Washington County • Elections • Government April 22
For May special elections, voter registration deadline looms
Dozens of contenders have thrown their hat into the ring to lead, represent, and hold positions of authority in local school and fire boards that will define where the tax dollars of voters go to provide fire and emergency services, education and more.
Banks • transportation • Economy April 19
In Oregon, gas prices rise - and will likely climb higher
The Oregon average price is 17 cents more than it was in April 2018, the sixth-largest annual increase in the U.S.
Banks • Vernonia • Transportation April 18
New bus route links Banks and Vernonia
A new bus line has opened between Banks and Vernonia, linking the two cities to jobs and recreation opportunities in Hillsboro and Stub Stewart State Park.
Crash • Washington County Sheriff's Office • North Plains April 17
Deputy Frank Ward injured in head on collision near North Plains
Washington County Sheriff's Office Deputy Frank Ward, the officer assigned to the city of Banks, and the driver of another vehicle were injured Wednesday afternoon in a crash at the intersection of Glencoe Road and Wren Road, according to the Oregon State Police.
Banks • Faith • Easter April 17
Easter events in far Western Washington County
A roundup of Easter events in Banks, Gales Creek, and beyond. See one we missed? Email us at email@example.com!
Banks • Library • Event April 17
Art of the Story: 15th annual storytelling event returns to Washington County
The "Art of the Story" is returning to Washington County for its 15th year. Catch events locally at the Forest Grove and Banks libraries.
Banks • Faith • Community April 15
Banks Bible Church holds first Sunday service
Meeting at Five Star Builders at the north end of Banks, 30 congregants gathered for a first Sunday service of the fledgling Banks Bible Church on April 14, led by Pastor Eric Nyborg.
Crime • Banks • Police Log April 10
Banks March 2019 Police Log
As written by deputies from the Washington County Sheriff's Office in Banks: Fuel lines cut at Mid-Columbia Bus, deputies provide timely intervention in mental health crisis, and more.
SALEM • FORESTRY • ODF April 8
Oregon Department of Forestry seeks public input in Northwest Oregon State Forests Management, Habitat Conservation Plan
A public roundtable meeting will be held in Salem on Friday, April 12 to discuss the timeline and processes behind proposed changes to how the state manages some 667,000 acres of state-owned forestland west of the Cascade Mountains.
Banks • Government • City Council April 4
Five applicants seek to fill seat on Banks City Council
With a handful of last minute submissions, the total amount of applications to the open city council seat is now five.
Banks • Government • City Council April 1
One applicant seeks to fill the open Banks city council seat, with April 3 deadline looming
The city of Banks has been seeking applicants to fill a seat vacated by Teri Branstitre, who resigned to move out of city limits. Now, after almost three weeks into the search, just one person has filed to fill the seat: Gene Stout, current President of the Arbor Village Homeowners Association.
Salem • Government • Politics March 29
Governor Brown appoints Bev Clarno as Secretary of State
Bev Clarno, a former state legislator and George W. Bush appointee, will fill the rest of former Secretary of State Dennis Richardson's term, who died on February 26.
Banks • Crime • Reward March 29
Construction equipment hit by vandals, items stolen near Banks
Construction equipment on Stimson land was vandalized, with some items stolen Northeast of Banks. There's a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest of those responsible.
Roy • Mountaindale • Elections March 29
For Roy, Mountaindale, contested races await for Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue board positions
Incumbents are fighting off challengers for seats on the board, including a four-way race for position 5. TVF&R provides fire services to more residents in Washington County than any other district.
Banks • Government • Elections March 29
In Banks region, just one seat contested in May elections
For Banks residents and those in surrounding communities, choices for Banks Fire District directors are uncontested, the Banks School Board has one contested race, and voters must decide if they wish to renew a levy for the Banks Fire District.