Tigard's Opinions

A former editor for several Oregon newspapers, Mikel Kelly now works on the central design desk for Community Newspapers.
June 25, 2015

Column: Assembling a barbecue can build character

by Mikel Kelly
I’m feeling pretty good about myself right now because last weekend I put a barbecue together. All by myself. First of all, I’m sure you’re asking, “Kelly. Why would you even TRY something that…
June 25, 2015

Our Opinion: Heat wave brings note of caution toWashington County

by (None)
It’s going to get hot, hot, hot this week, folks. With the National Weather Service predicting temperatures at or above 100 degrees by Saturday — and with area forest land already drier than…
June 25, 2015

Heat wave brings note of caution to Washington County

by (None)
It’s going to get hot, hot, hot this week, folks. With the National Weather Service predicting temperatures at or above 100 degrees by Saturday — and with area forest land already drier than…
A former editor for several Oregon newspapers, Mikel Kelly now works on the central design desk for Community Newspapers.
June 25, 2015

Assembling a barbecue can be a character-building experience

by Mikel Kelly
I'm feeling pretty good about myself right now because last weekend I put a barbecue together. All by myself. First of all, I'm sure you're asking, “Kelly. Why would you even TRY something that…
June 25, 2015

Soapbox: It's fun to stay at the YMCA

by Contributor
An open letter to the Tigard City Council and John Cook, City of Tigard Mayor: We, the undersigned business owners and operators located in Tigard’s downtown City Center, are writing this letter…
COURTESY PHOTO - Virginia Garcia was 6 years old when a cut on her foot led to an infection that claimed her life.
June 19, 2015

Remembering Virginia Garcia

by Gil Munoz
In 1975, Washington County was a booming agricultural hub. Farmland dominated the landscape and provided the main industries for the region. Migrant and seasonal farmworkers — most of them…
June 19, 2015

Assumptions about mileage fee in Oregon 'are absurd'

by James Caster
Regarding the “My View” column of June 9, Randall O’Toole’s assumptions about the effects of a mileage fee in our state are absurd. First, a variable fee would not effectively double the…
June 19, 2015

Riverkeepers' float is highlighted in Summer Fun Guide

by Sue Manning
I was so happy to read the Summer Fun Guide in the Tigard Times last week and find the number one activity was “Float with Tualatin Riverkeepers.” There isn’t a better way to spend a warm summer…
June 12, 2015

Tigard residents deserve the right to decide the YMCA's future…

by The Times
LET US VOTE! This is the voice of the citizens being heard more and more frequently by our elected leaders on the Tigard City Council. It is exciting to see the citizen participation process…
June 12, 2015

The county's programs a shining display of caring

by The Times
Two community events over the past week highlighted some of the reasons why we appreciate Washington County as a community and value the innovations and creativity on display all around us. One…

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Jun 12, 2015

Offering health coverage a must

by The Times
Health benefits are tough to come by at small businesses, according to a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation. Less than half of employers with three to nine workers offer health…
Former managing editor of several community newspapers, including the Woodburn Independent, Lake Oswego Review and the Times papers, Kelly is chief of the central design desk for Community Newspapers and the Portland Tribune, and he contributes a regular column.
Jun 04, 2015

Column: There's probably a reason they don't ask me to make…

by Mikel Kelly
They let me out of the office this week to go talk to a group. That doesn’t happen too much, not only because I’m a lousy public speaker (which I am), but also because nobody with any sense…
Jun 04, 2015

Soapbox: America really needs to get off its addicition to…

by Andrew Mendenhall
A local CEO hurts his lower back playing golf. An avid gardener slips down a muddy slope and injurs her neck, hip and knee. A young mother strains her shoulder playing tennis. A hiker trips over…
May 28, 2015

Our Opinion: Search close to home for PCC president

by Editorial Board
Oregon’s largest public institution of higher education is looking for a new president. For the sake of this region’s students, workers and businesses, we all should hope Portland Community…
May 27, 2015

Albertson: Seniors need to get into the fight

by Miles Vance
Dear seniors, as usual at this time of year, and perhaps like many of you, I find myself running on fumes. So I took a few hours off the other night and watched a truly classic movie, “The Way…
May 27, 2015

Neal Brown: Statesmen lead Tigard ever closer to YMCA

by Miles Vance
On Tuesday, May 19, I was privileged to see our political system work the way our founding fathers intended. At the city of Tigard's work session I watched three statesmen rise out of the morass…
May 27, 2015

Future of Willamette water in Sherwood is still murky at best

by Miles Vance
What will happen to Willamette River fish in 2026 when Tualatin Valley Water District and Hillsboro start taking water from the Willamette? TVWD considers the Willamette a Washington County…
May 20, 2015

Measuring weed impairment a key to keeping roads safe

by Nick Wooldridge
As additional states pass medical and recreational marijuana laws, many fear an unintended consequence of legalization — an upsurge in the number of impaired drivers on the highway. For those…
May 20, 2015

Mikel Kelly: Memorial Day is coming! Memorial Day is coming!

by Mikel Kelly
Don’t look now, but Memorial Day is coming, and you know what that means. It’s time to buy a mattress. Or a car. Or, if you’re a real red-blooded American, a mattress AND a car. Perhaps, like…
May 20, 2015

We need to make better use of school facilities

by Mary Feller
I was very surprised at the proposed $148 million price tag for the new South Cooper Mountain high school. I do not doubt that the architectural plans were thoughtfully and fully vetted, and I…




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