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Independence Day celebrations abound

Independence Day celebrations abound

You can have a good old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration this Saturday right here in western...

From combat medic to Washington County baker

From combat medic to Washington County baker

Robert Bragdon survived military service to open a bakery with his wife in Forest Grove Before he...

Love Rocks Run Photos

Love Rocks Run Photos

More than 600 people lined up to run, walk and raise funds for a community playground during the...

Love Rocks Run celebrates 'joy, happiness' along rural Forest Grove route

Love Rocks Run celebrates 'joy, happiness' along rural Forest Grove route

Sunshine broke through light clouds for the start of the inaugural Love Rocks Run in Forest Grove...


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NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: TRAVIS LOOSE - Cameron, 5 (left), and Mallory Kurth, 2, enjoy the warm waters at Hagg Lake on Saturday, June 27. They and their parents, Joe and Robin Kurth, traveled from Tigard to cool down a little bit and have some fun, they said.
July 01, 2015

The heat is on

by Nancy Townsley
With temperatures hovering near 100, western Washington County residents take to lakes, rivers, pools Break out the coolers and swim fins, folks. It’s going to stay hot for a while in the…
July 01, 2015

Dry conditions could curtail recreational shooting

by Stephanie Haugen
Shooters themselves are supporting the idea of restrictions in Tillamook Forest After extinguishing three fires in the Tillamook State Forest caused by shooting in the last two weeks, Oregon…
July 01, 2015

First section of new water pipeline ready to go in

by Staff
Willamette Water Supply Program partners, the city of Hillsboro and the Tualatin Valley Water District, are teaming up with Washington County to construct nearly 2.7 miles of a large diameter…
COURTESY PHOTO - Gus Wachline (pictured here) proclaimed his innocence to the moment of his public death by hanging in 1898, an incident that weighed so heavily on Washington County Sheriff William Bradford that he claimed it drove him to insanity.
July 01, 2015

Crimes and punishments full of fascinating details

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
From death by cow to 'artistic' hangings to a sheriff driven mad, new book details early Oregon justice You’ve heard their names. Jackson, Purdin, Cornelius and more are well known for the…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - As seen through the restaurants tractor logo, a server coordinates with kitchen staff to keep pace with the many customers who packed 1910 Main for one last dinner Saturday.
July 01, 2015

A last meal at 1910 Main

by (none)
Popular downtown Forest Grove eatery serves its final dinner shift Fans of 1910 Main — An American Bistro packed the popular downtown Forest Grove restaurant Saturday evening for one last meal.…
July 01, 2015

Cornelius business climate forecast? Welcoming, with a touch of…

by Art Heerwagen
Economic development group works on goals to boost city's appeal To ensure Cornelius is conducive to starting and operating a business that might be passed by more than 47,000 cars each day, the…
July 01, 2015

High-cost disability law helps Forest Grove schools

by Kathy Fuller
State boosts fund for educating highest-need students A new state law that will significantly increase funding for school districts to provide an education for the highest-need — and highest…
July 01, 2015

School notes

by Kathy Fuller
Adelante Mujeres wins grant from PGE Foundation Adelante Mujeres, a Forest Grove nonprofit, was one of 27 grant recipients of Portland General Electric Foundation’s second quarter grant cycle.…
July 01, 2015

In Banks, weekend congestion makes parking a chore

by Stephanie Haugen
Painting stalls on Main Street could be a good first step, consultant says On a Tuesday afternoon in downtown Banks, visitors and residents alike have their pick of parking spaces. But those…
July 01, 2015

Marijuana is now legal in Oregon, but there are limits

by Staff
With July 1 changes to marijuana laws, state offers tips and updates As of July 1, recreational marijuana is legal in Oregon for adults 21 and older. But there are limits. The “What’s Legal?”…

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Jul 01, 2015

Police log

by (None)
June 21 - A man was cited for careless driving after crashing into two parked cars in a residential area. - A resident of an assisted living center called to complain that a person who was not…
Jul 01, 2015

Got a flawed-road pet peeve? Make a suggestion

by Travis Loose
Rural roads in western Washington County are out of luck With only two weeks until the July 15 deadline, the clock is ticking for Washington County residents to nominate their most-hated roadway…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: TRAVIS LOOSE - Forest Grove Fire & Rescue would like residents to come pick up these free signs and stick them in their front lawns. Or call and a FGF&R representative will deliver one to you.
Jul 01, 2015

Illegal fireworks carry big fine, large risk this year

by Travis Loose
Early-summer dry temps cause fire officials worry as July 4 holiday approaches With the Fourth of July holiday fast approaching, the Forest Grove Police and Fire departments want to remind…
COURTESY PHOTO - The new Hanson Stadium scoreboard will sit between the barber pole and the flag pole. According to dimensions cited in an information packet from Daktronics Sports Marketing, the new Hanson Stadium scoreboard will be more than 42 feet across and about the same in height. The video display will be roughly 17 feet high by 23 feet wide.
Jul 01, 2015

High-tech scoreboard to light up games at Pacific

by Michael Sproles
New feature should draw more events to Forest Grove Hanson Stadium at Pacific University in Forest Grove will boast a brand new scoreboard complete with video capability this fall. “We’re not…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: CHASE ALLGOOD - TriMet could use part of the proposed payroll tax increase to help fund community shuttle bus operations, like GroveLink that is currently operating in Forest Grove.
Jul 01, 2015

TriMet moves to raise payroll tax to expand regional service

by Jim Redden
TriMet is on track to raise its payroll tax to fund service enhancements next year. The regional transit agency’s Board of Directors was briefed Wednesday on a proposal to raise the tax on most…
Jul 01, 2015

Wine tour takes off from Main Street

by (None)
Classic car owners take their chromed caravan on west county byways Saturday morning, July 18, Main Street Forest Grove will become a showroom of automotive excellence. While the annual Concours…
NEW-TIMES PHOTO: MICHAEL SPROLES - Allen Stephens, chairman of the Concours dElegance organizing committee, is the son of Al Stephens, one of a small group of people who started it all.
Jul 01, 2015

Committee chairman grew up with show

by Michael Sproles
Annual Forest Grove spectacle has been part of Allen Stephens' story Many people think of cars as appliances — metal boxes that simply carry individuals from point A to point B. But to Allen…
Jul 01, 2015

Supercars helps make sick children's dreams come true

by Joel Feder
Dream Drives for Kids charges up support for children facing illness Most supercar owners baby their cars. They keep the miles low and the car will rarely see daylight unless it’s bright and…
Jul 01, 2015

Phone app empowers 'citizen superheroes'

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Are you ready to drop everything at a moment’s notice and rush to save someone’s life? PulsePoint Respond makes it easier than ever for you to do just that. If you’ve got a smart phone, this new…
Jul 01, 2015

Washington County to get less in Gain Share funds

by Peter Wong
Senate Bill 129 gives state's general fund more money Washington County will get less — and some state programs will get more — as lawmakers formally agreed Friday, June 26, to revamp state…




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