Published: 11/1/2012 6:30:34 PM
Twelve-year-old Dalton Ford walked onto the stage of the Tiger Woods Center at Beaverton’s Nike World Headquarters on Oct. 13 and looked out at a crowd of 400 people.
Published: 11/1/2012 9:56:22 PM
A Molalla woman was struck and killed by a vehicle on Highway 213 near Macksburg Road Thursday evening. Kimberly Ann Putnam, 42, of Molalla was walking north along Highway 213 when she was hit near the Macksburg Road intersection by an SUV heading southbound, according to a news release from the Oregon State Police.
Published: 11/2/2012 2:47:16 PM
A Beavercreek farm is taking on a new life, seeking to preserve heritage poultry breeds and heirloom seeds while educating others about growing food sustainably.
Published: 11/6/2012 2:19:24 PM
Secretary of State Kate Brown announced Sunday that she is sending Brenda Bayes, deputy director for elections in Oregon, to oversee ballot processing by the Clackamas County Elections Division.
Published: 11/6/2012 2:23:12 PM
Two local food banks are teaming up this season to serve as many local families in need as possible. The Molalla Service Center and the Foothills Community Church Resource Center are coordinating their holiday food box efforts along with Molalla Fire District’s annual Operation Santa Claus food drive, which donates food to both organizations.
Published: 11/6/2012 9:29:12 PM
Nov. 7 morning update: Ludlow and Smith's leads narrowly widened overnight. John Ludlow now has 52.3 percent of the vote, with Charlotte Lehan at 47.7 percent.
Published: 11/6/2012 8:36:31 PM
Nov. 7 morning update for Molalla races: Debbie Rogge will be Molalla’s next mayor, winning 52 percent of the vote over Jim Needham, who had 48 percent - a difference of just 111 votes at last count.
Published: 11/6/2012 10:34:13 PM
Nov. 7 morning update: Measure 3-412, a local option tax for Molalla Fire District, has failed with 55 percent no votes over 45 percent yes – a difference of 721 votes as of Wednesday morning.
Published: 11/8/2012 6:32:11 PM
The Clackamas County Elections office released their latest numbers Thursday evening, resulting in slight percentage changes but not altering any outcomes for local races.
Published: 11/8/2012 6:44:16 PM
Molalla High School students will bring the Broadway musical “Annie Get Your Gun” to the stage this weekend and next, with seniors Sedona Garcia and Colin Stewart playing the lead roles.
Published: 11/9/2012 5:43:27 PM
Coming off a strong performance by Molalla High School FFA students at the National Convention in October, the Molalla FFA Alumni will host their 20th annual dinner and auction this Saturday, Nov.
Published: 11/9/2012 5:52:55 PM
Molalla’s city leadership is in transition, with an election this week for a new mayor and three city councilors, plus the planned departure sometime this month of City Manager Ellen Barnes.
Published: 11/9/2012 6:11:09 PM
The Commons at Molalla High School buzzed with activity last Thursday evening as parents, students, teachers and community members browsed the many student projects on display during the MHS Showcase Night.
Published: 11/11/2012 7:37:23 PM
“So, Kid, how would you like to drive a Jeep?”Wow! I could barely believe my good fortune coming from the other end of the phone conversation. The call, received one evening around 7 p.
Published: 11/13/2012 6:18:24 PM
The cold, wet weather coupled with darkness and a steep bank created a challenge for rescuers Friday as they worked to pull a Molalla father, his 11-year-old daughter and their dog from the side of an embankment.
Published: 11/13/2012 6:33:08 PM
The race between two members of Molalla City Council for the mayor seat proved tight in the Nov. 6 election, with Debbie Rogge edging out Jim Needham by just 122 votes at last count.
Published: 11/14/2012 4:51:07 PM
Allison Maurer, a 2011 Molalla High School graduate, was honored at the National FFA Convention for the thousands of hours she’s invested in agriculture.
Published: 11/14/2012 5:14:12 PM
Bidding on everything from beach trips and wine tours to hay bales and a live turkey, community members gathered in the Molalla High School Commons Saturday night to enjoy a steak dinner and support the local FFA chapter.
Published: 11/14/2012 5:26:24 PM
Sporting facial hair, wigs, suits and ties, the 44 fourth and fifth graders at Molalla River Academy each dressed up as a different president on Nov. 6 for an educational play they performed for students and parents.
Published: 11/14/2012 5:56:44 PM
Tickets go on sale Thursday, Nov. 15 for Molalla High School’s 18th annual Singing Christmas Tree, a community-wide event that has become a tradition for many.
Published: 11/15/2012 4:46:38 PM
As he joined the Molalla Veterans of Foreign Wars in presenting the colors at the middle school Veteran’s Day assembly Friday, Jeff Knight relived a moment from his days as a West Point student, 61 years ago.
Published: 11/20/2012 6:00:39 PM
Hundreds of students, community members and dignitaries gathered in the Molalla River Middle School gym Friday, Nov. 9 for the annual Veteran’s Day assembly led by a group of seventh and eighth grade students.
Published: 11/20/2012 6:06:36 PM
With the expiration of Molalla City Manager Ellen Barnes’ contract drawing near, the city council is narrowing their search for an interim replacement.
Published: 11/20/2012 5:53:23 PM
Two Molalla River Middle School students were transported to Silverton Hospital after their school bus collided with a semi truck at the intersection of S.
Published: 11/21/2012 3:09:25 PM
Patriotic Christmas volunteers packed 39 boxes Nov. 10 to ship to troops spending the holidays overseas, far away from their families. Totaling 1,400 pounds, the packages included 34 large boxes to be shared within two U.
Published: 11/21/2012 5:12:47 PM
Five Molalla residents recently completed advanced training with Rural Development Initiatives, Inc. and the Ford Institute Leadership Program and now hope to see more community members benefit from the free, interactive trainings, with the next cohort starting in January.
Published: 11/21/2012 5:14:53 PM
Using digital cameras equipped with mapping devices, teams of local volunteers recently gathered photos throughout the community to illustrate both assets and drawbacks to maintaining a healthy lifestyle in Molalla.
Published: 11/21/2012 5:26:22 PM
As an employee of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Molalla resident and volunteer firefighter Denise Everhart is ready to be dispatched throughout the country whenever disaster strikes.
Published: 11/21/2012 5:36:22 PM
A Colton resident is putting his handyman and emergency response skills to good use, helping with cleanup efforts in Breezy Point, one of the New York communities hardest hit by the Hurricane Sandy disaster last month.
Published: 11/23/2012 8:04:52 PM
The Molalla River School District Board of Education honored the Wells Fargo Molalla branch as the Community Partner of the Month, showing appreciation for the bank’s recent $1,000 donation to a local school.
Published: 11/27/2012 4:29:20 PM
Molalla-area landowners Jim and Mary Toops were recognized by the Oregon Association of Conservation Districts (OACD) as their statewide Cooperator of the Year in the less-than-50-acres category.
Published: 11/27/2012 4:32:28 PM
After a short hiatus, local band Sawtell is back in Oregon and preparing to release a new CD in early December.Lead singer Trent Beaver, a 2006 Molalla High School graduate, first started the alternative rock/pop band locally with friends, using the name Unstrung Symphony.
Published: 11/27/2012 4:36:05 PM
Traditional public high schools have successfully graduated millions of students, but what works for most doesn’t work for everyone.“What we know is one size has never fit all,” Molalla River School District Superintendent Tony Mann said.
Published: 11/27/2012 4:42:26 PM
On the second Saturday of each month, the Hopkins Demonstration Forest hosts a Community Forestry Day. This is a day that Hopkins Demonstration Forest has set aside to invite community members to get involved with the total Hopkins experience by volunteering some time helping to make it place everyone would want to visit.
Published: 11/27/2012 4:47:06 PM
Molalla mayoral candidate Jim Needham conceded the race for Molalla mayor to Debbie Rogge last week after the Clackamas County Elections Office released the finalized vote tally for the Nov.
Published: 11/27/2012 4:49:13 PM
By Amanda ClarkeMolalalla High School studentEditor’s note: Amanda Clarke is a Molalla High School junior who left in August for Landau, Germany, where she will live for the school year as an exchange student sponsored by the Rotary Club of Molalla.
Published: 11/27/2012 4:53:35 PM
Santa and his many elves from Molalla Fire District will parade through Molalla neighborhoods this weekend, passing out candy canes and collecting canned food donations for two local food banks.
Published: 11/27/2012 4:55:25 PM
Molalla’s new interim city manager started work Monday morning after a whirlwind hiring process last week.Mark Gervasi, who retired last spring as the city manager of Sunnyside, Wash.
Published: 11/27/2012 4:57:05 PM
When Karen Graves first visited the Molalla River Corridor, she wasn’t impressed.It was summertime and she saw lots of trees full of leaves, but nothing the experienced hiking guide felt was worthy of noting.
Published: 11/27/2012 4:59:35 PM
A stolen car report led to a police chase through Colton Saturday afternoon, resulting in the arrests of a Mulino man and a Portland woman.On Nov. 24 at 12:30 p.