City OKs years moratorium for marijuana dispensaries

City OKs years moratorium for marijuana dispensaries

Hillsboros one-year ban could be lifted after zoning study Those hoping to visit a medical...

History takes flight

History takes flight

A restored World War II B-17 “Flying Fortress” bomber and a P-51 Mustang, a fighter...

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Hillsboro CELEBRATES

Sunday’s Latino Cultural Festival in downtown Hillsboro drew an estimated 5,000 people...

STEM project makes fifth-graders into boatwrights

STEM project makes fifth-graders into boatwrights

Right now, it’s all about teamwork. Come May 22, it will be all about trust. That’s...

10th Annual Latino Cultural Festival

10th Annual Latino Cultural Festival

The 10th annual Latino Cultural Festival on Sunday at the Hillsboro Civic Center plaza was...

Could MLB team hop to new home in Hillsboro?

Could MLB team hop to new home in Hillsboro?

Lynn Lashbrook took his pursuit of major league baseball in Portland to another level on Monday....

End of an era: Skate World puts skids to rolling fun

End of an era: Skate World puts skids to rolling fun

On April 1, Skate World’s management made the public announcement that the rink would be...

Seed class and swap inspires new gardeners

Seed class and swap inspires new gardeners

A garden class and seed swap in North Plains last weekend brought together green thumbs and...

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April 25, 2014

District plans STEAM injection

by Kathy Fuller
Hillsboro School Board members want to go full STEAM ahead on funding science, technology, engineering, arts and math education. Board members Tuesday got a first glimpse of a 2014-15 budget…
April 25, 2014

Chamber scales back meetings

by Betty Campbell
Aimee Sukol, director of business development for the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce, announced last week that the frequency of Tanasbourne District meetings — previously held monthly — has been…
by: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: KATHY FULLER - Maika Janat heads the PDX office of event production company satis&fy, located on Northwest Cornelius Pass Road in Hillsboro.
April 25, 2014

Working to satisfy clients around the globe

by Kathy Fuller
In the fast-paced, high tech world of corporate events planning, sometimes it just boils down to knitting a sock. At Satis&fy, a global events company with a relatively new branch in Hillsboro,…
April 25, 2014

Police Log

by Stephanie Haugen
April 13 At Target in the 18100 block of N.W. Evergreen Parkway, a man set down his cell phone to pick up his crying child and his cell phone was stolen. In the 200 block of S.E. 18th Avenue, a…
by: COURTESY PHOTO: JENNIFER NELSON - At B Street Farm in Forest Grove, gardeners use mulch and permaculture in the garden to protect soil health and stop erosion.
April 25, 2014

Root of the matter: weeds worsen erosion

by Jennifer Nelson
Most people think of the Tualatin Soil & Water Conservation District’s work as mainly involving planting of native trees and large shrubs to cool water, trap sediment, filter runoff and provide…
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April 25, 2014

'Violent, dangerous' sex offender housed in Hillsboro

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Juan Carlos Ortiz, a designated sexually violent and dangerous offender, is on post-prison supervision for assault, attempted rape and kidnapping. Ortiz, 29, was released from Two Rivers…
April 25, 2014

Hops extend Major League Baseball affiliation

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Hillsboro Hops officials announced last week the team has extended its affiliation with Major League Baseball’s Arizona Diamondbacks through the 2016 season. The Hops have been a Diamondbacks…
April 25, 2014

Motorcycle accident claims life

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Deputies with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a fatal motorcycle accident that occurred last week in Sherwood. Around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, Martin Ellis, 57,…
by: NEWS-TIMES PHOTOS: CHASE ALLGOOD - Monserrat Garcia (left) works on a bear mask, while Elsie Bran (right) adds detail to her Minnie Mouse mask during an art literacy lesson at Free Orchards Elementary School.
April 25, 2014

Free art program comes to Free Orchards

by Gloria Hatrick
Elementary school lets students create When Nancy Upton and Kim Harrington put their heads together, they found a way to make the Tuesday Art Club a reality at Free Orchards Elementary School in…
April 25, 2014

Want better plants? Know your soil

by Denise Ruttan
If you want to grow better plants, you first need to understand the texture of your soil. “The texture of a soil is its proportion of sand, silt and clay,” said James Cassidy, a soils instructor…

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Apr 25, 2014

Aloha contractor fined, barred

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An Aloha company will pay 17 employees $65,000 and face a three-year debarment in a settlement reached with the Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries (BOLI) last week. The agreement also directs…
Apr 25, 2014

Meeting on two-way streets proposal planned for April 28

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The city of Hillsboro will host a public meeting on the proposed conversion of streets in downtown Hillsboro from one-way to two-way Monday, April 28. Hillsboro City Manager Michael Brown said…
Apr 24, 2014

Council casts symbolic vote on Gems' license

by Doug Burkhardt
Usually liquor license applications don’t come directly before the Hillsboro City Council for an up or down vote. Instead, they are routinely handled as part of the consent agenda. That changed…
Apr 24, 2014

Hillsboro issues 'consumer alert' on insurance letters

by Doug Burkhardt
Solicitations not coming from city, officials caution Although it’s not being categorized as a scam, Hillsboro Water Department officials are warning customers that letters encouraging residents…
Apr 20, 2014

Allen hoping to serve on Hillsboro City Council

by Betty Campbell
Hillsboro City Council candidate Kyle Allen wants to keep government service simple. “We should get back to basics,” said Allen, who is running in Ward 2. “Basic fundamental services and basic…
Apr 20, 2014

Police Log

by Stephanie Haugen
April 2 A victim reported their Social Security number fraudulently used to file taxes. April 3 In the 20700 block of N.W. Tennyson Lane, a bike was stolen. In the 700 block of N.W. Fieldcrest…
Apr 20, 2014

Hillsboro plans open house on new service fees

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The city has scheduled an April 24 open house to discuss a planned increase in fees for utility services. A service delivery study was recently undertaken to assess the costs to provide services…
Apr 20, 2014

School Notes

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City slates April 23 open house near school City of Hillsboro public works staff will be on hand from 5 to 7 p.m. April 23 at W.L. Henry Elementary School to share information and answer…
by: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: DOUG BURKHARDT - A makeshift memorial stands on 18th Avenue in Forest Grove, where J.T. Mercado-Nuno was struck by an SUV and killed April 9 as he was helping to unload a lawnmower from a truck.
Apr 21, 2014

Hillsboro man dies near Forest Grove school

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Angela Johnston had just finished a cigarette on the stoop of her 18th Avenue home in Forest Grove when she heard a crash and turned to see a man lying in the street beneath the wheels of a…
Apr 21, 2014

Community Action celebrates 16 years

by Nadine Colb
The Community Action Celebration of Spirit Gala was held April 4 at the Oregon Zoo. The event, now in its 16th year, was created as a way for Hillsboro-based nonprofit Community Action to…




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