Twenty years later, Tualatin remembers the great flood

Twenty years later, Tualatin remembers the great flood

“It’s hard to imagine it’s 20 years ago,” Steve Wheeler remarked. “Seems...

Times reporters recount covering the 100 Year Flood

Times reporters recount covering the 100 Year Flood

'I'd never covered anything like that' Janie Nafsinger says. On a sunny Friday in 1996, Janie...

Flood of '96: Two decades later, what have we learned?

Flood of '96: Two decades later, what have we learned?

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the Flood of 1996, the devastating flood that hit the...

'Walk Around the Clock!' kicks off at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center

'Walk Around the Clock!' kicks off at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center

People walking, running on treadmill in Tualatin hospital's main lobby until noon Thursday. The...

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TIMES PHOTO: MARK MILLER - Lisa Knodle-Bragiel, director of admissions at Linfield College, gives Hazelbrook Middle School student Josh Lakeman a Linfield cup and a cookie for answering a question during Hazelbrook's 'Respectful Celebration.'
February 05, 2016

At Hazelbrook Middle School, students' respectful behavior doesn't go unnoticed

by Mark Miller
School recognizes model students at 'Respectful Celebration.' It's not always easy to be on your best behavior — especially in middle school. But at Hazelbrook Middle School, there's an incentive. Students are rewarded for displaying “consistent…
TIMES PHOTO: MARK MILLER - Aidan Valdez, a fourth-grader at Bridgeport Elementary School, adds liquid to a graduated cylinder while building a pressure rocket.
February 05, 2016

Imagination pops, bubbles over, takes flight at Bridgeport Elementary School

by Mark Miller
'STEMagination' draws hundreds with hands-on activities, science theme. It was a night of STEMagination at Bridgeport Elementary School on Wednesday, as students and their families enjoyed a plethora of engaging, interactive and educational…
February 04, 2016

Tigard/Tualatin Police Log: Jan. 26 - Feb. 1

by Geoff Pursinger
TIGARD The Tigard Police Department made the following arrests between Jan. 26 and Feb. 1: Theft — 7; drug related — 1; warrants — 8; animal abuse — 1; forgery — 1; assault — 2; criminal trespass — 1. Monday, Feb. 1 • A man trying to impound a car in the…
CITY OF TIGARD - Tigard Mayor John L. Cook and Bon Baguette owner Tri Nguyen kick off the opening of the restaurant chain's first location on Thursday, Jan. 28
February 04, 2016

New deli looks to future, expansion

by Pamplin Media Group
Tigard sandwich shop expected to be first in new chain, owner says. Tigard’s food scene got a bit more diverse this week, with the opening of a new Asian and European deli on Pacific Highway. Bon Baguette sandwich shop, 13500 S.W. Pacific Highway,…
February 02, 2016

Sherwood Police investigate stabbing outside Dollar Tree

by Geoff Pursinger
Sherwood Police are investigating after a man was stabbed in a parking lot late last week. Sherwood Police were called to the parking lot of Dollar Tree, 16220 S.W. Langer Drive, next to Safari Sams at about 10:47 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28, to…
COURTESY PHOTO: PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY - Portland State University matriculates about 28,000 students annually, but officials say the cost of education is much too high. A proposed payroll tax would go primarily to a regional scholarship program.
February 02, 2016

PSU supporters push ahead with Metro-wide payroll tax plan

by Shasta Kearns Moore
One-tenth-of-1-percent plan may still have uphill battle Portland State University supporters aim to find out how valuable the university is to local voters with an initiative petition to raise new taxes filed Friday, Jan. 29. The PSU-backed citizen…
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - From left, Tualatin Elementary School fifth-graders Mason Johnson, Owen Heidt, Carlos Torres-Hernandez, Grace Richmond, Shelby Underwood and Jacquelin Salcedo-Miranda watch their balloon-powered car roll forward during a workshop on energy and friction.
February 02, 2016

Tualatin Elementary students get a lesson in engineering

by Mark Miller
Eaton engineers teach balloon-car workshop on energy, friction Pam Rossio's fifth-grade class was buzzing Friday as a team of professional engineers came into the classroom to help students design small model “cars” powered by air. Tualatin…
TIMES PHOTO: ADAM WICKHAM - Fourth-grade students at Edward Byrom Elementary School stage an afternoon performance of 'To the West We Go' last Thursday.
February 02, 2016

Like its namesake, Edward Byrom Elementary School goes West

by Mark Miller
Fourth-grade students at Edward Byrom Elementary School loaded up their wagons, yoked their oxen and hit the trail Thursday in their annual music program. Music teacher Cristi McClellan said she likes to direct programs based on what students are…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Zeus, a green-winged macaw, perches on Karl Anderson's hand and displays his wingspan in what Anderson called his 'impression of an eagle.'
February 02, 2016

Parrot presentation wows crowd at Tualatin Public Library

by Mark Miller
'Oregon Birdman' shows off flock of cockatoos, macaws and more. The community room at the Tualatin Public Library was packed full Monday afternoon for a bright, noisy display. Karl Anderson, a zoologist and educator who does shows and presentations…
Bill Middleton
February 01, 2016

Measure allowing voters say on future taxes headed to ballot

by Ray Pitz
Former mayor collects enough signatures to get the measure on the May ballot Sherwood voters will have the final say on a controversial ballot measure that would force a public vote on any new taxes raised in the city. Sherwood’s former mayor, Bill…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Beaverton Senator Mark Hass has a propsal for new legislatition after a group started collecting signatures to impose a gross receipts tax on Oregon businesses.
February 01, 2016

Beaverton lawmaker offers compromise on gross receipts tax

by Hillary Borrud and Paris Achen
Sen. Mark Hass says his proposal could avoid ballot battle; Tigard senator says resistance from business groups has 'dulled' prospects for legislation. SALEM — Looking to head off a nasty and costly ballot fight, a state senator has introduced a…
KAREN HUGHART - Two 2016 incoming kindergartners, Everley Yi and Brendan Hughart sport their new 'I'm going to TTSD Kindergarten' T-shirts.
February 01, 2016

Kindergarten registration begins this month

by Geoff Pursinger
It’s still months away from Back to School season in local stores, but the Tigard-Tualatin School District is hoping to catch the attention of families with kiddos heading “back to school” for the first time. Registration is now open for children…
Anthony Markey
February 01, 2016

Tigard's recreation guru aims to bring more options to residents

by Geoff Pursinger
Voters shot down two recreation programs over the past two decades, but city studies say residents want more recreation options. Hot on the heels of a failed ballot measure aimed at providing more recreational options to city residents, Tigard’s new…
February 01, 2016

Car break-ins up in Tigard near Katherine Street, police say

by Geoff Pursinger
Tigard Police are warning residents to lock their car doors after a string of recent car break-ins were reported around the area. According to Jim Wolf, a spokesman with the Tigard Police Department, authorities responded to eight car break-ins on…
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - A volunteer shelves books at the Tigard Public Library in January.
January 26, 2016

Tigard Public Library asks 'How's my driving?' with annual survey

by Geoff Pursinger
Yearly Tigard Library survey kicks off this month. It's that time of year again. The Tigard Public Library will begin its annual survey this weekend, gauging how patrons feel about their library. The library has conducted annual surveys for more…
SUBMITTED PHOTOS - Will it be MAX or BRT? A decision on whether a light-rail or rapid-bus line will be built from Portland to Tualatin remains, after planners with the Southwest Corridor Plan cancelled its Feb. 29 meeting. No new date has been set, yet.
February 01, 2016

PCC Sylvania tunnel, MAX/BRT decision pushed back, again

by Geoff Pursinger
Southwest Corridor Plan steering committee says it needs more time to weigh the options before reaching decisions. After years of waiting, it looks like watchers of a proposed high capacity transit line in Tigard, Tualatin and Southwest Portland…
PARIS ACHEN - Senate Majority Leader Ginny Burdick, D-Portland, and Senate Majority Whip Elizabath Steiner Hayward, D-Beaverton, discuss Senate Democrats' priorities for 2016.
February 01, 2016

Housing legislation has dismal prospects

by Paris Achen
Senate Majority Leader Ginny Burdick says the plan is too ambitious for the Legislature's 35-day session. An omnibus bill to address the state’s affordable housing crisis is unlikely to pass during the Legislature’s 35-day session that began Monday,…
COURTESY OF THE TUALATIN CRAWFISH FESTIVAL - The logo, theme and presenting sponsor for this year's Tualatin Crawfish Festival were announced Thursday.
January 29, 2016

What is old is new again at Tualatin Crawfish Festival

by The Times
You've got to love the classics, and that's what the annual Crawfish Festival is bringing back this August in Tualatin. The festival announced Thursday its theme will be “Route 66,” appropriate for its 66th anniversary this year. Fittingly, there…
January 28, 2016

Missing Woodburn man's body found in rural Clackamas County river

by Pamplin Media Group
Water rescue personnel have located and recovered the body of a Woodburn man who has been missing since the vehicle he was traveling in crashed into the Callawash River on Sunday morning. The crash injured a 19-year-old Tigard woman who lost control…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Opponents of Initiative Petition 28, a measure that would impose a gross receipts tax on several of Oregons biggest businesses, say that its passage would hurt both business as well as Oregon consumers.
January 28, 2016

Oregon heads for ballot brawl over tax increase

by Nick Budnick
Despite tradition of compromise, rivals say a deal is unlikely When a proposed statewide $15-an-hour minimum wage measure gave businesses heartburn, Gov. Kate Brown intervened to float a compromise plan earlier this month. In contrast, Brown has…
January 28, 2016

Tax fight could cause huge economic impact

by Hillary Borrud, Capital Bureau
This is the second part of a larger look at Initiative Petition 28. Click here to read the first part of our coverage. As unions and business groups prepare for a bruising political fight over a corporate tax measure, there’s one thing both sides…
Tigard-Tualatin and Sherwood continue to outperfrom the state average when it comes to graduating students, but dipped slightly compared to previous years, new data from the Oregon Department of Education shows.
January 28, 2016

TTSD, Sherwood, outperform state with graduation numbers

by Geoff Pursinger
Tigard-area schools continue to graduate more students than most others in the state, according to a new report by the Oregon Department of Education. According to the report, Tigard-Tualatin and Sherwood school districts outperformed the statewide…
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Aidan Shafer asks a question during a learning module at Fidgets2Widgets.
January 28, 2016

Tigard after-school program embraces digital classroom, video games

by Geoff Pursinger
In Pam Simon’s classroom in Tigard, there are a few simple rules: “No yelling, no name calling,” a sign reads. “No Trolling. No deleting worlds.” Simon is the co-founder of Fidgets2Widgets, a new after-school program along Southwest Sequoia Parkway…
FILE PHOTO - Smoking, including e-cigarettes, will be banned in Tigard parks starting in mid-February. The ban is meant to make parks healthier and get more people outside, city officials said.
January 27, 2016

Tigard bans smoking in parks, city property, Tualatin not far behind

by Geoff Pursinger and Mark Miller
Tigard ban imposes $100 fine for first offense, $500 for second Looking to light up a cigarette next time you’re at the park or library? You could face a hefty fine. Tigard and Tualatin city officials are working on bans against smoking in parks,…
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Jan 27, 2016

New restaurant opening at Nyberg Rivers in Tualatin

by The Times
A California-based chain of Mexican eateries is expanding to Tualatin next month. Sharky's Woodfired Mexican Grill will open at 7715 S.W. Nyberg St., at the Nyberg Rivers shopping center,…
PMG FILE PHOTO - The Stafford area between Lake Oswego, West Linn and Tualatin is a mix of rural farms and large lot houses, along with pockets of more densely built residential areas.
Jan 27, 2016

Metro Council moves ahead with Stafford reserve plan

by Peter Wong
Approval would open 6,230 acres east of Tualatin to future development The Metro Council is poised to reaffirm next week its 2011 decision to designate Stafford for future development. The…
Jan 26, 2016

Dog, cat perish in late-morning farmhouse fire

by Ray Pitz
Fire was on Cappoen Road in rural Sherwood A dog and a cat perished in a late-morning fire on Cappoen Road in rural Sherwood on Tuesday. Firefighters from Washington County Fire District No. 2…
Jan 26, 2016

Update: Tigard Police release names in deadly Roy Rogers crash

by Geoff Pursinger
Tigard Police have released new details into a deadly crash that killed a Beaverton woman driving along Southwest Roy Rogers Road on Saturday. According to Tigard Police, Marilyn Backstrand, 50,…
COURTESY OF THE WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Michael Siegwald.
Jan 26, 2016

Tualatin Police Department: 'SEEK' graffiti tagger arrested

by The Times
26-year-old Michael Siegwald taken into custody Sunday. This story has been updated from its original version. The Tualatin Police Department's search for the culprit behind the graffiti “SEEK,”…
MAP COURTESY OF THE CITY OF TUALATIN - The Sagert Farm subdivision and associated roadwork will be constructed within the blue shaded area on this map, east of Southwest 65th Avenue in Tualatin.
Jan 26, 2016

New homes likely coming to east Tualatin

by Mark Miller
City Council upholds administrative approval of Sagert Farm subdivision plans. This story has been updated from its original version. Plans to construct a new subdivision with as many as 79…
Jan 25, 2016

Man missing after truck crashes into Collawash River

by Geoff Pursinger
A Tigard woman was injured and a Woodburn man is missing after police say that a pickup truck plunged into into the Collawash River in Clackamas County early Sunday morning. Irinei Burkoff, 26,…
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE KIAKO FOUNDATION - The 10th Annual Ho'ike is coming to Portland Community College's Sylvania campus on Saturday, Jan. 30.
Jan 25, 2016

Dinner, dancing to bring spirit of the islands to Sylvania

by Mark Miller
10th Annual Ho'ike is this Saturday, Jan. 30. This Saturday marks the 10th Annual Ho'ike, a Hawaiian celebration of food, music and dance, at Portland Community College's Sylvania campus.…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Hassan Hashmat, left, Luke Young and Jo Carbajal, students at MITCH Charter School, react during a science workshop earlier this school year.
Jan 25, 2016

MITCH Charter School to give priority to 'underserved' population

by Mark Miller
The board of directors for MITCH Charter School in Tualatin voted last Thursday to make changes to the school's admission policy in what Executive Director Melissa Meyer described as an effort…
PHOTO BY PEGGY TREES - From left, Carolyn McCormick, Lynn Stevens, Peggy Schiller, Gayle Allen and Gay Fantz take a break from planting hundreds of bulbs outside the Tigard Senior Center last week. The group is planning to plant more than 1,500 bulbs across Tigard over the next few weeks.
Jan 25, 2016

Tigard Garden Club to plant 1,500 flowers across city

by Geoff Pursinger
Correction appended The first day of spring may not be for two more months, but that’s not stopping the Tigard Garden Club from preparing for warmer weather. For the past two weeks, members of…
Jan 25, 2016

Wilsonville mother drowns, son injured trying to save her

by Jim Redden
A 49-year-old Wilsonville woman drowned in the Willamette River early Sunday morning and her 30-year-old Tigard son was injured when he tried to rescue her, according to the Clackamas County…
Jan 23, 2016

Woman killed in head-on collision on Roy Rogers Road

by Eric Apalategui
Injured male driver had drifted into oncoming lane, police say Update: On Tuesday, Tigard Police released the names of the drivers involved in the crash. A head-on collision Saturday morning on…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Breitling Jet Team, based in France, is the headliner for the 2016 International Air Show in Hillsboro this summer. Show officials pushed back the dates for this summer's show after the jet team announced they wouldn't be able to attend do to a scheduling conflict.
Jan 22, 2016

Air show officials announce date change for summer show to Aug.…

by Pamplin Media Group
Oregon International Air Show will run two weeks later than originally scheduled. Organizers of the Oregon International Air Show have changed the dates for this year's show to Aug. 5 to 7. The…
FILE PHOTO - Sherwood City Councilors approved a ban on recreational marijuana sales and grow operations this week. The ban must go before voters, who will have final say on the matter.
Jan 21, 2016

Sherwood bans marijuana, sends issue to voters

by Ray Pitz
Wilsonville also has put bans on recreational marijuana sales. Sherwood residents hoping to buy legal marijuana in their town may have to find someplace else to buy their bud. The Sherwood City…
GAZETTE PHOTO: RAY PITZ - Schmizza Public House of Sherwood owner Mark Satterwhite, stands in front of the door of a 1939 International pickup (complete with the original patina) with the Schmizza Public House logo painted on it. He found the door in Denver.
Jan 21, 2016

Schmizza Public House opens in Sherwood

by Ray Pitz
Specially prepared Brussels sprouts and alligator sausage on pies among favored fare Add Schmizza Public House to the newest lists of restaurants having recently opened in Sherwood. The pizza…
PORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE - President Sylvia Kelley
Jan 21, 2016

PCC President: No intention to shame during Whiteness History…

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Kelley says the April event is to foster a free exchange of ideas Portland Community College has been deluged with press attention after conservative media picked up on its decision to host a…
Jan 21, 2016

Tigard Police Academy now accepting applications

by Geoff Pursinger
Want to get more involved in your community? Ever wondered how the Tigard Police department works? Then you'll want to enroll in the Tigard Police Department's annual Citizen's Police Academy…
Jan 21, 2016

Tigard/Tualatin Police Log: Jan. 12-19, 2016

by Pamplin Media Group
TIGARD The Tigard Police Department made the following arrests between Jan. 12 and 19: Assault — 3; driving while suspended — 1; theft — 8; warrants — 4; criminal mischief — 1; sex abuse — 1; fraud —…
PHOTO COURTESY OF CENTERCAL PROPERTIES - Bridgeport Village, the shopping and entertainment center in Tigard and Tualatin, is adding new food and retail businesses this year.
Jan 21, 2016

Jeans-maker to hold grand opening at Bridgeport Village

by The Times
Next Tuesday, Jan. 26, a new retail store at Bridgeport Village will open its doors for a grand opening event. Madewell, which describes itself as “jeans-makers also focusing on all the things…
TIMES PHOTO: GEOFF PURSINGER - Police have released the name of the officer involved in the fatal shooting of a Beaverton taxi driver on Saturday. Officers said the man rushed at them with a model gun in his hand.
Jan 20, 2016

Police say man shot by officers charged them with replica gun

by Geoff Pursinger
A man shot and killed by Beaverton Police over the weekend told his girlfriend that he planned to go out in a “blaze of glory,” the police department said on Wednesday. Adam Karjalainen, 44,…
Jan 20, 2016

'Walk Around the Clock' for cardiac rehab at Legacy Meridian Park

by Mark Miller
If anyone in the area needs some exercise, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center is planning to keep a treadmill running for 24 hours early next month. While regular exercise is recognized as a…
Jan 19, 2016

Washington County Sheriffs Office sends deputies to Harney County

by Kevin Harden
Sheriffs keep wary eye on tense standoff at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Sheriffs across Oregon are keeping a close watch on Harney County’s standoff with armed militants, and Washington…
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Jan 19, 2016

Tigard lawyer named newest judge on Washington County bench

by Geoff Pursinger
Ted Sims' father was a lawer. His grandfather was a lawer. But this week, Sims did something that neither of them ever did: He became a judge. Sims, who lives on Bull Mountain, has been…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Seniors dance during the 'Senior Citizens Prom' at Tigard High School last year. The annual dance brings together seniors and high school students for an afternoon of music and mingling.
Jan 19, 2016

Senior Citizen Prom returns to Tigard High School later this…

by Geoff Pursinger
Popular dance expected to bring more than 100 senior citizens, students together Jan. 31. Tigard High School's annual Senior Prom is coming up fast, and seniors from across the area are getting…
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Oregon Deputy Superintendent Salam Noor (right) speaks about the Every Student Succeeds Act at an education briefing in the Beaverton council chambers Tuesday, alongside U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (left) and Acting Oregon Chief Education Officer Lindsey Capps.
Jan 19, 2016

Bonamici, education officials trumpet state, local control in…

by Mark Miller
Every Student Succeeds Act signed by President Obama late last year. At a briefing Tuesday morning on a new federal education law, U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici touted improvements she believes the…



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