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Fire District proposes Dorman property as site for new station

The future of the Dorman Center property in Welches has remained undecided since the failure of the Hoodland Park District Ballot Measure in June 2022. Scotch Broom and other in... Read more

Sandy forges ahead with Community Campus ideas

A long-awaited revamp of the old Cedar Ridge Middle School (CRMS) campus is finally underway. Through Thursday, March 9, the City of Sandy will ask area residents to contribute ... Read more

Govy rest area relocation lands federal grant

The effort to relocate the rest area on the east end of Government Camp by Timberline’s Summit Pass (formerly the Summit Ski Area) got a boost in January when it received ... Read more

Mt. Hood Pie Company continues sweet legacy of Oregon Candy Farm

When Alex and Aligra Pavich bought the Oregon Candy Farm property ten years ago, the pair basically started from scratch to create a business. From the walk-in freezer to the co... Read more

Hoodland 'piecemaker' offers some comfort around the world

Arlene Glueck, a member of the Mount Hood area Piecemakers quilting group, is proof that you don’t have to go very far to make a big difference.

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Auction brings back the fun to help support Welches Schools

Three years ago, the Welches Parent Teacher Community Organization (WPTCO) was about to hold its annual auction fundraiser when the coronavirus pandemic hit, leading to the even... Read more

Bikes, boards, bites, beer and more

Edwin Berns, better known as Wynn, just opened his first outdoor recreation shop in Welches, Goodwynn’s, but his sights are much, much higher. His goal is to rival outdoor... Read more

Rhody's road to reworking Hwy. 26 has options

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will seek feedback from the Mountain community on three different concepts for changing the layout of Hwy. 26 in Rhododendron thro... Read more

STR regulations could be addressed by county in near future

Last September, the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners repealed regulations on short-term rentals (STRs) in unincorporated Clackamas County, citing a lack of funding for th... Read more

Grant funding offers a new breath for HFD equipment

After an extensive testing and review process of leading self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), Hoodland Fire District (HFD) has added new SCBA’s that offer improvemen... Read more

Mountain's preschool aims for full return this fall

Alicia Sperr, board president of the Mt. Hood Learning Center, noted that before the coronavirus pandemic, the program served more than 50 kids on a daily basis, offering presch... Read more

New owners at El Burro focus on family

After owning her own business for 20 years, Angélica Negrete and her family know the work it takes to run an independent business.

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Golfing is a farce at Sandy Actors Theatre

Ron Palmblad, director of the Sandy Actor’s Theatre’s (SAT) February production of Ken Ludwig’s “Fox on the Fairway,” sees some similarities betwee... Read more

Hoodland's healer leaves to write next chapter in life

Dr. Murlan Grise has many a story to tell after 39 years of practicing family medicine on the Mountain. So many that his wife has suggested that he write a book.

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Ellie McCloskey receives new heart

Ellie McCloskey was celebrating her eleventh birthday at a game of miniature golf with her father, Brandon, and her grandparents in November when they received the long-awaited ... Read more

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