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COLUMN • HISTORY • Gales city September 19
News from the past: September, 1895
In this new column, we take a look at a sampling of newspaper clippings from the Washington County Hatchet, a precursor to the Forest Grove News-Times, examining news that came from the rural communities of Gales City, Glenwood, Mountaindale, Buxton, and more.
Fire • ODF • Tillamook State Forest September 18
Fire season comes to an early close
Early Tuesday morning, the Oregon Department of Forestry terminated fire season in the Forest Grove, Tillamook, and Astoria Districts, the earliest the agency has ended the official fire season in more than 20 years.
Gales Creek • crash • rippling waters September 17
Fatal crash closes Gales Creek Road near David Hill Road
Two people were injured and one person killed in a two vehicle crash on Gales Creek Road near David Hill Road. One vehicle, which came off the road, crashed into the county-owned Rippling Waters property. The highway will remain closed while crews work the scene and investigate.
COLUMN • HISTORY • GALES CREEK September 16
Column | The Diaries of Esther Lilly Hundley: September 15 - 21, 1930
Gales Creek, 1930. These are the diary entries of Esther Lilly Hundley, who lived in Gales Creek with the Lilly clan after the family moved to Gales Creek in the 1880’s. They paint a picture of what it was like to live in Gales Creek and the surrounding areas. They are published as they were written, with original spelling.
Banks • event • culture September 13
Irish Ceili event planned for Hahn farm in Banks September 28
For those in the region with an interest in Irish heritage, an authentic Irish Ceili planned in Banks on September 28 offers a unique way to celebrate and learn more from two Irish nonprofit cultural organizations.
Forest Grove • event • agriculture September 12
'Great Grains' event returns to Forest Grove-area farm
On Saturday, September 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Spiesschaert Farms, located at 3150 NW Thatcher Road on the outskirts of Forest Grove, is hosting a free, family-friendly event exploring the reintroduction of locally-raised whole grains, and introducing local artisans to the community.
Salem • Transportation • Government September 11
Current Highway Division admin. chosen to lead Oregon Department of Transportation
The Oregon Transportation Commission has chosen a new leader for the Oregon Department of Transportation: Highway Division Administrator Kris Strickler, who will take over as the head of ODOT pending contract negotiations and Oregon Senate approval.
Gales Creek • weather • commute September 10
National Weather Service warns of localized minor flooding through 5:45 p.m. Tuesday evening
The local National Weather Service branch located in Portland issued a flood advisory with potential thunderstorms this afternoon for Washington County, warning of the potential for minor flooding in poor drainage areas on Tuesday, September 10 from about 3 p.m. until 5:45 p.m..
Gales Creek • CPO • Community September 10
Gales Creek, Verboort, Roy CPO meetings resume for the season Wednesday, September 11
Community Participation Organization 13 — usually abbreviated as CPO 13 — took a summer break, but the first meeting of the season will be Wednesday, September 11 at the Gales Creek Church of God, for a discussion on disaster and emergency preparedness.
Gales Creek • traffic • utilities September 10
One lane closes at Gales Creek Road between Stringtown Rd and Creekwood Pl for downed limb, power lines
At least 15 Portland General Electric customers are without power after a rotten tree limb took power lines out on its way down onto Gales Creek Road, where one lane is closed for the cleanup process.
COLUMN • HISTORY • GALES CREEK September 9
Column | The Diaries of Esther Lilly Hundley: September 8-14, 1930
Gales Creek, 1930. These are the diary entries of Esther Lilly Hundley, who lived in Gales Creek with the Lilly clan after the family moved to Gales Creek in the 1880’s. They paint a picture of what it was like to live in Gales Creek and the surrounding areas. They are published as they were written, with original spelling.
Tillamook State Forest • Tillamook Forest Center • Event September 9
Tillamook Forest Heritage Trust will host 'Routebeer' event to recognize supporters
In recognition of the Tillamook Forest Heritage Trust's supporters, donors, and contributors — as well as to celebrate Highway 6's recent designation as a scenic byway — the organization will host an event at the Tillamook Forest Center on Saturday, September 21.
Gales Creek • Gales Creek School • Community September 9
Gales Creek Elementary School classmates gather for reunion
Dozens gathered to remember time spent learning and playing in the last school left in Gales Creek on Sunday, August 25.
COLUMN • event • GALES CREEK September 9
Column | True friendships last a lifetime: A bond made at the Gales Creek Elementary School
From Gales Creek historian, writer, and community leader Joyce Sauber, a reflection on a recent gathering of young former classmates at the Gales Creek School.
Tillamook State Forest • Tillamook Forest Center • Event September 5
River cleanup comes to the Wilson River on September 21
The Tillamook-based nonprofit Wilson River Cleanup Group (WRCG) is holding its annual river cleanup September 21, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and wants volunteers to help clean the banks of this popular destination.
COLUMN • HISTORY • GALES CREEK September 1
Column | The Diaries of Esther Lilly Hundley: September 1 - 7, 1930
Gales Creek, 1930. These are the diary entries of Esther Lilly Hundley, who lived in Gales Creek with the Lilly clan after the family moved to Gales Creek in the 1880’s. They paint a picture of what it was like to live in Gales Creek and the surrounding areas. They are published as they were written, with original spelling.
FIRE • WEATHER • FORESTRY August 29
ODF looking for more lightning caused wildfires in Columbia Co., asks for public assistance
Five small wildfires have been confirmed and contained in Columbia County, with Oregon Department of Forestry officials sending an airplane to scout for more fires this afternoon in Clatsop and Columbia Counties. Anyone who sees smoke is asked to call 911.
Fire • ODF • Tillamook State Forest August 26
Fire danger on the rise first part of this week
A red flag warning, a brush fire extinguished on Kemper Road near Forest Grove, new restrictions on industrial forest use, and OHV trails close - it's all signs of an increase in fire danger this week.
Hagg Lake • Crime • Washington County Sheriff's Office August 26
Suspect in shooting of two Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies booked into jail
Dante James Halling, 55, the suspected shooter involved in a gunfight that left Halling and two deputies with gunshot wounds was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on Friday, August 23, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
Tillamook State Forest • Hunting • Road Closure August 23
Tillamook State Forest road closures coming during hunting season
The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) announced it will resume road restrictions this fall in the western part of the Tillamook State Forest to improve deer and elk escapement during hunting season.
Banks • Gales Creek • Community August 22
Banks American Legion Post renamed in honor of former Gales Creek resident
The Banks American Legion officially changed its name to John Kalmbach Post 90, Banks, in memory of the longtime member who passed away April 21, 2019 at his home at age 83.
Column • Gales Creek Gatherings • Gardening August 21
Column | Gales Creek Gatherings: Lily Festival, National Night Out, and more
Gales Creek Gatherings is a column by guest writer, Sharon Hundley. Sharon covers local events and gatherings in the Gales Creek Valley, featuring community events, businesses, and special happenings. If you know of an upcoming event which is outside the regular community calendar events and would like to see it in here, please contact news@galescreekjournal.com, with Sharon Hundley in the subject line.
FISHING • STOCKING SCHEDULE • HAGG LAKE August 15
Free Fishing Weekend to be held Saturday and Sunday August 17 & 18
A free fishing weekend will return to Oregon this weekend on Saturday and Sunday, August 17 & 18. On those days, fishing, crabbing, and clamming is free to all residents and non-residents, meaning no fishing licenses or tags, including a Combined Angling Tag or Columbia River Basin Endorsement are required.
HAGG LAKE • CRIME • WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE August 15
Names released of officers involved in Aug. 8 shooting near Hagg Lake
Deputy Chris Iverson, a 7-year member of the Washington County Sheriff's Office and Corporal Jeremy Braun, a member of the sheriff's office for 16 years, were both injured during the shooting near Hagg Lake on August 8.
COLUMN • FARMING • GARDENING August 13
Column | On the Farm: Waiting for tomatoes, garlic, when to plant for fall and winter
Anne and her husband Rene’ have been growing heirloom organic vegetables at Gales Meadow Farm in Gales Creek since 1999. If you have a question about vegetable gardening, Anne might be able to answer it. Send your question to news@galescreekjournal.com with subject line “Question for Gales Meadow Farm”
Hagg Lake • Crime • Washington County Sheriff's Office August 12
Suspect named in Hagg Lake shooting of two sheriff's deputies
While responding to reports of the theft of a long gun at a Hagg Lake area home on Thursday, August 8, two members of the Washington County Tactical Negotiation Team (TNT) were shot. Now, the Washington County Major Crimes Team has released the name of the suspect, who remains in an area hospital.
SALEM • VERNONIA • GOVERNMENT August 3
Dual recall efforts against Gov. Kate Brown draw local logging, industry support
At the Vernonia Friendship Jamboree & Logging Show today, there's expected to be a show of solidarity from local log truck drivers and logging outfits for a recall effort against Oregon's Governor Kate Brown, who faces two recall efforts
Gales Creek • Fire • Glenwood August 1
Forest Grove Fire & Rescue: Motor home sparked small brush fire west of Glenwood
Multiple agencies, including Forest Grove Fire & Rescue, Banks Fire District 13, and prison crews from South Fork Forest Camp and more responded to a motor home fire along Highway 6 that sparked a small brush fire near Gales Creek Camp Thursday morning
Gales Creek • wildFire • Glenwood August 1
Brush fire burning near Highway 6 west of Timber Road
A brush fire has closed Highway 6 as crews battle flames near Gales Creek Camp
Watts • wildfire • Dilley July 30
Small brush fire extinguished on Stringtown Road
Forest Grove Fire & Rescue battled a small roadside brush fire — and yellow jackets — at the intersection of Stringtown and Ritchey Roads between Dilley and Watts.
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