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Hillside Crumbles as Contractors Blast Rock on Hwy. 26
Three explosions, one of which was a test, rang out over the Mountain in September as part of the Oregon Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) “U.S. 26 Mt. Hood Highway Safety and Pre... Read more

Villages, Coalition Secure Grant for Safety Project
A $150,000 planning grant has been received by the county’s transportation department on behalf of the Villages at Mt. Hood Board of Directors and the Mt. Hood Bicycle/Pedestrian Coalition. ... Read more

Town Hall Offers Candidates Forum
Ballots for the November mid-term election will be arriving the second week of this month. The voting deadline is 8 p.m., Nov. 4.

Those still up in the air over some of... Read more

Historic Skibowl Warming Hut Gets Much Needed Restoration
Skibowl’s Warming Hut is about to get warmer.

Petr Kakes, the manager of the historic Warming Hut at Skibowl,  said the building has seen very limited mainte... Read more

Literacy Programs Help Students Get a Jump on Reading
Becky Fortune, Title-1 Family Liaison and Little Steps program coordinator at Welches School, still has her copy of Watty Piper’s “The Little Engine That Could.” 

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Welches Elementary Drops a Level in State Assessment
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) released report cards on school districts throughout the state last month, the second year in which schools are rated on a scale of 1-5 (five being best).... Read more

Rescue Units Save 23, One Man Swept Away
A bolt of lightning, a clap of thunder, and a killer cloudburst fell on the Sandy River at Ramona Falls just before 3 p.m. Aug. 12.

The river level rose immediately, co... Read more

Hwy. 26 Blasting Expected Early This Month
Blasting of rock faces on Hwy. 26 for the “U.S. 26 Mt. Hood Highway Safety and Preservation Project” did not occur in late August, as expected, but was set to begin in the first week ... Read more

Mountain Artisans Launch New Website
A common take on artisans is they are a madcap group of disorganized genius.

Lynette Xanders, of Brightwood, and a merry band of Mountain artists are brushing that noti... Read more

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