Washington County

Washington County adopts emergency declaration to address coronavirus

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Credit: Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM HILLSBORO – In a bid to ensure that Washington County personnel can act quickly to contain the further spread of the novel coronavirus causing the[Read More…]

Salmonberry Trail receives $350,000 from Washington, Tillamook County transient lodging taxes

Photo: Chas Hundley WASHINGTON COUNTY – The Salmonberry Trail received a large cash influx from the Washington County Visitors Association and Tillamook County totaling $350,000 to complete the master plan for two more trail sections on the 86-mile former rail line.  According to a press release, the two agencies used[Read More…]

Washington County Farm Bureau seeks high school, college applicants for scholarship

Roy-area farms, taken in 2015. Photo: Chas Hundley WASHINGTON COUNTY – Local students in high school and college who are pursuing an education in the fields of agriculture, education, nursing or vocational training are eligible for two scholarships offered by the Washington County Farm Bureau this year.  The awarded amounts[Read More…]

Washington Co. Sheriff’s Office begins extra holiday patrols for impaired drivers

A Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputy. Photo: WCSO WASHINGTON COUNTY – Law enforcement agencies are gearing up for the beginning of a high visibility enforcement patrol on Thanksgiving Weekend in an effort to deter impaired driving on a historically lethal holiday weekend. The patrols are scheduled throughout the holiday season,[Read More…]

County News Dispatch: Volunteer opportunities, budget listening sessions, county and Metro parks

Cox Road in Gales Creek. Photo: Chas Hundley Serve on the Washington County Planning Commission Looking to serve your community and have a say in the governance of Washington County’s land use and transportation processes? The Washington County Planning Commision will have three vacant seats as of February 1, 2020,[Read More…]

In upcoming November 2019 special district election, no ballot for Banks-area voters

The Washington County voters’ pamphlet. Photo: Chas Hundley WASHINGTON COUNTY – Voters’ pamphlets for the upcoming November 5 special district election have all been mailed, but for those in the bounds of this newspaper’s territory, there won’t be a ballot following it. For readers in Banks, Buxton, and Timber, there’s[Read More…]


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