Study finds water runoff carries potentially dangerous pesticides into West Linn creeks

Study finds water runoff carries potentially dangerous pesticides into West Linn creeks

To be a homeowner is, at times, akin to having tunnel vision. You might be surrounded by other...

Protecting Hog Island

Protecting Hog Island

Caretakers want people to be more careful when visiting the small island in the Willamette River...

Under the Big Top

Under the Big Top

Daddy-Daughter dance takes a twirl at the circus West Linn dads and daughters were off to the...

Experts say landslides in WL are ancient, but awareness is still key

Experts say landslides in WL are ancient, but awareness is still key

Experts say landslides in WL are ancient, but awareness is still key “Will the landslide...

Local Native leaders visit former mill site

Local Native leaders visit former mill site

Many local tribal leaders recently got their first opportunity to tour the former Blue Heron...

A prehistoric delicacy

A prehistoric delicacy

Year after year, Native American tribes head to Willamette Falls for lamprey harvest To...

Whatever happened to the Class of '17?

Whatever happened to the Class of '17?

100 years of diplomas, graduations and a lifetime of hopes and dreams in West Linn The years 1916...

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June 23, 2016

Clackamas County finds 341 misplaced ballots

by Raymond Rendleman
Clackamas County elections officials announced Thursday that a box containing 341 ballots — including some from Multnomah and Washington counties — were discovered earlier this week during a…
MARLENE LLOYD
June 23, 2016

Painting with fabrics

by Cliff Newell
Marlene Lloyd teams up with painters for The Noun Show When it comes to including fabric art at art festivals, count in Marlene Lloyd. The Wilsonville textile artist has taken a fresh new step…
June 23, 2016

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: LIFE IN WEST LINN 6/11 12:42…


June 23, 2016

News briefs

by The Tidings
Nominate an endangered place Each year Restore Oregon publishes a list of Oregon’s Most Endangered Places for the purpose of spotlighting their importance and rallying resources to save them.…
June 23, 2016

Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs seeks female veterans'…

by Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs
The Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs invites all women with prior military service to take a brief, confidential survey sharing their experiences accessing health care and mental health…
TIDINGS PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE - The library board is focused on community outreach moving forward, with the hope of drawing visitors for an array of events.
June 21, 2016

Library, economic development boards focus on connecting with…

by Patrick Malee
Survey going out to residents regarding economic development Editor's note: The fourth installment of the Tidings’ series on City advisory boards focuses on the library and economic development.…
June 20, 2016

Corporate sales tax measure certified for ballot

by Paris Achen
The Secretary of State’s Office June 6 certified a corporate sales tax initiative to be placed on the November general election ballot. "This measure will be a positive game-changer for Oregon's…
June 20, 2016

Oregon renews wildfire insurance policy

by Paris Achen
Oregon officials and forestland owners have renewed the state’s wildfire insurance despite failing to reach the policy’s $50 million deductible last year. The price of the premium declined by…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Xander Perkins looks for the owner of a lost pomeranian as he carries him up the hill at Roger Tilbury Park in Beaverton. This photo won first place in lifestyle photography for a non-daily news source in the 2016 Northwest Excellence in Journalism awards.
June 20, 2016

Pamplin newspapers win top honors in regional contest

by Pamplin Media Group
Three first-place wins and a total of seven awards for Northwest news Pamplin Media Group newspapers won seven awards from the Society of Professional Journalists Region 10 contest. The…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: PETER WONG - Cameron Smith, Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs director, at the Northwest Military Employer Summit on June 3 at Camp Withycombe in Clackamas.
June 19, 2016

Employers saluted at military breakfast

by Peter Wong
Honors have gone to several businesses and government agencies that have made special efforts to hire veterans or support employees when they have been called to active military duty. They were…

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Jun 19, 2016

Cities to Clackamas board: Consider local gas tax

by Peter Wong
Clackamas County commissioners have been urged to consider a gasoline tax as an alternative to a vehicle registration fee on the Nov. 8 ballot for a local source to pay for road work. Although…
Jun 18, 2016

Clackamas County wraps up its budget

by Peter Wong
Clackamas County’s budget for the next year will include a commitment to open 26 more beds at the county jail and $1.3 million more for items in addition to the base budget. The 2016-17 spending…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - A kitchen composting program like the one Lake Oswego recently implementing is something Sustainability Advisory Board has its eye on for West Linn.
Jun 17, 2016

With new strategic plan approved, Sustainability Advisory Board…

by Patrick Malee
Will conduct "sustainability audit" to evaluate current city practices When the West Linn City Council voted unanimously in December 2015 to adopt a new Sustainability Strategic Plan, it marked…
TIDINGS PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE - Arriving after three years in Mt. Angel, Eileen Stein sees West Linn as a perfect culmination of her experiences as a city manager across the state of Oregon.
Jun 16, 2016

The bridge builder

by Patrick Malee
Growth-related culture clashes have defined much of Eileen Stein's city management career Perhaps it was that one uncle. West Linn City Manager Eileen Stein laughs when she is asked how she…
TIDINGS PHOTOS: PATRICK MALEE - Climbers went through five different competitions at the event, each testing different skills used in real world scenarios.
Jun 16, 2016

Up, up and away

by Patrick Malee
West Linn's Mary S. Young park hosts regional tree climbing competition On a cool morning Saturday, June 10, the famed forest scenery of Mary S. Young State Park became something more like a…
TIDINGS PHOTO: PATRICK MALEE - The Willamette General Store operated under several different owners for more than 100 years. Now, according to Mayor Russ Axelrod, a new business may be interested in occupying the space.
Jun 16, 2016

Prospective tenant in line for old Willamette General Store

by Patrick Malee
City Council talks potential rezoning of Willamette area property As both the City of West Linn and the Historic Willamette Main Street (HWMS) group continue their work to revitalize Main Street…
Jun 16, 2016

News briefs

by Tidings
Reservoir prompts road closure of Skyline Drive Beginning on June 20 Skyline Drive in West Linn between West A and Clark Street will be closed for construction. This portion of the street is…
SUBMITTED PHOTOS: CITY OF WEST LINN - Identifying potential travel routes and staging areas was a key component of the training held at the Citys Emergency Operations Center June 8.
Jun 16, 2016

A seismic simulation

by The Tidings
It was a balmy 72 degree day June 8, the sun shining bright across West Linn as the dog days of summer began in earnest. Everywhere, that is, except for at Emergency Operations Center (EOC)…
Jun 16, 2016

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: LIFE IN WEST LINN 6/4 1:12…
TIDINGS PHOTO: J. BRIAN MONIHAN - One of the largest crowds in recent school history gathered at the Chiles Center in Portland June 10 to watch 421 of its own accept their diplomas. See more in our special commemoriative section in this weeks issue.
Jun 17, 2016

WLHS Class of '16

by Tidings
West Linn High School’s senior class, more than 400 strong, did the community proud June 10, with a respectful and pride-filled graduation at the Chiles Center at the University of Portland. .…