Sandy students have a need for speed

Sandy students have a need for speed

SHS students race CO2-fired dragsters for gold, glory To be ready to take on the Sandy Speedway,...

Famed downhill racer Bill Johnson dies at Gresham care facility

Famed downhill racer Bill Johnson dies at Gresham care facility

Bill Johnson, 55, a former student at Sandy High School who went on to fame as the first American...

The unsung heroes of the mountain

The unsung heroes of the mountain

ODOT crews spend day and night plowing roads to keep traffic moving Ernie Gasparovich begins his...


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POST PHOTO: KYLIE WRAY - The Sandy Fire main station will be renovated started in July to help stabilize the building in case of natural disasters.
February 03, 2016

Main fire station to undergo seismic renovations this summer

by Kylie Wray
Upgrades will make station functional after earthquake With a new high school, a new police department and a new fiber optic Internet network, the Sandy community is about to get one more…
February 03, 2016

Sandy fire calls

by Pamplin Media Group
Sandy Fire Saturday, Jan. 23 3:42 a.m., EMS call, Southeast 362nd Avenue. 5:38 p.m., passenger vehicle fire, Southeast Industrial Way. 8:15 p.m., EMS call, Southeast Bruns Avenue. 11:38 p.m.,…
February 03, 2016

Sandy police log

by Pamplin Media Group
Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the Sandy Police Department. Police recently filed reports on the following incidents: ARRESTS - 2:05 p.m. Jan. 25: Police…
February 03, 2016

Boring Middle School honor roll

by Pamplin Media Group
The following students were named to the Boring Middle School honor roll for the fall 2015 semester: Eighth grade 4.0 — Jordynn Allinger, Kaylie Brown, Souvanny Carpenter, Emma Carstens, Ava…
February 03, 2016

College news

by Pamplin Media Group
Sandy resident named to honor roll at Gonzaga University A student from Sandy has been named to the honor roll for Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., for fall semester 2015. Alexander…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: BECKY NERPEL, STUDIO 623 PHOTOGRAPHY - Crystal Garcia and Mike Pierce
February 03, 2016

Four Sandy-area couples compete for 'Ultimate' dream wedding

by Elizabeth Wendt Kellar
Winners to receive array of nuptial services for free Thanks to an online competition sponsored by numerous Sandy-area wedding vendors, four local couples have a chance at winning a dream…
February 03, 2016

Sandy High School graduation rates trail state average

by Elizabeth Wendt Kellar
Officials cite attendance rate as hopeful sign for future grads The Oregon Department of Education released its 2014-15 graduation rates on Thursday, Jan. 28, and while the figures show a minor…
February 03, 2016

Sandy VFW finishes facility renovation, celebrates 40 years

by Elizabeth Wendt Kellar
Public invited to view changes during Feb. 13 ceremony After four decades, the Sandy Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4273 has had a facelift, one that the organization believes will help better…
February 03, 2016

Teams find Mount Hood hiker

by Pamplin Media Group
Seattle man spends night in snow cave A 51-year-old Seattle hiker lost overnight Monday on Mount Hood was found in good condition Tuesday morning by search and rescue teams. Searchers said…
February 02, 2016

Nominate a candidate for parade grand marshal

by (none)
The Sandy Mountain Festival Board of Directors is asking for suggestions on who to select as the 2016 grand marshal for the festival's annual parade. You can reply here, or send an email to…

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CONTRIBUTED GRAPHIC - A map shows the old Timberline Trail Loop routes washed away by the Eliot Branch and the proposed reroute to be completed in 2017.
Jan 27, 2016

Timberline Trail to be reconnected by 2017

by Kylie Wray
Lower-elevation crossing near Eliot Glacier to reduce hiking disruptions Nearly 10 years after its original route over the Eliot Glacier was destroyed, the Timberline Trail Loop, which circles…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Wayne Stone receives an award for 2015 Logger of the Year from Associated Oregon Loggers President Mark Turner.
Jan 27, 2016

Sandy man named 2015 Oregon logger of the year

by Pamplin Media Group
Oregon loggers group awards Wayne Stone Logging for 40 years of success Sandy business owner Wayne Stone was named 2015 Logger of the Year by the Associated Oregon Loggers (AOL), Inc. Stone,…
Jan 27, 2016

SandyNet to roll out fiber-based Internet in urban renewal…

by Kylie Wray
Businesses will receive same pricing as residential service SandyNet Fiber has started collecting businesses in the city’s urban renewal district that are interested in receiving fiber optic…
Jan 27, 2016

Trandum, Reynolds to challenge Rep. Johnson in primary

by Kylie Wray
Two House 52 Democrats hope one will be elected state representative Two local democrats hope to challenge Rep. Mark Johnson, R-Hood River, in the 2016 presidential election to serve House…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Second-grade students Hailey Catron and T.J. Dunlap get ready to read books on their bus ride home, a newly offered program at the Welches Schools.
Jan 27, 2016

Books on buses improve behavior, literacy

by Kylie Wray
Welches Schools provide books to occupy students on long bus rides By providing students with books on their lengthy bus rides home, staff members at the Welches schools are improving both…
POST PHOTO: KYLIE WRAY - Recent Sandy transplant David G. Brown hopes to release his new audiobook detailing The Life and Times of Chris LeDoux by this  spring.
Jan 27, 2016

Sandy author to release country singer's bio on audio book

by Kylie Wray
David Brown hopes to fund Chris LeDoux project with Kickstarter campaign Recent Sandy transplant David Brown is hoping fans of Chris LeDoux, a country music singer/songwriter and rodeo champion…
CONTRIBUTED ART - Vernon Groff's watercolor painting 'Antonio.'
Jan 27, 2016

Varied 'Artworks' to accompany Shakespeare satire

by Pamplin Media Group
Wy'east artists invite public to reception Jan. 28 Just as Sandy Actors Theatre is coving all of Shakespeare’s work with one play, the Wy’east Artisans Guild is covering a lot of ground with…
Jan 27, 2016

Sandy 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 - 9:10 p.m. Jan. 17: Police…
Jan 27, 2016

Cedar Ridge Middle School honor roll

by Pamplin Media Group
The following students achieved honor roll at Cedar Ridge Middle School for the fall semester 2015: Sixth grade 3.5-3.9 — Gibson Coyle, Edward Dewart, Stacy Garcia Merino, Jessica Lamprecht,…
Jan 20, 2016

Sandy student works toward Eagle Scout with shoe drive

by Kylie Wray
Shoes donations will aid people in Burkina Faso Sandy High School senior Michael Howes is using his Eagle Scout project to assist people in Burkina Faso, Africa. In December, Howes began…