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Banks • Christmas • event Dec. 21
Banks Inaugural Christmas parade begins 6 p.m. today
It's the first of its kind in Banks - a lighted Christmas parade starting today at 6 p.m. at the Banks Hardware Store parking lot.
Banks • utilities • weather Dec. 20
911 service restored in Washington County
Service for landlines with the 357, 359, and 992 prefix has been restored after an earlier 911 outage, according Forest Grove Fire & Rescue.
Buxton • utilities • weather Dec. 20
Power outages in Timber, Buxton, Banks areas, 911 outage for some homes
Power outages throughout the region, from multiple causes, have impacted customers of Portland General Electric and West Oregon Electric Co-op in Timber, Buxton, and some Banks-area homes. Land lines with the 357, 359, and 992 prefix cannot dial 911.
Banks • weather • flooding Dec. 19
Flood watch begins at 10 p.m. Thursday evening
As heavy rains descend on the region, the Portland branch of the National Weather Service warns that local streams and rivers, especially those draining the Coast Range, will likely see minor flooding.
Tillamook State Forest • Oregon Department of Forestry • logging Dec. 17
Tillamook, Washington Co. received $38.8 million from timber sales last year
In a report issued by the Oregon Department of Forestry, the agency said that $38.8 million was distributed to Washington and Tillamook counties in fiscal year 2019 (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019).