Are transfers to blame for overcrowding in school district?

Are transfers to blame for overcrowding in school district?

West Linn-Wilsonville School District's recession strategy leads to unusually high number of...

Upper Midhill development application approved by council

Upper Midhill development application approved by council

The council voted unanimously May 18 to deny an appeal and approve a project that it could...

Summer Market returns with slew of fresh offerings

Summer Market returns with slew of fresh offerings

The market - which opens Wednesday, May 31 and runs through Aug. 31 - boasts a new 'Power of...

TVFR set to begin construction of new station in West Linn

TVFR set to begin construction of new station in West Linn

Construction is beginning this summer and is expected to run until the summer of 2018

West Linn approves Stafford agreement

West Linn approves Stafford agreement

The City Council voted unanimously May 18 to approve the proposed IGA, which includes the cities...

West Linn prowling for a new COWL the Owl mascot

West Linn prowling for a new COWL the Owl mascot

'You have to be enthusiastic. You have to like kids, because they'll hug you and will be hanging...

Prolific West Linn author Deborah Hopkinson earns several state, national awards

Prolific West Linn author Deborah Hopkinson earns several state, national awards

Now in her third decade as an author, with more than 50 books to her name, Hopkinson has garnered...

Molatore, Hydes, Fitch win school board seats

Molatore, Hydes, Fitch win school board seats

Preliminary returns show one incumbent, two newcomers are poised to join West Linn-Wilsonville...

A sea of amethyst

A sea of amethyst

West Linn's Camassia Natural Area shows off this spring with meadows of wildflowers

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West Linn's Latest News

May 26, 2017

No new services proposed in Clackamas budget

by Peter Wong
Administrator notes rising personnel costs, slower property tax growth in a spending plan that will undergo review starting Tuesday
May 25, 2017

City of West Linn, employee union agree on new contract

by Patrick Malee
The parties reached a tentative agreement in April and AFSCME members voted to ratify that tentative deal May 2
May 25, 2017

Police log

by The Tidings
Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the West Linn Police Department


TIDINGS PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE - Chad Bumgarner of Portland rolls out paint in the livingroom.
May 25, 2017

Bridging gaps

by The Tidings
On Friday, May 19, volunteers from local Sherwin-Williams stores were out in full force to provide an interior makeover at a Bridges to Change home in West Linn.The crew of just over a dozen painted the living room, kitchen,…
May 24, 2017

West Linn police investigate photo-sharing scheme

by Patrick Malee
Police say all involved in scheme at West Linn High School appear to be underaged
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: PETER WONG - Clackamas County commissioners hear from Jay Minor, at left, before voting Tuesday, May 23, to reaffirm Stafford as an urban reserve for the Portland region.
May 23, 2017

Clackamas board reaffirms Stafford as an urban reserve

by Peter Wong
Votes on findings, agreement conclude decade-long debate over designation of area surrounded by Tualatin, Lake Oswego and West Linn.
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.
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'
Kern
May 19, 2017

West Linn man arrested after firing gun during argument with mother

by The Tidings
Tyler Edward Kern, 30, was lodged on charges of menacing, unlawful use of a weapon, fourth degree assault and strangulation
PHOTO COURTESY OF HD WALLPAPERS - Does this cute youngster look like a Kylo or Kehlani to you? Those were the fastest-rising names on this year's list of popular monikers from the Social Security Adminstration.
May 18, 2017

Think you picked an unusual name for your baby?

by Pamplin Media Group
In Oregon, the most nonreligious state in the union, Biblical names are predominate for boys
May 18, 2017

Discussions over future wastewater governance reopened

by Patrick Malee
For West Linn, a seat at the advisory level is the bare minimum expectation
May 18, 2017

West Linn council split on approach to attorney services

by Patrick Malee
'We have so many issues to discuss as a council and I'm not sure it's valuable to, meeting after meeting, discuss this.'
May 18, 2017

Police log

by The Tidings
Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the West Linn Police Department.
May 17, 2017

Youth Council set to host Mental Health Awareness Night

by Patrick Malee
The mental health event, which runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 18, is open to the public and will be headlined by a keynote speech from Tamara Sale, the executive director of Portland State University's Early Assessment and…
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May 15, 2017

Lake Oswego Police arrest suspect after he pepper-sprays officer

by Anthony Macuk
K9 unit from Tigard helps locate Bill Paul Anderson after he allegedly tries to flee from officers

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PHOTO COURTESY OF HD WALLPAPERS - Does this cute youngster look like a Kylo or Kehlani to you? Those were the fastest-rising names on this year's list of popular monikers from the Social Security Adminstration.
May 12, 2017

Think you picked an unusual name for your baby?

by Pamplin Media Group
Not if you chose Emma or Noah, the most popular names for girls and boys for the third year in a row
TIDINGS PHOTOS: PATRICK MALEE - The event featured a group of actors playing key figures from West Linn's past.
May 11, 2017

West Linn Historical Society offers a trip down memory lane

by Patrick Malee
'Voices from the Past' featured a slew of actors playing famous real-life characters
PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Terrell Kyreem Johnson
May 11, 2017

Police say man shot by officer threatened him with a utility knife

by Jim Redden
Portland Transit Division officer who killed suspect in Southeast Portland on Wednesday was partnering with his Clackamas County Sheriff's Officer deupty brother.
TIDINGS FILE PHOTO: LESLIE PUGMIRE HOLE - Debate over the 34-lot subdivision will continue May 18.
May 11, 2017

West Linn City Council reopens Upper Midhill debate

by Patrick Malee
After four hours of testimony from various stakeholders in an appeal of the West Linn Planning Commission's decision to approve a 34-lot subdivision of single family homes at 18000 Upper Midhill Drive, the council opted to…
SUBMITTED GRAPHIC: ROSIE AUGUSTINE - A rendering shows what the Bolton Neighborhood Association envisions should the old Bolton Fire Station be renovated and converted into a community center.
May 11, 2017

Council weighs in on proposals for underutilized properties

by Patrick Malee
After reviewing the information, the council opted to follow Parks and Rec suggestion to declare the task force's work complete and move forward with further evaluation at the staff and council level
May 11, 2017

Clackamas board allows more time on Stafford agreement

by Peter Wong
County now sets May 23 to approve findings as an urban reserve, sign plan with three cities to lay out eventual development of 6,230 acres.
TIDINGS PHOTO: PATRICK MALEE - Glenn Howard, a former deputy at the Washington County Sheriff's Office, was sworn in as West Linn's newest police officer Thursday, May 4.
May 11, 2017

Glenn Howard sworn in to WLPD

by Patrick Malee
The department plans to 'overhire' one more officer in anticipation of upcoming retirements
TIDINGS FILE PHOTO - Two more underground storage tanks were found at the old Russ Auto Care site.
May 11, 2017

More gas tanks discovered at old auto shop site

by Patrick Malee
According to geologist Marty Burck of Martin S. Burck Associates, Inc, those tanks contained what appeared to be used motor oil and gasoline residue
May 11, 2017

Police log

by The Tidings
Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the West Linn Police Department
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Kids from around Oregon who have made spectacular contributions to their community were honored at the fourth annual Amazing Kids event on Monday afternoon.
May 10, 2017

Pamplin Media Group celebrates Amazing Kids from throughout the metro area

by Lyndsey Hewitt
West Linn's Samantha Reed joined 28 other fine students chosen by Pamplin Media Group
SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO - Hundreds of women from around the metro area gather each year for the Queen of the High Road 10K and half-marathon in Wilsonville.
May 04, 2017

Queen of the High Road is back

by Claire Green
Wilsonville 10K and half-marathon making route and leadership changes
May 06, 2017

Clackamas County homeless count completed

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
Nearly 1,000 kids living in 'unstable' housing situations in county
May 05, 2017

West Linn man killed by fallen tree

by Patrick Malee
Robert L. Ruff, 90, was transported to OSHU Thursday afternoon and died later that evening
TIDINGS PHOTO: KELSEY OHALLORAN - Lake Oswego 8-year-olds Dannika and Andre Auduong play the cello during a Stafford Chamber Orchestra concert at Wilsonville Public Library April 26.
May 04, 2017

Stafford Chamber Orchestra members show off their skills

by Kelsey O'Halloran
The group launched in September 2015 and is currently made up of students from Wilsonville, West Linn, Lake Oswego, Sherwood and Newberg
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - If Stafford land is indeed to be developed over the coming decades, the cities want one thing to be clear: They will be in charge of that development.
May 04, 2017

West Linn, neighboring cities look to control future Stafford development

by Patrick Malee
That sentiment is at the heart of a proposed five-party Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) that may soon form between the three cities, the county and Metro
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Matthew Grover and his father Mike Grover shared the stage at a swearing-in ceremony April 24.
May 04, 2017

West Linn Police Department welcomes new officer

by Patrick Malee
A swearing-in ceremony was held for Officer Matthew Grover - a nine-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department
TIDINGS PHOTO: PATRICK MALEE - Youth Services Librarian Rebecca Mayer showed kids how to take and analyze fingerprints at a recent CSI Club meeting.
May 04, 2017

Tweens dust for prints at library CSI Club

by Patrick Malee
Meetings take place once every two weeks after school in the library's Community Room
May 04, 2017

Police log

by The Tidings
Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the West Linn Police Department.
Apr 30, 2017

Clackamas board moves a step closer toward resolving Stafford

by Peter Wong
Commissioners adopt regional findings, set May 11 for public consideration of specific ordinance ane proposed agreement with Metro and three cities on development.
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - West Linn High School senior Samantha Reed teaches a weekend dance class for special needs children among many other community-involved activities
Apr 27, 2017

OUR AMAZING KID

by Pamplin Media Group staff
West Linn High senior Samantha Reed's passion is working with special needs children