Take part in First Day Hikes

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department joins America’s State Parks in sponsoring First Day Hikes in 22 Oregon state parks on New Year’s Day. Park rangers or volunteers will lead most of the hikes. Day-use parking fees are waived for all visitors at participating parks Jan. 1 only.

For details about hike locations, difficulty and length, terrain and tips, visit Visit the Oregon State Parks website for directions to each park at

Participating local parks include L.L. “Stub” Stewart Memorial State Park and Tryon Creek State Natural Area. Meet with park rangers at 9 a.m.

Fund established for shooting victims

The Clackamas County Peace Officers’ Benevolent Foundation has established the CTC Victim Fund for the families directly impacted by the shooting that occurred Dec. 11 at Clackamas Town Center.

The money raised will be used to assist the families of the man and woman who were slain and the young woman who was wounded. The CTC Victim Fund has been set up at Clackamas Federal Credit Union, which have already made a donation of $1,200. Public donations are now being accepted.

Donations can be made by mailing a check to: CCPOBF, P.O. Box 426, Oregon City, OR 97045. Make the check out to CCPOBF and put CTC Victim Fund in the memo line.

Donations can also be made in person at any branch of Clackamas Federal Credit Union. Locations can be found at

When making a donation at the bank, let the teller know that the donation is for the CTC Victim Fund, which is under the Clackamas County Peace Officers’ Benevolent Foundation.

Attend Democrats meeting

The Willamette Women Democrats will discuss “Women on the Move for Oregon: Observations on the legislative SEssion and Working in the Governor’s Office,” Jan. 9 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Oswego Lake Country Club.

Kitzhaber’s senior advisers, Cheryl Myers, director of economic and business equity, Liani Reeves, general counsel, Kendall Clawson, director of executive appointments, and Lynn Peterson, director of transportation and sustainable communities, will speak.

The advisers will discuss health care, jobs, the economy and sentencing reforms. The event is open to the public. Cost is $12 for members and $15 non-members. Light refreshments will be served. Call 503-656-4445 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve a seat.

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