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River cleanup comes to the Wilson River on September 21

The Wilson River near the Tillamook Forest Center. Photo: Chas Hundley TILLAMOOK STATE FOREST – The Tillamook-based nonprofit Wilson River Cleanup Group (WRCG) is holding its annual river cleanup September 21, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The group wants to make sure the river may be enjoyed by[Read More…]

Column | The Diaries of Esther Lilly Hundley: September 1 – 7, 1930

Esther Lilly Hundley Cast of characters Esther Lilly Hundley & Charles Hundley (written as Charley/Chas), the author of the diaries and her husband. Bill (written as Billie) and Elsie, Esther and Charles’ firstborn and his wife.  Ted and Thelma, Esther and Charles’ second-born and Ted’s wife.  Gladys and Roy Bills[Read More…]

ODF looking for more lightning caused wildfires in Columbia Co., asks for public assistance

A Douglas-fir tree struck by lightning in Columbia County. Photo: Oregon Department of Forestry VERNONIA – Oregon Department of Forestry officials now say that the number of confirmed fires from lightning strikes early Thursday morning has grown to six, with crews investigating reports of three more smoke plumes. A storm[Read More…]

Suspect in shooting of two Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies booked into jail

Dante James Halling. Photo: MCSO PORTLAND – Dante James Halling, 55, the suspected shooter involved in a gunfight that left Halling and two deputies with gunshot wounds was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on Friday, August 23, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.  Halling was arrested on warrants from[Read More…]

Tillamook State Forest road closures coming during hunting season

The Tillamook State Forest near Storey Burn Road. Photo: Chas Hundley TILLAMOOK STATE FOREST – The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) announced it will resume road restrictions this fall in the western part of the Tillamook State Forest to improve deer and elk escapement during hunting season.  The 15-year-old program[Read More…]

Column | Gales Creek Gatherings: Lily Festival, National Night Out, and more

 GARDEN CLUB POTLUCK With a threat of a sprinkle which held off until the business meeting, The Gales Creek Garden Club met at the home and gardens of Sharon Hundley for the annual summer picnic potluck. With a little surprise birthday celebration tucked in for KenErskine, and a tour of the gardens,[Read More…]

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