CCC named the top college for veterans

CCC named the top college for veterans

CCC serves veterans with a range of services, including the VET Center on the Oregon City campus ...

MHS Robotics team brings home the trophies

MHS Robotics team brings home the trophies

The Molalla High School Robotics Teams brought home two trophies Saturday from the first VEX...

ODOT sends requirements for new subdivision frontage improvements

ODOT sends requirements for new subdivision frontage improvements

Planning Commission will address new findings in next week's meeting After city officials...

Colton alum set to graduate from West Point

Colton alum set to graduate from West Point

Brennan Olsen comes home to speak to students at assembly Brennan Olsen has always been...

Overturned log truck causes lengthy delay on Union Mills Road

Overturned log truck causes lengthy delay on Union Mills Road

Both lanes of traffic on Union Mills Road are currently blocked after a log truck flipped onto...

Molalla Aquatic District petition goes to elections board

Molalla Aquatic District petition goes to elections board

A special district would include all homes within the Molalla River School District boundaries ...

Warming Center ready to go at new location

Warming Center ready to go at new location

Old Youth Center building on Kennel Avenue now serves as the Molalla Warming Center It’s...

Making it to the top in FFA

Making it to the top in FFA

Seven Molalla High School students earn the FFA American Degree While less than 1 percent of FFA...

Molalla voters approve retail pot tax

Molalla voters approve retail pot tax

3 percent tax approved for retail marijuana sales Molalla voters have decided to implement a 3...

Tootie Smith loses County Commissioner seat by less than two points

Tootie Smith loses County Commissioner seat by less than two points

Molalla native Smith defeated by Ken Humberston for Clackamas County Commissioner seat Molalla...

All-student production of 'Steel Magnolias' opens in Molalla

All-student production of 'Steel Magnolias' opens in Molalla

Molalla High School Theatre Department's production runs Nov. 17-19 Truvy, M’Lynn, Shelby,...

Molalla High showcases student's work Monday at the annual Showcase Night

Molalla High showcases student's work Monday at the annual Showcase Night

Molalla High School will hold its annual Showcase Night from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, November 7th, in...

Petition signatures sought to put a Molalla Aquatic District on May ballot

Petition signatures sought to put a Molalla Aquatic District on May ballot

A citizens group called Citizens for Molalla Aquatic District is gathering signatures for the...

Molalla: Finding safe driving solutions

Molalla: Finding safe driving solutions

Frequent accidents on highways 211 and 213 have made Molalla the focus of a new Clackamas County...

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office hosts 'Drive with a Cop'

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office hosts 'Drive with a Cop'

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office will host its second-annual “Drive with a...

Taking the fire prevention message to the kids

Taking the fire prevention message to the kids

As part of Fire Prevention Awareness Week, members of the Molalla Fire District visited local...

Molalla Swim Team back home again

Molalla Swim Team back home again

The Molalla River School District will re-open the Molalla Aquatic Center for MHS swim team use ...

Downtown businesses still struggling with construction blues

Downtown businesses still struggling with construction blues

Citizens weigh in on the Molalla Avenue project: Construction has turned this business section...

Giants among vegetables

Giants among vegetables

It was still growing – hadn’t yet turned orange – but Ron Ogren picked his 946-pound...

Why another school bond measure?

Why another school bond measure?

Part I in a series: Looking at why proponents have placed a new school bond measure on the...

Why another Molalla school bond measure?

Why another Molalla school bond measure?

Part II in a series: Looking at why proponents have placed a new school bond measure on the...

Molalla River cleanup needs volunteers

Molalla River cleanup needs volunteers

Want to make a difference locally, get some exercise, and feel appreciated? Molalla River Watch...

Lead levels still test high in Colton school

Lead levels still test high in Colton school

The outcome from a second round of testing shows elevated levels of lead are still present in...

Car of MHS student athlete stolen from City Hall parking lot

Car of MHS student athlete stolen from City Hall parking lot

UPDATE AT 5:15 P.M.: The vehicle has been recovered and an arrest has been made. The vehicle has...

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December 08, 2016

UPDATE: Molalla's Thursday Singing Christmas Tree production…

by Peggy Savage
Thursday, Dec. 8: Tonight's Singing Christmas Tree performance at Molalla High School has been postponed to Sunday at 2 p.m. due to weather conditions. Also, the Molalla River School District…
CITY OF MOLALLA - Huff
December 08, 2016

The city hall perspective

by Daniel Pearson
Molalla city manager lays blame and talks about how he sees things going in Molalla “As with many communities, Molalla has stories that have been told and retold so many times that the truth was…
December 07, 2016

UPDATE: Molalla schools closed Dec. 8, Colton schools start…

by Peggy Savage
UPDATED: Dec. 8 Alerts for Molalla area schools Molalla River School District: Schools will be Closed tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 8. Molalla River Academy: Closed (Effective tomorrow - Thursday,…


December 07, 2016

Singing Christmas Tree performance Thursday may be postponed due…

by Peggy Savage
Ticket holders for Thursday's opening performance should watch for further updates Molalla River School District Superintendent Tony Mann said that on the side of safety, the opening performance…
CCC - Alissa Mahar
December 07, 2016

New vice president of college services joins CCC

by Molalla Pioneer
Clackamas Community College has hired a new vice president of college services. Alissa Mahar started her new position at CCC on Oct. 31. Mahar brings experience in public government, most…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The former Bear Creek Bistro in Molalla is undergoing remodeling before a Janurary grand opening as the Lumber Jack Grill
December 07, 2016

Bear Creek Bistro will re-open as the Lumber Jack Grill in…

by Molalla Pioneer
Molalla's former Bear Creek Bistro will open under new owners and a new name in January. The popular cafe, to be known as The Lumber Jack Grill, is now closed for remodeling. The expected grand…
December 07, 2016

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

by Peggy Savage
Class on topics around dementia at the Molalla Adult Center Dec. 9 For centuries, we've known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide…
December 06, 2016

'What Will You Put Under Your Christmas Tree?'

by Peggy Savage
Community members are invited to the World Premiere of "What Will You Put Under Your Christmas Tree?" at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Molalla Nazarene Church. This production is put on by…
December 01, 2016

Clackamas County sheriff's expenses projected to outpace income

by Peter Wong
Commissioners and public members consider implications of the five-year outlook presented to the county budget committee.
MFD - Saturday night, Operation Santa, bright lights and sirens going, will parade through the north side of town to collect canned food bags.
November 30, 2016

Operation Santa Parades fill Molalla food banks

by Peggy Savage
Brightly lit Fire engines will parade Santa through Molalla Neighborhoods collecting bags of canned food from residents on Dec 4,5 and 6 Molalla Fire District's annual Operation Santa Canned…

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MPD - Molalla Police Chief Rod Lucich
Nov 29, 2016

Holiday greetings and insights from Chief Lucich

by Peggy Savage
The 2016 holiday season is upon us and undoubtedly, the blessings of the season will be in a foot-race with the stresses of the season to see which one can gain control of our lives. To be sure,…
OSP - A Beavercreek man died when his Toyota crashed into a power pole and then a tree during a police pursuit Saturday.
Nov 28, 2016

Beavercreek man dies in car crash during police pursuit

by Peggy Savage
A Beavercreek man died after crashing his car into a power pole while attempting to elude a Clackamas County Sheriff’s deputy during a pursuit. On Nov. 26, at about 11:09 a.m., the deputy was…
JUDE STRADER - This late model sedan burst into flames on Highway 213 near Molalla on Thanksgiving Day. The occupants escaped uninjured.
Nov 28, 2016

Car bursts into flames Thanksgiving Day on Highway 213 near…

by Peggy Savage
A car burst into flames while driving down Highway 213 at about 1 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. The occupants escaped to safety at nearby Arrowhead Golf Course in Mulino. According to a Molalla Fire…
PIONEER FILE PHOTO - If you know someone who really needs help from the community get a nomination application in to Molalla HIgh School by Dec. 2.
Nov 27, 2016

Share the Love applications due Dec. 2

by Peggy Savage
December is fast approaching, and Share the love nominations are due Dec. 2. As yet, the Molalla High School students organizing the annual fundraiser still have yet to receive one single…
Nov 23, 2016

Be alert for landslides in the area Thursday and Friday

by Pamplin Media
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch from Thursday morning through Friday evening for areas of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington. The watch area includes the Portland…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - A formerly homeless woman visits Human Solutions, a shelter program in outer Southeast Portland. Portland Public Schools has more homeless students than any other district in the state. Hillsboro ranks 17th, although it's the state's fourth largest district.
Nov 22, 2016

New data show homelessness on the rise in schools

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Nearly 8,000 public school children — a 9.3 percent increase from two years ago — in the tri-county area meet the federal definition of homeless.
Nov 18, 2016

Molalla City Council approves funds for Bear Creek Byway

by Daniel Pearson
Molalla City Council elected to approve an additional $15,000 to complete the Bear Creek Byway project after the city received an estimate from Public Works Director Gerald Fisher that the…
Nov 15, 2016

New Clackamas board members outline goals

by Peter Wong
Chairman Jim Bernard, Commissioner Ken Humberston speak about restoring relationships, resolving dispute over urban growth boundary.
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Lake Oswego resident Brian McCarl tries to calm a frantic nun (played by Michelle Hahn) who fears for the safety of trapped earthquake victims during a disaster simulation Saturday in Lake Oswego. It's all part of the city's Community Emergency Response Team training.
Nov 12, 2016

Preparing for disaster

by Gary M. Stein
For Community Emergency Response Team trainees in Lake Oswego, the final exam can feel very, very real
FILE PHOTO - Rep. Vic Gilliam, Dist. 18 House
Nov 08, 2016

Rep. Gilliam keeps his seat in the House

by Peggy Savage
Election night, 9 p.m. – It looks like Oregon State Rep. Vic Gilliam (R-Silverton) has kept his seat in the House, collecting 65 percent of the vote against Democrat Tom Kane’s 32 percent.…