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Report describes the ‘new’ Sandy

The Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries has released a study showing changes between 2007 and 2011 to the upper Sandy River channel geometry in the area near Brightwood, Mt. Hood Village, Welches, Wemme and Zigzag.

With the removal of the Marmot dam in the fall of 2007, the river’s sediment changed significantly. About 730,000 cubic meters of sand and gravel were released downstream.

Much of the change resulted from flooding in the winters of 2009 and 2011, according to a report from the department.

For more information, call 971-673-1542. To order the publication, call 971-673-2331.

Lions plan open house, ask for help

The Sandy Lions Club has scheduled an open house and dinner meeting for members and non-members.

Included at the open house is a district governor who will speak about Lions’ community services. The dinner meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Tollgate Inn, 38050 Highway 26.

Parents’ help is needed during eye screening at several local schools, including Feb. 14 at Sandy Elementary, Feb. 21 at Oregon Trail Primary Academy, Feb. 26 at Firwood Elementary and Feb. 28 at Naas Elementary. Parents who can help should contact the school’s principal.

In addition, the Lions are giving U.S. flags to students at Naas Elementary on Feb. 22.

The group is planning an Aug. 3 benefit golf tournament for teams of four, and it needs sponsors for each hole and prize gift certificates.

For more information and to help, call 503-668-8287, write to P.O. Box 1422, Sandy 97055 or send email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

by: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: - Anatoly Molotkov, left, and Thomas Murphy will show their short films at the artist salon Feb. 24 at the Lori Ryland gallery in Sandy.

Artist salon is free to all

Sandy artist Lori Ryland will present her February artist salon “The Artist Edge” from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at her gallery, 39110 Proctor Blvd.

This month she will feature a book reading of “On Mount Hood,” by Jon Bell. The writing is a biography of what has been called Oregon’s perilous peak, and it is published by Sasquatch Books.

The book includes a number of first-person narratives and many stories as told by climbers, scientists and historians.

Also on the ticket for the artist salon are two filmmakers, Anatoly Molotkov, a Russian-born short story author and poet who will show a film based on one of his short stories, and Thomas Murphy, a filmmaker from Salem who will show a couple of short films.

Stevan Allred also will read one of his short stories, and author Martha Ragland will read from her racecar mystery novel.

To reserve a space at the free salon, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .