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Project proposals sought for Mt. Hood, Willamette forests

The Mt. Hood and Willamette National Forests and the Hood-Willamette Resource Advisory Committee are soliciting project proposals to be funded under provisions of Title II of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act for Fiscal Year 2016.

Proposals should be submitted electronically or postmarked by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 15.

Applications and instructions to submit proposals for review by the committee can be obtained online at www.fs.usda.gov/goto/willamette/rac.

Applications should be submitted electronically to Jennifer Lippert, RAC Coordinator, via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Project proposals can also be mailed to Jennifer Lippert, Willamette NF, 3106 Pierce Parkway, Suite D, Springfield, OR 97477.

Vehicle crashes into hobby shop

A vehicle crashed into Mad Dogz Hobby in the 38200 block of Pioneer Boulevard on Tuesday evening, Feb. 23, breaking one of the shop’s large plate glass windows.

According to police reports, at 7:57 p.m., officers were dispatched to a traffic crash after receiving reports that a 1991 Acura Integra had backed into the Mad Dogz Hobby building.

The owner of the vehicle, Robert R. Topliff III, said while he was inside a neighboring store, his vehicle rolled backward and into the business, causing damage to the vehicle and the building.

No citations were issued and no one was injured. Mad Dogz Hobby was closed at the time of the incident. Mike McKay, owner of Mad Dogz Hobby, said he estimates damage to the window at $6,000.