Beef Bend Road closed due to sink hole - Release date: 12/22/2015
A sink hole developed on Beef Bend Road on Tuesday, Dec. 22, resulting in closure of the road 1.7 miles west of Hwy 99W. Travelers must use an alternate route.
Caregiver Series Begins in January, Offered at Three Locations - Release date: 12/18/2015
Participants in Powerful Tools for Caregivers will learn how to reduce personal stress, communicate their needs effectively in challenging situations, deal with difficult emotions and make tough caregiving decisions.
Washington County Welcomes New Emergency Management Supervisor - Release date: 12/17/2015
John Wheeler will serve as Washington County’s new emergency management supervisor after spending the last 20 years with the Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency in Vancouver.
Work on culvert, bridge could begin on short notice - Release date: 12/16/2015
Repairs to the 229th Avenue bridge and replacement of the culvert on Timber Road could begin with little or no advance public notice, as Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation crews may need to take immediate advantage of any favorable weather conditions.
Is Washington County Eligible for Federal Flood Assistance? - Release date: 12/15/2015
Washington County Emergency Department is seeking input from the public about their property damage in the recent storms and flooding.
Repairs scheduled for 229th bridge - Release date: 12/15/2015
County crews will make repairs on the Butternut Creek Bridge on 229th Avenue in December. the road will be closed for up to three days for the daytime repairs, but will be open at night. Until the repairs are complete, the bridge is posted with a 25-ton weight limit.
Timber Road closed due to washed out culvert - Release date: 12/11/2015
A culvert on Timber Road was washed out on Monday, Dec. 7, resulting in closure of the road 2 miles north of OR 6/Wilson River Highway. Temporary repairs are in process for an early January reopen.
Road crews prepare for Round 2 of wet windy weather - Release date: 12/09/2015
Washington County road crews are preparing for another round of wet and windy weather. The Department of Land Use & Transportation activated its Department Operations Center today.
Flooding causing road closures, restrictions - Release date: 12/07/2015
Flooding caused by heavy rains is resulting in road closures and restrictions throughout Washington County. Those living in areas prone to flooding and landslides should be prepared to take action conditions worsen. Motorists are advised to use extreme caution.
EMS Advisory Council Member Recruitment - Release date: 12/02/2015
The Washington County Board of Commissioners recruits for EMS Advisory Council members.
Restoration of Washington County Justice Services Building Complete - Release date: 12/02/2015
Following flood damage remediation work by County crews and contractors, the basement of the Washington County Justice Services Building in downtown Hillsboro is now back in service.
Auditor releases Final Follow-up on Executive Expenses - Release date: 12/01/2015
County Auditor John Hutzler released his Final Follow-up Report on his February 2014 Audit of Executive Expenses.
Counseling and Victims’ Services Program Celebrates New Location - Release date: 11/30/2015
Washington County Counseling & Victims’ Services Program (CVS) will host an Open House on Thursday, December 3 to celebrate its new location at 160 SW Washington St., Hillsboro, OR.
Auditor releases Jail Healthcare Follow-up - Release date: 11/25/2015
Washington County Auditor John Hutzler released the first follow-up report on his award-winning audit of Jail Healthcare.
Boards and Commissions Vacancies - Winter 15-16 - Release date: 11/24/2015
The Washington County Board of Commissioners announces vacancies for various boards and commissions.
$95K grant awarded to Washington County for transportation safety plan - Release date: 11/24/2015
A $95,000 grant to help reduce transportation-related injuries and fatalities has been awarded to Washington County’s Department of Land Use & Transportation (LUT) by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). LUT will use the grant to create a Transportation Safety Action Plan (TSAP) that addresses safety for all motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. The plan will use County road crash data to help the project team focus on goals, objectives and tactics to make County roads safer.
El Condado busca sus ideas para mejorar la participación de la comunidad - Release date: 11/19/2015
Las nuevas estrategias para el programa actual de participación pública del condado son el objeto de una encuesta en línea y evento de la comunidad patrocinado por el Condado de Washington.
Dec. 10 Open House for 198th Avenue Project - Release date: 11/17/2015
The public is invited to stop by Hazeldale Elementary School any time between 5 and 7 p.m. to learn more about the proposed project.
County Seeks Your Ideas to Improve Community Involvement - Release date: 11/16/2015
New strategies for the county’s ongoing public participation program are the subject of an online survey and community event sponsored by Washington County.
Significant rainfall predicted; use caution - Release date: 11/12/2015
The National Weather Service is predicting significant rainfall starting tonight [Thursday, 11/12] through Saturday in Southwest Washington and Northwest Oregon. Heavy rains reduce driver's visibility and can result in flooding.