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A Story in Photos: Where do the balloons go after they leave the park?

A Story in Photos: Where do the balloons go after they leave the park?

Thousands will descend on Cook Park each morning this weekend to watch the hot air balloons set...

A Story in Photos: Tigard Festival of Balloons 2015

A Story in Photos: Tigard Festival of Balloons 2015

The Times' Jaime Valdez, Miles Vance and Geoff Pursinger were at Cook Park on Friday morning for...

Fireworks in use: Handle with extreme care, fire agency warns

Fireworks in use: Handle with extreme care, fire agency warns

Just how quickly a fireworks-ignited fire can accelerate was brought home vividly Tuesday morning...

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TIMES PHOTO: GEOFF PURSINGER - Wondering what the large concrete structure is taking shape near Highway 217 and Greenburg Road? It's set to become a new indoor skydiving facility called iFly. It's the first of its kind in Oregon and the second in the Northwest.
June 29, 2015

Indoor skydiving facility set for October opening

by Geoff Pursinger
Known as iFly, building offers chance to skydive without stepping foot in an airplane For weeks, passing motorists on Highway 217 have been scratching their heads at a giant concrete tower that…
June 29, 2015

Firefighters evacuate Balloon Festival after suspicious smell

by Geoff Pursinger
It was a case of mistaken identity that lead Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue crews to partially evacuate the Tigard Festival of Balloons on Saturday night, TVF&R said, after a suspicious chemical…
June 26, 2015

Tualatin library extends hours during heat wave

by Caitlin Feldman
Patrons can find respite from heat until 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday Don't have air conditioning? Don't want to rack up your electricity bill? Luckily, the Tualatin Public Library has you…
Bowden, left, and Westfall, right, were arrested June 25 after allegedly robbing a man with a gun on Bull Mountain.
June 26, 2015

Two arrested after armed robbery on Bull Mountain

by Geoff Pursinger
Washington County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested two men after they allegedly robbed a man at gunpoint on Bull Mountain last week. Andrew Elbert Westfall, 25, and Tyrone Dwayne Bowden, 28,…
SUBMITTED - Police are investigating a crash at Walnut Street and Pacific Highway that reportedly killed one person.
June 26, 2015

Motorcyclist killed on Pacific Highway identified

by Geoff Pursinger
Tigard Police have released the name of the man killed in a motorcycle crash in Tigard in the afternoon of June 25. William Tyrone Cummings, 57, of Tigard, was riding a motorcycle on Pacific…
June 25, 2015

Tigard man dies off Oregon Coast, police say

by Geoff Pursinger
Oregon State Police say a Tigard man died on June 25 while fishing along the Oregon Coast. Police say Richard Enderle, 64, was halibut fishing on a boat in the Pacific Ocean about 24 miles west…
TPD - Police are investigating a crash at Walnut Street and Pacific Highway that reportedly killed one person.
June 25, 2015

One dead after motorcycle crash

by Geoff Pursinger
Tigard Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash on Pacific Highway near Walnut Street. The crash occured at about 3:20 p.m., Thursday. One lane of the highway is open, but police ask…
June 25, 2015

Tualatin library presents discussion on Declaration of…

by Caitlin Feldman
While some people shy away from mentioning sensitive topics, starting hard conversations is one of Oregon Humanities' goals. Through the Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities partners with…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - A marker in the lower right-side of the frame indicates where a paved bike path will be constructed behind  Cabela's, as Paul Hennon, Community Services Director with Tualatin, points to the where Interstate 5 is located.
June 25, 2015

Tualatin looks to fill missing link in Greenway Trail

by Caitlin Feldman
Soon, ground will break on the Tualatin River Greenway Gap Completion Project, and the trail will be open this winter Behind Nyberg Rivers Shopping Center, a dense forest of Himalayan…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Zach Reynholds, an incoming senior at Tualatin High School, has had help with his  acting career from Anneliese Chapman, acting coach, and Jason Jeffords, founder of Puddletown Talent.
June 25, 2015

Tualatin actor navigates business of acting for young talent

by Caitlin Feldman
Tualatin High senior Zach Reynholds works with Puddletown Talent and local coaches as he pursues acting Tucked inside an old warehouse building in Southeast Portland for the past eight years,…

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SUBMITTED PHOTO - Food myths often prevail in the dieting world, but Kami Hamilton with Meridian Park says that small changes are what's needed for healthier lifestyles.
Jun 25, 2015

Meridian Park dietitian says staying healthy means simple changes

by Caitlin Feldman
Kami Hamilton explains food myths and what people need to do to achieve healthier lifestyles We’ve all heard them — the myths about how to get healthy and stay healthy. But often, we don’t see…
Jun 25, 2015

Tigard/Tualatin Police Log: June 16-22

by Geoff Pursinger
TIGARD The Tigard Police Department made the following arrests between June 16 and 22: Theft — 14; disorderly conduct — 1; assault — 1; warrants — 3; fraud — 2; drug related — 1. Monday, June 22 • A…
(Image is Clickable Link) TIMES ILLUSTRATION: KATE SCHELL - Tigard Festival of Balloons
Jun 24, 2015

Taking flight with the 2015 Festival of Balloons in Tigard

by Geoff Pursinger
It's baaaaccckkk! Thousands are expected to make their way to Cook Park over the next three days for Tigard’s yearly tradition: The Tigard Festival of Balloons. The festival returns to Cook Park…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - A view of Basalt Creek, an area of undeveloped land between Tualatin and Wilsonville, on the corner of Southwest Greenhill Lane and Southwest Boones Ferry Road.
Jun 24, 2015

Tualatin, Wilsonville look for common ground along Basalt Creek

by Caitlin Feldman
Talks continue between Tualatin and Wilsonville about the future of the undeveloped land between the two cities When it comes to Basalt Creek, deciding who gets what between Tualatin and…
TIMES PHOTO: GEOFF PURSINGER - North Dakota Street bridge has been closed since June 1 after ODOT discovered rotting support beams. Plans are in the works to re-open the bridge by mid-August.
Jun 24, 2015

North Dakota St. bridge to re-open in August

by Geoff Pursinger
Temporary fix planned for bridge after closure caused congestion Less than a month after the city of Tigard announced it would shut down a popular bridge due to safety concerns, city planners…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Tigard and Talatin's community theater, Mask & Mirror, is preparing for its fifth season, which kicks off this summer with 'Singin' in the Rain' at Tualatin High School.
Jun 24, 2015

Mask & Mirror's fifth season lineup announced

by Geoff Pursinger
Mask & Mirror Community Theatre has announced the lineup for its 2015-16 season, which begins this summer. The community theater produces musicals, comedies and dramas in Tigard and Tualatin.…
FILE PHOTO - A new TriMet bus line will connect Tualatin and Sherwood for the first time in the agency's history, TriMet announced on Tuesday. The new line is expected to start in 2016 and run during morning and evening commutes.
Jun 23, 2015

First ever TriMet bus line planned between Sherwood and Tualatin

by Geoff Pursinger
New line will open in 2016 during weekday commuting hours. TriMet announced on Tuesday that it plans to roll out a new bus line between Tualatin and Sherwood next year, marking the first time in…
JIM WOLF - Tigard Police are investigating after a car crashed through the Tigard Post Office, injuring one person.
Jun 23, 2015

Updated: Car drives through Tigard Post Office, injures one

by Geoff Pursinger
Name of driver released after car careens through post office lobby Tigard Police say one person was injured after a woman drove her car through a glass wall at the Tigard Post Office on Tuesday…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - This is what one of the Killer Burger specialty burgers looks like.
Jun 23, 2015

Killer Burger to locate in Parkway Village at Sherwood

by Ray Pitz
This will be the burger franchise's eighth location Killer Burger, a local franchise of specialty gourmet hamburgers, has announced plans to move into a 2,700-square-foot space at Parkway…
FILE PHOTO - Tualatin is facing a potential lawsuit after a woman claims the city is unjustly applying a recently passed ordinance on her that is meant to stop her from putting a ballot measure before voters that could impose term limits on the City Council.
Jun 23, 2015

Petitioner Mae Heide threatens lawsuit after Tualatin Council…

by Geoff Pursinger
Mae Heide wants to impose term limits on the Tualatin City Council, but she says the council changed the rules on ballot iniatives to stop her. A Tualatin woman is planning to sue the city after…




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