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Far West Recycling yard in Lake Oswego to close; Send us your favorite back-to-school photos! LOPD arrests six for impaired driving in July

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Ben Jones (in the orange shorts) and his posse of River Grove alumni headed to Lakeridge Junior High together for the first day of sixth grade last year. Theyll be back in class for the 2018-19 school year in just a couple of weeks.

Send us your favorite back-to-school photos!

Breathe easy, parents: Summer is almost over, and the start of school is right around the corner!

When you send your student off to his or her first day of class later this month, be sure to snap a photo. And when you're done posting it to Facebook and Instagram, send the picture to The Review so we can put it in the paper.

Send photos to Editor Gary M. Stein at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Be sure to include the student's name, school, grade and favorite subject, or tell us what they most love about school.

We'll use as many photos as we can in The Review on Aug. 30 and Sept. 6, and create a cool back-to-school slideshow that you'll find online at lakeoswegoreview.com.

LOPD arrests six for impaired driving in July

Lake Oswego Police officers arrested six drivers for DUII incidents in July as part of a nationwide enforcement operation conducted during regular-duty patrols, the department said last week. All of the arrests were for alcohol-related offenses; none were for controlled substances.

LOPD Lt. Doug Treat said officers also continue to partner with Oregon Impact in a nationwide campaign to reduce the number of impaired drivers on the road. A driver can be impaired by a number of intoxicants, Treat said, including alcohol, illicit drugs and prescription medication.

If a driver is arrested for DUII, he said, they can be subject to a number of monetary fines, have their license suspended and spend time in jail.

"Stay safe, take care of your friends and family, find a designated driver if needed and keep others from driving if they appear impaired," Treat said. "Please act responsibly and drive sober."

Far West Recycling yard in Lake Oswego to close

Far West Recycling has announced that it will be closing its Lake Oswego recycling yard in the Foothills District next month.

Recent changes in the global recycling market left the Lake Oswego site struggling to keep up with rising costs, according to company spokesperson Vinod Singh. Far West added a $5 surcharge for all drop-offs at the Lake Oswego site two years ago, Singh said, but it wasn't enough to close the gap.

The site is tentatively scheduled to end operations on Sep. 23 in order to give Far West time to clear out the site before the end of the month. According to Singh, the site will keep operating at full capacity until that date.

Look for more information about the closing — and an update on recycling options for Lake Oswego residents — in next week's issue of The Review.

— The Review

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