Blogs

From the Mayor's Desk - April 2015

You may have noticed that the parking lots in our Central Business District are becoming less congested over the past few months. This has been an area of focus for us and our efforts are showing signs of progress.

Our next step is to begin enforcing the City’s overnight parking permit program for residents and business owners in the CBD. Our municipal code allows two (2) parking permits for each residential unit in the CBD and one (1) parking permit for each CBD business.

From the Mayor's Desk - February 2015

As we head into February it’s starting to look like we won’t get much of a winter this year. I can’t say I’m overly disappointed to have missed out on shoveling snow this winter but it is a little unnerving to see how small the local snowpack is for this time of year. I don’t foresee any drought conditions in our near future but we certainly are living in some very interesting times.

City Administrator’s Notes - February 2015

Our Mayor, Don Stevens, has been fortunate to strike up a relationship with a local Bigfoot. He is to be congratulated on that action given how reticent the Bigfoot is to human encounter and especially interaction with politicians. However, overtime, the two have shared considerable information on many different topics, which by the way, has enhanced the Mayor’s ability to govern our community.

From the Mayor's Desk - January 2015

Christmas came early for our city this year in the form of some generous donations made by a couple residents.

Lisa and Corey Jones gave us an incredible gift the week before Christmas, a copier that has been a pressing need for us for sometime now. Our old copier has been on its last legs for the past few years and figuring out how to acquire a replacement within the confines of our already very tight budgets has not been a successful endeavor.

From the Mayor's Desk - December 2014

The holiday season is here and it’s the perfect time for a reminder about our pets, both those who live with us now and those in our futures. Over the past several weeks we’ve rescued three dogs in our community. The first was an adorable Chihuahua who I happened to see running down the middle of the east bound lane of Cascade Drive, just in front of the Chevron station. I had just turned onto Cascade and saw him running behind a pickup truck as fast as his little legs would carry him.

City Administrator’s Notes - September 2014

First, a word of caution!!! Someone took it upon themselves to spray some of the wild blackberries that grow around town on public lands. This action was not authorized by the City. We do not know who sprayed the plants or what chemicals might have been used for spraying purposes. The City staff placed signs near the bushes advising against eating them - so please refrain from consuming these sprayed fruits.

From the Mayor's Desk - September 2014

As we enjoy the warm summer weather I’m seeing a lot of people taking advantage of all the outdoor activities available in our city. Tennis, basketball, disc golf, traditional golf, cycling and that old reliable walking are all in evidence everywhere I look. I find this very encouraging as exercise is an important part of staying healthy and is something to which we should all aspire.

From the Mayor's Desk - August 2014

This year’s Gorge Days was another successful event with hundreds of beautiful cars on display, wonderful food and craft vendors, engaging programs for kids of all ages and a wealth of other activities to entertain all who attended. This year we enjoyed 3 different live music acts: Mo Phillips played to the kids on Friday afternoon, New Shilling entertained over 100 diners at the Farm to Table Benefit Dinner Friday evening and Hit Machine rocked the crowd after the car show Saturday.

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