SAFACT holds tasty fundraisers

The Safe Alcohol Free All-night Celebration Time (SAFACT) organizers have plans to get you to open your wallet for the upcoming safe graduation party for the class of 2014.

SAFACT will sell fresh Krispy Kreme donuts for $10 a dozen at Estacada High School on Valentine’s Day, Friday, Feb. 14. Orders must be placed by noon, Thursday Feb. 13 by calling the high school at 503-630-8515 or the Book Nook at 503-630-3993.

California Pizza in Clackamas Town Center will give SAFACT 20 percent of your bill if you mention Estacada High School to your server while dining, drinking or getting take-out on Feb. 8, 15 or 27.

In the mood for a snack? $2 See’s chocolate bars are available at The Book Nook, True Value Hardware and The Artsmith. Proceeds go to SAFACT.

Fire engulfs Porter Road home

Fire crews had their hands full with a fire that engulfed a home, garage and pump house in a remote part of Estacada Rural Fire District No. 69.

All three structures were destroyed in the fire.

Estacada Fire was dispatched to residential fire in the 43900 block of Southeast Porter Road at 12:09 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23.

Due to the remote location, Fire Chief Bob Morrisey said it took crews 13 minutes to arrive.

Once there, crews found a downed wire blocking the driveway.

Fire personnel had to cut through a fence to access the site.

“The initial fire engine had to back down the road to an area where we could cut the fence. Fire crews ended up hand stretching several hundred feet of 4 inch supply hose through a field to get close to the buildings,” Morrisey said. “Additional hose was then carried out to attach to the supply hose as nozzles were put into action.”

However, as crews began to water the flames, there were numerous explosions in the outbuildings.

Morrisey said the explosions involved propane tanks and possibly other flammable liquid containers.

The fire took a little over half an hour to get under control.

Estacada Fire was assisted by Boring, Colton and Sandy Fire crews.

Scenic Bikeway Workshop planned

Those interested in the proposed Cascading Rivers Scenic Bikeway between Estacada and Detroit are invited to attend the Oregon Scenic Bikeways Bicycle Tourism Studio held by Travel Oregon and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 at the North Mall Office Building, 725 Summer Street, N.E. Room 124 A, Salem.

Topics discussed will include how to leverage the bikeway to increase tourism to the area and the rise of bike travel in Oregon.

Lunch will be served to attendees.

To register, contact Estacada Chamber of Commerce Administrator Connie Redmond at 503-630-3483.

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