Wyden talks trade, transportation at Westside Economic Alliance forum

Wyden talks trade, transportation at Westside Economic Alliance forum

When it comes to nourishing businesses that thrive in the global economy and bolster the entire...

Full-day K = worry, excitement

Full-day K = worry, excitement

n Banks, Gaston and Forest Grove districts prepare for mandate: longer daily sessions with ...

A4 hed: Fire, fire everywhere -- far as the eyes can squint  A5 hed: By Monday, most blazes were contained or out

A4 hed: Fire, fire everywhere -- far as the eyes can squint A5 hed: By Monday, most blazes were contained or out

Western Washington County shrouded in smoke from blazes near and far over weekend It was hard to...

Flash and dash mark annual Wapato Showdown

Flash and dash mark annual Wapato Showdown

Hot rods and gleaming classics, a pancake breakfast and fun for all greet folks in Gaston

Take survey, help plan Forest Grove's parks

Take survey, help plan Forest Grove's parks

Does Forest Grove need more baseball or soccer fields? Would you like to see a trail circling the...


Forest Grove's Latest News

Linda Coulter was one of only two people using reusable bags during Monday afternoons shopper on the street poll.
August 26, 2015

'Bye, plastic bags? Many shoppers support ban

by Travis Loose
Proposed ban in Forest Grove gets strong support during survey Linda Raycroft loves plastic grocery bags. “I’ve got a basement full of plastic bags for the cat poo,” she said Monday afternoon…
COURTESY PHOTO - Robin and Patty Oeffner, Tom Engle and Mike Larkin of Ultimate 3D stand outside the company's offices on Southeast Alexander St. in Hillsboro. The business opened in December 2014.
August 26, 2015

3-D brings car parts, theme park floats to life

by Michael Sproles
There isn't much Gaston resident Robin Oeffner can't make at local shop The concept of 3-Dimensional printing seems like a new landscape people have been exploring in recent years. But for…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: STEPHANIE HAUGEN - The proposed Gales Creek Terrace development sits just north of Gales Creek in an area many consider one of the most scenic spots in Forest Grove.
August 26, 2015

Gales Creek Terrace in timing limbo

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Developer of sensitive project can't start until he owns all property The fate of the controversial Gales Creek Terrace development in southwest Forest Grove appears to be back in question,…
August 26, 2015

Crash victim's family seeks justice

by Travis Loose
On the morning of Sunday, Jan. 4, 22-year-old Maria Lara Martinez stopped off at her parents’ home to pick up food for her lunch. Maria was on her way to the Verizon Wireless store in Cornelius,…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: KATHY FULLER - The Forest Grove City Library has a shelf of books all about going off to kindergarten and the fears that often accompany the transition.
August 26, 2015

Routine smooths back-to-school transition

by Kathy Fuller
School counselor, library offer ideas to help kids ease back into classroom While public school districts across Oregon prepare to offer full-day kindergarten programs, children may be feeling…
August 26, 2015

Forest Grove police log

by Stephanie Haugen
Aug. 16 - Three different wallets were turned into the police station after citizens had found them over the weekend. Police were able to return two of them to owners. - Police were called after…
HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Laura Orr, who retired as Washington Countys law librarian in July, dedicated herself to  providing access to justice for everyone.
August 26, 2015

Legal EASE

by Stephanie Haugen
Retiring Washington County law librarian Laura Orr will continue work on research projects after years educating public If you think you know all there is to know, you’re not talking to enough…
COURTESY PHOTO - Nicole Palazuelos left a more traditional line of work to paint faces and murals.
August 26, 2015

Face painting, mural design fulfill Cornelius woman

by Michael Sproles
Former insurance adjuster Nicole Palazuelos at home with a brush in her hand For 23 years, Nicole Palazuelos worked as an insurance claims adjuster before she, along with 300 other employees,…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTOS: CHASE ALLGOOD - Audubon Society volunteer Steve Delatch shows off Julio, an elderly Great Horned Owl.
August 26, 2015

Folks flock to wildlife haven to view birds, sip brew

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Fourth annual Birds and Brew Festival supports Friends of the Fernhill Wetlands in Forest Grove

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Aug 26, 2015

Pacific professors land mindfulness grant

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Collaborative will study resilience training effects on police officers A community-based partnership of police officers, university research psychologists and a mindfulness instructor has been…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTOS: TRAVIS LOOSE - On a hot afternoon last Wednesday, sisters Cassie and Alex Jones and Nikki Reynolds rode Rocky, Gidget and Buddy into downtown Forest Grove from Lovoi Stables on Southwest Stringtown Road.
Aug 26, 2015

Equestians downtown make for unusual sight

by Travis Loose
Equines, riders draw atttention from passersby with stop at Dutch Bros. Instead of pink elephants, patrons of Urban Decanter saw three mounted horses on Main Street last Wednesday, Aug. 19. As…
Aug 26, 2015

Local girl wins second place in statewide mayor's contest

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Hannah Hepburn, a fourth grader at Harvey Clarke Elementary, has won second place for her “If I Were Mayor...” poster design in the Oregon Mayor’s Association’s annual statewide civic awareness…
Aug 26, 2015

Forest (and city) activities curbed for fire danger

by Stephanie Haugen
Forest (and city) activities curbed for fire danger The list of restrictions in the Tillamook State Forest continues to tighten as fire danger increases. Due to the unusually dry and hot…
Aug 26, 2015

News briefs

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Rep. Bonamici wants to chat Monday First District Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici will hold a town hall at Centro Cultural in Cornelius from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31. It’s one of six…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: KATHY FULLER - Jill Golay and Sarah Coyle, left, of the Washington County UniServ Council, presented a check for $3,600 to staff members at Cornelius Elementary School on Tuesday during an all- hands meeting of the Forest Grove School District. Washington County UniServ Council, a service branch of local teachers unions, organized a 5K fun run in May to benefit Cornelius Elementary. Each classroom teacher will get a portion of the money to spend on needed supplies. UniServ hopes to hold a 5K every year to help raise money for schools in need. Next years fun run proceeds will go to a Hillsboro school, still to be determined.
Aug 26, 2015

A check for Cornelius classrooms

by Kathy Fuller
COURTESY PHOTO - Forest Grove Fire Marshal Dave Nemeyer put last weekends smoky sky in perspective with this Facebook photo and post: As we watch the fires burning east of the Cascades we should all remember that on this day in 1933 it was our part of Oregon that was ablaze. The first Tillamook Burn started in the Gales Creek Canyon on August 14, 1933. It would burn something close to 311,000 acres of our beautiful Coast Range Mountains, create a smoke column visible from the Great Lakes and drop cinders on ships sailing so far off the coast that they couldnt even see the shore.
Aug 26, 2015

Think last weekend was smoky?

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Aug 26, 2015

Adelante Mujeres advances in statewide award competition

by Stephanie Haugen
Adelante Mujeres’ Chicas Youth Development Program has been selected as a regional winner of the 2015 Governor’s Volunteer Award for Youth Volunteer Program. Regional winners will be considered…
Aug 26, 2015

Banks man fires shot Saturday

by Stephanie Haugen
Joseph Bossen, 60, has been accused of firing a gun at his stepson in Banks, Saturday afternoon, Aug. 22. Nobody was hurt in the incident, which occurred around 3 p.m. at 47580 Northwest Sunset…
Aug 26, 2015

Six-week caregiver series begins Sept. 17

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The Washington County Disability, Aging and Veteran Services Family Caregiver Support Program and Tuality Healthcare will sponsor a six-week series for family and friends caring for a loved one…



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