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Tenants protest lavish event for property managers

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Creating cultural bonds

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Wilsonville Farmers Market opens this week

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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
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Regan Molatore celebrates with her kids during election night Tuesday, May 16.
May 24, 2017

Molatore, Hydes, Fitch lead school board race

by Andrew Kilstrom
Voters chose incumbent and two newcomers to lead on West Linn-Wilsonville School Board
TIDINGS FILE PHOTO - The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board will vote on the proposed budget June 5.
May 24, 2017

Budget Committee approves 2017-18 school district budget

by Andrew Kilstrom
West Linn-Wilsonville School Board to vote on proposed budget during June 5 meeting


SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Town Center area encompasses roughly 100 acres north of Wilsonville Road and is circled by Town Center Loop. The Town Center shopping center, park and existing businesses are all within the planning zone, which seeks to create a more attractive, commercially vibrant, mixed use, easily accessible district.
May 24, 2017

Reimagining Wilsonville Town Center

by Claire Green
The Wilsonville City Council and Planning Commission worked to streamline the future of the nearly 100-acre commercial and residential district.
May 24, 2017

WILSONVILLE POLICE LOG

by Staff
Wilsonville Police Department is run under contract with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. Information for the police log comes from the public record, and all persons named therein are…
COURTESY PHOTO - The East County Vehicular Crash Team is investigating Monday night's Columbia River boat crash that killed a Wilsonville woman.
May 23, 2017

Wilsonville woman dies in Columbia River boat crash

by Pamplin Media Group
eputies said the accident happened shortly after 8 p.m. when the fast-moving boat hit a bridge pylon. The impact destroyed the boat.
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'
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
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Clackamas Community Colleges spring production of Chekhovs The Good Doctor begins May 24. Shown are Allison Andresen and Molly Bowman in The Governess.
May 17, 2017

Big to do

by Spokesman staff
Things to see and do in Wilsonville area this week and coming up
SPOKESMAN PHOTOS: ANDREW KILSTROM - The Incendios took home top honors in the battle of bands-style competition Sunday, May 14.
May 17, 2017

An eXtraordinary League of Rockers ignites Wilsonville

by Andrew Kilstrom
Musicians from Wilsonville, West Linn, Lake Oswego, Oregon City, Aurora, Sherwood and Beaver Creek combine forces through Music Man Studios program
IMAGE: GOOGLE MAPS - Wilsonville Road intersections with Boones Ferry and I-5 accesses are  some of the focus of the Citys consideration of red light cameras.
May 17, 2017

City taking steps toward red light camera program

by Claire Green
Wilsonville City Council also considering the creation of traffic school
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: CLAIRE GREEN - WERK Day crews worked to spread fresh bark dust around the ball fields in the lower section of Memorial Park May 13.
May 17, 2017

WERK Day a success

by Claire Green
Despite rainout-worthy conditions, Wilsonville City staff and volunteers came out in force
SUBMITTED PHOTO - At the first Wilsonville Community Health Fair put on by the 2016 Citizens Academy, residents from around Wilsonville came to tour the booths, despite the 100-plus degree temperatures. Organizers of the second annual Community Health Fair are hoping for cooler temperatures at this years July 15 event.
May 17, 2017

Creating engaged citizens

by Claire Green
Three years in, Citizens Academy showing fruits of its labor
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: CLAIRE GREEN - The Wilsonville Garden Club put out an impressive array of plants and hanging baskets for its annual spring plant sale May 13.
May 17, 2017

Wilsonville Garden Club in full bloom

by Claire Green
Annual Spring Sale brought in oodles of vibrant plants to benefit the community
FILE PHOTO - The girls swim teem at West Linn High School, 1966.
May 17, 2017

Dive into history

by Spokesman
Wilsonville-Boones Ferry Historical Society looking for history buffs to jump on board
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Regan Molatore celebrates with her kids during election night Tuesday, May 16.
May 16, 2017

Molatore, Hydes, Fitch win school board seats

by Andrew Kilstrom
Preliminary returns show one incumbent, two newcomers are poised to join West Linn-Wilsonville School District
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Oregon Institute of Technology students, guided by assistant professor Leif Taylor, practice releasing a smaller version of their eclipse-tracking balloon during a dry run at Tualatin High School on Monday.
May 12, 2017

Big balloon flies high above Tualatin High School in eclipse test

by Mark Miller
Big balloon flies high above Tualatin High School in eclipse test
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

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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.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - During the employment land use feasibility study presentation, KPFF consultant Matt Dolan showed several renderings (pictured) of types of developments that could be built on the central sunarea.
May 10, 2017

Wilsonville City consultant says Basalt Creek OK for industrial use

by Claire Green
City of Wilsonville third-party study of planning central subarea complete
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - A Wilsonville resident since 1956, Debi Laue has been an active supporter of community events and causes for many years. One in particular that is near and dear to her heart in Relay for Life.
May 10, 2017

Relay for Life season kicks off

by Claire Green
Helping give a voice to those fighting a silent disease
SUBMITTED PHOTO - A valued community tradition, the Bulky Waste Day is designed to help residents get rid of excess junk while helping local families in need.
May 10, 2017

Got junk? Wilsonville Bulky Waste Day can help

by Claire Green
Clean house while helping low-income families in need in Wilsonville
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: CLAIRE GREEN - House Rep. Richard Vial (R-Wilsonville) waved future housing development maps above his head while speaking emphatically about additional residences piling on more traffic to already congested  roads.
May 10, 2017

Regional traffic relief on legislative docket

by Claire Green
Rep. Richard Vial (R-Wilsonville) crusading for congestion mitigation in metro region
May 10, 2017

Wilsonville City Council adopts inclusion resolution 5-0

by Claire Green
After weeks of fine-tuning the wording, resolution reaffirms welcoming commitment
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: CLAIRE GREEN - Shoppers from Wilsonville and neighboring communities flocked to the Rite Aid annual plant sale and fundraiser April 28-29.
May 10, 2017

Annual Wilsonville Rite Aid plant sale a hit

by Claire Green
Gardeners throughout Wilsonville area came out to show support and raise money for sick children
May 10, 2017

News in Brief

by Spokesman
WERK day returns to help spruce up Wilsonville and Advance Road closure expected for several weeks
May 10, 2017

Wilsonville awards monies for two grant programs

by Spokesman
Community improvements and growth of tourism industry lead grant recipients
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Oregon Institute of Technology students, guided by assistant professor Leif Taylor, practice releasing a smaller version of their eclipse-tracking balloon during a dry run at Tualatin High School on Monday.
May 08, 2017

Big balloon flies high above Tualatin High School in eclipse test

by Mark Miller
Oregon Tech and Tualatin High students have teamed up on a project to help track the path of this August's total eclipse of the sun.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Missing teen Brandon Powells body was found in the Clackamas River April 28 and identified May 1.
May 04, 2017

Missing teen's body found

by Claire Green
Former Wilsonville High School student Brandon Powell missing since March 12
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO  - A protective cover is placed over a tree in Hillsboro where bees died after suspected pesticide exposure.
May 03, 2017

Bee-killing pesticides won't be sold at Walmart, Beyond Toxics says

by Steve Law
Eugene group's research revealed many plants sold in garden supply stores contain neonicotinoid pesticides, which were blamed for massive bee kill in Wilsonville
SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Volunteers are needed Saturday, May 6, to help prep the grounds of the ELC as the college works to restore the Newell Creek headwaters.
May 03, 2017

Big to do

by Spokesman staff
What's happening in and around Wilsonville in the coming weeks
SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO - Wilsonville High's graduation rate was 93 percent in 2015-16, which played a significant role in its high ranking.
May 03, 2017

U.S. News says Wilsonville High School among state’s best

by Andrew Kilstrom
Wilsonville High School ranks fourth in Oregon out of 328 high schools
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Landowners in the the central subarea, roughly 41 acres near the upper center of the larger planning zone, are concerned about Wilsonville and Metros desire to zone the land as industrial rather than residential because of the slopes and topography of the land.
May 03, 2017

Speed of Basalt Creek planning aggravating landowners

by Claire Green
Rural land slated for development between Tualatin and Wilsonville proves divisive
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 03, 2017

Queen of the High Road is back

by Claire Green
Wilsonville 10K and half-marathon making route and leadership changes that may signal the end
SPOKESMAN PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE - Hayden Elizabeth Wilde and Thomas Keaton Whittaker were named 2017 Springfest Queen and King Friday, April 28.
May 03, 2017

Springfest takes center stage

by Andrew Kilstrom
One of Wilsonville High School's longest-standing traditions is a hit once again
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - When Jasmin Kim learned that she had ovarian cancer at 24 years old, the diagnosis forced her to press pause on her economics degree. Since going into remission, Kim has been giving back through the ovarian cancer awareness campaign Trust Your Gut.
May 03, 2017

Wilsonville ovarian cancer survivor spreading awareness

by Claire Green
Local survivor celebrating World Ovarian Cancer Day with awareness campaign
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Eliana Kaufman is Wilsonvilles 2017 Amazing Kid.
May 03, 2017

Amazing Kids inspire community and local businesses

by Spokesman staff
The Pamplin Media Group hosts its annual Amazing Kids event this coming Monday, May 8, at OMSI
May 03, 2017

Wilsonville wordsmithing its inclusion resolution

by Claire Green
Wilsonville City residents deliver primarily positive reactions to concept presented in resolution