Art vs. Ebola

Art vs. Ebola

Pacific art professor finds creative way to fight deadly virus and heal ravaged communities To...

Forest Grove dog attack tests new county ordinance

Forest Grove dog attack tests new county ordinance

Animal Services to meet this week with owners of attacking dogs Rip the cat earned his name, says...

Carlton motorcyclist dies in crash near Forest Grove

Carlton motorcyclist dies in crash near Forest Grove

A Carlton woman was killed Saturday when her motorcycle was struck by a car in Washington County....

Mayoral 'overHall'

Mayoral 'overHall'

Gaston's new leader is proactive when tackling problems in small town Tony Hall has been...

Pacific lu'au draws 2,000 to Forest Grove over weekend

Pacific lu'au draws 2,000 to Forest Grove over weekend

Event celebrates its 55th year with a theme of cooperation It’s always a crowd-pleaser, and...

Spanish bee spells 'é-x-i-t-o' (success)

Spanish bee spells 'é-x-i-t-o' (success)

Forest Grove hosts fifth annual event for dual-language students A sea of spellers spilled from...

Who's got talent? FGHS!

Who's got talent? FGHS!

The Forest Grove High School Talent Show is becoming a spring tradition, allowing students to...


Forest Grove's Latest News

April 23, 2015

Third and fourth crashes along Hwy. 47 within a week send two to…

by Nancy Townsley
A pair of crashes in different spots on Highway 47 within 20 minutes resulted in two people being transported to hospitals with non-life threatening injuries Wednesday night. According to Forest…
WAYNE HART
April 22, 2015

Sergeant leaves trail of sex-tinged turmoil as he exits local…

by Nancy Townsley
Report finds 'ladies' man' Wayne Hart made unwanted advances Earlier this month Sergeant Wayne Hart ended nearly two decades with the Forest Grove Police Department. And while his departure was…
COURTESY OF STARBUCKS CORP. - Coffee House Holdings, a subsidiary of Seattle's Starbucks Corp., is seeking liquor licenses for five more Portland-area shops that could be added to the Starbucks Evening program, where beer and wine are served.
April 22, 2015

Starbucks seeks liquor licenses for more 'Evenings' shops

by Pamplin Media Group
Starbucks is adding a few more Portland-area coffee shops to its “evenings” menu. Coffee House Holdings Inc., a subsidiary of Seattle’s Starbucks Corp., applied this month for Oregon liquor…
McLain
April 22, 2015

Gun rights backers launch recall of legislators

by Doug Burkhardt
Sen. Riley, Rep. McLain targeted for supporting SB 941 In the wake of the Oregon Senate’s passage of Senate Bill 941, two local legislators have become the target of a recall effort by…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTOS: KATHY FULLER - Storyteller Sam Payne performed for Echo Shaw Elementary School students.
April 22, 2015

Sam Payne urges students to 'tell stories'

by Kathy Fuller
Echo Shaw Elementary gets surprise visit from Utah storyteller Students at Echo Shaw Elementary School in Cornelius got a surprise visit from Sam Payne Friday morning. Payne is one of five…
COURTESY PHOTO: LYNN KETCHUM - Azaleas should be pruned lightly after they bloom in spring.
April 22, 2015

Put clippers to good use pruning shrubs correctly

by Kym Pokorny
'Topping' destroys natural beauty of shrub and compromises its structure Every gardener owns a pair of clippers, but not every one knows how to use them for the daunting job of pruning shrubs.…
April 22, 2015

Residents unleash support for Cornelius dog park

by Art Heerwagen
At a public meeting last Wednesday evening, Cornelius residents told city officials they had no objections to the recently proposed off-leash dog park, but that they had some concerns they’d…
April 22, 2015

Trail meeting dispels concerns, boosts vision

by Wade Evanson
Vision is coming closer to reality for a trail connecting bikers, hikers and horseback riders between Gaston and an area just north of McMinnville. With the help of financing secured through…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Bag&Baggage Productions Artistic Director Scott Palmer welcomed Forest Grove resident Beth Lewis as the theater troupe's new managing director during a 2015-16 season announcement gala Saturday night, April 18.
April 22, 2015

Troupe gives Forest Grove woman lead manager role

by Stephanie Haugen
Anne Mueller returns to ballet roots after two years with Bag&Baggage Since eighth grade, Beth Lewis knew what she wanted: to be on the stage, immersing herself in theater. “I never wanted to do…
JOSHUA BROWN
April 22, 2015

Child-grabber gets four years

by (None)
Joshua Alan Brown pleads guilty to second-degree kidnapping in incident Joshua Alan Brown, the 29-year-old man who briefly grabbed a child from a classroom at Joseph Gale Elementary School in…

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COURTESY PHOTO - A red-tailed hawks nest sits high in a tree on the 34-acre property northeast of Gaston that was recently purchased by Metro for $475,000.
Apr 22, 2015

Metro continues to expand Gaston-area holdings

by Pamplin Media Group
Regional land-use agency adds 34 acres one month after earlier purchase Note:The paper version of this story--and an earlier online version--gave an erroneous purchase price, which has been…
Apr 22, 2015

Centro Cultural hires new director

by (None)
Maria Caballero Rubio has been hired as the new executive director of Centro Cultural de Washington County, replacing Jose Rivera, who left the Cornelius-based nonprofit in January. Born in…
Apr 22, 2015

Somber anniversary marked by another crash

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Monday accident at Highway 47 and Verboort Road sends two to hospital Less than two weeks after the anniversary of a horrendous double-fatal crash that killed two promising Pacific University…
COURTESY PHOTO: OSU EXTENSION SERVICE - Common garter snakes can help with pest control.
Apr 22, 2015

Snakes: A garden's best friend?

by Kym Pokorny
From slugs to grubs, slithery reptiles eat a variety of garden pests Gardeners should be glad to see snakes glide through the garden. These much-maligned reptiles consume garden pests, including…
Apr 22, 2015

Rotary honors two Banks students

by Kathy Fuller
Senior, eighth-grader selected for academics, service Lindsey Epifano, a senior at Banks High School, and Gracie Nelson, an eighth-grader at Banks Middle School, have been selected at the April…
Apr 22, 2015

Banks briefs

by Stephanie Haugen
The Banks City Council met last Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Here are a few items of note. - There was a brief discussion about allowing food carts in Banks. The city charter does not currently…
Apr 22, 2015

Project Unify stages play about cyber-bullying

by (None)
Project Unify stages play about cyber-bullying Project Unify Productions will take on the topic of cyber-bullying with its fifth annual play Thursday and Friday, April 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. in…
Apr 22, 2015

Show lineup for Bag&Baggage includes Shakespeare, comedy,…

by (None)
Principals of Bag&Bag-gage Productions, Hillsboro’s resident professional theatre company, announced the line-up of shows for the troupe’s eighth season Saturday evening, April 18. The nonprofit…
COURTESY PHOTO - Mr. GHS contestants are (left to right, bottom row) Trevor Major; Bo Jordan; event organizer Kasey Cookston; Zach Kress and Nate Lewis; (top row) Tristan Wimberly, Dylan Duckworth, Chandlor Martin and Davis Petersen. Also contestants but not pictured are Gage Boyer and Dawson Oliver.
Apr 22, 2015

'Mr. GHS' contest has goal of raising $1,000

by Kathy Fuller
Gaston students compete to benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation “Mr. GHS — Gorgeous in Gold” is coming to Gaston High School. The Thursday, April 30 event begins at 7 p.m. in the Gaston High gym.…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Bag&Baggage Productions Artistic Director Scott Palmer welcomed Forest Grove resident Beth Lewis as the theater troupe's new managing director during a 2015-16 season announcement gala Saturday night, April 18.
Apr 18, 2015

Bag&Baggage hires Forest Grove's Lewis as Mueller departs for…

by Stephanie Haugen
Since eighth-grade, Beth Lewis knew what she wanted. She wanted to be on the stage, immersing herself in theater. “I never wanted to do anything else so much,” said Lewis. “I never looked back.…




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