Some 36 Pit Fire evacuees allowed to return home

Some 36 Pit Fire evacuees allowed to return home

Officials hopeful on progress toward containment Sgt. Nate Thompson of the Clackamas County...

Where do most want to live? In the suburbs

Where do most want to live? In the suburbs

Sandy experiences continued real estate growth The traditional American Dream is alive and...

'We are Reynolds'

'We are Reynolds'

Three months after tragedy struck, students return to RHS Parents, grandparents, leaders and...

Reception held for 'Victorian Secrets'

Reception held for 'Victorian Secrets'

Wy'East Artisans' work influenced by Oscar Wilde play The Wy’East Artisans Guild will...

Corvettes roll out on cross-country caravan

Corvettes roll out on cross-country caravan

American sport car enthusiasts depart from Sandy last week en route to National Corvette Museum...

Sandy woman has hand in hydroelectric  history films

Sandy woman has hand in hydroelectric history films

Libby Burke, Bonneville Power Administration librarian, helped curate long-lost films...

Sandy Blockbuster moves- just two doors down

Sandy Blockbuster moves- just two doors down

Surviving downfall of video rental stores, Sandy's franchise changes location Nowadays video...

Sandy city councilors run unopposed

Sandy city councilors run unopposed

If elected, mayor will serve another two-year term while councilors will serve another four ...

Teens invest time in Japanese trick game

Children and teens gather Saturday to show their skills Two Sandy teens have started a tournament...

Radio control airplanes soar over Boring

Radio control airplanes soar over Boring

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Walking art: Journeying from PSU to Timberline

Walking art: Journeying from PSU to Timberline

Students from the PSU School of Art and Design experience communities on foot Art comes in many...

Pet Show draws entrants of all breeds and sizes

Pet Show draws entrants of all breeds and sizes

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September 17, 2014

Smoke from Estacada 36 Pit Fire blankets Sandy

by Kylie Wray
Air Resource Adviser says moderate quality Sept. 17 Sandy has seemed especially hazy today as smoke from the Estacada 36 Pit Fire blows our way by recent winds. According to…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Emrey Smith gives a ribbon to Isaac Gregg, accepting on behalf of Ernie Marshall.
September 17, 2014

FFA students recognize local ag accomplishments

by Kylie Wray
Sixth annual Oktoberfest fair announces winners The results are in. During the 2014 Sandy Oktoberfest, held Sept. 5-7, dozens of entries were submitted to the Oktoberfest Fair. The event’s fair…
September 17, 2014

State gives Boring Middle School level five rating

by Kylie Wray
Boring Middle will be recognized in front of school board Students in Boring are celebrating achievement. Boring Middle School has earned a gold star from the state. In addition to its release…
Photo Credit: POST PHOTO: KYLIE WRAY - Oregon Trail Democrats welcomed Sen. Jeff Merkley with a standing ovation Sunday.
September 17, 2014

Sen. Merkley speaks at Meinig Park picnic

by Kylie Wray
Oregon Trail Democrats hear from party candidates As U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley walked toward the gazebo in Meinig Park, decorated with yellow and blue signs reading “This is Merkley Country,”…
September 17, 2014

Council enacts tax on marijuana should city ban fail

by Kylie Wray
Pot sales in Sandy would carry a 20-percent tax In anticipation the possible passage of Measure 91, the Sandy City Council has passed a tax on both medicinal and recreational marijuana. For now,…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: ROSS MACKAE - The cast of SATs The Importance of Being Earnest: (back from right) Matthew Rathbun, Don Wright, Christopher Botcheos, Jim Lamproe, Anthony Ulibarri, (front from right) Olivia Welch, Jessie Russell, Berta Limbaugh and George Farquhar.
September 17, 2014

Beauty, surprise and comedy abound at SAT

by Kylie Wray
Performances of Oscar Wilde's play run through Oct. 5 “The Importance of Being Earnest” is not your everyday look into Victorian high society, and Sandy Actors Theatre brought it to life with…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Sharon Hale Sandgrens acrylic painting of Crown Point in the Columbia River Gorge.
September 17, 2014

Damascus artist shows acrylic portfolio

by Kylie Wray
Sharon Hale Sandgren's work will be on display The Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce soon will feature an artist from Damascus with a love of art in many forms. During October, the chamber gallery…
Photo Credit: OUTLOOK PHOTO: TROY WAYRYNEN - Gresham firefighters walk by an apartment engulfed in flames as they battled the two-alarm blaze Monday, Sept. 15, at Golfside Apartments, 1999 N.E. Division St.
September 15, 2014

Apartment fire on Division brought under control

by Beverly Corbell
Two apartments destroyed Gresham firefighters responded shortly before 2 p.m. to the scene of a fire at the Golfside Apartments, 1999 N.E. Division St., in Gresham. Apartment residents were…
Photo Credit: PMG - 31 Pit Fire Press Conference - Spet 16th, 2014
September 17, 2014

36 Pit Fire burns on, Estacada covered in smoke

by Estacada News
State resources assist with 3,588-acre fire With the 36 Pit Fire continuing to burn in forest land about 10 miles east of Estacada, Gov. John Kitzhaber has declared the disaster a conflagration,…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Eagle Creek is within the Salmon Huckleberry Wilderness of the Mt. Hood National Forest.
September 11, 2014

Wild by nature

by Kylie Wray
In the Wilderness, human use is not a priority and visiting warrants caution The Mt. Hood Wilderness is within driving distance for many local hikers. But just because it is accessible doesn't…

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Sep 10, 2014

Fiber installation nears its next phase

by Kylie Wray
Sandy will hold a ceremony and demo event Sept. 18 The first step of SandyNet’s fiber technology installation is almost complete. Joe Knapp, the city of Sandy’s IT director, said construction…
Sep 10, 2014

City closes case with DEQ in fine and improvement plan

by Kylie Wray
City's treatment plant to be updated after discharge of wastewater The city of Sandy has signed an agreement with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality for treatment plant improvement…
Sep 10, 2014

News briefs

by Kylie Wray
Senior Center organizes low-income spay and neuter Clackamas County low-income citizens are being offered the chance to get their cats spayed and neutered for free. On Friday, Sept. 12, the Spay…
Sep 10, 2014

Sandy painter's art displayed at Sandy Library

by Kylie Wray
Leslie Cheney-Parr's watercolors begin as sketches from abroad Artist Leslie Cheney-Parr's work is inspired by her travels. She comes home with dozens of images that capture landscapes. While…
Sep 10, 2014

Sandy class helps families share pain of mental illness

by Kylie Wray
NAMI offers free family-to-family class in Sandy Families dealing with the effects of mental illness that get involved with a Clackamas County organization are finding a new truth: They are not…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Dax Jordan on the Red Carpet of the Satellite Awards.
Sep 10, 2014

Comedian returns to Sandy area for Rhododendron show

by Kylie Wray
Sandy High Alumn Dax Jordan plans comedic cooperation with father A Sandy High alumnus has taken his comedy show on the road. All the way back home. Dax Jordan, who graduated from Sandy High in…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Sheri Brinkman held a Days for Girls sewing party in April that she called a success.
Sep 10, 2014

Volunteers send reusable pads to needy girls

by Kylie Wray
Sewing event at Boring-Damascus Grange Sept. 20 Sewers in Boring are helping to provide girls overseas with the ability to attend school all month long. Days for Girls is a network of sewing…
Sep 10, 2014

Oral Hull park holds sale of retro 70's items

by Kylie Wray
Oral Hull Foundation for the Blind is cleaning out its park. From 2-6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, and Thursday, Sept. 11, at Oral Hull Park, 43233 SE Oral Hull Road, there will be a sale. The sale…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Isabel Grace Franks
Sep 10, 2014

Friends solicit donations for Franks family

by Kylie Wray
After Isabel Franks' death, community bands together to raise money After losing their 9-year-old daughter in August, Robert and Stacey Franks are struggling with the cost of her death. Chris…
Sep 08, 2014

Races for state lawmakers heat up in Clackamas County

by Raymond Rendleman
House seat in OC, Gladstone; Senate district also covers Estacada, Canby and Molalla - How is Cover Oregon like the light-rail project being built between Portland and Oak Grove? It’s a fair…