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Planned burns can reduce wildfire risks, but expanding use of ‘good fire’ isn’t easy

Smoke from a 2016 controlled burn in the Tillamook State Forest towers above Gales Creek. Photo: Chas Hundley This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. As spring settles in across the United States, western states are already preparing for summer[Read More…]

Driver arrested in Hillside hit and run

WIlliam Offinga’s booking photo from Washington County Sheriff’s Office HILLSIDE – A hit and run involving a cyclist and a driver who fled the scene in Hillside has resulted in the arrest of WIlliam Offinga, a Forest Grove-area resident on the afternoon of Thursday, May 16. Witnesses say that around[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, discuss on Saturday, May 18 from 11:00 a.m.[Read More…]

Column | The Diaries of Esther Lilly Hundley: April 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 as of April 13, 1929, Ted’s[Read More…]

Forest Grove School District to close May 8 amid education funding walkouts

The Forest Grove High School. Photo: Brenda Schaffer FOREST GROVE – The Oregon Education Association has asked teachers across the state of Oregon to join a walkout on May 8 to demand more significant education funding for public schools and community colleges, with some school districts closing due to anticipated[Read More…]

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