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Planned burns can reduce wildfire risks, but expanding use of ‘good fire’ isn’t easy

Smoke from a 2016 controlled burn in the Tillamook State Forest towers above Gales Creek. Photo: Chas Hundley This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. As spring settles in across the United States, western states are already preparing for summer[Read More…]

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Banks April 2019 Police Log

Two Washington County Sheriff’s Office vehicles parked in front of the City of Banks Public Works building. Photo: Chas Hundley Suicidal Subject: Police were called to a report of a suicidal subject. The subject was cooperative and transported to the hospital for assistance.  Case Cleared Arrest  Noise Complaint/Welfare Check: Police[Read More…]

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Washington County Museum hosts talk on Kalapuyan cultural practices Saturday, May 18

The Washington County Museum. Photo: Steve Morgan. Licensed under CC Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. WASHINGTON COUNTY – The Washington County Museum is inviting the public to hear Dr. David Lewis, a local author, Native American historian, ethnohistory consultant, anthropologist, and teacher, discuss on Saturday, May 18 from 11:00 a.m. to[Read More…]

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