'Unconventional' music

'Unconventional' music

Hillsboro singer Gayle Ritt’s new album release has been a bit of a serendipitous journey....

Once an idol, an idol once again?

Once an idol, an idol once again?

Hillsboro has a singer in the hunt to become the 2015 American Idol. Seventeen-year-old Lovey...

Shutterbug group offers tips, travel

Shutterbug group offers tips, travel

Members of the Orenco Photography Club unveiled 118 photos called “The First Three...

Starr reflects on two decades of public service

Starr reflects on two decades of public service

Bruce Starr is no longer a state senator. But in the wake of his narrow defeat at the hands of...


Hillsboro's Features

Photo Credit: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTOS: KATHY FULLER - Lanaya Clapshaw, 10, takes aim at a clay target during a junior trap shoot league competition at Hillsboro Trap & Skeet Club as her dad, Sam Clapshaw, offers her some tips.
January 30, 2015

Hillsboro youth trap shooters aim high

by Kathy Fuller
It takes a steady hand. Quick reflexes. Concentration. And a competitive drive. If it sound like a sport, it is. It’s trap shooting. Trap shooting is one of three disciplines involving shooting…
January 23, 2015

Art briefs

by Stephanie Haugen
Operating support available for arts and culture The Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council (HACC) is now accepting applications for 2015-16 Community Arts & Culture Grants. In an effort to support…
January 23, 2015

Art Briefs

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Operating support available for arts and culture The Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council (HACC) is now accepting applications for 2015-16 Community Arts & Culture Grants. In an effort to support…
Photo Credit: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Two pilots with the U.S. Navys Blue Angels precision flying team came to the Hillsboro Airport Jan. 7 to begin advance preparations for their appearance as part of this years Oregon International Air Show. Capt. Jeff Kruss and Capt. Corrie Mays became members of the Blue Angels last September. This years air show is set for July 17-19.
January 23, 2015

GO BLUE

by Doug Burkhardt
January 16, 2015

Love, reason, cell phones mark play

by Tina Arth and Darrell Baker
On a cold, rainy winter afternoon, spending two hours watching more than 20 young teens sing, dance and act can be a real treat. The STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy production of “Disney’s…
Photo Credit: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: STEPHANIE HAUGEN - Twice a month, the Odd Fellows Hall in downtown Hillsboro fills up with square dancers who love to swing and seesaw.
January 09, 2015

More than dancing

by Stephanie Haugen
Most of the time, the cavernous second-floor dance hall in downtown Hillsboro sits silent. But two evenings a month, dancing shoes scurry across polished wood. Skirts twirl as dancers twist.…
Photo Credit: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Washington County Cooperative Library Services staffers Stephanie Lind and Martin Blasco are focused on promoting Spanish-language materials in the countys public libraries.
January 09, 2015

REFORMA boosts state's libraries

by Stephanie Haugen
More communication, better connections, increased support — these are a few of local librarians’ favorite things. And now Oregon libraries can join a national networking chapter designed with…
January 09, 2015

Art Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
LEGO-Palooza set at North Plains center The Jessie Mays Community Center will host its second annual LEGO-Palooza Monday, Jan. 19. Drop by from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and create something fantastic.…
Photo Credit: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - A mural at the Shute Park branch of the Hillsboro library now stands out colorfully in the childrens section.
January 02, 2015

Hillsboro arts scene continues to thrive

by Stephanie Haugen
In early 2014, county libraries hosted numerous events dedicated to the centennial of the birth of William Stafford, Oregon’s former Poet Laureate. The Hillsboro and North Plains libraries held…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Start the new year off right with receptions for new art exhibits in downtown Hillsboro. The Walters Cultural Arts Center, Washington County Museum, Sequoia Gallery + Studios, Manaia Coffee House, Summa Real Estate and Influence Music Hall will all host First Tuesday receptions. (At Walters and Sequoia, 5 to 8 p.m.; at Summa and Influence, 6 to 8 p.m.) Lauren McElroy, 19, whose work is shown here, will be the featured artist at Manaia through January. McElroy, a PCC student, has had a passion for art since childhood. She started out drawing, moved to watercolors, and then switched to acrylics in high school.
January 02, 2015

Young artist featured at First Tuesday

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Don't miss the local news

Photo Credit: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: DOUG BURKHARDT - Washington County is home to numerous elk, and sometimes they are not hesitant to show themselves. Members of this herd seemed to be enjoying the holiday season as they grazed and relaxed in a field near Gaston on Dec. 26.
Jan 02, 2015

Enjoying a peaceful holiday

by Doug Burkhardt
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Fly with the Sun II, a metal sculpture created by artist Jesse Swickard of Sherwood, is now on display at the corner of Southeast Second Avenue and  Washington Street in Hillsboro.
Dec 28, 2014

Art program feeds Hillsboro's growing downtown creativity

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Stop by the corner of S.E. Second Avenue and Washington Street in downtown Hillsboro to check out “Fly with the Sun II,” artwork created by metal sculptor Jesse Swickard of Sherwood. The 12-foot…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTOS - Ed Winkler (right), a member of the Oregon Army National Guard, used his business skills to communicate with Iraqi people.
Dec 28, 2014

Oregon soldier shares tales from Iraq

by Joann Boatwright
An Oregon entrepreneur who is also a 31-year National Guard veteran will share how he used his business practices to help cut down the number of insurgent attacks in rural Iraq. Ed Winkler, a…
Dec 28, 2014

One Crazy quilt

by Stephanie Haugen
The North Plains Public Library will be selling raffle tickets for a quilt donated by members of the Westside Quilters Guild. Proceeds will benefit the library. Tickets are now on sale and will…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - The Hillsboro Community Youth Choir will join the Portland Chamber Orchestra during a special concert in Hillsboro Friday.
Dec 19, 2014

Young and old will enjoy 'Messiah'

by Joann Boatwright
Thirty members of Hillsboro Community Youth Choir’s Premier and Encore groups will join Portland Chamber Orchestra and the Choral Arts Ensemble of Portland for a performance of G.F. Handel’s…
Dec 19, 2014

City looking for local artists' submissions

by Pamplin Media Group
Local artists can become part of Hillsboro’s Public Art Collection and represent the creative image of the city around the world. In a tradition initiated by Mayor Jerry Willey and facilitated…
Photo Credit: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Jeremy Davis calms his crying nephew, Collin Davis, as they visit Santa and Mrs. Claus. About 250 children attended the meet-and-greet Saturday, Dec. 13, in the Cornelius Public Library. Sponsored by the Cornelius Booster Club, the afternoon included activities and a photo of each child with Santa.
Dec 19, 2014

Santa Claus has come to town

by (none)
Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: STEPHANIE HAUGEN - Team members of GCL Construction hung the frames and then the blocks last Friday in Cornelius.
Dec 12, 2014

Colorful quilt blocks brighten barns

by Stephanie Haugen
Westside Quilters Guild members saw two years of planning finally bear fruit last week as they hung the first two installments of wooden quilt blocks that will soon dot the western Washington…
Photo Credit: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: DOUG BURKHARDT - Members of the Neil Armstrong Middle School choir sing Christmas carols during the tree lighting ceremony Friday evening at Veterans Memorial Park in Cornelius. Dozens of residents turned out for the festive event, which included a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, who arrived in a Cornelius Fire Department fire truck.
Dec 12, 2014

LIGHTING up the SEASON

by Doug Burkhardt
Dec 12, 2014

Bluegrass band plays at church

by Joann Boatwright
The award-winning bluegrass band Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising will perform in concert Friday, Dec. 12, at the Scholls Community Church. The Tualatin-based band won “Holiday Song of the Year”…




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