Did you know Gales Creek (the community, not the creek) was home to a fish hatchery in 1923? A hatchery on Clear Creek supplied fish to area streams.
Ever wondered who decides when to lay fresh gravel on Parson Road? Or who makes recommendations on what happens to the Washington Co. fairgrounds? Find out more at the first Boards & Commissions Fall Open House October 19.
A series of town halls scheduled this week by U.S. Representative Suzanne Bonamici have been rescheduled. Those hoping to catch the congresswoman on October 6 will need to wait until November.
The summer burn ban enacted throughout Washington County was lifted Friday, the Banks Fire District and Forest Grove Fire & Rescue said. The DEQ burn season opens Sunday.
Before there was a Banks BBQ, there was the Banks Hog and Dairy Show.
Washington County Sheriff Pat Garrett plans to leave his elected position six months before the seat would be up for election again, and recommended that Undersheriff Caprice Massey be appointed to fill the remainder of his term.
One century ago: A Ku Klux Klan gathering just northwest of Forest Grove drew members “from Portland and many surrounding towns” and more in this week’s edition of Dispatches from History in Banks, Gales Creek, Buxton, and beyond from September 20, 1923.
U.S. Representative Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici will host a series of town halls throughout District 1 in the coming weeks, with one well-suited for Washington County residents scheduled for Thursday, October 5 in Hillsboro.
A Banks man and his vehicle are struck by a train, a logging camp is for sale and more in this week’s edition of Dispatches from History in Banks, Gales Creek, Buxton, and beyond from September 6, 1923.
“Flooding is a normal part of our waterways,” writes TSWCD Education & Outreach Specialist Adriana Lovell. “When houses and things that are meant to stay dry are built too close to these seasonally wet places, trouble abounds.”