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Fire • Weather • Forestry May 20
Planned burns can reduce wildfire risks, but expanding use of 'good fire' isn't easy
Western states are preparing for summer and wildfire season. And although it may seem counter-intuitive, some of the most urgent conversations are about getting more fire onto the landscape.
Driver arrested in Hillside hit and run
A driver who the Washington County Sheriff's Office says struck a cyclist in Hillside, leaving him bleeding on the ground before speeding away has been arrested.
Hillside • Crash • Crime May 14
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office seeks driver who fled scene after injuring cyclist in Hillside
The Washington County Sheriff's Office is asking the public to help them find a driver who witnesses say fled the scene after striking a bicyclist on NW Hillside Road on Saturday, May 11.
Washington County • Culture • Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde May 14
Washington County Museum hosts talk on Kalapuyan cultural practices Saturday, May 18
The Washington County Museum is inviting the public to hear Dr. David Lewis, a local author, Native American historian, ethnohistory consultant, anthropologist, and teacher, discuss on Saturday, May 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m his knowledge of the Kalapuyan cultural practices around food and land management.
Salem • Wildfire • Government May 13
Nearly 1,000 acres have burned on ODF-protected lands in 2019 so far
On Oregon Department of Forestry protected lands, 126 fires have burned nearly 1,000 acres this year so far. The burned acreage doesn’t take into account fires burning on federally-controlled land, such as vast swaths of Bureau of Land Management and national forest lands, or fires burning in other jurisdictions.
Column | The Diaries of Esther Lilly Hundley: April 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.
Forest Grove Fire & Rescue • Fire • Weather May 9
Burn ban goes into effect in Washington County
Washington County issued a burn ban that runs from today, May 9, through the upcoming weekend as the region continues to experience record high temperatures for this time of year.
Salem • Wildfire • Government May 2
Gov. Brown declares May 'wildfire awareness month'
Governor Kate Brown joined governors from nine other states in declaring May 2019 wildfire awareness month.
Gales Creek • Balm Grove •Event April 30
Balm Grove property open house Wednesday, May 1
An open house for the public to tour the Balm Grove property will be held Wednesday, May 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided
Gales Creek • Forest Grove School District • Education April 25
Forest Grove School District to close May 8 amid education funding walkouts
The Forest Grove School District will close amid planned teacher walkouts in support of education funding at the state level.
Gales Creek • Neighborhood Watch • event April 22
Prepare for wildfire season at community gathering Thursday, April 25
Wildfire season is nearly upon the Gales Creek Valley and surrounding Tillamook Forest, and the Gales Creek Neighborhood Watch wants you to learn how to prepare your home at an upcoming community gathering.
Washington County • Elections • Government April 22
For May special elections, voter registration deadline looms
Dozens of contenders have thrown their hat into the ring to lead, represent, and hold positions of authority in local school and fire boards that will define where the tax dollars of voters go to provide fire and emergency services, education and more.
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, with Sharon Hundley in the subject line.
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