Chas Hundley

Current Highway Division admin. chosen to lead Oregon Department of Transportation

Kris Strickler, current Oregon Highway Division administrator (right). Photo: ODOT SALEM – After a six month search, the Oregon Transportation Commission offered the position of Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) Director to Kris Strickler, ODOT’s current Highway Division Administrator at their Tuesday, September 10 meeting. Pending contract negotiations and Oregon[Read More…]

National Weather Service warns of localized minor flooding through 5:45 p.m. Tuesday evening

Clouds form over the Gales Creek Valley at about 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10. Photo: Chas Hundley PORTLAND – The local National Weather Service branch located in Portland issued a flood advisory with potential thunderstorms this afternoon for Washington County, warning of the potential for minor flooding in poor[Read More…]

One lane closes at Gales Creek Road between Stringtown Rd and Creekwood Pl for downed limb, power lines

Photo: Forest Grove Fire & Rescue GALES CREEK VALLEY – A rotten tree limb snapped and fell onto Gales Creek Road between Stringtown Road and Creekwood Place, taking out power for at least 15 customers this morning. Portland General Electric crews have been dispatched to clean up the tree and[Read More…]

Tillamook Forest Heritage Trust will host ‘Routebeer’ event to recognize supporters

The Tillamook Forest Center is home to a replica fire lookout tower. Photo: Chas Hundley TILLAMOOK STATE FOREST – The Tillamook Forest Heritage Trust, an Oregon nonprofit organization that has spearheaded projects and initiatives in the Tillamook State Forest such as the Tillamook Forest Center, the Salmonberry Trail, and the[Read More…]

ODF looking for more lightning caused wildfires in Columbia Co., asks for public assistance

A Douglas-fir tree struck by lightning in Columbia County. Photo: Oregon Department of Forestry VERNONIA – Oregon Department of Forestry officials now say that the number of confirmed fires from lightning strikes early Thursday morning has grown to six, with crews investigating reports of three more smoke plumes. A storm[Read More…]

Suspect in shooting of two Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies booked into jail

Dante James Halling. Photo: MCSO PORTLAND – Dante James Halling, 55, the suspected shooter involved in a gunfight that left Halling and two deputies with gunshot wounds was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on Friday, August 23, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.  Halling was arrested on warrants from[Read More…]

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