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Woman arrested after fleeing traffic stop near Banks; meth, gun seized
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ore. (KPTV) - A 24-year-old woman was arrested after she fled a traffic stop near Banks, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. On Monday, at about 2:50 a.m., a deputy tried to stop a silver Honda Accord for a traffic violation on Highway 47. The driver of the Honda did not stop and continued driving.
Several county leaders grill Oregon forestry officials after sawmill closures, including one in Banks
Three sawmills have closed in Oregon within less than two months, including one in Banks, prompting several counties’ leaders to grill state forestry officials about a plan that would limit logging in western Oregon forests. The mill closures in Banks, Philomath and Springfield resulted in a loss of 183 jobs, as reported by the Salem Statesmen Journal. The mill owners pointed to market factors like high log costs, but they also called out state policies around species protections, including the Western Oregon State Forests Habitat Conservation Plan. The habitat conservation plan was on the agenda on Friday, Feb. 23, for the Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee, which is made up of seven county commissioners from different parts of the state who advise the Board of Forestry and state forester. Oregon Public Broadcasting is a news partner of the Pamplin Media Group. Find the original story here.
Beaverton residents arrested for neighborhood mail theft
Keep an eye on your mailboxes: Two people have been arrested following a mail theft spree in Beaverton. Around 2 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a report of mail theft in the 4500 block of Southwest 160th Avenue, authorities reported. “An observant community member” noticed a dark-color 2015 Chevy Equinox that pulled up to a neighborhood mailbox. According to police, the person saw the...
Hillsboro Passes New Short Term Rental Rules Allowing Path Forward For Illegal Units In City To Comply
Last week the City Council of Hillsboro passed Ordinance 6467 to create specific Code language that will allow Short Term Rentals in Residential zones in Hillsboro. Airbnb, VRBO rentals, and the like have been illegal and against our City Codes here, except for those that could get permitted under a modified Bed and Breakfast permit, which required a public hearing. By my count, as many as 400 have existed in the past; those numbers have dwindled with competition and COVID-19. While investigating this issue, the City hired consultants documenting about 170 active Short Term Rentals or STRs. Of those, only FIVE (5) owners have received permits to operate legally! I am sure most of you know of a home in your area used as a rental for people staying the weekend or a week or two. Some have had no issues, and others have seen wild parties thrown in their neighborhood- the stories vary with the property owner and operator.
Washington County law enforcement searching for man suspected of planting a camera in fitting room
The Washington County Sheriff's office is searching for a man suspected of hiding a recording device in a store fitting room. On Dec. 26, authorities said they were alerted after a camera was found in a local clothing store. Law enforcement did not state in what store the device was found. After being analyzed by the Washington County Digital Forensic Lab, detectives with the Violent Crimes Unit discovered multiple photos...
Metro seeks community input on traffic-management plans around Portland, region
Want to have your say on how Metro will spend federal funds on transportation planning between 2024 and 2027? March is the month to do so. Metro is the regional government serving the urban portions of Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties. Its responsibilities are as diverse as transportation planning, solid waste management and operating The Oregon Zoo. The Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Plan is in the process of being amended. The new plan calls for an upgrade to traffic signal systems at intersections throughout all three counties to allow for coordinated signal timing. Residents who wish to offer input have until 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, to do so. People can share their views here. Details on the amendments also can be found at this site.
Salem man serves jail time, owes thousands for poaching giant white sturgeon
A Salem man served jail time and owes thousands in fines for poaching a giant white sturgeon and four oversized sturgeon in Scappoose Bay in 2022, according to Oregon State Police. Julio Duran pleaded guilty to felony take/possession of a giant white sturgeon — a fish which was over 7 feet long and...
WATCH: TriMet’s A Better Red Disruption Starting March 16th
PORTLAND, Ore. – TriMet will have a final disruption from March 16th to March 24th along the MAX Blue Line in Hillsboro. On February 16th, RT&S reported that TriMet’s Gateway North MAX station (as part of its A Better Red MAX Extension and Reliability Improvements Project) will be open on March 4th. Now, the agency has announcedthat construction of its A Better Red MAX Extension and Reliability Improvements Projects will have a final planned disruption from Saturday, March 16th to Sunday, March 24th along the MAX Blue Line in Hillsboro. During this time, crews will finish signal work in and around the Fair Complex/Hillsboro Airport MAX Station.” Below is a video from TriMet detailing the disruption.
A Culinary Journey: Discover 8 Amazing Pizzas in Hillsboro
In this article, we explore eight exceptional pizza places in Hillsboro. Have you had the chance to visit any of these spots? We'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below.
Portland police ask for help finding endangered man
PORTLAND Ore. (KPTV) - Portland police are asking for help finding an endangered man. On Monday, the Portland Police Bureau’s Missing Persons Unit said Phillip Sumner, 58, was last seen on Saturday, November 18, 2023, in the Hillsboro area. Both detectives and family are worried about Phillip due to...
🚧 Update: Single Lane Alternating Traffic on Highway 97 South of Dawson Creek Due to Stalled Vehicle
The time displayed is local to the original 511 traffic site in Alaska. Drivers on Highway 97 should prepare for delays as a stalled vehicle between 227 Road and 225 Road, approximately 3 kilometers south of Dawson Creek, is currently causing a disruption. Traffic is being managed using a single lane alternating system to facilitate flow around the obstruction. Transportation officials have indicated that the next update regarding this situation will be provided on Friday, February 23, at 1:00 PM MST, following the last update which was given on the same day at 10:26 AM MST. Motorists are advised to exercise caution when traveling through this area and to plan for potential delays in their commute.
Banks wrestlers shine with third place finish at 3A state wrestling tournament
Things just keep getting better for the Banks High School wrestling team. After a fourth-place team finish at last year’s state tournament, this year, the Braves went a step further, placing third at the OSAA/OnPoint 3A Boys State Championships held on Feb. 22-23, at the Memorial Coliseum in Portland. “We talked about it last week, we want to climb the ladder and get better every year,” Banks head coach Dan...
Mayor Monday: Forest Grove sees growing parks and e-vehicle rebates
Mayor Monday: Forest Grove sees growing parks and e-vehicle rebates.
Survey shows opposition to tolling across metro region, strongest pushback in Clackamas County
According to a recent survey, three-quarters of Portland metro area residents oppose tolling local freeways. The cities of West Linn, Lake Oswego, Tualatin and Wilsonville, along with the union United Food and Commercial Workers, contracted local research firm DHM to conduct a region-wide tolling and transportation survey that featured this finding, among others. These communities and others in Clackamas County have long resisted plans by the Oregon Department of Transportation to place tolls on I-5 and I-205. More than a third of respondents, 39%, said...
Scappoose students set their sights high in 'If I Were Mayor' contest
Youngsters who may have a yearning to become mayor of Scappoose were announced at the Scappoose City Council meeting Tuesday, Feb. 20. The contest, “If I Were Mayor,” officially concluded with the announcement of winners in various school grade categories. The yearly contest, put on by the Oregon Mayors Association, is open to local youths enrolled in school or being home schooled for the 2023-24 school year. ...
Salvation Army Pathway of Hope helps Oregon single dad get back on track
The Washington County HOPE Center is helping James Rice succeed, one goal at a time. “What am I gonna do? How am I going to function? How am I gonna get through the day?”. Those were the questions James Rice said he used to wake up to each morning. His life had unraveled. Before, he had a job and a home. He’d even gained custody of his two sons on June 3, 2020.
Hillsboro Parks & Recreation to Plant 170 Trees, Replace Hazardous Cherry Trees Near Senior Center
Climate change and pests are causing some trees in Hillsboro to decline. In response, Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Maintenance professionals plan to plant 170 trees this year. However, 14 hazardous cherry trees near the Hillsboro Community Senior Center on 8th Avenue need to be removed due to falling branches.
Exciting Enhancements Coming to Hillsboro Parks: Shute, Evergreen, Orenco Woods, and Rood Bridge
Metro’s pilot Nature in Neighborhoods Community Choice Grant Program is set to fund new projects in Hillsboro neighborhood and regional parks. These projects were chosen from 118 original ideas proposed by community members. The parks to be enhanced include Shute Park, Evergreen Park I and II, Orenco Woods Nature Park, and Rood Bridge Park.
Washington County 6A and 5A wrestlers show out at state championships
Champions, champions, everywhere champions. The OSAA/OnPoint 6A and 5A State Boys and Girls Wrestling Championships were held this past Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23-24, at the Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum in Portland, and while a team title wasn’t in the cards for Washington County schools representing, individual championships and state placers were plentiful. On the girls side, Liberty High School boasted two state champions: junior Bianca Miranda and senior Gracee Grenfell. ...
Experience Authentic Flavors: The Top 3 Mexican Restaurants in Forest Grove
In this article, we'll be exploring three delightful Mexican restaurants located in Forest Grove. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments yet? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences. Please feel free to leave your comments below.