“These conditions are the worst so far for 2022. Dangerous conditions will start Friday morning, peak Friday night, and remain on Saturday,” Oregon Department of Forestry officials said. A Fire Weather Watch begins Friday, and fire danger will rise to Extreme in the Tillamook Forest and surrounding areas Friday.
Author: Chas Hundley - Banks Post
A message from the Banks Fire District, stats from July, and a fire escape plan in this month’s message from the Banks Fire District.
Oregon Governor Kate Brown declared a state of emergency Saturday night, citing imminent threat of wildfire across the state.
The deadline to run for city office in Banks closes at 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 24.
Four positions are open this year; the position of mayor and three council seats.
Mayor Stephanie Jones and city staff will be on hand at 2 p.m. Thursday to cut the ribbon on a new sports court at Greenville City Park.
In this column, we take a look back one hundred years ago in western Washington County. This week, a logging camp opens near Glenwood, a new bridge over Gales Creek in Watts, and more!
Restrictions in areas protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry in much of Northwest Oregon will increase again Tuesday in the face of increasing fire danger, moving from moderate to high fire danger.
With deputies walking along behind, a man wanted for stealing a car led a low speed pursuit Sunday in an excavator at a logging site north of Buxton, police say.
The Hillsboro Hops will hold a joint community night for Banks and North Plains Wednesday, August 17, and Banks Mayor Stephanie Jones is expected to throw out the first pitch.
The Tillamook Forest Center is expected to open next year in March.
“We are anxious to reopen and host visitors with smiles and an overdue hello,” the center said.