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Obituary: Dale Rath

Dale Ray Rath, age 86, passed away at his farm in Gales Creek on December 25th surrounded by family. Dale was born in Magazine Arkansas in 1931 to Ray and Senora Rath. Later, Dale’s family moved to Lefors Texas where he graduated from High School in 1948. Dale went on[Read More…]

Suspect arrested in Gales Creek pursuit and crash

Photo: Washington County Sheriff’s Office PORTLAND – The alleged driver in Friday’s pursuit and crash into Gales Creek was arrested Tuesday afternoon in Portland by members of the North Plains Police Department with assistance from the Portland Police Bureau, according to a press release issued by the Washington County Sheriff’s[Read More…]

Police pursuit ends with vehicle crashing into Gales Creek near Gales Creek Shell station

The vehicle, with a passenger still inside, is pulled from Gales Creek. Photo: Chas Hundley GALES CREEK – A police pursuit that started Friday morning near North Plains on Highway 26 ended when the driver struck a spike strip near the Gales Creek Shell station on Highway 6, lost control,[Read More…]

CPO 13 will host Washington Co. District 4 commissioner Jerry Willey at Feb. 13 meeting

Photo: Jerry Willey GALES CREEK – The monthly meeting of the Community Participation Organization 13 (CPO 13)—which represents Gales Creek, Verboort, Roy and surrounding communities—will host recently elected District 4 commissioner Jerry Willey on Wednesday, February 13 at 7 p.m. at the Gales Creek Church of God. CPO meetings are[Read More…]

National Weather Service: Snow could return, especially at higher elevations, also there’s a flood watch

Banks Fire District 13 has responded to multiple crashes on Highway 26 in the past few days due to weather-related incidents. Photo from Banks Fire District. NW OREGON – The Portland branch of the National Weather Service (NWS) is warning—with a lot of disclaimers—that the valley floor could see some[Read More…]

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