Canby Ferry Turns 100 Years Old

Posted by Brett Reckamp on September 16, 2014
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The iconic piece of Northwest Americana is now a century old.  On September 17, 2014, Clackamas County officials decided to use it to transport people and things across the Willamette River to get to and from the Clackamas County Fair.  It was so popular, they decided to keep it around for good.

Over the years, they have used 5 boats total. …

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Reynolds High School Gym and Locker Rooms Get Upgrades

Posted by Brett Reckamp on August 27, 2014
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On the morning of June 10th, a student with a gun came to school and murdered another student, injured a teacher and took his own life.

Wednesday the school held an open house to unveil a remodeling project.  They added new lighting, paneling, flooring and the media wall you see above.

Principal Wade Bakley says it has been a difficult, but productive …

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Pink Martini Percussionist Derek Rieth Kills Himself

Posted by Brett Reckamp on August 22, 2014
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Pink Martini’s percussionist is dead.  The Oregon State Medical Examiner says 43-year-old Derek Jordan Rieth shot himself in the head with a shotgun on Wednesday August 20th just after 8:00 p.m. Portland Police officers conducted a welfare check on Rieth and found him deceased in his home.  A shotgun was there and was seized as evidence. The popular Portland-based band …

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Providence Says First Oregonian to Receive an S-ICD Doing Great

Posted by Brett Reckamp on August 8, 2014
HEART GUY

27-year-old Nathan Strutt is doing fine after receiving a subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator or S-ICD.  He is the first person ever in Oregon to get one.  Since then more than 20 patients have received theirs.

The S-ICD is a less intrusive, and upgraded defibrillator that is a much better alternative to a regular defibrillator for some people.  The FDA gave it’s approval to …

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Toddler Dead – Police Around Cannon Beach Searching for Mother

Posted by Brett Reckamp on August 1, 2014
BABY MOM COLLAGE

A 2-year-old is dead and a teenager is critically injured at a Cannon Beach hotel. Police say they are searching for their mother.

Cannon Beach police were called to the Surfsand Resort at 148 W. Gower Ave. around 9:45 a.m. after a housekeeper found a dead child and a 13-year-old child critically cut in a 3rd floor hotel room. The teen …

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