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Banks • Elections • City Council July 24
Four open positions in Banks for November election
At least one incumbent — city councilor and former mayor Mike Lyda — will not run for reelection in November's election for four open positions in the city of Banks. Read on to see how to file to run for office in Banks.
Stub Stewart State Park • Washington County Sheriff's Office • SAR July 24
Child lost and found at Stub Stewart State Park
The Washington County Sheriff's Office says a 9-year-old boy who went missing while camping with his family at Stub Stewart State Park was quickly located with the help of a K9 tracking team Thursday night.
Washington County • Weather • Health July 24
Heat advisory issued for Sunday as triple digits loom in forecast
The Portland office of the National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for the greater Portland metro region, including Banks and some portions of western Washington County, which goes into effect from 8:00 a.m. Sunday, July 26 to 9:00 p.m. Monday, July 27.
BANKS • BANKS FIRE DISTRICT 13 • COMMUNITY July 23
Banks Fire District July 2020 Fire Log
A summary of calls from June, and a message from the Banks Fire District.
FreeBanks • Education • Coronavirus July 22
New guidance for school reopening issued; fall sports remain uncertain
The ODE released new guidance, and the OSAA issued a statement regarding some fall sports as schools look toward planning the 2020-2021 academic school year.
FreeCoronavirus • Oregon • Government July 22
Governor Brown expands face mask requirements to children
In a press conference held just after 11 a.m., Governor Kate Brown announced new measures to attempt to slow the increasing spread of COVID-19 in Oregon, including requiring children five and older to wear face coverings at indoor public spaces — including in schools — among other new rules.
Columbia County • Banks Vernonia State Trail • Construction July 19
Portion of Banks Vernonia State Trail to close for repairs
A 2 ½ mile stretch of the Banks Vernonia State Trail is closed for repairs beginning Monday, July 20 between the Beaver Creek Trailhead and McDonald Road.