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Brought to you by Linda Jones, VP Operations & Human Resources, Premier Community Bank


Linda Jones

Did you know that if you head out of the area on vacation and use your debit card at a restaurant, store or gas station, the transaction could be blocked? That’s because the card companies’ fraud protection networks use behavioral algorithms to detect “unusual activities” (such as traveling out of your typical area) then flag the card to protect you. A call is then is placed to you to verify whether you are indeed using your card; if you’ve only given the bank your home or work number, or you don’t answer the call to your cell phone, all future transactions may be blocked as well. Here are a few tips to make traveling easier in the future:

Provide your cell number to your branch office so it’s associated with your debit card

Research & enter the phone numbers below into your contacts so you know it’s your debit or credit card Fraud Office trying to reach you to verify transactions. For Premier Community Bank the call can come from either of these two numbers: 1-800-279-2674 or 1-800-262-2024.

If you plan to travel out of the country, provide your branch office your travel dates and itinerary so that transactions you make while in those specific foreign countries won’t be blocked.

If possible when traveling out of your area, stop at an ATM to withdraw cash. Using your card and PIN number together generally indicates that it is really you using your card.

Inspect the card reader slot by pulling on it to see if a skimming device has been attached.

Place your hand to cover the PIN pad so that your PIN can’t be seen by another individual or a hidden camera.

PREMIER COMMUNITY BANK

314 E. MAIN STREET

HILLSBORO, OREGON 97123

503.693.7500

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Brought to you by Drs. Brandon and Malinda Kearbey


Drs. Brandon and Malinda KearbeyThe Dentists at Orenco Station have been the team dentists for the Hillsboro Hops for the last two years and really enjoy being part of the community. As their dentists we are committed to protecting the Hops’ teeth (and yours) from injury. Unfortunately, we see injuries from all sports, not just baseball. Protection of the teeth is especially important for kids because the loss of a tooth can affect the rest of the mouth and face. We may love hockey but we don’t want our kids, or ourselves, to look like a hockey player.

Mouth guards are one of the most important pieces of equipment you can wear. Anyone who has watched a college or pro football game has seen the players take out their mouth guards between plays, but mouth guards are important for soccer, baseball and basketball too. More than 20,000 sports related injuries in high schools and colleges are prevented every year because of mouth guards and protective face gear.

If you are going to spend money on expensive equipment for your athlete get a custom mouth guard, too. A custom guard is formed from specialized material and is designed to be strong and disperse shock. They are made from a model of your athlete’s mouth to fit well, allow clear speech and not interfere with oxygen flow. A custom made guard will be comfortable and easy to clean and they come in colors to coordinate with team uniforms. As dental professionals, we can recognize potential issues and make a mouth guard to protect your child, and you. Call the Dentists at Orenco and learn how you can get a custom made mouth guard and protect that beautiful smile.

DENTISTS AT ORENCO STATION

1322 N.E. ORENCO STATION PARKWAY

SUITE 300

HILLSBORO, OREGON 97124

503.640.4262

www.dentistsatorenco.com

Brought to you by Scott Palmer, Theatre Expert


So Much More Than Entertainment

 

Scott PalmerOver the past nine years, Bag&Baggage has presented a wide range of theatrical productions: from the familiar (Steel Magnolias, Crimes of the Heart, Dial M For Murder) the to obscure (Our Country’s Good, Coriolanus, and The Six Gentlepersons of Verona), all with a commitment to high production values, compelling story-telling, and the very best acting talent in the region. But B&B’s work is about so much more than entertainment; in fact, we believe that theatre can (and should) ask our community important questions about our past and our future. Who are we? Where do we come from? Who do we want to be? What does our future hold?

 During the 2016-2017 Season, we will continue this commitment to combining the very best in theatrical entertainment with provocative social exploration. Over the coming months, B&B will look at our past via the Pacific Northwest premiere of The Graduate, based on the hit novel and movie from the 1960s, and explore the very beginnings of the sexual revolution and America’s counter culture. In October, we will present a recent hit from Canada, The Drowning Girls, based on a horrific series of murders from England in the late 1800s and a show that questions how our judicial system treats crimes of passion and domestic violence. Our holiday show, Parfumerie, is a delightful romantic comedy set in 1930s Budapest, and celebrates the power of love, forgiveness, and hope. As a theatre company, we take our work very seriously. Not only in the quality of the performances we present, but also in the questions and issues we choose to explore.

We are so proud to do this work for our community, and invite everyone who has an interest in both live theatre and the future of our community to join us for a season of provocative and highly entertaining work. We hope to see everyone at a show.

BAG&BAGGAGE

253 E. MAIN STREET

HILLSBORO, OREGON

503.345.9590

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Brought to you by Todd Barth, Senior Care Expert


Todd Barth, Home Instead Senior Care

Falls are the No. 1 reason that seniors end up in the hospital. In fact, 33 percent of all hospital visits are caused by falls and accidents at home.

Many falls are preventable. Exercise can help reduce the risk of falls by improving strength, balance, coordination and flexibility. With a doctors’ permission, encourage your loved one to enjoy activities like walking, water workouts or Tai Chi. Simple chair exercises and stretches can also provide benefits.

Physical therapy is another option for seniors who avoid physical activity because they are afraid to fall. A therapist can create a custom exercise program aimed at improving balance, flexibility, muscle strength and gait.

Also, be mindful of medications. Some medicines – or combinations of medicines – can cause adverse side effects like dizziness or drowsiness, which make the likelihood of a fall greater. Ask a doctor or pharmacist to review medications to reduce the risk.

“Home Instead Senior Care was birthed to serve seniors by our founders caring for their own Grandmother,” said Todd Barth, owner of the Hillsboro Home Instead franchise. “Our franchise and personal mission is to provide compassionate care and inspiration to our local seniors.”

Our goal is to keep seniors safe at home. Through our safety program, available at no charge to all seniors, our care consultants can help you and the senior you love identify safety and care needs in the home. Call today for a free consultation, 503-530-1527.

HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE

1400 N.E. 48th AVENUE

HILLSBORO, OREGON 97124

503.902.9987

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Brandon and Malinda Kearbey, Dental Insiders


Brandon and Malinda KearbeyWhenever we see a patient, whether it’s their first appointment or a follow-up visit, we always ask “How are your teeth? Anything bothering you lately?”

By far, the No. 1 response is, “My teeth are sensitive to cold things. I am worried I have a cavity.”

Why do so many people have the same complaint?

Teeth have nerves in them. They feel pressure, hot and cold, just like the rest of your body. If you go outside on a cold, snowy day without your coat and gloves, you get cold and uncomfortable. Teeth can feel the same way when you drink a glass of ice water. 

If you have sensitive teeth, it’s best to see your dentist. Sensitivity can indicate a cavity, infection, gum disease or other problem. It’s always easier to repair problems when the situation is caught early. 

A common myth that we hear all too often is, “My tooth doesn't hurt, so it is just fine.” But the truth is, trouble can start without any warning.

The majority of cavities, infections and gum disease start without pain or any other noticeable signs of trouble. Many times, they will not exhibit any appreciable signs until the problem is very advanced and irreversible damage has been done.

Once you and your dentist have determined that there isn’t something more serious going on, over-the-counter toothpaste for sensitive teeth will go a long ways towards keeping your teeth comfortable.

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DENTISTS AT ORENCO STATION

1322 N.E. ORENCO STATION PARKWAY

SUITE 300

HILLSBORO, OREGON 97124

503.640.4262

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Brought to you by Dave DeSemple, Vice President and Chief Operations Officer for Premier Community Bank, BANKING INSIDER


DAVE DESEMPLE

By Dave DeSemple, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Social engineering refers to the methods attackers use to manipulate people into sharing sensitive information, or taking an action, such as downloading a file. When email is utilized, it is known as “Phishing.”

So how can you protect yourself? First and foremost, you should utilize a spam filter, keep all of your systems patched and your anti-virus software up to date, and home users should enable the auto update feature. However, even with updated systems, the best defense to phishing is YOU. You should always be suspicious of unsolicited emails. Only open email attachments if you are expecting them and know what it contains. Be cautious about container files, such as .zip, as they may contain malicious content. If you are vigilant, and watch for warning signs of a phishing email, you can minimize your risk of falling for one.

Phishing emails may include messages from companies you don’t have accounts with; contain spelling mistakes; messages from the wrong email address; generic greetings; and unexpected messages with a sense of urgency designed to prompt you into responding quickly without checking the facts. Common examples include an email appearing to be from the “fraud department” of a company that asks you to verify personal information because they suspect you may be a victim of identity theft, or an email from the CEO of your company requesting that you wire some money right away to pay a large expense. There are many others, so remember: Always think before you click.

PREMIER COMMUNITY BANK

314 E. MAIN STREET

HILLSBORO, OREGON 97123

503.693.7500

www.pcboregon.com

Brought to you by Brandon & Malinda Kearbey, owners of Dentists at Orenco Station, DENTAL CARE INSIDER


BRANDON & MALINDA KEARBEY

One of the easiest and most popular ways to improve your smile is through bleaching. It seems as though everyone has a theory of what works best. But how do you know what works, and even more important, how do you know what methods are safe and healthy for your teeth?

A quick internet search will leave you with many interesting options: lemons, strawberries, baking soda, charcoal, coconut oil, and apple cider vinegar are frequently noted. However, these methods are not only ineffective, they can be very damaging. Many of these products ~ i.e. lemons and vinegar ~ are highly acidic, and with continuous use can cause serious damage to your teeth.

Many toothpastes and even mouthwashes will advertise that they will whiten your smile, but often they are typically more abrasive, potentially causing sensitivity and wear.

Traditional bleaching products are effective, and when used correctly they are very safe for your teeth. Over the counter products such as bleaching strips are also effective and safe. When choosing, look for the “ADA (American Dental Association) approved” symbol on the packaging. This guarantees that it follows the leading safety guidelines.

To attain an even whiter smile, talk to your dentist about professional strength products they can provide. There are many options, from take-home systems to in-office treatment, depending on your specific goals. Prior to bleaching, we recommend that you have regular dental care, as certain conditions make bleaching not recommended or less effective.

DENTISTS AT ORENCO STATION

1322 N.E. ORENCO STATION PARKWAY

SUITE 300

HILLSBORO, OREGON 97124

503.640.4262

www.dentistsatorenco.com

Brought to you by Todd Barth, owner of Home Instead Senior Care in Hillsboro, SENIOR CARE INSIDER


TODD BARTH

A recent national study sponsored by the Home Instead Senior Care network reveals an inability of many siblings to effectively work together to care for their aging parents. This situation often leads to one sibling becoming responsible for the bulk of caregiving, which in turn can result in a deterioration of sibling relationships.

Sibling relationships and caregiving quality both can suffer when there are not effective family processes in place to help brothers and sisters make successful decisions, equitably divide the workload, and build a caregiving team.

“This is a huge problem in America,” said Todd Barth, owner of Hillsboro’s Home Instead franchise. “Recently I spoke with a woman who has chosen to quit her job and take care of her mother full-time. She does have siblings, but they are either not willing or not able to help. The concern, fear, and heavy burden of decision showed heavily on her face.”

To address this critical issue, Home Instead has developed the “50-50 Rule,” named for the average age when siblings are caring for their parents (50), as well as the need for brothers and sisters to equitably share responsibilities (50/50).

In June, Home Instead will bring in Mark Duhrkoop from Genesis Life Transitions, who will provide interactive tools to help transform difficult conversations. The workshop, free and open to the public, will start at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, at the Home Instead office in Hillsboro, 1400 N.E. 48th Street, Suite 107.

Space is limited. Please RSVP to 503-530-1527.

HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE

1400 N.E. 48th AVENUE

HILLSBORO, OREGON 97124

503.902.9987

www.homeinstead.com

Brought to you by Linda Baker, owner of RoseSprings Center, HOLISTIC HEALING INSIDER


LINDA BAKER

If you find yourself in disbelief and disillusioned over the political scene and world affairs and wonder where we are heading, it may be a good time to approach life from a different perspective.

These are the times when we are given an opportunity to reflect on what is truly important in life and to discover our own true identity and balance. Do you let the world define you, or do you move closer to your core, which is the only truly safe place to call home?

It is a time for decisions, and we offer a safe place to build yourself anew, based on unconditional love and unity consciousness. When you find your core, through Sacred Wisdom Studies and guidance, you are not affected by the shifting winds of circumstances or subject to the cycles of change that govern physical reality. Your physical reality is not the eternal and true part of who you are, but rather you are eternal beings, sparks of a divine infinite potential, sovereign and creators of your own reality; responsible, conscious participants in your experiences.

Sacred Light Academy offers a new understanding that will open your mind to a whole new paradigm, with Sacred Wisdom Studies and tools that will allow you to access your own guidance and forgotten knowledge. We offer empowerment. Some of the teachings might be challenging to the mind, but your spirit will soar with joy and peace and affirm that you have found your home.

ROSESPRINGS CENTER

5215 N.E. ELAM YOUNG PARKWAY

HILLSBORO, OREGON 97124

503.693.9101

www.rosespringscenter.com

Brought to you by Victoria Webster, owner of Tory's Place, FASHION INSIDER


VICTORIA WEBSTER

The wedding invitations will soon be arriving, and you may be wondering what to wear. Generally, warm-weather attire is inherently more casual than winter wardrobes ~ but it is still a wedding. Here are some ideas for outfits that are appropriate for the season as well as the occasion.

Afternoon Wedding: Daytime weddings call for dresses that are feminine and polished in a delicate floral print or a muted color. If it’s not too hot, consider a light duster coat in a light fabric such as silk or lace. Keep any accessories clean and simple. AVOID white or any color close to it! This is the bride’s day!

Beach Wedding: Embrace dresses in airy fabrics and fun patterns that compliment skin tone. Look to hues like cobalt blue, yellow, coral, and pink. Turquoise jewelry is the perfect finishing touch. If you’ll be walking on sand, ditch the heels and choose embellished flat sandals or a pair of festive wedges. For warmth, choose a sweater or wrap in a bright color or a neutral if your dress is on the busier side.

Evening Wedding: Yes, a black dress is fine, but make sure to add some detail or lace, or accessorize with jewelry or a bit of color. A pattern is fine, but not too much floral. Avoid dresses that are too short or necklines that are too low ~ or anything that might draw attention away from the bride.

Most important: Be comfortable, and dress for the weather forecast!

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2015 19th AVENUE

FOREST GROVE, OREGON 97116

503.858.0635

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Brought to you by Dan Wahlin of Premier Community Bank, COMMUNITY BANKING INSIDER


DAN WAHLIN

By Dan Wahlin, senior vice president/commercial banking

I have often heard the saying, “the only time I am able to obtain a loan from a bank is when my business does not need it.” 

This saying does have an element of truth, as banks are very risk-averse. However, if the borrower understands how a commercial lender approaches evaluating the risk associated with the loan, your chance of success improves. When it comes to lending money, a banker needs to be right 99 percent of the time.

As a result, bankers are very conservative. Obtaining a loan from a bank is typically the least expensive option, but as a result a bank will take the least amount of risk. There are numerous options for businesses to obtain financing ranging from friends and family; venture capital firms or partners; asset based lenders; leasing companies; and then a bank loan, which is the most cost-effective way of obtaining financing.

Commercial lenders approach a loan request utilizing the five “Cs” of credit:

Capacity: How is the loan going to be repaid?

Capital: Have you put your own money into the venture?

Collateral: What assets do you have to support the loan request?

Conditions: What will you do with the money? 

Character: What is your reputation within the industry and have you historically paid your bills on time?

By presenting a commercial lender with a business plan that addresses the five “Cs,” you will dramatically improve your odds of obtaining a loan from a bank.

PREMIER COMMUNITY BANK

314 E. MAIN STREET

HILLSBORO, OREGON 97123

503.693.7500

www.pcboregon.com

Brought to you by Linda Baker, owner of RoseSprings Center in Hillsboro, HEALING INSIDER


LINDA BAKER

Sacred Light Academy at RoseSprings Center is a new school of light and Sacred Wisdom Studies for the awakening soul and the spiritually hungry. At the Sacred Light Academy you will find community, learn, grow, share, meet other like-minded people, and explore the new possibilities of a spiritually-led life.

If you find yourself waking up each morning reliving the same day, day after day, feeling life as mundane, without meaning or purpose, then it’s time to make a change! We are, after all, spiritual beings having a human experience. Your Spirit, the little piece of the Divine within yourself, is what brings joy and purpose in your life ~ and without that connection to your Divine Spirit, your human experience may appear more challenging.

Not following your true purpose can develop into chronic pain and depression. It is a longing for something more than ~ in fact you are more than ~ your job, or the role you play in society. You can be a being of infinite possibilities. Limitless!

Here at Sacred Light Academy, you will find answers to your questions; a new understanding; and ultimately experience coming home to yourself. You will know what it means to live a conscious life that is whole and joyful. Students will be inspired and strengthened through the collective wisdom of seeking a greater understanding of the spiritual meaning of life and be guided to empowerment.

To learn more about Sacred Light Academy, call the RoseSprings Center at 503-693-9101.

ROSESPRINGS CENTER

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HILLSBORO, OREGON 97124

503.693.9101

www.rosespringscenter.com


Hillsboro's Sports

PAMPLIN MEDIA - Hillsboro bats during a 5-1 win over the Spokane Indians Wednesday. The win would be Hillsboro's sixth in a row.
August 24, 2016

Hops win on the backs of Takahashi and Anderson

by Wade Evanson
The streak lives. As much as Manager Shelley Duncan doesn’t like to talk streaks, I do. Hillsboro beat Spokane 5-1 this afternoon in…
HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Hops infielder Mark Karaviotis holds tight to the ball after making a tag at second during the Hops' 8-1 win over Spokane.
August 24, 2016

Hops beat Indians 8-1, run win streak of wins to five

by Wade Evanson
Hillsboro’s Hops beat the Spokane Indians 8-1 Tuesday night and in the process completed a series sweep, won their fifth in a row and…
August 24, 2016

Politics of youth sports saturation come at big cost

by Wade Evanson
Fall sports are here, and I couldn’t be happier. But while football, soccer, volleyball and cross country are kicking off their…


August 24, 2016

High school sports participation on the rise again

by Wade Evanson
Led by an encouraging report in football participation nationwide, the number of participants in high school sports increased for the…
August 18, 2016

Tebow deserves a shot at his baseball dream

by Wade Evanson
Tim Tebow wants to play baseball. So what? Last week Tebow, one of college football’s all-time greats, announced he wanted to take a…
HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Hops second baseman Manny Jefferson's bat shatters as he makes contact with a pitch during Hillsboro's 6-4 loss to the Vancouver Canadians Monday night, Aug. 15.
August 18, 2016

Hops take 11-8 second half record to Salem-Keizer

by Wade Evanson
The Hillsboro Hops are sinking, but they’re not sunk. Last week started off in a promising fashion with a three-game winning streak by…
August 18, 2016

Hillsboro boxer looks to go pro this fall

by Mark Kirchmeier
Boxers are alone in the ring, but Hillsboro’s Eric Estrada knows his parents are in his corner — just 15 feet away. His mother and…
August 16, 2016

Canadians harvest Hops for third straight win

by Mark Kirchmeier
The Vancouver Canadians aren’t supposed to win. They labor in last place in the league, but one would never know that as they…
HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Hops second baseman Manny Jefferson's bat shatters as he makes contact with a pitch during Hillsboro's 6-4 loss to the Vancouver Canadians Monday night.
August 16, 2016

Slideshow: Hops fall to Canadians 6-4

by Pamplin Media Group
Seventh inning rally to little close the gap on Canadians as Hops fall to 1-3 in series against Vancouver. Hillsboro Tribune photos:…
August 15, 2016

Hops drop second straight to Canadians, 6-5

by Wade Evanson
The Hillsboro Hops erased a two-run sixth inning deficit Sunday afternoon, Aug. 14, but gave it right back an inning later in a 6-5…
HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Hops short stop Mark Karaviotis slides into home to score during the Hops' 6-3 win over the Vancouver Canadians Friday night, Aug. 12.
August 13, 2016

Hops beat Vancouver Canadians 6-3

by Wade Evanson
On a steamy 94-degree night at Ron Tonkin Field, the Vancouver Canadians showed everyone — via a bevy of mishaps — why their…
HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Hops short stop Mark Karaviotis slides into home to score during the Hops' 6-3 win over the Canadians Friday night.
August 13, 2016

Slideshow: Hops return home with 6-3 win over Canadians.

by Pamplin Media Group
The Hops start a five day homestand with 6-3 win over the Vancouver Canadians. Hillsboro Tribune photos: Chase Allgood
August 13, 2016

Aftertaste of NFL-style fall football not always sweet

by Wade Evanson
Last Sunday’s NFL Hall of Fame game is — or was supposed to be before it was canceled due to unplayable field conditions — the…
August 13, 2016

OSAA OKs officiating expansion

by Wade Evanson
The Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) Executive Board has approved the use of three-person officiating crews for the 6A, 5A…
August 13, 2016

Wine country ride set in Hillsboro

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Bicyclists are invited to Tualatin Valley wine country Sunday, Aug. 21, for the 125 Ride, which starts and ends at AmberGlen off…
HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Luke Lowery heads for first base after a hit during last Sundays 5-1 loss versus Salem-Keizer.
August 05, 2016

Hops start second half at 4-2, set sights on third title

by Wade Evanson
Hillsboro’s Hops may not have headed to the all-star break the way they intended, but after taking two of three games from both Boise…
August 05, 2016

Let's focus on positive aspects of the Games

by Wade Evanson
Welcome to the 27th Olympic Summer Games home of corruption, pollution and crimes against humanity. That’s right, while the games…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - TopGolf, the large driving range being built near U.S. Highway 26 in Hillsboro, opens Friday. It aims to bring a more bowling-alley type setup to the driving range, complete with TVs, couches and a focus on getting beginners into the sport.
August 05, 2016

TopGolf: a new place to play in Washington County

by Wade Evanson
What’s your golf handicap? Whatever it is, it’s irrelevant at Hillsboro’s newest driving range, TopGolf. The company officially opens…
COURTESY: TOPGOLF - Players take turns on the driving range at TopGolf, which opens its 28th facility in Hillsboro on Friday.
August 01, 2016

Hillsboro's TopGolf driving range to open this week

by Wade Evanson
What’s your golf handicap? Whatever it is, it’s irrelevant at Hillsboro’s newest driving range, TopGolf. The company officially opens…
COURTESY PHOTO: JEREMY FRECHETTE - Awaiting the start of last years Ultraman World Championship on the Big Island of Hawaii, Chris Isakson checks his gear.
July 29, 2016

Hillsboro firefighter is ultra-athlete, ultra-helper

by Wade Evanson
Ultraman competitor Chris Isakson is back from a near-fatal bike crash and ready to serve in Kenya. Christian Isakson is an endurance…

Don't miss the local news

HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Hops outfielder Stephen Smith hits a three-run home run in the third inning during the Hops 8-3 win over Boise Tuesday, July 26.
Jul 29, 2016

Hops even things up at 19-19 with win

by Ryan Lackey
Ron Tonkin Field hosted not one but two defending champions Tuesday night, as Jack Jewsbury, midfielder for the Portland Timbers, last…
Jul 29, 2016

Get moving: sports are all about that

by Wade Evanson
Maybe I’m old. Maybe I’m living in the past. Maybe I’m a decade or two from a front-porch rocking chair, a glass of lemonade and a…
Jul 28, 2016

Hops put away Boise Hawks, 4-0

by Wade Evanson
Buster Poindexter once said it best: “Feelin’ hot, hot, hot!” Actually, he didn’t really say it, but rather sang it in a marginal hit…
HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Hops infielder Stephen Smith watches as his third inning three-run homer sails over the fences.
Jul 27, 2016

SLIDESHOW: Hops pass .500 in 8-3 victory over Boise.

by Pamplin Media Group
Hillsboro Tribune photos: Chase Allgood The Hillsboro Hops improve to 20-19 with win over the Boise Hawks Tuesday.
COURTESY PHOTOS - Dave Peecher of Hillsboro limbs-up his trails during a regular July maintenance trip to his favorite hunting grounds.
Jul 22, 2016

Summer prep, fall bounty

by Wade Evanson
The warm summer months are a lazy stretch for deer and elk — but a good hunter doesn’t have the luxury of such down time. “What I do…
Jul 22, 2016

Respect for all important in life, Little League

by Wade Evanson
I went to a Little League game last weekend. Actually, I went to a couple. In reality, I couldn’t tell you if it was Little League,…
Jul 18, 2016

Everett shuts out Hops, 1-0

by Mark Kirchmeier
A truth chiseled on the edifice of baseball time, is that “Good pitching beats good hitting.” Everett AquaSox pitchers provided fresh…
Jul 17, 2016

Hops use solid pitching to win third in row

by Wade Evanson
No “Christmas in July.” No San Diego Chicken. No Disney characters. Not even a firework of two. But a great night, a good game and a…
Jul 15, 2016

Column: 'Your' Blazers? I wonder, after television contract news

by Wade Evanson
Last week, the Portland Trail Blazers announced they’d reached an agreement with NBC Sports Group, which owns Comcast Sports Net…
COURTESY PHOTO: USTA/PETE STAPLES - Playing in the U.S. Open in Flushing, N.Y., in September 2015, former Hillsboro resident David Wagner, a wheel chair tennis champ, returns a volley in the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
Jul 16, 2016

NETTING A RIDE TO RIO

by Mark Kirchmeier
David Wagner found his career passion at age 19 — and then lost it in a cruel accident. He would rediscover it in an unimaginable way,…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Hops third baseman Josh Anderson tags out Dust Devils outfielder Buddy Reed after Reed got caught in a pickle between third base and home plate Thursday, July 7, at Ron Tonkin FIeld in Hillsboro.
Jul 15, 2016

'Christmas in July' comes for Hops Friday

by Wade Evanson
Christmas came early Friday night for the Hops. It was “Christmas In July” night at Ron Tonkin Field, and while 3,207 fans were…
COURTESY PHOTO - USA Cycling holds multiple events in Forest Grove, including junior talent-identification camps.
Jul 16, 2016

SPIN CYCLE

by Ryan Lackey
Summertime biking a big hit in Washington County as pros and amateurs have plenty of choices As temperatures and gas prices rise for…
HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Hops outfielder Anfernee Grier celebrates his two run homerun with a little help from the San Diego Chicken during the Hops 7-3 loss to the AquaSox Wednesday
Jul 14, 2016

Slideshow: Hops fall to AquaSox 7-3

by Pamplin Media Group
Hops fall to AquaSox 7-3 Hillsboro Tribune photos: Chase Allgood
Jul 09, 2016

'Christmas in July' comes for Hops Friday

by Wade Evanson
Christmas came early Friday night for the Hops. It was “Christmas In July” night at Ron Tonkin Field, and while 3,207 fans were…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: CHASE ALLGOOD - Steve Paranto warms up before a game of pickleball with friends at his Hillsboro home.
Jul 08, 2016

A PASSION

by Wade Evanson
Introduced to the paddle sport in the 1970s, Hillsboro's Steve Paranto wants to see his favorite game proliferate in Washington County…
Jul 08, 2016

Tri-City deluge stops Hops 8-3 on rainy Thursday

by Mark Kirchmeier
On a night when most Northwest League games were cancelled due to rain, the Hillsboro Hops probably wish they had done so as well and…
NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Manny Jefferson was 2-4 Wednesday as the Hops racked up 13 hits.
Jul 08, 2016

Bizarre baserunning, big bats boost Hops over Tri-City

by Ryan Lackey
This season has been a streaky one for the Hops at the plate, but when they score, they tend to score in bunches. After losing 9-0 to…
Jul 08, 2016

Fourth of July victory

by Mark Kirchmeier
Fans didn’t have to wait until after the game Monday to enjoy July 4 fireworks, as Hillsboro Hops batters began their own explosives…
Jul 08, 2016

Show me your effort; I'm ready to report back

by Wade Evanson
My name is Wade Evanson and I’m the new sports editor for the Forest Grove News-Times and Hillsboro Tribune. As a longtime resident of…
Jul 07, 2016

Hops renew contract with Diamondbacks

by Wade Evanson
Team will remain in Hillsboro at least through 2018 The Hillsboro Hops won’t be leaving Hillsboro anytime soon. The Hops announced…