An oil well in Buxton? A century ago, there were hopes that the next oil rush was in Buxton and Manning. This and more in this week’s Dispatched from History.
During Tuesday’s city council meeting, officials discussed—but took no action on—a development agreement that could eventually see up to 955 homes added to Banks. Inside you’ll find links to the draft agreement, a photo presentation, city council audio and more.
This month’s police log includes photos, audio for those who prefer to hear the report directly from Deputy Ward, and a recurring red Corvette.
Our valentine to you: This week’s dispatches from history doesn’t require a subscription to read. Love, Chas.
It’s snowing again at higher elevations in western Washington County, and the Portland office of the National Weather Service issued a ‘Winter Weather Advisory’ for Wednesday starting at 8 p.m. and extending to 4 p.m. Thursday.
The public’s ability to access some trails and pathways maintained by local governments could come down to how “recreation” is redefined in a state law meant to protect local governments from lawsuits.
The Banks City Council will meet for a regular business meeting Tuesday with a public hearing scheduled during the meeting to discuss the adoption of a developer agreement with Holt Homes, an early step in a potential 950+ new home development in Banks.
After sending a group of volunteers through the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program last year, the Banks Fire District is planning a second class for interested volunteers in the Banks area.
Washington County routinely fails to meet the health needs of people in mental health emergencies by dispatching armed police officers instead of trained behavioral health teams to help people in crises, Disability Rights Oregon said in a lawsuit filed on Monday.
A store in Banks goes bankrupt, a cow is killed after being smothered by a haystack near Gales Creek, and so many more snippets from exactly a century ago in rural western Washington County.