FreeWashington County • Coronavirus • Health Jun. 18
Washington County adds ten $10k cash prizes, 5 $20k scholarships to COVID-19 vaccine lottery prizes
Washington County residents who get their first shot of a coronavirus vaccine by June 27 just got a better chance at winning $10,000 — or a scholarship for those ages 12 - 17 — after Washington County announced a new set of prizes added to the “Take Your Shot, Oregon” campaign.
Gales Creek • Water • Community Jun. 18
Gales Creek residents on city water encouraged to reduce water use during chlorine shortage
A Longview, Wash. chemical facility suffered a power outage earlier this month and as a result, chlorine supplies to municipal water suppliers in the Pacific Northwest are dwindling, including in Forest Grove's municipal water supply, which services residents and businesses in the city and many Gales Creek residents and businesses.
Fire • ODF • Tillamook State Forest Jun. 17
Fire season in local region will begin Tuesday, June 22
Recent rains were welcome, but “too little too late" to do more than delay fire season by a few days, ODF's Astoria District Forester Dan Goody said in noting the official start to fire season in NW Oregon, beginning June 22.
Cornelius • Washington County • Community Jun. 15
Former Cornelius mayor, F.G. School Board member Ralph Brown missing now for 30 days
Ralph Brown was last seen on May 16, 2021 near his Cornelius home, where he reportedly left around 6:30 p.m.
It’s been 30 days, and his whereabouts remain unknown.
Column • History • Gales Creek Jun. 14
Dispatches from history: Western Washington County June 9, 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 June 9, 1921 edition of the Washington County News-Times.