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Villages at Mt. Hood Public Meeting

by Liz Warren

The Villages at Mt. Hood Board of Directors will sponsor a public meeting to gather constructive information that will help the Mt. Hood Transportation Alliance and Clackamas County enhance the Mt. Hood Express Bus Service. We are making a very strong effort to reach out for public input, and would like your valuable input as it pertains to the Mt. Hood Express, and the service it provides to our mountain communities.

 

Please plan to attend Monday night’s meeting at 7:00 p.m.; Mt. Hood Lion’s Club; Welches, Oregon. Our vision and goals are as follows:

 

Vision

 

Enhance and sustain a transit system for the Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge region that provides local circulation and seamless regional connections to meet current and future transportation needs of local residents and visitors to the region.

 

Goal 1: Develop financial sustainability for regional transit service.

 

Goal 2: Expand year-round travel options to enhance mobility and access to recreation areas and rural communities.

 

Goal 3: Improve transit service to relieve traffic and parking congestion and enhance safety in the Mt. Hood Corridors.

 

Goal 4: Continue to integrate schedules with regional transit services.

 

Mount Hood Transit Implementation Plan

 

Visitors travel from around the world to enjoy Mt. Hood and the surrounding forest. Most of the travel to this area by visitors is currently by private cars. The Mt. Hood Express provides bus service for communities along Highway 26, running from the City of Sandy, east to Government Camp and Timberline Lodge. This bus service provides an important connection for residents along the Highway 26 Corridor to get to work at business along the corridor or at the ski resorts, as well as access to other needed services. Clackamas County has contracted with LSC to develop a Transit Implementation Plan for the Mt. Hood Express. This plan will look at existing and future transportation needs and develop specific recommendations for service improvements and long-term funding to sustain the service.

 

Multiple opportunities will be provided for community input including public meetings, a resident and visitor survey questionnaire, and posting interim reports on this website.

 

The First community meetings will be held on the following dates at the locations listed:

 

July 20th - 7:00 p.m.

Mt. Hood Lions Club

24730 E. Woodsey Way

Welches, OR 97067

 

July 22nd - 7:00 p.m.

Mt Hood National Forest Headquarters

16400 Champion Way

Sandy, OR 97055

 

For more information, please see the flyer below (Adobe Acrobat - PDF - format):

 

http://www.lsccs.com/projects/mthood/meeting%20flyer.pdf

 

If you are a resident, part-time resident, or visitor of the Mt. Hood area, please take a moment to fill out the survey below:

 

http://lsccs.com/surveys/mthood/community.php

 

George C. Wilson

Chairman

Villages at Mt. Hood BOD

www.villagesatmthood.com

 

 

If you like the finest finishes you've ever seen in a resort home, this craftsman home at the Resort at the Mountain is the ticket. One level 3 bedroom home with timber framed beams and hand scraped hickory flooring, floor to ceiling windows, stone fireplace with open floor plan to the dining room and kitchen. Granite countertops,stainless steel appliances. cherry cabinets a comfortable eating bar and  pantry are highlights of this kitchen. Master bedroom has vaulted ceilings and French doors that take you to the master bath. The master bath has travertine floors and counter tops, cherry wood cabinets, a soaking tub  and double headed shower with river rock floor. A door off the master takes you to the flagstone patio with a beautiful water feature and a hot tub.

Resort at the Mountain Craftsman Home     Craftsman Custom one level at the Resort at the Mountain in Welches Oregon

Serious chefs will do back flips when they see the outdoor kitchen. It's timbered covered porch features a toasty outdoor fireplace (propane), pizza oven, Traeger grill, a wok (60,000 BTU's) frig space, copper sinks and accents, granite compass, speakers, cable connection and ceiling fan. This is an entertainers dream. The six person hot tub is steps away and the water feature is exceptional to top it all off.

                              Outdoor Fireplace at this one level Craftsman Home at the Resort at the Mountain

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More Details For 25259 E. Trevino Place Welches Oregon 

 

Mt. Hood Forest Cabins Under $160,000

by Liz Warren

If you need a great getaway from the city that's only one hour away from Portland, there can't be a better choice than a Mt. Hood National Forest cabin. They're located in Government Camp and Rhododendron mostly and the forest is filled with 550 cabins! Although they can only be used as second homes they are often a choice for many second home buyers who want an easy accessible location from Portland. 

Keep in mind there is a yearly permit fee ranging from around $1900 to $2800 to own a cabin. The lease/permit is somewhat like CC and R's in a homeowner's association with the rules of ownership. 

Here is a great selection on the market today for under $160,000. Call or email for details on any of these properties or more information on how leased land works.

 

Mt. Hood National Forest Cabins

Mt. Hood Express Community Meeting

by Liz Warren

Mt. Hood Express bus service to hold community meetings in July

 The Mt. Hood Express bus service invites the public to attend community meetings in Sandy, Welches and Government Camp to share ideas, concerns or to learn more about the Mount Hood Transit Implementation Plan.

 Residents and visitors to the Mount Hood area are encouraged to attend one of these meetings, all held in July, and help shape the Mt. Hood Express public transportation system.

 “These public meetings are important to make sure that our transit plan considers the ideas and concerns of the public, both current and future riders,” said Jacques Livingston, Administrative Analyst with the Mt. Hood Express.

 The Mt. Hood Express bus service runs along U.S. Highway 26 between the city of Sandy and the Government Camp/Timberline areas. The service has recently expanded to seven daily trips during winter months and six daily trips the rest of the year. Additional service enhancements, including ski equipment boxes and bike trailers, provide a unique opportunity for recreational passengers visiting the region. The service is a much-needed transportation option for local residents to travel for employment, medical appointments and vital services.

 Meeting locations and times are as follows:

 Government Camp meeting

Saturday, July 18, 7 p.m.

Mt. Hood Cultural Center & Museum

88900 Government Camp Loop

 Welches meeting

Monday, July 20, 7 p.m.

Mount Hood Lions Club

24730 E. Woodsey Way

 Sandy meeting

Wednesday, July 22, 7 p.m.

Mt. Hood National Forest Headquarters

16400 Champion Way

 More information on the Mt. Hood Express is available at http://www.mthoodexpress.com/. More information on the Mount Hood Transit Implementation Plan may be found at www.lsccs.com/projects/mthood.

 For more information, members of the media or public may contact Administrative Analyst Jacques Livingston at jlivingston@clackamas.us or 503-650-5758

 

From: Dylan Blaylock, Clackamas County Public and Government Affairs, 503-742-5917

 

 

 

Sandy Mountain Festival 2015

by Liz Warren

 

JULY 11th and12th!

One of the Mt. Hood areas mountain favorite events during summer is the Sandy Mountain Festival. This year marks the 43rd year of this summer festival. The local parade starts at 7:00 pm on July 9th. Horses, cars, floats, marchers, music and the 5 generation Sandy court . Plus Bear and Mountain Man will all be there too! 

Booths filled with crafts and food will open this weekend from 10-8 on Saturday and 10-6 on Sunday. Carnival rides for kids is a big feature too. The festival has live music and delicious food  at Meining Park. Over 120 local artists are participating during the festival from painters, jewelers, potters and more! 

This is a great fund raising event for this weekend!

                         SANDY MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL DETAILS

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Merit Properties Group - Keller Williams Realty PDX Central
Box 131
Welches OR 97067
Direct: 503-705-3090