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OREGON • HEALTH • STATE Oct. 4
Gov. Brown issues temporary ban on flavored vape products
In a move to stem illnesses and deaths that the Oregon Health Authority and the Centers for Disaease Control has tied to vaping products, governor Kate Brown issued a 6 month ban on flavored vape products, among other efforts to halt severe lung illnesses.
Banks • infrastructure • business Oct. 4
The final Frontier: Frontier Communications is selling Oregon, other northwest customers
Goodbye, Frontier: the company expects to be rid of Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana customers by the end of the year, pending regulatory approval and final business negotiations as it sells operations in those states to WaveDivision Capital (This article is first in a series of many surrounding internet technology issues).
Salmonberry Trail • Government • Tillamook Oct. 4
Salmonberry Trail Intergovernmental Agency will meet Oct. 11 in Tillamook
State, tribal, and local leaders will meet to discuss the further development of the Salmonberry Trail in Tillamook on Friday, Oct. 11 at 10 a.m.
BANKS • VERNONIA • TRANSPORTATION Oct. 3
Bus route linking Banks and Vernonia expands to 5 days a week
Vernonia Route 6, opened this April as a three day a week service between Banks, Vernonia and Hillsboro, has just expanded to five days a week, according to Todd Wood, Transit Program Administrator with Columbia County Rider.
Banks • Library • Event Oct. 2
Book sale, Yoga, dogs and more coming to Banks Public Library
It's a full docket for the Banks Public library this month, with a book sale starting Thursday, Oct. 3, opportunities to read to Marlena the dog, and more!
Congress • Town Hall • Trump Oct. 1
National news dispatch: Bonamici town halls, impeachment, Merkley vaping legislation
Every Tuesday, check in for quick updates on news from Oregon's congressional delegation representing readers in our newspaper's territory, as well as other news of impact from the national stage. This week, we cover a series of town halls from Rep. Bonamici, reactions from Sen. Merkley to improve vaping safety, and reactions from Oregon's Congressional delegation on recently opened impeachment proceedings surrounding President Trump.
Banks • Banks Fire District 13 • Safety Sep. 30
Banks Fire wins $25,000 grant for AEDs and training
"Just give us the tools and watch what our rural fire district can accomplish," wrote the district in their application. Now, the Banks Fire District has won a $25,000 grant to purchase AEDs to be placed throughout the district.
Banks • Braves • Sports Sep. 30
This week in Banks sports: Football, volleyball, cross country and more (Sept. 30 - Oct. 6)
Upcoming schedules, highlights, sports tidbits, rosters, and more for September 30 through Oct 6.