Missing for almost exactly a year, the body of Ralph Brown, 77, was found along with his missing car in the Willamette River near Newberg. The former Hillsboro School District educator, Cornelius mayor, Forest Grove School Board member, and community volunteer vanished last year on May 16, launching an extensive[Read More…]
The May 17 Primary Election closes at 8 p.m. Tuesday night, and voters must either have their ballots returned to a ballot drop site by then or postmarked by May 17 to be counted.
Washington County voters are once again facing shoddy work in official elections materials. This time, it’s not the fault of the Washington County Elections Division, but the Oregon Elections Division at the Oregon Secretary of State offices.
Washington County residents will have the opportunity to hear from and provide input to Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley at a Washington County-specific digital town hall scheduled for Wednesday, April 6 starting at 4:30 p.m. “Hearing from Oregonians across the state is critical to doing my job. In these uncertain times,[Read More…]
A field is irrigated in the Gales Creek Valley near Roderick Road on May 15, 2021. Photo: Chas Hundley Local students in high school and college who are pursuing an education in the fields of agriculture, education, nursing or vocational training are once again eligible for scholarships offered by the[Read More…]
The Washington County seal and logo Washington County’s Department of Housing Services is hosting a series of virtual meetings in March to share information and seek input from the public to learn about the department’s plans to build new year-round shelters for people experiencing homelessness. In a press release, the[Read More…]
File photo of a bee Bees are becoming more active as temperatures begin warming to 50 degrees and above, and the Tualatin Valley Beekeepers Association is inviting the public to attend its annual Bee School short course. Late February is the beginning of active bee season in western Washington County[Read More…]
The Oregon Capitol building in Salem. Photo: Chas Hundley Rep. Dan Rayfield (D-Corvallis), Oregon’s first new Speaker of the House since 2013, told OPB the 2022 legislative short session that began on February. 1 . . . You have reached content available exclusively to Gales Creek Journal digital subscribers. Click[Read More…]
Miranda S. Summer, photo courtesy Gov. Brown office Gov. Kate Brown announced she appointed Municipal Court Judge Miranda S. Summer to the Washington County Circuit Court, filling the vacancy left by the elevation of Judge Ramon Pagan’s appointment to the Oregon Court of Appeals. Summer’s experience includes previously serving on[Read More…]
File photo: Chas Hundley Washington County’s mobile vaccine clinic will hold three school-based vaccination clinics which will include vaccines for students in the newly eligible age bracket of five to 11 years old in western Washington County this week. After waiting for child-sized needles, Washington County began offering the new[Read More…]