Free CORONAVIRUS • OREGON • GOVERNMENT May. 2
Gov. Kate Brown extends Oregon coronavirus state of emergency to July 6
Gov. Kate Brown signed an executive order Friday extending Oregon’s state of emergency to July 6 in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
FreeCORONAVIRUS • OREGON • GOVERNMENT May. 2
Oregon unveils new initiatives for coronavirus testing, tracing, reopening plans
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown unveiled a bevy of new initiatives and details Friday to beef up testing and contact tracing as businesses look to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic.
FreeGales Creek • utilities • technology May. 2
Goodbye Frontier, hello Ziply
Frontier Communications completed the sale of their fiber and telephone network operations in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana to Ziply on Friday.
FreeWASHINGTON COUNTY • GOVERNMENT • coronavirus May. 2
John Wheeler named Washington Co. Emergency Management manager
Interim Emergency Management manager of Washington County, John Wheeler, has dropped the interim title from his role and will serve as the Emergency Management manager of Washington County.
Fire • ODF • government Apr. 30
Local, state agencies kick off Wildfire Awareness Month in May
May 1 kicks off Wildfire Awareness Month, a public safety marketing campaign held by the nonprofit organization Keep Oregon Green and local, state, and federal fire agencies and other organizations.
Balm Grove • Gales Creek • Environment Apr. 28
Balm Grove dam removal project stalls in Gales Creek
The Balm Grove dam removal project in Gales Creek was once envisioned as a way to mitigate negative impacts to fish habitat caused by proposed projects at Hagg Lake's Scoggins Dam. Clean Water Services now says the Balm Grove project has stalled after running into permitting and funding issues.
COLUMN • HISTORY • GALES CREEK Apr. 27
Column | The Diaries of Esther Lilly Hundley: April 30 - May 6, 1931
What was life like in the Gales Creek Valley in the 1930's? Find out in this installment of the Esther Lilly Hundley diaries. This week, Esther celebrates a birthday, and there's a whole lot of fishing.
FreeElections • oregon • government Apr. 27
Voter registration deadline is Tuesday, April 28
Want to vote in the May 19, 2020 primary? If you’re not already registered to do so, you need to register by 11:59:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28. That’s tomorrow, as of our 3 p.m. Monday press time, for those keeping track at home.