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Free Banks • Art • City Council
Banks National Drinking Water Week 2021 coloring contest winners
Take a break from the hard news for a minute and celebrate some young artists in the Banks community, winners of the city's National Drinking Water Week coloring contest.
The city of Banks holds a coloring contest annually to commemorate National Drinking Water Week for youth in Banks, and this year is no different.
Here are the winners — and their artwork — of the contest. The artwork was presented during the May 11 Banks city council meeting by Mayor Stephanie Jones. First place winners receive a $25 gift card to Main Street Pizza, while their parents are gifted with a credit on their water bills for the same amount. Second place winners receive the same awards in the sum of $15, while third place winners receive $10 in the same awards. In the honorable mention category, winners receive a free slice of pizza.
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Banks • Fire • Oregon Department of Forestry Jun. 22
Crews from Banks, area fire agencies deployed to central Oregon in case of fire
Local firefighters from Washington County and the Oregon Department of Forestry are providing aid to other Oregon counties anticipating potential fires in central Oregon and currently battling blazes in southern Oregon as most of the state enters an extended hot and dry period.
Banks • Community • Event Jun. 22
Banks BBQ is back
After a year’s hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Annual Banks BBQ, Truck & Tractor Pull will return to Banks from August 20 - 22 at Sunset Park.
Banks • Fire • Environment Jun. 22
Fire season, burn ban begins as triple-digit temperatures loom
A county-wide burn ban went into effect Tuesday morning at 7 a.m., putting a halt to all backyard, agricultural, slash, and other debris burning. Temperatures are expected to rise into the upper 90s and low 100s beginning Saturday, and the local ODF fire season also started Tuesday morning.
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.