The body of Thomas Geiger, a man missing in the Tillamook State Forest since February, was found Saturday at the summit of the Coast Range near Highway 6.
Tillamook State Forest
Rain has finally doused the region, and fire danger in Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands in and around the Tillamook Forest is now listed at “moderate” as of Wednesday, but that doesn’t mean the risk is gone.
The Tillamook Forest Center is expected to open next year in March.
“We are anxious to reopen and host visitors with smiles and an overdue hello,” the center said.
Skeletal remains, a car chase, a Revolutionary War replica button: The remains of a Washington County man, missing since the late 1960s, were found in the Tillamook State Forest in 2004. Now, thanks to modern technology, police know who he was. But they need help finding out how his body came to rest near Highway 26 just over the county line
Those who work and play in the Tillamook State Forest should be aware of a number of road and OHV closures this summer.
Those interested in the development of the Salmonberry Trail can follow along at a Salmonberry Trail Intergovernmental Agency (STIA) meeting, scheduled for Friday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thanks to precautions taken in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Salmonberry Trail Intergovernmental Agency now meets remotely and[Read More…]
A man believed to have gone missing at the summit of the Coast Range near Highway 6 and Storey Burn Road has yet to be found after nearly a month of searching. Now, while the case remains open, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office has no new searches planned for the[Read More…]
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is seeking public assistance from anyone who may have seen a man considered “missing and endangered,” after his vehicle was found empty near Highway 6 and Story Burn Road in the Tillamook State Forest. According to a press release, Thomas Geiger, 46, was reported missing[Read More…]
The Tillamook Forest Center will not open the first weekend in March this year, extending a closure that first began due to the coronavirus pandemic on March 15, 2020. The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) said in an emailed update that staffing issues— of the same sort experienced across the[Read More…]
A Washington County Sheriff’s Office vehicle was struck by another vehicle Thursday evening while a deputy was responding to a separate crash near the summit of the Oregon Coast Range on Highway 6. According to Washington County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Deputy Brian van Kleef, the deputy’s parked vehicle was struck[Read More…]