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Senate resolution honors Boring family

The Oregon Senate on Feb. 11 honored a Boring family for their military service and sacrifice.

Marine Pvt. George N. Wright, 21, died in Vietnam on May 21, 1967. Two years and 10 days later, May 31, 1969, his younger brother, Army Spc. 4 James A. Wright, 21, was also killed in Vietnam. The Wright family is one of 41 U.S. families who lost two sons in the conflict.

George Wright, a World War II Navy veteran and father of the two, and his daughter, Sherrie Wright, were in attendance for Concurrent Resolution 206.

The community of Boring will request that the Oregon Department of Transportation place Vietnam Hero Highway signs to honor the Wright brothers on Highway 26 as it passes through Boring.

Tax deductible donations to defray the $1,200 cost can be made through the Boring, Oregon Foundation at P.O. Box 1448, Boring, or at boringoregonfoundation.org

Festival seeks Queens Court nominations

The Sandy Mountain Festival is asking the community’s help to find five women to serve on the 2016 Five Generation Queens Court.

The nominees must have lived in the Sandy area for at least five years and be active in the community. In the case of two princesses, their parents’ involvement is also taken into account. The age categories as of July 1 are: Queen, 65 or older; Princess One, 45 to 65; Princess Two, 25 to 44; Princess Three, 14 to 24; and Princess Four, 7 to 13.

Include the nominee’s name, address, phone number, age, years living in Sandy, why they should be considered for the court, and mail nominations to Lynette Proctor, Sandy Mountain Festival, P.O. Box 549, Sandy, 97055 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Deadline for submissions is Thursday, March 31.

Sandy holds boundary workshops

The city of Sandy’s planning department will hold two public workshops to present preliminary findings on expanding the city’s uban growth boundary.

The workshops will run from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, and Tuesday, March 8, at the Sandy Public Library community room. City staff will make a short presentation about the project and then the public will be able to view maps and offer comments.

Each workshop will present the same information. Due to space limitations, the public is asked to attend only one of the two workshops. Entrance to the library community room is available until 7 p.m. from the main library entrance and after 7 p.m. from the community room door on the parking lot side of the building.

For more information, call Tracy Brown at 503-668-4886 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Comment sought on Goat Mountain project

The Clackamas River Ranger District of the Mount Hood National Forest has released the preliminary assessment for the Goat Mountain thinning project.

The agency has been planning the project for two years and obtained public input via field trips and opportunities to comment at different stages of the planning process. The preliminary assessment, which summarizes the potential impacts of the project by natural resource specialists, is available for a 30-day comment period and can be viewed at www.fs.usda.gov. Comments need to be submitted by Feb. 29.

Communications should be addressed to Jim Roden, 595 N.W. Industrial Way, Estacada, OR, 97023 or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. public may also call 503-630-6861.