A look at last year’s Salmonberry Trail Intergovernmental Agency activities

State parks director Lisa Sumption and State Forester Peter Daugherty sign the lease agreement with the Port of Tillamook Bay at an April 6, 2018 STIA meeting in Tillamook. Photo: Chas Hundley SALEM – The Salmonberry Trail Intergovernmental Agency (STIA) compiled a report to show their achievements and actions, as[Read More…]

Annual Banks Volunteer Firefighter Association Pancake Breakfast Kicks Off Sunday, March 3

The Banks Fire District #13 Headquarters. Photo: Brenda Schaffer A long-standing community tradition, the Annual Banks Volunteer Firefighter Association Pancake Breakfast will be held Sunday, March 3 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m at the Banks Fire District offices in Banks. The Banks Volunteer Firefighter Association has hosted this popular[Read More…]

ODOT truck catches fire near Banks

Photo from the scene provided by ODOT BANKS – An Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) snowplow caught fire on Highway 6 just outside of Banks on Monday evening, prompting a short highway closure while crews knocked the fire down. According to ODOT spokesperson Lou Torres, no one was hurt in[Read More…]

Obituary: David William Schmidlin

David William “Dave” Schmidlin, 74, a longtime resident of the Banks community recently of Forest Grove passed away on Saturday morning, February 16, 2019 at his home. Recitation of the Holy Rosary was said at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, February 18, 2019 at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church; 39135[Read More…]

DIY program coming to Banks Public Library February 28

The Banks Public Library. Photo: Chas Hundley BANKS – The Friends of the Banks Public Library will host a free program at the library on Thursday, February 28 at 7:00 p.m. that discusses self-sufficiency, do-it-yourself (DIY) culture, and their effects on communities. The one-and-a-half-hour discussion is being facilitated by Jennifer[Read More…]

Banks January 2019 Police Log

Two Washington County Sheriff’s Office vehicles parked in front of the City of Banks Public Works building. Photo: Chas Hundley The City of Banks January 2019 police log includes calls responded to by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in the city of Banks. All logs are written by the Washington[Read More…]

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