Wildwood site well worth a visit

I just visited the Wildwood recreation site in Welches the other day. The Bureau of Land Management has done an outstanding job of capitalizing on the pristine beauty of that area.

You have produced a truly first-class recreational and environmental experience that will provide fun and adventure for everyone from children to a 90-year-old in a wheelchair.

This didn't happen by accident. I applaud everybody involved in the planning and application of producing this gem.

This is definitely a job well done!

Thank you.

Don Neary


(Editor's note: This is a letter Neary sent to the Bureau of Land Management regarding the Wildwood site, which is 25 miles east of Gresham on Highway 26, just past Milepost 39.)

Resident needs help to find stolen car

My car was stolen from the street in front of my apartment near Powell Boulevard and 181st Avenue in Gresham during the night of June 23. I'm hoping to enlist the help of my fellow citizens in getting it back.

It is a beat up maroon-colored 1995 Plymouth Voyager minivan with some bumper stickers, including 'Keep Portland Weird' on the back. It had half a tank of gas in it, so it may end up as far away as Sandy or Tigard.

Inside were three boxes of tutor training notebooks belonging to the Portland Literacy Council used for training volunteer literacy tutors, some recyclables and mountains of dog hair. My insurance agent thinks that thieves were hoping to find something of value in the boxes - the car itself is worth less than $2,000.

As I am a disabled person living on Social Security benefits, unable to replace the car, with a big old dog who cannot travel to the vet on public transportation, I really would like to have my minivan back. I'm hoping a good Samaritan sees it - if so, please call the Gresham police.

Lynne Walker


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