Two apparently separate incidents in the area drew attention from Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies—and a K9 unit from Hillsboro Police Department—Sunday, July 10.
With the Northwest Oregon district entering fire season early Monday morning, all of the state’s Oregon Department of Forestry districts are now officially in fire season. Fire officials are once again asking people to not inadvertently torch the state.
The Oregon Health Authority is working with community groups to try to prevent the spread that has mainly affected gay and bisexual men in the current global outbreak. Two of the cases were in Washington County.
Cardholders with the Washington County Cooperative Library Services, which includes libraries in Banks, Forest Grove and North Plains can now reserve passes for a handful of area attractions through the library system’s Adventure Pass program.
Following the retirement of Washington County Elections Division Manager Mickie Kawai earlier this year, Dan Forester was selected to take over the position in late June, Washington County said. According to a press release issued by the county June 29, Forester’s first day in the role was June 27. Prior[Read More…]
Juliet Grable and her husband bought their house near Ashland in 2014. The property is surrounded by trees, and the two were familiar with southern Oregon’s dry summers, so they were aware that they’d be subject to wildfire risks. “Anyone who’s lived here for any amount of time and is[Read More…]
Supporters of a gun safety ballot initiative say they have gathered more than enough signatures to guarantee a statewide vote on a law that would require licenses for all gun owners.
Those who work and play in the Tillamook State Forest should be aware of a number of road and OHV closures this summer.
The Oregon Department of Forestry announced that fire season will be declared Monday, July 11 at 1 a.m. in the Northwest Oregon Forest Protective Association region, which stretches from northern Yamhill County to Astoria and from near Forest Grove to the Pacific Ocean.
As areas in Oregon enter fire season, this region, visited by rains and cool weather until recently, has not. Now, an Oregon Department of Forestry official says that could change next week. “While the wet spring has been great, things are starting to dry out,” said ODF Forest Grove District[Read More…]