1967: Smokey Bear encourages readers to prevent forest fires
Smokey Bear made an appearance in the newspaper to encourage visitors to the Mt. Hood National Forest to act carefully. "Be my guest, but please help prevent forest fires!" the picture said.
Showings at the Broadway Theatre include "The Shaggy Dog," "The Absent Minded Professor," "Not With My Wife You Don't" and "The Plainsman."
After their second patrol car was totaled several months ago, members of the Estacada Police Department once again had two patrol vehicles. "The second car will enable the department to better utilize the reserve force during the weekend," The News reported. "In recent weeks city police sometimes used the city manager's car as an unmarked patrol car."
Airman Andrew Workinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. David A. Workinger of Eagle Creek, was selected for technical training in aircraft maintenance at the Chanute Air Force Base. Completion of the training would count toward a degree from the Community College of the Air Force. Workinger was a 1975 graduate of Sandy Union High School.
Thomas Layton Jeffries, a 1980 graduate of Estacada High School, was one of 101 recent University of Oregon graduates to be invited to join national liberal arts honor society Phi Beta Kappa. Jeffries had majored in news-editorial journalism and had previously written a "whimsical and always outrageous" column for The News for two years. Phi Beta Kappa membership was limited to students who had completed a certain number of liberal arts courses while maintaining at least a 3.7 GPA.
The Clackamas County Commission on Children and Families gave a $1,000 grant to fund a new play structure at the school. The organization issued Community Development Fund Grants to support local projects in Clackamas County that benefit youth and families.
Portland General Electric's boat ramp would relocate to Milo McIver State Park. Previously located near the River Mill Dam, the structure conflicted with the fish ladder that had been completed earlier in the year. PGE would fund the majority of the project, with help from a grant from the Oregon State Marine Board. Oregon State Parks would manage and maintain the ramp.
Noah Cotter was the lead artist for Artback's mural "Illumination 2016." The design featured features a heart, infinity sign and two people holding up a natural scene with a tree. Cotter said he was inspired by celtic and norse influences, and the design was created in the style of an illuminated manuscript, an art form where ancient manuscripts were decorated with borders, initials and miniature illustrations. Cotter said he chose the design to reflect on "universal love and the connections between humans and the planet."