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CPAH gets families ready for school with backpack giveaway

CPAH gets families ready for school with backpack giveaway

A line of people stretched out the doors of Greenburg Oaks’ community room on Monday, as...

All in a  day's work for Tigard parks workers

All in a day's work for Tigard parks workers

Crews tame viney invaders at Dirksen Nature Park There’s something sinister going on in...

Tigard-area church offers music to lift the soul and heart of Beaverton writer

Tigard-area church offers music to lift the soul and heart of Beaverton writer

Meadow Springs Community Church grants woman's wish to hear her songs performed. Last Sunday was...

City to move Ash Avenue Dog Park

City to move Ash Avenue Dog Park

Tigard officials plan to build apartment complex on park site. Park to be moved across the...

It's take a book, leave a book at little libraries across town

It's take a book, leave a book at little libraries across town

Tigard and Tualatin are latest to launch Little Free Libraries, small book boxes in neighborhoods...

Challenger emerges in race for Tualatin mayor

Challenger emerges in race for Tualatin mayor

Jan Giunta steps up to challenge Mayor Lou Ogden for Tualatin's top job Jan Giunta never had...

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Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Erik Gottschalk, vice president of operations at Pacific Natural Foods, guides a tour of the companys Tualatin Plant where soy beans are ground up and blending stations are located.
August 28, 2014

Company maximizes sustainability practices

by Caitlin Feldman
Pacific Natural Foods pulls out all the stops in effort to minimize waste Sustainability has a broad definition. Depending on who you talk to, recycling and composting might be the bottom line.…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Fifteen students attended a 'wearable tech' workshop at Portland Community College's Sylvania campus last week, where they learned how to combine clothing and accessories with technology.
August 28, 2014

Students learn about attainable technology

by Caitlin Feldman
15 students learn to combine technology and fashion in a PCC Sylvania workshop Engineers. Programmers. Designers. Creators of products. Makers of things. Inventors of solutions. These are a few…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO: JASON BARKER - Jason Barker brews beer made from purified sewage effluent mixed with Tualatin River water in his cramped Hillsboro garage, near a refrigerator bearing the bumpersticker I Brew, Therefore I Am.
August 28, 2014

Never fear, river beer is crystal clear

by Kendra Hogue
Judges to taste brewers' concoctions made from former sewage effluent Portland-area beer drinkers rarely bat an eye at the unorthodox flavors dreamed up by local home brewers. Chocolate Stout?…
August 28, 2014

Political hopefuls crowd Sherwood ballot

by Ray Pitz
Two file for mayor and 11 candidates eye council seats Two Sherwood city councilors are running for mayor. They are joined by 11 candidates who hope to secure one of three available seats on the…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Construction has begun along Oleson Road for the new Scandinavian American Cultural Center in Garden Home.
August 28, 2014

Project replaces Scandinavian Foundation cottage with cultural…

by Shannon O. Wells
Garden Home facility to double space for special events Those used to seeing the old cottage housing the Scandinavian Heritage Foundation headquarters on Southwest Oleson Road may be alarmed by…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - By fall 2016, a new boat launch at Farmington Road and River Road will provide paddlers with a new entry point along the Tualatin River.
August 28, 2014

Accessing the Tualatin River launch by launch

by Caitlin Feldman
Metro secures grant to build new boat launch at Farmington and River roads by fall 2016 The Tualatin River is defined by meandering waters, quiet wildlife and whispering woods. Flanked in spots…
August 28, 2014

NerdWallet.com lists Sherwood as No. 6 on list 'cities on the…

by Ray Pitz
Sherwood has once again made a list highlighting its virtues, landing in a top-10 listing of Oregon “cities on the rise,” according to NerdWallet.com. The personal finance website places…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Buddy, a 6-year-old daschund, announced on Tuesday that he was running as a write-in candidate for Tualatin mayor.
August 26, 2014

Tualatin mayor's race faces 'ruff' challenger

by Geoff Pursinger
A dog is running for mayor of Tualatin. Yes, you read that correctly. In an email statement released Tuesday, a 6-year-old dachshund named Buddy announced his candidacy for the mayor’s race in…
August 21, 2014

Escalator severs toddler's finger at Washington Square mall

by Geoff Pursinger
Authorities discovered a faulty safety switch on an escalator at Washington Square mall, which severed a 2-year-old boy’s fingers last week, but say it likely had little to do with the accident.…
Tigard Mayor John L. Cook takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
August 21, 2014

Tigard Mayor takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

by Geoff Pursinger
Tigard Mayor John L. Cook took a few minutes out of his vacation, Thursday, to take the Ice Bucket Challenge, the viral marketing campaign to raise money to cure Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis,…

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Aug 21, 2014

Police investigate Tigard stabbing

by Geoff Pursinger
Tigard Police are investigating after two men were stabbed at an apartment complex early Wednesday morning. At about 3:30 a.m., Aug. 20, police were called to Park Place Apartments, 11555 S.W.…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Protestors march near the new Walmart on Southwest Dartmouth Street. The supercenter opened on Wednesday, despite opposition from groups like Tigard First!
Aug 21, 2014

Protesters hold 'race to the bottom'

by Geoff Pursinger
Tigard First lost battle, but members say fight to keep big-box stores out continues Steve Bintliff is a man of his word. Days after the 138,000-square-foot Walmart supercenter opened on…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO BY LISA LEVAN - Jessica Martin first fell in love with acting on the stage at Tualatin High School. Ten years after graduating, she is still pursuing her dream.
Aug 21, 2014

Tualatin grad finds herself on stage

by Caitlin Feldman
TuHS alumna Jessica Martin pursues acting career from Seattle to Los Angeles. When she heard them call her name, it was like a dream. They must have gotten it wrong. Wasn’t it supposed to be…
Aug 21, 2014

Don't fall for telephone scam targeting taxpayers

by The Times
After recent reports of callers fraudulently identifying themselves as collection agents, the Oregon Department of Revenue is reminding taxpayers to take measures to protect their personal…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - A Medical Teams International staffer talks about Ebola transmission in Monrovia, Liberias capital.
Aug 21, 2014

Medical Teams Internatonal battles Ebola in West Africa

by Geoff Pursinger
Donations saught to help prevent spread of deadly virus The deadliest outbreak of Ebola in human history is ravaging West Africa, and one Tigard group stepped up to help. Medical Teams…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: JOHN LIVINGSTONE - 'Coronation Breakfast,' a picture John Livingstone took of two men watching Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth IIs coronation in June 1953, brought him royal recognition this past spring with a complimentary letter directly from Buckingham Palace.
Aug 21, 2014

Picture fit for a Queen

by Shannon O. Wells
Queen Elizabeth praises Tigard photographer for shot on coronation day, 1953 In 1953, when John Livingstone revisited an old pub in Swanage, England, that he frequented while a U.S. soldier in…
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Aug 18, 2014

Four vie for Tigard City Council positions

by Geoff Pursinger
Thing are heating up in this fall’s race for Tigard City Council. With Monday's filing deadline for City Council candidates passed, four people have thrown their hat into the ring to fill two…
Firefighters will be on the streets this month collecting donations for MDA during the annual 'Fill the Boot' fundraiser. Firefighters will be at Bridgeport Village this Friday and Saturday.
Aug 15, 2014

Fill the Boot returns to Bridgeport

by Geoff Pursinger
Firefighters will be at Bridgeport Village on Friday and Saturday for the annual “Fill the Boot” fundraiser to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue crews for…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - A fire involving a forklift fuel tank and propane storage tank took TVF&R crews an hour to contain and put out. An investigator is looking into the cause and damages.
Aug 15, 2014

Update: Fire at Oregon Sandblasting causes $23,000 in damages

by Caitlin Feldman
Investigation reveals static electricity discharge was likely cause A static electricity discharge is the likely culprit that sparked a fire early Friday morning at Oregon Sandblasting and…
Mia Barlett, who runs the Oregon Human Development Corp's YouthSource program in Metzger, accepts a a $1,000 grant from Walmart, which opened its doors on Aug. 13. The store awarded thousands of dollars to local charities and programs across the Portland area.
Aug 21, 2014

Walmart awards $164,000 to local nonprofits

by Geoff Pursinger
When the two new Walmart superstores opened in Tigard and Sherwood this week, shoppers from all across the region flocked to the locations, hoping to save a few bucks on everything from…



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