Following the 2020 census, political boundaries across the landscape are shifting thanks to redistricting, and Washington County residents have been asked to weigh in on the process of redrawing the four Board of Commissioner Districts that divide the county.
Author: Chas Hundley - Gales Creek Journal
Skeletal remains, a car chase, a Revolutionary War replica button: The remains of a Washington County man, missing since the late 1960s, were found in the Tillamook State Forest in 2004. Now, thanks to modern technology, police know who he was. But they need help finding out how his body came to rest near Highway 26 just over the county line
Among those battling the 10,500 acre Miller Road Fire in Wasco County are crews from Banks Fire District and Forest Grove Fire & Rescue, who joined a task force of other Washington County Fire agencies Wednesday.
In this column, we take a look back one hundred years ago in western Washington County. This week, a timely warning about wildfires, a mailbox snafu in Banks, and a Gales Creek home gets “modern” plumbing.
The Washington County Board of Commissioners—who also serve as the Clean Water Services Board of Directors—awarded a $924,950 contract to remove the Balm Grove Dam and do stream restoration work at the site to Biohabitats, Inc. Tuesday evening.
Highway 6 is currently closed near Lees Camp in Tillamook County as emergency crews respond to a vehicle crash, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation.
Seven of eight classrooms in the Forest Grove High School science wing suffered severe flooding damage after a vandalism incident at the high school, the Forest Grove School District said.
The body of a swimmer who went missing at Hagg Lake Monday afternoon was found Tuesday morning, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said.
Oregon Governor Kate Brown today declared a state of emergency in 25 counties, including Washington County, as temperatures soar into triple digits.
Those using Highway 6 to travel should note that an Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) striping project from Banks to Tillamook begins Tuesday, and is expected to last three days.