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Gales Creek • transportation • Economy April 19
In Oregon, gas prices rise - and will likely climb higher
The Oregon average price is 17 cents more than it was in April 2018, the sixth-largest annual increase in the U.S.
Tillamook State Forest • Art • Coast Range April 19
Wildflower and butterfly sketching workshop coming to the Tillamook Forest Center Sunday, April 28
A wildflower and butterfly sketching workshop hosted by Seaside-based artist, educator and forager Dorota Haber-Lehigh is coming to the Tillamook Forest Center Sunday, April 28 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Preregistration is required.
Column • Gales Creek Gatherings • Balm Grove April 18
Column | Gales Creek Gatherings: Balm Grove and CPO 13
In this column, Sharon explores the topic of Balm Grove and our local CPO program. Gales Creek Gatherings is a column by guest writer, Sharon Hundley. Sharon will be covering local events and gatherings in the Gales Creek Valley, featuring community events, businesses, and special happenings. If you know of an upcoming event and would like to see it in here, please contact news@galescreekjournal.com, with Sharon Hundley in the subject line.
Gales Creek • Faith • Easter April 17
Easter events in far Western Washington County
A roundup of Easter events in Gales Creek, Hillside, Banks and beyond. See one we missed? Email us at news@galescreekjournal.com!
Library • Event • Washington County April 17
Art of the Story: 15th annual storytelling event returns to Washington County
The "Art of the Story" is returning to Washington County for its 15th year. Catch events locally at the Forest Grove and Banks libraries.
Gales Creek • Construction • Stringtown April 12
Bridge replacement project rescheduled on Stringtown Road
After initially announcing in 2017 that the bridge over Prickett Creek on Stringtown Road would be replaced in the summer of 2019, the county now says its characterization of the bridge as a "decaying timber structure" was somewhat misleading and that construction has been pushed to 2022.
Column • Gales Creek Gatherings • Gardening April 11
Column | Gales Creek Gatherings: Chick day, Garden Club, and Strawberry Festival
Gales Creek Gatherings is a column by guest writer, Sharon Hundley. Sharon will be covering 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.
COLUMN • HISTORY • GALES CREEK April 10
Column | The Diaries of Esther Lilly Hundley: March 1930
Gales Creek, 1930 By Esther Lilly Hundley. Transcribed by Sandra Evans. 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.
Gales Creek • CPO • Balm Grove April 9
Balm Grove, recycling, and a potluck on agenda for Wednesday, April 10 CPO meeting
A community gathering in Gales Creek will feature a potluck, an update on the Balm Grove Dam removal project, and a presentation on recycling.
Salem • Forestry • ODF April 8
Oregon Department of Forestry seeks public input in Northwest Oregon State Forests Management, Habitat Conservation Plan
A public roundtable meeting will be held in Salem on Friday, April 12 to discuss the timeline and processes behind proposed changes to how the state manages some 667,000 acres of state-owned forestland west of the Cascade Mountains.
Tillamook Forest • Events • Highway 6 April 1
April events at the Tillamook Forest Center
The Tillamook Forest Center, an ODF-managed facility located in the heart of the Tillamook State Forest along Highway 6 will play host to thousands of visitors in 2019 who visit the Tillamook State Forest. Check out the events offered this month.
Salem • Government • Politics March 29
Governor Brown appoints Bev Clarno as Secretary of State
Bev Clarno, a former state legislator and George W. Bush appointee, will fill the rest of former Secretary of State Dennis Richardson's term, who died on February 26.
Gales Creek • Government • Elections March 29
In Gales Creek, voters have many options in May election
All but one race is contested in elections for seats on the Forest Grove School Board and the Forest Grove Rural Fire Protection District for the May 21 special district election.
Oregon • Weather • Traffic March 28
Studded tire season ends March 31
Studies from Japan and the U.S. automobile tire industry say a safe alternative exists to typical road-damaging steel-studded tires. The deadline to remove them is fast approaching.
COLUMN • FARMING • GARDENING March 26
Column | On the Farm: Garden Starts, Oregon Legislature
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”
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