Column • History • Gales Creek Jul. 8
Dispatches from history: Western Washington County June 30, 1921
100 years ago: Forest Grove mulls paving Gales Creek Road from their then-city limits to Thatcher Road, a rural community outside of Forest Grove at the time, a pioneer from the Banks area — his family name now graces the region's newest park at the Killin Wetlands — dies and more. This week, the clips in this history column come from the June 30, 1921 edition of the Washington County News-Times.
Tillamook State Forest • Wildfire • ODF Jul. 7
Crews working to complete mop up of Game Hog Creek Fire in Tillamook Forest
The Game Hog Creek Fire in the Tillamook State Forest continues to burn at around six acres.
“We are working to find safe ways to complete mop-up,” wrote ODF Forest Grove District Forester Mike Cafferata in an email sent late Wednesday morning.
Oregon Department of Forestry • Salem • Forestry Jul. 7
Board of Forestry to meet July 12 in state forester search process
The Oregon Board of Forestry will meet virtually on Monday, July 12 to continue the search for Oregon’s next state forester, a process that will continue unimpeded after Senate Bill 868 failed to move forward before the legislative session ended in late June.
Tillamook State Forest • Recreation • ODF Jul. 7
Tillamook Forest Center to remain closed through most of summer
The state has largely reopened, but the Tillamook Forest Center will remain closed until at least September, citing staffing changes as a factor.