Have you voted? There are races and measures to vote for on the ballot, even for those not registered with one of Oregon’s political parties. Ranging from decisions on who will chair the Washington County board of commissioners to who will head the state’s Bureau of Labor and Industries, registered[Read More…]
A rainy late spring is delaying the start of fire season in Oregon, but state officials said Monday they still anticipate a challenging summer and fall. Large fires are already blazing in New Mexico, and fire risk in the Northwest is expected to worsen as summer continues. During a press[Read More…]
The annual State of the City address by Banks Mayor Stephanie Jones was held Thursday, May 5 at Banks Fire District 13 headquarters. There, Jones acknowledged the volunteers and staff that make the city tick and highlighted some of the work that happened in the last 12 months in the[Read More…]
The May 17 Primary Election closes at 8 p.m. Tuesday night, and voters must either have their ballots returned to a ballot drop site by then or postmarked by May 17 to be counted.
The city of Banks announced it is accepting applications for citizens interested in becoming a city councilor.
The Portland office of the National Weather Service issued a freeze warning in effect overnight for areas in the Coast Range, while also issuing a frost advisory for locales at lower elevations. The forecast calls for lows around 30 to 32 degrees tonight. “Sensitive plants/animals/garden gnomes, should be kept warm,”[Read More…]
The Banks City Council heard from Washington Co. Commissioner Jerry Willey during a recent council meeting about concerns surrounding ties between an event scheduled at the Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club to Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.
Oregon and Washington officials on Friday confirmed that both states have had their first cases of a highly pathogenic bird flu and about 150 backyard chickens, turkeys and geese were destroyed this week.
After an extended hiatus, the St. Francis Steak Dinner & Antique Tractor Show is back. Starting at 11:30 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m. this Saturday, May 7, the event—scuppered by the pandemic since the last time it was held in March 2020—is bigger than ever, and promises food, fun, and at least 45 tractors.
A project to replace the bridge over West Fork Dairy Creek just west of Banks city limits is expected to begin Monday, May 16, the city of Banks announced.