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Local news briefs for June 29

Upper Larch Mountain road opens

Multnomah County has reopened the upper section of Larch Mountain Road beyond Milepost 10.

Each winter, the county closes public access to recreation areas off upper Larch Mountain Road - the highest road in the county's jurisdiction, reaching an altitude of 4,055 feet - by installing a snow gate. When snow levels drop, the road is reopened to recreational users, allowing access to the view parking lot at Milepost 14.5.

VFW opens fireworks tent near Dick's Sporting Goods

The Gresham United Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 180 will have its annual fireworks tent in the parking lot of Dick's Sporting Goods in the Gresham Town Fair Shopping Center at Northwest Eastman Parkway and Division Street.

Net proceeds go to help needy Veterans and community projects. Visit vfwpost180.us or email Com

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