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Electronics recycling event in West Linn’s Hidden Springs

Exceed Enterprises, a nonprofit that cultivates success for people with disabilities, and the Hidden Springs Neighborhood Association in West Linn are holding an E-Waste recycling event June 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rosemont Ridge Middle School, 20001 Salamo Road. Exceed is part of a statewide network of like organizations that are employing people with disabilities to recycle electronics. Exceed not only collects and responsibly recycles electronics but is also recycling books and clothes.

The event will not accept refrigerators, stoves and other large appliances. E-Waste is unwanted, non-working or obsolete electronic products that have essentially reached the end of their useful life. These items are computers and electronics, batteries, cell phones, communications equipment, DVD players, laptops, printers, monitors, PDAs, handheld games, servers, routers and hubs. Clothing donations include belts, shoes and textiles, books, CDs and cassettes, small household appliances (working and not working), miscellaneous office machines, VCRs and televisions.

Clackamas County seeks advisory board members

Clackamas County Commissioners are seeking interested residents to serve on county Advisory Boards and Commissions (ABCs). These ABCs offer residents the opportunity to become very involved in specific activities and the goals of Clackamas County.

Tourism Development Council: This council has four openings, each of which carries a three-year term. This council guides tourism programs and its members are authorized to oversee tourism promotion and development in Clackamas County. The council seeks two applicants with current affiliations with a lodging property located within the county, one applicant with a current affiliation to outdoor recreation, and one applicant with a current affiliation to agritourism, also located within the county. Board members reflect and represent the diverse population of the county. The council meets on the second Wednesday of the month from 2 to 4 p.m. in Oregon City. The deadline for applications is Monday, June 20. For more information, please contact Janice Nilson at 503-655-8490.

Individuals interested in these opportunities can apply online or via a paper form that can be obtained from the Public & Government Affairs Department by calling 503-655-8751 or in person at the Public Services Building at 2051 Kaen Road in Oregon City.

Gorge paving to impact traffic

Two Columbia River Gorge paving projects will get under way this month on Interstate 84 between Troutdale and The Dalles.

The busy 2016 Gorge construction season also includes a rockfall repair project at milepost 61, just west of Hood River, the site of a slide that closed the eastbound lanes for five days in February 2014.

The two paving projects will mean a smoother ride, increased safety and a longer and more secure life for the highway and its bridges. Paving will take place at night to lessen traffic delays with limited day disruptions and no full highway closures. Travelers should expect occasional lane closures.

Here is a look at the 2016 projects:

Sandy River to Multnomah Falls — paving 14 miles of I-84 in both directions, milepost 17 to 31. Mostly night construction with occasional lane closures, June to September. Bicyclists should use the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail during paving.

Cascade Locks to Hood River — paving 18 miles of I-84, mileposts 46 to 64. Mostly night construction with occasional lane closures, June to September. In addition, some new barriers between the eastbound and westbound lanes will be installed.