE certification was developed in conjunction with the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), which developed testing procedures to ensure high professional standards.

NATE-Certified, Licensed HVAC Professionals

Honke Heating and Air Conditioning is NATE-certified to properly and effectively take care of all of your HVAC needs. Our licensed and professional HVAC techs are here for you!

Honke Heating & Air Conditioning

840 NE Cleveland Ave, Gresham, OR 97030

(503) 666-3725

Brought to you by Ken Mitchell-Phillips - The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips - LEGAL INSIDER -

THE LAW OFFICES OF KEN MITCHELL-PHILLIPS - Ken Mitchell-PhillipsProtecting your intellectual property, such as your business name, your inventions, or your trade secrets, is crucial to the success of your business. This intellectual property may be as valuable as the business itself and often times may be your business’ most valuable asset. If your business hasn’t protected its intellectual property, here are 5 ways it can do so:

Patents protect products or processes that are unique, useful, and non-obvious. Under the protection of a patent, you can stop third parties from making, using, or selling your invention for a period of years.

Copyrights protect an original work of authorship, such as literature, music, or computer software. Filing for a copyright is voluntary, but doing so will make it easier to seek court enforcement of your copyright.

Having a unique, identifiable name for your product gives your business an advantage over its competitors. A trademark protects the name of your product by preventing other businesses from selling a product under the same name.

When you create a new organization, you reveal your valuable product ideas, marketing plans, and other intellectual property to employees, suppliers, and other business relationships. Non-Disclosure Agreements control the disclosure and use of your business’ intellectual property, ensuring that your trade secrets are maintained.

If you still have steps to take to ensure your intellectual property is protected, be sure to contact The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips today.

The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips, P.C.

1217 NE Burnside Rd, Suite 801, Gresham, OR 97080


Brought to you by Deb-ee Jones - Bridge City Medical Aesthetics - AESTHETIC INSIDER -

BRIDGE CITY MEDICAL AESTHETICS - Deb-ee Jones, RNTired of shaving, tweezing, and waxing to remove unwanted hair? Then laser hair removal, the most prevalent and widespread laser treatment today, is worth considering. Laser hair removal is effective, it is safe, and at Bridge City Medical Aesthetics, it is affordable.

Virtually anywhere on the body can be treated, so long as the hair is darker than the skin. We use two gold-standard platforms to optimally treat all hair types with the exception of grey, white, and true red hair, which the laser cannot “see” during the procedure. We keep pricing simple by offering 4 packages sold in sets of 6 treatments: Small (lip, chin, sideburns, cheeks, happy trail, fingers, toes, neck front, neck back, areola), Medium (basic bikini, lower arms, upper arms, face, buttocks, underarms), Large (lower legs, upper legs, upper back, full face and neck, full arms, extended bikini or Brazilian), and Extra Large (full legs, torso front, torso).

Treatment sessions go relatively quickly. The sensation of laser hair removal is often described as a soft rubber band snap; thicker, coarser hair creates a more intense sensation, with many patients claiming that each treatment is easier than the last because there is approximately 15-20% less hair after each session. Topical anesthesia is typically unnecessary, but we do have it available for ultra-sensitive individuals.

If you are ready to take your first steps towards smooth, hair-free skin, schedule your complimentary consultation with Bridge City Medical Aesthetics today!

Bridge City Medical Aesthetics

1410 NE 106th Ave, Portland, OR 97220

(971) 777-0303

Brought to you by Cindy Passannante - C.P. Trips - TRAVEL INSIDER -

C.P. Trips - Cindy PassannanteOne of the big recent developments in the travel and tourism industry is the rise of the solo traveler. In the past, travel was centered on couples and families. Particularly on cruises, singles were often subject to a single supplement fee, which meant paying for double occupancy rooms as a single. Over the last several years, however, solo travelers have grown substantially, and the industry is doing its part to cater to this new demographic.

Cruise companies Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Lines have added studio cabins free of single supplement fees to several of their cruise ships. Holland America Line has launched what they call their SinglePartners Program, which matches solo travelers together to share a stateroom on one of their cruise ships. Best of all, SinglePartners travelers are guaranteed the lower rate of a double occupancy room even if a match can’t be found.

Travel companies such as Abercrombie & Kent and Go Way Travel have similarly begun designing excursions specifically for solo travelers. These tours are often done in small groups of 10-20 people, and are a great way for travelers to experience a new destination without feeling lost in a crowd.

And at C.P. Trips, we are reviving our Classy Lady Travels (& Couples Too) program in 2017. Whether local, regional, or around the world, our program is focused on creating world-class trips for singles to experience in a group of like-minded travelers.

For more information, call or visit C.P. Trips today!

C.P. Trips

Damascus, OR 97089

(503) 658-5646

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OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Children line Main Avenue in downtown Gresham to watch the 2016 Gresham Teddy Bear parade Saturday.
September 25, 2016

IN PHOTOS: Teddy bears fill downtown Gresham

by Pamplin Media Group
The 2016 Gresham Teddy Bear Parade was held Saturday, Sept. 24, in downtown Gresham. Hundreds of people lined city streets to watch the popular event, which features, naturally, a plethora of teddy bears in all shapes and sizes. Check out the photo…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Many of the floats in the parade prominently featured teddy bears.
September 24, 2016

Teddy Bear Parade delights Gresham

by Christopher Keizur
The 34th annual Teddy Bear Parade took over the streets of downtown Gresham Saturday morning to the delight of thousands of locals. There were colorful floats, marching bands, classic cars, animals, clowns and, of course, plenty of teddy bears. The…
FILE PHOTO - Mayor Shane Bemis and the majority of the City Council oppose Measure 97.
September 23, 2016

Local groups weigh in on Measure 97

by Christopher Keizur
Majority oppose tax proposal as terrible precedent for Oregon - As the Nov. 8 election draws near, public debate rages over whether Oregon voters should pass Measure 97. The measure represents an opportunity for the state to generate a large amount…

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Mt. Hood Community College President Debra Derr (in black and white at microphone) welcomes people to the ceremony for the time capsule that will be opened on MHCC's 100th anniversary in 2066. The capsule is at left of photo on the able.
September 23, 2016

Mt. Hood assembles anniversary time capsule

by Teresa Carson
The container will be opened on MHCC's 100th birthday - Mt. Hood Community College, celebrating its 50th birthday this year, prepared a time capsule this week to be unearthed on the college’s 100th anniversary. College dignitaries, including MHCC…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: KOIN - Streets have been closed as investigators begin the investigation into the shooting.
September 23, 2016

One dead after morning shooting

by Christopher Keizur
Police believe the incident was a homicide - Portland East Precinct officers have responded to reports of a shooting at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at a residence in the 1700 block of Southeast 162nd. Officers and medical personnel arrived on the…
COURTESY PHOTO - Security footage shows a robber striking a bartender at Maddy's, located at 17102 Southeast Powell Boulevard.
September 23, 2016

Police searching for suspect of armed robbery, assault at bar

by Christopher Keizur
Incident occurred at Maddy's, on Southeast Powell Boulevard - A southeast Portland bar was the site of an armed robbery at 9:48 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21. Portland Police East Precinct officers responded to reports of the robbery at Maddy’s, located…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JOSH KULLA - Homeless campers haul their belongings along the Springwater Corridor Trail Sept. 1 as the city of Portland began a wide-ranging cleanup of camps along portions of the trail.
September 23, 2016

VIDEO: Springwater Corridor Trail cleanup proceeds

by Pamplin Media Group
The city of Portland began a wide-ranging cleanup of homeless encampments along the Springwater Corridor Trail on Sept. 1. The popular hiking and biking trail has seen hundreds of homeless individuals and even families set up camp in wooded areas…
FILE PHOTO - The Rev. Jeremy Lucas of Christ Church Episcopal Parish in Lake Oswego holds the 150 tickets he purchased from a Gresham all-star softball team's raffle in July.
September 23, 2016

Pastor who won rifle raffle avoids gun-transfer charges

by Anthony Macuk
Police: Media statements not enough to prove illegal transfer - The convoluted case of the Gresham rifle raffle will end not with a bang, but a whimper. Rev. Jeremy Lucas, the Lake Oswego pastor who publicly promised to destroy the AR-15 rifle he…
COURTESY PHOTO - City Recorder Greg Dirks, left, leads the oath of office administered to Councilor Mark Clark on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at Wood Village City Hall.
September 23, 2016

Mark Clark returns to Wood Village Council

by Zane Sparling
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September 23, 2016

Ex-councilor vows recall plan

by Zane Sparling
Ed Bejarana says he will begin process to remove councilor after election - A former Fairview city councilor says he plans to initiate the process to recall sitting City Councilor Brian Cooper from his position. Ed Bejarana, who resigned from the…
OUTLOOK PHOTO - Parents and teachers applaud the Corbett High School Advanced Placement students. The line of scholars snaked around the cafeteria.
September 23, 2016

Corbett students soar in tough advanced placement classes

by Teresa Carson
Seventy students honored for excellence - The Corbett School Board Wednesday night honored more than 70 students who have succeeded in rigorous, college-credit classes in high school, which are part of a national program known as advanced placement.…
COURTESY PHOTO - The following information is from the public records of the Gresham Police Department:
September 23, 2016

Gresham police log

by Pamplin Media Group
Published Sept. 23, 2016 - The following information is from the public records of the Gresham Police Department: ARRESTS • Gresham police arrested two people at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, on Northeast 162nd Avenue on multiple accusations. Dmitry…
COURTESY PHOTOS - The Clackamas County Board of Commissioners early this year.
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Clackamas board stalemates on Measure 97 resolution

by Peter Wong
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TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Portland Public Schools board chair Tom Koehler and others will have to hand over his mobile text messages on public business after nearly two dozen requests for them.
September 23, 2016

PPS wrestles with fulfilling 20 requests for text messages

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PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JAIME VALDEZ - Gov. Kate Brown responds to questions at Wednesday's Portland Business Alliance meeting. Brown told the group that her decision to endorse the corporate tax measure was extremely difficult for her.
September 23, 2016

Brown: Measure 97 needed to avoid big budget cuts

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
The typical Oregon family would see their costs climb by about $600 - PORTLAND - Gov. Kate Brown defended her decision to support a corporate sales tax measure Wednesday as the only viable alternative to deep cuts at state agencies and rollbacks to…
FILE PHOTO - The election is coming. It looms.
September 23, 2016

Fans of campaign limits push for legal fight

by Nick Budnick
Advocates aim to overturn state, federal precedents - Fans of limiting the influence of money in elections want Multnomah County to be the slingshot that knocks out legal rulings that block state and national reforms. A variety of Portland-area…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: GRESHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT - The man was seen apparently touching himself while looking towards the playground full of children.
September 22, 2016

Man exposes himself near playground

by Christopher Keizur
Gresham police searching for information surrounding the incident - Gresham police are investigating reports of a man exposing himself at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, near a playground while children were playing. A police officer was flagged down…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - As of Wednesday, Sept. 21, artists Dwayne Harty and Tammy Callens were still hard at work on Troutdale's newest outdoor mural. They expect work to be completed by Friday.
September 27, 2016

Dedication ceremony planned for Troutdale mural

by Zane Sparling
Event to celebrate artwork of city's quaint early days - “Mother Nature sometimes makes our efforts look very small,” muses muralist Dwayne Harty. Facing east in Mayors Square park in downtown Troutdale, Harty points up toward Broughton Bluff.…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Gresham Police welcome its two newest academy graduates, officers Jonathan Slack and Dana Gunnarson.
September 21, 2016

News Briefs: Gresham police cite 36 during safety operation

by Pamplin Media Group
Published Sept. 16, 2016 - The Gresham Police Department gave out 36 citations during a pedestrian safety operation on Aug. 18 at the intersection of West Powell Boulevard and West Powell Loop. The citations were issued for drivers failing to stop…
FILE PHOTO - Marijuana
September 20, 2016

Voters to decide local pot measures

by Peter Wong
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FILE PHOTO - Nadaka Nature Park is beautiful, but needs some elbow grease to keep it that way. Volunteers can help out Sept. 24.
September 20, 2016

Volunteers sought to help clean up Nadaka Nature Park

by Teresa Carson
Help spruce up nature park - Friends of Nadaka is looking for volunteers to help with a fall clean up of Nadaka Nature Park on Saturday, Sept. 24. The day is aimed at restoring a healthy habitat at the greenspace. The work party will be from 9 a.m.…
FILE PHOTO - For health information, to report human or pet illnesses due to algae blooms, or to ask questions, contact the Oregon Health Authority at 971-673-0400.
September 20, 2016

Blue Lake now safe for people, but not dogs

by Christopher Keizur
People and pets should avoid areas where the water is foamy, scummy - The Oregon Health Authority has lifted the swimming and wading prohibition for Blue Lake, issued on Sept. 7, after water monitoring confirmed the level of blue-green algae toxins…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Trimet says it plans to end rapid transit service to Mount Hood Community College. The Portland-to-Gresham service will instead end at Gresham Transit Center, shown here.
September 20, 2016

Call to drop MHCC from rapid bus line raises concerns

by Christopher Keizur
TriMet planners say improving existing bus lines will be enough - Mt. Hood Community College may no longer be the end destination of the proposed Gresham-to-Portland bus rapid transit line, which proponents say would bring better service and other…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Human Solutions Executive Director Andy Miller, far left, accepts a check for more than $88,000, which was raised during the seventh-annual Dennis' 7 Dees Charity Golf Tournament held Sept. 15. With Miller were Dean Snodgrass, vice president of Dennis' 7 Dees, Terry Ciecko, board member with Human Solutions, Dave Snodgrass, president of Dennis' 7 Dees and Tournament Direction and 7 Dees' Human Resource Manager Dani Powell.
September 20, 2016

Golf tourney raises funds for Human Solutions

by Anne Endicott
Golf tourney raises funds for Human Solutions - Thanks to the generosity of area duffers, the seventh annual Dennis’ 7 Dees Charity Golf Tournament raised a record $88,000 for Human Solutions during the event held Thursday, Sept. 15, at Langdon…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Happy Hour is located at the corner of Northeast Third Street and Main Avenue in downtown Gresham.
September 20, 2016

Happy Hour brings cocktail culture downtown

by Shannon O. Wells
Troutdale resident adds stylish '60s flair to Main Avenue - As Shelley Holland sought out the ideal space to realize her vision of a stylish cocktail bar and restaurant, she admitted feeling like a character from a fairy tale. “The first (location)…
FILE PHOTO - Space is limited so registration is required to attend.
September 20, 2016

Gresham Library serves up seminar on the Second Amendment Tuesday

by Teresa Carson
Space is limited so registration is required to attend - Why was the right to own guns so important to the founders of the country that it got its own amendment in the U.S. Constitution? Find out why and learn more about the Second Amendment at a…
COURTESY PHOTO - Please call Legacy Health at 503-674-1123 to reserve a space in the class or to get more information.
September 20, 2016

Learn to prevent falls at Legacy workshop Tuesdays

by Teresa Carson
Falls are leading cause of injury and hospitalization in older adults - Every 11 seconds, an older adult lands in an emergency room with a fall-related injury, and Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center is offering a series of classes to help seniors…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: PETER WONG - Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader, center, and Republican challenger Colm Willis at a business-sponsored forum Monday, Sept. 19, at the Monarch Hotel in Clackamas. At left is the moderator, Mark Meek, who read written questions from the audience.
September 20, 2016

5th District foes trade political jabs

by Peter Wong
Partisanship, Pacific trade pact split Democrat Schrader and Republican challenger at forum. Democratic incumbent Kurt Schrader and Republican challenger Colm Willis disagreed about partisanship and the Pacific trade agreement, among other things,…
COURTESY MHCC - Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham
September 17, 2016

Special meeting to discuss dropping Gresham college from transit project

by Jim Redden
The possibility of dropping Mt. Hood Community College from the proposed bus rapid transit line between Portland and Gresham has prompted a special meeting of the project’s steering committee. Metro and TriMet planners have said dropping the line…
OUTLOOK PHOTO - Mt. Hood Community College
September 16, 2016

MHCC by the numbers

by Teresa Carson
Vital stats and more - 33,000 – Number of students 212 acres – Size of main campus 120 – Number of programs, certificates and degrees offered 1 – Number of funeral service programs in Oregon (at MHCC) $4,703 – Cost of full-time student tuition and…
FILE PHOTO - The City of Damascus is no more.
September 16, 2016

What's next for Damascus?

by Christopher Keizur
Clackamas County and Happy Valley update on disincorporation - The process of Damascus’ disincorporation is complex and ongoing, and officials from Clackamas County and Happy Valley came together at the North Clackamas Chamber meeting Monday…
FILE PHOTO - A sewage plant in Gresham.
September 16, 2016

Gresham City Council considers operations of wastewater plant

by Christopher Keizur
Officials recommend Gresham take over when private contract expires - The Gresham City Council is mulling a proposal on whether the city should take over operation of its wastewater treatment plant, which would increase responsibility but also…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - The Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce East County Economic Summit in 2009.
September 16, 2016

Chamber's economic summit discusses issue of millenials in workplace

by Christopher Keizur
Event set for East Hill Church on Wednesday, Sept. 28 - The Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce is attempting to answer one of the most pressing questions in the modern workplace during its Economic Summit — how to deal with millennials. The summit,…
September 19, 2016

Clackamas board stalemates on Measure 97 resolution

by Peter Wong
Issue likely to return after 2-1 vote with two absent members. Three Clackamas County commissioners stalemated last week on Measure 97, the proposed corporate tax increase on the Nov. 8 statewide ballot. But a proposed resolution of opposition is…
September 16, 2016

Glenn White: Loves Troutdale community

by Pamplin Media Group
Running for Troutdale City Council, Position 4 - Name: Glenn White Running for: Troutdale City Council, Position 4 Education: Attended Green River Community College for business administration. Prior governmental experience: A sitting member of the…

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COURTESY PHOTO - Grace Community Church
Sep 16, 2016

Grace Community Church to offer job skills classes

by Teresa Carson
Class intended for those with difficulty seeking or keeping jobs - Are you or someone you know, having trouble getting and keeping a job? Do you have a low-paying, dead-end job and you’d like to…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Dr. Debra Derr participates in a graduation ceremony.
Sep 16, 2016

Hail to the chief! MHCC's presidents

by Teresa Carson
Eight presidents over 50 years - 1966-1976: Dr. Earl Klapstein 1976-1985: Dr. R. Stephen Nicholson 1985-1996: Dr. Paul E Kreider 1996-2000: Dr. Joel E Vela 2001-2007: Dr. Robert Silverman…
Sep 16, 2016

Robert Canfield: Demands fiscal accountability

by Pamplin Media Group
Running for Troutdale City Council, Position 4 - Name: Robert Canfield Running for: Troutdale City Council, Position 4 Education: Earned an associate degree as a legal assistant from Portland…
Sep 16, 2016

Prom endorses Delano in Fairview council race

by Zane Sparling
Councilor will not seek re-election - Fairview Councilor Steven Prom, who is not running for re-election, has named candidate Renaye Delano as his preferred candidate for Position 4 at City…
KOIN - The following information is from the public records of the Gresham Police Department:
Sep 16, 2016

Gresham police log

by Pamplin Media Group
Published Sept. 16, 2016 - The following information is from the public records of the Gresham Police Department: ARRESTS • At 5:03 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, Shelli Ann Stuhr, 46, no address, was…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - These Wilkes Elementary kids are in school. About 15 percent of Wilkes students have chronic attendance issues.
Sep 16, 2016

Wilkes mediators work toward lowering absenteeism

by Teresa Carson
Volunteers step in when schools have been unsuccessful - Wilkes Elementary School is getting help from volunteer mediators provided by East Metro Mediation to get some students to come to school…
FILE PHOTO - Junki Yoshida addresses the West Columbia Gorge Chamber of Commerce on еаrlier this year.
Sep 16, 2016

Endorsements spark tension inside, outside Chamber of Commerce

by Zane Sparling
Chamber: Process has always been political - The process of issuing political endorsements has roiled a local chamber of commerce, igniting dissension inside and outside the group of business…
KOIN - ITT Tech on NE Cascades Parkway in Portland, as seen on Google Street View.
Sep 16, 2016

Mt. Hood Community College offers assist former students

by Teresa Carson
For-profit college closed abruptly - Mt. Hood Community College is ready to help students who attended ITT Technical Institute, which closed abruptly earlier this month. MHCC is holding an…
FILE PHOTO - A Multnomah County Sheriff's River Patrol deputy in 2007.
Sep 15, 2016

Deputies recover Sandy man's body from Columbia River

by Pamplin Media Group
The body was found Wednesday - The body of Sandy resident Brian Schmitz was found Wednesday, Sept. 14, floating in the Columbia River. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office river patrol deputies…
FILE PHOTO - Train tracks outside of Woodburn, Oregon in 2014.
Sep 15, 2016

Man hit by Union Pacific train

by Christopher Keizur
Investigation into who he was and how the accident occurred - Gresham police and medical personnel responded to a call from a Union Pacific employee that the eastbound train had struck a…
COURTESY: SECRETARY OF STATE AUDIT REPORT - Audit of Smarter Balanced Assessments shows tests are nearly twice as expensive as the last standardized test that Oregon used.
Sep 14, 2016

Audit: Oregon needs to get more out of expensive Smarter…

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Statewide school tests through the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium are nearly twice as expensive as the old tests, confusing to educators and time-consuming. That’s according to a new…
COURTESY PHOTO - It is illegal for landlords to discriminate against renters with Section 8 vouchers.
Sep 14, 2016

6,500 apply for Section 8 housing on first day

by Zane Sparling
Home Forward is accepting new applications for the first time in four years - For the first time in four years, the waitlist for Section 8 housing vouchers is open to new applicants in Multnomah…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Richard Allen Hess, 47, of Sandy turned himself into the Clackamas County Jail on Wednesday, Sept. 14, after a warrant had been issued for his arrest. Hess is a suspect in a murder case that occured outside of Estacada on Saturday, Sept. 10.
Sep 15, 2016

Estacada shooting suspect turns himself in

by Pamplin Media Group
Sandy resident Richard Allen Hess turned himself into the Clackamas County Jail Wednesday night after a warrant had been issued for his arrest that afternoon. Hess is accused of killing Dominick…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Troutdale resident Ellen Larson was reportedly shot seven times and killed by her husband outside their residence on Seidl Road. The suspect, Keith Larson, police say, later returned to the home and killed himself.
Sep 13, 2016

Police: Woman fled for her life

by Zane Sparling
Ellen Larson was shot to death inside her vehicle by her husband on Friday - A Troutdale man gunned down his wife before committing suicide, a police spokesman says. Ellen Larson, 61, made it to…
OUTLOOK PHOTO - Economist Dr. Fred Thompson says the proposed tax is a 'terrible way to collect money.'
Sep 13, 2016

Economist says no to Measure 97

by Christopher Keizur
Willamette University scholar questions fairness of recent tax proposal - Dr. Fred Thompson, a decorated economist and director of the Willamette University Center for Governance and Public…
Sep 13, 2016

Poll: Support for Measure 97 erodes when voters hear pros/cons

by Paris Achen
Debate centers on who will actually pay the tax - An overwhelming majority of Oregon voters support a corporate sales tax measure on the November ballot, according to a new poll by icitizen, a…
MCSO - Russell Orlando Courtier, 37.
Aug 11, 2016

Hit and run in Gresham considered hate crime

by Christopher Keizur
Gresham Police say death of black teen Larnell Bruce was racially motivated - Authorities say the death of a 19-year-old man in Gresham was a hate crime committed by an alleged white supremacist…
Sep 13, 2016

Keith Kudrna: Ready to lead, listen

by Pamplin Media Group
Running for Fairview City Council, Position 3 - Name: Keith Kudrna Running for: Fairview City Council, Position 3 Prior governmental experience: A member of the Planning Commission since 2007.…
Sep 13, 2016

Russell Williams: Eager to dive in

by Pamplin Media Group
Running for Fairview City Council, Position 3 - Name: Russell Williams Running for: Fairview City Council, Position 3 Prior governmental experience: Attended two Nevada state conventions as a…
OUTLOOK PHOTO - Firefighters pose in front of a restored fire engine in a photo taken in 1970.
Sep 13, 2016

Learn about our local emergency responders of the past at exhibit

by Christopher Keizur
Gresham Historical Society unveils history of police and fire departments - The Gresham Historical Society christened a new display Thursday evening, Sept. 8, dedicated to the history of…
FILE PHOTO - The following information was compiled from the public records of the Gresham Police Department.
Sep 13, 2016

Gresham police log

by Pamplin Media Group
Published Sept. 13, 2016 - The following information is from the public records of the Gresham Police Department: ARRESTS • At 4:35 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5, Alan T. Bloomfield, 50, of Gresham, was…
FILE PHOTO - Precision Castparts Corp. made some progress in reducing toxic metal emissions into the air near its Southeast Portland plant, but the Oregon Health Authority says the air is still unhealthy there.
Sep 13, 2016

Air near Precision Castparts plant improved but still unhealthy…

by Steve Law
DEQ samples find no immedate threat from toxic metals - New pollution controls at Precision Castparts' Southeast Portland metals plant reduced toxic metals in the surrounding air, but not enough…
FILE PHOTO - Blue Lake Regional Park is closed for swimming until further notice. The park's splash pad, disc golf and other amenities remain open.
Sep 13, 2016

Stay out of the water! Algae bloom invades Fairview's Blue Lake

by Zane Sparling
Swimming, wadding and fishing are banned for now - Swimming, wading and fishing are prohibited indefinitely at Blue Lake Regional Park after public health officials discovered a blue-green algae…
Sep 12, 2016

Wood Village man killed by hunting partner's arrow

by Pamplin Media Group
Michael Shawn Pekarek has been accused of criminally-negligent homicide - A Wood Village man is dead after his hunting partner shot the man in the gut with an arrow, the Deschutes County…
CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - The suspect vehicle is similar to this 1996 Ford F-150 pickup truck.
Sep 10, 2016

Portland man killed outside Estacada

by Shannon O. Wells
UPDATE: Victim identified, Clackamas deputies seek help locating suspect's vehicle A Portland man was shot and killed Saturday outside Estacada. The victim is identified as Dominick James Perry,…