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December 14, 2014


Skyline Ridge Runner: Deadline approaching for January issue

The deadline for the next issue of the Skyline Ridge Runner is Dec. 15. If you have any ads, calendar listings, news items, stories, letters, photos, etc. that you would like to submit for publication in the next edition, please email them to ridgerunner [at] srnpdx [dot] org. Or call me (621-9867) to let me know you're going to send something for the Ridge Runner. Please note that the Ridge Runner may not reach mailboxes until the middle of the month of publication.

Miles Merwin


Cornelius Pass Road Safety Project

Following is an email from Mike Pullen that was sent to the Corrnelius Pass CAC regarding the current status of that project.

From: Mike Pullen
Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2014 8:29 AM
Subject: Cornelius Pass Road Safety Project

Dear Community Advisory Committee members,

At our last meeting in April, we announced our plan to schedule the next CAC meeting this fall to review design plans for the improvements we selected.  We have not scheduled that meeting because we are working to resolve several issues around design and funding.

The project team is working to resolve these issues as soon as possible. We regret the delay to our schedule and look forward to bringing you an updated design as soon as possible. "


Mike Pullen <mike [dot] j [dot] pullen [at] multco [dot] us>  |  Multnomah County Communications
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News Release from: Portland Fire & Rescue
Posted: December 12th, 2014 10:33 AM

Portland was hit by a significant wind storm yesterday afternoon.  Portland Fire & Rescue responded to 322 emergencies during an 18 hour period starting at noon yesterday.  131 of those emergencies were weather related with 91 being specific to power line issues.  The number of calls kept crews going from one call to the next with little to no time between calls.  This wind storm not only caused issues with trees falling and a brick parapet collapse in downtown Portland but PF&R also responded to three separate elevator rescues with people trapped due to power outages.  The weather also possibly played a role in last night's fatal motor vehicle accident.  Some response times were delayed due to tree or power lines down. 

Due to the number of calls and on scene times for PF&R, the NET Team was activated to assist in blocking unsafe streets and sidewalks.  Thanks to their efforts, PF&R crews were better able to respond to other emergencies.  To learn more or become a NET Team member visit their website at

This is a good reminder that Portlanders should have a 72 hour emergency kit ready for events such as this.  Please visit our website to build your 72 hour kit at


OSU Basic Woodland Management Shortcourse

Subject:         2015 Basic Woodland Management Shortcourse
Date:            Thu, 11 Dec 2014 01:04:27 +0000
From:           Grotta, Amy <Amy [dot] Grotta [at] oregonstate [dot] edu>

Registration is now open for this winter's Basic Woodland Management Shortcourse, to be held in St. Helens.
This course is an ideal introduction for anyone who is just starting out taking care of their woodland property. Topics covered include:

·Getting Started: Assessing your property and your site
·What's Going on in Your Woods? Understanding tree biology and forest ecology
·Taking Care of Your Woods: tree planting, care for an established forest, weed control
·Getting it Done: Safety, timber sale logistics, and laws and regulations.

*When:*Monday evenings, Feb. 2, 9, 23, and March 2, 2015. 6:00 -- 8:30 pm. Field Session: Saturday, March 7.

*Where:*Columbia Soil & Water Conservation District office, 35285 Millard Rd., St. Helens

*Cost:*$40/individual or $50/two or more family members

Register online at; or call the Columbia County Extension Office: 503-397-3462

Space is limited. Register by January 26th .

*/Amy Grotta/*
Extension Forester -- Columbia, Washington & Yamhill Counties 
Oregon State University Extension Service (503) 397-3462
amy [dot] grotta [at] oregonstate [dot] edu

Oregon State University Extension Service offers educational programs, activities, and materials without discrimination based on age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. Oregon State University Extension Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Community Calendar  


Skyline School Bottle and Can Drive
Skyline 8th graders are collecting bottles and cans that have an OR 5¢ refundable deposit.  Collections are at the Skyline Grange on the following dates:1/10, 1/31, 2/28, 3/21, 5/16 and 7/11. If you have a large collection or can't make one of the above dates, please contact us and we can make alternate arrangements.   

Fall Backyard Burn Season Ends
Mon, 12/15/2014



As a service to neighbors, SRN publishes a listing of local government agencies and businesses in the Skyline Resource Directory. Follow the links in this section to view its contents and learn how to add a business or agency listing.
Listing of organizations and businesses herein does not imply any endorsement of SRN nor does it imply a lack of endorsement for similar organizations or businesses not included.

Skyline Grange:
Forest Park
Linnton Community Center:

About the Newsline: Skyline Rural Watch Newsline is a part of Skyline Ridge Neighbors (SRN) and has been produced since June 1994 as a means to communicate neighborhood information. The Newsline is produced by Laurel Erhardt (editor) with help from Miles Merwin and Sen Speroff
The Newsline depends on you as a source of accurate information about local crimes, upcoming events, and other news pertinent to the area.  If you have information you would like considered for the Newsline, you may do so by e-mailing the information to newsline [at] srnpdx [dot] org, or leaving a message at (503) 621-3501. Urgent, timely items (crimes, lost pets) should be emailed to alert [at] srnpdx [dot] org.
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Sun, 12/14/2014