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Mt. Hood Condo New To Market

by Liz Warren

There's a new Condo on the market that's VERY AFFORDABLE at the Resort at the Mountain in Welches! The seller is asking $75,000 for a one bedroom, one bath unit with high vaulted ceilings, a cozy kitchen and a bonus storage area and carport. You can walk to the golf course, shopping, restaurants or spa.

It's the perfect location for skiers or full time living if you want to downsize.

Take a tour of the unit. 

More details may be found here.


 Fairway Estates Condo



Monday Morning Coffee

by Liz Warren
Monday Morning Coffee


"Opportunities are seldom labeled."
- John A. Shedd


From "Wellsprings of Wisdom" by Ralph Woods comes this story:

A successful businessman was invited to address a group of young executives on the subject of opportunities. He began his talk by tacking to the wall a big sheet of white paper and placing a black dot in the middle of the sheet. "What do you see?" he asked, pointing to the paper on the wall. "A black spot," called out everyone in the audience. "Yes, I see a black dot too," replied the speaker, "but none of you saw the much greater expanse of white. This is the point of my talk on opportunities."

While it is so easy to focus on the "black dots" - the immediate tasks that face us each day - how often do you grasp the opportunities that no one else notices in the white space? Don't answer that you haven't the time to notice the white space. Do you ever find yourself daydreaming? When you do, you're visiting that white space. The question is: Do you recognize your ability to bring those daydreams to fruition?

Look around you. Do you find yourself envying what others accomplish? Perhaps you can learn from their example. All they have done is to act on their dreams - to recognize the value of their white space and put it into motion.

So - what's missing in your life? Why not try filling in the blanks - the white spaces - with the achievement of your dreams? Maybe a legal pad and pencil can help. Try making a list of every dream you've ever had. Write them all down, all of them. When you finish, place an asterisk next to the five you would most like to accomplish or experience.

Finally, make those five items the "black dots" upon which you will focus until completed. Once identified, it becomes much easier to concentrate your attention on them. Opportunity knocks!

Sandy River Flooding 2011 Video

by Liz Warren

Here is a video on the Sandy River Flooding a friend sent by Tyler Malay and Alexandra Erickson

watch it here

Sales Numbers on Mt. Hood For December 2010

by Liz Warren

Don't forget, real estate is LOCAL. Nationally the news is that sales were up around 12% nationally for the month of December. We can see that is not the case in the Mt. Hood area although activity has picked up for January. Pending sales compared to last year at this time is down 27%. Overall for the year, sales are down nearly 9%.


Morning Coffee

by Liz Warren
Monday Morning Coffee


"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor sprits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat."
- Theodore Roosevelt


In an old "Peanuts" cartoon, Sally is making a list while Charlie Brown looks on. Sally says, "I'm making a list of all the things I've learned in life..." In the next panel she continues with, "Well, actually, I'm making two lists." Charlie asks, "Why is one list longer than the other?" Holding up the much longer list, Sally explains, "These are the things I've learned the hard way!"

It's easy to chuckle a little at the part about "learning things the hard way," isn't it? We've all done that. There's really a more revealing message though in this simple cartoon.

The short list of things we've learned generally contains lessons that required no effort, or lessons we learned passively, while just listening. For instance, we learned simple courtesies from our first grade teacher. We learned historical names and dates from our history teacher. We learned to tie knots from our scout leader. Our parents taught us to share. The list goes on.

The important list, the one that's much longer, contains the things we've learned from experience. These lessons are endless, and no matter how trifling the lesson, we learned one every time we took action. We dared to try a two-wheel bicycle and crashed - several times. We tried out for the school play - and made fools of ourselves in front of friends.

By attempting - at the possible expense of our pride, our self-esteem, or our physical well-being - we either succeeded or failed (and learned a lesson). It is our actions that produce results and teach us those valuable lessons. Teddy Roosevelt said it right: "Far better to dare mighty things..."

Clackamas County Sandy River Flooding Update for Mt. Hood

by Liz Warren

Here is the latest info from Clackamas County concerning the Sandy River flood and the LoLo Pass Road that needs to be rebuilt:

Clackamas County Sandy River Flooding update

Clackamas County Informational Meeting on Welches Flooding

by Liz Warren

Clackamas County to hold Saturday informational meeting on Welches flooding

   Clackamas County officials will hold an informational meeting Saturday morning to provide information and to answer questions about this week's flooding along the Sandy River that destroyed East Lolo Pass Road, damaged homes, and stranded 150 to 250 residents.
   The meeting is 9:30 a.m. at Welches Elementary School, 24901 E. Salmon River Road. The school is behind the Hoodland Fire District headquarters off U.S. 26.
   Commissioner Jim Bernard and officials from the county's roads, emergency management, and public and governmental affairs departments will attend.

   The meeting is open to the public. It is scheduled to take place prior to the scheduled Villages at Mt. Hood Town Hall meeting. 

Mt. Hood Flooding Fire Department Press Release

by Liz Warren

Press Release

Hoodland Fire




January 20, 2011

5:00 pm

 Welches, Oregon - As Portland General Electric has restored electricity this afternoon, the Hoodland Fire District is concerned for fire safety.  We are hopeful that homeowners have shut of their main circuit breakers and appliances to prevent unwanted fires.  We are asking people to watch for smoke or fire coming from houses and report to fire department personnel above the washout.  At this time the Hoodland Fire District has limited fire suppression capabilities in the affected area.  The location of the temporary fire and medical reporting point is located on Lolo Pass Road near Briarwood Road; please look for the driveway marked by two large construction barrels.

Welfare checks that are happening are done by Hoodland Fire Personnel; they will be wearing official fire district apparel to include hats, jackets, sweatshirts, t-shirts, vests etc.  If you have someone not affiliated with the fire district or sheriff's office, please report that the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

The Red Cross will have their catering truck with hot meals available until 7:00 pm today.  The Red Cross will determine if there is a need for tomorrow later on today.  The shelter at Camp Arrah Wanna will be closing down tonight at 6:00.

The shuttle system is still available, the senior center bus is on approximately 1 hour schedule going from the Barlow Trail Road/Lolo Pass junction to Brightwood, Camp Arrah Wanna, Welches shopping center and Rhododendron.  This maybe augmented by the fire district van on an as needed basis.  Mountain Express is still operating on their schedule as follows:

Barlow Trail & Lodge Lane

Barlow Trail & Lolo Pass

6:11 am

6:15 am

11:47 am

11:52 am

6:42 pm

6:47 pm

Respectfully Submitted,


Scott C. Kline

Public Information Officer

Hoodland Fire

State of Emergency Declared in Welches and Zig Zag

by Liz Warren

A state of emergency has been declared for Zig Zag and Welches due to the flooding over the weekend that has left hundreds without power, water, phone and electricity plus a way out from the flooding of the Sandy River. LoLo Pass Road has been taken out for about a half mile due to a change of course by the river. Residents may be out of power for three to six weeks. A hand cut trail for two miles has been cut through neighboring properties for access now that LoLo Pass Road has been taken out for around a half mile. It looks like an earthquake area as the road buckled and river debris flowed through the area just above the Barlow Trail intersection.

The Red Cross has opened a shelter for families affected by the flooding at Camp Arrah-Wanna, 24075 E. Arrah Wanna Boulevard in Welches. The fire department and volunteers are checking on people in more isolated areas.

The bridge that crosses the Zig Zag River close to Hiway 26 to access LoLo Pass is currently closed and is getting assessed for stability. Not only the amount of water flow but the large trees that went down the river caused a great deal of erosion. All local bridges are getting checked out for damage assessment from the barrage of large trees that rambled the structures for days as the rivers roared through the area.

Here is the latest news on the emergency declaration for Zig Zag and Welches.

The total amount of destruction is yet to be completely assessed. At last count I believe four homes have been taken down the river. Three on the Sandy and one on the Zig Zag from a log jam across the Zig Zag River behind the local Skyway Restaurant near Rhododendron. Other homes are threatened by bank erosion and log jams on the rivers.

More details are to follow as they become available.

Tuesday Morning Coffee

by Liz Warren
Monday Morning Coffee


"You've failed many times, although you may not remember.
You fell down the first time you tried to walk.
You almost drowned the first time you tried to swim, didn't you?
Did you hit the ball the first time you swung a bat?
Heavy hitters, the ones who hit the most home runs, also strike out a lot.
R.H. Macy failed seven times before his store in New York caught on.
English novelist John Creasey got 753 rejection slips before he published 564 books.
Babe Ruth struck out 1,330 times, but he also hit 714 home runs.
Don't worry about failure. Worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try."

- Full-page ad published in the Wall Street Journal by United Technologies


There's a wonderful story in "Chicken Soup For The Soul" about a 4th grade teacher and a funeral. The teacher had her students fill a sheet of notebook paper with all the things they couldn't do. They wrote furiously for quite a while filling their paper with "I can't do ten push-ups," or "I can't kick the soccer ball past second base," or "I can't get Debbie to like me."

The students were then instructed to fold their papers and place them into a shoebox at the front of the room. The teacher then tucked the box under her arm, and invited the students to follow her out into the playground. There, they each took a turn at the shovel and dug a hole four feet deep. The box was placed in the hole and quickly covered with dirt.

The students then held hands while the instructor delivered a eulogy in memory of "I can't." In it, she noted that "I can't" was survived by his brothers and sister, "I can," "I will," and "I'm going to right away."

"I can't" is a close relative to most of us, yet maybe with a little extra effort we can finally let him go. It won't be easy since he's been such a close relation, yet maybe by dwelling on his brothers and sister and their importance to us - we can!

Remember the unforgettable line from "The Little Engine That Could"? "I think I can - I THINK I can! I THINK I CAN!" Don't forget the last line of our quote for the day. "Worry about the chances you'll miss when you don't even try!"

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