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Tophill • Fire • Banks Fire District July 16
Fire, power outage caused by downed power line near Tophill
Emergency crews are on scene at a small, smoldering brush fire caused by a downed power line on Hoffman Road east of Highway 47, according to the Banks Fire District.
Crime • Poaching • Columbia County July 16
Police seek help in rash of poaching cases southwest of Vernonia
The Oregon State Police are seeking assistance in a series of poaching cases between Timber and Vernonia.
CRIME • BANKS • POLICE LOG July 15
Banks June 2020 Police Log
As written by Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies stationed in Banks. Among other items, deputy Ryan Pope noted during Tuesday's city council meeting that Deputy Frank Ward will soon return to serve the city of Banks, and that a second deputy will also be selected to work in Banks.
Salmonberry Trail • Timber • Tillamook State Forest July 14
Salmonberry Trail officials seek members for planning committee
Want to have a say in the development of the Salmonberry Trail? Officials are seeking members for a committee to plan the development of the Canyon and River segments in the most rugged portions of the trail route.
Hayward • Fire • July 14
Small brush fire burning near Hayward
According to the ODF, crews from Banks Fire District and ODF have largely stopped the progress of a small brush fire burning between the two arms of Parson Road.
FreeCoronavirus • Oregon • Government July 13
Gov. Brown bans indoor gatherings of 10, mandates face masks outdoors in some cases
Social gatherings such as book clubs, parties, and graduation celebrations will be limited to groups of 10 if held indoors, and where social distance cannot be maintained, Oregonians must wear masks in public outdoor spaces. The social gathering rules do not apply to churches or businesses.
FreeBanks • Education • Coronavirus July 13
Banks School District prepares plan for school reopening
The Banks School District plans to release more information in the first week of August about reopening schools in the fall.
HILLSIDE • CRASH • CRIME July 13
Deputies search for suspected driver of stolen vehicle near Shearer Hill Road
Deputies are searching for what they believe to be a Pacific Islander male in his late teens near NW Shearer Hill Road this morning after an early morning car theft.