Mascot debate heats up in Salem

Mascot debate heats up in Salem

Molalla Indians are one of 14 schools with Native American names As the state Board of Education...

Withering weather

Withering weather

Warm temperatures threaten many Washington County crops, but grape growers are hopeful While many...

Boxers KO Stags for 'best logo' win

Boxers KO Stags for 'best logo' win

Forest Grove mayor votes 'less than a thousand' times for Pacific U Forest Grove Mayor Pete Truax...

Stars shine in the Grove's talent show

Stars shine in the Grove's talent show

Saturday night's Stars in the Grove, sponsored by the Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber of Commerce,...

Curtis finalist for job at Bend-LaPine schools

Curtis finalist for job at Bend-LaPine schools

Forest Grove School District Superintendent Yvonne Curtis is one of four finalists for the...


Forest Grove's Latest News

Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - STEVEN DOUGLAS ROCKETT
March 04, 2015

Cameras, Facebook posts surface in sex abuse trial

by Betty Campbell
Steven Rockett of Forest Grove faces multiple charges Facebook messages took center stage in the sex-abuse case against Steven Rockett last Friday in Hillsboro. The Forest Grove man faces 15…
March 04, 2015

District mulls security policies after incident

by Kathy Fuller
Principals make small changes after man enters Joseph Gale School Two weeks after an afternoon incident at Joseph Gale Elementary School in which a man entered the building and physically picked…
March 04, 2015

School notes

by (none)
Love Rocks Run coming June 27 A “Love Rocks Run” featuring 5K and 3K running and walking distances and a 1K for children will be held in Forest Grove Saturday, June 27, according to the Love…
March 04, 2015

Pot, livestock ordinances on hold in Cornelius

by Art Heerwagen
Approval expected at March 16 council session In surprise actions at the Cornelius City Council meeting on Monday night, ordinances for livestock and medical marijuana facilities (MMF) failed…
March 04, 2015

Registered sex offender arrested at library

by (none)
Washington County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man Monday, March 2, after Cornelius Public Library staff suspected him of fondling his genitalia near children. Librarians reported David Duane…
March 04, 2015

Portion of Cornelius park to go to the dogs

by Art Heerwagen
Councilors OK plan to put off-leash area along North Barlow Street Forest Grove has one. Hillsboro has one, with a second under construction. And soon Cornelius will have one as well. Monday…
March 04, 2015

CORRECTION

by (none)
The News-Times last week incorrectly reported that the Forest Grove City Council approved an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with the Gaston Rural Fire Protection District that would last 12…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Abel Mandujano, Bobby Taylor, Bryan Olvera, Christian Contreras, Christian Guerra, Jackson Davis, Jackson Egg, Kurt VanDyke, Levi Boyer, Phillip Thompson-Aue and Zach Nelson will compete for the honor of being the 2015 Mr. Viking at Forest Grove High School.
March 04, 2015

11 vie for 'Mr. Viking' title

by Nancy Townsley
Annual competition at Forest Grove High set March 18 Organizing the annual Mr. Viking pageant at Forest Grove High School is no small feat — but senior Megan Brown is up to the task. Brown,…
March 03, 2015

Registration now open for 'Soar'

by (none)
Registration is now open for "Soar With Your Dreams," a career conference sponsored by the Forest Grove School District for students in grades 5 through 8 to explore career options. This year's…
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…

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Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO: STEVEN HALPERN - American Bitterns, such as this one spotted at Killin Wetlands near Banks, are solitary birds that draw bird watchers to the area.
Feb 25, 2015

Wetlands discussion brings ideas to the table

by Stephanie Haugen
A Killin Wetlands open house sparks brainstorming Viewing platforms, events space, public art, wildlife — the stuff of outdoor enthusiasts’ dreams might become a reality near Banks, where about…
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.
Feb 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…
Feb 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…
Feb 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.
Feb 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.
Feb 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…
Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTOS: JOHN SCHRAG - Forest Grove Mayor Pete Truax gives roses to his wife, Pat Truax, before his State of the City address Monday, thanking her for her support.
Feb 25, 2015

Mayors talk Cornelius water, Forest Grove economics

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Jef Dalin, Pete Truax take turns at the microphone in dual 'state of city' addresses Two weeks ago, test drilling indicated that the Aquifer Storage Recovery (ASL) well being drilled by…
Feb 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…
Feb 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…
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…




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