Boring CPO chairman to resign in September

Steve Bates, Boring CPO chairman and candidate for the Clackamas County Commission, announced at the CPO meeting Tuesday, Jan. 7, that he will resign his position in September, when the CPO holds elections for the next term.

He said he would resign no matter the outcome of the primary election for commissioner in May.

The CPO met his announcement with disappointment but hope as well, with one member calling out, “Might have to vote for him now!”

On Wednesday, Jan. 8, Bates released a statement reinforcing his stand that Clackamas County create its own study of TriMet and develop its own transit authority.

Kitzhaber joins Oregon State Police in AMBER Alert Awareness Day

On Thursday, Jan. 9, Gov. John Kitzhaber signed a proclamation declaring Monday, Jan. 13, Oregon’s first annual “AMBER Alert Awareness Day.”

The America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response (AMBER) Alert program remembers the abduction and murder of Amber Hagerman, who was abducted as she rode her bicycle in her hometown of Arlington, Texas, 18 years ago.

Since its implementation 11 years ago, the AMBER Alert program has helped recover more than 672 children nationally, including 22 children during Oregon AMBER Alert activations.

Last year, the AMBER Alert was activated in Oregon four times on Jan. 23, Aug. 7, Oct. 12 and Dec. 5.

Oregon State Police to accept applications for new troopers

Starting Friday, Jan. 17, Oregon State Police will accept applications for Lateral and Entry level recruit troopers in anticipation of the OSP recruit school being held in summer 2014.

Applications are being accepted through the state’s E-Recruit electronic application system through Friday, Jan. 31.

Those interested can begin the process at

For questions about the application process, call the OSP Recruitment Unit at 503-378-4175.

Boring hangs paired communities sign

After months of preparation, the Boring CPO finally has hung the sign declaring its paired community status with Dull, Scotland.

The sign is hung on the Food Mart sign apparatus along Highway 212.

Glaucoma screenings Friday at Legacy Mount Hood

Legacy Devers Eye Institute will conduct free screenings for glaucoma from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, 24800 S.E. Stark St., Gresham.

Screenings take five to 10 minutes and do not require the eyes to be dilated. No appointment is necessary.

For more information, call 503-674-1122 or visit

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