Timber Road closes between Cochran and Strassel Roads after landslide

One of two main routes into Timber has been cut off following a landslide between Strassel Road and Cochran Road, Washington County Land Use and Transportation said Monday evening. A precise location for the landslide was not immediately disclosed, but the area between the two roads—famously winding and steep—is known[Read More…]

How should Oregon spend $400 million on roads and transit? State officials want your input

The Oregon Transportation Commission wants Oregonians’ thoughts on how best to spend more than $400 million, available as part of the recent federal infrastructure law. Oregon will receive more than $3.4 billion for roads over the next five years, with $1.2 billion going directly to the state Transportation Department and[Read More…]

Bill would require ODOT study, give repair recommendations for Highway 6

A bill introduced in the Oregon House of Representatives in advance of the upcoming short session beginning Feb. 1 would direct the Oregon Department of Transportation to study the Wilson River Highway (signed as Highway 6) and provide an assessment of the highway’s condition, deficiencies, and estimates to repair it.[Read More…]

Four state highway projects coming to the Banks region in 2022

The Oregon Department of Transportation published an online open house featuring the state agency’s construction plans for Oregon in 2022. A number of projects will be in the region, including Banks, Buxton, Manning and beyond.  The online open house can be viewed until February 1, 2022.  BanksSeeking applicants for Computer[Read More…]

Search for possible missing aircraft suspended

Update: At 2:30 p.m., the Banks Fire District announced that the Washington County Sheriff’s Office had officially suspended the search for a possible missing aircraft somewhere in the Tillamook Forest. “Ultimately there have been no reports of missing planes/pilots and no beacons or other signs of downed aircraft,” Banks Fire[Read More…]

With snow likely around Christmas, local, state officials urge caution on roads, at home

As families across the state gear up for Christmas and finalize travel plans, the Portland office of the National Weather Service is warning that snow and freezing temperatures are increasingly likely beginning Friday, Christmas Eve.  The latest forecast shows a mix of rain and snow beginning Friday, December 24. Temperatures[Read More…]


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