The body of Thomas Geiger, a man missing in the Tillamook State Forest since February, was found Saturday at the summit of the Coast Range near Highway 6.
Tillamook State Forest
Rain has finally doused the region, and fire danger in Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands in and around the Tillamook Forest is now listed at “moderate” as of Wednesday, but that doesn’t mean the risk is gone.
The Tillamook Forest Center is expected to open next year in March.
“We are anxious to reopen and host visitors with smiles and an overdue hello,” the center said.
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
Those who work and play in the Tillamook State Forest should be aware of a number of road and OHV closures this summer.
A man believed to have gone missing at the summit of the Coast Range near Highway 6 and Storey Burn Road has yet to be found after nearly a month of searching. Now, while the case remains open, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office has no new searches planned for the[Read More…]
A social media graphic courtesy WCSOFile photo: Storey Burn Road and Highway 6, by Chas Hundley, taken January 27, 2022 The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is seeking public assistance from anyone who may have seen a man considered “missing and endangered,” after his vehicle was found empty near Highway 6[Read More…]
The Tillamook Forest Center. Photo: Chas Hundley The Tillamook Forest Center will not open the first weekend in March this year, extending a closure that first began due to the coronavirus pandemic on March 15, 2020. The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) said in an emailed update that staffing issues—[Read More…]
The Tillamook and Washington County lines at the Coast Range summit on Highway 6 on January 27, 2022. Photo: Chas Hundley A Washington County Sheriff’s Office vehicle was struck by another vehicle Thursday evening while a deputy was responding to a separate crash near the summit of the Oregon Coast[Read More…]
The Tillamook and Washington County lines at the Coast Range summit on Highway 6 on January 27, 2022. Photo: Chas Hundley Updated story here. Original story below. Two crashes were reported Thursday evening, with at least one of them resulting in the closure of the Wilson River Highway near the[Read More…]