A growing community

A growing community

Iranian Baha'is who have fled their country to avoid persecution make a new home in West Linn...

After community workshops, council set to revisit sustainability plan

After community workshops, council set to revisit sustainability plan

Ideas include mapping and harvesting fruit trees, a community garden and tool library. Just...

A family farming

A family farming

After more than 100 years under one family in West Linn, Fiala Farms continues to grow Richard...

Councilor Jones files for re-election

Councilor Jones files for re-election

He cites ongoing infrastructure projects as a reason to run again City Councilor Mike Jones is...

City hosting walking tours of arch bridge-Bolton site

City hosting walking tours of arch bridge-Bolton site

Spots for the two tours in August are filling up quickly In an effort to solicit more resident...

Council approves $1 million for work on reservoir

Bolton Reservoir has been deemed 'seismically deficient' by the city In a step toward replacing...

Honk if you think traffic stinks

Honk if you think traffic stinks

ODOT rolls out new smart signs to help drivers avoid trouble If you’re like many people,...

They want customers to repeat their name

They want customers to repeat their name

Eugene-based Cafe Yumm opens its newest restaurant in Wilsonville Wilsonville’s newest...

75,000 minutes? No problem

75,000 minutes? No problem

Summer Reading Program at library reaches its goal After capping out at approximately 69,000...

Martial arts studio was down, not out

Martial arts studio was down, not out

Premier Martial Arts emerges from long recovery after flooding When burst pipes caused extensive...

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July 31, 2014

County parks, rivers get a clean sweep

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Litter, life jackets play big enforcement role in push for safety In conjunction with the enhanced enforcement of the alcohol ban, Clackamas County Parks have begun a multi-year effort to clean…
July 31, 2014

WL residents lukewarm on funding mass transit

by Jim Redden
The 2015 Oregon Legislature is expected to consider a transportation funding package that will include an increase in the state gas tax. The goal is to provide more money for state, county and…
by: TRIBUNE PHOTO SHASTA KEARNS MOORE - Clackamas County Marine Services Officer Abigail Hunt helps ensure floater safety on the popular Clackamas River float from Barton to Carver Parks. Two people have drowned near this location in the past five years.
July 31, 2014

Floating on troubled waters

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Clackamas County tries to calm the party atmosphere on rivers, beaches Any given summer Sunday, the Clackamas River from Barton to Carver parks is packed with boats, rafts, inner tubes, pool…
July 31, 2014

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: THEFTS 7/21 9:47 a.m. An…
July 31, 2014

Gourmet picnics start at your library

by Cheryl Hill
Summer! It’s that special time of year in Oregon when the days are long, the weather is warm and sunny, and the Great Outdoors beckons us out from behind our desks. Just because you’re spending…
July 31, 2014

Council to discuss merging NAs

by Patrick Malee
Rosemont Summit, Hidden Springs neighborhood associations may join hands When the City Council discusses an ongoing effort to merge the Rosemont Summit and Hidden Springs neighborhood…
July 31, 2014

Correction

by Luke Roney
The deadline for City Council candidates to submit their filing forms to the city recorder is Aug. 19. Due to an editing error, the filing date was incorrect in an article in the July 24 issue…
July 24, 2014

Annexations proposed in three locations

by Patrick Malee
Properties are unincorporated 'islands' within West Linn When West Linn voters fill out their November election ballots, they will have three potential annexations to consider. The West Linn…
July 24, 2014

Tidings sweeps Better Newspaper Contest

by The Tidings
Staff honored with 17 awards from ONPA The West Linn Tidings won big at this year’s annual Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspaper Contest. The Tidings staff was honored with 17…
by: TIDINGS PHOTO - Firefighters survey the damage to a duplex caused by a fire July 16.
July 24, 2014

Fund set up for victims of duplex fire

by Patrick Malee
Eleven people were displaced by the fire on Ostman Road After an early morning fire displaced 11 people at a duplex in West Linn July 16, Cheryl Hall knew she had to do something. Her daughter…

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by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - The new $8.5 million police station will be outfitted with plenty of new amenities, including solar panels and a lobby protected by blast glass resistant to hand guns and explosives.
Jul 24, 2014

Take a peek at the new West Linn police station

by The Tidings
Tours are scheduled for early August West Linn is inviting residents to tour the new police station in early August. Tours will be available Aug. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon and Aug. 10 from 1 p.m. to…
Jul 24, 2014

Still no hats in the ring for council positions

by Patrick Malee
Deadline to file to run is Aug. 9 With November’s election on the horizon, the deadline to apply for two City Council seats is fast approaching. Council President Jody Carson and City Councilor…
by: TIDINGS FILE PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - A restaurant was set to move in to replace the Historic Willamette General Store, which closed in January, but progress was halted last week when the city discovered structural problems in the building.
Jul 24, 2014

Willamette General Store redevelopment halted because of…

by Patrick Malee
City revokes occupancy certificate for incoming restaurant Development of a new restaurant at the old Willamette General Store property will be delayed indefinitely after structural issues were…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Lora Fitzhugh (Martinez) just married the boy she first met in fourth grade.
Jul 24, 2014

A marriage that was 42 years in the making

by Jillian Daley
Childhood friends reconnect through Facebook “I promise to walk by your side forever as your best friend, your lover and your soul mate, and you are the love of my life.” So begin the wedding…
Jul 24, 2014

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: THEFTS 7/11 9:57 a.m. Stamps…
These four teenage girls will be returning to Cyprus as both friends and peacemakers. From left: Jenny Patroclou, Joanna Chimarrides, Yasemin Ozant and Merve Onkaya.
Jul 24, 2014

A new generation of peacemakers

by Cliff Newell
Four teen girls tell how they want to change war-torn Cyprus Their names are Joanna, Yasemin, Merve and Jenny. The oldest of the four girls is just 18. But they have already chosen to accept the…
by: TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - 2013 Queen Celia Lawrence places the 2014 crown on McKenna Wright's head while Princess Amber Wood, left, and Princess Megan Talbert look on. A fourth princess, Katie Williams, was ill and unable to attend fair activities.
Jul 24, 2014

Hail, Queen McKenna

by Kate Hoots
McKenna Wright crowned 2014 Old Time Fair queen When emcee Larry McIntyre asked, during the queen’s coronation ceremony July 18, why the young women on stage had wanted to become West Linn…
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Jul 24, 2014

Second year's a charm for farmer's market organizers

by Caitlin Tompkins
Shannen Knight and Bonnie Steeh manage the West Linn Farmer's Market Shannen Knight and Bonnie Steeh ventured into the world of farmer’s markets for the first time last summer. This year, they…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Hundred-Foot Journey comes out in movie form Aug. 8.
Jul 24, 2014

Tour of world cuisine departs now

by Elaine Spence
Take a virtual culinary world tour via West Linn Public Library this summer! No immunizations, packing, or airport hassles — let the authors do the work you. Kick back in your hammock, iced tea…
Jul 24, 2014

News Briefs

by The Tidings
WLHS alumni to hold annual Forever Picnic The West Linn High School All Alumni Forever Picnic will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 16 at Hammerle Park, 1505 Lewis St. West Linn. This year the…




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