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Naughty weather makes finding a nice tree a challenge

Area merchants and tree farmers warn that locals looking for that perfect Christmas tree this season can expect a less abundant selection after a summer of high heat and drought... Read more

Park District petition expected to be approved

Organizers of the proposed Hoodland Park District, a new entity that could receive three parcels of land on Salmon River Road from Clackamas County and oversee community project... Read more

Breckie, coffee and more at Fernie's

Sandy Spitzer first moved to the Mountain in 1996 and has worked in various industries, including at a snowboard camp and in a number of restaurants.

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Chamber returns to in-person meetings in January

The past 21 months for the Mt. Hood Area Chamber of Commerce have been anything but “business as usual.” After the coronavirus pandemic hit, the chamber halted in-pe... Read more

Fire District urges home safety preparation for the winter

While the mention of a chimney sweep can frequently bring to mind the movie “Mary Poppins,” a proper chimney cleaning can help prevent a chimney fire, which can rapi... Read more

A Christmas mystery

Kelly Lazenby, director of the December Nutz-n-Boltz Theater Company’s production, noted that a play with Sherlock Holmes has always been at the top of the list. This mont... Read more

Tips for living where the wild things are

As the boundaries between rural and urban areas shrink, encounters and conflicts with wildlife become more common. Forest-dwelling communities know this particularly well. It&rs... Read more

La Niņa pattern offers hope for a snowy winter

Mount Hood ski resorts are readying for the winter season as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecast calls for a cooler, wetter winter in the Pacific... Read more

Christmas basket program sends out call for volunteers

Carol Norgard, one of the volunteer organizers of the annual Hoodland Community Christmas Basket program, noted that last year’s efforts included close to 60 volunteers, a... Read more

Park District petition on the clock for getting signatures

Clackamas County approved a petition that could pave the way for voters to decide the fate of a proposed Hoodland Park District on the May 17, 2022 ballot. The petition, in the ... Read more

Mount Hood National Forest welcomes new Forest Supervisor

When Meta Loftsgaarden moved to northwest Oregon in 2003, she looked east from her office in Portland and saw the sun rising over Mount Hood.

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Mountain's new holistic care clinic

Doctors Jason and Melanie Brown moved to Welches in 2018 to raise their five boys with greater proximity to the healthy influence of Mount Hood’s nature and outdoor activi... Read more

The Scene on Stage: A holiday heart-warmer

Theatergoers at Sandy Actor’s Theatre’s (SAT) radio show of “Miracle on 34th Street,” opening this month, may recognize Kris Kringle. Yes, that is Santa ... Read more

School profiles highlight student data, lack assessment data

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) released the At-A-Glance School and District Profiles for the 2020-21 school year last month. The profiles included graduation data alon... Read more

Area menus include staffing and supply shortages

Sunday night at dinner time and the Barlow Trail Roadhouse’s normally bustling dining room is empty with a “Closed” sign on the door. This scene played out sev... Read more

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