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Amidst delay, city eyes 2016 for Cedaroak boat ramp repairs

Amidst delay, city eyes 2016 for Cedaroak boat ramp repairs

Delays at Corps of Engineers held up project, which was set to be completed last year Two years...

White Oak thanks its volunteers

White Oak thanks its volunteers

Savanna enters final push to purchase last of park acres When good nature goes bad, extreme...

Filling the cracks

Filling the cracks

WL introduces new sidewalk maintenance program for residents Is the sidewalk crumbling next to...

Finding a niche

Finding a niche

Just one year after it was founded, Tools4Troops nonprofit has gained a foothold in the military...

West Linn upends No. 1 Lakeridge to win second consecutive boys lacrosse title

West Linn upends No. 1 Lakeridge to win second consecutive boys lacrosse title

Lakeridge got off to a hot start Saturday night, scoring the first two goals in the boys lacrosse...


West Linn's Latest News

FILE PHOTO - Savas
June 30, 2015

Commissioner Paul Savas to run for county chairman in 2016

by The Clackamas Review
Clackamas County Commissioner Paul Savas last week announced his likely run for Clackamas County chairman in 2016. He is assembling his campaign for the position currently held by John Ludlow…
Thornton
June 25, 2015

Council may re-evaluate city's legal structure

by Patrick Malee
Debate centers on assistant city attorney position In a contentious West Linn budget hearing earlier this month, questions arose regarding the structure of the city’s legal services. After…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Gordon House in its new site in Silverton. The home, the only Wright home builit in Oregon, was relocated from the original site in Wilsonville
June 25, 2015

Former Wilsonville iconic house celebrates

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
Frank Lloyd Wright house had to be relocated after 35 years in community Unbeknownst to many newer Wilsonville residents, their town was once host to a house so unique it was the only one of its…
June 25, 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 6/15 10:28 a.m. A…
PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JAIME VALDEZ - Gordon Smith, 93, served on an LCI in the Philippines during WWII and still remembers how to signal to other ships with flags.
June 25, 2015

New hope for historic Navy ship

by Pamplin Media Group
$1 million needed to complete restoration When 93-year-old Vancouver resident Gordon Smith walks onto the long and narrow gray ship moored at Swan Island, it's like stepping back in time.…
June 25, 2015

Sewer capacity issues may put county construction on hold

by Jim Redden
Stakes high for development if deal isn't reached soon Clackamas County commissioners worry the state of Oregon could impose a building moratorium on most of the county if they cannot expand the…
June 25, 2015

News briefs

by The Tidings
Holiday shortens news deadline Due to the July 4 Independence Day holiday — and the Spokesman’s July 3 office closure to observe it — deadlines will be early for the next publication. Letters,…
June 18, 2015

School board passes 2015-16 budget

by Kate Hoots
Votes unanimously to approve budget committee's recommendations The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board voted to accept the school district’s budget committee’s recommended budget. At its regular…
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - The McLean Park and House has long been a popular wedding destination during the summer months, but some neighbors have taken issue with the noise caused by the events.
June 18, 2015

Historic house trying to blend into neighborhood

by Patrick Malee
McLean Park and House president hopes to de-emphasize weddings on property For years, West Linn’s historic McLean Park and House has faced a delicate balancing act. On one hand, the restored…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Construction at the LOT water plant in West Linn is about 60 percent complete. The plant is still expected to be treating water by summer 2016.
June 18, 2015

Busy summer ahead for LOT

by Patrick Malee
Water plant 60 percent complete, Highway 43 pipeline near completion Amidst ongoing discussions about the delayed schedule for completion of the Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership (LOT) water…

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REVIEW FILE PHOTO - A roadside memorial marks the spot on Petes Mountain Road where West Linn teens Maddi Higgins and Hayden Soyk were killed in a car crash in June 2014.
Jun 18, 2015

For teens, these are the '100 Deadliest Days'

by Saundra Sorenson
Car crash rates are higher for teens than for any other group, studies show There is an unfortunate kind of end-of-year, unintentional tradition that occurs at Lake Oswego’s high schools in…
Jun 18, 2015

Are you looking for volunteers?

by Pugmire Hole, Leslie
We'll give you a spot to do that A community runs on volunteers and West Linn is no exception. Whether it’s nonprofits or schools and churches, every citizen-run organization needs help. The…
MAP BY OPEN STREET MAPS. - S&H Logging, located in the open spaces on Stafford Road seen at the lower edge of this map, wants to change its permitted land uses and has been consistently opposed by nearby residents in the rural area. The two area school are one reason residents are opposed the soil mining desired by S&H onsite.
Jun 18, 2015

County to revisit S&H Logging permit

by Patrick Malee
County's approval of permit for soil mining was remanded by LUBA S&H Logging and petitioners from the Stafford-Tualatin Citizens Planning Organization continue to battle over the future of a…
Jun 18, 2015

The perfect dancer to play Alice

by Cliff Newell
West Linn's MacMillan has looks, charm and 'dynamic edge' When you see Allison MacMillan dance the title role of “Alice in Wonderland” it is hard to imagine anyone else in the part. The…
Jun 18, 2015

Calling all kids: Be a super (hero) reader this summer at the…

by Sarah Hinkle
“It’s a bird.” “It’s a plane.” No, it’s the Summer Reading Program at West Linn Public Library! This year’s theme is superheroes with the slogan, “Every Hero Has a Story.” The Summer Reading…
Jun 18, 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 6/6 5:11 p.m. An iPad…
Jun 18, 2015

News briefs

by The Tidings
West Linn city business licenses expire June 30 On July 1, it will be time to renew West Linn city business licenses, which expire June 30. The entire renewal process can be completed online.…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - BuildZoom, a site that compiles public records and permitting information on contractors and home remodels, recently added Wilsonville to its mapping service.
Jun 18, 2015

New remodel mapping site streamlines the search for a contractor

by Kelsey O'Halloran
San Francisco-based BuildZoom recently began collecting remodel records and contractor permitting information for West Linn For the neighbor who can’t help but wonder what’s going on next door,…
TIDINGS PHOTO: PATRICK MALEE - West Linn Municipal Judge Rhett Bernstein officially swore Russ Axelrod in as mayor Monday.
Jun 18, 2015

Axelrod sworn in as mayor

by Patrick Malee
Says he hopes to 'eliminate divisiveness' in West Linn Dozens of supporters filled the council chambers at city hall June 15 to watch as Russ Axelrod was sworn in as West Linn’s 22nd mayor. “I’m…
Jun 16, 2015

Sewer capacity issues may put county construction on hold

by Jim Redden
Stakes high for development if deal isn't reached soon Clackamas County commissioners worry the state could impose a building moratorium on most of the county if they cannot expand the capacity…




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