Other news: Try to pull a fire truck, and visit Guide Dogs for the Blind next week

Man arrested for violating restraining order

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE - Joshua David Jackson-Lyday, 23Portland Police Bureau officers arrested a man during a traffic stop who is believed to have violated a restraining order.

The stop happened at 6:39 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, near the intersection of Northeast 162nd Avenue and East Burnside Street. Members of the Gang Enforcement Team arrested Joshua David Jackson-Lyday, 23, without incident. During the arrest, officers found a firearm in the car.

Jackson-Lyday was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on four counts of restraining order violation and two counts each of possession of a loaded firearm and unlawful possession of a firearm.

How fast can you pull a fire truck?

Who is the strongest? Head to downtown Troutdale to watch teams of emergency responders, sports teams and family groups pull a 33,000 pound fire engine down the main drag from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23.

Free activities are planned for children. This "Muscle Hustle" will take place along the Historic Columbia River Highway. Teams pay to participate and the free event for spectators is a fundraiser for the Trauma Intervention Program. TIP is a nonprofit organization that provides emotional and other support for people experiencing trauma.

Guide Dogs host 'Try Local Tuesday'

Visit the largest school for service dogs for the visually impaired during this month's Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce's "Try Local Tuesday."

Guide Dogs for the Blind, with assistance from the Gresham Breakfast Lions Club, is hosting community members to discover how it has been providing seeing-eye dogs to people in need for more than 70 years.

Gresham Ford is the presenting sponsor.

The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at Guide Dogs for the Blind, 32901 S.E. Kelso Road, Boring.

The Breakfast Lions Club also plans on presenting a $6,000 check to Guide Dogs.

Lavender Fest set this weekend in Eagle Creek

The third annual Eagle Creek Lavender Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24, at 27525 S.E. Starr Road.

The farm along the bank of the Clackamas River is home to 20,000 lavender plants. The Sandy-based Cedar Springs Alpacas will also be at the event with several fuzzy friends, including a seven month old baby alpaca. Additionally, there will be variety of antique cars for viewing, and other vendors will connect attendees with everything from handmade jewelry and garden art to lavender lemonade and honey lavender chicken.

Parking for the event is $5 per car. For more information, visit

June 28 closure set

on historic highway

A one-mile section of the Historic Columbia River Highway between Larch Mountain Road and Vista House, 40700 Historic Columbia River Highway, will be closed from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 28, for repairs. 

The eastbound lane will be closed at Larch Mountain Road and westbound traffic will be closed at the Vista House. During the closure, travelers will be able to reach Vista House from the westbound Historic Columbia River Highway. 

The work is weather dependent and subject to change. 

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