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WILSON ORTHODONTICS - Dr. Todd WilsonIf you want to play like the pros, you need to wear the same specialized equipment that keeps professional athletes safe and performing at their peak.

But here’s a hint—I’m not talking about their shoes or jerseys. I’m talking about mouthguards.

That’s why Wilson Orthodontics has provided free custom mouthguards to student athletes for the past 14 years. This year, we’ll distribute roughly 500 protectors to football and lacrosse athletes in Sherwood, Newberg and the surrounding communities.

But mouthguards are important for athletes in every sport. So here’s a breakdown that will help you choose the best option.

Ready Made. A ready made (or “stock”) mouthguard is fine, especially if practice is in 20 minutes. But they’re the least safe, least effective and least preferred option. In your mouth, one size really doesn’t fit all.

Mouth Formed. “Boil and bite” mouthguards are probably the most common out there. When heated in boiling water, they become pliable, allowing you to bite down and mold them. Unfortunately, the process isn’t perfect, and these still tend to shift during play.

Custom Made. Hands down, this is the best option. At Wilson Orthodontics, we can make a custom molded mouthguard, and can tailor your mouthguard to your dental history and chosen sport. These are the safest option, and it’s what the pros use too.

Wilson Orthodontics

17680 S.W. Handley St., Suite 202, Sherwood, OR 97140

3100 Haworth Ave., Suite 210, Newberg, OR 97132

(503) 925-1566

www.smilebywilson.com

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OREGON HEARING SOLUTIONS - Dr. Scott JohnsonDo you suspect you might have hearing loss? Curious about the benefits of hearing devices? Long-time hearing aid user, but need to upgrade? This special opportunity is just for you.

As an audiologist, I’m always researching the latest products, trends, and innovations in hearing devices. But more than anything, I’m interested in how these hearing aids function in the real world.

With that in mind, I’m excited to announce a special promotion I’m offering exclusively through this column. For a limited time, I’ll be offering hearing screenings and loaning out the latest in hearing aid technology—absolutely free!

If you qualify, you’ll receive a complimentary hearing evaluation and custom programmed, state-of-the-art hearing devices for a one month trial period. The trial includes weekly check-up appointments where we’ll discuss how the hearing aids are performing and overall satisfaction with the product. Each volunteer will fill out a few brief questionnaires, and of course, all users of loaned devices accept financial responsibility in case of loss or damage.

That’s it! All I need is your honest opinion and feedback concerning your experience using the latest in hearing aid technology.

Why would I offer this program free of charge? Simple. I’m committed to providing the best solutions for hearing loss that work in real life. Guaranteed.

This program will only be available for a limited time, so don’t delay. Give us a call and take advantage of this exciting opportunity today!

Oregon Hearing Solutions

21323 SW Sherwood Blvd, Sherwood, Oregon 97140

(503) 625-4111

www.oregonhearing.com

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NEW SMILES - FROM LEFT: Dr. Doyel, Dr. Aanderud and Dr. McKinney.At New Smiles, our DEKA CO2 laser can be used to treat everything from cold sores to periodontal disease to plastic surgery of the gums.

Here’s how it works. By using a low energy level, the laser can be used to gently stop a cold sore in its tracks before it becomes an ugly, embarrassing distraction.

The DEKA CO2 laser is also great at treating periodontal (gum) disease and gingivitis. By applying the laser to deep pockets it has been shown to decrease these pockets and improve the overall health of the gums and bone.

By increasing the energy level, our laser can be used to sculpt the gum line around short looking teeth creating a natural, beautiful smile. So if you have ever felt you have a “gummy smile” we may have the solution for you!

So remember, the next time you feel that tingle on your lip don’t hesitate to call New Smiles. The procedure only takes about five minutes and will give you the confidence and satisfaction knowing that you eliminated that ugly cold sore before anyone ever noticed.

“Change your smile, change your life.”

New Smiles

17680 SW Handley St #101, Sherwood, OR 97140

(503) 925-9595

www.newsmiles.com

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KORT CHIROPRACTIC & CONCUSSION CARE - Dr. Russell KortSummer is here and Fall Football Season is just around the corner. If you are a coach or a parent you are already thinking about the summer practice schedule.

Contact sports are exciting to watch and play. However, when there is an injury to the brain, parents and coaches must take notice.

The current standard for concussion testing is called ImPACT. It tests neurocognitive function. This test is done on a computer. It measures Verbal, Visual Memory, Processing Speed and Simple Reaction Time.

At Kort Chiropractic and Concussion Care we utilize C3 Logix. This is a Dynamic Interactive Test that quantitatively measures ALL of the above and Precision Touch Reaction Time, Simple and Choice Reaction Time, 4 Cognitive Reaction tests, 6 Individual Balance tests, Progressive Visual Acuity tests combined with Metronomic Vestibular Ocular Movement.

If this sounds comprehensive it is. This test was developed by the Cleveland Clinic for Traumatic Brain Injuries. It is the Gold Standard in affordable concussion evaluation.

Let’s face it, injuries to a child’s brain are very SERIOUS. Their brains are growing and continuing to develop. An injury now may have profound effects on their ability to function later.

Baseline concussion testing gives you and your athlete peace of mind. Know before you go…onto the field, the ice or the court.

SPECIAL: The first 10 readers who mention this article will receive a Baseline Concussion Evaluation for $39 (that’s over 50% off).

Kort Chiropractic and Concussion Care

20407 SW Borchers Drive Suite 201, Sherwood, OR 97140

(503) 625-5678

www.kortchiropractic.com

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NEW SMILES - From Left: Dr. Doyel, Dr. Aanderud and Dr. McKinney.The end of the school year is upon us, and for high school juniors, seniors and college-bound freshmen, there’s no better time to schedule a wisdom teeth extraction.

Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars on each side of the jaw; they typically develop between the ages of 16 to 21.

While some wisdom teeth grow in straight naturally, it is fairly common for these teeth to appear disordered, with teeth jutting out at uncomfortable angles. These pearly latecomers also tend to crowd out existing teeth, damaging their neighbors, the jawbone and nearby nerve endings.

Another possibility is for the wisdom teeth to become “impacted,” meaning that they fail to break through the gums or only partially pierce the skin layer. These openings are ripe for cavities and infection, especially because their awkward placement makes brushing and flossing impacted teeth difficult.

But while the consequences of unremoved wisdom teeth can be quite painful, extracting these teeth is a safe and routine dental procedure that takes a few hours or less. At New Smiles, we use a local or general anesthetic to make the surgery breeze past. The recovery period is generally takes a few days.

New Smiles is Sherwood’s No. 1 choice for excellence in cosmetic dentistry and beyond. Schedule an appointment today to learn if you or your teenage child is a good candidate for wisdom teeth extraction.

New Smiles

17680 SW Handley St #101, Sherwood, OR 97140

(503) 925-9595

www.newsmiles.com

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OREGON HEARING SOLUTIONS - Dr. Scott JohnsonThe repercussions of poor decision-making reverberate far longer than our actions. This can be especially hard for younger folks to understand.

This message hits home after learning that Brian Johnson, lead singer of iconic rock-and-roll group AC/DC, can no longer perform with his band.

Johnson recently told CNN that he risked “total deafness” if he continued to perform in large stadiums and arenas. In a statement, he said that he already has difficulty hearing the guitars and other musicians on stage.

Johnson called his new diagnosis his “darkest day.” It’s a poignant reminder that we often don’t appreciate what we have until it’s gone.

The culprit? Sensorineural hearing loss. Damage to the inner ear caused by overexposure to loud noises is usually permanent and cannot be repaired, either by surgery or medication. But, like all forms of noise-induced hearing loss, it is entirely preventable.

Preventing sensorineural hearing loss costs as little as a pair of foam ear plugs. If you or a loved one are routinely exposed to constant loud noise over 85 decibels (about as loud as a vacuum cleaner), make sure to dampen those sounds or leave the area.

The good news? If you have already been diagnosed or suspect you may suffer from noise-induced hearing loss, there are excellent options and technology available to help you regain the sounds you’ve been missing. Give us a call to learn more about sensorineural hearing loss, how it can be prevented, or what to do after being diagnosed.

Oregon Hearing Solutions

21323 SW Sherwood Blvd, Sherwood, Oregon 97140

(503) 625-4111

www.oregonhearing.com

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WILSON ORTHODONTICS - Dr. Todd WilsonHave you heard about the latest DIY (do it yourself) trend? It’s dangerous, foolhardy—and completely legal.

It’s hard to believe, but according to this consumer alert put out by the American Association of Orthodontists, some people are starting to use DIY methods to self treat their crooked or gap teeth.

A quick search online pulls up hundreds of references to these so-called “quick fix” projects. Some of these solutions use things like rubber bands or dental floss, but the most outrageous involve constructing faux braces out of paper clips, or a retainer out of modeling clay.

Folks, this is crazy. You can cause extensive (and very expensive) damage to your teeth, bone and soft tissue by messing around with dental experiments.

Why? Well, for starters, orthodontists don’t just align your teeth based on aesthetics. In fact, the functionality and long-term health of your teeth is our primary concern; style always comes second. Trying to self treat misaligned teeth could very easily result in loss of the supporting tooth root, gum recession or, in the worst case, loss of teeth altogether.

Moreover, orthodontists are uniquely qualified specialists with over 10 years of rigorous education. We’re professional, reliable and safe.

So take it from me: don’t experiment on your teeth. You get what you pay for, and without the help of a dental professional, you could be causing your teeth serious (if not irreparable) harm.

Wilson Orthodontics

17680 S.W. Handley St., Suite 202, Sherwood, OR 97140

3100 Haworth Ave., Suite 210, Newberg, OR 97132

(503) 925-1566

www.smilebywilson.com

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KORT CHIROPRACTIC - Dr. Russell KortDuring my last Insider article, I spoke of the importance of BALANCE.

I am reminded of my message as I write this. Recently we had a good friend lose her balance while walking through a store. She fell backwards and hit her head on the floor. She passed away three days later.

Our balance system begins to break down as we age. We can speed up this process by eating, drinking and breathing TOXIC substances, and ignoring past traumas.

Concussions recent and long since forgotten have a profound effect on our balance as we get older.

Degenerative diseases like diabetes, dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s all cause the breakdown of these critical areas of the brain that control our BALANCE.

Balance issues manifest slowly over time. Some symptoms are obvious, like bumping into walls or tipping over when you are tying your shoes. Other symptoms are less noticeable. Symptoms may include a CHRONIC stiff neck or back—or FATIGUE when watching TV, playing with electronics or reading. Irritability, frustration and memory loss can all be symptoms of a declining vestibular system.

At Kort Chiropractic and Concussion Care, we address the source of your balance issues by measuring the dysfunction, treating you appropriately and re-measuring for improved results.

BETTER BALANCE, BETTER FUNCTION, BETTER LIFE.

Conveniently located above the Sherwood Ice Arena. Call today for your complimentary consultation: (503) 625-5678

Kort Chiropractic and Concussion Care

20407 SW Borchers Drive Suite 201, Sherwood, OR 97140

(503) 625-5678

www.kortchiropractic.com

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NEW SMILES - FROM LEFT: Dr. Doyel, Dr. Aanderud and Dr. McKinney show off their pearly whites.At New Smiles, our top priorities are quality dentistry and the comfort and safety of all our patients.

Some of our patients suffer from extremely sensitive teeth, or require prolonged treatment time due to the extensive nature of their dental work. Others feel a deep sense of anxiety over dental procedures.

For your comfort and safety, New Smiles offers several levels of sedation dentistry.

Nitrous oxide. Nitrous oxide, or "laughing gas," is the lightest form of conscious sedation. It is administered by breathing through a nasal mask. It has several very appealing properties. First, it is very short acting and is completely eliminated from the body minutes after turning it off, thereby allowing the patient to leave the office without an escort because there is no “hangover” effect. Secondly, nitrous oxide can be patient regulated. If you want to feel more of its effects, you simply breathe more frequently and deeply. Conversely, if you breathe through your mouth, you will feel less of its effects. 

Oral minimal sedation. Oral pre-medication or pills are the next step up in the conscious sedation spectrum. Many different medications can be used, with Valium, Halcion and Ativan being some of the most common ones. The advantages to oral pre-medication are that it is more effective than nitrous oxide, and it is also very inexpensive to administer. The patient will usually take the medication a half hour to one hour prior to the appointment, and the duration of the effects will vary. But, in all cases, the patient must have an escort both to and from the office. Although more effective than nitrous oxide, the effectiveness and onset of action are unpredictable.

IV moderate sedation. Intravenous sedation, also known as "twilight or conscious sedation," will put you in a safe, relaxed and comfortable state throughout your surgery. It is the most effective means of reducing awareness and anxiety for dental procedures. It is administered through an intravenous line (IV), and is therefore much more predictable in terms of effectiveness due to the quick onset of action. Although the patient is technically conscious throughout the procedure, in most cases, they will be completely unaware of the dental procedure and may even fall asleep. The disadvantage of conscious sedation is, of course, the increased cost and the need for an escort home after the procedure.

General anesthesia. This type of IV sedation must be administered by an anesthesiologist because the level of sedation is much greater and often requires the use of a breathing tube. The patient is unconscious throughout the entire procedure. This level of sedation is reserved for patients who are not candidates for either oral or IV moderate sedation or for prolonged dental or surgical procedures. It is very safe and effective but more expensive that IV moderate sedation.

Change your smile. Change your life.

New Smiles

17680 SW Handley St #101, Sherwood, OR 97140

(503) 925-9595

www.newsmiles.com

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OREGON HEARING SOLUTIONS - Dr. Scott JohnsonMay is Better Hearing & Speech Month, and Dr. Scott Johnson of Oregon Hearing Solutions is partnering with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association to help educate the general public and promote safe listening habits.

In honor of the month-long advocacy campaign, Dr. Johnson will also offer hearing aid product demonstrations absolutely free of charge. If you’ve considered buying a hearing aid before, or want to experience the quality and clarity of today’s personal sound-amplifying devices, now is the time to visit.

Of special concern to Dr. Johnson is the increasing danger faced by the world’s young people. A new study released by the World Health Organization reports that 1.1 billion children risk hearing loss due to unsafe listening habits.

Noise-induced hearing loss is entirely preventable—but it’s also irreversible. Parents can help prevent hearing loss by limiting headphone usage to one or two hours a day, enforcing “listening breaks,” keeping the volume on MP3 players below the halfway point and modeling good listening behaviors themselves.

“Parents who have any concern about their child’s hearing should schedule a hearing evaluation immediately,” Dr. Johnson says. “Early treatment can help prevent or mitigate many of the negative repercussions from hearing loss, so it is critical that parents not delay.”

Concerned parents can find more information online at www.identifythesigns.org. To schedule a hearing test appointment or for a free product demo, call or stop by Oregon Hearing Solutions today!

Oregon Hearing Solutions

21323 SW Sherwood Blvd, Sherwood, Oregon 97140

(503) 625-4111

www.oregonhearing.com

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KORT CHIROPRACTIC - Dr. Russell KortThe most common and concerning conditions we treat at Kort Chiropractic and Concussion Care are BALANCE ISSUES associated with falls, concussions and auto collisions.

Falls are the third most common cause of death according to a 2014 report from the Centers for Disease Control.

At Kort Chiropractic and Concussion Care, we evaluate the balance systems of the brain with specialized testing equipment. With this information we can target specific therapies to improve the balance of most individuals in as little as 30 days.

Dr. Kort utilizes a special acoustic exercise platform to reestablish balance where it was once lost or diminished.

“In our clinic we have seen significant improvement in patients of all ages, from children to seniors. We treat a wide variety of conditions that affect balance and gait.”

Recently, Dr. Kort conducted a balance study on a group of individuals ranging in age from 52 to 85. His findings were profound. Balance improved 69 percent in one week. In addition to this he showed dramatic improvement in 11 other categories that he measured.

The techniques he is using are getting the attention of doctors all over the world. Dr. Kort was recently ask to speak on his findings at the Oregon Chiropractic Convention and internationally in South Korea at a large physicians’ conference.

Kort Chiropractic and Concussion Care: BETTER BALANCE, BETTER FUNCTION, BETTER LIFE.

Call today for your complimentary consultation: (503) 625-5678.

Kort Chiropractic and Concussion Care

20407 SW Borchers Drive Suite 201, Sherwood, OR 97140

(503) 625-5678

www.kortchiropractic.com

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WILSON ORTHODONTICS - Dr. Todd WilsonRemember when we had to walk to school uphill both ways in a blizzard? Well, our kids also have it better than us when it comes to their braces. What’s changed? The short answer—lots! But we’ll focus on three main points.

Comfort level is probably the biggest change. Namely, the advent of nickel-titanium wire. This is an incredibly flexible wire that puts very light forces on the teeth, which translates into much greater comfort.

In the old days, there used to be six to eight different wires used over the course of treatment, causing very sore teeth for weeks at a time. Now we typically use only three wires over the course of treatment.

Braces are also much lower profile. They are much more comfortable on the lips and cheeks.

Treatment efficiency is the next big change. It was once common for kids to have braces for three to five years. That time is now closer to 18 to 24 months on average, with some finishing even faster. Braces are made with much more highly refined “prescriptions” built in, which moves the teeth faster and with less wire bending.

Lastly, braces are way more fun for kids. Today’s models feature lots of bright colors and glow in the dark materials. We have braces in the shape of stars, hearts, footballs, etc. (provided by WildSmiles). We have clear braces and gold braces. We have Invisalign (no braces at all).

Wilson Orthodontics

17680 S.W. Handley St., Suite 202, Sherwood, OR 97140

3100 Haworth Ave., Suite 210, Newberg, OR 97132

(503) 925-1566

www.smilebywilson.com

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by Pamplin Media Group
UPDATE: Defendant calls lawsuit 'bogus, ridiculous' Former Wilsonville state Rep. Matthew Wingard is suing the Oregon Family Council, Oregon Right to Life and a handful of conservative leaders for making statements he says cost him a chance to…
GAZETTE PHOTO: RAY PITZ - Craig Sheldon, Sherwood Public Works director, watches a televised newscast of the destruction of I-5 as part of an earthquake drill on June 7. Sheldon served as incident commander as part of the scenario.
June 07, 2016

Sherwood runs through earthquake drill where water lines burst, roads become impassable

by Ray Pitz
The simulation unfolded preciously at 9 a.m. Tuesday: A devastating 9.0-magnatude Cascadia earthquake and tsunami slammed the state, causing massive destruction to power grids, area roads, buildings and other infrastructure. Mock televised news…
June 06, 2016

Council stipends, changing length of mayor's term topics of work session

by Ray Pitz
Providing compensation for Sherwood City Council members discussion item Tuesday meeting Potential stipends for the Sherwood City Council as well as the possibility of having a mayoral term extended from two years to four years will be among the…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: LESLIE PUGMIRE HOLE - Cloud City Garrison has members from throughout western Oregon and southwest Washington; member march every year in the Starlight Parade.
June 05, 2016

Starlight Parade returns for its 40th go-round of nighttime merriment

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
Heat wave fails to deter thousands from packing Portland's downtown to watch annual night parade And the crowd went wild. Attendees at the 40th annual Starlight Parade in Portland June 4 might have been excited to see local author Cheryl Strayed…
GAZETTE FILE PHOTO - The city of Sherwood will participate in Cascadia Rising, the largest-ever regional exercise supported by FEMA Region X that includes local, state, tribal and federal partners on June 7 and 8.
June 03, 2016

Sherwood to participate in large-scale earthquake, tsunami exercise

by Gazette staff
The city of Sherwood will be among agencies participating in Cascadia Rising, the largest-ever regional exercise supported by FEMA Region X that includes local, state, tribal and federal partners on June 7 and 8. Cascadia Rising will simulate the…

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Jun 03, 2016

Washington County locations to beat the heat

by Peter Wong
Several locations in Washington County will offer relief from the record heat that is forecast Saturday and Sunday. “Find a place to stay cool. Consider visiting a library or indoor shopping…
REVIEW PHOTO: MATT SHERMAN - It may be located two miles from campus, but West Linn High School's girls softball team plays its home games on the only turf softball field in the Three Rivers League. 'Look at where we are today versus 10 years ago,' former Lions coach Mike Higgins says. 'It's come a long way. It's tracking in the right direction.'
Jun 02, 2016

Even under Title IX, softball facilities vary widely across…

by Andrew Bantly
Before every sporting event in the United States, it’s customary to face the flag and sing the national anthem. And that’s what happens before every boys baseball game at Lake Oswego High’s…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Neil McFarlane, TriMet general manager, sits with local dignitaries on TriMet bus line 97 before the bus' departure from the Tualatin WES station to Sherwood.
May 31, 2016

TriMet celebrates new Tualatin-Sherwood bus line

by Mark Miller
When passengers step off the WES commuter train in Tualatin at 6:20 a.m. next Monday, for the first time, there will be a TriMet bus waiting for them. Line 97, which will provide long-awaited…
May 25, 2016

DEQ fines rural Sherwood company $22,800 for alleged violations…

by Ray Pitz
A rural-Sherwood based company has been fined $22,800 for allegedlly polluting waters as part of its composting operations in Dayton. Bob Jonas and Water Truck Services, Inc., which does…
Several intersections along Tualatin-Sherwood Road will be upgraded with new traffic signals over the next month. Construction will take place at night between 8 p.m. and 5:30 a.m., the county says.
May 24, 2016

Night construction begins next week along Highway 99W in Sherwood

by Geoff Pursinger
Night-time road work is expected to begin next week at several intersections along Roy Rogers Road, Tualatin-Sherwood Road and Highway 99W in Sherwood. According to Washington County's…
PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - The Portland region may already be growing faster than Metro forecast when it decided against expanding the urban growth boundary last year.
May 24, 2016

Area population growth could be larger than Metro expected

by Jim Redden
Just a few months after the Metro Council voted against expanding the urban growth boundary, new population estimates suggest the region is growing faster than it predicted. Last November, the…
FACEBOOK POST - A Sherwood couple alleged that a baby sitter struck their 1-year-old baby boy when they were out for the evening on March 19.
May 23, 2016

Facebook post of bruised Sherwood baby goes viral

by Ray Pitz
Police say they have turned the case over to the Washington County District Attorney's office A Facebook post showing a bruised Sherwood baby has gone viral, attracting almost 300,000 shares…
Scott Hadden
Jul 01, 2016

Tigard High math chairman named SHS associate principal

by Gazette staff
He replaces Brian Bailey who is the new principal at Laurel Ridge Middle School The chairman of the math department at Tigard High School now has a new job after being named the new associate…
GAZETTE PHOTO: RAY PITZ - Anthony Pascoal, third from left, displays the award he received from TVF&R firefighters from Station No. 33 in Sherwood after he saved an elderly man who was choking on a piece of food at KFC on April 10. From left, are Travis Gripp, Jimmy Davis, Pascoal, Bill Steward and  Rob Watson.
May 23, 2016

Teen honored after saving a choking man at KFC

by Ray Pitz
Anthony Pascoal was at the right place at the right time on April 10 Anthony Pascoal was working the drive thru at the Sherwood KFC restaurant the night it all happened. Pascoal was about to…
COURTESY OF MEL TAYLOR - Evelyn Marlowe on her 104th birthday poses with a cake at her rural Sherwood home.
May 23, 2016

Born one day before the Titanic sank, new Sherwood resident…

by Mel Taylor
Evelyn Marlowe stopped driving at age 103, loves Trader Joe's sweets Evelyn Marlowe, a recent transplant to Sherwood, turned 104 on April 14. To put her age into perspective, she was born the…
COURTESY OF TATIANA NGUYEN - Students from both Sherwood High School and Forest Grove High School march down Meinecke Road, heading to Cannery Square Plaza Friday afternoon.
May 20, 2016

Sherwood High students hold walkout Friday in support of Forest…

by Ray Pitz
More than 100 students marched from Sherwood High to Cannery Square Plaza More than 100 Sherwood High School students marched to Cannery Square Plaza today as part of a walkout to show…
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Tigard High School students march across the school's parking lot in support of a large walk out of students at Forest Grove High School
May 19, 2016

Tigard-Tualatin students hold rallies in support of #StandUpFG

by Geoff Pursinger and Mark Miller
Online hashtag becomes series of walk outs at high schools across county protesting racism. On Wednesday night, Hispanic students at Tigard High School celebrated the end of the school year with…
Krisanna Clark
May 19, 2016

Around Sherwood: Clark to run for reelection, man to run 371…

by Gazette staff
Jason Zacher will run for Operation School Bell, which provides needy children with clothing Mayor to run for re-election Sherwood Mayor Krisanna Clark says she plans on running for re-election…
Jun 01, 2016

Area briefs: Sailor honored, reading coach receives award

by Ray Pitz
Sherwood sailor honored with award U.S. Navy Hull Maintenance Technician Fireman Thomas Gorski, 23, of Sherwood, (left) was recently awarded the Sailor of the Day award from Capt. Greg Huffman…
FILE PHOTO - Southwest Corridor officials have approved MAX as the preferred mode to come to Tigard and Tualatin. The project now moves on to an 18-month-long federally mandated study of its impacts.
May 19, 2016

Southwest Corridor Plan approves MAX, says no to PCC tunnel

by Geoff Pursinger
The future of the Southwest Corridor can be summed up in three letters: M-A-X. On Monday, officials planning a new high capacity transit line from Portland to Tualatin approved MAX light rail as…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Beekeeper Ron Stark who runs T Bee S, a bee pollination company in Sherwood, holds a frame from his beehive located at Rowell Brothers Berry Farm in Scholls. Photo by Jaime Valdez
May 19, 2016

Ron Stark's enthusiasm for honey, bees is contagious

by Ray Pitz
When Ron Stark talks enthusiastically about bees, it’s not just because the Sherwood-area beekeeper and honey producer knows a thing or two about the insects — it’s because he’s truly passionate…
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May 18, 2016

Updated: Dan Cross wins Justice Court seat

by Eric Apalategui
Opponent Kevin Kelley had won ruling keeping incumbent Jim Shartel off ballot Kevin Kelley managed to knock the incumbent out of the race for Washington County Justice of the Peace in the…
Sherwood, Tigard and Bull Mountain were named some of the best places to find a good paying job in Oregon by Zippia.com
May 18, 2016

Bull Mountain, Tigard listed as 'best places to find a job' in…

by Geoff Pursinger
Jobs site lists the best places in Oregon to find work. What’s the best place to get a job? According to a recent report the answer is right here in our own backyard. A report released this week…
May 17, 2016

Sims leads challenger Marble in judge race

by Pamplin Media Group
Ted Sims appeared to be retaining the Washington County judgeship he was appointed to earlier this year against a challenge from Forest Grove lawyer Tim Marble. According to early returns in the…
FILE GRAPHIC - Voters approve measure that requires vote on taxes or fees above 2 percent
May 17, 2016

Measure forcing vote on most fees above 2 percent wins handily

by Ray Pitz
A measure that would send most new Sherwood fees and taxes raised by more than 2 percent to city voters for approval is won outright during the May 17 election. Initial numbers released by the…
FILE PHOTO - Roy Rogers
May 17, 2016

Rogers wins 9th term on Washington County Board of Commissioners

by Peter Wong and Geoff Pursinger
Washington County’s most experienced incumbent will be headed back to work next year, after easily beating out a political newcomer for Washington County commissioner in District 3. Roy Rogers,…
COURTESY OF TVF&R - Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Volunteer Firefighter Teddy Wollam helps a young visitor spray a fire hose during last years Sherwood Community Services Fair at Station 33.
May 17, 2016

Community Services Fair returns

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Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue and the city of Sherwood are co-hosting the annual Sherwood Community Services Fair on Saturday, May 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sherwood Fire Station 33, 15440…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JAIME VALDEZ - It's the life of Sam, a 2-year-old golden retriever/poodle mix, as he rides in the sidecar of his owner Scot Brooks' motorcycle along Highway 99W. Sam and Brooks are regular sights around Tigard and Southwest Portland.
May 15, 2016

Tigard's motorcycle riding dog is born to be wild

by Geoff Pursinger
After a long hard day at work, there’s nothing Sam and Scot Brooks like more than getting on their motorcycle and heading off down the open road. But while most bikers are decked out in leather…
John Boylston
May 15, 2016

Meet the Republican candidates for District 26

by Pamplin Media Group
You’ve read the headlines and seen the signs. There’s a three-way race on for the Republican nomination in House District 26, which covers Wilsonville, Sherwood, King City, and parts of Aloha,…
May 15, 2016

Seat belt enforcement campaign underway in Washington County

by Miles Vance
From May 16-29, 2016, the Washington County Sheriff's Office will participate in the national Click It or Ticket campaign in an effort to save lives through increased seat belt use. This…