Deadline June 15 for road projects

Clackamas County is in the final stages of deciding which road projects get the money needed to make necessary corrections to roadways or intersections.

During the past year, a citizen committee has identified about 500 road projects for the next 20 years, but only 15 percent of them will be funded.

To get a road project into that top 15 percent now would require a number of people suggesting the same project online by June 15.

To see the list of projects and tell county officials how the priorities should be changed (and get your favorite project on the highest priority), visit the online open house at

Walk to benefit challenged kids

The fourth annual Hydrocephalus Walk is scheduled for Saturday, June 15, in Fairview. The event is a fundraiser to support a local boy, Grant Miller, 7, who attends first grade at East Orient Grade School.

The event is described as “a fun day at the park,” with kids’ activities, a 2-mile walk around the park and a barbecue lunch that the Portland Firefighters Association, Local 43, provides.

Registration for the walk is at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at Blue Lake Park, 20500 N. Marine Drive, Fairview. The walk begins at 10 a.m. Participants receive a walk T-shirt if they raise $50.

Register online by visiting or mail checks to the Miller family at P.O. Box 922, Boring 97009.

Sandy winery in wine festival

An opportunity to sample the richness and variety of Clackamas County wines, including a Sandy winery, is available during the Father’s Day weekend.

Seven county wineries, including Buddha Kat Winery from Sandy, will pour their wines for willing tasters at a wine festival from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at St. Josef’s Winery, 28836 S. Barlow Road, Canby. Food vendors also will be present as well as entertainment.

Discount tickets are available at Buddha Kat Winery, 17020 Ruben Lane, Sandy.

For more information, call 503-651-3190 or 503-668-3124.

Animal rescued from swift Sandy River

A black Labrador retriever was rescued from a ledge at the edge of the Sandy River Wednesday night, June 5. The dog had been caught in the river’s strong current near Big Sandy Dam Road, off Marmot Road, where his Tualatin family had been fishing.

When the dog’s owners were unable to navigate the swift water to reach the dog on a small ledge under a streamside cliff, help was called.

A technical animal rescue team was called from the Oregon Humane Society, and a rescuer was lowered down from the top of the cliff to the ledge above the white water.

After a few tense moments gaining the confidence of the dog, the rescuer wrapped the dog in a harness, and the rescue team raised it to solid ground and the embraces of an anxious father and son.

Seats filling on Scotland tour

Several seats on a tour of Scotland are still available. Residents of Boring, Sandy and the mountain villages are joining a group tour created by local resident Lisa Foster of LT Travel at the request of members of the Boring Community Planning Organization.

The tour is Oct. 6-14, and the price of $3,480 is based on a group of 20 and double occupancy.

For more information, call Foster at 503-668-7019.

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