Fire • Traffic • Coronavirus Sep. 3
Fires, traffic, COVID-19: Welcome to Labor Day weekend
It's a holiday weekend, and it can be a dangerous one without precautions. Officials from a number of government agencies locally and across the state are gearing up for this weekend as a multitude of factors combine to potentially throw a wrench into holiday plans.
Fire • ODF • Tillamook State Forest Sep. 2
Hot weather prompts shift in precautions for logging in region
For those who work in the Tillamook State Forest and surrounding forests protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry, logging and other commercial activities will need to shift certain activities out of the hottest parts of the day as much of the region moves to Industrial Fire Precaution Level 3 beginning Thursday morning.
Gales Creek • Utilities • Internet Sep. 2
Is fiber coming to rural western Washington County? Perhaps, says Ziply
With the acquisition of the former Frontier network by Ziply, is there a future in western Washington County where wired internet connectivity comes in the way of fiber instead of copper? Perhaps, says the company.
Fire • ODF • Tillamook State Forest Sep. 1
'Worst fire danger of the year:' ODF warns of hazardous conditions ahead of Labor Day weekend
“We’re looking at our worst fire danger of the year,” said Oregon Department of Forestry Forest Grove District Forester Mike Cafferata while discussing fire danger in the coming days and over Labor Day weekend and beyond.
Washington County • Portland • Law Enforcement Aug. 31
Washington County Sheriff will not send deputies to Portland demonstrations
A "unified law enforcement plan" released by Governor Brown to address the violence that has marred nightly demonstrations in Portland turned out to not be unified at all, as at least two law enforcement agencies said they had not been briefed on the plan prior to its release.
Oregon • Police • Government Aug. 31
Governor Brown appoints Terri Davie as Oregon State Police superintendent
The appointment will become effective November 1, pending Senate approval.
Column • History • Gales Creek Aug. 31
Column | The Diaries of Esther Lilly Hundley: September 3 - 9, 1931
This week's installment of the Esther Lilly Hundley diaries: Esther and Gladie picks hops six out of seven days, Ronnie is 11 months old, and Esther is not a fan of Gladie's boyfriend, just a few snapshots of life in Gales Creek in 1931.
Tillamook Forest • Hunting Aug. 30
Hillsboro hunter killed by elk in Tillamook County
A Hillsboro man has died after an elk he wounded while bow hunting gored him to death Sunday morning.