Dundee Lodge: Quiet retreat  has rich, fascinating history

Dundee Lodge: Quiet retreat has rich, fascinating history

Gaston is home to one of the most intriguing buildings in Oregon, although many Gaston residents...

The best job in the world

The best job in the world

With Labor Day approaching, one man feels his 'labor' hardly qualifies as work It’s a dirty...

'Librarians' show invades downtown

'Librarians' show invades downtown

A popular TNT show transforms several Forest Grove businesses They needed a university, a...

Water wizards ready to juggle local supply

Water wizards ready to juggle local supply

A strong El Niño season could mean another dry year for western Washington County Before Victoria...


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PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: JOHN SCHRAG - Liza Schade, registrar for the Washington County Museum, shows a giant iron cauldron used to make Swiss cheese. Her audience includes Deanna Palm, chairwoman of Portland Community Colleges board of directors, and Hillsboro Mayor Jerry Willey (both behind the cauldron), among others.
September 02, 2015

Washington County museum's Rock Creek site nearly finished

by Eric Apalategui
The Washington County Museum wrote a new chapter in its own history this week when it re-dedicated its facility at Portland Community College’s Rock Creek Campus. For the museum, once mired in…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: TRAVIS LOOSE - Forest Grove officials welcomed City Manager Jesse VanderZanden during a round-table introduction at City Hall Monday morning. Afterward, former Interim City Manager Tom Gamble escorted VanderZanden on a tour of the city, allowing him an opportunity to become reacquainted with his old stomping grounds.
September 02, 2015

New city manager can 'relate' to Forest Grove staff

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Jesse VanderZanden started work Monday with a get-acquainted meeting After a 16-year adventure in Alaska, a long-lost son of western Washington County has returned. Jesse VanderZanden officially…
September 02, 2015

Weigh in on Forest Grove's plastic bag ban tonight

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With Forest Grove residents holding strong opinions on both sides of the issue, the city's sustainability commission is asking for additional public input regarding a proposed plastic-bag ban at…
Mike Terou Maraia
September 02, 2015

Forest Grove teacher arrested for meth

by Kathy Fuller
Mike Maraia also charged with patronizing a prostitute Neil Armstrong Middle School math teacher Mike Terou Maraia, 50, was arraigned in Multnomah County Circuit Court on Monday, Aug. 31, on…
September 02, 2015

Fires burn 74 acres; still a danger

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Fires started by target shooters in the Tillamook State Forest this summer have burned 74 acres of forestland, prompted evacuations and cost $500,000 to fight, according to Mike Cafferata,…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: KATHY FULLER - U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici greets citizens during her visit to Centro Cultural in Cornelius Monday evening. Bonamici spent an hour answering questions from constituents.
September 02, 2015

Bonamici talks Iran, education in Cornelius

by Kathy Fuller
Citizen concerns range far and wide at town hall About 50 citizens turned out Monday night in Cornelius to ask questions of and share their opinions with U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.)…
September 02, 2015

Police log

by Stephanie Haugen
Aug. 23 - A local auto parts store called to report that a female was there saying several males took her out of her house and were forcing her to buy auto parts. Police did not determine any…
COURTESY PHOTOS - Certified Beer Judges Dave Hayes and Bill Schneller join Clean Water Services board chairman Andy Duyck to select the winners at Saturdays Pure Water Brew competition.
September 02, 2015

FG wastewater turns into prize-winning beer

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Winners of Pure Water Brew Competition announced in Beaverton Winners of Saturday’s Pure Water Brew Competition — a one-of-a-kind challenge to homebrewers to create beer using highly purified…
September 02, 2015

Former Forest Grove mayor dies

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Clifford Clark developed watershed management plan, recycling program Former Forest Grove Mayor Clifford Clark died Sunday, Aug. 30, and will be honored at a service today, Wednesday, Sept. 2.…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: JOHN SCHRAG - Dignitaries snip a ceremonial ribbon at the Washington County Museum's Rock Creek campus facility Monday.
September 02, 2015

County museum's Rock Creek facility rededicated Monday

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Washington County Museum's Rock Creek facility will be rededicated Monday, Aug. 24, during an open house/ribbon cutting ceremony. The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. on the Portland Community…

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Sep 02, 2015

High speed suspected in fatal crash

by Pamplin Media Group
A Portland man died last Wednesday, Aug. 26, apparently after his motorcycle went off the road near Timber. Washington County Sheriff’s deputies got a report Thursday morning about a missing…
Aug 31, 2015

Slow down in school zones

by Pamplin Media Group
School is back in session on Tuesday, Sept. 1 in western Washington County School begins for many children in Washington County Tuesday. Washington County Sheriff's deputies serving Cornelius…
PMG PHOTO: JOHN SCHRAG - Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., speaks to an audience of business and government officials during a Westside Economic Alliance breakfast forum Thursday morning.
Sep 02, 2015

Wyden talks trade, transportation at Westside Economic Alliance…

by Mark Miller
When it comes to nourishing businesses that thrive in the global economy and bolster the entire state of Oregon, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden's message for Washington County business and government…
Linda Coulter was one of only two people using reusable bags during Monday afternoons shopper on the street poll.
Aug 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.
Aug 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.
Aug 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,…
Aug 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: CHASE ALLGOOD - Suzanne Cordes sets up her kindergarten classroom at Fern Hill Elementary School Monday in preparation for a full day as the Forest Grove School District gets ready to begin the 2015-16 academic year.
Aug 26, 2015

Full-day K = worry, excitement

by Stephanie Haugen
Banks, Gaston and Forest Grove districts prepare for mandate: longer daily sessions with five-year-olds It’s an opportunity to double the hours children are immersed in learning, giving them a…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: TRAVIS LOOSE - A half-hour after firefighters from Hillsboro Cornelius and Washington County arrived at a Tongue Lane fire Thursday afternoon, it was barely a smoking black patch of dirt.
Aug 26, 2015

A4 hed: Fire, fire everywhere -- far as the eyes can squint A5…

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Western Washington County shrouded in smoke from blazes near and far over weekend It was hard to live in western Washington County last weekend without thinking about fire as smoke pervaded the…



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