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Salem • politics • Timber Unity December 12
Timber Unity-backed effort to recall Tiffiny Mitchell fails
Opponents and proponents alike slung accusations - and filed complaints - during an ultimately doomed effort to recall House District 32 representative Tiffiny Mitchell.
FGSD • Gales Creek • Oak Grove Academy December 11
Teacher illnesses close Oak Grove Academy in Gales Creek, Forest Grove
Oak Grove Academy, housed at the Gales Creek School and in classrooms in Forest Grove's Tom McCall East building have closed today due to a number of staff being absent due to illnesses.
COLUMN • HISTORY • GALES CREEK December 10
Column | The Diaries of Esther Lilly Hundley: December 8 - 14, 1930
In this edition, Esther awaits a new edition to the family, the family purchase a .22 rifle for $5, Oregon's filbert tree planting season is in full swing, and more.
Verboort • CPO 13 • Census December 9
Learn about the U.S. Census at CPO 13 meeting Wednesday, Dec 11
Interested in the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census? The Gales Creek, Roy and Verboort Community Participation Organization 13 meeting on Wednesday, December 11 in Verboort will host a presentation covering the census in Washington County.
Tillamook State Forest • Crime • hunting December 5
Oregon State Police asks for public help after two elk killed, left to waste in Tillamook State Forest
Two elk were killed and left to waste in the Tillamook State Forest in the last few days, and the Oregon State Police are asking for public assistance in finding those responsible.
COLUMN • HISTORY • GALES CREEK December 3
Column | The Diaries of Esther Lilly Hundley: December 1 - 7, 1930
These are the diary entries of Esther Lilly Hundley, who lived in Gales Creek with the Lilly clan after the family moved to Gales Creek in the 1880’s. They are published as they were written, with original spelling. In this edition, Christmas work is in full season with 150 Christmas trees, Baby Ronnie turns two months old, and more.
Salem • Economy • Government November 29
Report: Oregon's economic outlook
The report from the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis shows the state’s economy remains strong with many workers in urban areas enjoying an 18 percent increase in median household income, which is above the U.S. average.
Washington County • Police • Traffic November 26
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office begins extra holiday patrols for impaired drivers
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.
COLUMN • HISTORY • GALES CREEK November 25
Column | The Diaries of Esther Lilly Hundley: November 24 - November 30, 1930
These are the diary entries of Esther Lilly Hundley, who lived in Gales Creek with the Lilly clan after the family moved to Gales Creek in the 1880’s. They are published as they were written, with original spelling. In this edition, the family prepares for Thanksgiving Dinner, it’s very cold in the Gales Creek Valley, and Esther sees the feature film debut of Spencer Tracy and Humphrey Bogart.
Salem • politics • Government November 20
State Dispatch: Two legislators leaving Salem, the I-5 bridge project is back, free fishing weekend
This week's state dispatch of news from the state legislature, state politics and government, and other quick recaps of stories of statewide importance. This week, we look at a potential revival of the Columbia River Crossing, Free Fishing Weekend throughout the state, and two legislators who will not run again in 2020.
Thanksgiving • Fishing • Recreation November 20
Free Fishing Weekend returns Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving
You could go to Fred Meyer at 5 a.m. on the Friday after Thanksgiving and maybe get in a fistfight over discounted socks with a hungover, bleary-eyed shopper juiced up on caffeine and holiday angst. Or you could go fishing.
Washington County • Weather • Traffic November 20
Driving in fog
It’s the time of year when fog becomes a likely part of Tualatin Valley drivers’ daily commute, and it seems to occur with regular frequency this year. Here are some safe driving tips for the fall and winter commute.
COLUMN • HISTORY • GALES CREEK November 18
Column | The Diaries of Esther Lilly Hundley: November 17 - November 23, 1930
Gales Creek, 1930. These are the diary entries of Esther Lilly Hundley, who lived in Gales Creek with the Lilly clan after the family moved to Gales Creek in the 1880’s. They paint a picture of what it was like to live in Gales Creek and the surrounding areas. They are published as they were written, with original spelling. In this edition, the mill closes for winter, the family partakes in a shooting competition, and Esther gets a jump on her Christmas preparation.
Washington County • Government • Volunteer November 14
County News Dispatch: Volunteer opportunities, budget listening sessions, county and Metro parks
In this week's installment of Washington County news, we cover volunteer opportunities in Washington County, how to provide input to the county on a variety of issues, and updates on Metro's Chehalem Ridge Nature Park.
Gales Creek • Event • Business November 14
Gales Creek Holiday Bazaar Saturday November 16
The Gales Creek Church of God and Gales Creek Chamber of Commerce are joining forces once again to host the annual Gales Creek Holiday Bazaar, held in the gym of the Gales Creek School on Saturday, November 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Salem • politics • Government November 13
State news dispatch: Who's running for office, ODOT traffic safety, and Metro dollars for trails
A new feature: Check in on Wednesdays for a quick roundup of news from the state legislature, state politics and government, and other quick recaps of stories of statewide importance. This week, we talk about some of the candidates we'll be covering for the May 2020 Primary Election, look at a retiring politician, and hear a plea from ODOT to drive safer around emergencies on the road.
Crash • FGSD • Hagg Lake November 13
School bus driver involved in earlier crash arrested on DUI charge
After a school bus with ten Forest Grove School District students on board crashed near Hagg Lake today, deputies from the Washington County Sheriff's Office have arrested the bus driver and charged him with a DUI.
Crash • FGSD • Dilley November 13
Forest Grove School District bus crashes between Dilley and Gaston
No one was injured after a bus transporting Forest Grove School District students left the road and crashed near Gaston Wednesday morning.
COLUMN • HISTORY • GALES CREEK November 13
Column | The Diaries of Esther Lilly Hundley: November 10 - November 16, 1930
Gales Creek, 1930. These are the diary entries of Esther Lilly Hundley, who lived in Gales Creek with the Lilly clan after the family moved to Gales Creek in the 1880’s. They paint a picture of what it was like to live in Gales Creek and the surrounding areas. They are published as they were written, with original spelling. In this edition, a lot of winter weather descends on the Gales Creek region and someone is finally successful during an elk hunt.
Salem • Transportation • Government November 13
Vehicle registration fees going up in 2020
A law passed in 2017 will become effective January 1, 2020, and drivers — especially of fuel efficient and electric vehicles — can expect to pay a lot more to register or renew a vehicle's tags.
Congress • impeachment • Trump November 12
National news dispatch: Impeachment proceedings to be televised, Wyden denounces Turkish government, diabetes awareness month
Every Tuesday, check in for quick updates on news from Oregon's congressional delegation representing readers in our newspaper's territory, as well as other news of impact from the national stage. This week, we cover news surrounding impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, Oregon Senator Wyden denouncing the Turkish government, how the Portland Trailblazers tie into that, and more.
Tillamook State Forest • Crash • Highway 6 November 12
Highway 6 closed at summit for crash
According to ODOT, the Wilson River Highway — signed as Highway 6 — is closed at the summit of the coast range near the Tillamook and Washington County line.
COLUMN • Veteran's Day • Dilley • Verboort November 11
Column | Gales Creek Gatherings: Veteran's Day
"... American Legion Post 2 has for many years been involved in educating elementary students about the care, respect and significance of the American Flag," writes columnist Sharon Hundley in the latest installation of Gales creek Gatherings.
HD 32 • Health • Government November 8
State Rep. Tiffiny Mitchell completes living kidney donation
Oregon State Representative Tiffiny Mitchell (D-Astoria, District 32) announced via email newsletter that on October 16 she completed the process of becoming a living kidney donor.
Gales Creek • Washington County Sheriff's Office • Dorman Pond November 7
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office holds training exercise for their Dive/Rescue team at Dorman Pond
Some Gales Creek community members were startled to see a large number of police vehicles and a dive team at Dorman Pond on Thursday, November 7. There's no need for alarm, though - it's a training exercise.
COLUMN • HISTORY • GALES CREEK November 7
Column | The Diaries of Esther Lilly Hundley: November 3 - November 9, 1930
Gales Creek, 1930. These are the diary entries of Esther Lilly Hundley, who lived in Gales Creek with the Lilly clan after the family moved to Gales Creek in the 1880’s. They paint a picture of what it was like to live in Gales Creek and the surrounding areas. They are published as they were written, with original spelling. In this edition, Baby Ronnie is one month old, trapping season begins and more.
Fire • California • Forest Grove Fire & Rescue November 6
Some Washington County fire crews still assisting at California wildfires
Crews from Banks Fire District 13 returned to Oregon on November 3 after working the Kincade Fire on a 24 hour on, 24 hour off schedule. Some crews from Forest Grove Fire & Rescue and other agencies have stayed a little longer to assist on a new fire near Red Bluff. California.
Gales Creek • Weather • Power October 28
National Weather Service warns of high winds Monday night, Tuesday morning
The local National Weather Service branch located in Portland issued an advisory for the greater Portland metro area and the Oregon Coast, noting that sustained eastern winds of 15 - 25 miles per hour, with gusts of wind 40 to 50 miles per hour might be expected from 7 p.m. Monday night into Tuesday morning.
Fire • California • Forest Grove Fire & Rescue October 28
Forest Grove Fire & Rescue members join almost 300 Oregon firefighters to fight California wildfires
15 crews from Oregon, including staff and equipment from Forest Grove Fire & Rescue, Banks Fire District 13, and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue headed towards the flames to aid Californian firefighters over the weekend, arriving in California on Sunday.
COLUMN • HISTORY • GALES CREEK October 28
Column | The Diaries of Esther Lilly Hundley: October 27 - November 2, 1930
Gales Creek, 1930. These are the diary entries of Esther Lilly Hundley, who lived in Gales Creek with the Lilly clan after the family moved to Gales Creek in the 1880’s. They paint a picture of what it was like to live in Gales Creek and the surrounding areas. They are published as they were written, with original spelling. In this edition, a hunter does the family wrong, and the joys of Amos & Andy are explored.
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