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Reservoir prompts road closure of Skyline Drive

Beginning on June 20 Skyline Drive in West Linn between West A and Clark Street will be closed for construction. This portion of the street is expected to re-open Aug. 12. During the closure only local traffic, meaning the homes located within the closure boundaries, will be permitted to travel through.

Tyron Creek repairs prompt closures

The main parking lot at Tyron Creek State Park is under construction until August.

Portions of the parking area will be closed as needed for the project, and there will be a days when the entire lot is closed. The main parking area is off southwest Terwilliger Boulevard. Even when the lot is partially open, horse trailers should not expect to find available parking. The project will widen a lane to provide better access for buses and emergency vehicles, reduce damage to the nearby forest floor, and clarify designated parking spaces. Limited parking is available at trailheads around the park. Several entry points to the park are available via Trimet Bus 38-Boones Ferry Road and 39-Lewis and Clark on weekdays. For information on the way construction will affect summer programs offered by the Friends of Tryon Creek, visit tryonfriends.org

Meadows summer fun opens on Mt. Hood

The popular ski resort begins its scenic chair lift rides July 16; they will run Saturdays and Sundays until after Labor Day. The rides provide spectacular views of wildflowers and Cascade mountains, as well as access to hiking trails. The lift wil run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Go to skihood.com to find out more.