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 on: November 13, 2017, 09:32:03 AM 
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Thank you!

 on: November 02, 2017, 01:28:33 PM 
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The Corbett Fire Department went on 38 calls in the month of October, this is keeping up with the regular number of call outs even though they don't have the trail calls right now. For the most part these are first aid, car wrecks and illegal burns.
The department is purchasing new equipment, items like nozzles that have less force behind them, this will help make them easier to use and help the fire fighters be more successful in their work.
The new Springdale truck (number 61) is ready to go and will be seen on fire calls now.
Cash donations to the Department from the wildfire were at $10,000, and the dinner hosted by Junki Yoshida for the fire department was greatly appreciated, and it was wonderful to see everyone who came to dinner.
Seven volunteers have just been added to the department as they have finished their training, another seven have just started their classes. They would like to see the department around 40 volunteers and they are getting close to that goal.
The School program for Fire Prevention week for the Pre-school to 5th grade is focusing more on the educational side, with a brief video and fun booklet.

Emergency Management Services will be presenting a SkyWarn Course in the near future for those who are interested in learning to be weather spotters. There are micro climates in the Gorge and having trained spotters in different locations around the Gorge would help with better forecasting, those who are trained may be able to help give input to the National Weather Service. (More information will be provided when a date is picked)

Oregon Department of State Parks and Recreation is currently hosting an information booth at the Women's Forum from 9 to 4:30. They are showing pictures of the area, re-directing visitors on where they can go and reminding people you will be cited if you go into closed areas. There were approximately 15,000 people who visited the Forum between Sept 29 to Oct 20.
The booth at the Forum will be going to weekends only as of November 15 due to staffing.
If you are interested in helping restore the Gorge and do some volunteer work you can go to: Volunteers are also needed to help staff get out information, if you are interested in finding out more you can contact (800) 551-6949.
The Vista House will be celebrating its 100 year anniversary on May 5, 2018.

State Parks addressed the issue of trail closures and the safety concerns surrounding the closures. The "RED" trail closures are for your safety and the safety of those who may have to come in to rescue/recover you. The trails have large boulders that are coming loose and falling, not the typical small rocks that we are use to, but Very Large Boulders. In some places the trails are Completely Gone, all of a sudden you are at a cliff with no trail in front of you.
The bottom line is, you could Die if you choose to go into the closed area.
The discussion surrounding this topic was that the impact of a person going around the closed signs, barricades, and manned locations doesn't stop with the individual who makes that call.
If you are injured you could be facing a long road to recovery, or even only partial recovery. If you are killed your family and friends will be left to deal with your loss for the rest of their lives, something that could be avoided in this situation.
If Search and Rescue attempts to rescue/recover they are also put at risk of the same possibility of injury/death. The impact to their lives, and the lives of their families and friends really needs to be considered when making a decision to ignore trail closures. Everyone needs to remember, its not just You that could be impacted by your decision.
In addition, the impact to the Gorge right now as it is trying to recover from the fire could set back the opening of the trails and of allowing the public back in to enjoy the beauty. Good Stewardship of our natural resources is something we all need to be practicing.…/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd560885.pdf
NEMCCA will be joining with the Kiwanis to host the Veteran's Appreciation Breakfast on November 11 from 7:30 to 10:30 at the Multi-Purpose building on the school grounds.

The Oregon Trails Summit had a recent conference with over 175 people attending. This was sponsored by Travel Oregon and part of the conference was addressing the overcrowding of our area, and the fact we are Stewards of our land.
The Forest Service had a low turn out for the public meetings on the fee charge for the Thousand Acres area and will be moving the $5 fee proposal forward.
On Nov 14 at 6:30 pm there will be a Mud and Manure Workshop at the Columbia Grange in Corbett for those who are interested.

The third Legal Services Day that was hosted by the Rosewood Initiative was well attended and they are looking for permanent funding.…/19/legal-services-day/

Citizens Patrol will be assisting with the tree lighting on December 1, 2017 from 5:30 -7 in Troutdale.

The Crime log is available:
Citizen's Patrol is looking for volunteers! Please contact Deputy Graziano if you are interested in joining.

There is a monthly East County Issues Forum the first Thursday of every month from 3-5 pm at the Gresham City Hall. November's meeting will be on the opiod impact. Commissioners for District 3 and 4 usually attend these meetings.
(Question regarding the homeless issue and the lack of any enforcement in Gresham and Troutdale and the push out from the Portland area was brought up, asking if this would be a good place to bring up viewpoints.)
An upcoming draft on an ordinance banning wood burning on inversion days was brought up (information posted earlier on this forum). The first of three community meetings will be November 6, 2017 at the Fairview Community Center starting at 7 pm. You can also send in your thoughts on-line.

ODOT presented along with some information from the Forest Service and input from Oregon Parks and Rec. The agencies want to assure the public that they are working together when making decisions regarding the Gorge restoration.
The focus has been on keeping I-84 open, debris from the fire burned trees has been clogging the drainage systems so they are doing regular sweeping operations to open the drains.
There were four different landslides during the last heavy rain between Ainsworth and Multnomah Falls. These did not impact I-84 traffic.
Two flood blow outs occurred within 12 hours of each other at Tumult Creek and the fly overs are showing three debris dams building up, one is right above Punchbowl Falls. When these go a lot of water will be behind them and safety concerns around these dams are continuing to be addressed.
Maintenance on Highway 30 is on-going, with hazard tree removal being identified and done from Multnomah Falls to Bridal Veil. Different agencies are taking lead on different portions of the road, but all three agencies have to be in agreement regarding which trees will be removed.
There is on-going rock scaling from Bridal Veil to Ainsworth, with tree falling needing to be done around the Lodge, this should be started in the next couple of weeks. As many of you know the Lodge had heavy water put on it to keep the building safe and water damage restoration is still taking place. When the Lodge will be ready to open is not known, but it will have to be in conjunction with parking availability and safe entrance and exit from the Lodge.
Trail work is not being look at in the short term, there are some trails that are heavily damaged, for instance the 400 trail parallel to the Lodge has only about 20% remaining. It will take time to determine the best way to proceed, please be patient.
Two pages of Frequently Asked Questions are attached.
They have had the grinder on the road from Larch to the Vista House and you can travel comfortably for now. The long term plan is to place a via duct on solid ground and do a permanent fix, dates to be announced later.

 on: November 01, 2017, 06:49:22 PM 
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See the crime report below attached in blue.

The Sheriff's Office Citizen Patrol volunteer unit  has a new website with information and photos about the program:
If you have problems opening the crime log, Adobe Reader may not be installed on your computer.  To download Adobe Reader go to:  and click "download".

Corbett Community Resource Officer- Deputy Joe Graziano
Email-       Cell: 503-849-1206, M-TH

Emergencies- 911

24-Hour Non-Emergency Dispatch - 503-823-3333

Corbett School Resource Officer- Deputy Rafael Cortada
Email-        School: 503-261-4200/ 4226

 on: October 26, 2017, 06:49:19 AM 
Started by Mindy Schmidt - Last post by Mindy Schmidt
Veteran's Day Annual Appreciation Breakfast will be from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the school's Multi-Purpose Building. Hope to see you there.

 on: October 19, 2017, 01:53:41 PM 
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Stark Street Bridge inspection Oct. 24-26 will impact traffic

A biennial structural inspection of the Stark Street Bridge over the Sandy River is scheduled Tuesday to Thursday, October 24-26 from 7:30 am to 5 pm. The inspection will impact traffic on the narrow bridge because flaggers will limit traffic to a single lane at times. Larger trucks and buses will not be able to cross the bridge during the inspection.

Bridge users should expect delays during the inspection.  The best alternate route for large vehicles is Interstate 84. The Historic Columbia River Highway through downtown Troutdale is an alternate route suitable for smaller vehicles.

Public bridges in the United States are inspected every two years by independent inspectors to document their structural condition.

Multnomah County maintains the Stark Street Bridge along with 25 other bridges and 300 miles of roads. For information, visit

 on: October 09, 2017, 07:10:55 AM 
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 on: October 05, 2017, 10:21:46 AM 
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October 7, 6:30 to 9, join us at Corbett's Columbia Grange for a zydeco blues dance and fundraiser for our local fire house.

Fire Chief Dave Flood will be there, along with a firetruck, and we'll all be saying thanks to our firefighters and volunteers who worked so hard to protect our community from the September fire. We'll have a "Gratitude Table" for all who want to write a thank you to our volunteers, and special crafts for the kids to make thank you cards, too. Come join us, have fun, and kiss a firetruck if you want!

 on: October 04, 2017, 02:24:35 PM 
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See the crime report below attached in blue.

The Sheriff's Office Citizen Patrol volunteer unit  has a new website with information and photos about the program:
If you have problems opening the crime log, Adobe Reader may not be installed on your computer.  To download Adobe Reader go to:  and click "download".

Corbett Community Resource Officer- Deputy Joe Graziano
Email-       Cell: 503-849-1206, M-TH

Emergencies- 911

24-Hour Non-Emergency Dispatch - 503-823-3333

Corbett School Resource Officer- Deputy Rafael Cortada
Email-        School: 503-261-4200/ 4226

 on: October 04, 2017, 02:21:14 PM 
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Event Date

October 09, 2017 12:30 PM

Event Location
Corbett High School gym (Parking is limited so please carpool if possible.)
35800 E Historic Columbia River Hwy


 on: September 25, 2017, 06:39:07 PM 
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Upper Larch Mountain Road closes September 25

Multnomah County Transportation will close the upper section of Larch Mountain Road in the Columbia Gorge on Monday, September 25 at noon for the winter season.  The upper section of the road is being closed early this year due to public safety concerns related to the Eagle Creek Fire nearby. The fire has damaged trails near Larch Mountain and has not been fully contained.

Every autumn the county closes upper Larch Mountain Road by installing a snow gate near mile post 10.  The closure protects the traveling public from adverse weather conditions and reduces maintenance costs associated with snow removal.  The gate is opened each spring. 

Larch Mountain Road is the highest road in Multnomah County, reaching an altitude of 4055 feet.  The snow gate is at an elevation of approximately 2300 feet.  Multnomah County maintains Larch Mountain Road and 300 miles of roads and bridges.  For more information, visit

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