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Three-alarm birthday parade for Mountain boy

When Welches resident Gideon Kasier joined his mother in their front yard on his seventh birthday on May 1, he expected the somewhat disappointing chore of pulling weeds to await him.

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Restrictions ease as Clackamas County enters Phase 1

Clackamas County joined 33 other Oregon Counties in reopening on Saturday, May 23, easing restrictions from the coronavirus pandemic and entering Phase 1 of the three-phase process. Phase 1 i... Read more

Report uncovers many issues with Hoodland Fire

An Organizational Assessment on the Hoodland Fire District (HFD) performed by the Special Districts Association of Oregon (SDAO) offered 64 recommendations on six areas of the district: gover... Read more

Sandy has its new ‘Happy’ place

Owner Brie Escalante noted the second location of her Le Happy restaurant, a creperie and bar in Sandy and located at 38687 Proctor Blvd., had a busy week after opening on March 8.

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Food box program going strong during pandemic

Neighborhood Missions, in partnership with the Oregon Food Bank and the Hoodland Senior Center, has offered a Free Food Market on the last Monday of each month for a couple years. Their effor... Read more

10 Years Ago: Elections and a new Mountain wrap

Election May 2010

At the May primary election 10 years ago, Government Camp remained un-citified, then Welches Senator Rick Metsger fell short in his primary bid fo... Read more

Hope spreads throughout community during pandemic

In the past six weeks, Oregon residents and most of the nation have ceased many daily activities and sheltered in place in response to the spreading peril of the COVID-19 pandemic. During thi... Read more

Comment period opens for Summit boundary expansion

A comment period opened at the end of April, offering the community a chance to provide feedback on a proposal to expand the boundary of the Summit Ski Area. R.L.K. and Company, who has opera... Read more

Summer markets to open with safety in mind

Two Mount Hood markets are making cautious plans for returning during the summer season to offer community members access to locally farmed foodstuffs and artisan goods produced in the region... Read more

Sandy Library offers takeout services amid pandemic

The Sandy and Hoodland Library branches shut their doors on Monday, March 16 due to the coronavirus pandemic, cutting off the communities from the services they provide.

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Two area shops now pizza partners

Paola’s Pizza Barn has fed families in and around Sandy for generations, while Al Forno Ferruzza is a relative newcomer to the Mountain pizza scene, opening in Rhododendron in 2016 and qu... Read more

Scott Kline named as Interim Deputy Chief of Hoodland Fire

With the Hoodland Fire District’s search for a Deputy Fire Chief delayed due to Fire Chief John Ingrao being on administrative leave and under investigation, Interim Fire Chief Steven A... Read more

10 Years Ago: The Bite brought a bevy of fun

A Century of Brightwood

Brightwood commemorated 100 years of postal history on May 6, 2010 by celebrating at the original Brightwood Post Office (now Mountain Retre... Read more

Coronavirus impacts all facets of life on the Mountain

Restaurants, businesses and organizations throughout the community mirrored life around the world when they shuttered their doors last month as COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus... Read more

Fire Chief John Ingrao put on admin leave

The Hoodland Fire District’s board of directors placed Fire Chief John Ingrao on administrative leave last month until an investigation can be completed. Board chair Shirley Dueber note... Read more

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