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FreeWashington County • Coronavirus • Health Jun. 18
Washington County adds ten $10k cash prizes, 5 $20k scholarships to COVID-19 vaccine lottery
Washington County residents who get their first shot of a coronavirus vaccine by June 27 just got a better chance at winning $10,000 — or a scholarship for those ages 12 - 17 — after Washington County announced a new set of prizes added to the “Take Your Shot, Oregon” campaign.
Banks • Water • Oregon Jun. 18
Chlorine supply shortage won't impact Banks, which creates its own chlorine
A Longview, Wash. chemical facility suffered a power outage earlier this month and as a result, chlorine supplies to municipal water suppliers in the Pacific Northwest are dwindling. In Banks, there will be no impact. The city of Banks’ water system uses chlorine, but it creates it on-site.
Fire • ODF • Tillamook State Forest Jun. 17
Fire season in local region will begin Tuesday, June 22
Recent rains were welcome, but “too little too late" to do more than delay fire season by a few days, ODF's Astoria District Forester Dan Goody said in noting the official start to fire season in NW Oregon, beginning June 22.
Banks • Government • City Council Jun. 15
Banks City Council approves budget, more at June 8 council meeting
A quick recap of the Tuesday June 8 Banks City Council meeting, where councilors adopted a budget, took action on the early stages of a potential development, and more.
Cornelius • Washington County • Community Jun. 15
Former Cornelius mayor, F.G. School Board member Ralph Brown missing now for 30 days
Ralph Brown was last seen on May 16, 2021 near his Cornelius home, where he reportedly left around 6:30 p.m. It’s been 30 days, and his whereabouts remain unknown.
Tophill • Stub Stewart • Highway 47 Jun. 14
Dirt bike driver dies after striking deer north of Stub Stewart State Park
A 34-year-old man died Sunday morning after striking a deer while riding his dirt bike north of Stub Stewart State Park on Highway 47.
Column • History • Banks Jun. 14
Dispatches from history: Western Washington County June 9, 1921
In this column, we take a look back 100 years ago in western Washington County, pulling clips and stories from the annals of local newspapers and historic documents. This week, the clips come from the June 9, 1921 edition of the Washington County News-Times.

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