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Eclipse Update

by Liz Warren

Here's the latest from the OregonLive site on what to expect for the next seven days!

Reputable Solar Glass Vendors

Oregon Department of Transportation tips for the Eclipse

Roads to Avoid if you can!

Use Tripcheck to learn about current Oregon traffic events

Eclipse Update from Hoodland Fire

by Liz Warren

HOODLAND FIRE DISTRICT # 74 HAS IMPLEMENTED THEIR INCIDENT MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE SOLAR ECLIPSE (PHOTO)


News Release from Hoodland Fire Dist. #74
Posted on FlashAlert: August 17th, 2017 8:25 PM

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Downloadable file: Motorcycles are at the fire station
Downloadable file: Motorcycles are at the fire station
Downloadable file: Motorcycles are at the fire station

Welches, Or - Our Fire District is expecting thousands of visitors from all over the world to travel through or view the eclipse near Mt. Hood. Although the eclipse does not occur until Monday, the influx of visitors is expected to impact our area throughout the weekend starting today, August 17. Highway 26 through the Hoodland corridor could see traffic congestion to the point of gridlock. The public needs to be aware that there are no other major roads to bypass Highway 26 between Sandy and Government Camp.

To prepare for gridlock on Highway 26, Hoodland Fire District is implementing the use of two (2) BMW adventure sport motorcycles staffed with a Paramedic and EMT to respond to emergency incidents ahead of larger fire engines. The two motorcycles were rented from Cascade Back Road Adventures and Rentals out of Wahkiacus, Washington. The "motor-medic" crews will provide advanced medical care as well as scene management or landing zone support and will be equipped with medical, traffic control and landing zone equipment. The Fire District is also utilizing their side-by-side ATV out of the Government Camp substation to reach visitors camping on National Forest lands around the Government Camp area.

Hoodland Fire District would like to remind Fire District residents to be prepared for the Eclipse that will occur this Monday, August 21. Residents are asked to take some proactive measures to minimize the impact. Use common sense. Do not travel over the weekend and especially Monday if you do not have to. If it is necessary, allow yourself plenty of extra time to get to your destination. Remember first responders may also have trouble traveling to calls for service due to roadway congestion; however, there may be some delays in response time.

Heat Wave and Haze

by Liz Warren

There's smoke in the air and a recent trip to Summit Meadows in Government Camp showed how hazy the view is around Mt. Hood. Mt. Jefferson has contributed to our local haze. Washington state is in the same boat with over 100 wildfires sending smoke south from Canada. 

Wildfires in Oregon

          A hazy view of Mt. Hood from Summit Meadows area in Government Camp, Oregon

Seven day forecast does not show a lot of improvement until next Thursday when we will receive a little bit of rain (we hope). 

Scorching heat for the Welches Mt. Hood area doesn't show percipitation for another week!

Check out the June sales statistics from RMLS! The average price of the 14 sales reached $343,300 with year to date average sales price hitting $312,200. These numbers tell the tale of less inventory and rising prices on the mountain.

As of today there are 66 properties for sale with 26 of those over $400,000. Twelve properties are under $200,000 with several in parks, which have rental fees or on leased land in the Mt. Hood National Forest. June saw 32 new listings hit the market and for July there's been a steady stream of new listings.

The rainy spring really delayed sellers getting their properties ready for market. With the shortage of contractors, landscapers, and general services on the mountain getting work done has been a real challenge bringing late comers to the summer market. 

 

Mt. Hood Real Estate Sales Statistics for June 2017

Secluded Zig Zag Riverfront Cabin

by Liz Warren

Location, Location, Location! This is one of the most secluded cabins I've seen in the Mt. Hood National Forest near Government Camp. The owners are skiers and have enjoyed their cabin for many years. Their kids love taking off for many mountain biking trails right from their cabin! 

Zig Zag Riverfront secluded Mt. Hood national Forest Cabin near Government Camp Mt. Hood National Forest Cabin near Government Camp Oregon on Road 35 Lot 163

Tons of room for friends and family in this three bedroom, one bath cabin with over 1200 square feet of living space. Two private bedrooms and one large loft over the bedroom is great for kids. An open floor plan in the living room joins the living room and dining area. A slider takes you out the door to the woods and a path down to the river. Evening campfires along the river are great too! Full kitchen and a deck off the master bedroom is just some of the features. Only 10 minutes to the slopes in Government Camp. It won't last long!  Asking $219,950

More Details on Road 35 Lot 163 Government Camp 

Rhododendron CPO Meeting July 15th at the Resort at the Mountain

Sandy Mountain Festival Info

by Liz Warren

 


SANDY MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND!

Today is the start of the fun activities of the Sandy Mountain Festival. Carnival rides, art and craft booths, music, food and all your neighbors will be attending for the next two days!

Dates & Hours: 2016

Saturday, July 8th - 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday, July 9th - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Pet Policy:

There are NO pets of any kind allowed in the park during the festival.

Parking and Transportation:

The City of Sandy will operate the SAM bus service during the Sandy Mountain Festival and both SAM and MHX services will be free.

Parking is available throughout town. Watch for no parking signs and parking time limits.

Directions to Meinig Park:
(Festival Grounds)

Sandy, Oregon is located at the base of Mt. Hood about 30 miles east of Portland. Head east to Mt. Hood on US HWY 26 and you will drive directly through Sandy. Meinig Memorial Park is located directly behind City Hall just past the past the intersection of Hwy 211on the right hand side of the street.

 

Classic Three Bedroom Twinberry Loop Home In Welches Oregon

by Liz Warren

$379,950

Twinberry Loop Welches Oregon Three Bedroom with Bonus Area

This well maintained home is located in a great neighborhood close to shopping and schools. Welches is the gateway to all recreational activities in the Cascade Foothills. This beautiful three bedroom home has lots of extras from a knotty pine family room with river rock fireplace to the open floor plan with kitchen, dining area and propane stove. Huge bonus room upstairs with 600 sq. ft. of you finish space-great for an office or den area.

Enjoy only a twenty minute drive to the slopes of Mt. Hood for skiing. The Mt. Hood National Forest is just down the street for exceptional hiking and mountain biking. A 27 hole golf course sits two minutes away from this location. And it's only one hour to Portland!

Knotty Pine family room on Twinberry Loop in Welches Oregon 97067       Open Floor Plan on Twinberry Loop in Welches Oregon 97067

Mt. Hood National Forest Cabin Owner Meeting this Saturday

by Liz Warren

Please plan on attending the annual meeting of Mt Hood Forest Homeowners Association this Saturday, June 24th at Welches Middle School.  Sign in starts at 11:30.  Barbeque picnic lunch begins at noon and meeting will start promptly at 12:30.

 

We have a packed agenda featuring guests, Bill Westbrook, District Ranger, Mt Hood NF to discuss unregulated campers in the forest, target shooting and Fran Lanagan's upcoming retirement and replacement; Greg Wanner, Fish and Wildlife Biologist to update us on projects on the mountain as well as discuss invasive species removal; Tracy Kremer, Region 6 Land Use Manager; David Jacob, Water Master  and a full comprehensive project proposal on REPAIRING OUR CABIN ROADS.

 

We also have news to share regarding a new collaborative effort to obtain reasonably priced homeowners insurance for your cabin.

 

Bring a side salad or dessert and a chair and come meet other cabin owners, share a great meal, conversation and a very informative meeting.

 

Welches Middle School 24903 E Salmon River Rd, Welches, OR 97067‚Äč

June 24, 2017

11:30am

Mt. Hood Real Estate Sales for May 2017

by Liz Warren

Today's Mt. Hood real estate market has small inventory and rising prices. Here is the info direct from RMLS for the month of May. Only 44 active listings for sale. Some properties are trickling in for the summer season. Only eight homes closed for the month and an escalating average sales price has climbed substantially from the $200,000 range. Entry level homes are nearly impossible to find with multiple offers as soon as they hit the market. Shortened marketing days show the high demand in this seller's market. The sub $300,000 market has been depleted showing the 17% average sales price change in the last row. Keep in mind, these stats are based on a very small market with minimal inventory.

 

      Mt. Hood Sales stats for May 2017

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