With the final votes certified Wednesday afternoon, Banks Fire District 13 Board Chair Mark Schmidlin has lost his elected position by 35 votes.
Department of Forestry (ODF) Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) could have disastrous effects on regional economies — especially those in and around Banks and Gales Creek — according to Portland-based Hampton Lumber, which operates a lumber mill on Commerce Street in Banks.
Nearly three dozen candidates for governor are vying for their parties’ nomination in the 2022 primaries on May 17. A collaborative of Oregon journalists wrote 15 questions to help you get to know these folks before you cast your ballot.
The Oregon Court of Appeals on Wednesday reversed a $1.1 billion verdict against the state for how it manages forests, ruling that the state wasn’t obligated to maximize logging and profits.
A federal program is available to western Washington County residents that provides eligible “income-restrained” families with as much as $30 per month — $75 on tribal lands — to apply toward the cost of internet service or a cell phone service plan.
“Come and get your book while they last, one per reader,” said Susan Cackler, supervisor and program coordinator at the Banks Public Library. The library is presenting Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Oregon Department of Transportation and Washington County Land Use and Transportation are once again asking people to stop putting election signs in state-owned rights of way.
Washington County released the results of additional ballots Friday morning, and Banks Fire District Board Chair Mark Schmidlin is likely to lose his seat when the election is certified in May.
not the fault of the Washington County Elections Division, but the Oregon Elections Division at the Oregon Secretary of State offices.