In this column, we take a look back one hundred years ago in western Washington County. This week, a “tin lizzie” collision with a motorcycle, the Banks Hog and Dairy Show starts, and more from 1922.
A three-acre wildfire near Timber is under control, the Banks Fire District 13 said.
Oregon’s housing shortage is worse today than it was before the start of the Covid pandemic, a state economist told lawmakers Wednesday during a hearing to discuss ways of easing the statewide crunch.
Four positions on the Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors are up for election this year, and there will be several familiar names to western Washington County readers on the ballot on November 8.
The Washington County Board of Commissioners will host the third of four planned county Town Halls this year Thursday, September 28 at 6 p.m., focusing on county budgeting, or how taxpayer money is spent at the county level.
The Oregon Supreme Court has ended a six-year legal battle between the state and 13 western Oregon counties over logging practices by declining to hear the case.
In this column, we take a look back one hundred years ago in western Washington County. This week, Vernonia becomes a boom town, a baby clinic is held in Banks, and more.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said that a Level 2 (“BE SET”) evacuation had been issued for anyone living on SW Stepien Road near Hagg Lake after a wildfire sparked in the area.
Portland General Electric has established one community resource center in Washington County, located inside Jim’s Market in Banks, to charge phones, get ice, and find info about power shutoffs in the face of critical wildfire risk.
Power will be shut off in an effort to reduce wildfire risk in ten areas across PGE’s service territory starting Friday. In Gales Creek, power will be cut sometime between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday, and may be restored starting Saturday evening.