SLIDESHOW: Forest Grove Uncorked

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Forest Grove's Main Street was crowded on Saturday evening with hundreds of wine and spirit lovers filling their wine glasses with new drinks to…

SLIDESHOW: Banks BBQ

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Banks held their annual BBQ event this weekend on the grounds surrounding Sunset Speedway. Here are photos of some of Saturday afternoon's events…

West Shore Drive closing once more this month

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The road around Henry Hagg Lake has already closed twice this year for scheduled roadwork.

Vernonia woman dies in Highway 47 crash

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The crash was reported at the intersection of Highway 47 and Timber Road. Three others were hospitalized.

Solomon Clapshaw enters Forest Grove council race

Forest Grove News-Times - News
A rising senior at Forest Grove High School, Clapshaw is also an active city volunteer.

Salmonberry Trail gaining traction

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Work has actually started on future segments of the ambitious Banks-to-Tillamook trail project.

Forest Grove Community School benefits from 'labor of love'

Forest Grove News-Times - News
A Rotary-led project is improving the school's walkway while encouraging student interaction.

Forest Grove Police Log: Aug. 3-9

Forest Grove News-Times - News
This week's calls include: a raccoon hunt, broken light bulbs and heart-shaped graffiti.

County Public Affairs Forum moves meetings to Hillsboro

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The Washington County Public Affairs Forum is moving its meetings to Coyote's Bar & Grill in Hillsboro.

Budget cuts mean fewer open hours at county courthouse

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The cuts don't affect trials or hearings but will make it more difficult to file or retrieve documents,

Hillsboro Women, Infant and Children office closes Aug.…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The center is hosting an open house on Aug. 23 at its new location on North First Avenue.

From the Publisher: E-editions have arrived

Forest Grove News-Times - Opinion
'You're now able to read each week's newspaper from tablets, smartphones and any device in between.'

Two-alarm fire destroys Forest Grove home

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Firefighters from five fire agencies spent Wednesday morning battling a house fire on Edgeview Lane.

State rebates for electrified vehicles approved

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Oregon Supreme Court approves on-the-spot payments of up to $5,000 to encourage the sale of all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Poll: Oregonians don't want to pay toll

Forest Grove News-Times - News
State lawmakers may have an avenue to implement tolls even over voter objections.

Forest Grove City Council discusses housing proposals

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Councilor Adolph 'Val' Valfre Jr. moved that the council largely follow the lead of its planning commission.

Forest Grove welcomes new 'fro-yo' shop

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Pink Spoon is the second new business to open up in the newly constructed Stonewood Center.

Washington County libraries now offer streaming service

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Through Kanopy, anyone with a library card can access tens of thousands of online titles.

Forest Grove to get improved crossing signals, traffic…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The project is made possible by a grant through the Oregon Department of Transportation.

Cornelius kids enjoy 'Backpacks and Snacks' with first…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Students in need from each of the city's elementary schools were selected for the program.

Man convicted of injuring woman in car crash dies in prison

Forest Grove News-Times - News
A Forest Grove woman was injured after David Lokken crashed his car into a tree in 2014.

Forest Grove UnCorked pours sunshine from a bottle

Forest Grove News-Times - Features
The annual wine and food festival in downtown Forest Grove celebrates its 10th anniversary this Saturday.

SLIDESHOW: North Plains Elephant Garlic Festival

Hillsboro Tribune - News
North Plains held their annual Elephant Garlic Festival with a parade on Saturday morning followed by lots of food and drinks and vendor booths to…

Washington County courthouse limits public hours amid…

Hillsboro Tribune - News
The cuts won't impact trials, but will make it harder for the public to access information.

Cornelius man facing charges for dealing meth

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The Washington County Sheriff's Office said it seized 80 grams of meth and eight guns.

GroveLink to mark five years with free treats, coffee

Forest Grove News-Times - News
It's a small gesture of appreciation for the Forest Grove-area bus service's passengers.

Clean Water Services names general manager

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Diane Taniguchi-Dennis moves up from deputy to top spot on Sept. 1 after retirement of Bill Gaffi, who has served 24 years.

NAMS student places second in statewide contest

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Anna Hansen entered an essay in the 'If I Were Mayor, I Would...' contest judged recently.

Forest Grove Police Log: July 27-Aug. 2

Forest Grove News-Times - News
This week's calls include: a runaway motorcycle, a stolen lawnmower and a combative passenger.

Pacific hopes remodeled Tran Library meets needs

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The renovations are set to begin early next year, adding a 'makerspace' and more study rooms at the university.

World's largest bounce house returns to Hillsboro this month

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Big Bounce America has gotten bigger, adding 10,000-square-feet of bounce space this year.

Recycling rates to increase next month in Cornelius

Forest Grove News-Times - News
It's the first rate increase of the decade. The stated reason is a diminished world market for recyclables.

Fast and furious: Vernonia's lumber show is a hit

Forest Grove News-Times - Sports
Axe men wowed fans at the Vernonia Friendship Jamboree & Logging Show on Sunday.

Annual 'Kyron's Car Show' keeps missing son in public eye

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Eight years after Kyron Horman went missing, the annual fundraiser draws in hundreds to help with his case, and others like him.

Fire damages home at Rose Grove Mobile Home Park

Forest Grove News-Times - News
No injuries were reported and the fire was extinguished, according to Forest Grove Fire & Rescue.

North Plains Elephant Garlic Festival promises 'new twist'

Forest Grove News-Times - Features
The three-day celebration, organized by the North Plains Events Association, begins Friday, Aug. 10.

Turk Road to close for bridge repairs

Forest Grove News-Times - News
A segment of the Manning-area road will be closed during late August for Washington County maintenance work.

Fishback Nursery with new owners, new name

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The four-decade-old nursery in Banks has sold to a larger, out-of-state company.

Beaverton Chamber opposes Metro affordable housing bond

Portland Tribune - News
UPDATE: Washington County-based business organization supports state ballot measure intended to ease restrictions on funding such projects.

Karen Reynolds files for Forest Grove City Council

Forest Grove News-Times - News
A respiratory therapist and city volunteer, she is one of three women and two non-incumbents to file so far.

Forest Grove postpones Rogers Park project to 2019

Forest Grove News-Times - News
A nonprofit group has agreed to raise money for a play area in honor of Anna Dieter-Eckerdt and Abigail Robinson.

Pacific University's optometry school gets national…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The award was bestowed by the National Optometric Association after a nomination by a well-connected alumnus.

Cornelius 'Masked Pirate' wanted after robbing…

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Deputies say a man dressed in a pirate costume robbed the Last Lap pub in Cornelius on July 23.

Cities to host National Night Out events Tuesday

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The campaign works to build closer ties between first responders and community members.

Forest Grove Police Log: July 20-26

Forest Grove News-Times - News
This week's calls include: overconsumption of either drugs or breakfast, a would-be lumberjack and 911 misuse.

FGSD's new leader ready for school year

Forest Grove News-Times - News
After assuming his new role on July 1, Parker looks forward to meeting faculty and students in the fall.

Susan McLain discusses education in Forest Grove

Forest Grove News-Times - News
McLain hosted a conversation on education at the city library on Saturday to address concerns and take suggestions.

Adelante Mujeres' camp inspires youth to achieve…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Employees from STEM-related companies across the county presented about their careers to the group of girls.

Tolling initiative refiled as IP 10

Portland Tribune - News
Chief petitioners added clarification to an initiative that would require voter approval for tolling existing roadway lanes and bridges and added…

Dems name candidate for HD26 race

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Courtney Neron will face off against Hillsboro area legislator Rich Vial for the seat in November.

Forest Grove School District hires two new…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The vacant positions left at Tom McCall Upper Elementary and Joseph Gale Elementary School have been filled.

Work on 10th Avenue 'nearing completion' as road…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Washington County's road project in Cornelius is set to mostly wrap up in October.

Westside bypass is on commission agenda

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Planning Commission chairman wants to add language promoting its discussion in proposed update of transportation system plan; vice chairman says it…

Pressure on state to expand road tolling to Hwy 26,…

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Oregon transportation officials are urged to impose tolls on other highways besides I-5, I-205.

SLIDESHOW: Washington County Fair

Hillsboro Tribune - News
There was lots to see and do at the Washington County Fair. Check out these photos of animals, rides and attractions from our visit on Friday.

Jamboree time is coming up in Vernonia

Forest Grove News-Times - Features
The three-day event includes a logging show, a parade, vendor sales, lawnmower racing and more.

Pacific's dental hygiene studies director awarded

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Lisa Rowley was honored for lifetime achievement by the American Dental Hygienists' Association.

Duyck bucks trend, opposes affordable housing bond

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Other elected officials have lined up behind Metro's bond to build housing in Portland area.

Banks to businesses: Reduce outdoor water usage

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The city has implemented the first stage of its water curtailment program due to 'extreme weather conditions.'

Plumlee Road to close for bridge repairs

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The work was moved up to this year's schedule after inspectors found signs of decay, per Washington County.

Portions of River Road to close during construction

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Construction on the road is expected to last through September as crews widen River Road.

'Free Blizzard' legal fight swirls around DQ…

Portland Tribune - News
Portland's 'underdog lawyer' says hundreds of Oregonians were duped into downloading an app with promise of a free treat, a violation of state law.

Pressure on state to expand road tolling

Portland Tribune - News
Oregon transportation officials are urged to impose tolls on other highways besides I-5, I-205.

Ridgewalker Brewing celebrates two-year anniversary

Forest Grove News-Times - Features
Along with all-day specials on Aug. 3, Ridgewalker is planning more events in the near future.

Metro Council mulls three measures

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Voters could be asked to fund housing, parks, transportation in three possible ballot measures.

Fair demonstration garden to vacate by year's end

Hillsboro Tribune - News
The Washington County Fair offers visitors one last chance to visit the garden.

Man charged with beating his father to death

Hillsboro Tribune - News
A grand jury has indicted Shaun Maki, 53, of unincorporated Washington County.

'Big Fair Fun' returns to 2018 Washington County…

Forest Grove News-Times - Features
The Washington County Fair is back in Hillsboro this Thursday through Sunday.

Forest Grove Police Log: July 13-19

Forest Grove News-Times - News
This week's calls include: a musical man, phantom carvings and an alleged attack involving vegetation.

Community Captions: July 25, 2018

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Students spent the afternoon running the bases and taking turns in the Hops' batting cages.

Hillsboro Airport to receive millions in federal…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The Hillsboro Airport will use the money from the Federal Transportation Department for a runway reconstruction.

TriMet expands discounted fares

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Transit agency expands eligibility to riders who qualify for half-price fare to include low-income residents.

New Hillsboro police dog takes bite out of crime

Forest Grove News-Times - News
A 16-month-old German shepherd is Hillsboro's newest officer, thanks to the Hillsboro Elks.

IPO works to recruit third party members

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Alex DiBlasi, the Pacific Green nominee for governor, withdrew his candidacy Friday and joined the Independent Party of Oregon.

Bonnie L. Hays dog parade canceled due to weather

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Hillsboro's heat wave prompted officials to cancel the event for the safety of both the animals and their owners.

Tuality turns new leaf in Forest Grove

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The emergency department on Maple Street officially became an urgent care clinic this month.

News-Times, writers decorated at ONPA awards

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The Forest Grove newspaper received a second-place award for 'General Excellence,' among other honors.

Pacific to welcome two dozen Marylhurst transfers

Forest Grove News-Times - News
With most students wanting to continue studying music therapy, Pacific will be making building renovations.

Interim pastor begins at Forest Grove UCC

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The Rev. David Zaworski will lead services at the church while it searches for a permanent pastor.

Local Girl Scouts raise money for homeless care…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Junior Scouts in Troop 41143 have been selling lemonade and cookies and recycling cans.

Summer - and dust - is in the air

Forest Grove News-Times - News
A dust devil may have been to blame for why part of a metal roof reportedly tore off a Banks family's shed this week.

Highway 47 closed, power out in Gaston area

Forest Grove News-Times - News
A whirlwind afternoon of incidents south of Forest Grove has created disruptions.

Bonnie Hays among best in nation for returning pets…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Bonnie Hays animal shelter will host Dogs on Parade fundraiser July 24 at the Tuesday Night Market.

Got plans for Saturday? Why not 'Celebrate…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Hillsboro's signature event honors the city's people, diversity and growth July 21

Forest Grove senior center feels pinch without…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Everyone is looking forward to a remodeled kitchen later this fall, but for now, times are tight.

Timbers donate to build futsal courts at local…

Forest Grove News-Times - Sports
Tom McCall Upper Elementary in Forest Grove will benefit from the professional soccer team's largesse.

Forest Grove Police Log: July 6-12

Forest Grove News-Times - News
This week's calls include: swinging from a flagpole, a stolen umbrella and a drunken celebration.

Legislators bring education road show to the county

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Two hours of testimony leans heavily on career/technical education, bullying, funding

More county offices will move temporarily

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Seismic work continues on Charles D. Cameron Public Services Building in Hillsboro, but county commissioners will resume business meetings and work…

Cruis'n the Grove returns to Forest Grove this…

Forest Grove News-Times - Features
You can catch the classic car show at the Forest Grove Senior & Community Center on Douglas Street.

Proposal to allow higher density in historic…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Forest Grove planning commissioners sided with majority of public testimony at hearing on Monday night, July 16.

State rules require water testing at Forest Grove…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The Joint Water Commission is required to test its water for cyanobacteria every two weeks until November.

Delays expected on Quince Street as crews finish…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
An ODOT spokesman said the majority of the work at the rail crossing was done during a closure late last week.

Pacific to host students and families for Oregon…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Along with 10 other private colleges in Oregon, Pacific will show off what is has to offer to prospective students next week.

Well-kept cars shine in Forest Grove sun at…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Fittingly, a 1939 Alfa Romeo was awarded Best in Show at the event featuring 'The Passion of Alfa Romeo.'

Forest Grove senior center announces new head

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Launa DeGiusti of Eugene will take the reins as executive director next month.

Who else is excited for Concours d'Elegance?

Portland Tribune - News
You don't want to miss the annual classic car show coming Sunday, July 15 to Forest Grove.

Two Forest Grove elementary principals say farewell…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The Forest Grove School District is working to fill the open positions by the end of the month.

Three-week closure upcoming on David Hill Road

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Washington County work crews will be replacing a culvert on the Forest Grove-area road.

House burns outside Cornelius, no one hurt

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The homeowners were reportedly out of town at the time the fire broke out early Friday.

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