More News: Join city of Gresham's emergency task force, Get tax help at Gresham Library.

Portland Police Bureau's traffic division issued 35 citations and 18 written warnings in a safety blitz along Division Street between 162nd Avenue and Interstate 205 in the evening of Thursday, March 1. The corridor has a high rate of traffic accidents, according to traffic crash data. Police say they focused on dangerous behaviors and made traffic stops on drivers, pedestrians and bicycle riders.

Get tax help at Gresham Library

Trained AARP volunteers will help folks with their taxes at the Gresham Library, 385 N.W. Miller Ave. from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, through April 11.

Those wanting the free help are asked to bring photo identification, documented proof of Social Security number, last year's return and any current tax documents. Registration is required, call 503-988-5123.

Join city of Gresham's emergency task force

The city of Gresham is recruiting a broad range of community members to participate on its Emergency Preparedness Task Force.

Members will review best practices for educating residents with diverse backgrounds on personal and community emergency preparedness, researching available resources and training and planning for extreme weather events and major disasters.

Once the group completes its research, it will report back to City Council with the findings and recommendations.

The group will meet on an as-needed basis for about 12 months until the work is completed. Apply at

Edgefield ciders join Portland festival

McMenamins Edgefield cider will join three dozen others in the fifth annual Cider Rite of Spring March 10 in Portland.

McMenamins Edgefield will offer its Estate Quince and Rose City Rhubarb ciders at the festival, which will run from 1-6 p.m. at the Left Bank Annex, 101 N. Weidler St. Tickets cost $30 and include a commemorative tasting glass and eight drink tickets. The event is for people age 21 and older.

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