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Move will cause detour

The moving of an Estacada house Sunday is expected to have a temporary impact on traffic and power.  

The move is scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 21 beginning at 915 N.W. Wade St. just south of the Northwest 10th Street intersection. The house will be pulled south onto Northwest Sixth Avenue until just prior to North Broadway Street, where it will find its new address.

Although this is a short move in distance, it will take some time due to technical factors involving overhead power lines and temporary bridging requirements. A detour using Northwest 10th Avenue and North Broadway Street will be in place until as late as noon

Groups seek applications for Boys and Girls State

The American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary are accepting applications for the 2016 Boys and Girls State.

The programs are sponsored by the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary, with the goal of increasing high school students’ awareness of governmental processes, while learning about the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

Experiences may include public speaking while campaigning for public office, drafting and presenting bills for passage in the Boys and Girls State legislature, serving as a lobbyist to help influence decision making, participating in mock trails and a wide variety of workshops and hearing presentations by elected officials and other. The programs is held June 12-16 at Willamette University in Salem.

To be eligible to apply, a student must be a current high school junior, or the equivalent if home schooled. The American Legion or Auxiliary will pay the $300 fee to send a student to the program. There is a nonrefundable registration fee of $50 each paid by the student. The closing date for applications is May 1.

Applications for Boys State are available at www.oregonboystate.com, and application for Girls State at www.alaoregon.org. For further information, contact Douglas or Sharon Jamieson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

County hires juvenile department director

Christina L. McMahan has been hired as Clackamas County Juvenile Department director. McMahan will begin her new role March 9, succeeding Ellen Crawford who retired last October.

McMahan has led juvenile services programs in Oregon since 2005 and worked as a deputy district attorney in Marion and Deschutes counties.

The department works to promote safety in through restorative services for youth offenders, victims and communities.

County opens Transition Center

Clackamas County Community Corrections has opened a Transition Center — a central location providing services to clients leaving jail or prison. The facility is the first of its kind in Oregon.

"This is part of a nationwide effort to right-size the prison population," said Sheriff's Chief Deputy Chris Hoy. "The idea is to create programs that reduce recidivism without compromising community safety, and ultimately to reduce the incarceration rate. Clackamas County has been out front in investing in programs like this -- programs that reduce the revolving door at our county jail."

The Transition Center, 2223 Kaen Road, Oregon City, will provide a centralized location where people recently released from custody can access re-entry services, including employment and housing assistance, peer mentors, cognitive therapy, mental-health and substance abuse assessments, hygiene items and health care services.

This spring, the center will partner Northwest Family Services to offer parenting courses and Clackamas Comunity College to offer GED classes.

County seeks members for commissions

Clackamas County commissioners are seeking residents to serve on advisory boards and commissions.

Planning Commission: This commission has three vacant positions, all of which are four-year terms that begin May 1. The commission reviews and advises county commissioners on land-use matters issues. The commission meets monthly at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays in Oregon City. The application deadline is 5 p.m. March 10.

Design Review Committee: This committee has three vacant positions, all of which carry four-year terms. The committee reviews applications to build structures in commercial, industrial and multi-family zoning districts. Representation is needed from the all areas of the county. Meetings are held as needed at 8 a.m. on Tuesday mornings in Oregon City. The application deadline is 5 p.m. April 28.

To apply for these positions online, visit www.clackamas.us/miscapp/application.jsp or request an application from the Public and Government Affairs Department by calling 503-655-8751, or in person at the Public Services Building, 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City.