Ale sales will benefit local veterans programs

Sandy River Brewery and Public House is donating $1 of every Memorial Ale sold to benefit a local veterans organization.

Brewery owners Trisha and Jim Danielson will collect the proceeds in a large jar, painted in an American theme by Eric Dabney, throughout the year.

Memorial Day weekend they will break open the jar and donate the money collected to home renovations for disabled soldiers and college funds for the children of fallen soldiers.

A faster lift up the mountain

Last week, Mt. Hood Meadows added a high-speed quad chair at its base, offering skiers and snowboards a faster ride up to mid-mountain -- by 800 more skiers an hour than before.

The new chair replaces the original Yellow lift, which was constructed in 1967.

Book signing features local writer, artist

Meet Ursula Le Guin and Roger Dorband at a book-signing of 'Out Here: Poems and Images from Steens Mountain Country' 2 p.m. Saturday at Wy'east Book Shoppe and Art Gallery, 67195 E. Highway 26, Welches.

The coffee table book includes 26 poems and 23 drawings by Le Guin and 59 photographs by Dorband.

Saturday's presentation features a slideshow of the book's images.

For more information, call Sandra Palmer at 503-622-1623 or visit

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