'Earth guy' leads sustainable efforts at FGHS

'Earth guy' leads sustainable efforts at FGHS

School garden may set stage for more to come districtwide Edgar Sanchez has always been a...

Windstorm blows into area, but impacts limited

Windstorm blows into area, but impacts limited

Thursday afternoon wind gusts cut power, knock down tree limbs Although it wasn’t really...

Developer considering Pacific Avenue apartments

Developer considering Pacific Avenue apartments

Zoning would allow mixed-use project on long-vacant site in Forest Grove For nearly 20 years, an...

When holiday lights dim, recycle them

When holiday lights dim, recycle them

Forest Grove Community School collects burned-out bulbs as a fundraiser Has that old, tangled...

Forest Grove natives give Mariota a 9/11 memorial tour

Forest Grove natives give Mariota a 9/11 memorial tour

A pair of Forest Grove High School graduates stumbled into a chance to squire 2014 Heisman Trophy...

Aging bridge could close popular backroad

Aging bridge could close popular backroad

Bridge over Council Creek faces restriction or removal, which would close Porter Road Though they...


Forest Grove's Latest News

December 19, 2014

Coastal Farm & Fleet joins the fight against hunger

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People who want to help fight hunger in Washington County can double their contribution through the end of the year, thanks to a partnership between Coastal Farm & Ranch and Oregon Food Bank…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - A National Weather Service map shows the potential for heavy rain and flooding in Northern Oregon and Southwest Washington.
December 23, 2014

We're dreaming of a . . . soggy Christmas?

by Pamplin Media Group
A deep trough of moist, cold air blasting down from the Gulf of Alaska is going to soak the region during the next few days, pushing a few local rivers and creeks over their banks. The National…
Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: MICHELLE THOMAS - Between 500 and 550 people showed up for the Christmas With the Trail Band holiday concert at Forest Grove High School last Wednesday, Dec. 10, according to Heather Rhoade, development coordinator for the Education Foundation of Forest Grove, surpassing last years crowd. The concert grossed $11,000 -- enough to ensure the concert will continue in 2015, said Rhoade. We were really thrilled with the number of people who came  out to hear Trail Band regulars and guest vocalist Andy Stokes, she added. Well be doing it again next year. A silent auction, which was new this year, garnered $1,000 in sales to boost the concerts total take.
December 17, 2014

Trail Band sounds the right note

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December 17, 2014

Appeal afoot on Gales Creek Terrace approval

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Unnamed 'land-use lawyer' may take development decision to Salem At 4 p.m. Monday, Forest Grove Community Development Director Jon Holan cancelled the 7 p.m. meeting of the city’s planning…
December 17, 2014

FGHS equestrian team fundraises to practice

by Stephanie Haugen
The Forest Grove High School Equestrian Team members are selling Christmas trees so they can pay to rent their practice arenas. The nine team members have to rent out practice space in…
December 17, 2014

For some, Christmas colors are shades of blue

by Stephanie Haugen
Locals invited to embrace hard times in holiday season Perfectly picked presents sit under twinkling trees before beautiful people begin to unwrap them in elaborately decorated homes. Family…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO: CLEAN WATER SERVICES - (L-R) Estevan Lopez, the top official with the federal Bureau of Reclamation, met with Clean Water Services General Manager Bill Gaffi and Washington County/CWS Chairman Andy Duyck at Henry Hagg Lake to get a look at Scoggins Dam, one of the nations top seismic hazards.
December 17, 2014

U.S. bureau's top dog visits Scoggins Dam

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Despite budget tensions, Congress still seems to be supporting local project Estevan Lopez, principal deputy commissioner of the federal Bureau of Reclamation, recently visited Scoggins Dam,…
December 17, 2014

Portland man accused of carjacking in Cornelius

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A Portland man was arrested after stealing a car in Cornelius and leading law enforcement officials from several agencies on a chase last Sunday. Raymond Osborne, 58, was charged with Robbery I,…
December 17, 2014

Six men arrested for prostitution solicitation

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Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) detectives, assisted by the FBI, arrested six men involved in prostitution last week. On Dec. 11, county child abuse detectives organized an operation…
December 17, 2014

News briefs

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Fire chief is top bell ringer The third time was the charm for Forest Grove Fire Chief Michael Kinkade Saturday, Dec. 6, as he gained the advantage over Police Chief Janie Schutz and Mayor Pete…

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Dec 17, 2014

Crowing Cornelius rooster relocates to Colton farm

by Art Heerwagen
Alpine Street neighbors get resolution as pet leaves its former nest Cornelius’ noisy rooster is now busy eating mealworms, cracked corn and sunflower seeds at his new home in Colton, Ore. And…
Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES STAFF PHOTOS - Iris, Candy and Ian Cebula of Forest Grove all won prizes in this years Gingerbread House Contest as part of the Holiday in the Grove festivities with their traditional, mushroom and pirate-ship designs.
Dec 17, 2014

SUGAR SHACKS or Incredible edibles

by Nancy Townsley
Forest Grove gingerbread favorites include an aarrgh-cellent pirate ship and a whimsical carousel Melted blue Jolly Ranchers form the lake. A sturdy candy cane serves as the mast. The ship’s…
Dec 17, 2014

Police log

by Stephanie Haugen
Dec. 7 n Police responded to a call about a female acting strange near Pacific Avenue and Main Street. The woman was experiencing mental health issues and had been drinking alcohol and smoking…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Sean (left) and Margaret (second from right) Connors, both Forest Grove High graduates, took University of Oregon quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota (center) on a tour of the 9/11 memorial in New York City Monday along with their dad, Jim Connors (far right).
Dec 17, 2014

FGHS grads escort Mariota

by Nancy Townsley
Sean and Margaret Connors get a meet-and-greet with Heisman Trophy winner A pair of Forest Grove High School graduates stumbled into a chance to squire 2014 Heisman Trophy winner and University…
Dec 17, 2014

Local groups benefit from air show support

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Oregon International Air Show organizers finally checked off their last — and perhaps most fun — task: handing out money to local charities and nonprofits. The Forest Grove Elks will use their…
Dec 17, 2014

Generous donation helps center

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The Forest Grove Senior and Community Center recently received $9,000 from the Estate of Mr. William H. Gardner. Gardner’s son, Tim, contacted FGSCC Executive Director Raean Johnston in November…
Dec 17, 2014

Sheriff's office lays off Miguel Monico

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Deputy who fabricated evidence in Cornelius case can't testify in court Washington County Sheriff Pat Garrett has laid off Deputy Miguel Monico, based on his inability to testify in court. In an…
Dec 17, 2014

Banks police log: November

by Stephanie Haugen
- Numerous cars were broken into. The suspect was caught trying to break into a home. He was arrested and lodged at the Washington County Jail. - A kid riding a bike was struck by a vehicle near…
Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - (L to R) Darius Davis, Sequoia Nelson, Hannah Ranes, Blake McDebitt and Cassie Cutright package up the marble toys Gaston Junior/Senior High School is donating.
Dec 17, 2014

Gaston school students build toys for needy

by Stephanie Haugen
Gaston Junior and Senior High School students recently got a taste of combining creativity and charity — and now they’re hooked. As soon as Gaston teacher Wade Sims suggested to his students…
Photo Credit: TIMES FILE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Tim Esau went door-to-door in Tigard last year to put an anti-transit petition on the ballot in Tigard. Now, hes set his sights on all of Washington County.
Dec 17, 2014

Light-rail skeptic files petition to require county vote

by Geoff Pursinger
But regionwide support might overrule a negative county vote The man who brought about sweeping changes in the way the city of Tigard handles light rail is at it again, this time hoping to…




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