Chas Hundley

Oregon Health Authority: Stop vaping, now

Photo of a vaping device that can be used for nicotine or cannabis from reader Kylee Rayne Reichow OREGON – The companies who sold vaping products touted their devices as an effective and safe way to cut down on smoking cigarettes. Now, government agencies — including Washington County and the[Read More…]

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…]

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