Temperatures in the region are expected to climb into the upper 90s and possibly low 100s starting Monday, and the National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning in advance of the heat wave.
All backyard, agricultural, and debris or slash burning will be banned in Washington County starting 7 a.m. Monday, July 25, the member agencies of the Washington County Fire Defense Board announced Thursday afternoon.
Restrictions in areas protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry in Northwest Oregon will increase this week in the face of increasing fire danger.
Linn and 12 other counties, including Washington, have asked the Oregon Supreme Court to review a ruling reversing a $1.1 billion verdict in a case over the state’s management of forestland and revenue from timber harvests.
For the first time in Oregon, a grim confirmation came from Ash trees in Forest Grove’s Joseph Gale Elementary School parking lot: Emerald ash borers, responsible for wiping out hundreds of millions of Ash trees in 35 states, are here.
With the Northwest Oregon district entering fire season early Monday morning, all of the state’s Oregon Department of Forestry districts are now officially in fire season. Fire officials are once again asking people to not inadvertently torch the state.
The Oregon Health Authority is working with community groups to try to prevent the spread that has mainly affected gay and bisexual men in the current global outbreak. Two of the cases were in Washington County.
Cardholders with the Washington County Cooperative Library Services, which includes libraries in Banks, Forest Grove and North Plains can now reserve passes for a handful of area attractions through the library system’s Adventure Pass program.
Following the retirement of Washington County Elections Division Manager Mickie Kawai earlier this year, Dan Forester was selected to take over the position in late June, Washington County said. According to a press release issued by the county June 29, Forester’s first day in the role was June 27. Prior[Read More…]
Juliet Grable and her husband bought their house near Ashland in 2014. The property is surrounded by trees, and the two were familiar with southern Oregon’s dry summers, so they were aware that they’d be subject to wildfire risks. “Anyone who’s lived here for any amount of time and is[Read More…]