Starting at midnight tonight, outdoor burning in the Banks Fire District will be banned.
Hot weather spurs heat watch, fire danger warnings
With mid-90s temperatures in the forecast, area officials are gearing up for a spell of dangerously hot weather that will elevate wildfire risk this weekend.
Home on Kansas City and Hillside Roads to burn in training exercise
Forest Grove Fire & Rescue will conduct a training burn near the Kansas City community Saturday, May 13. Firefighters will light a donated home ablaze at the corner of NW Kansas City Road and Hillside Road, giving new recruits a rare opportunity to experience live fire in a training context.[Read More…]
Banks Library plans two garden events this week
A pollinator workshop on Tuesday and the third iteration of the library’s plant swap on Saturday: Find out the details on two gardening events hosted by the Banks Public Library.
Dispatches from history: Western Washington County May 3, 1923
“Help protect our forests from fire,” a timely message valid today as it was in 1923. This and more in this week’s edition of Dispatches from History, chronicling 1923 in Gales Creek, Banks, and beyond.
WCCCA unveils new emergency dispatch center
Washington County leaders held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday, April 24 to mark the opening of a new county dispatch center.
Area fishing spots stocked
Dorman Pond, Hagg Lake, Vernonia Pond: All three bodies of water were stocked with trout this week.
Reehers Camp prepares for spring opening
Reehers Camp, located about two miles west of Timber on Cochran Road, is scheduled to open to overnight campers Friday, May 19, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry.
Oregon Secretary of State Shemia Fagan resigns
Oregon Secretary of State Shemia Fagan resigned Tuesday morning, effective May 8.
Dispatches from history: Western Washington County April 26, 1923
Moonshine, landslides, and the Banks American Legion sells chicks to raise funds for new building. This and more in this week’s edition of Dispatches from History, chronicling 1923 in Gales Creek, Banks, and beyond.