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Chamber calls for proposals

The Estacada Chamber of Commerce will accept proposals and applications for a countywide tourism program from Jan. 4 through Feb. 12.

Proposals must arrive at the chamber office, which is located in City Hall, before 3 p.m. Feb. 12.

The program will provide funding for tourism-related projects that will increase overnight stays in Clackamas County, bring visitors from more than 50 miles away into the community and entice visitors to linger longer.

The chamber board and tourism committee are particularly interested in seeing proposals that will have a broad impact, promote the entire area rather than a single event or business and support a recently completed branding effort by the City of Estacada.

Specific information regarding availability and requirements is in the application packet, which is available electronically or in hard copy.

To receive an electronic copy, applicants are asked to email requests to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Hard copy packets will be available at the Chamber office 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Proposals will be reviewed by the chamber’s tourism committee and selected in April.

County Libraries announce teen art contest

Libraries in Clackamas County invite teens to submit original artwork for a teen summer reading artwork contest.

The theme of the contest is “Wellness, Fitness and Sports,” and submissions should represent the theme and include the slogan if “Get in the Game: Read.” They should include no text other than the slogan and be in color. Submissions are accepted through Feb. 13. Artists must be between 12 and 18 years old at the time of submission.

The winning design will be used by libraries throughout the county for all summer reading program materials, such as posters, forms and flyers. For more information, contest rules and an entry form, visit www.lincc.org and click on “Library Events.” Entry forms are also available at any of the 13 county libraries.

High school gets funds for auto program 

Estacada High School’s vehicle maintenance and repair technologies program received a $2,263 grant from the Oregon Department of Education. The grant was a part of House Bill 3071, which requires the ODE to provide funding for career training programs. The awards are based on enrollment and range from $2,000 to $45,000.