The house that Vikings built

The house that Vikings built

2015 Viking House open Friday and Saturday for tours It’s a fine example of craftsmanship --...

Middle-schoolers conduct scientific 'critter count'

Middle-schoolers conduct scientific 'critter count'

Project tracks how flora and fauna fared during wetlands restoration Mammals, reptiles,...

Post office building in Forest Grove headed for auction block

Post office building in Forest Grove headed for auction block

Owner defaults, but USPS has option to lease facility until 2020 Employees at the Forest Grove...

Poem, prayer greet crowd at Forest Grove Memorial Day ceremony

Poem, prayer greet crowd at Forest Grove Memorial Day ceremony

Forest Grove Mayor Pete Truax quoted Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy —...

Forest Grove City Council chooses new manager

Forest Grove City Council chooses new manager

Hillsboro native gets offer This just in from Forest Grove City Hall: At its regular meeting...


Forest Grove's Latest News

May 28, 2015

Beaverton man dies in rollover crash on Highway 6 in Washington…

by (Staff)
A 42-year-old Beaverton man died Wednesday in a single vehicle rollover crash on Highway 6 at milepost 36 in Washington County. Oregon Stat Police troopers responded to the crash around 9:19…
The Discover guide
May 27, 2015

Discoveries in your backyard

by (none)
This week’s News-Times includes the debut issue of Discover Forest Grove/Cornelius. The 80-page, full-color publication is a partnership between the News-Times and the Forest Grove/Cornelius…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: JOHN SCHRAG - Lorri Nandrea, who has operated Periscope Books & Tutoring in downtown Forest Grove for three years, is selling the tutoring portion of the business and closing the bookstore.
May 27, 2015

Periscope to close book store; tutoring program will continue in…

by Nancy Townsley
After more than three years in downtown Forest Grove, the book store portion of Periscope Books & Tutoring is closing and the tutoring portion will soon have a new owner. Current owner Lorri…
May 27, 2015

Latinos voice barriers to full integration

by Kate Easley
Forest Grove forum sheds light on areas of disconnect between whites, Hispanics For once, the English-only speakers were in the minority at a Forest Grove city meeting. And that’s exactly how…
COURTESY PHOTO - A conceptual plan for Killin Wetlands includes parking, trails, picnic areas, a shelter and new fencing.
May 27, 2015

Banks natural area plan includes trails, parking

by Stephanie Haugen
Planners narrow down Killin Wetlands design Metro planners presented their final design concept for the Killin Wetlands natural area near Banks at a meeting last week. The 30 attendees responded…
May 27, 2015

Election brings changes to Banks School Board

by Stephanie Haugen
Laurie Schlegel returns, but Todd Iverson beats incumbent Ron Frame The Banks School Board is getting a revamp. Starting in July, the board will welcome a few new members and a new president.…
May 27, 2015

Scoggins Dam could get funding for repairs, storage

by (None)
The Energy and Water Appropriations committee bill included language that would help Washington County’s Scoggins Dam get safety repairs and increased water storage, which have been priorities…
May 27, 2015

School notes

by (None)
Community school students present at Project Citizen Day Forest Grove Community School students have prepared three portfolios for Project Citizen Day, held last week at the Capitol in Salem.…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: KATHY FULLER - First- and second-grade students from Forest Grove Community School put the finishing touches on their Take a Bite garden located at 15th Avenue and Birch Street.
May 27, 2015

Students to community: go ahead, take a bite

by Kathy Fuller
Forest Grove Community School promotes front yard gardens offering healthy snacks Take a stroll around Forest Grove this summer and you might come across a garden box next to the sidewalk with a…
COURTESY PHOTO - A Forest Grove woman found more than an ounce of meth while she was walking her dog this month. She made this sign, complete with the non-emergency police number.
May 27, 2015

Excuse me, did you drop something?

by Stephanie Haugen
While walking her dog earlier this month on 16th Avenue, a Forest Grove woman found a mysterious baggie, kicked it off the sidewalk and called police. It turned out to be more than an ounce of…

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May 27, 2015

County begins redrawing commission district boundaries

by Doug Burkhardt
Growth in the districts has resulted in populations that are out of balance Voters asked for it, and so now here it comes: the boundaries of the four districts of the Washington County Board of…
May 27, 2015

Long-defunct Gales Creek CPO back in action

by Stephanie Haugen
Gales Creek native tries to reenergize activist group After a 12-year hiatus, Community Participation Organization 13 has been resurrected. Reorganizers held the activist group’s first meeting…
May 27, 2015

Forest Grove business cited for serving alcohol to minors

by (none)
A joint operation between the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC), the Forest Grove Police Department and the North Plain Police Department resulted in five citations to businesses for…
May 27, 2015

Bike-ped plan could bring safety, economic benefits

by Wade Evanson
Project would connect Banks-Vernonia trail to Highway 6 If you plan it, they will come. Last Thursday evening’s open house at the Banks City Council Chambers offered about 15 people from both…
May 27, 2015

Citizens express contrasting opinions on land use

by Janae Sargent
Some walk out of meeting about David Hill, Purdin Road development Eldena and Kerry Vanderzanden spent their 28th wedding anniversary fighting a proposal to industrialize farmland that has been…
May 27, 2015

Police log

by Stephanie Haugen
May 17 - A woman was arrested for shoplifting from Bi-Mart. - Police looked for a subject on the Pacific University campus reportedly walking around yelling that he was going to kill himself.…
May 27, 2015

Moellmer wins award for county court initiatives

by Doug Burkhardt
Richard E. Moellmer, trial court administrator for the Washington County Circuit Court, is the recipient of the National Center for State Courts’ 2015 Distinguished Service Award, one of the…
May 27, 2015

Book helps people identify tree species in Oregon

by (None)
The Arbor Day Foundation has a book that helps people identify trees with a simple, step-by-step process. The book, What Tree Is That?, is available for a $5 donation to the nonprofit…
May 27, 2015

Scammer targets Starbucks; app users beware

by (None)
The Oregon Department of Justice is warning those who use a Starbucks application (“app”) to pay for coffee, pastries or newspaper that doing so may be allowing criminals to siphon money from…
May 27, 2015

Community briefs

by (None)
Second Division Association members wanted The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army's 2nd Infantry Division at any time. For information about…




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