Remembering the fallen

Remembering the fallen

Wright family lost two sons and brothers in the Vietnam War There’s no doubt about it: The...

'Young' guns

'Young' guns

Marksmen, newbies join trap-shooting effort to benefit Sandy nonprofit Sandy’s newest...

Pierce, Brown ready to face off in governor's race

Pierce, Brown ready to face off in governor's race

Salem physician Bud Pierce celebrated his victory as the Republican nominee for governor, beating...

Nursery industry rebounds years after recession

Nursery industry rebounds years after recession

Growers try to diversify crops and stabilize uncertain labor costs Gresham nurseryman Rod Park...

Snow Guarantee

Snow Guarantee

After strong season, snowpack sees early melt at Mt. Hood site It’s the classic case of wait...

A slam dunk-ey

A slam dunk-ey

Donkey Basketball competition returns to Sandy High To be a successful basketball player,...

Sacred traditions

Sacred traditions

Fourth-generation master weaver shares knowledge with family, others El aventurero. In Spanish,...

Deep gratitude

Deep gratitude

- Mountain merchants, ski resorts still benefit from early, often snowfall on Mount Hood. A year...

Honoring a hometown hero

Honoring a hometown hero

Skibowl event remembers late Olympic champ Bill Johnson Olympic gold medalist and hometown hero...

Drawn to it

Drawn to it

Naas Elementary students create comic strips as part of Artist in Residence program Some stories...

Loads of love

Loads of love

Laundry outreach provides free clothing care to those in need Hannah Dillie knows she is luckier...

Sandy students have a need for speed

Sandy students have a need for speed

SHS students race CO2-fired dragsters for gold, glory To be ready to take on the Sandy Speedway,...

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CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE - The pond will be stocked with rainbow trout before the event on Saturday, May 28.
May 26, 2016

Kids fishing party comes to MHCC pond

by Pamplin Media Group
Instructors will help budding anglers Kids can fish free at a youth fishing event Saturday, May 28, at the Mt. Hood Pond on the Mt. Hood Community College campus in Gresham. The fun happens 9:30…
POST PHOTO: ELIZABETH KELLAR - Midge Meade has opened a Reiki Healing Perceptions in a shared space at 39330 Proctor Blvd., above Cool Printing.
May 26, 2016

Longtime resident brings Reiki studio to Sandy

by Elizabeth Kellar
Open house to be held on Saturday Five years ago, Midge Meade borrowed some books from the library about Reiki for her daughter Dalton, who needed a project for her senior year at Sandy High…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: SHANNON BROWN - A worker cuts down one of numerous trees on the Sandy Fire District property last week after the non-native trees were judged to be unsafe. Of special concern was the possibility that the trees could splinter and fall into nearby Proctor Boulevard. The trees will be replanted with trees from the city of Sandys approved tree list.
May 26, 2016

Sandy Fire District removes non-native trees from property

by Pamplin Media Group
Trees at corner raise safety concerns On Friday, May 20, the Sandy Fire District removed numerous trees on its property because of safety concerns. The fire district said the trees, which were…


CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Steve Holgate and Kate Lacey are cast as the sparring English monarchs Henry and Eleanor in the Sandy Actors Theatres production of The Lion in Winter, which runs May 27 to June 19.
May 26, 2016

Actors Theatre closes season with Lion in Winter

by Elizabeth Kellar
Play chronicles schemes, intrigue of medieval English court Passion. Plots. Imprisonment. That’s Christmas with the characters of “The Lion in Winter,” the Sandy Actors Theater’s final stage…
May 26, 2016

Mt. Hood Community College wins awards

by Elizabeth Wendt Kellar
The Advocate, Mt. Hood Community College’s independent student newspaper, won seven awards at the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association’s 2016 Collegiate Day conference and awards earlier this…
May 26, 2016

Keeping Posted

by Pamplin Media Group
Events n A Memorial Day service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 30, at the Fir Hill/Scandinavian Cemetery in Sandy, located next to the Safeway Grocery Store on Highway 26. After the…
May 26, 2016

News Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
Safety concerns close White River Station Campground The White River Station Campground, located along Barlow Road on the Barlow Ranger District, is closed to the public until further notice…
May 26, 2016

Fire Calls

by Pamplin Media Group
Sandy Fire Saturday, May 14 9 a.m., EMS call, Southeast Lusted Road. 2:49 p.m., motor vehicle accident with no injuries, Southeast Hauglum Road. 10:32 p.m., EMS call, Southeast Dubarko Road.…
May 26, 2016

Police Log

by Pamplin Media Group
Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the Sandy Police Department. Police recently filed reports on the following incidents: ARRESTS n 9:45 p.m., May 16: Police…
May 26, 2016

Sandy leaders disappointed by voters' rejection of fuel tax hike

by Elizabeth Kellar
City officials say infrastructure fixes still needed Sandy voters voiced a resounding “no” to a city ballot measure that would have cost them three cents more a gallon when they filled up with…

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May 26, 2016

Oktoberfest is retired, replaced with Fiesta Fest

by Elizabeth Kellar
Declining attendance cited as reason for change Oktoberfest is out, and it’s hello — or maybe hola — to the Sandy Fiesta Fest. That’s the word from leaders of a September community event at St.…
May 25, 2016

Sandy High put on lockdown after fugitive pursuit

by Pamplin Media Group
Marco Martinez-Menchaca still at large In response to police activity near the campus, Sandy High School went into lockdown Tuesday from about 2 to 2:25 p.m. Once the police activity concluded,…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Some Oregon businesses could be hit with more taxes under an initiative that will be on the November general election ballot. A state analysis of the initiative found that it could raise about $6 billion for state budgets, but might 'dampen' employment and growth around the state.
May 23, 2016

State business tax plan would raise billions, but could 'dampen'…

by Paris Achen
SALEM — A proposed tax on the sales of large businesses would generate more than $6 billion in biennial state revenue starting in 2017-19, but it also would slow income, employment and…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Cliff, who was rescued from an embankment along the Clackamas River earlier this month, meets his new owners on Thursday, May 19.
May 20, 2016

Dog rescued from Clackamas River embankment finds new home

by Emily Lindstrand
The dog rescued from a cliff by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol earlier this month has found a new home. After they were unable to find any previous owner for the canine,…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - A multi-vehicle crash slowed traffic on Proctor Boulevard on Friday, after the 44-year-old driver of a commercial fuel truck and trailer owned by Space Age Fuel suffered a coughing fit and blacked out behind the wheel. No one was injured in the crash, which damaged three RVs, two cars and a tree.
May 18, 2016

Coughing fit leads to crash

by Pamplin Media Group
Fuel truck takes out three RVs, two cars and a tree but injures no one A coughing fit led to a multi-vehicle accident that snarled traffic on Sandy’s main thoroughfare for almost three hours…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Coyote is local author David Shiremans first work, and is written under the pen name David L. Foster.
May 18, 2016

Local author pens post-apocalyptic novel

by Elizabeth Kellar
'Coyote' features familiar Clackamas County locations Download the debut of local author David Shireman and you might find some truth tucked among the fiction. That’s because Shireman’s story —…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Sandy-area residents Daniel Florence and Doug Leaf do battle during a Gloucester Duchy event. The duchy is part of the Adria Empire, an organization for people who enjoy European medieval history and lifestyle activities, and is holding its first Banner War Northwest May 27-30 in Sandy.
May 18, 2016

Banner War event brings medieval times to Sandy

by Elizabeth Kellar
Gloucester Duchy event caters to fans of history and sword fighting It’s time to oil your armor and dust off your doublet. The 2016 Banner War Northwest is coming to the Bull Run Event and…
May 18, 2016

News briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
Picnic area closed to protect eagles The Rock Creek day use picnic area near Rock Creek Reservoir southeast of Mount Hood is closed to public use this summer to protect a pair of nesting bald…
May 18, 2016

Police log

by Pamplin Media Group
Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the Sandy Police Department. Police recently filed reports on the following incidents: ARRESTS n 12:40 a.m., May 5: Police…
May 18, 2016

School briefs

by Elizabeth Wendt Kellar
Sandy High wins regional Vans contest Sandy High School student artists have advanced to the final five schools in the Vans Custom Culture Shoe Competition, taking the top spot in the Northwest…