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‘Great Grains’ event returns to Forest Grove-area farm

Grain at the Spiesschaert farm. Photo: Chas Hundley FOREST GROVE – On Saturday, September 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Spiesschaert Farms, located at 3150 NW Thatcher Road on the outskirts of Forest Grove, is hosting a free, family-friendly event exploring the reintroduction of locally-raised whole grains, and introducing[Read More…]

Current Highway Division admin. chosen to lead Oregon Department of Transportation

Kris Strickler, current Oregon Highway Division administrator (right). Photo: ODOT SALEM – After a six month search, the Oregon Transportation Commission offered the position of Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) Director to Kris Strickler, ODOT’s current Highway Division Administrator at their Tuesday, September 10 meeting. Pending contract negotiations and Oregon[Read More…]

National Weather Service warns of localized minor flooding through 5:45 p.m. Tuesday evening

Clouds form over the Gales Creek Valley at about 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10. Photo: Chas Hundley PORTLAND – The local National Weather Service branch located in Portland issued a flood advisory with potential thunderstorms this afternoon for Washington County, warning of the potential for minor flooding in poor[Read More…]

One lane closes at Gales Creek Road between Stringtown Rd and Creekwood Pl for downed limb, power lines

Photo: Forest Grove Fire & Rescue GALES CREEK VALLEY – A rotten tree limb snapped and fell onto Gales Creek Road between Stringtown Road and Creekwood Place, taking out power for at least 15 customers this morning. Portland General Electric crews have been dispatched to clean up the tree and[Read More…]

Column | The Diaries of Esther Lilly Hundley: September 8-14, 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…]

Tillamook Forest Heritage Trust will host ‘Routebeer’ event to recognize supporters

The Tillamook Forest Center is home to a replica fire lookout tower. Photo: Chas Hundley TILLAMOOK STATE FOREST – The Tillamook Forest Heritage Trust, an Oregon nonprofit organization that has spearheaded projects and initiatives in the Tillamook State Forest such as the Tillamook Forest Center, the Salmonberry Trail, and the[Read More…]

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…]

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