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Brought to you by Deb-ee Jones - Bridge City Medical Aesthetics - AESTHETIC INSIDER -


BRIDGE CITY MEDICAL AESTHETICS - Deb-ee Jones, RNAre you red with embarrassment from your rosacea or from visible vessels on your face and nose? Rosacea is a genetic disorder that primarily affects the face, and can cause flushing, persistent redness, rough skin texture, even visible facial veins. A similar skin condition, poikiloderma of civatte, affects the skin on the sides of the neck, causing thinned skin, increased pigmentation, and visible blood vessels.

Conditions such as rosacea and poikiloderma can be difficult to live with, putting your disease on display for the whole world to see, and your self-esteem can take a bit of a blow. If you are tired of trying to hide your rosacea, Bridge City Medical Aesthetic offers a number of treatment remedies.

Our remarkable Xeo laser platform from Cutera combines three different modalities

in one to treat conditions such as rosacea, poikiloderma and even sun damage. The Excel Nd:YAG laser emits light at a 1064 nanometers (nm) wavelength, allowing us the precision necessary to selectively treat visible veins without damaging the surrounding skin. The Laser Genesis procedure, which rejuvenates skin, evens out skin texture, and reduces redness, is also performed using the Nd:YAG laser.

The third component is the Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment. This application uses the whole visible light spectrum, 520 to 1200 nm, to selectively target sun damage, visible vessels, and the flushing of the face and neck associated with rosacea.

Don’t let rosacea color your decisions and rule your life, schedule an appointment with Bridge City Medical Aesthetic!

Bridge City Medical Aesthetics

1410 NE 106th Ave, Portland, OR 97220

(971) 777-0303

www.bridgecitymedical.com

Brought to you by Cindy Passannante - C.P. Trips - TRAVEL INSIDER -


C.P. TRIPS - Cindy PassannanteSummer’s a time for warm weather adventures. It’s a time for chasing after the ice cream man as his truck plays that same song it did when you were younger. And, if you’re a smart traveler, it’s a time for tinsel, toys, and ugly sweaters. That’s right, summer means it’s Christmas in July when it comes to travel deals.

During the summer, many tour operators and other travel companies will offer deeply discounted holidayseason vacation packages to places all around the world. Travelers in search of a warm getaway can find great summer deals on winter vacations to Mexico, including cruises! For example, Princess Cruises offers cruises in the Mexican Riviera ranging from a few days to over a week roundtrip. Leaving from ports in either Los Angeles or San Francisco, and making stops in popular locations like Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas, these cruises are wonderful for all age groups.

If the snow is definitely more of your thing, then a tour of Old World Europe is the ultimate can’t-miss experience. Maupin Tours offers a tour of the traditional Christmas markets of Austria and Germany. Spread out over nine days, you’ll be taken through the markets of Vienna and Salzburg as well as a private tour of Nuremberg.

There is a vast selection of vacation packages from which to choose, and whether you are looking for a warm, sunny escape or for that perfect white Christmas, CP Trips can help you book your dream Christmas vacation.

C.P. Trips

Damascus, OR 97089

(503) 658-5646

www.cptrips.com

Brought to you by Marie Nicholson - Cherry Park Plaza - SENIOR LIVING INSIDER -


CHERRY PARK PLAZA - Marie Nicholson Imagine a warm summer night that’s only just cooled off as the sun slowly fades into the abyss. A crowd has gathered in the plaza to enjoy a night of jazz music and free gelato. Couples stand up and dance, while others simply tap their toes along to the beat, and you can almost feel the joviality bouncing off the air.

For some, that reads like a work of fiction. But at Cherry Park Plaza, that’s the reality we strive to create for our residents. We pride ourselves on the welcoming nature of our community, along with the well-established, genuine connection between our residents and our employees.

From our Resident Ambassadors, who welcome in each new resident and help them acclimate as quickly as possible, to the easy, friendly-going bus driver who can just squeeze you on his schedule for your last-second doctor’s appointment, our residents and employees have real, valuable, and meaningful relationships with each other.

New residents at Cherry Park Plaza are amazed at the well-established camaraderie within our community. For us, however, it’s just another way we help you to live life well. Because, ultimately, it’s your relationships that make life matter, and we make sure you have some great ones.

If you’re interested in living life well, give us a call or come visit Cherry Park Plaza today, and be sure to stop in on August 31st for our next musical performance date.

Cherry Park Plaza

(503) 491-1661

1323 SW Cherry Park Rd, Troutdale, OR 97060

www.cherryparkplaza.com

Brought to you by Randy Preston - Honke Heating - HEATING AND COOLING INSIDER -


HONKE HEATING - Randy PrestonIf you’re looking for a new way to heat and cool your home, you’ll want to look into ductless heat pump systems. A ductless heat pump can both heat and cool your home, leading to many advantages:

• Up to 8 indoor units (zones) can be connected to 1 outdoor unit.

• Because there is no ductwork, ductless systems can be more efficient than a typical heat pump. Customers can save up to 30-40 percent on their utility bills because heating and cooling is not being lost through faulty ductwork. Additionally, each room’s temperature can be set individually, saving you energy and money by not heating or cooling rooms that are not being used.

• Since ductless heat pumps do not need duct work, they are perfect for homes without duct work (saving you the installation of ductwork). They can also be used in home additions and homes with leaky or damaged ductwork.

• Not having ductwork allows for better indoor air quality because air is not traveling through dusty and dirty ductwork. Ductless heat pumps provide a healthier environment for you and your family to breathe.

• Many manufacturers, distributers and utility companies offer numerous incentives for purchasing a ductless heat pump system.

Proper installation is key to your system’s performance. At Honke Heating & Air Conditioning, our employees have gone through extensive training for installation of ductless heat pump systems. Call Honke Heating & Air Conditioning today for information on a ductless system.

Honke Heating & Air Conditioning

840 NE Cleveland Ave, Gresham, OR 97030

(503) 666-3725

www.honkeheating.com

Brought to you by Rob Cook - Nancy's Floral - FLOWER INSIDER


NANCY'S FLORAL - Rob CookFor many people, Roses are their favorite flower. They communicate appreciation and celebrate life’s special moments with a graceful, timeless beauty. With many different varieties and thousands of color variations, roses are a versatile flower perfect for almost any occasion. As part of Nancy’s Floral’s commitment to educating its customers, we present some facts about roses to help you see the world through rosecolored glasses.

First, it should be noted that roses have different grades. Roses are graded by stem length from below the head down. When buying a bunch, the shortest stem in the bunch should meet the grade length, and head size should be consistent by variety. Within each variety, longer grades will generally have larger heads than roses with shorter grades.

Short-stemmed rosesLong-stemmed rosesRoses are also cut at three different stages, catering to different market demands. The Mass Market cut is what is sold in supermarkets or large retail chains. Traditionally with tighter heads, these roses are harvested with a cut point that ranges from 2.5 to 3.0 centimeter wide heads, depending on the variety. Allowed to grow a little more, Florist Grade roses are sold wholesale to florists. This technique produces stronger stems, larger flowers, and ensures maximum opening and vase life.

Finally, Russian Cut roses, which are named for their most popular market (not their country of origin), are left to grow up to two weeks longer, resulting in some of the most beautiful roses. At Nancy’s floral we carry long-stemmed premium florist-grade roses exclusively including a selection of Russian Cuts.

Nancy’s Floral

620 NE Burnside Rd, Gresham, OR 97030

(503) 716-4971

www.nancysfloral.com

Brought to you by Dr. Ryan Thomas - Hillcrest Chiropractic - CHIROPRACTIC INSIDER -


HILLCREST CHIROPRACTIC - Dr. Ryan ThomasHave you been in a car crash? Every year, millions of people suffer injuries as a result of auto collisions, with many back and neck injuries leading to long-term symptoms. One of the best ways to treat these auto injuries is through chiropractic care, and here’s why:

Chiropractic Restores Motion. The muscles and ligaments of your spine can be stretched or experience micro-tears during an auto collision, leading to inflammation and pain. A chiropractic adjustment mobilizes the joints of your spine, facilitating increased blood flow to the area and speeding up the healing process.

Chiropractic Reduces Scar Tissue. When you injure a muscle or ligament, scar tissue is laid down by your body in the injured area as a patch of sorts. A chiropractic adjustment on injured vertebral joints works to break up scar tissue in the joint.

Chiropractic Improves Stress Levels. There’s no doubt that car crashes are a very traumatic life event. Reducing your stress is important after an auto collision, as stress can slow recovery time. Chiropractic patients have been shown to have lower levels of cortisol, indicating reduced stress.

Chiropractic Works! According to ChiroNexus, a leading chiropractic news site, British researchers found in 1996 that 93% of auto injury patients with neck pain experienced dramatic improvement with chiropractic care. If you’ve developed neck or back pain following a car crash, schedule a consultation with Dr. Thomas at Hillcrest Chiropractic Clinic today and get on the path toward optimal health.

Hillcrest Chiropractic Clinic

329 NE Hood Ave, Gresham, OR 97030

(503) 491-0388

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Brought to you by Doug Lepper - Crown Carpets - CARPET INSIDER -


CROWN CARPETS - Doug LepperLaminate flooring has been a wonderful option for those looking for wood and tile looks without the high price tag, and do-it-yourselfers have loved its ease of installation. But it has had one serious down side; if exposed to high humidity or constant wetting the particle board core of the product will swell, causing unsightly separating seams and humps in the floor.

A company named US Floors has developed a new hybrid product that perfects the laminate flooring concept. It is called COREtec Plus. Its advantages are many: It installs quickly and easily without the need for acclimation, and it hides most subfloor imperfections, eliminating floor preparation in all but the worst of situations. It is dimensionally stable so it can be used in large areas without transition strips. It comes with an attached cork

underlayment which adds warmth to the floor while reducing noise. Its wear layer is commercially rated and sports two coats of an acrylic finish for superior stain resistance and cleanability. And best of all, its waterproof core means it can be used in wet areas like utility and bath and still be backed with a lifetime waterproof warranty.

COREtec Plus comes in many colors in very realistic wood looks like oak, pine, maple, and walnut. It is also available in stone looks that imitate marble, travertine, and slate. And don’t worry about how to finish it off at the transition points; also available are color-matched trim pieces for a complete installation. Come and check out the new COREtec styles at Crown Carpets in Gresham.

Crown Carpets

21655 SE Stark, Gresham, OR 97030

(503) 665-4162

www.crowncarpets.com

Brought to you by Randy and Dori DeLaunay - Creative Visions Landscapes and Water Garden Center - LANDSCAPING INSIDER


CREATIVE VISIONS LANDSCAPES - Dori and Randy DeLaunayLet’s face it. For most of us, keeping our lawn and landscape in pristine condition is a chore. So why not let a team of landscaping professionals do the work for you?

At Creative Visions Landscapes, we don’t just give you a better lawn. We offer you the time to enjoy it.

Our groundskeeping crews are clean, tidy and efficient. But the level of landscape service you require depends on the needs and expectations you have for your lawn and yard. Here’s a breakdown of exactly what you get.

Turf Care: Our landscapers do a lot more than mow your lawn. We edge the borders between sidewalk and grass to ensure a smooth, clean break, and thoroughly remove all trimmings and other organic material after the job is done. Turf Care also comes with fertilizing five times a year, and a yearly treatment of lime.

Bed Care: Creative Visions crews will hand weed your garden beds and rake out leaves in the fall, ensuring a flowery display free of pests and invasive flora. Pre-emergent herbicide is applied twice yearly, with post-emergent used on an as-needed basis.

Plant Care: We’ll prune shrubs and other ground cover twice a year with maintenance as needed, and fertilize your trees, shrubs and ground cover yearly. For trees under 12 feet, we’ll trim for clearance issues.

Creative Visions Landscape and Water Garden Center

9965 SE Orient Drive, Boring, OR

(503) 663-5483

creativevisionslandscape.com

Brought to you by Donivon McCord - McCord Construction - CONSTRUCTION INSIDER -


MCCORD CONSTRUCTION - Donivon McCordAnyone who adds a deck to their home wants their deck to not only be beautiful, but also sturdy and safe to guarantee longevity. At McCord Construction, we are committed to ensuring that every deck we build is unparalleled in both safety and style. Over time, however, constant weather exposure can cause even decks of the highest quality to have structural issues. That’s why, at least once a year, you should conduct an inspection of your deck to identify problems to address before minor issues turn into major headaches.

The North American Deck and Railing Association publishes an excellent guide for reference, called the Check Your Deck Consumer Checklist, to help homeowners keep their decks safe. Wood rot is one of the more common problems decks face, so

it’s important to examine the ledger board, support posts, deck boards, and stairs and railings for signs of wood rot, paying particular attention to areas regularly exposed to water.

When you’re checking out the ledger board, you’ll want to check that the fasteners are in the correct places and not loose or corroded; improperly fastened ledger boards are the #1 cause of deck failure. It’s also a good idea to confirm that the flashing is not allowing water to collect between the ledger board and your home; add or replace flashing if you notice water pooling.

These are just a few of the problems your deck can face. If you notice a repair that needs to be made, call McCord Construction today.

McCord Construction

500 NW 20th St STE 202, Gresham, OR 97030

(503) 348-2366

www.mccordconstructionllc.com

Brought to you by Ken Mitchell-Phillips - The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips - LEGAL INSIDER -


THE LAW OFFICES OF KEN MITCHELL-PHILLIPS - Ken Mitchell-PhillipsSmall and mid-sized businesses often find it difficult to determine if they should rent or own commercial property. Purchasing commercial real estate is a complex, often difficult process with a fair amount of risk attached to it. Nevertheless, a commercial property purchase allows you to depreciate the property and reduce your taxable income, as well as giving you greater control over your overhead costs. If you’re ready to own your own commercial real estate, I’ve got a few tips to guide you.

Ask yourself a lot of questions: The biggest question to ask is “Are you ready to make an investment of this size?” If you are ready, you’ll need to grapple with issues relating to what kind of location you need, how much work you’re willing to put into the property, and how much risk you can tolerate.

Evaluate the property: You should visit many different properties to figure out which properties you fit with. Your situation and needs are unique, and not every building will fit them. Location, physical condition, allowable uses, adequacy of access, and the opportunity for expansion or leasing should all be considered.

Conduct a feasibility study: Feasibility studies are a great way to stress test potential properties. Study your business’ market, the market(s) of your potential properties, and your own finances to determine how viable your options are, and how much margin for error you have.

Call the Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips: The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips can advise and assist you every step of the way.

The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips, P.C.

1217 NE Burnside Rd, Suite 801, Gresham, OR 97080

1-888-335-0161

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Brought to you by Rob Cook - Nancy's Floral - FLOWER INSIDER -


NANCY'S FLORAL - Rob CookIs there anything more intoxicating than the fragrant smell of freshly cut flowers? Before you answer that, take a look at our “Happy Hour” collection—available now at Nancy’s Floral!

It’s a great idea. We take a classic martini or margarita glass and fill it with brightly-colored blooms (and chocolate-covered fruit, depending on the item purchased). The result is a whimsical creation, beautiful to look at, to smell or to taste.

One of our best-selling arrangements is called “Here’s to 21.” An acrylic margarita glass is filled with a fresh fruit display, topped by pineapple slices in the shape of the number 21.

But don’t worry about it being too healthy. The strawberries, star-shaped pineapples and grape skewers are all dunked in a delicious chocolate confection with white drizzle on top. It’s a nice (and sober) way to celebrate a “legal adult’s” big day.

NANCY'S FLORAL - An intoxicating floral arrangement, available today at Nancy's Floral!Nancy’s Floral carries a variety of other “Happy Hour” options, each meant to mimic some of the most classic cocktail drinks around. Whether your drink of choice is an apple martini, blue Hawaiian, lemon drop, sangria, margarita or a cosmopolitan, Nancy’s Floral has a flowery concoction brewed just for you.

So don’t be a floral teetotaler—imbibe our flower displays today!

Nancy’s Floral

620 NE Burnside Rd, Gresham, OR 97030

(503) 716-4971

www.nancysfloral.com

Brought to you by Deb-ee Jones - Bridge City Medical Aesthetics - AESTHETIC INSIDER -


BRIDGE CITY MEDICAL AESTHETICS - Deb-ee Jones, RNAre you looking to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles? Does your face or neck feel saggy and need a lift? Does the thought of invasive surgeries and their long recovery times scare you? Then let me tell you about the wonderful Ulthera system, which offers minimal downtime and impressive, noticeable results, all without surgery!

Ultherapy was approved in 2009 by the FDA to non-invasively lift the brow and tighten the skin of the upper lid. Utilizing the power of sound waves, Ultherapy stimulates the body’s own response to produce new collagen. Ultherapy incorporates ultrasound imaging, allowing for visualization of the different layers of the skin. With precise targeting of the dermis at two different depths, results from Ulthera will continue to stimulate improvement for up to 6 months after treatment!

Ultherapy is commonly used to treat the brow, jawline, lips, neck and décolleté. While some bruising and swelling may occur, most patients experience little to no downtime; often patients express that they feel an immediate, tighter result.

As a certified trainer for Ulthera, I have extensive experience with Ultherapy. I know the latest techniques to alleviate discomfort while still producing the most effective results. Schedule a comprehensive, complimentary consultation today!

Bridge City Medical Aesthetics

1410 NE 106th Ave, Portland, OR 97220

(971) 777-0303

www.bridgecitymedical.com

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New details emerge on Greyhound Park redevelopment

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Community members share pieces of record-setting mosaic

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by Christopher Keizur
Building will be part of service campus dedicated to children - The Gresham community came together to celebrate a groundbreaking event aimed at helping the children of Rockwood on Thursday, July 21, where local organizations, city officials and…
OUTLOOK PHOTO - Andre Akpan with the U.S. Soccer Foundation tosses soccer balls out to the kids for the innagural game.
July 26, 2016

Rockwood celebrates new futsal court

by Christopher Keizur
New facility at East Rockwood Park open for public use - The children of Rockwood have a new place to play, with various groups partnering alongside the city of Gresham to build a public futsal court for all to enjoy. Davis Court will be used for…
COURTESY GRAPHIC - Stocking up on emergency supplies is a good way to prepare for the 'Big One.'
July 26, 2016

Survive the Big One in your own backyard

by Christopher Keizur
Locals issued challenge to survive disaster simulation Are you ready to survive the upcoming disaster? Stuck in your own backyard with only the contents of your disaster preparedness kit, the American Red Cross and Camp Prepare! are challenging…
PMG FILE PHOTO - 'This is the best way to go because our citizens will get what they want.' - Gresham City Councilor David Widmark
July 26, 2016

Gresham votes to streamline search for community center contractor

by Christopher Keizur
Approach to help secure builder for proposed facility - The city of Gresham’s proposed community center took a step toward reality during the Tuesday, July 19, City Council meeting, where a new method for seeking a general contractor was unanimously…
COURTESY PHOTO - Carelessly discarded smoking materials sparked this arborvitae fire.
July 26, 2016

Wildfire season begins in East County

by Pamplin Media Group
No backyard burn permits will be issued until October - The official start of fire season was Thursday, July 21, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry. Not much will change for the general public. The last day for residential backyard…
OUTLOOK PHOTO - Junki Yoshida addresses the West Columbia Gorge Chamber of Commerce earlier this year.
July 26, 2016

Gorge Chamber elects five to board

by Pamplin Media Group
Membership has jumped 45 percent in two months - The West Columbia Gorge Chamber of Commerce elected a new treasurer and four new board members Thursday, July 14. Brenda Hatter of Badger Creek Bookkeeping will serve as treasurer for the…
PMG FILE PHOTO - Portland International Airport, as seen by bike.
July 29, 2016

Portland Police report two laser pointer strikes

by Christopher Keizur
One resulted in an arrest, the other a warning - Two incidences of laser pointers being directed towards a Portland Police Bureau aircraft were reported Saturday, July 22, with one resulting in an arrest and the other a warning. The first occured at…
COURTESY MCSO - Duane Wilson has brown eyes and weighs about 250 pounds, according to his booking info.
July 25, 2016

Troutdale man faces charges for fatal dog shooting

by Zane Sparling
Duane Oscar Wilson had five mixed drinks before arrest - The Troutdale man accused of fatally shooting his dog in the face is a heavy drinker with “severe” post traumatic stress disorder caused by fighting in the Iraq War, according to court…
PARIS ACHEN - Bud Pierce appears alone Friday, July 22, 2016, at the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association gubernatorial debate in Silverton. Gov. Kate Brown declined to participate in any debates until September.
July 23, 2016

Pierce relying on GOP donors to fund gubernatorial campaign

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Salem oncologist contributed nearly $1.4 million to his own campaign for governor SILVERTON — GOP gubernatorial nominee Bud Pierce said Friday that he is unlikely to invest any more of his own money in his campaign for governor. “I think my…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: KEVIN HARDEN - Portland's average home prices have shot up to more than $400,000, according to new RMLS figures.
July 23, 2016

Average Portland home price hits record $412,000

by Jim Redden
The average sales price of a home in the Portland region hit a new record high of $412,000 in June, up 2.4 percent from the previous month and 11.5 percent from a year ago. The jump happened despite an increase in homes for sale in June. The 4,501…
COURTESY PHOTO - The Outlook, Post, News have individually won the first-place award before, but never at the same time.
July 22, 2016

We're No. 1!

by Pamplin Media Group
Outlook, Post, News awarded first place in newspaper contest - For the first time in recent history, the Gresham Outlook, Sandy Post and Estacada News have swept the field during the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association's Better Newspaper…

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PMG FILE PHOTO - A crime scene in Gresham.
Jul 22, 2016

Gresham Police Log

by Pamplin Media Group
The following information is from the public records of the Gresham Police Department: ARRESTS At 5:41 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, Destanie Miller-Gonzales, 30, Portland, was arrested on an…
CONTRIBUTED: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF - Chad Cameron Camp
Jul 22, 2016

Accused Gresham airplane groper was returning from rehab

by Christopher Keizur
Chad Cameron Camp denied release from jail, pleas not guilty Recent revelations have shown the Gresham man accused of groping a 13-year-old girl on a flight in June was returning home from…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - A pile of freshly cut trees outside of East Hill Church represent some of the 22 removed due to safety concerns.
Jul 22, 2016

Tree removal ends threat from falling branches

by Christopher Keizur
East Hill removed 22 trees amidst growing safety concerns Friday afternoon in historic downtown Gresham the roaring sound of a wood chipper could be heard, as East Hill Church finished removing…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: STEVE BROWN - Gresham High School, 1200 N. Main Ave., shown here, and Barlow High School, 5105 S.E. 302nd Ave,, would share about half of the total revenue of a $299.2 million bond if voters approve the measure in the November election.
Jul 22, 2016

Gresham-Barlow slashes cost of bond. How'd they do that?

by Teresa Carson
The bond's cost went from $2.97 to $1.95 per $1,000 - When the Gresham-Barlow School Board announced it would ask voters to approve a $299.2 million bond on the November ballot to improve school…
PMG FILE PHOTO - Police in Troutdale are targeting speeding drivers on Interstate 84.
Jul 22, 2016

I-84 traffic operation results in 88 citations

by Christopher Keizur
The traffic enforcement action happened Sunday - Local law enforcement partnered to target aggressive and speeding drivers on Interstate 84 near Troutdale on Sunday, July 17, with 93 vehicles…
PMG FILE PHOTO - Kelly Broomall, left, helps build a wooden doll crib inside Gresham's Boeing facility in 2011. Broomall has been named the Sam Cox Humanitarian of the Year.
Jul 22, 2016

Kelly Broomall named Troutdale Lions' volunteer of the year

by Zane Sparling
Retiree best known for making wooden toys for kids - The Troutdale Lions Club has named Kelly Broomall this year’s winner of the Sam Cox Humanitarian of the Year Award. The award honors Broomall…
COURTESY PHOTO - Rockwood kids play during the 2016 Rock the Block event which is held annually at the future site of the Rockwood Rising neighborhood hub.
Jul 22, 2016

Commission works to create appealing Rockwood brand

by Christopher Keizur
Group seeks to balance community pride, city connections - Sometimes it seems like Rockwood — one of Oregon's most diverse and economically challenged neighborhoods — doesn't quite fit with the…
PMG FILE PHOTO - There are about 87 different school bus routes in the Reynolds district.
Jul 22, 2016

Schools struggle to fill summer bus driver schedule

by Elize Manoukian
Employment hurdles, pay scale contribute to shortage - The search for school bus drivers goes round and round, as school districts face the yearly struggle to make summer hires. “It’s very…
PMG FILE PHOTO - A member of the District 2 Little League softball team in 2011.
Jul 22, 2016

Winner of softball team's rifle raffle plans to destroy gun

by Zane Sparling
The all-star team will play its first game Saturday - The winner of an all-star softball team’s rifle raffle may never fire a shot from his new weapon. Instead, the team’s management says the…
COURTESY PHOTO - The Multnomah County Library's new logo could be a laptop, book or even a window.
Jul 22, 2016

Library logo update reflects new uses, services

by Pamplin Media Group
Multnomah library system launches first re-brand since 1990 - After more than two decades with the same logo, the Multnomah County Library system hopes a rebranding effort will entice new…
FILE PHOTO - The deposit Oregonians will receive from returning used bottles and cans is going up to 10 cents per container starting in April, 2017 the OLCC announced this week.
Jul 22, 2016

Oregon bottle deposit to rise to 10 cents starting Spring 2017

by Geoff Pursinger
The refund Oregonians will get from returning used soda cans and water bottles is about to go up. This week the Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced that it was doubling the redemption…
PMG FILE PHOTO - Greham PD has made more than 221 arrests for DUII since January.
Jul 20, 2016

Gresham police to increase patrols against DUII drivers

by Christopher Keizur
Summer campaign will also educate public on Safety Belt laws - The Gresham Police Department is partnering with safety groups to provide increased patrols searching for DUII drivers and…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Children partake in a heated match of tug-of-war during the art festival at the family fun zone.
Jul 19, 2016

Gresham sets Guinness record during art festival

by Christopher Keizur
Community creates painted mosaic with 14,400 wooden blocks - Gresham residents came together on an overcast Saturday, July 16, to celebrate the arts and claim another Guinness World Record — all…
PMG FILE PHOTO - The aftermath of the Mosier oil train derailment, which occured on June 3 of this year.
Jul 19, 2016

MOSIER bill requires feds to act after train wrecks

by Zane Sparling
Merkley, Wyden introduce oil-train legislation in U.S. Senate - Oregon Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden introduced a bill into the U.S. Senate Wednesday that, if passed, might prod federal…
OUTLOOK PHOTO - Unhoused man Rey Drennen, 43, stands next to his belongings after workers began clearing a homeless camp on the Springwater Corridor on Tuesday, July 19.
Jul 19, 2016

Cleanup begins for Springwater Corridor homeless camps

by Zane Sparling
About 36 people were living at the illegal campsite - Clean-up workers filled a 14-foot-tall Dumpster to the brim Tuesday, July 19, while dismantling a homeless camp on the Springwater Corridor…
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Jul 19, 2016

Update: MHCC director refuses to resign

by Teresa Carson
Sonny Yellott's Facebook posts and meeting comments raise concern The Mt. Hood Community College Board of Education asked beleaguered director George "Sonny" Yellott to resign at a hastily…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - A recent photo shows 4-year-old Khyler Hawkins (left), his mother Kayla Hawkins and the birthday boy himself, soon to be 10-year-old Khamden Hawkins.
Jul 19, 2016

An unforgettable birthday, for the price of postage

by Zane Sparling
Khamden Taylor Hawkins turns 10 on Tuesday, July 26 - East County residents from Sandy to Portland are rallying behind a formerly homeless mom who needs help celebrating her son’s 10th birthday.…
COURTESY PHOTO - Director Michael Calcagno
Jul 19, 2016

Centennial, MHCC will wait on bonds

by Teresa Carson
Districts skip November election, consider future dates - Centennial School District has decided against going back to voters in November to try for a second time at passing a facilities bond…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Kara and Gabriel Rice, owners of the four-acre U-pick Powder Blueberry Farm, in Gresham.
Jul 19, 2016

Find your thrill: Blueberries are ripe for the picking

by Teresa Carson
Popular fruit is especially sweet this year - On Friday afternoon Liz Crary, her daughter Tess Thiringer and Tess’ friend Adrienne Meyer moved slowly down a row of blueberry bushes at Gresham’s…
OREGONIANS FOR HIGH SCHOOL SUCCESS - Supporters of Initiative Petition 65 rally outside of the Capitol and Secretary of State's Elections Division June 23, 2016, to celebrate turning in signatures in support of the proposed measure. The initative would boost funding for high school dropout prevention, career technical education and college readiness programs.
Jul 19, 2016

Dropout prevention measure qualifies for ballot

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
The measure would give high schools about $147 million a year - SALEM — An initiative to dedicate more state funding to high school dropout prevention and career and technical education has…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - GrovTec has about 80 employees, including the one shown here.
Jul 19, 2016

Business Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
Published July 19, 2016 - Manufacturer schedules anniversary open house GrovTec, a precision parts manufacturing company focused on the firearms and aerospace industries, invites the general…
OUTLOOK PHOTO - Julia Rogers waits for the Emergency Vehicle Parade while holding her two-year-old son, Kevin. It's their third time attending the 18th annual Wood Village Nite Out, which hopes to build bridges between community and law enforcement. Kevin's favorite part is the K9 demonstration. 'He keeps talking about the doggies,' his mom explains.
Jul 19, 2016

IN PHOTOS: A Nite Out to remember

by Zane Sparling
Community members gather for fun and safety education - A night out doesn’t have to cost anything, at least in Wood Village. Free food, free entertainment and lots of free swag were available at…
COURTESY PHOTO - This bucket is loaded with antioxidants!
Jul 19, 2016

Where are the best U-pick blueberries?

by Teresa Carson
Check out these fresh pickings - Check with the farms before heading out. Some close early due to heat, over picking or other reasons, and some of your favorites may not be open for U-pick this…
COURTESY PHOTO - Yum!
Jul 19, 2016

Try this tempting Blueberry Breakfast Bake recipe

by Teresa Carson
Wake up to blueberries - The Oregon Blueberry Commission shared this tempting recipe for Blueberry Breakfast Bake. There are lots more recipes on their website, oregonblueberry.com. Blueberry…
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - An athlete throws the Scottish hammer Saturday during the Portland Highland Games heavy athletics competition at Mount Hood Community College.
Jul 17, 2016

SLIDESHOW: Portland Highland Games celebrate Scots culture and…

by Pamplin Media Group
The 2016 Portland Highland Games were held Friday and Saturday, July 15-16, at Mount Hood Community College. The popular heavy athletics competition attracted plenty of attention, as did the…