Portland artist Robert Collins, 14, December 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

Hard work is an art for Team Collins

One day when he was about 5 or 6, Robert Collins told his mother, Amanda, he wanted to be an artist. “I was just, like, OK,” she said.

A kayaker is rescued from the Willamette River near West Linn, Dec. 24, 2014 (TVF&R)

Kayakers bump, flip in Willamette River

Three kayakers were rescued from the Willamette River near West Linn Wednesday afternoon after they flipped while going over a low-head dam.