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Mt. Hood Theatre reopens Friday, Troutdale seeks committee members, East County Rising gets grant, more

COURTESY PHOTO - Mt. Hood Theatre reopens Friday, May 5.

Mt. Hood Theatre reopens

The Mt. Hood Theatre will open Friday, March 5, for 50 patrons per show, now that Multnomah County has been reclassified to a "high" pandemic risk status from "extreme."

The theater said on its Facebook page tickets are on sale online and some drive thru hours.

Admission prices will be slightly higher.

The first movie will be "The Croods: A New Age."

Snacks will be available.

"We might not be back to 'normal' but it is a step in that direction," the Facebook post said.

The theater will continue its popular drive-thru popcorn and treats service.

Troutdale seeks committee members

Troutdale residents are urged to apply for positions on the Budget Committee, the Citizens Advisory Committee, the Historic Landmarks Commission, the Parks Advisory Committee, the Planning Commission and the Public Safety & Equity Advisory Committee.

Application packets are available online at the city's web site or at City Hall, 219 E. Historic Columbia River Highway. Call 503-665-5175 to have an application mailed to you.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, April 30.

Backyard burn season starts

Residents still cleaning up their property after last month's wicked winter storm will be glad to know that the backyard burning season opened in Gresham Monday, March 1.

Yard debris burning will be permitted on Wednesdays and Saturdays if the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality allows. Burning could be prohibited because of wind conditions or air quality. Before burning, call the East Multnomah County burn line before starting a fire to confirm it is allowed that day. The number is 503-618-3083.

For more information about outdoor burning, visit: bit.ly/2UlVUCn.

East County Rising receives $60K grant

Oregon Consumer Justice gave East County Rising a $60,000 grant, as part of the Justice group's mission to advance consumer protection.

East County Rising was the only Gresham-area nonprofit organization to get a grant from Oregon Consumer Justice. The group handed out $1.7 million in "emergency response" grants to 25 nonprofits across Oregon and one in Washington D.C.

"Our goal was to have an immediate impact on consumers who are most vulnerable in our state, so we structured our grant making to get financial help quickly to these 26 organizations," said Oregon Consumer Justice board member Sayer Jones.

Noting he was particularly proud of the number of culturally-specific groups they were able to support, Jones said, "Particularly for these first rounds of grants, we focused on helping those impacted by COVID-19 and last summer's wildfires."

Founded in 2019, Oregon Consumer Justice advances the rights of consumers through advocacy, research, education and engagement.


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