It's official: Molalla Avenue is back in business

It's official: Molalla Avenue is back in business

Former Mayor Debbie Rogge cut a red ribbon to officially re-open Molalla Avenue to customers and...

The circus is coming to Molalla

The circus is coming to Molalla

Culpepper & Merriweather Big Top Circus is coming to Molalla on Saturday and Sunday, May 27 and...

CCC production of 'The Good Doctor' opens May 25

CCC production of 'The Good Doctor' opens May 25

The play runs May 25-June 4, Thursday through Saturday at Niemeyer Osterman Theatre at the Oregon...

Nominate a Molalla Kiddies Parade Grand Marshal for 2017

Nominate a Molalla Kiddies Parade Grand Marshal for 2017

Molalla area kids are invited to nominate a special person to be the 2017 Grand Marshal of the...

Safety tips to beat the heat

Safety tips to beat the heat

As things begin to heat up, check out these tips for staying safe in the warm weather and outdoor...

'Music Man' comes to Colton

'Music Man' comes to Colton

Colton High School Drama Club's production of 'The Music Man' opens Thursday, May 18, and runs...

Opening day for Molalla Farmers' Market

Opening day for Molalla Farmers' Market

Tom and Marian Sawtell, founders and organizers, will kick off this season's Molalla Farmers'...

Molalla's 2017 Amazing Kid: Teen's courage, compassion help others

Molalla's 2017 Amazing Kid: Teen's courage, compassion help others

Grace Walburn-Jones continues to fight cancer nine years after winning her own battle.

Twenty five years of Molalla River Restoration

Twenty five years of Molalla River Restoration

Molalla River Watch Executive Director Kay Patteson has retired after helping with restoration...

Art for art's sake

Art for art's sake

Molalla HIgh School will present its second annual Art Show during Art Apprciation week at the...

A Dance of Joy

A Dance of Joy

Molalla High School parents and teachers held the first Joy Prom for special education students...

25th annual Molalla River Cleanup is first under new executive director

25th annual Molalla River Cleanup is first under new executive director

Clouds part and sun shines as volunteers gather to clean up the Molalla River Recreation Corridor

Classic Chicago-style hot dogs coming to Molalla

Classic Chicago-style hot dogs coming to Molalla

Colton man to open up Pip's Gourmet Dogs and Cones May 15

Molalla River Academy holds Third Annual Health Fair

Molalla River Academy holds Third Annual Health Fair

An annual event at the Molalla school, the health fair is put on by the students with support...

MHS Alumni gather for annual luncheon

MHS Alumni gather for annual luncheon

Alumni of Molalla HIgh School gather for annual event to share memories, raise scholarship funds

Community mourns death of recent MHS alumnus

Community mourns death of recent MHS alumnus

2015 graduate Isaiah Ganz passed away in his sleep April 24

Suspect arrested in stolen vehicle spree through Molalla

Suspect arrested in stolen vehicle spree through Molalla

Case has been turned over to Marion County Sheriff's Department

Downtown Molalla apartment complex gets a makeover

Downtown Molalla apartment complex gets a makeover

Designated low-income residents of Molalla Gardens, formerly Rondel Court, living at Stone Place...

MHS Wind Ensemble top winnter at districts

MHS Wind Ensemble top winnter at districts

Farris said the 38-member wind ensemble will continue to work on the same program for the state...

Molalla FFA wins big at state

Molalla FFA wins big at state

Six Molalla members received their State FFA Degrees at the convention

Molalla Aquatic District is on the May 16 ballot

Molalla Aquatic District is on the May 16 ballot

All homeowners living within Molalla River School District would share the cost of pool...

2017 Kiwanis Club of Molalla Easter Egg Hunt (PHOTOS)

2017 Kiwanis Club of Molalla Easter Egg Hunt (PHOTOS)

Check out some of the Pioneer's photos from the Kiwanis Club of Molalla's Easter Egg Hunt

Little fishermen, big fish

Little fishermen, big fish

ODFW hosted its annual Family Fishing Day at Shorty's Pond in Molalla Saturday, drawing hundreds...

Molalla Nazarene to present Easter performances

Molalla Nazarene to present Easter performances

Easter performances of 'Love Paid the Price'7 p.m. Friday, April 146 p.m. Saturday, April 1510:30...

Molalla Log House could return to Molalla

Molalla Log House could return to Molalla

Historic Molalla Log House was destined for the Oregon Garden. But those plans have fallen...

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CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Joshua Webb
May 24, 2017

Joshua Webb indicted for murder of mother in Colton, attempted…

by Emily Lindstrand
Webb appeared in the Clackamas County courthouse by video on Tuesday, May 23. A trial is scheduled to begin Thursday, July 13.
Molalla Police Chief Rod Lucich
May 23, 2017

New Molalla ordinance could help evict squatters from vacant…

by Peggy Savage
Molalla Police Chief Rod Lucich requested city council to pass Ordiance 2017-05 that addresses the problems with dangerous buildings and structures
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: PETER WONG - Clackamas County Planning Commission hears from Vahid Brown, housing policy coordinator, at a study session Monday night, May 22, on proposed zoning changes to allow transitional shelters (for homeless) in light and general industrial zones.
May 23, 2017

Panel considers rules for homeless shelters

by Peter Wong
Clackamas County Planning Commission sets public hearing for July 10 as county seeks to set up a project for veterans without housing.


May 23, 2017

CCC student media wins 17 awards in state competition

by Peggy Savage
The awards were presented by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association at the organization's annual Collegiate Day held at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - Homeless camps like this one along the Springwater Trail, can be found across the region. Clackamas County found more than 2,000 homeless people in it's latest count.
May 21, 2017

Clackamas County sees rise in homeless count

by Peter Wong
Totals increase even as unemployment drops; official says 'this should be a call to action for everyone in our community'
PIONEER FILE PHOTO - Molalla Aquatic Center will repopen for the community now that voters have passed a measure for formation of a Molalla Aquatic District.
May 17, 2017

Voters pass formation of a Molalla Aquatic District

by Peggy Savage
The aquatic district will handle operation of the Molalla Aquatic Center, which has been closed to the community since the city of Molalla locked the doors in 2014.
PIONEER PHOTO: CONNER WILLIAMS  - Crews from the Molalla Fire District rope off a vehicle that appeared to have left Highway 211 and then became stuck in a ditch just before the Meadowbrook bridge.
May 17, 2017

Single-car accident leaves vehicle sitting in ditch on HWY 211

by Conner Williams
Vehicle appeared to have driven through field after leaving road
PEGGY SAVAGE - A grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony to be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, at Long Park, near the fire hall.
May 24, 2017

Molalla Avenue celebrates with ribbon cutting event

by Peggy Savage
A grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony to be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, at Long Park, near the fire hall, in downtown Molalla.
NEWS PHOTO: EMILY LINDSTRAND - The Estacada Harvest market was the scene yesterday of a grisly stabbing allegedly carried out by Colton man Joshua Webb as he was carrying the severed head of his mother.
May 18, 2017

Police: Colton man carries mother's severed head into Estacada…

by Emily Lindstrand
Community rallies behind Mother's Day stabbing victim at Harvest Market; Joshua Lee Webb, 36, charged in murder, knife attack
PIONEER FILE PHOTO - Molalla Police Department
May 16, 2017

Molalla Police to add extra patrols Memorial Day weekend

by Molalla Pioneer
Molalla Police Department will conduct extra patrols for Memorial Day weekend aimed at combatting impaired driving.

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CCSO - Josh Webb
May 15, 2017

UPDATE: Colton Man accused of murdering his mother

by Peggy Savage
Estacada grocery store stabbing and Colton death investigation are connected.
PEGGY SAVAGE - A group of volunteers keep things running smoothly at the Molalla food bank
May 13, 2017

No one is turned away

by Peggy Savage
The Molalla Service Center's food bank has been serving local people since 1974
May 12, 2017

Schrader: Hope for bipartisan action on budget, tax overhaul,…

by Peter Wong
Oregon Democrat draws contrast with recent party-line vote on undoing 2010 health care law during talk at Clackamas Rotary Club lunch.
A dance performed by African children in a performance of the Imani Milele Children's Choir.
May 04, 2017

From Kampala Uganda to Colton: The Imani Milele Children's Choir

by Peggy Savage
The choir will perform in song and dance on Thursday, May 25 in the Colton High School gym.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP  - 2017 Amazing Kids
May 12, 2017

VIDEO: Amazing Kids honored at annual celebration

by Pamplin Media Group
Fourth annual Amazing Kids events recognizes local kids' contributions to their communities
OREGON STATE POLICE - file photo
May 11, 2017

Police: Driver involved in HWY 211 crash admitted to using…

by Conner Williams
Vehicle failed to negotiate a turn near Rural Dell Elementary School
JAIME VALDEZ - L-R: Former Blazer star Brian Grant, MHS sophomore Grace Walburn-Jones and Pamplin Media President Mark Garber at Monday's Amazing Kid recognition ceremonies, held at OMSI.
May 11, 2017

Amazing Grace

by Pamplin Media Group
Grace Walburn-Jones is Molalla's 2017 Amazing Kid. She was one of 30 students honored at the annual Amazing Kid recognition event Held May 8 at OMSI.
Thompson
May 10, 2017

Molalla City Council rejects mayor's request to oust planning…

by Peggy Savage
At tonight's council meeting, Mayor Jimmy Thompson sought the council's consent to remove Commissioner Rachel Cain from office
Thompson
May 10, 2017

Molalla Mayor threatens to oust planning commissioner

by Peggy Savage
Mayor Jimmy Thompson informed Commissioner Rachel Cain by email that he will seek the council's consent to remove Cain from office at the May 10 Molalla City Council meeting.
MPD - Police are looking for informattion leading to the identity of this man in connection to stolen vehicles and identity theft in the Molalla area.
May 03, 2017

Molalla Police ask public's help in locating person of interest

by Peggy Savage
To report information or for further detaiils, call police dispatch at 503-655-8211 (option 1)