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  • Monday evening Portland-area commute: NE Portland Highway remains close after earlier crash

    Also of note: TriMet warns of 15 minute delays on all MAX lines.


    PORTLAND, 6:50 p.m.: Interstate 205 south near Interstate 84

    The right southbound lane of I-205 is blocked just south of the I-84 junction. Not a huge backup there.


    TriMet announces 15 minute delays of the MAX Red Line due switch issues at the Gateway Transit Center.

    UPDATE, 5:38 p.m.:


    PORTLAND, 4:53 p.m.: NE Portland Highway

    Traffic is blocked in both directions near 60th Ave. due to a crash. Take Columbia Blvd. instead.

    UPDATE: 5:45 p.m.: The highway will remained closed for several more hours.


    PORTLAND, 4:50 p.m.: Highway 99E

    Southbound traffic slow on Highway 99E in Milwaukie near Harrison St. Slow back to about Tacoma St.


    TriMet warns of 15 minute delays on the WES Commuter Rail through the remainder of the evening due to signal issues.

    A Stall on Interstate 84 east near 33rd Ave was just cleared. Traffic backed up to Interstate 5 and more.

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  • Troutdale police transfer employment with Multnomah County Wednesday

    City councilors in March and county commissioners in April signed off on a 10-year deal for the sheriff's office to provide law enforcement services in Troutdale. As part of the deal, all existing officers will transfer to the county, and many will receive pay increases to match the wages of their county counterparts. Watch video

    The entire Troutdale police force begins its new employment with Multnomah County on Wednesday.

    City councilors in March and county commissioners in April signed off on a 10-year deal for the sheriff's office to provide law enforcement services in Troutdale. As part of the deal, all existing officers will transfer to the county, and many will receive pay increases to match the wages of their county counterparts.

    "They'll be going into the pay scale based on their years of services, as if they were employed with the sheriff's office," Sgt. Mark Herron, president of the Deputy Sheriff's Association, said Monday.

    Troutdale officers will give their new oaths of duty to the county during a 6:30 p.m. ceremony Tuesday at the Mt. Hood Community College Visual Arts Theater on Southeast Stark Street in Gresham. Sheriff Dan Staton will give the oath.

    Troutdale employs 26 police personnel, including 23 sworn officers and three administrative and support members.

    City leaders will pay the county $2.8 million for the full-time equivalent of 16.5 officers, materials and other costs. Another 3.5 positions will be funded through existing contracts with public transit agencies, the Reynolds School District, and a gang enforcement grant.

    Six other staff members will fill vacancies specifically left open by the sheriff as part of the deal.

    A Troutdale officer earns $62,852 a year compared with $71,729 for a Multnomah County deputy or $80,748 for a Portland officer, according to a presentation in March from city finance director Erich Mueller.

    Troutdale officers will not be transferred away from their existing patrol duties for six months, but will have to bid for their shifts beginning Jan. 1, Herron said.

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    Deputies bid for shifts -- day, evening and late night shifts - instead of geographic locations, Herron said. It's not guaranteed they'll continue working within Troutdale limits because decisions are based on seniority, he added.

    The sheriff's office also has a policy of hiring deputies with four-year degrees, but that requirement will be waived for new deputies from Troutdale, Herron said. They won't be required to seek a four-year degree after their transferred employment, he added.

    Troutdale Police Chief Scott Anderson would be given the newly created rank of commander to work under the sheriff. The commander would report to the City Council with performance measures such as response times, and Staton promised to keep Anderson after a six-month transition.

    The city will pay $3.2 million in total that also includes a $400,000 transfer for sick leave and vacation time accumulated by Troutdale personnel. Each year, city leaders have the opportunity to renegotiate the contract for more or fewer deputies to cover the city.

    The county will also lease most of the space at the Troutdale Police Community Center for $208,952 a year.

    Of the 19,214 square feet in the building, the county will use 72.5 percent of the Troutdale Police Department building for County and City of Troutdale law enforcement services and the city will continue using the rest, which houses the city attorney and legal staff, computer servers and a community room, according to city council records.

    -- Tony Hernandez

  • Class 3A baseball all-state teams: German George of Clatskanie is player of the year

    Ryan Tompkins of Clatskanie and Al Skinner of Glide share coach of the year honors.


    Player of the year: German George, Clatskanie

    Co-coaches of the year: Ryan Tompkins, Clatskanie, and Al Skinner, Glide


    Pitcher – Jacob Fricke, Glide Sr.

    Pitcher – Cody Coggins, Cascade Christian Sr.

    Pitcher - German George, Clatskanie Sr.

    Catcher – Pete Lahti, Taft Sr.

    Catcher – Andrew Webber, Vale Sr.

    First Base – Damien Strowger, Clatskanie Sr.

    Infield - Devin Freeman, Glide Sr.

    Infield – Griffin Haas, Clatskanie Sr.

    Infield – Harry Witwer-Dukes, Blanchet Catholic Jr.

    Infield – Daniel Hendrix, Santiam Christian Jr.

    Outfield – Tylan Dubois, Glide Sr.

    Outfield – Nick Orlandini, Blanchet Catholic Soph

    Outfield – JP Martinez, Nyssa Soph

    Outfield – Jared Ashley, Dayton Jr.

    Utility – Will Weaver, Cascade Christian, Sr.

    Utility – Dru Draper, Santiam Christian Jr.


    P – Koby Pearson, Horizon Christian Sr.

    P – Trevor Burnell, Blanchet Catholic Sr.

    P – Darren Crosby, Santiam Christian Sr.

    C – Kevin Beard, Glide Sr.

    C – Jordan Emerich, Salem Academy Sr.

    1B – Joe Johnson, St. Mary’s Jr.

    IF – Andruw Clark, Nyssa Sr.

    IF – Alex Mccallister, Clatskanie Jr.

    IF – Trent Pihas, Horizon Christian Sr.

    IF – Joe Griffin, Elgin/Imbler Sr.

    IF – Gregor Angstrom, Blanchet Catholic Sr.

    OF – Gavin Ross, Harrisburg Jr.

    OF – Tim Peters, Gervais Sr.

    OF – Nate McGill, Sr. Horizon Christian

    OF – William Beard, Glide Jr.

    OF – Thyler Monkus, Stanfield/Echo Soph

    Utility – Nikita Kalugin, Gervais Sr.

    Utility – Christian Rodriguez, Vale Sr.


    P – Evan Richey, Pleasant Hill Sr.

    P – Spencer McCabe, St. Mary’s Soph

    P – William Gapasin, Blanchet Catholic Sr.

    C – Dylan Grogan, Stanfield/Echo Soph

    C – Ty Mulholland, St. Mary’s Jr.

    1B – Ryan Bailey, Stanfield/Echo, Soph

    IF – Bryson Belloir, Glide Jr.

    IF – Tanner Macal, Santiam Christian Jr.

    IF – Mica Karber, Clatskanie Sr.

    IF – Hunter Michaelson, Warrenton Sr.

    IF – Jonah Leutwyler, Salem Academy Jr.

    OF – Trenton Gianella, Blanchet Catholic Sr.

    OF – Logan Gray, Scio Jr.

    OF – Taden Swing, Salem Academy Jr.

    OF – Garret Carpenter, Rogue River Sr.

    Utility – Landon Lampman, Lakeview Jr.

    Utility – Ben Robinson, St. Mary’s Soph


    P – Brock Johnson, Warrenton Sr.

    P – Klay Jenson, Stanfield/Echo Soph

    P – Matt Maynard, Catlin Gabel Soph

    C – Weston Groth, Horizon Christian Jr.

    C – Nate Cantonwine, Blanchet Catholic Jr.

    1B – Jarrett Putnam, Pleasant Hill Sr.

    1B – Cameron Stansfield, Colton Jr.

    IF – Mitchell Williamson, Pleasant Hill Sr.

    IF – Tony Flores, Stanfield/Echo Soph

    OF – Caleb King, Taft Frosh

    OF – Kevin Wheeler, Cascade Christian Jr.

    OF – Tanner Smith, St. Mary’s Jr.

  • Class 3A softball all-state teams: Kaylee Buhrkuhl of Santiam Christian, Sarah Probasco of Rainier claim top honors

    Buhrkuhl is player of the year; Probasco is pitcher of the year; Rob Umbenhower of Dayton is coach of the year.


    Player of the year: Kaylee Buhrkuhl – Senior – Santiam Christian

    Pitcher of the year: Sarah Probasco – Junior – Rainier

    Coach of the year: Rob Umbenhower – Dayton 



    Alyx Crager – Senior – Salem Academy

    Sarah Probasco – Junior – Rainier


    Cheyanne Rimer – Senior – Scio

    Cooper Ringnalda – Senior – Dayton


    Kaylee Buhrkuhl – Senior – Santiam Christian

    Kylee Hill – Sophomore – Dayton

    Aspen Norman – Freshman – Rainier

    Miah Slater – Senior – Elgin/Imbler


    Jessica Gibson – Senior – Rainier

    Teddi Hop – Junior – Dayton

    Traci Tolman – Senior – Vale

    Kelsey Wilkinson – Junior – Taft

    First Baseman

    Racheal Fluke – Junior – Dayton


    Sierra Ray – Senior – Dayton

    Designated player

    Corlynn Perry – Senior – Vale



    Katie McCardell – Senior – Taft

    Becky Patterson – Senior – Colton

    Shelby Saylors – Senior – Rainier


    Kami Gray – Sophomore – Rainier

    Babe Nash – Senior – Grant Union


    Jadyn Crape – Sophomore – Rainier

    Wednesday Lewis – Freshman – Taft

    Analyssa Ruiz – Sophomore – Blanchet Catholic

    Amanda Trenkel – Sophomore – Vale


    Jamie Christopher – Junior – Echo/Stanfield

    Megan Hackenberg – Junior – Rainier

    Darcie Kanoho – Senior – Elgin/Imbler

    Reagan Martinez – Sophomore – Nyssa

    First Baseman

    Krysta Slate – Senior – Blanchet Catholic


    Lexi Mulvaney – Sophomore – Vale



    Kelsey Hawley – Junior – Vale

    Karigan Wilhelm – Junior – Elgin/Imbler


    Olivia Warren – Freshman – Clatskanie


    Sage Miller – Senior – Clatskanie

    Hannah Mizuta – Sophomore – Vale

    Josie Pratt – Senior – Rogue River

    Kristyn Young – Senior – Enterprise/Joseph/Wallowa


    Brittney Abbott – Senior – Clatskanie

    First Baseman     

    Kendra Cleaver – Senior – Nyssa

    Grace Reever – Sophomore – Vale


    Landree Miethe – Sophomore – Warrenton

    Sydney Stearns – Senior – Grant Union

  • Class 5A softball all-state teams: Darian Lindsey of Pendleton, Sarah Abramson of Putnam claim top honors

    Lindsey is player of the year; Abramson is pitcher of the year; Tiffany Strnad of Putnam is coach of the year.


    Player of the year: Darian Lindsey, Pendleton

    Pitcher of the year: Sarah Abramson, Putnam

    Coach of the year: Tiffany Strnad, Putnam



    Sarah Abramson, soph., Putnam

    Mariah Mulcahy, sr., St. Helens

    Shawna Burke, sr., Marist


    Kayla Stocker, sr., Silverton

    Lauren Burke, soph., Marist

    Awbrie Elle Kinkade, sr., Bend


    Tyler Creach, soph,. Putnam

    Chandie Perez, sr., Liberty

    Maggie Buckholtz, fr., Silverton

    Grace Lenthe, sr., Ashland

    Darian Lindsey, sr., Pendleton


    Kate Betschart, sr., Putnam

    Molly Nutt, sr., Sandy

    Tiah Grass, sr., Pendleton

    Alexis Morrison, jr., Pendleton

    Utility/designated hitter

    Sara McKinney, sr,. Ridgeview

    Kylie Biggs, jr., Eagle Point



    Alex Molloy, soph., Silverton

    Megan Ayers, soph., Eagle Point

    Rachel Collins, sr., Ridgeview


    Michelle Sass, sr., St. Helens

    Zoe Munn, fr., Hood River Valley


    Paige Smotherman, sr., Liberty

    Kassidy Totten, sr., Dallas

    Anne Yates, sr., Marist

    Hannah George, sr., Ridgeview

    Ellie Richards, jr., Pendleton


    Hailee Fischer, jr., St. Helens

    Makena Linn, jr., Dallas

    Maggie Roth, fr., Silverton

    Fern Spencer, soph., Ridgeview

    Utility/designated hitter

    Nicole Katyrynuik, sr., Liberty

    Hannah Wicklund, sr., Mountain View



    Kiersetn Murphy, jr., Pendleton

    Loryn Williams, sr,. La Salle 


    Yasmine El-Hat, jr., Dallas

    Avery Daniels, jr., Churchill

    Brooke Herrington, soph., Ridgeview

    Hannah Harris, jr., The Dalles

    Ivy Vann, soph., Mountain View

    Presley Turin, sr., Sandy


    Sydney Nichols, soph., Putnam

    Kristin Behrends, jr., Marist

    Sydney Beck, jr., Crater

    Ruthie Ford, jr., The Dalles

    Utility/designated hitters

    Alyssa Giesbers, sr., St. Helens

    Mikayla Kopacz, jr., Hermiston



    Teresa Lehman, sr., Ashland


    Hannah Lopez, sr., Wilsonville

  • Snuff the tiki torch: Portland Fire Chief institutes burn ban

    Portland Fire Chief Erin Janssens put a complete burn ban into effect at 7:30 p.m. Friday evening citing the the heat and high winds. The ban prohibits all open-flame burning, including bonfires, ceremonial burns and tiki torches within the City of Portland and all of Multnomah County, including Gresham, Corbett, and Sauvie Island until further notice. Barbecues are still allowed.

    The Portland Fire Bureau has just nixed your plan for a backyard campfire and weinie roast this weekend.

    Portland Fire Chief Erin Janssens put a complete burn ban into effect at 7:30 p.m. Friday evening citing the the heat and high winds.

    The ban prohibits all open-flame burning, including bonfires, ceremonial burns and tiki torches within the City of Portland and all of Multnomah County, including Gresham, Corbett, and Sauvie Island until further notice. Barbecues are still allowed.

    Portland Fire crews spent much of Friday at the scene of a three-alarm fire in the Northwest Portland industrial district. On Friday evening, crews were again called out to a small brush fire at Kelley Point in North Portland.

    -- Jeff Manning
  • Friday evening Portland-area commute: Crash on I-84 east near 33rd Ave.

    Also of note: TriMet warns that the WES Commuter Rail will run slower today due to the excessive heat. All MAX lines should also be slow today.


    PORTLAND, 6:19 p.m.: Interstate 84 east near 33rd Ave.

    The right lane of I-84 is blocked just past 33rd Ave. Jammed back to I-5.


    PORTLAND, 6:08 p.m.: Interstate 5 north at Lombard

    A stall is blocking the middle northbound lane of I-5. Still jammed back to Terwilliger from earlier congestion.


    PORTLAND, 5:43 p.m.: Interstate 84 west at 148th Ave.

    The middle lane of I-84 west is blocked by a stall. Traffic jammed back past 162nd. Eastbound traffic also looks slow in that area. CLEARED.


    PORTLAND, 3:58 p.m.: Interstate 5 south near Highway 99

    The middle southbound lane of I-5 is blocked just past the Highway 99 junction. Traffic jammed back to Multnomah. 

    UPDATE, 4:52 p.m.: Crash is CLEAR. Still jammed back to Multnomah.


    PORTLAND, 3:23 p.m.: Interstate 205 north at Glenn L. Jackson Bridge.

    An accident is blocking the left northbound lane of I-205 north. Traffic jammed back to Clackamas from earlier crash/congestion. CLEARED.


    A grass fire in the median of I-5 in Wilsonville is slowing traffic in both directions just before the Willamette River crossing.

    TriMet warns that the WES Commuter Rail will run slower today due to the excessive heat.  All MAX lines should also be slow today. Joe Rose talked a bit about the reasoning behind it in this post.

    ODOT also has scheduled some occasional bridge lifts on the Interstate Bridge for later tonight. Crews will be greasing the cables around 10:30 p.m. that will cause intermittent  20 minute delays until 8 a.m. Saturday.

    The MAX Red Line will experience disruptions on Saturday between Gateway and the Portland Airport for track improvements. Shuttle buses will be in place.

    The central loop of the Portland Streetcar will also be blocked starting at 7 p.m. tonight at the Broadway Bridge. Crews will be painting the bridge and will cut the electricity that will close the loop for two months.

    EDIT: Looks like the entire bridge will be closed to traffic this weekend.

    Follow the Oregonian's commuting alerts on Twitter: @TrafficPortland

  • Business Movers: Shannon Berg, Ben Forstag, Eileen Frack, John Hopkins, John Kilian, Jan Robertson, Lance Steinberg

    A collection of award winners, and new managerial hires, transitions and promotions in Oregon and southwest Washington.


    JanRobertson2015(150).jpgJan Robertson

    PORTLAND -- The Regional Arts & Culture Council board of directors has re-elected Jan Robertson as its chair for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016.

    Robertson is the chief executive officer and a partner of Norris, Beggs & Simpson Companies and serves an advocate for the arts locally and nationally.

    She has held leadership roles in Young Audiences nationally for more than a decade. She received the Daily Journal of Commerce Newsmaker of the Year Award in 2012, and the Portland Business Journal's Orchid Award in 2008 for her business and civic contributions.

    Phillip T. Hillaire has been elected vice chair. Hillaire is a member of the Lummi Tribe. He is involved in protecting tribal sovereignty, cultures, arts and traditions. He has coordinated fundraising events for Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, and planned conferences and handled communications for the Affiliated Tribes of the Northwest Indians.

    Eileen L. Day has been elected treasurer. She became a certified public accountant in 1997. In 2003, she joined Portland Center Stage as the finance director. In 2005, she joined Holmes & Company and has been the audit partner since 2007.

    Eric R. Hormel has been re-elected secretary. He works in Perkins' Legacy Planning group, specializing in working with high net worth individuals and their families.

    Verlea G. Briggs, Mike Golub and Susheela Jayapal round out the executive committee. Other continuing board members include Nik Blosser, Robert Bucker, Daryl Dixon, Lew Frederick, Debbie Glaze, Angela Hult, Dana Ingram, Joe Krumm, David R. Lofland Jr., Linda McGeady, and Joanna Priestley.

    New members elected to the board are Katy A. Brooks, Raymond C. Cheung, Osvaldo 'Ozzie' Gonzalez, Brenda L. Meltebeke, Steve Rosenbaum and Shyla M. Spicer.

    Board and staff profiles are available online.


    PORTLAND -- Daimler Trucks North America has appointed Eileen Frack to the position of general manager of Human Resources.

    Eileen_Frack.jpgEileen Frack

    Frack will succeed David Carson, who was appointed president and chief executive officer of Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation.

    Frack also was named a member of the Daimler Trucks North America's Operating Committee. Her tenure for both positions will begin Aug. 1.  

    The Portland resident started her career with Daimler Trucks in 2005 as the director of the Office of Tax Affairs and International Trade Compliance.

    She moved into her current role as director of Executive Management Development in 2010 where she has been a driving force for the company on leadership and cultural topics.

    She also brings more than 20 years of additional financial and leadership experience, including positions at NIKE and Kimberly-Clark.  

    Frack holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Oregon State University.


    PORTLAND -- John L. Hopkins, president and chief executive officer of NuScale Power of Portland, has been elected as vice chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce board of directors.

    Hopkins succeeds Michael Ducker, president and chief executive officer of FedEx Freight, and will serve a one-year term.

    Prior to joining NuScale Power, Hopkins held several executive positions in his 24 years of service with Fluor Corporation, a Fortune 500 international engineering and construction company.

    He serves as a member of the executive board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Nuclear Energy Institute board of directors, and senior policy adviser of I Squared Capital.


    LanceSteinbergphoto.jpgLance Steinberg

    PORTLAND -- Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network has for the seventh consecutive year designated Lance Steinberg as a member of the firm's Premier Advisors Program.

    The designation reflects Steinberg's achievement of professional success by "meeting or exceeding Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Networks' high standards as measured by one or more of the milestones for revenue generation, educational attainment and client-service best practices."

    Steinberg, president of the Steinberg Investment Group, has been a financial advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network for seven years and has 22 years experience in the brokerage industry.

    He earned a bachelor of science degree in psychology from the University of Oregon and lives in Portland with Mary and their three children.


    TROUTDALE -- The Academy of General Dentistry recently honored Dr. John H. Kilian with its Mastership Award.

    Eastside 389A9791.jpgJohn Kilian 

    This award is the academy's highest honor and one of the most prestigious designations within the profession. To earn this award the dentist completed 1,100 hours of dental continuing education.

    As recipient, Kilian joins more than 2,200 Academy of General Dentistry Masters, from more than six decades, who have gone above and beyond the basic requirements to care for their patients' oral health.

    Kilian graduated from the Oregon Health Sciences Center School of Dentistry in 1975 and currently practices dentistry in Troutdale.

    He and his wife, Cindy, have six children and four grandchildren.


    ShannonBerg300x400.jpgShannon Berg

    PORTLAND -- Shannon Berg has been named managing partner of the Portland office of Gallatin Public Affairs.

    Berg will lead the firm's Portland operations and will continue to provide consulting services to Gallatin clients and lead the firm's marketing activities.

    Berg has more than 15 years' experience in public affairs and strategic communications. Prior to joining Gallatin in 2008, Berg was the president of a communications consulting firm in Detroit, Michigan and served as the director of communications for the City of Detroit. 

    She is chair of the Leadership Portland Alumni Association, a member of the board of Fruit and Flower Childcare Center. and past ex-officio board member of the Portland Business Alliance.


    PORTLAND -- Ben Forstag has been hired as managing director of Mac's List, a career development resource that connects creative professionals with meaningful and impactful work with social enterprises and other service-oriented institutions.

    He is responsible for overseeing the organization's growing editorial and business operations.

    Forstag.jpgBen Forstag

    Forstag has an extensive background in communications and nonprofit marketing, primarily in the healthcare sector. Previously, he served as communications director for the American Tinnitus Association of Portland and as senior communications director at the American Telemedicine Association of Washington, D.C.

    He also serves as a volunteer board member of Common Good Consulting, which provides legal and regulatory support to small nonprofits.

    -- Compiled by Vickie Kavanagh
    503-294-5913; okavkid

  • Class 5A baseball all-state teams: Tyler Parker of Liberty, Ryan Ward of Hood River Valley claim top honors

    Parker is player of the year; Ward is pitcher of the year; Erich Harjo of Hood River Valley is coach of the year.


    Player of the year: Tyler Parker, Liberty

    Pitcher of the year: Ryan Ward, Hood River Valley

    Coach of the year: Erich Harjo, Hood River Valley


    First team

    Dakota Carter, Bend, junior

    Logan Hatley, Dallas, senior

    Ryan Ward, Hood River Valley, senior

    Jared Akin, Liberty, senior

    Second team

    Kam Walker, Hood River Valley, senior

    Alex Martin, Putnam, junior

    Tanner Cantwell, Marist, senior

    Colby Scott, Summit, junior

    Ryan Kaser, Liberty, senior

    Honorable mention

    Jake Owens, North Eugene, senior


    First team

    Cal Waterman, Summit, junior

    Dane Stapley, North Eugene, senior

    Second team

    Adam Cameron, Hood River Valley, sophomore

    James Anderson, Crescent Valley, sophomore

    Honorable mention

    KJ Strickland, Churchill, senior

    Frey Birdwell, Corvallis, senior


    First team

    Derek Hogate, Churchill, senior

    Second team

    Alex Merino, Crescent Valley, senior

    Honorable mention

    Jacob Parsons, Bend, senior


    First team

    George Mendazona, Ridgeview, junior

    Zack Zalesky, Corvallis, junior

    Matt Haney, Marist, junior

    Skyler Hunter, Hood River Valley, junior

    Matt Kelly, Wilsonville, senior

    Second team

    Cameron Himes, Bend, junior

    Damon Peters, Hillsboro, junior

    Alec Cook, Springfield, senior

    Dustin Meyer, Silverton, senior

    John Gederos, Lebanon, senior

    Honorable mention

    Austin Fetters-Duffy, Churchill, senior

    Renner Stecki, Liberty, junior


    First team

    Tyler Parker, Liberty, senior

    Hank Forrest, Churchill, senior

    Joe Casey, Crescent Valley, junior

    Hunter McDonald, Bend, senior

    Second team

    Jerry Carroll, Ashland, senior

    Blaise Sims, Crescent Valley, sophomore

    Cole Smith, Hermiston, senior

    Jason Garcia, Summit, junior

    Honorable mention

    J.J. Spitler, Bend, senior

    Rylee Jackson, North Eugene, senior

    Kyler Lunny, Pendleton, senior

    Matt Neibergall, La Salle, freshman


    First team

    Tommy Ahlstrom, North Eugene, senior

    Second team

    Elliot Willy, Bend, junior


    First team

    Anders Green, Silverton, senior

    Second team

    Trevor Vill, Marist, senior

  • Child abducted in stolen truck out of Fairview found in Milwaukie

    Cell phone tracker helped police located the stolen truck and the 11-year-old boy who was in the back seat, Fairview Police Chief Ken Johnson said.

    Tracking a missing child's cellphone, police in Milwaukie in less than 30 minutes located the 11-year-old and his alleged abductor who had driven off with the boy in a truck stolen Friday morning in Fairview.

    The 11-year-old was in the back seat of a truck left running at the Shell gas station at Fairview Parkway and Northeast Sandy Boulevard when a stranger got in and drove off, police said.

    Robinette.jpgKenneth Robinette, 56 (from May 2015) 

    Fairview police immediately put out a regional alert for the stolen truck, a blue 2013 Ford F-250 with Oregon license 9Q6088.

    Fairview Police Chief Ken Johnson said his officers were trying to get a ping from the boy's iPhone, but were having trouble. A relative was able to provide a potential location through a personal tracking device for the phone, he said.

    About 9:25 a.m., Milwaukie police spotted the truck in the area of Southeast 36th Avenue and Roswell Street after Fairview police told them the boy's cellphone was mapping to that location.

    "The car was parked, and the child was out of it,'' said Greg Elkins, Milwaukie police spokesman. "And the suspect was running away.''

    Police, with the help of an Oregon City police canine unit, stopped and arrested Kenneth Robinette, 56.

    He's likely to face allegations of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and kidnapping after he's treated and released from Milwaukie Providence Hospital, where he was taken for injuries sustained while being taken into custody.

    The boy wasn't harmed, police said. A Fairview officer drove the boy's father to Milwaukie so he could be reunited immediately with his child, Johnson said. 

    The boy and his father are from The Dalles and were just driving through Fairview when the truck was stolen, the Fairview police chief said.

    "Thank goodness, he's fine,'' Johnson said. "He's being interviewed now. He did a phenomenal job for an 11-year-old.''

    -- Maxine Bernstein
    503-221-8212; @maxoregonian