Portland General Electric said that the likelihood of intentional power shutoffs—known as a Public Safety Power Shutoff or PSPS—is high in ten areas in their service territory, including most of Gales Creek, Glenwood, and Hillside in the next 24 to 48 hours.
“These conditions are the worst so far for 2022. Dangerous conditions will start Friday morning, peak Friday night, and remain on Saturday,” Oregon Department of Forestry officials said. A Fire Weather Watch begins Friday, and fire danger will rise to Extreme in the Tillamook Forest and surrounding areas Friday.
The Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District was awarded nearly $1.5 million to remove
dams and culverts in the Gales Creek Watershed and reestablish native plants along stream banks to shade threatened fish species and improve water quality.
Oregon Governor Kate Brown declared a state of emergency Saturday night, citing imminent threat of wildfire across the state.
Highway 6 is closed near the summit of the Coast Range following a crash, the Oregon Department of Transportation said on tripcheck.com.
In this column, we take a look back one hundred years ago in western Washington County. This week, a logging camp opens near Glenwood, a new bridge over Gales Creek in Watts, and more!
Betsy Johnson’s months-long campaign to make it on the November ballot culminated Tuesday with volunteers stacking 17 boxes of signature sheets in a set of wire cage shelves at the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office.
Restrictions in areas protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry in much of Northwest Oregon will increase again Tuesday in the face of increasing fire danger, moving from moderate to high fire danger.
The Tillamook Forest Center is expected to open next year in March.
“We are anxious to reopen and host visitors with smiles and an overdue hello,” the center said.
Preparations to remove the Balm Grove Dam will begin this month, the Tualatin River Watershed Council announced Tuesday. In mid-September, the dam will be broken apart piece by piece.