City tees up new park

City tees up new park

Where golf balls once flew, shovels will instead be flying next year as workers plant trees and...

Jackson Elementary fetes Chinese New Year in style

Jackson Elementary fetes Chinese New Year in style

Jackson Elementary School students celebrated Chinese New Year the traditional way last week,...

Bag&Baggage, Hillsboro explore purchase of Wells Fargo building

Bag&Baggage, Hillsboro explore purchase of Wells Fargo building

The city of Hillsboro and Bag&Baggage Productions are exploring the feasibility of turning the...

Longtime councilor launches mayoral bid

Longtime councilor launches mayoral bid

Aron Carleson names transit, education, growth as primary issues Term limits kept longtime...

Session hones in on possible cancer connection

Session hones in on possible cancer connection

Intel appears to have a great deal of work to do as the company attempts to assure residents of...


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Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - STEVEN DOUGLAS ROCKETT
February 27, 2015

Jurors hear about Facebook messages, hidden cameras in sex abuse…

by Betty Campbell
State’s exhibit number three took the forefront of testimony in the case against Steven Douglas Rockett Friday in the Hillsboro courtroom of Judge Andrew W. Erwin. Rockett, 46, a Forest Grove…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO: STEVEN HALPERN - American Bitterns, such as this one spotted at Killin Wetlands near Banks, are solitary birds that draw bird watchers to the area.
February 27, 2015

Wetlands discussion brings ideas to table

by Stephanie Haugen
Viewing platforms, events space, public art, wildlife — the stuff of outdoor enthusiasts’ dreams might become a reality near Banks, where about 40 people gathered last Wednesday, Feb. 18, to…
February 27, 2015

Physical therapist joins practice

by Staff
Impact Physical Therapy owner Kent Bond has hired Sam Schroetke as the newest physical therapist on the staff of his Hillsboro practice. A former personal trainer, martial arts instructor and…
February 27, 2015

Knight cancer center gives $50,000 giftto Virginia Garcia

by (none)
The Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation and Health Center was recently awarded $50,000 from the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute to increase colorectal screening for low-income Latinos who receive…
February 27, 2015

Police Log

by Stephanie Haugen
Feb. 15 A woman found a new 250-pound generator in her backyard in the 600 block of S.E. 73rd Avenue. n An unlocked vehicle in the 800 block of N.E. Caden Street was entered overnight and a…
February 27, 2015

Pedestrian killed trying to cross TV Highway

by Doug Burkhardt
A 34-year-old Hillsboro woman was struck and killed by a minivan while crossing Tualatin Valley Highway at around 8 p.m. Saturday. The deceased pedestrian was identified as Jamey C. Haines of…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Nathan and Laurie Van Roekel were honored Feb. 10 for saving the life of Troy Van Roekel.
February 27, 2015

Wife, son honored for saving life of North Plains man

by Jim Redden
The life of a North Plains father who went into cardiac arrest while doing chores on his family’s farm was saved by the quick action of his wife and son. When Troy Van Roekel collapsed on Jan.…
February 27, 2015

Aloha man dies in motorcycle wreck

by (none)
An Aloha man died in a motorcycle crash Tuesday evening, Feb. 24, after losing control while driving on Southwest River Road. The driver, identified by Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO)…
February 27, 2015

Man accused of shooting up Aloha neighborhood

by (none)
Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a man Tuesday afternoon after he reportedly shot a gun in his house and in his neighborhood. Deputies were called to the 20100 block of…
Photo Credit: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Fernando Rodriguez performed a monologue for Sundays audience at M&M Marketplace. Talent scouts from EstrellaTV were in town searching for the next stars to appear on the show Tengo talento, mucho talento.
February 27, 2015

Mucho TALENTO

by Kathy Fuller
M&M Marketplace hosts auditions for popular EstrellaTV show

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Feb 27, 2015

Forum set on Smarter Balanced assessments

by Kathy Fuller
Hillsboro School District will host the Washington County Smarter Balanced Assessments Informational Forum on Monday, March 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Hillsboro High School, 3285 S.E. Rood…
Photo Credit: COURTESY GRAPHIC - This rendering is one of three options for a new wayfinding system for Hillsboro. The city is taking public input before deciding on a finalized version.
Feb 27, 2015

System to point the way around city

by Kathy Fuller
A well-designed “wayfinding” system could be the glue that binds the far-reaching areas of the city together. Hillsboro officials are working on plans to design a way to make the city more…
Feb 27, 2015

Bright idea brings bulb and battery store to city

by (none)
Batteries Plus Bulbs, a franchise focused on the expanding battery and light bulb replacement markets, has opened a new store in Hillsboro. The store is located at 2505 N.W. Town Center Dr. in…
Photo Credit: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: DOUG BURKHARDT - Students from the Mooberry Elementary School girls engineering club demonstrate their Rube Goldberg device for members of the Hillsboro City Council. Left to right are Daisy Ixcolin-Pontaza, Mackenzie Kilpatrick and Jordan Thielke. Rube Goldberg was an American inventor and engineer whose whimsical devices used complicated chain reactions to perform simple tasks.
Feb 27, 2015

Engineering excitement

by Kathy Fuller
Feb 25, 2015

Kindergarten registration starts Monday

by Kathy Fuller
Hillsboro kindergarten moves to full-day next school year Hillsboro School District is joining districts across the state in offering full-day kindergarten this fall. Kindergarten enrollment…
Feb 27, 2015

Citizens press DEQ on air permit application

by Kathy Fuller
Intel wants to double air contaminant limits Many questions remain to be answered to satisfy the public’s concern over Intel Corporation’s air emissions at its Aloha and Ronler Acres chip…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF THE OREGON STATE ARCHIVES - The preamble to the Oregon Constitution is part of the historic document that needs vital repairs.
Feb 25, 2015

Schoolchildren asked to help restore Oregon Constitution document

by Shasta Kearns Moore
A $60,000 campaign would restore and permanently display the 158-year-old document To address a longtime funding shortage, the Oregon secretary of state's office has issued a challenge to…
Photo Credit: WASHINGTON COUNTY FIRE DISRICT - Nathan and Laurie Van Roekel were honored for their quick actions on Feb. 10.
Feb 23, 2015

Father saved by wife and son by CPR

by Jim Redden
The life of a North Plains father who went into cardiac arrest while doing chores on his family's farm was saved by the quick action of his wife and son. When Troy Van Roekel collapsed on Jan.…
Feb 22, 2015

Female pedestrian dies crossing TV Highway

by Jim Redden
A 33-year-old woman was struck and killed by a minivan while crossing Tualatin Valley Highway on Saturday evening. The name of the victim was not immediately released. The female driver stopped…
Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: NANCY TOWNSLEY - Joseph Gale Elementary Principal Gretchen Schlag talks to television reporters about additional security measures after a man entered the Forest Grove school Thursday and picked up -- then put down -- a third-grade boy.
Feb 20, 2015

Principal praises staff for quick action in Forest Grove…

by Nancy Townsley
Less than 24 hours after a 29-year-old man entered Joseph Gale Elementary School, walked upstairs to teacher Sienna Garrett’s third-grade classroom and picked up a 9-year-old student, Principal…




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