Tom Boggess

Wrestler acclimates to Northwest

By Tom Boggess / January 24, 2017

By Tom Boggess When Ralph Tovar’s wrestling team was jerked out from under him, he decided to take a break from his goals and he eventually left Grand Canyon University. Tovar had two buddies that started at Clackamas right out of high school. Tovar decided to relocate to this area. He was staying with his…

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Baby animals settle in

By Tom Boggess / November 22, 2016

On Oct. 19, the Oregon Zoo welcomed a 2-year-old, 12-foot tall, Masai giraffe to its Africa Savanna habitat. The new addition came to us from the zoo in Santa Barbara, California. The Masai giraffes are the largest giraffe species and can grow up to 18-feet tall. Their tongue can be up to 21 inches long.…

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Army center to close in June

By Tom Boggess / May 24, 2016

The Army Strong Community Center, located on the Oregon City campus, is closing its doors June 30. It will be missed by the veterans use the service and depend on this facility. The Army is focused on the big picture, not the local effect of the closure. Nick Hadley, former staff member of The Clackamas…

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Former World Series Pitcher coaches at Clackamas

By Tom Boggess / May 10, 2016

By Tom Boggess Jeff Lahti, a professional baseball pitcher who pitched on the biggest stage, the World Series, has brought his knowledge and his abilities to the CCC Cougars. He was the ace in the bull pen with an amazing 1.84 ERA pitching for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1985. An ace is the best…

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Restoring campus wildlife

By Tom Boggess / May 3, 2016

New plans in store for environmental learning center By Tom Boggess Plans for the Newell Creek Headwaters restoration at Clackamas Community College’s Environmental Learning Center were viewed during an open house by a large number of community members, administrators, CCC staff, faculty and students. They all came together in the ELC building located on five…

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Golf class is a hole in one

By Tom Boggess / March 9, 2016

Paul Fiskum, the golf instructor at Clackamas Community College, was actually a CCC student back in 1971. “Golf was in the curriculum back then,” said Fiskum. “And we had a golf team for a while here at CCC.” Back in the 1980s, Fiskum said, “There was a bond issue. Measure 5 and the athletic department cut a number of…

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Young team faces rocky road with only four returning starters

By Tom Boggess / March 2, 2016

It’s time for a new season for the Clackamas Community College baseball team. The less than successful 14-26 season of last year has long since passed. Even though last season wasn’t positive, the team won eight more games than the previous year. Jim Hoppel is beginning his second year as the baseball team’s head coach.…

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Astronomical Art

By Tom Boggess / February 24, 2016

The Haggart Observatory serves and educates astronomy lovers within the community

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The student files

By Tom Boggess / February 3, 2016

Clackamas student Cassandra Garcia-Torres talks about her time in Africa

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Harmony expands facilities

By Tom Boggess / January 20, 2016

On March 28, the final classes will be held at the 61-year-old Oregon Institute of Technology building on the Harmony community campus. The old one-story structure will be replaced by a new three-story building that should be completed by fall 2017. The Clackamas Community College district approved the $90 million bond measure in November 2014…

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