Featured Stories

Other Pamplin Media Group sites


News briefs

Section of NE 238th Drive to close for work

A safety improvement project will close a section of Northeast 238th Drive in Wood Village to through traffic between Northeast Glisan Street and Northeast Halsey Street for several weeks this fall.

The road closure most likely will begin Monday, Oct. 22, and remain in force until the majority of the project is completed.

The project will widen the northbound traffic lane, shift the sidewalk to the east and remove vegetation to improve sightlines for travelers.

Alternative north-south routes include Northeast 223rd Avenue and Northeast 257th Drive, via Halsey and Glisan/Cherry Park Road.

The $200,000 project is funded by Multnomah County and federal funds, and contracted through Westech Construction.

For information, visit multco.us/roads.

Troutdale honored with fitness award

The city of Troutdale received the Fitness Leadership Award from the Oregon Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports during a recent League of Oregon Cities convention.

Troutdale’s summer recreational programming for children and adults included field trips to the Oregon Zoo, Oaks Park, OMSI, The Children’s Museum and a farm. An eight-week program called Camp Kaleidoscope attracted 184 children, ages 4 to 12.

The Oregon Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports has a mission to move the state closer to healthy, physically active citizens.

League offers online election guide

East Multnomah County voters seeking ballot information can visit a comprehensive, nonpartisan election guide online compiled by The League of Women Voters.

“Candidates, no matter what their political party, were given the opportunity and encouraged to participate,” said Robin Wisdom, league president.

On the new website, Vote411.org, candidates directly entered biographical information and responses to written questions.

The website also includes impartial information on local ballot measures and links to the Oregon Secretary of State’s office about voter registration.

Traditional hard copy voters guides are available through league chapters across Oregon.

For information, call 503-491-9384 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Parade honors memory of Marine from Boring

The 38th annual Ross Hollywood Veterans Day Parade will honor the memory of Boring resident and Marine Cpl. Keaton Coffey, with his family serving as the grand marshal.

Coffey died May 24,2012, in combat operations in Afghanistan during his second deployment.

“The Coffey family has made the ultimate sacrifice, and it humbles us that this year the parade will be celebrating the life of their loved one,” said Angela McKenzie Tucker, general manager of Ross Hollywood Chapel.

The parade will begin at 9:45 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at Northeast 40th Avenue and Northeast Hancock Street, traveling east on Sandy Boulevard to Northeast 48th Avenue. It is expected to attract more than 1,300 participants.

A memorial presentation will follow the parade at the Ross Hollywood Chapel, 4733 N.E. Thompson St., with guest speakers. Veterans also are invited to attend a show at the Hollywood Theatre by Tony Starlight, featuring music from the World War II era.

Greyhound Adoption receives $1,000 grant

Oregon Greyhound Adoption of Gresham is one of 150 shelters and rescue groups nationwide to receive a $1,000 operation grant from the PEDIGREE Foundation in partnership with Petfinder Foundation.

“Grants like these from PEDIGREE Foundation for basic needs are particularly helpful right now when animal welfare groups are facing tough economic realities like the rest of us,” said Toni Morgan, Petfinder Foundation program director.

PEDIGREE Foundation Operation Grants are intended to assist in funding basic operation costs, medical, transportation, spay and neuter procedures, and other basic needs that help make dogs more adoptable.




Local Weather

Fair

77°F

Gresham

Fair

Humidity: 36%

Wind: 8 mph

  • 20 Aug 2014

    Mostly Clear 77°F 54°F

  • 21 Aug 2014

    Partly Cloudy 79°F 58°F