Category Archives: Gresham Outlook

Solving the absentee problem

  Oregon has one of the highest rates of chronic absenteeism, schools work with families to help. Noticing a student at Highland Elementary School was absent from class a fair of amount time, school staff looked into the matter and discovered the girl was responsible — because her parents were simply not doing it — […]
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Legislators tour Reynolds Middle School and two Gresham schools

Joint Interim Committee on Student Success stops in East County on statewide fact-finding mission. Oregon state legislators toured schools in the Gresham-Barlow and Reynolds school districts as part of a statewide fact-finding effort geared to the goal of improving education in Oregon. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Legislators tour Reynolds Middle School and two Gresham […]
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Missing Gresham woman killed by cougar

This event is the first verified fatal attack by a wild cougar in the state of Oregon. For the first time in Oregon history, a person has been attacked and killed by a cougar. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Missing Gresham woman killed by cougar

Cleanup events planned later this month for Sandy River watershed

Volunteers needed to remove debris and improve the environment for people and salmon. Want to have some fun and help the environment too? Source: Pamplin Media Group – Cleanup events planned later this month for Sandy River watershed

Columbia River Gorge: The ‘new normal’

One year after Eagle Creek Fire, Gorge rebounding as residents prepare for changing fire seasons. Coined by Smokey Bear, it’s a message people have heard for a long time: “Only you can prevent forest fires.” Source: Pamplin Media Group – Columbia River Gorge: The ‘new normal’

MHCC helping the environment one rain garden at a time

The college is improving conditions for salmon, the watershed and the 1.5 miles of creek on campus. Students coming to Mt. Hood Community College this fall might notice some changes in the main parking lots designed to make the campus healthier for salmon and the environment. Source: Pamplin Media Group – MHCC helping the environment […]
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State working to prevent forest fires

The Oregon Department of Forestry has responded to at least 30 human-caused fires. Human-caused wildfires have broken out throughout the state, and the Oregon Office of Emergency Management is working to prevent these blazes by raising fire prevention awareness. Source: Pamplin Media Group – State working to prevent forest fires

Police kill black bear in Gresham neighborhood

Lack of tranqulizer gun leaves officers with few options in early Friday morning encounter. Police say they were forced to shoot and kill a black bear that was wandering through Gresham neighborhoods early Friday morning. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Police kill black bear in Gresham neighborhood

Project seeks to bring bull trout back to Clackamas

Multiple agencies including ODFW focus on reintroducing native fish to Clackamas River. Source: Project seeks to bring bull trout back to Clackamas

Labor woes worry local nursery owners

Local nursery owners and horticulturalists hold their own despite lack of labor in Oregon. When outsiders think of Oregon, a few things immediately spring to mind — rain, proximity to the Pacific Ocean, the “Portlandia” show, rain, lots and lots of trees, and rain. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Labor woes worry local nursery owners