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…]
The Banks City Council is formalizing and consolidating into a document to be posted on the city of Banks website the roles and responsibilities of city councilors, as well as those of citizens on volunteer boards, committees, and commissions.
Supporters of a gun safety ballot initiative say they have gathered more than enough signatures to guarantee a statewide vote on a law that would require licenses for all gun owners.
Those who work and play in the Tillamook State Forest should be aware of a number of road and OHV closures this summer.
Following a summer of water curtailment and worries of water shortages in Banks in 2021, this summer has been a milder season so far. With fixes in place to help address some of the city’s water infrastructure, 2022 could be a kinder year for the city, which maintains its own[Read More…]
There are two opportunities to catch a free film in the wider Banks region this weekend.