Good citizen prep class for canines

The Oregon Humane Society is offering a six-week Canine Good Citizen prep class from 7:30-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 8 through Feb. 12, at Oregon Humane Society Manners Hall, 1067 N.E. Columbia Blvd., Portland.

The class is designed to help dog owners and their canine companions pass the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen test. On the last night, owners will take the test with their trainers.

The class fee is $150, and registration can be completed at

For more information, call 503-285-7722 or visit

A free pet behavior help line is available at 503-416-2983, and a pet care and advice page with training tips and pet behavior information is at

Clackamas County offers informative map

Need to find the assessed value of your property? What school district and what schools serve your location? What is the approximate elevation of your property? What natural hazards might affect your property?

These questions and more can be answered though an updated CMap, Clackamas County’s online-mapping and land-information application.

“While we have had CMap around for a long time, this new version really shows what our team of programmers can do with Open Source technologies,” said Dave Cummings of Clackamas County. “Using open source really provided the county some significant cost savings.”

CMap, at, allows users to retrieve assessment, service provider and hazard information about a particular tax lot, and provides a map and aerial photos. In addition, users can access the assessor’s parcel maps and selected survey documents.

Clackamas County officials swear-in Jan. 7

The swearing-in ceremony of elected officials in Clackamas County will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, in Room 409 of the Public Services Building, 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City.

Four elected officeholders are scheduled to take the oath of office during a formal ceremony, which will be administered by Clackamas County Circuit Court Judge Susie L. Norby.

Scheduled to attend the ceremony are County Commission Chairman John Ludlow and commissioners Martha Schrader and Tootie Smith as well as County Assessor Bob Vroman.

Ludlow and Smith were elected to office in November. Schrader was elected outright in the May primary. Vroman, District Attorney John Foote and Sheriff Craig Roberts also were re-elected.

For more information, call 503-742-5911.

Valentine’s dinner to benefit SnowCap

SnowCap Community Charity’s biggest fundraiser, the 11th annual Valentine’s dinner and auction, is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Holiday Inn Portland Airport, 8439 N.E. Columbia Blvd. Activities begin with a silent auction at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The popular oral auction follows the meal.

“There are thousands of people and families, many with children, who rely on SnowCap for food, clothing, energy assistance and other advocacy services,” Kirsten Wageman, dinner and auction coordinator, said. “The Valentine fundraiser is especially important since it is our major public appeal.”

Wageman said SnowCap hopes to raise at least $60,000 this year. The agency will continue to receive donations of both silent and oral auction items, including vacation packages, hotel and resort outings, dining opportunities, hosted family dinners and barbecues, golfing and fishing trips, athletic and professional events and personal services.

Tickets are $60 before January 15. To purchase tickets, call SnowCap at 503-674-8785, ext. 17 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Tickets may also be purchased online at

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