Hagg Lake

Powerline Fire is ‘well secured’; all evacuations to lift at 7 p.m.

Smoke from the Powerline Fire rises near Hagg Lake on Tuesday, September 8. Photo: Chas Hundley The final update, barring an unforeseen change in conditions, from the Oregon Department of Forestry on the 126 acre Powerline Fire near Cherry Grove was issued Sunday afternoon.  According to the update, “the Powerline[Read More…]

Updates from the Powerline Fire: 50% contained, helicopter suffers mechanical failure

A helicopter made an emergency landing at Hagg Lake after experiencing a mechanical failure on Wednesday, September 9. Photo: WCSO The Powerline Fire south of Hagg Lake is roughly 50% contained, according to the Gaston Rural Fire District.  In a series of updates posted throughout the day on their Facebook[Read More…]

One year after shooting, Wash. Co. Sheriff’s Officer Cpl. Braun shares recovery update

Joy Braun, Jeremy Braun, and Sheriff Pat Garrett. Photo: Chas Hundley//Gales Creek Journal HILLSBORO – One year ago today, law enforcement agencies descended on a home near Hagg Lake on reports of theft of a firearm.  In the ensuing gunfight, two Washington County Sheriff’s Officers were shot; Cpl. Jeremy Braun[Read More…]

Cpl. Jeremy Braun looks toward returning to work after being shot in line of duty

Joy Braun, Jeremy Braun, and Sheriff Pat Garrett. Photo: Chas Hundley//Gales Creek Journal HILLSBORO – “The valley of the shadow of death is very small, very narrow, and you have to go through it alone,” said Corporal Jeremy Braun of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.  After being shot at close[Read More…]

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