No home cellphone service for many customers

cell coverage map

Starting around November 15 last year, I noticed that I wasn’t getting regular cell service on my Xfinity Mobile phone when I was home. I posted on a couple of social media sites and found that I wasn’t alone.

Development News January 2022

A rendering of the Rock Gym east facade.

• Rock Gym at Peterkort center
• No news from Milltowner
• Thompson Crossing subdivision
• Saltzman Retirement Community

Hard-to-recycle items and Ridwell in Washington County

ridwell box

In 2018, a new company began offering a recycling service to 60 homes in the Seattle area. By November 2020 they expanded to Portland. We’re not exactly sure when they started offering their service in our area, but it quickly became popular. Ads regularly popped up on the neighborhood NextDoor social media feed.

CPO News January 2022

Preliminary lot plan for Bonny Slope Estates

• CPO 1 January meeting
• Neighborhood meetings
• Future of the CPO program discussed with Commissioners
• CPO 1 December meeting

Saving Animals at the Bonnie L. Hays Small Animal Shelter

dog reunion

The Bonnie L. Hays Small Animal Shelter is one of Washington County’s best-known hubs of animal services—from dogs and cats to bunnies and even tortoises, Bonnie Hays reunites lost pets with their owners. Bonnie Hays seeks to give every animal proper care, and when animals go unclaimed, their partnerships ensure that each pet gets a second chance at a loving new home.

Road News January 2022

• Saltzman PAC meeting
• Thompson Road/Kenny Terrace Online Open House
• Cornell Road project now underway
• Filbert sidewalk project delayed
• Walker-Murray intersection construction update
• Oregon 217 Auxiliary Lanes Project
• TriMet service reductions start January 10
• Cornell tunnel update

Garden News January 2022

garden allies

• Get to know your garden allies
• Tree seedling sale at Skyline Grange
• Master Gardener monthly gardening tips
• Selecting Seeds

Red alders – already dreaming of spring

alder catkins

The leaves have fallen, and the woods seem quiet. We tend to cozy up in our homes, and most deciduous trees are dormant too. Their energy lies deep in their roots, as they seem to wait patiently for warmer weather. Not the alders. You may have noticed that they are already sporting catkins.

Japanese Beetle update

japanese beetles

After another successful year conducting our Japanese Beetle Eradication project, it’s our pleasure to share with you how our 2021 season went.

Business News January 2022

• New Hawaiian restaurant!
• 7th annual community ‘Shred-It’ Day at Sunset Credit Union
• Cedar Mill Business Association
• TOP 10 fun facts for the 2021 Cedar • Mill Farmers Market
• New childcare Open House
• Seller’s Market Seminar at the Ackerly
• Village Gallery of Arts

Library News January 2022

library owl logo

• Cedar Mill and Bethany Community • Libraries
• Winter Reading
• Kids
• Teens & Tweens
• Adults
• Second Edition Resale: Sidewalk Sale and Store Shopping

Washington County Boards and Commissions Vacancies Winter 2022

washington county boards

Various boards, committees, and commissions advise the Board of Commissioners (BCC) on matters of interest to people who live and work in Washington County. Commission members are volunteers appointed by the BCC. Committees themselves do not pass ordinances to establish policy; their purpose is to study issues and make recommendations.

Community News January 2022

go bag diagram

• Viva Village monthly calendar of events
• Is Your Go Bag Ready to Go? Let’s Cedar Hills Ready! Quake Up!
• Sunset Racquetball’s annual tree recycling fundraiser
• Civics for Adults
• BSD open enrollment for 2022-23 school year
• 55+? Join the Friendship Circle!
• Afterschool Is Cool poster contest
• Join us “virtually” at the Washington County Public Affairs Forum!
• Basic mediation training
• Join Sunset High School’s Climate Change Club January recycling drive
• Sunset HS Marching Band Can & Bottle Drive
• Sunset Youth Lacrosse
• Ask the WSCO: What kinds of preparations should I make for winter driving?
• TVF&R offers tips to see you safely through winter storms
• Street tree mapping project needs volunteers
• Maxine Dexter Town Hall
• Join Sen. Steiner-Hayward for a virtual Town Hall!
• January Inside WashCo Radio
• Arts & Communication Magnet Academy (ACMA) Spectacular
• ACMA’s January Restaurant Night Fundraiser at Panda Express
• Join Cascade Prime Timers