Washington County

In upcoming November 2019 special district election, no ballot for Gales Creek-area voters

The Washington County voters’ pamphlet. Photo: Chas Hundley WASHINGTON COUNTY – Voters’ pamphlets for the upcoming November 5 special district election have all been mailed, but for those in the bounds of this newspaper’s territory, there won’t be a ballot following it. For readers in Gales Creek, Glenwood, and Hillside,[Read More…]

Free art tour will feature 64 artists and their studios throughout Washington County

Mad Moisan Studio in Gales Creek at the 2017 Open Studios Tour. Photo: Sharon Hundley WASHINGTON COUNTY – Dozens of local artists throughout Washington County  — including six from the Gales Creek and Banks areas — will open their studio doors to visitors on Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and[Read More…]

Early results for Forest Grove School Board, Fire District are in

A Washington County elections worker prepares to collect ballots in Forest Grove. Photo: Chas Hundley WASHINGTON COUNTY – Early elections results indicate that, should results hold, the Forest Grove Rural Fire Protection district will see two incumbents ousted, as newcomers lead in positions 2 and 4. Brooke Gramer, a Gales[Read More…]

Washington County Museum hosts talk on Kalapuyan cultural practices Saturday, May 18

The Washington County Museum. Photo: Steve Morgan. Licensed under CC Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. WASHINGTON COUNTY – The Washington County Museum is inviting the public to hear Dr. David Lewis, a local author, Native American historian, ethnohistory consultant, anthropologist, and teacher . . . You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register[Read More…]

Art of the Story: 15th annual storytelling event returns to Washington County

The Banks Public Library. Photo: Chas Hundley WASHINGTON COUNTY – The 15th Annual Storytelling Festival “Art of the Story” takes place across Washington County libraries, schools, cultural, senior and recreational sites April 27 – May 4. This year’s festival includes 14 events focusing on a variety of storytelling formats and presentations[Read More…]

Washington County Farm Bureau Offers Scholarships to Local High School and College Students

The sun sets on a farm in Gales Creek. Photo: Chas Hundley WASHINGTON COUNTY – The Washington County Farm Bureau is offering two scholarships to budding farming and agriculture professionals who are entering or continuing their post high school education. “The Washington County Farm Bureau’s purpose is to support agriculture[Read More…]

CPO 13 will host Washington Co. District 4 commissioner Jerry Willey at Feb. 13 meeting

Photo: Jerry Willey GALES CREEK – The monthly meeting of the Community Participation Organization 13 (CPO 13)—which represents Gales Creek, Verboort, Roy and surrounding communities—will host recently elected District 4 commissioner Jerry Willey on Wednesday, February 13 at 7 p.m. at the Gales Creek Church of God. CPO meetings are[Read More…]

Washington Co. Land Use and Transportation accepting comments on 2019-2020 work program

The former Balm Grove Tavern greets visitors to the Clean Water Services-owned Balm Grove property. Chas Hundley//Gales Creek Journal WASHINGTON COUNTY – Public comment on the Draft 2019-20 Long Range Planning (LRP) Work Program is being accepted by Washington County Land Use and Transportation (LUT) staff now through February 21.[Read More…]

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