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Column | COVID-19: Building a Self-Quarantine Kit

Erica Harold-Heine Coronavirus resources: CDC on the coronavirus, Oregon Health Authority resources, Washington County resources, Oregonian reporting on the coronavirus, OPB glossary of coronavirus terms, NYTimes free reporting on the coronavirus.  Erica Harold-Heine, a Banks resident, holds a B.S. in Homeland Security & Emergency Management. While she serves as a Banks city councilor, Harold-Heine noted that her views reflected[Read More…]

City of Banks declares emergency to address the coronavirus

Banks City Hall. Photo: Brenda Schaffer Coronavirus resources: CDC on the coronavirus, Oregon Health Authority resources, Washington County resources, Oregonian reporting on the coronavirus, OPB glossary of coronavirus terms, NYTimes free reporting on the coronavirus.  BANKS – At a special city council meeting held on the afternoon of Wednesday, March 18, the city of Banks adopted[Read More…]

School sports halted by COVID-19

Photo: Chas Hundley Coronavirus resources: CDC on the coronavirus, Oregon Health Authority resources, Washington County resources, Oregonian reporting on the coronavirus, OPB glossary of coronavirus terms, NYTimes free reporting on the coronavirus.  BANKS – With the news on Friday, March 13 that the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) has suspended all school contests and practices statewide,[Read More…]

Column | COVID-19: What is known

Erica Harold-Heine Coronavirus resources: CDC on the coronavirus, Oregon Health Authority resources, Washington County resources, Oregonian reporting on the coronavirus, OPB glossary of coronavirus terms, NYTimes free reporting on the coronavirus.  Erica Harold-Heine, a Banks resident, holds a B.S. in Homeland Security & Emergency Management. While she serves as a Banks city councilor, Harold-Heine noted that[Read More…]

Libraries closing or canceling programs in Washington County

The Banks Public Library. Photo: Chas Hundley Coronavirus resources: CDC on the coronavirus, Oregon Health Authority resources, Washington County resources, Oregonian reporting on the coronavirus, OPB glossary of coronavirus terms, NYTimes free reporting on the coronavirus.  BANKS – Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) is providing frequent updates to its programming schedules in light of coronavirus[Read More…]

Gov. Brown directs Oregon school districts to close schools starting Monday, March 16

The Banks Middle School. Photo: Chas Hundley Coronavirus resources: CDC on the coronavirus, Oregon Health Authority resources, Washington County resources, Oregonian reporting on the coronavirus, OPB glossary of coronavirus terms, NYTimes free reporting on the coronavirus.  SALEM – Starting Monday, March 16, Governor Kate Brown will direct all Oregon school districts to close K-12 schools through[Read More…]

Banks School District cancels most non-essential school activities

Coronavirus resources: CDC on the coronavirus, Oregon Health Authority resources, Washington County resources, Oregonian reporting on the coronavirus, OPB glossary of coronavirus terms, NYTimes free reporting on the coronavirus.  BANKS – With Governor Kate Brown announcing a ban on gatherings or 250 or more, restrictions on nonessential school activities, and a request that private businesses take[Read More…]

Banks February 2020 Police Log

Deputy Ryan Pope (pictured) has been assigned to serve the city of Banks while Deputy Frank Ward remains away to recover from a head-on collision in April 2019. Photo: Chas Hundley The following is written by Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies assigned to serve the city of Banks. Deputy Ryan[Read More…]

New parks fee goes into effect for Banks residents, businesses July 1

Greenville City Park. Photo: Chas Hundley BANKS – The Banks City Council last month unanimously passed an ordinance, which goes into effect Friday, establishing a park services fee to fund maintenance, improvements, and operations for Greenville City Park and Log Cabin Park.  Residential units both inside the city limits and[Read More…]

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