What's inside: County holds photo contest, district invites scholarship apps, group members sought

Local police respond to shooting threat

The Sandy Police Department responded to an incident last week of a student who allegedly made threats to potentially commit a shooting at Estacada Middle School.

Police were notified of the threat around 5:36 p.m. Friday, March 9. A student overheard another student talking about having access to a gun, saying they would bring it to school if they became upset.

In questioning by police, the student said the statement was taken out of context as it was said by another person. School leaders spoke to the parents of the third student who said they did not own a gun. Additionally, this student was not enrolled at the school.

County sponsors photo contest

Leaders in the Clackamas County Public Health Department are inviting residents to submit photos to the "Changing Our Future Together" competition. Photos should focus on preventing diseases, public health emergency preparedness, healthy activities and access to health and human services.

Winning photos will displayed in the county's public services building from May to August. Winners will receive a $25 Fred Meyer gift card and a 12 x 16 inch canvas print of their photo.

Those interested in participating should send their photo via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5 p.m. Sunday, March 18. For more information and submission criteria, visit

District invites scholarship apps

The Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District is offering two scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year.

To apply for one of the scholarships, each of which is $3,000, students must be:

A graduate of a high school from within Clackamas County or currently reside in Clackamas County;

A sophomore level or higher working toward an associate, bachelor or graduate degree in agriculture or a related field; and be,

A full-time student and have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0. Previous recipients of the scholarship may reapply.

Applications are available at The deadline for applications is 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 6.

Members sought for county groups

Clackamas County Commissioners are seeking participants for the Committee for Community Involvement and the Local Public Safety Coordinating Council.

The Committee for Community Involvement has three openings, each of which lasts four years. The group advises county leaders on the development and coordinator of programs that promote public participation and meets on the third tuesday of each month.

The deadline for applications is Friday, March 30. For more information, contact Katie Wilson at 503-655-8552 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Local Public Safety Coordinating Council has one four-year vacancy. The council advises county leaders on using state and local resources to address the local adult and juvenile offender populations and prevent criminal involvement of youth. The group meets quarterly on the third Monday of the month. The deadline for applications is Thursday, March 29. For more information, contact Korene Mather 503-650-5683 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Applications for these positions are available at

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