Wetlands discussion brings ideas to the table

Wetlands discussion brings ideas to the table

A Killin Wetlands open house sparks brainstorming Viewing platforms, events space, public art,...

Mayors talk Cornelius water, Forest Grove economics

Mayors talk Cornelius water, Forest Grove economics

Jef Dalin, Pete Truax take turns at the microphone in dual 'state of city' addresses Two weeks...

Bag&Baggage, Hillsboro explore purchase of Wells Fargo building

Bag&Baggage, Hillsboro explore purchase of Wells Fargo building

The city of Hillsboro and Bag&Baggage Productions are exploring the feasibility of turning the...

Meeting explores chipmaker's emissions oversight

Meeting explores chipmaker's emissions oversight

Intel officials tell crowd of 30 they're working to keep act clean Intel Corp. appears to have a...


Forest Grove's Latest News

February 27, 2015

Forest Grove Armory closed due to lead levels

by Stephanie Haugen
All National Guard-organized drills and other events scheduled at the Forest Grove Armory, 2950 Taylor Way, have been temporarily cancelled due to detection of potentially high levels of lead in…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - STEVEN DOUGLAS ROCKETT
February 27, 2015

Jurors hear about Facebook messages, hidden cameras in sex abuse…

by Betty Campbell
State’s exhibit number three took the forefront of testimony in the case against Steven Douglas Rockett Friday in the Hillsboro courtroom of Judge Andrew W. Erwin. Rockett, 46, a Forest Grove…
Yvonne Curtis
February 25, 2015

Curtis finalist for job at Bend-LaPine schools

by Kathy Fuller
Forest Grove School District Superintendent Yvonne Curtis is one of four finalists for the superintendent job in central Oregon's Bend-LaPine School District. Curtis will spend two days in Bend…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTOS - This is one of Kathleen Leathams favorite illustrations because the reflection of cookies in the boys eyes shows such creativity, she said.
February 25, 2015

Dementia patients collaborate to create children's book

by Stephanie Haugen
Project brings joy, purpose to residents at Forest Grove care center “Tommy and Bob’s Hunt for Treasure” doesn’t reveal the struggles of its 20 authors. The colorful pages, which teem with…
February 25, 2015

The true price of 'free' online services

by Sean Garmire
Panelists explore privacy issues in next Forest Grove library 'Conversation' Every time you create or post on your social-media profile — whether Facebook, LinkedIn or Google+ — you are baring…
February 25, 2015

CPO program undergoes changes

by Stephanie Haugen
County commissioners will weigh pros and cons of system Citizen involvement in local government can be a puzzle, and one of the integral Washington County pieces is morphing. The county’s…
Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - John and Amber McVean of Forest Grove have been practicing, getting ready for their music and dance acts at the upcoming Stars in the Grove community talent show.
February 25, 2015

It's a family affair

by Stephanie Haugen
Two members of the McVean family ready for Stars in the Grove Talent runs in the McVean family. That’s why father and daughter John and Amber will show off their skills this Saturday, Feb. 28,…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Kids can learn to rock climb in central Oregon for spring break through Adventures Without Limits.
February 25, 2015

Send kids to camp for spring break

by Stephanie Haugen
A week off from school can be filled with art, adventure, animals Ah, spring. It’s time to say hello to sunshine, rain showers, bumblebees and flowers. For those with school-age children, it may…
February 25, 2015

Board slots fail to attract hopefuls

by Nancy Townsley
Eight seats open in three western Washington County school districts As of Tuesday morning, Feb. 24 — with less than three weeks to go before the filing deadline at the Washington County…
February 25, 2015

More money coming to community projects

by Scott Schlegel
Other changes to program are being considered by Forest Grove councilors Funds available for community enhancement projects in Forest Grove will nearly double this year thanks to higher fees…

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Feb 25, 2015

Centro's new leaf raked by awkward departure

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Executive director leaves 'under duress' and chair blames miscommunication With an infusion of fresh board members and a search for a new executive director, Centro Cultural de Washington County…
Feb 25, 2015

Citizens press DEQ on air permit application

by Kathy Fuller
Intel wants to double air contaminant limits Many questions remain to be answered to satisfy the public’s concern over Intel Corporation’s air emissions at its Aloha and Ronler Acres chip…
Feb 25, 2015

Knight cancer center gives $50,000 to Virginia Garcia

by Pamplin Media Group
Clinics will use grant to boost colorectal cancer screenings among Latino residents The Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation and Health Center was recently awarded $50,000 from the OHSU Knight…
Feb 25, 2015

Pacific speaker tells sex-trade survivors to 'roll up their…

by Bethany Forster
'Faithful fathers,' late entry into sex trade helped women recover Inspired by the first smile on a friend and sex-trade survivor’s face after donated dental work, Lila Lee founded the Lake…
Feb 25, 2015

Grant awards give kids' dental care a boost

by (none)
Funding will support school-based dental programs statewide Two Cornelius nonprofits — the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Foundation and Centro Cultural of Washington County — are among 15…
Feb 25, 2015

School notes

by (none)
Forest Grove board OKs boundary change plan The Forest Grove School Board Monday night approved a boundary adjustment that will relieve crowding at Cornelius Elementary School next year. The…
Feb 25, 2015

Cornelius marijuana facility ordinance ready for approval

by Art Heerwagen
Following a work session on Feb. 12, the Cornelius City Council moved an amended medical marijuana facility ordinance forward for a public hearing and final approval at its March 2 meeting. The…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF THE OREGON STATE ARCHIVES - The preamble to the Oregon Constitution is part of the historic document that needs vital repairs.
Feb 25, 2015

Schoolchildren asked to help restore Oregon Constitution document

by Shasta Kearns Moore
A $60,000 campaign would restore and permanently display the 158-year-old document To address a longtime funding shortage, the Oregon secretary of state's office has issued a challenge to…
(Image is Clickable Link) Photo Credit: COURTESY OF PORTLANDSPORTS.COM - The Pacific University Boxers battle the Portland Stags (a professional Ultimate Frisbee team) for the top sports logo in the region.
Feb 23, 2015

Boxers hope to toss aside Stags for mascot supremacy

by Pamplin Media Group
With time running out, the politicians have jumped into the middle of the smackdown of sports mascots. After a month of online voting, the Pacific University Boxers hold a healthy lead over the…
Photo Credit: WASHINGTON COUNTY FIRE DISRICT - Nathan and Laurie Van Roekel were honored for their quick actions on Feb. 10.
Feb 23, 2015

Father saved by wife and son by CPR

by Jim Redden
The life of a North Plains father who went into cardiac arrest while doing chores on his family's farm was saved by the quick action of his wife and son. When Troy Van Roekel collapsed on Jan.…




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