Less murder, more community happenings in this week’s edition of Dispatches from History, the last of 1922. Next week, a new year of the “Roaring Twenties” begins in 1923!
Author: Chas Hundley - Banks Post
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office recently marked the retirement of Sgt. Jeremy Braun, who spent nearly 19 years with the office before ending his career in January. Braun, raised in Banks, was seriously injured in a shootout near Hagg Lake in 2019.
A 17-year-old Cedar Canyon resident, formerly of the Groveland community on Gales Creek, confesses to the murder of a Hayward hermit in this week’s edition of Dispatches from History.
Washington County said it would activate its Severe Weather Shelters in Hillsboro and Beaverton in the face of life-threatening cold temperatures expected to grip the region.
The facilities will each open Wednesday, December 21 at 4 p.m. until at least Saturday, December 24 at 12 p.m.
Nearly $3 million in revenue generated from timber sales in the Tillamook State Forest in 2022 went to local districts in Banks and surrounding areas in fiscal year 2022, according to data from Washington County.
Washington County said it would activate its Severe Weather Shelters in Hillsboro and Beaverton in the face of cold temperatures gripping the region.
Timber sales in the Tillamook State Forest and nearby forests generated $30.5 million for taxing districts in Washington, Tillamook, and Columbia Counties in fiscal year 2022, the Oregon Department of Forestry said.
A century ago in western Washington County: Snow inundates the region, the Nick C. Lilly store in Gales Creek sells, the Vernonia stagecoach through Timber can’t get through and more!
Santa, Scrooge, and the community turned out for a lighted parade down Main Street in Banks on Sunday.
A landslide has blocked one lane of Timber Road north of Strassel Road, Washington County said in a social media post.