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County has traffic safety commission openings

Clackamas County Commissioners are seeking four residents to serve on the county’s traffic safety commission. The commission promotes traffic safety countywide and helps develop, review and recommend policies, programs and projects addressing traffic safety. The commission meets the first Wednesday of each month at the county Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City.

Applications are available on the county’s website, www.clackamas.us. The application deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday, May 5. For more information, contact Clackamas County Traffic Engineer Joe Marek at 503-742-4705.

Mt. Hood Territory wins awards at tourism event

Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory, Clackamas County’s tourism marketing department, won several awards at the annual Governor's Conference on Tourism.

The department was recognized for the Outstanding Social Media Program Award for the Win Bigfoot’s Dream Date campaign held last year. That campaign generated more than 5,700 unique visitors to the website and nearly 160,000 video views.

The second award was for the Outstanding Visitor Guide. Featuring compelling imagery and interesting articles geared at enticing visitors considering traveling to Mt. Hood Territory, the Travel Planner is the primary piece of information given to potential visitors looking at visiting.

“Mt. Hood Territory is blessed with a phenomenal team of professionals who work tirelessly to bring visitors to our area and increase the tourism product we have to offer,” said marketing manager Jeannine Breshears.

Firewood permits go on sale May 9

The Mount Hood National Forest will begin selling personal use firewood-cutting season on Monday, May 9. Personal use firewood permits sell for $10 a cord with a minimum purchase of two cords, or $20. The limit per household per year is five cords.

Anyone cutting firewood on the forest is required to have the following in his or her possession:

Current weekly information sheet and attachments.

Firewood cutting map (new this year).

Valid permit (which must be issued to person cutting wood) and accompanying load tag.

Screen type spark arrestors on chainsaws.

Pressurized chemical fire extinguisher (no smaller than 8 ounces).

Long-handled shovel with an 8-inch blade.

For more information and to purchase permits, contact the Clackamas River Ranger District at 503-630-6861.