Hood to Coast runners passing through this weekend

Hood to Coast runners are making a dash for it from Mt. Hood to the Oregon coast on Friday, August 22nd and Saturday, August 23rd.

A few course route legs will send runners onto Springwater Corridor Trail, including through the Tideman Johnson Park and Three Bridges areas for Leg 12.

Expect heavier than usual pedestrian traffic on the Springwater Trail and support vehicle traffic on SE Johnson Creek Blvd. and Tacoma Street during the event.

Bike Milwaukie swings by future Balfour Park

About 30 riders in the Bike Milwaukie bicycle ride stopped by the future Balfour Park on Sunday afternoon.

Lisa Gunion-Rinker, Ardenwald’s chair for Balfour Park Committee and a current member of Milwaukie’s Parks and Recreation Board, served cookies and juice to riders while providing updates on the future neighborhood park on SE Balfour St.

Bike Milwaukie riders toured several undeveloped and developed parks within the City of Milwaukie on this Sunday’s ride. The monthly community rides usually begins at Milwaukie City Hall and is usually an easy pace.

(Photo: Bryan J. Dorr)

Police ask for public help in locating a missing Portland man

img_CharlesEJohnsonFrom the Portland Police Bureau:

The Milwaukie Police Department, in coordination with Portland Police, is asking the public for help in locating 70-year-old Charles Edward Johnson, a Portland resident, who was last seen at Providence Milwaukie Hospital on August 2, 2014, at 10:20 a.m. Mr. Johnson left the hospital and has not returned to his southeast Portland residence.

Mr. Johnson is described as 6’3″ tall, and weighs about 190 pounds. He has short, graying hair and a beard. He may be wearing glasses. He was last seen wearing knee-high khaki shorts, a white T-shirt and a black jacket.

It is possible Mr. Johnson may appear confused or disorientated. He takes medication on a daily basis.

Anyone seeing Mr. Johnson is asked to call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to contact the Milwaukie Police Department.

(Photo: Portland Police Bureau)