Washington County

$12.2 million awarded through federal grant to build Council Creek Regional Trail from Hillsboro to Forest Grove

A federal grant administered through the U.S. Department of Transportation to the tune of $12.2 million will go to building the Council Creek Regional Trail, a long-proposed route that could eventually connect Hillsboro, Cornelius, and Forest Grove, and possibly Verboort and Banks.  Announced Thursday in a press release from four[Read More…]

Upcoming school and public vaccination events

Washington County’s mobile vaccine clinic will hold three school-based vaccination clinics which will include vaccines for students in the newly eligible age bracket of five to 11 years old in western Washington County this week. After waiting for child-sized needles, Washington County began offering the new pediatric-sized Pfizer doses Tuesday,[Read More…]

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue general obligation bond measure on track to pass

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue responded to a field and tractor fire on August 8, 2017 outside of Roy on Harrington Road. Photo: Chas Hundley Early results from Tuesday night’s election showed that voters in Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue’s sprawling service territory overwhelmingly supported a measure allowing $122 million[Read More…]

County moves to new emergency alert system

File photo: Chas Hundley Washington County transitioned today to a new emergency alert system—used to notify county residents during fires, floods, for missing persons notices and the like—called Everbridge.  Washington County officials encouraged residents to sign up for the service; those previously signed up on the old system will need[Read More…]

Upcoming vaccination clinics, COVID-19 numbers, and cases in local schools

File photo: Chas Hundley Washington County’s Mobile Vaccine Team has scheduled several Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination clinics in western Washington County in the coming weeks as the county works to combat the surging Delta variant.  The furthest west portions of Washington County not in the Portland[Read More…]

Washington County Sheriff’s Office shuts down ‘massive’ illegal cannabis operation outside North Plains

Law enforcement agencies destroy cannabis plants at the North Plains site. Photo courtesy WCSO Washington County Sheriff’s Office shuts down ‘massive’ illegal cannabis operation outside North Plains The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said that an illegal cannabis grow site northeast of the city of North Plains was shut down following[Read More…]