Washington County Fair's opening-day heatwave doesn't wither crowd

Washington County Fair's opening-day heatwave doesn't wither crowd

Thursday’s scorching heat did nothing to deter young or old — seeking thrills on a...

Where now, brown cow?

Where now, brown cow?

With the 500-pound creature snared securely by the ankle, Jay Meyer was finally able to look her...

PERILOUSLY perched POOCH

PERILOUSLY perched POOCH

When the worried calls start coming in, Farm and Garden Store employees know Bojo is perched on...

Will concrete plant leave historic home in dust?

Will concrete plant leave historic home in dust?

Zoning laws didn’t exist in Forest Grove in 1854, when A.T. “God Almighty” Smith...

Funding 'hiccup' slows Cornelius Place project

Funding 'hiccup' slows Cornelius Place project

Luke-Dorf housing project also excluded from state tax credit program Cornelius city officials...


Forest Grove's Latest News

COURTESY PHOTO: FOREST GROVE FIRE & RESCUE - Firefighting crews battle heavy smoke at a wood-chip blaze in Cornelius Saturday night.
August 02, 2015

Cornelius wood-chip blaze draws five agencies to N. Fourth…

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Firefighters from five western Washington County agencies battled a wood-chip blaze on North Fourth Avenue north of Walmart in Cornelius Saturday night, according to posts on the Cornelius Fire…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: TRAVIS LOOSE - (From left) Ali Groshong, Emily Olson, Chris Breeding and Tiana Rudolf participate in the Washington County Fair's Pig Scramble on Thursday morning in Hillsboro. It was Olson's second, Rudolf and Bredding's third and Groshong's fifth year showing pigs at the fair.
August 05, 2015

Washington County Fair's opening-day heatwave doesn't wither…

by Travis Loose
Thursday’s scorching heat did nothing to deter young or old — seeking thrills on a carnival ride, a peek at barnyard animals or a tall cone of cotton candy — from turning out on opening day of…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper told Kerry Eggers in October 2014 that his life after professional wrestling was all about fun and family. Piper died Friday, July 31, at age 61.
July 31, 2015

Wrestler, Oregon entrepreneur 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper dies

by Pamplin Media Group
Pro wrestler, entrepreneur and comedian “Rowdy” Roddy Piper of Gaston died Friday. He was 61. The World Wrestling Federation (now World Wrestling Entertainment) hall-of-famer and…
COURTESY PHOTO: FOREST GROVE FIRE & RESCUE - An attic in a duplex on 22nd Avenue in Forest Grove caught fire Thursday but was quickly extinguished by firefighters.
July 31, 2015

Fire destroys duplex attic in Forest Grove

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Firefighters contained an attic blaze in a duplex in the 300 block of 22nd Avenue at Kingwood Street in Forest Grove Thursday evening. Forest Grove Fire & Rescue personnel responded to an alarm…
July 29, 2015

Officer probed for harassment resigns

by Nancy Townsley
Jody Petersen, the North Plains police officer and part-time Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was twice under investigation last year — once in Washington state and once in…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - From left to right, volunteers Susie Eggleston, Keri Wetzel and Shannon Holscher hand out lunches at Forest Groves Bard Park last Friday.
July 29, 2015

Behind-the-scenes program fills nutrition gap

by Kathy Fuller
While school hallways are quiet and classrooms are empty during the summer, there’s one group of folks working hard behind the scenes to make sure that close to 1,200 children and teens in…
COURTESY PHOTOS - During the week-long trip to Japan July 20-26, a banquet honoring the Forest Grove Sister City delegation their host families took place at the Nyuzen Community Center. Here, delegates sing to the people of Nyuzen in Japanese
July 29, 2015

Nyuzen trip opens hearts, minds to other people

by Karen Hessen
It is a different world returning here to Forest Grove. Unlike when I arrived in Nyuzen, there were no applauding crowds gathered. When I drive away no one stands waving until I am out of sight.…
COURTESY PHOTO - A surveillance camera caught this image of a man who robbed the Lucky Market in Forest Grove at gunpoint Monday afternoon.
July 29, 2015

Man robs market at gunpoint

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Forest Grove Police are looking for a man who robbed the Lucky Market at gunpoint in Forest Grove Monday afternoon. The store is located in the 2800 block of Sunset Drive at the corner of…
July 29, 2015

Police Log

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July 19 A property owner called police after an unwanted food cart showed up. The food cart owner left on request. A citizen flagged down an officer on Main Street and reported that a woman was…
COURTESY PHOTO - Normally ranging from $60 to $75, the new cost for seniors interested in outdoor recreation is only $15 thanks to Adventures Without Limits Quality of Life Enrichment grant from the Community Enhancement Program committee. Schedules and signups are at the Senior & Community Center in Forest Grove.
July 29, 2015

Grants boost seniors, gardeners, art lovers, market-goers

by Travis Loose
Get ready to see new sculptures around town, upgrades to the city’s community garden and adventurous seniors kayaking along rivers and lakes. On July 1, the Forest Grove City Council officially…

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Jul 29, 2015

Adventure comes to a park near you

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
For one thing, they can see stars. Urban families who travel to Stub Stewart State Park in western Washington County as part of the “Let’s Go Camping” program notice the difference in the night…
Jul 29, 2015

Cornelius shows movies in park through Aug. 28

by Art Heerwagen
With the carefree days of summer drawing all too quickly to a close, there are still some fun events scheduled by the city of Cornelius to help crowd out all those back-to-school ads. n Starting…
Jul 29, 2015

Sustainability a focus of city grant program

by Travis Loose
The Forest Grove Sustainability Commission has taken on a lot of responsibility. On July 1, the Forest Grove City Council awarded about one-quarter of available Community Enhancement Program…
HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTOS: DOUG BURKHARDT - It wont be long now -- preparations are under way to spruce up the fairgrounds and get all the rides and booths set up for this years Washington County Fair, which kicks off Thursday at 10 a.m.
Jul 29, 2015

Washington County fair kicks off July 30

by Doug Burkhardt
The annual Washington County Fair is back this week for another season of “Big Fair Fun.” This year’s festivities get started Thursday, July 30, and conclude Sunday, Aug. 2. Lisa DuPre,…
Jul 29, 2015

New year, new look

by Kathy Fuller
Portland Community College’s Hillsboro Center is throwing its doors open wide this fall and welcoming students with a revamped schedule, offering more classes, more subject options and…
Jul 29, 2015

Night out counters recent negative images of police

by Travis Loose
With new videos of horrifying police misconduct popping up on the Internet seemingly every week, even good cops start to wonder if the people they serve will become skeptical or mistrustful. To…
Jul 29, 2015

Rummage sale to benefit high school adventure club

by Pamplin Media Group
Find some great deals and help students in Forest Grove High School’s Adventure Club at the same time on Saturday, Aug. 8 during a 50-family rummage sale. The sale takes place from 9 a.m. to 4…
Jul 29, 2015

Evening of video poker ends with alleged rape

by Clara Howell
It began as a casual night out with a friend, but ended in terror. On June 10, after an evening playing video poker, a 41-year-old Forest Grove woman returned to her apartment around 10 p.m. to…
COURTESY PHOTO - Years ago these two-foot-tall ceramic dolls were made for Washington County Disability, Aging and Veteran Services in Hillsboro by a man from Forest Grove, according to Janet Long, who works at the agency. WCDAVS is in the process of moving its offices, and Long is asking for the publics help locating the man who created the elderly lifelike dolls, or his family members, to see if theyd like them back. Contact Long at janet_long@co. washington.or.us or call 503-846-3081.
Jul 29, 2015

Is there a doll-maker in the Grove?

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Jul 27, 2015

Walk or run to support Prader-Willi Syndrome research

by Pamplin Media Group
Event takes place Aug. 1 at Hillsboro High School The community is invited to participate in a 5K run/walk Saturday, Aug. 1, to benefit the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research. The event, One…




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