The Oregon Secretary of State’s office released an audit of the state’s regulation of the cannabis industry on Friday morning on the heels of revelations that the agency’s head, Shemia Fagan, accepted a side job as consultant to a cannabis company in February.
City plans future of Banks-Vernonia Trailhead
The city of Banks has begun planning an expansion of the Banks-Vernonia trailhead parking lot on the north end of town where Banks Road meets Main Street.
Hillsboro to Forest Grove portion of Council Creek Regional Trail moves ahead
An online open house for the Hillsboro to Forest Grove segment of the Council Creek Regional Trail has information about plans to build a trail that could one day connect to Banks, too.
New COVID surge expected as health officials urge vulnerable residents to get updated booster
Oregonians can expect another surge in COVID-19 cases in June, a top Oregon health official said Thursday.
County to re-link Green Mountain Road with Bacona Road near Buxton
A project to rehabilitate a portion of Buxton Lookout Road linking Green Mountain Road with Bacona Road moved forward Tuesday evening.
Washington County offers cash incentive for old wood stoves
Seven spots remained Monday morning for the county’s cash for woodstoves program.
Register to vote by April 25
For the upcoming May 16 election, the deadline to register to vote or update your registration is Tuesday, April 25.
Dispatches from history: Western Washington County April 19, 1923
A man pulls a gun on a Gales Creek farmer while fishing: his “license to fish anywhere in the state of Oregon.” This and more in this week’s edition of Dispatches from History, chronicling 1923 in Gales Creek, Banks, and beyond.
Banks Post to host school board candidate forum
On Tuesday, April 25, from 6 to 8 p.m., the Banks Post will host a candidate forum for the upcoming Banks School District school board race. All four candidates running for Positions 3 and 5 are expected to attend.
Banks Fire District March 2023 Fire Log
March states and a message from the Banks Fire District in this month’s fire log.