Category is: Drive in Drag!

In early May, Voss Events, Drive’n Drag Saves 2021, featured a multitude of drag queens from the ever so popular, “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” The drive-in style event was held in the parking lot of the Clackamas Town Center in Happy Valley.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

All Oregonians 16 years and older are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines. With Clackamas Community College set to go back to some in-person learning in the fall,  students need to consider the vaccination.  With the reintroduction of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, three vaccinations are in circulation.  There are two Messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines, one…

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CCC Lines Up Programs for Elimination and Reduction

Clackamas Community College administrators are looking at cutting programs that don’t make money for the college,  including nursing, horticulture, theater and welding. Due to reduced enrollment and income in recent years, many programs are costing the college more money than they are making, according to college administrators, and any program that loses money is being…

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Mayor of Milwaukie brings his passion for photographing the outdoors to his job as advocate for the environment

Mark Gamba has shot photos for magazines ranging from National Geographic to Sports Illustrated. Currently, he is the mayor of Milwaukie, Oregon. He is in his second term and has lofty goals, including making Milwaukie completely environmentally stable by 2040. After his final term as mayor is up, he plans to run for Congress or…

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First annual winter fair at Clackamas County Fairgrounds

The Clackamas County Fairgrounds will be hosting it’s very first Winter Fair drive-through lights display. The fairgrounds have been decorated with 200,000 Christmas lights which span 1/4 mile through the fairgrounds, featuring a mostly western and cowboy theme. The hopes are that this will become an annual event.  Usually, this time of year, the fairgrounds…

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Board member steps down to allow room for diversity at CCC

Clackamas Community College Board of Education member Betty Reynolds gave notice of her resignation this past July. Reynolds made it clear that the reason for her stepping down was to allow a person of color to take her place. Before this year, the Board of Education at CCC was composed of only white people. After…

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What is it like to be a surgeon in 2020?

We were able to interview Dr. Margaret Bower, a surgeon at Kaiser Permanente, about the lifestyle of a healthcare worker during a global pandemic. She has managed to build a successful career while balancing her life outside of work. She spends her time taking care of her dog, hanging out with childhood and work friends,…

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Wheeler County reports first COVID-19 case

The first positive test of COVID-19 in Wheeler County, Oregon came on Sunday, Oct. 11, according to the Oregon Health Authority. From the CDC, Wheeler County, with a population of only 1,366, was one of only four counties in the continental US that had remained untouched by the virus. Spanning 1,700 miles, social distancing is…

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