A century ago, fire consumed the Glenwood Post Office. This and more in this week’s edition of Dispatches from History, chronicling 1923 in Gales Creek, Banks, and beyond.
Oregon Department of Forestry urges landowners to reconsider outdoor burning
The local office of the Oregon Department of Forestry urged landowners to reconsider lighting burn piles as hot weather and east winds hit the region.
Wildfire burning between Timber, Glenwood
Fire crews from Banks Fire District and neighboring agencies are responding to a wildfire on Timber Road between the community of Timber and Glenwood.
Hot weather spurs heat watch, fire danger warnings
With mid-90s temperatures in the forecast, area officials are gearing up for a spell of dangerously hot weather that will elevate wildfire risk this weekend.
Home on Kansas City and Hillside Roads to burn in training exercise
Firefighters will light a donated home ablaze at the corner of NW Kansas City Road and Hillside Road Saturday, giving new recruits a rare opportunity to experience live fire in a training context.
Candidates for school, fire board weigh in
On Tuesday, May 16, polls will close on another special district election. That night and the following days after, ballots—picked up from ballot boxes, trickling in through the mail—will be counted, tallied, and the next batch of citizens who threw their hat into the ring to represent local residents on school, fire, recreation, and other districts will be determined.
Volunteers spruce up Gales Creek Fire Station to prepare for 50 year celebration
A group of volunteers more than a dozen strong pitched in to help landscape the grounds at the Gales Creek Fire Station Saturday in anticipation of a celebration to mark the building’s 50th anniversary next month.
Dispatches from history: Western Washington County May 3, 1923
“Help protect our forests from fire,” a timely message valid today as it was in 1923. This and more in this week’s edition of Dispatches from History, chronicling 1923 in Gales Creek, Banks, and beyond.
WCCCA unveils new emergency dispatch center
Washington County leaders held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday, April 24 to mark the opening of a new county dispatch center.
Smokehouse expands hours, adds live music
Smokehouse Chicken and Guns has added additional evening hours and live music to their spot on Highway 6.