Ghost towns on Bridal Veil Creek topic of talk

Tom Cowling will discuss the log camps on Bridal Veil Creek at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at the Troutdale Historical Society Barn Museum, 732 E. Historic Columbia River Highway.

The slide show and discussion will focus on Palmer and New Palmer, communities along Bridal Veil Creek that Cowling frequented before his family left town in 1960 when the Bridal Veil mill was sold at an auction.

Today, Bridal Veil includes a post office and cemetery, but Cowling recalls when it was a thriving town, and when Palmer, now with only a few rusty artifacts, was bustling.

The program is free to the public, and light refreshments will be served. In case of inclement weather, the program will be rescheduled.

For more information, call 503-661-2164 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

‘Reactive Rover’ class offered Jan. 30

The Oregon Humane Society is offering a six-week “Reactive Rover” class from 7:15-8:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 30 through March 6, at the Oregon Humane Society, Manners Hall, 1067 N.E. Columbia Blvd., Portland.

The class will help dog owners gain better control of their dogs and learn positive training techniques that will help make walks and interactions with other dogs more enjoyable.

The fee is $175 per dog, and registration is available at For more information, call 503-285-7722 or visit

Crisis intervention training coming Feb. 25

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Clackamas County Behavioral Health and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) are hosting a five-day session of crisis intervention training to improve law enforcement encounters with mentally ill, aging and drug- or alcohol-affected people.

Open to first responders, 9-1-1 dispatchers, law enforcement and fire personnel, the course will be held Monday through Friday, Feb. 25 through March 1, at the Public Safety Training Center, 12700 S.E. 82nd Ave., Clackamas.

The Crisis Intervention Team, a collaboration among the sheriff’s office, NAMI and local mental health agencies, aims to provide information, tools and resources to improve first responder encounters with emotionally disturbed people in jail and on the streets.

Registration opens Monday, Feb. 11. For more information, call Julie Fanger at 503-682-1012.

Crab feed benefits Hoodland Women’s Club

The Hoodland Women’s Club is holding its fourth annual crab feed beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Mt. Hood Village Resort in Welches.

A no-host bar will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and music by Bob Voll and Bill Runnion at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets, which cost $25, are available at Wy’east Book Shoppe, Welches Liquor Store and Clackamas County Bank in Welches.

For more information, call Ann Holbrook, vice president of the Hoodland Women’s Club, at 503-622-5919.

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