A four hour city program aims to teach participants public meeting laws, what city staff do and the services they provide, give them an opportunity to network with city leaders and other participants, and improve community engagement between city staff and the general public.
Banks December 2022 Police Log
A short police log for calls from December in the city of Banks.
ODOT plans to move Main Street school crosswalk
The Oregon Department of Transportation announced plans to construct a new crosswalk on Main Street near the Banks School District administrative building.
Highway 6 closed near Banks for crash
Highway 6 is closed one mile west of the Highway 47 interchange following a crash, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation’s tripcheck.com.
WCSO marks Sgt. Jeremy Braun’s retirement
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.
Banks-area schools, fire districts receive nearly $3 million from timber revenue in 2022
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.
Photos: The 4th Annual Banks Christmas Parade
Santa, Scrooge, and the community turned out for a lighted parade down Main Street in Banks on Sunday.
Annual Banks Christmas Light Parade moved to Sunday, December 11
The 4th Annual Banks Holiday Parade has been moved from Saturday, December 10 to Sunday, December 11 at 6 p.m., parade organizers confirmed.
Tree lighting at Greenville Park to be held Thursday
The city of Banks will kick off their holiday festivities with the annual tree lighting ceremony at Greenville Park Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
Highway 47 reopens just outside of Banks
An early Thanksgiving miracle: Highway 47 reopened today (but the project still isn’t done).