Tilikum Crossing to get LIT UP with Aesthetic Lighting

Posted by Brett Reckamp on December 3, 2014
Tilikum Crossing Bridge Reflective

Tri Met is lighting up the Tilikum Crossing again as part of their seasonal aesthetic lighting experiment.  It’s designed to beautify the city.  Below is a release sent out Wednesday evening that describes the effort.

Lighting showcases design features of the cable-stay bridge and reflects activity in the Willamette River

Starting Thursday night, a second test of the aesthetic lighting on the …

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Worker Falls into 15′ Concrete Foundation Hole

Posted by Brett Reckamp on November 24, 2014
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Portland Fire and Rescue crews were called to a job site Monday after at 3127 SW Champlain after a construction worker was found unconscious at the bottom of a 15′ hole.  They’re still looking into how or why he fell, but he was down there alone.  Fortunately, they did not bury him in concrete.

PF&R used a rope and pulley system …

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What to do with the Mt Tabor Reservoir?

Posted by Brett Reckamp on November 18, 2014
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The first of two scheduled public meetings to discuss three options for Mt Tabor was held Tuesday night at Warner Pacific College.  Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish and Amanda Fritz heard from citizens who chimed in on three options.

1) Drain the reservoir and leave it empty

2) Keep the water there, but maintain it

3) Spend approximately $40 million dollars to make …

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Reward in Waxenfelter Murder Case Now Up to $25,000

Posted by Brett Reckamp on October 28, 2014
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The Clackamas County Commissioners have increased the reward offered for information leading to the arrest of DIRCK MORGAN WHITE, 42, the prime suspect in the murder of Assistant Clackamas County Weighmaster Grady Waxenfelter, who was shot and killed on Feb. 6 while on duty.

The reward, which was $16,000, has been increased to $25,000.

On February 6, 2014, Clackamas County Weighmaster Grady …

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Bomb Threat Locks Down Vancouver’s Heritage High School

Posted by Brett Reckamp on October 14, 2014
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A receptionist at Heritage High School fielded a bomb threat around 1:30 Tuesday afternoon.  The school immediately went into lock-down.  The Clark County Sheriff says while they considered the credibility of the threat low, they wanted to follow protocol.

Parents were able to pick up their children around 4:00 pm after the school was cleared.