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Fire • Banks • Banks Fire District Oct. 30
Early morning fire near Banks kills dog, injures homeowner
One person suffered minor burns and a dog died early Saturday morning in a house fire northwest of Banks.
Forestry • ODF • Oregon Oct. 29
Cal Mukumoto tapped to become next State Forester
The next leader of the Oregon Department of Forestry was selected Friday morning by the Oregon Board of Forestry, who unanimously selected Cal Mukumoto, of Coos Bay, for the job of State Forester.
Gales Creek • Crime • Crash Oct. 28
Hit-and-run crash leads to search of Gales Creek home believed to be involved in drug trafficking
The Washington County Sheriff's Office said that the driver of a pickup truck that crashed in Gales Creek fled to a nearby home, where deputies believe the occupants are involved in drug trafficking and have firearms, leading to a search warrant being issued.
FreeWashington County • Coronavirus • Health Oct. 26
Upcoming vaccination clinics: Forest Grove
Local vaccination clinics coming up in the area, FDA panel recommends vaccine for those 5 to 11 years of age, and more.
Forestry • ODF • Oregon Oct. 26
Oregon Board of Forestry expected to select next State Forester during Friday meeting
The Oregon Board of Forestry is expected to vote on a candidate this week to become Oregon’s next State Forester.
Oregon Department of Forestry • Fire • Tillamook Forest Oct. 25
Fire season over for all Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands
Fire season ended in the last of the 16 million acres of Oregon forestland protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry as of Friday morning, ODF said.
Washington County • Disasters • Public Safety Oct. 25
County moves to new emergency alert system
Washington County transitioned today to a new emergency alert system—used to notify county residents who've signed up for alerts during fires, floods, for missing persons notices and the like—called Everbridge.

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