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Man falls from cliff while looking for his dog

A Portland man fell approximately 50 feet off a cliff near Fish Creek and Ripplebrook Ranger Station off Highway 224 on Saturday, June 22.

Richard Shaw, 56, fell while looking for his dog, Lacy May.

Shaw’s wife got a passerby to drive into phone range to dial 9-1-1, according to a press release issued by the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s office search crews, American Medical Response Reach and Treat Team members, Timberlake Job Corps volunteers and Pacific Northwest Search and Rescue and Mountain Wave Emergency Communications members found Shaw and pulled him to safety with a technical rope system.

The rescue effort took approximately five hours.

Shaw was brought to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with “significant leg injuries.”

It seems the dog also fell, as she was found at the bottom of another drop-off.

Oregon Humane Society Technical Animal Rescue was able to save her. Luckily, she didn’t have any major injuries.

American Legion holds flag ceremony

Members of the American Legion Carl Douglas Post 74 of Estacada recently performed a dedication ceremony for Cascadia Retirement and Assisted Living Community’s new American flag and flagpole at the residents’ request.

Joanne Kembel had organized the residents of the Sandy facility to raise the funds for the flag and pole. The residents held spaghetti dinners and other events and collected recyclable bottles and cans to fund the project.

The dedication occurred on Flag Day, June 14.

Beginning Backyard Bee Keeping class set

Patricia Tawney of Tawney Farm will cover topics such as how to set up a hive, how to gather honey, where to process the honey and bee feeding during a Beginning Backyard Bee Keeping class from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, July 6 at the Wade Creek House, 664 N.W. Wade St.

It costs $15 to attend, call 503-630-7556 to reserve a spot.

Fireworks prohibited in national forest

Visitors to Mt. Hood National Forest are prohibited from possessing, discharging or in any way using fireworks on national forest lands.

Forest officials caution visitors to be wary of anything that could cause a fire.

There were 75 “human caused” fires on forest service lands last year, forest personnel report. Most were due to campfires left unattended or “improperly extinguished."

Quasay earns Kaiser scholarhip

2013 Estacada High School graduate Carissa Quasay recently earned a Kaiser Permanente Healthcare Career Scholarship.

Quasay was one of 108 graduating high school seniors to earn the $2,000 scholarship this year. The program awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors planning to pursue a career in healthcare.

Students listed on OSU honor roll

Oregon State University recently announced a list of students who had made the Scholastic Honor Roll for spring term.

To make the honor roll, students had to earn at least a B-plus or 3.5 grade point average for at least 12 graded hours of coursework a week.

Jesus Meraz Jr. and Rachel S. Tholl of Eagle Creek made the list. Meraz Jr. is a senior studying mechanical engineering. Tholl is a sophomore majoring in university exploratory studies.

Nadia A. Alradhi, Travis J. Babikoff, Martin M. Hodel and Aaron J. Schoknecht of Estacada also made the honor roll.

Alradhi is a junior studying public health. Babikoff is a sophomore majoring in pre-environmental engineering. Hodel is pursuing post baccalaureate studies in food science and technology. Schoknecht is a senior studying agricultural business management.




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