The Gales Creek Journal is an independently owned and operated newspaper in Gales Creek, Oregon. Launched in 2013, it started first as an online-only events page and over the years has grown into a full-time digital newspaper with some print options as well.
It now serves the communities of Gales Creek, Glenwood, Hillside, and Watts, with occasional coverage of Forest Grove topics involving the Forest Grove School District and Forest Grove Fire & Rescue, who provide services to Gales Creek-area residents.
It’s currently owned and operated solely by Chas Hundley, co-founder of the paper. Chas grew up in Gales Creek, and has a strong heritage in journalism in the Gales Creek Valley: His great-grandmother Esther Lilly Hundley wrote the “Fir Creek” rural column for the Forest Grove News-Times in the first part of the 1900s every week. He honed his love of storytelling while living in the Gales Creek Country Store, Post Office, and Deli while a child, and learned to love journalism through the newspapers that were kept in stock for sale, including the Forest Grove News-Times, the Oregonian, and Capital Press.
We’re a reader-supported newspaper, which means the majority of our income comes from the support of our readers with a digital subscription.
Unlike other newspapers, we do not make editorial endorsements. Our sole purpose and goal is to write factual, interesting, ethical and vital stories and to be paid for that service by our readers.
We have two sister publications; the Banks Post, covering the Banks, Buxton, Manning, Mountaindale, Roy and Timber areas, and a special interest online magazine called the Salmonberry Magazine for news in and around the Tillamook State Forest.