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Media Advisory: City of Gresham welcomes home Olympian Sam Crouser; Javelin thrower returns to PDX from Brazil on Tuesday, Aug. 23 - 08/22/16

Memories for a lifetime! Gresham native and Olympian Sam Crouser, 24, returns home after competing in track and field at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Crouser will be greeted by Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis and local dignitaries at the Portland International Airport when his flight arrives at 11:40 a.m. Tuesday. The Gresham High School graduate and University of Oregon Duck represented Oregon and the United States in the men's javelin. Sam competed on the U.S. team with his cousin, Ryan Crouser, a Barlow High School graduate, who set a new Olympic record and won gold in the men's shot put. Ryan will not be at this event, but is expected to return to Gresham next month.

WHAT: A highly anticipated gathering at the airport gate as proud city leaders welcome Sam home from the Olympics.

WHO: Mayor Shane Bemis, Gresham City Councilors, Sam's family and friends.

WHERE: Portland International Airport, United Airlines Flight 569 (Sam will be greeted just outside of the security area).

WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 23, est. flight arrival is 11:40 AM

- Lots of hugs and cheering.
- A large welcome-home banner.
- Balloons.
- A 6'6, 229-pound Olympic athlete.
- Mayor Shane Bemis.

PLEASE NOTE: A separate event will be planned for Ryan Crouser, who will be returning to Gresham next month.

Multnomah County Fire Departments/Districts issue summer burn ban - 08/16/16

MULTNOMAH COUNTY, OR. -- The Multnomah Fire Defense Board Chief has issued an outdoor burn ban effective Wednesday, August 17, 2016, in all areas of Multnomah County.

The burn ban has been issued due to forecasted high temperatures, limited rainfall and ongoing dry conditions. For updated information please call the burning information line at 503-618-3083.

The burn ban includes recreational campfires, fire pits, yard debris, agricultural burning and permits issued for open burning until further notice. Check with your local Fire Department/District for more information. For updated information please call the burning information line at:
--503-618-3083 for Gresham, Troutdale, Wood Village, Fairview, Fire District 10
--503-695-2225 for Corbett Fire District 14
--503-621-1242 for Sauvie Island District 30
--503-823-3700 for Portland Fire & Rescue general information

Outdoor barbecuing is still allowed; however, citizens should exercise extreme caution. When using charcoal briquettes please properly dispose of ashes in a covered metal container away from combustibles, and keep the ashes wet for a few days before properly disposing of them. Maintain at least 10 feet between outdoor cooking and anything combustible such as siding, fences, shrubbery, etc.

Smokers are reminded to ensure their cigarettes are truly out and placed in proper receptacles.

Those living in rural areas are asked to maintain their defensible space by monitoring growth surrounding homes and structures, and to maintain adequate access for firefighting equipment.

For additional information, contact Gresham Fire and Emergency Services, 503-618-2355.