Road ramblers

Road ramblers

The open road has been calling to Greg and Jan Smith for quite some time. Its siren song started...

A day to play

A day to play

Longest Day Parkway event gives Sandy a night out The Longest Day Parkway event rolled, strolled...

Meals that matter

Meals that matter

Meals on Wheels increasingly relied upon in community Butch Hattenburg puts two blue coolers in...

A 'job' to remember

A 'job' to remember

Wendell Vaughn cleared the way for troops on Omaha Beach 72 years ago When Wendell Vaughn joined...

Graduation day

Graduation day

Sandy High School says goodbye to the Class of 2016 at commencement There are many lessons to...

Estacada baseball advances to state title game

Estacada baseball advances to state title game

The Estacada High baseball team is making school history by defeating Banks 8-3 in 9 innings...

Modern-day medieval

Modern-day medieval

Banner War Northwest event brings old-school fighting, history to Sandy Sunlight filters through...

Actors Theatre closes season with Lion in Winter

Actors Theatre closes season with Lion in Winter

Play chronicles schemes, intrigue of medieval English court Passion. Plots. Imprisonment. ...

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...

Snow Guarantee

Snow Guarantee

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


Sandy's Latest News

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: HEATHER FITCH PHOTOGRAPHY - Princess Kari Manzano
June 29, 2016

Manzano keeps tradition alive

by Elizabeth Kellar
Kari Manzano makes six in her family to serve on court Call it a family affair. Kari Manzano is set to serve as one of four princesses on the Sandy Mountain Festival Five Generation Court, but…
June 29, 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 9:51 p.m., June 16: Police…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: HEATHER FITCH PHOTOGRAPHY - Princess Kirsten Pitzer
June 29, 2016

Princess lives for community

by Elizabeth Kellar
Kirsten Pitzer volunteers with church, schools, Sandy Action Center Kirsten Pitzer has a Sandy Mountain Festival Parade memory that’s beyond good. It’s bionic. When Pitzer was a little girl,…


June 29, 2016

School board taps Teune for Zone 2 seat

by Elizabeth Kellar
Boring resident, mom of four will serve till next May The Oregon Trail School District board of directors voted to name its newest member on Monday night. Boring resident Marie Teune was chosen…
June 29, 2016

News Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
Big Blue Bus comes to Sandy Action Center The St. Vincent de Paul Big Blue Bus will be parked alongside the Sandy Community Action Center on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and will serve…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - The Wy East Artisans Guild and the Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce presents the art exhibit Northwest Impressions II featuring the work of Welches artist Steve Ludeman from July 1 to July 28 at the  Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce, 38979 Pioneer Blvd.
June 29, 2016

Keeping Posted

by Pamplin Media Group
Events n The Mount Hood Farmers Market is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays through the end of October at 38600 Proctor Blvd. For more information, visit mounthoodfarmersmarket.org. n…
June 29, 2016

Fire calls

by Pamplin Media Group
Sandy Fire Saturday, June 18 2:28 a.m., dispatched and cancelled, Highway 26. 7:17 p.m., assist invalid, Southeast Gary Street. 9:04 p.m., EMS call, Southeast Dubarko Road. Friday, June 17 3:47…
June 29, 2016

Mt. Hood Lions Club breakfast this weekend

by Elizabeth Kellar
The Mt. Hood Lions Club will hold its 58th annual Chuck Wagon Breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, and Sunday, July 3, at the Mt. Hood Lions Club at Highway 26 and Woodsey Way in…
June 29, 2016

School Briefs

by Elizabeth Wendt Kellar
Riley graduates from Gonzaga University Richard Riley of Sandy participated in graduation exercises during the Gonzaga University Commencement Ceremony in Spokane, Wash., on Sunday, May 8, in…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: ESTACADA RURAL FIRE DISTRICT - Multiple agencies responded to reports of a swimmer in distress in the Clackamas River at Milo McIver State Park on Wednesday, June 29. The swimmer did not survive the incident.
June 30, 2016

Teenager drowns in Clackamas River

by Pamplin Media Group
A teenager drowned while swimming in the Clackamas River at Milo McIver State Park on Wednesday, June 29. Responders from the Estacada Rural Fire District, Clackamas Fire District, American…

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PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: MILES VANCE - Titania (Sara Fay Goldman) sleeps while her fairies dance in Experience Theatre Project's production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' at The Round in Beaverton on Friday, June 24.
Jun 25, 2016

Shakespeare heads outdoors, with some timely political drama

by Bianca Pahl
Lo, tradition wafts solftly through Portland's nature, with gentle, warm summer nights graced by fair ensemble, hastening a season of performance that spills into the eve' beginning this…
OUTLOOK FILE PHOTO - The former Multnomah Greyhound Park is scheduled for final demolition in early July. You have one last chance to take an up-close look before its gone. A public event is planned for Tuesday, June 28.
Jun 23, 2016

Public 'goodbye' planned for Greyhound Park in Wood Village

by Pamplin Media Group
The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde and the City of Wood Village invite the public to say goodbye to the Multnomah Greyhound Park at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, before the final demolition…
FILE PHOTO - Learn to fish for steelhead on the Sandy River during a workshop Saturday, July 23, at Oxbow Regional Park.
Jun 23, 2016

Learn to fish for steelhead at Sandy River workshop

by Pamplin Media Group
People who want to master the art of successful steelhead fishing are invited to a workshop at Oxbow Regional Park near Sandy on from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 23. Sponsored jointly by…
POST PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Lorna Elberson was born in Montana on June 21, 1916. On Tuesday, she celebrated her 100th birthday at the Avamere at Sandy, where she is a resident.
Jun 22, 2016

Kindness to others, activity are secrets to longevity

by Elizabeth Kellar
Sandy centenarian credits good food, manners for milestone birthday Lorna Elberson has a bit of advice for the young. And by young, she means almost everyone else. Elberson was born June 21,…
Jun 22, 2016

Noah's Quest returns for 11th year

by Elizabeth Kellar
Each year, the Noah’s Quest event adds a single dove to its dove release. On Saturday, June 25, there will be 11 birds, marking 11 years since Noah’s Quest began. The event is a way for those…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: HEATHER FITCH PHOTOGRAPHY - Stephanie Saul, 17, graduated from Sandy High School in June. She was the No. 1 golfer on the schools varsity team, and played piano and flute all through her high school career.
Jun 22, 2016

17-year-old princess combines mission work, nursing dreams

by Elizabeth Kellar
For two years in high school, Stephanie Saul traveled to Mexico on a spring break youth mission trip with Sandy Baptist Church. This year, her third, was a little bit different than past…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: HEATHER FITCH PHOTOGRAPHY - Princess Jordan Lundeen, 11, has volunteered at the Sandy Mountain Festival for about five years. She loves animals, especially cats and goats, as well as swimming and playing soccer.
Jun 22, 2016

Sixth-grader loves animals, hiking Mount Hood, soccer

by Elizabeth Kellar
Jordan Lundeen, 11, will have many responsibilities as a member of the Sandy Mountain Festival Five Generation Court, but she already knows which event she’s particularly looking forward to…
Jun 22, 2016

Keeping Posted

by Pamplin Media Group
Events n The Mount Hood Farmers Market is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays through the end of October at 38600 Proctor Blvd. For more information, visit mounthoodfarmersmarket.org. n Cultural…
Jun 22, 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: WARRANT ARREST n 1:20 a.m., June 11:…
Jun 22, 2016

Sandy Fire

by Pamplin Media Group
Saturday, June 11 11:19 p.m., EMS call, Southeast Cascadia Village Drive. 10:35 p.m., dispatched and cancelled, Southeast Dodge Park Boulevard. 10:33 p.m., dispatched and cancelled, Southeast…