Banks • Environment • Event March 21
Banks designated a 'Tree City USA' once again
The city received its re-certification as a Tree City USA, joining a total of 63 Oregon cities that hold the designation. An annual tree planting Arbor Day event will be on Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m. at Greenville City Park.
Banks • Government • City Council March 18
WATCH: The state of the city annual address
Dignitaries and community residents gathered to hear from Mayor Pete Edison, speaking on the state of the city of Banks at the Banks Fire District 13 offices on Tuesday, March 5. Watch the full video in the article.
Banks • Government • City Council March 15
You could be the next Banks city councilor
Who wants to be a city councilor? If you were on the fence to run for an open council seat in Banks in November 2018, consider a gate opening on that fence: applications are now open for a replacement to fill the rest of Teri Branstitre's term, which runs through December 31, 2020.
Banks • Government • Land Use March 15
Zoning changes sought in Banks to build 30-unit apartments
An application to the city asks for a plot near the Banks-Vernonia State Trail to be rezoned so a 30-unit apartment can be built. The project, if approved, would fall under one of a handful of exemptions to the city of Banks' development moratorium caused by the city's tight water supply.
CRIME • BANKS • POLICE LOG March 14
Banks February 2019 Police Log
As written by deputies from the Washington County Sheriff's Office in Banks: A Banks man believes Sheriff's deputies have a prescient knowledge of his bicycle's description, and more.
Banks • Government • City Council March 12
Vacancy on city council to be filled by appointment
After her move to Hillsboro, Banks city councilor Teri Branstitre's seat is open, leaving a vacancy that must be filled by appointment.
Banks • Braves • Sports March 9
Lightning strikes twice: Banks Braves win state basketball championship
For the second time this school year, the Banks Braves have beat their Seaside rivals, this time taking home the 4A state basketball championship.
Banks Fire District 13 • Buxton • Highway 47 March 9
Early morning shop fire closes Highway 47 near Stub Stewart State Park
Banks Fire District 13 and other agencies responded to an early morning shop fire near Stub Stewart State Park, closing Highway 47 to battle the flames.
Salmonberry Trail • Banks • Timber • Buxton • Manning March 8
A look at last year's Salmonberry Trail Intergovernmental Agency activities
The Salmonberry Trail Intergovernmental Agency had a heavy focus on trail projects in the Valley segment—Banks, Manning, Buxton, Timber—in 2017 and 2018, and also completed a small stretch of trail in Tillamook.
Banks Middle School • Banks High School • Drama March 5
Banks Middle School produces 'The Trials of Robin Hood'
The Banks Middle School drama class, in conjunction with the Banks High School Drama Club, are producing the humorous retelling of the English legend, told from the vastly differing perspectives of Robin Hood, Maid Marian, and the Sheriff of Nottingham. Performances are March 15 and 16.
Opinion • Forestry • Event March 5
Opinion | Bring the Forest Home on March 16 and support Washington County Students
It would be a rare person who didn’t appreciate the beauty of our woodlands and native plants. The Pacific Northwest is acclaimed as one of the best places in the world to grow these beauties, writes Bonnie Shumaker, president of the Washington County Small Woodlands Association.
Tillamook State Forest • Art • Coast Range February 28
Tillamook Forest Center opens Friday, March 1
The Tillamook Forest Center will open for the 2019 season on Friday, March 1, kicking off the year with a presentation series showcasing forest management and an exhibit of the wood sculptures of Martin Conley.
Banks • Banks Fire District 13 • Fundraiser February 27
Annual Banks Volunteer Firefighter Association Pancake Breakfast Kicks Off Sunday, March 3
A long-standing community tradition, the Annual Banks Volunteer Firefighter Association Pancake Breakfast will be held Sunday, March 3 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m at the Banks Fire District offices in Banks.
Banks • Government • Event February 27
The state of the city: Mayor Edison to give annual address Tuesday, March 5
Banks Mayor Pete Edison will make the annual State of the City address at the Banks Fire District offices on Tuesday, March 5 at 12:00 p.m. Edison plans to discuss recent and future goals the city plans to accomplish.
SALEM • GOVERNMENT • POLITICS February 27
Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson dies
Two years after taking office, Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson has died after a months long fight with brain cancer.