Drone for the holidays?

Drone for the holidays?

Free workshop will help new pilots fly safely and responsibly - It makes a delightful Christmas...

Christmas cheer delivered in boxes and bags

Christmas cheer delivered in boxes and bags

Route 26 Cruisers donated $3,500 of teen gifts for baskets In the past couple weeks, Sandy...

Shaping metal the old-fashioned way

Shaping metal the old-fashioned way

Bob Denman sells handmade tools — forged in his own backyard A red and yellow rustic sign,...

Weather conditions on Mount Hood halt skiing

Weather conditions on Mount Hood halt skiing

Resorts remain optimistic for more snow fall Warm weather on Mount Hood has kept skiers and...

Citizens crowd Centennial Plaza to light the tree

Citizens crowd Centennial Plaza to light the tree

Sandy Main Street's event draws hundreds This year’s warmer weather gave lots of folks the...

Food drive off to a good start at Sandy High

Food drive off to a good start at Sandy High

Leadership Club leads efforts to provide for Kiwanis program Students in the Oregon Trail School...

From giant to quaint

From giant to quaint

Rainy Mountain Farms grows unique Christmas trees When customers arrive at Rainy Mountain Farms...

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Photo Credit: POST PHOTO: KYLIE WRAY - Left to right, Hipolito Lopez-Hernandez, Bekah Mather, Lexie Moss and Peter Limbaugh receive patches from adviser Andy Wex at the Aquanauts Christmas party Dec. 17.
December 27, 2014

Aquanauts hope to raise awareness, free Lolita

by Kylie Wray
A group of students at Sandy High will screen the documentary 'Blackfish' A group of aquatically inclined students at Sandy High School are doing their part to inform the masses and support a…
Photo Credit: POST PHOTO: KYLIE WRAY - Michelle DeCourcey tries to cheer up Winnie, a sleepy patient, during her recovery.
December 27, 2014

Pets introduced to new friendly face on clinic visits

by Kylie Wray
Sandy Animal Clinic's newest vet calls herself a 'dog and cat kind of girl' Some of Sandy’s pets will see a new friendly face to make their visits to the vet a little bit brighter. Michelle…
Photo Credit: OREGON HUMANE SOCIETY - Sandy, a 3-year-old yellow Lab, was rescued from a narrow ledge in the Columbia River Gorge on Christmas night. Volunteer John Thoeni rappelled down the cliff to save her.
December 26, 2014

OHS rescues dog after 150-foot fall on Christmas night

by (none)
Owner of the 3-year-old Lab thought he would never 'see her alive again' “It never occurred to me that I would see her alive again,” said David Schelske of West Linn, whose dog plunged 150 feet…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - The reading thermometer reads off the charts in outside the gym at Sandy Grade.
December 24, 2014

Sandy Grade exceeds reading goal

by Kylie Wray
Sandy Grade has surpassed its goal of getting the whole school to read for 210,000 minutes. At last count, the total was 228,279 minutes for the entire building. Last week alone, the count was…
December 24, 2014

Students graduate from National Guard program

by Kylie Wray
Program for at-risk youth boasts 4,300 graduates Two local students have graduated from the Oregon National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program. On Wednesday, Dec. 17, the Youth ChalleNGE Program…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Sandy Fires 2014 recruit class is sworn in by Deputy Fire Chief Phil Schneider.
December 24, 2014

Recruits become firefighters

by Kylie Wray
10 recruits graduate from Sandy Fire District's academy The Sandy Fire District now has 10 new sworn-in full-fledged firefighters. On Friday, Dec. 12, the 10 remaining volunteer recruits from…
December 24, 2014

Military

by Kylie Wray
RUSHING — Dakota Rushing, a 2012 Sandy High School graduate, was promoted to corporal in the United States Marine Corps. Rushing completed his basic training in February 2013, earning the title…
December 24, 2014

Policy change allows for children to use Internet at library

by Kylie Wray
Sandy, Hoodland libraries the last to change policy to match the rest of county The Sandy and Hoodland public libraries have joined the rest of the libraries in Clackamas County in making use of…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: WILLIAM WHITE - Joie Smith, then owner of Alpine Towing, assisted in rescues in the mountain communities.
December 24, 2014

Power of water illustrated in memories of dam work

by Kylie Wray
William 'Harold' Kitchen remembers working at Little Sandy Dam when flood hit During the holiday season 50 years ago, local residents were dealing with the aftermath of a flood that devastated…
December 24, 2014

Police log

by Kylie Wray
Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the Sandy Police Department. Police recently filed reports on the following incidents: ARRESTS * 6 p.m. Dec. 8, police…

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Dec 24, 2014

Fire calls

by Kylie Wray
Sunday, Dec. 7 11:08 a.m., good intent call, Southeast Hood Street. 11:16 a.m., medical assist, Southeast Tapp Road. 5:23 p.m., medical assist, Southeast Cascadia Village Drive. 9:21 p.m., EMS…
Dec 23, 2014

Holiday highway conditions look mostly good

by Pamplin Media Group
You're not likely to experience a white Christmas this year if you live in East County or in the Portland area. But that's OK, because that also means you won't have much to worry about if…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Mainoldys Camejo-Rodriguez, 29, of Vancouver
Dec 23, 2014

Gresham fight leaves one in hospital

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Mainoldys Camejo-Rodriguez charged with assault after early-morning stabbing Dec. 22 An early-morning fight Monday, Dec. 22, left one man in jail and another in the hospital. Officers were…
Dec 22, 2014

We have snow! Some mountain resorts open for skiing

by Kylie Wray
Meadows and Timberline run their lifts, Skibowl waits on more snow Ski Resorts on Mount Hood, and, of course, skiers, are rejoicing in the fact that the ski season is finally kicking off, just…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Gerren Kirk
Dec 19, 2014

Family of lost Milwaukie hiker keeps hoping for leads

by Raymond Rendleman
Volunteers are still looking for clues into the disappearance of Gerren Kirk, 31, a Milwaukie man not seen since going on a camping trip near Frog Lake near Mt. Hood this month. The Wasco County…
Dec 19, 2014

Meadows to open Buttercup lift Saturday

by Kylie Wray
After a slow, snowless start to the skiing season, as part of its Pray for Snow Brew Fest Celebration, Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort will be opening its Buttercup lift on Saturday, Dec. 20.…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - A National Weather Service map shows the potential for heavy rain and flooding in Northern Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Dec 23, 2014

We're dreaming of a . . . soggy Christmas?

by Pamplin Media Group
A deep trough of moist, cold air blasting down from the Gulf of Alaska is going to soak the region during the next few days, pushing a few local rivers and creeks over their banks. The National…
Dec 17, 2014

Business briefs

by Kylie Wray
Chamber follows schools for closures The Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce is taking its cues from the school district in times of inclement weather. In the event of winter weather, the chamber…
Dec 17, 2014

Sandy police test popular cameras

by Kylie Wray
Police chief said implementation is a long way off While police departments around the nation are beginning to look at implementing body cameras for its officers on the wave of President Obama’s…
Dec 17, 2014

Sandy officers help local kids with Christmas shopping

by Kylie Wray
Chief Yamashita and officer Olmos shopped with four kids from Estacada and Sandy Four local kids from Sandy and Estacada got a little something extra for Christmas this year when they received…