Food Waste Prevention Campaign Wins State Award - Release date: 06/14/2016
At their annual conference in Portland last week, the Association of Oregon Recyclers awarded its Recycler of the Year award in the education and promotion program category to the “Eat Smart, Waste Less Challenge.”
Rural road chip seal plans for 2016 - Release date: 06/08/2016
Several rural roads will be chip sealed this summer to preserve the road surface and extend the life of the road. This work will cause short-term inconvenience, but the result is a long-term benefit.
Washington County Agencies Practice for Earthquake as Part of Cascadia Rising Exercise - Release date: 06/06/2016
Agencies and organizations throughout Washington County will participate in a multi-state earthquake exercise this week. Public guidance about disaster preparedness is available at key websites.
Stay Safe and Healthy During this Weekend’s Hot Spell - Release date: 06/03/2016
Tips to help people and pets stay healthy this weekend, plus cooling center information.
Proposals for small road improvements due July 15 - Release date: 06/02/2016
New proposals for small-scale road improvements received by July 15 will be considered in the next round of project selection. To be eligible, proposals must address a safety or connectivity issue on a County Road.
Scoggins Dam seismic studies will impact traffic at Hagg Lake - Release date: 05/26/2016
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's seismic testing of Scoggins Dam will impact traffic at Hagg Lake starting June 13. West Shore Drive across the dam will remain open, but only one-way southbound traffic will be allowed.
Dust control contributes to safety on gravel roads - Release date: 05/25/2016
Dust control improves safety by increasing gravel road stability on curves and hills.
Night-time road work on Tualatin-Sherwood Rd and Hwy 99W - Release date: 05/24/2016
Night-time work on Roy Rogers Road, Tualatin-Sherwood Road, and Hwy 99W begins June 1 for traffic signal detection loop upgrades.
Washington County & Safe Kids Encourage Water Safety at Hagg Lake - Release date: 05/23/2016
Visitors to Scoggins Valley Park at Henry Hagg Lake are urged to use personal floatation devices at all times, regardless of swimming ability. Parents and other responsible adults must monitor their children’s activities at all times and ensure they wear properly fitted PFDs when on, in or near the water.
Budget Committee Approves $1 Billion Spending Plan - Release date: 05/19/2016
Washington County’s approved $1 billion all-funds budget includes upgrades and repairs to facilities and technology as well as modest investments in mental health care, community engagement and affordable housing.
URMD publishes annual report - Release date: 05/18/2016
The 2014-2015 Urban Road Maintenance District Annual Report is available online. Nearly 95% of URMD streets are rated in "good" or better pavement condition.
Family Members of Three Fallen Service Members to Speak at Washington County Memorial Day Ceremony - Release date: 05/18/2016
The ceremony takes place at 2 p.m. on May 30th at the Veterans Memorial Gateway in Hillsboro. All are welcome.
Preschool Promise to Help 170 Washington County Children Attend Preschool this Fall - Release date: 05/17/2016
The Oregon Department of Education Early Learning Division has awarded over $2 million to Early Learning Washington County to help children from low-income families attend preschool this fall.
Open house scheduled for Roy Rogers, Bull Mountain projects - Release date: 05/13/2016
An open house for two projects on Roy Rogers and Bull Mountain roads will be from 5-7 p.m. June 8 at Scholls Heights Elementary School, 16400 SW Loon Drive.
Saturday Hours & Traffic Changes to Help Voters Beat Election Deadline - Release date: 05/12/2016
Washington County elections officials are asking last-minute voters to drop off their ballots well before 8 p.m. this Tuesday, May 17, so that all ballots are processed in a timely manner. The Elections Office will be open for part of Saturday and traffic revisions on Murray Boulevard will be in place Tuesday to ensure safety.
Open house scheduled for 198th Avenue improvements - Release date: 05/10/2016
An open house for the SW 198th Avenue improvements will be 5-7 p.m. June 2 at Edwards Aloha Community Center, 4375 SW Edwards Place.
Washington County Public Health Begins Nurse-Family Partnership Services - Release date: 05/09/2016
The Nurse-Family Partnership program provides nurse home visitation services to low-income, first time mothers.
Local Events Shine a Spotlight on Prevention - Release date: 05/06/2016
May 15-21, 2016, is National Prevention Week, an annual observance to increase public awareness and action around mental health and substance use disorders. Several public events are taking place in Washington County before and during Prevention Week.
Ballots Must Be Received at Official Collection Sites by 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 17 - Release date: 05/06/2016
Elections officials are encouraging voters to drop ballots off as soon as possible for the May 17 primary election so that all ballots are processed in a timely manner.
Open house scheduled for Walker Road/Murray Boulevard intersection - Release date: 05/04/2016
Open House scheduled for Walker Road/Murray Boulevard improvements May 12 at Holy Trinity Parish, Beaverton