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TILLAMOOK STATE FOREST • event • COAST RANGE February 28
Tillamook Forest Center reopens Wednesday, March 4
The popular interpretive center in the heart of the Tillamook State Forest will reopen for the season on Wednesday, March 4.
BANKS • BANKS FIRE DISTRICT 13 • FUNDRAISER February 27
Annual Banks Volunteer Firefighter Association Pancake Breakfast Kicks Off Sunday, March 1
A long-standing community tradition, the Annual Banks Volunteer Firefighter Association Pancake Breakfast will be held Sunday, March 1 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m at the Banks Fire District offices in Banks.
SALMONBERRY TRAIL • GOVERNMENT • Washington county February 27
Salmonberry Trail receives $350,000 from Washington, Tillamook County transient lodging taxes
The Washington County Visitors Association and Tillamook County each sent $175,000 to fund the final master plan of two sections of the Salmonberry Trail.
WASHINGTON COUNTY DISPATCH• GOVERNMENT • Metro February 27
County News Dispatch: ICE, Metro parks, equity resolution adopted, Human remains found in county
This week’s installment of the County Dispatch: Metro parks update, human remains found — twice — in the county, county board of commissioners news, and more!
Banks • crime • crash February 26
Woman found guilty on multiple charges after Dec. 29 car chase in Banks
Aubri Rita Jenkins has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after being found guilty on a series of charges stemming from a Sunday misadventure on December 29, 2019 in Banks and the surrounding areas, including nearly running over an Oregon State Trooper in Banks near city hall.
Salem • Transportation • utilities February 24
Utility companies could charge Oregon ratepayers for electric vehicle infrastructure improvements under proposed HB 4066
A bill to allow the state Public Utility Commission (PUC) to provide electric companies with the ability to recover costs for electric vehicle investments — such as electric vehicle charging stations —from ratepayers could become law if it comes to a vote before the Oregon short legislative session comes to an end.

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