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Talking and Support May Reduce Suicide

By Ty Walker

The Mountain Times

Suicide stole the love of my life. Overcome by deep depression and debilitating chronic back pain, my wife and best friend took her lif... Read more


Tom Blessing

Join us in celebrating the life of Tom Blessing.
A memorial service will be held on September 2, 2023 at 3:30pm at The Church on the Mountain, 68211 ... Read more


Riki Lynn Trask

Riki lived in the Welches/Sandy area for her entire life, she graduated from Sandy High School. She loved sports and... Read more


Mark Hendrickson 1975–2023

It is with great sadness and an extremely heavy heart to inform our Mt. Hood Skibowl community of the passing of Mark Hendrickson, our Mountain... Read more

Museum to Host Forest Fire Lookout History Lecture
By Lloyd Musser
For The Mountain Times
The September Social History Happy Hour will be held Saturday, September 16, at 7:00 PM. The lecture topic will be “The History of Forest Fire Lo... Read more

Quilt Show and Craft Sale
A group of area quilters, known as “Piecemakers,” have met weekly for many years at Hoodland Lutheran Church. A group known as “Neighborhood Missions” has existed for many year... Read more

Mountain Roar
By Lion, Milt Fox
For The Mountain Times
Burrito Breakfast!
Please come and join us on Sunday September 3rd for a Burrito Breakfast. Hours are from 7:30 am  until 11:30am. Price at... Read more

Senior Center Continues to Serve the Mountain
By Robert Boertien
For The Mountain Times
The Hoodland Senior Center continues to serve our mountain community by providing home delivered meals and rides to medical appointments, hosting ex... Read more

The Angle Smallmouth Bass: Underrated Fishing Near Portland
By Lucas Holmgren The Mountain Times Often thought of as a Salmon & Steelhead river, the Columbia River has also become one of the top 10 Smallmouth Bass rivers in the world. The Willamette Rive... Read more

Sadie Hawkins Event, Great Employees and Excuses Excuses
By Bradford Bixby For The Mountain Times Welcome back, Dear Reader, to another installment of Fore!, the column that can be written when sweltering or in a snowstorm. The trick is to keep the sweat ... Read more

Hoodland Women’s Club
The 2023 Hoodland Women’s Club Golf Scramble is history. The August 17 event at the Mt. Hood, Oregon Resort is the club’s major fundraiser to provide scholarships to four local high school... Read more

Museum Chatter: Mt. Hood’s Steiner Log Cabins
By Lloyd Musser
For The Mountain Times
Why were there so many cars and people in Rhododendron on Saturday, August 12?  About 350 people attended the annual Mt Hood’s Steiner Cabin... Read more

Welches Parent Teacher Corner
Hello Welches Families! The Welches PTCO is a nonprofit organization that exists to serve and support the students of the Welches Schools and our community as a whole. To keep up to date on community ... Read more

Wilcat Tracks
Vivian Eaton, 7th Grade
Acrylic on canvas
Several Welches Middle School Students have pieces on Display at the Clackamas Education Service District for its regional ... Read more

Meet the Artist: Becky Jacob
By Ty Walker
The Mountain Times
Becky Jacob likes to go on road trips to find inspiration for her art. The watercolorist from Brightwood packs her truck with her camera, paint, canvases, bru... Read more

Summer Academy Offers Friendship, Fun and Learning
By Dennis McNabb
The Mountain Times
Summer break: a term that evokes a dreamy sort of nostalgia, a longing for those carefree days of childhood. Why? Because for roughly three  months o... Read more

25th Anniversary of Sandy Cruisin’ Car Show
By Dennis McNabb
The Mountain Times
“Whoever said that money can’t buy happiness, just never bought the right car.”
What is this love affair that we have with our aut... Read more

Mt. Hood Community College Unveils Planned Equity Center
By Mt. Hood Community College For The Mountain Times Mt. Hood Community College’s (MHCC) student basic needs team recently announced plans for a new equity center, designed to meet the needs o... Read more

‘A Bad Year For Tomatoes’ Opens at Sandy Actors Theatre
By Ty Walker
The Mountain Times
Director Jim Lamproe took a break from rehearsals recently to talk about the Sandy Actors Theatre’s upcoming production of  “A Bad Year For T... Read more

Fire Fighter Veteran Comes Out of Retirement
By Ty Walker The Mountain Times Pat McAbery has spent nearly his whole life making runs with emergency medical services. When he was seven, in the early 1970s, he tagged along for the ride on calls ... Read more

Lightning Sparks Camp Creek Fire Near Bull Run Dam
The Camp Creek Fire in the Bull Run Watershed northeast of Sandy was sparked by lightning on Thursday, Aug. 24. As of Aug. 28, it had grown to more than 1,600 acres. Warm and dry weather conditions on... Read more

STR Regulations Proposed at Public Hearing
By Michele M. Winner
For The Mountain Times
The August 10th Board of County Commissioners of Clackamas County’s Business Meeting Agenda included a public hearing on the “Ordinanc... Read more

Mt. Hood Express Lift to Be Retired and Replaced
By Amber Ford The Mountain Times Big changes are happening at Mt. Hood Meadows, as the winter sports season has come to a close. After almost thirty years in service, Mt. Hood Express is being retir... Read more

Mount Hood Golf Club celebrates 60 years on The Mountain
By Ty Walker
The Mountain Times
The Mount Hood Golf Club is celebrating its 60th year of playing golf on The Mountain this year. If you go to the Mt. Hood Oregon Resort, you might see member... Read more

Mountain Profile Don Gradin
Place of Birth? Seattle, WA
How long on the Mountain? I’ve been back on the mountain for 8 years.
If you were not brought here as a child, what brought you to the Mountain? I went to g... Read more

Mountain Area Students Make Their Mark at Linfield
Mackenna Lynn Brisbine of Sandy; graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Kelsey Rose Jordan of Boring; graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in exercise science a... Read more

The Angle: The Chinook Salmon of the Sandy River
By Lucas Holmgren
The Mountain Times
Flowing out of the pointed glaciers of Mt. Hood comes one of the most unique, and environmentally sound rivers in Oregon. Pouring into the Columbia River... Read more

Golf Songs and Babies
Welcome back, Dear Reader, to another month of Fore, the column that delivers regardless of driving rain or smothering heatwave. As I write this we are in the middle of a “heat” wave that ... Read more

Steiner Society Announces 2023 Social Dinner
By Lloyd Musser
For The Mountain Times
Please note there will not be a Social History Happy Hour in August as the Museum staff and volunteers will be busy with the Steiner Cabins Tour. ... Read more

Mountain Roar - Lion, Milt Fox
By Lion, Milt Fox
For The Mountain Times
This year’s Swimming Lessons program was a great success. We had 79 students registered and all made great gains in their swimming and water sa... Read more

Hoodland Fire Volunteers Cancel Annual Garage Sale
The Hoodland Fire District Volunteer Support Group has canceled its annual garage sale fundraiser this year. So garage sale treasure hunters will want to check out Good In The Hood the last Sunday of ... Read more

Hoodland & Sandy Library
We will be offering many fun-filled events during the summer, including fun in the park, and teen activities. Come to the library to pick up a reading log or track your reading on the Beanstack app... Read more

Labor Shortage Affects Dental Industry
The Whole Tooth - Dr. Robert Kelly D.M.D

Well it seems almost every industry these days is struggling with a labor shortage. I am hearing from a lot of people in health care, construction, ... Read more

A Fair to Remember
By Tyler Francke
For The Mountain Times
Nothing beats summertime in Clackamas County, and no summer would be complete without a visit to the one and only Clackamas County Fair and Rodeo this... Read more

Under Investigation Over Wetlands
By Ty Walker
The Mountain Times

A land developer building short-term rental homes near the upper Sandy River is under investigation by the Division Of State Lands for violating the Ore... Read more

Helping Mt. Hood Shine: One Car at a Time!
By Ty Walker
The Mountain Times

You might have seen it, driving up Highway 26, meandering around the cabins of Mount Hood Village, or parked near a lake or trailhead. You can’t m... Read more

Boulder Fire Contained
By Ty Walker
The Mountain Times

Firefighters have contained 100 percent of the Boulder Fire after two weeks of battling the wildfire that consumed an estimated 233 acres in the Mt. Hoo... Read more

Fire District President a Hands-on Volunteer
By Ty Walker
The Mountain Times
Nora Gambee may have retired 16 years ago but she shows no signs of slowing down. The 77-year-old Welches woman is a hands-on volunteer committed to her commu... Read more

Wraptitude Serves up Gourmet Wraps, Burgers & Beers
By Patti Jo Brooks
The Mountain Times

Talk about a dream come true! Wraptitude – Wraps with Attitude – the brainchild of Ryan Cummings and his wife, Hidee, was conceived in... Read more

Museum Chatter: The Mountains of the Mt. Hood National Forest
By Lloyd Musser
For The Mountain Times

The Mountains of the Mount Hood National Forestmost geographic land features, such as mountains, rivers, and creeks, have place names associated ... Read more

Mountain Says Farewell to Meshach
By Amber Ford
The Mountain Times

Mt. Hood is most definitely the central and majestic centerpiece to the small towns that encompass the Mt. Hood Villages. There are stars among the com... Read more

Wolverine Sightings in Mt. Hood National Forest
By Amber Ford
The Mountain Times

According to wildlife officials and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, there have been several confirmed sightings of wolverines throughout Or... Read more

Meet the Artist: Gary Randall
By Amber Ford
The Mountain Times

As the alpine glow of Mt. Hood shines down upon residents, inspiring them in all sorts of creative and artistic ways, local artist and long time Mt. Ho... Read more

Breathe Easy: The Dangers of Wildfire Smoke
By Amber Ford
The Mountain Times

As fires rage across the Pacific Northwest, Oregonians are in a constant battle with air quality during summer months. Fortunately, Mt. Hood Villages h... Read more

Mt. Hood OR Resort Celebrates 95th Anniversary
By Daniel Crawford
The Mountain Times

Oregon’s first and oldest golf resort is turning 95 years-young. To celebrate, the grounds, clubhouse and Mallard’s Restaurant have al... Read more


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