Celebrate Memorial Day at Monday events

Celebrate Memorial Day at Monday events

Celebrate Memorial Day this year right here in Washington County and remember those who died...

Pacific graduation bittersweet for Cervantes

Pacific graduation bittersweet for Cervantes

Former B Street Farm employee finishes degree after 25 years at school Miguel Cervantes walked up...

Marble, Grandusky winning school board seats in Forest Grove

With one exception, voters in the May 19 special election appeared to want incumbent school board...


Forest Grove's Latest News

Mariela Mireles
May 20, 2015

Mireles named Dilley Elementary principal

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Takes place of Graves, who moves to Corenelius Forest Grove School District has named Mariela Mireles as new principal of Dilley Elementary School. Mireles, who is currently a teacher at Tom…
May 20, 2015

Officials say zero suicides an attainable goal

by Daniel Forbes
Forest Grove forum draws 200 to grapple with countywide issue With a high rate of suicide in Washington County, anything less than its complete elimination is unacceptable, according to the…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: DANIEL FORBES - Faded photos and overgrown grass accent the sense of loss at a memorial to four family members who drowned at Hagg Lakes Sain Creek Picnic Area last August. After a winter in the wind and rain, the bedraggled monument still sports flowers, a cross and other personal touches -- testaments to peoples love for Jova Ixtacua-Castano, 42; Michael Garcia-Ixtacua, 13; Gabriela Garcia-Ixtacua, 25; and Jeremy Scholl, 3.
May 20, 2015

A SAFER SUMMER?

by Daniel Forbes
Officials hope handouts and additional life jacket kiosks will thwart drownings at Hagg Lake The two-minute iPhone video shows a 3-year-old boy, his 25-year-old mother and her 13-year-old…
Ben Marhart
May 20, 2015

Meet, greet 5 hopefuls for city manager

by Pamplin Media Group
Two opportunities to get a feel for the candidates happen Friday Come listen to Forest Grove’s mayor and city councilors interview the five finalists for the city manager position this Friday,…
May 20, 2015

Police log

by Stephanie Haugen
May 10 - A woman swatted at a bug that landed on her leg while she was driving. She lost control of her car and crashed into another car. Besides the bug, there were fortunately no…
May 20, 2015

Development grants sound good to Cornelius council

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At their Monday meeting, Cornelius City Council members told Community Development Director Michael Cerbone to go ahead and apply for an $18,000 state grant to update the city’s transportation…
COURTESY PHOTO - Eddie Carrillo of Milpitas, Calif., a first-generation college student and sociology major, receives his diploma during commencement Saturday. He has been accepted into Pacifics School of Professional Psychology for graduate studies.
May 20, 2015

Grads, families come together on Forest Grove campus

by Pamplin Media Group
Hanson Stadium hosts 329 undergraduate and 299 graduate students Overcast skies failed to dampen the spirits of graduates and supporters at Pacific University’s 2015 spring commencement…
May 20, 2015

Willard Bleything is fifth recipient of Kamelia Massih optometry…

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Pacific University alumnus and former Optometry dean and university provost Willard Bleything ‘51, OD ‘52 has been named the fifth recipient of the Kamelia Massih Prize for a Distinguished…
May 20, 2015

Banks Briefs

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- The Banks City Council continued their discussion at their council meeting last week about potentially banning smoking in city parks, city parking lots and near city buildings. Members will…
May 20, 2015

Temporary RV wins 30 more days

by Bethany Forster
Gaston councilors tackle Screamin' Chicken, law enforcement, budget It seems like a good idea. Jeanette Noble, co-owner of the Screamin’ Chicken Diner, wants to build a second story and living…

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May 20, 2015

Deputies plan extra Memorial Day patrols

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Washington County Sheriff’s deputies, in partnership with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and local law enforcement agencies, will be on the roads providing extra patrol to…
May 20, 2015

Curtis proposes $62.4 million 2015-16 budget

by Kathy Fuller
Increase of 5.4 percent pays for full-day kindergarten in Forest Grove Forest Grove School District Superintendent Yvonne Curtis introduced a proposed $62.4 million general fund budget for the…
COURTESY PHOTO: NORTHWEST SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY - Robin Evers is the first Vikette in a dozen years from Forest Grove High School to make the all-state team.
May 20, 2015

Vikette dancer named to all-state team

by Kathy Fuller
Ever since she started dancing with the Forest Grove High Vikettes her freshman year, Robin Evers has had her sights set on making the all-state dance team. That’s an honor reserved for high…
May 20, 2015

Banks police log

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April - A Banks High School student was found in possession of cigarettes and other paraphernalia. The student was cited for minor in possession of tobacco. - A youth was harassed by their…
May 20, 2015

Student, professor, alum earn Fulbright awards

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A fourth grant goes to FGHS graduate studying pre-med Pacific University student Carlos Esparza and 2014 alumnus Jordan Kronen have each received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant for an…
May 20, 2015

'Boxer Giving Day' exceeds goal

by Kathy Fuller
Pacific University raised $165,295 in 24 hours earlier this month during the first-ever “Boxer Giving Day.” Pacific University alumni, students, trustees, parents, employees and friends rose to…
May 20, 2015

Tree care accidents: when are homeowners liable?

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Are homeowners responsible for tree care-related accidents on their property? Unfortunately, the answer isn’t simple. It depends on several factors, including state law, the circumstances of the…
COURTESY PHOTO: GARY JORDAN - Clear plastic provides the heat and humidity sweet potatoes need to thrive in the Willamette Valley.
May 20, 2015

OSU Master Gardener goes sweet on potatoes

by Kym Pokorny
It's not too cold in Oregon to grow tubular 'superfood' When he was 9 years old and riding with his brother on the back of a two-seater tractor on 30 acres in southern California, Gary Jordan…
COURTESY PHOTO: LYNN KETCHUM - A hanging basket filled with fuchsias is perfect for the shade.
May 20, 2015

Hanging baskets give home landscape another dimension

by Kym Pokorny
Apply water-soluble fertilizer to keep flowers looking fresh Hanging a basket filled with colorful plants gives decks and gardens another dimension. “You’ll have color where you wouldn’t have…
May 20, 2015

Community briefs

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Man found dead in motorhome at Stub Stewart park A Bend man was found dead in his motorhome Sunday, May 17, at L.L. Stub Stewart State Park in Buxton. Oregon State Police troopers and medics…




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