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Fishing • Oregon • Event May. 28
Free Fishing Weekend is June 5 and 6
Free Fishing Weekend will return to Oregon on Friday & Saturday, June 5 and 6, the second of three such "Free Fishing Weekends" to be held in 2021.
Oregon Department of Forestry • Salem • Politics May. 27
Nancy Hirsch appointed Oregon Department of Forestry's acting state forester
The six members of the Oregon Board of Forestry unanimously voted to appoint Nancy Hirsch as interim state forester in a short special meeting held Thursday morning. Her first day on the job will be June 1. It will be the second time Hirsch has served in the role on an interim basis.
Fire • ODF • Oregon May. 26
Oregon Department of Forestry warns of fire danger over Memorial Day weekend
According to Fields, firefighters with ODF have fought 267 fires this year, which combined have burned more than 1,900 acres. That’s more than twice the 10-year average for the number of fires usually experienced by this time of the year.
Column • History • Gales Creek May. 26
Column | Gales Creek Cemetery happenings and upgrades
"When you visit the Gales Creek Cemetery this Memorial Day to honor your family member or a friend, please take time to enjoy the beautiful peaceful setting. So many improvements have been done since last year," writes Joyce (Shorb) Sauber, the Gales Creek Cemetery Association Vice President.
FreeTillamook State Forest • Recreation • ODF May. 24
All Tillamook, Clatsop State Forest campgrounds reopening by Memorial Day weekend
The Oregon Department of Forestry has announced that all campgrounds in the Tillamook and Clatsop State Forests will have reopened by Memorial Day weekend, with the last few stragglers opening Thursday, May 27. New openings include the Gales Creek Campground on Thursday.
Column • History • Gales Creek May. 24
Dispatches from history: Western Washington County 100 years ago: May 12, 1921
In this column, we take a look back 100 years ago in western Washington County, pulling clips and stories from the annals of local newspapers and historic documents. This week, the clips come from the May 12, 1921 edition of the Washington County News-Times, featuring "Fir Creek" news by none other than Esther Lilly Hundley.
Oregon Department of Forestry • Salem • Politics May. 24
Board of Forestry to vote on interim state forester candidate May 27
The search for an interim state forester continues, with a vote on a candidate coming on Thursday, May 27 at a special meeting called for that purpose. Meanwhile, SB 868, which would give appointment power for the state forester position to the governor, has a public hearing May 25.

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