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Troutdale Canfield

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This is the place to discuss politics and issues concerning Troutdale, Multnomah County, and the Columbia River Gorge.

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<!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 <![endif]-->   I was thinking about my very first job the other day. My first jo

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 Troutdale taxpayers have been paying the full salary and benefits for two Troutdale city employees who have been on paid vacation, oops, I mean "paid non-disciplinary administrative leave" for nearly eight months.Troutdale building official Dick Bohlman has been on administrative leave since February, 2013. His

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Oregon Duck Mac Fleet ran a 3:58.90 mile today at the Alex Wilson Invitational in South Bend, Indiana today. Fleet placed second in the race behind Wisconsin's Austin Mudd. Read about the race: Click here. Five Ducks have now run sub-four minute miles this season.

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Straight to the Point  Professional Body Piercing has closed its Troutdale store.  Here's the word from their blog:  "In other news, we did in fact close our Troutdale location. We were all sad to see it go, but we have been able to consolidate our energy, creativity, and enthusiasm to our Downtown Portland an

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Fun Fact: The #Columbia River Gorge transitions from rainforest to desert in only an 80 mile span. — ColumbiaRiverTunnel (@CRTP1) December 11, 2012

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I don't know who made this video, but what a great view of  the Sandy River Delta!

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Great Rainbow shot in the Gorge yesterday from Hood River Oregon looking across the Columbia River to Washington's... fb.me/ZhCQ93iY — Debi Sullivan (@DebiSullivan1) February 26, 2013

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Tweet of the day: Troutdale literally looks like a ghost town. Or, like zombies could attact.. At any given moment. #poweroutage #ughh — Allura Dawn (@AlluraDawn) February 27, 2013

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What do we all need? More heroes. "Troutdale boy first teen to become finalist for national hero award".com oregonlive.com/gresham/index.… — Jerry Casey (@jjeremiahcasey) February 26, 2013

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Mt. Hood Community College's Theater Department is featuring its own production of "Rent", a Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning play. The show, about love, bohemians and AIDS,  plays this weekend 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.  Advance tickets are $10 for students and $12 for adults. At the door, ad

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1977: Punk, and lots of city employees Yesterday, we took a trip in the Troutdale Wayback Machine to 1977. While the rest of the nation was catching dance fever or head banging with the Sex Pistols, we discovered that the City of Troutdale's city staff grew from three to over eighty employees in 1977, thanks to President

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We'll be featuring the multi-part series "Can You Balance Troutdale's Budget?" in a few days. Stay tuned here for more details!

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"Five years ago, the City of Troutdale had three paid employees. Two months ago, the number had jumped to 25.  Today it stands at 89." . . . "Since June,  with more than $250, 000 in CETA special projects grants, the Troutdale staff has more than tripled. "-- The Oregonian, August 28, 1977 The Oregon

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In just a few weeks, Troutdale will have a new Mayor and a new City Councilor. The new City Council will face steep challenges in the new year. Troutdale's 2012-2013 deficit-laden budget approved by the city's Budget Committee and adopted by the City Council in June 2012 spent $338,000 more than the city's revenues. And no

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Here's a great video of the construction of the Bridge of the Gods in Cascade Locks. (Hat tip to corbettoregon.com)

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Zach Hudson is running for Troutdale City Council Position #6. He's currently serving on the City of Troutdale's Budget Committee and Citizen Advisory Committee. Voters should know  a few things about Mr. Hudson's past record before they cast their ballots.  Here are four reasons people should NOT  VOTE for Zach Hudson.

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A family member recently criticized the concept of having a dog as a pet in these crazy financial times. The family member claimed that dogs were too much trouble, too expensive and too time consuming. Of course, that family member wasn't talking about dogs in general. That family member was talking about our dog, George W.

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The City of Troutdale gets an ex-officio Executive Board seat at the West Columbia Gorge Chamber of Commerce. That position has been held by Troutdale Mayor Jim Kight. The Chamber recently requested that the city replace Mayor Kight on the Executive Board and appoint one of the members of the city's Economic Development su

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Multnomah County Commissioners are considering gigantic rate increases to its planning fees. According to a an August 28, 2012 OregonLive article,  "An application for a national scenic area conditional use permit, for instance, would climb from the current fee of $1,832 to $18,244. A lot-consolidation permit would

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With an 8-5 vote last night, the Troutdale Budget Committee directed that city staff come back with alternate city budgets to compare with the existing proposed 2012-2013 budget that spends $350,000 from the city's reserve dollars-- an alternate proposed budget that spends only $150,000 from reserves, and one that spends

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Oour Our dog George W., doing what he does best!

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  After Troutdale's City Hall was condemned  last year by the city's building inspector, the City Council moved its meetings to the city's City Conference Building (CCB) at 223 SE Buxton Ave. Fellow Troutdale resident John Wilson recently asked City of Troutdale Building Official  Dick Bohlmann if the CCB's restrooms

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TSPS Console "Will you accept a collect call from John Smith. . . Your number, please. . . Please deposit $1.35 for the next three minutes. . .Long Distance calling person to person for Sally Peterson..."  I can't believe it's been 35 years since I began my career with Pacific Northwest Bell as a  long distanc

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